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Closing 6 Mar 2016

Fruit Tree Adviser, Niue (40028)


Partnerships Programme Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to increase the number and quality of fruit trees in Niue. The Government of Niue has identified the need to promote local food production in... View full listing

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Tourism Adviser (Research and Development) (40098)


Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support the Regional Secretariat for Community Based Tourism to strengthen sustainable community tourism in Oe-Cusse Ambeno. For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer with: Experience working in tourism Knowledge of planning, monitoring and... View full listing


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Fruit Tree Adviser, Niue (40028)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Partnerships Programme Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to increase the number and quality of fruit trees in Niue. The Government of Niue has identified the need to promote local food production in...
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Tourism Adviser (Research and Development) (40098)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support the Regional Secretariat for Community Based Tourism to strengthen sustainable community tourism in Oe-Cusse Ambeno. For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer with: Experience working in tourism Knowledge of planning, monitoring and...
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Business Administration Adviser (40128)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Samoa Economic Development Short Term (4-6 months)

Work with the Lalomalava Village Development Trust (LDT) and the Poutasi Development Trust (PDT) to improve business administration systems that ensure garden businesses develop as sustainable social enterprises.  PDT is an emerging small enterprise...
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Lecturer - Animal Science (3501)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Papua New Guinea Education Short Term (6+ months)

Support staff at PNG University of Natural Resources and Environment (UNRE) to provide quality teaching programmes to students.  The Lecturer – Animal Sciences will be reviewing the animal science and animal production programmes at...
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Doctor (3537)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Papua New Guinea Health Long Term (1 year)

Support St Mary’s Hospital to provide health services that meet the needs of residents in East New Britain. The doctor will provide support to staff at the hospital through the provision of clinical...
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Farm Business Adviser (3502)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support the National Agricultural Research Institute to improve farming technologies. The volunteer will implement a business plan for the NARI regional centres that will allow the centres to increase income generating farming activities. The...
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Agriculture Resource Centre Management Adviser (3513)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with Ramoaina Technical High School to the growth of a range of food crops that are resilient to the effects of climate change and support local communities. This has involved the construction...
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Pearl Artisan Trainer (3457)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Tonga Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support the development of the pearl industry in Tonga through the production of a diverse range of quality pearl products. Pearl farming has been identified as having the potential to be one of Tonga’s...
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Food Product Development Adviser (40085)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Tonga Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

 Support the Nishi Trading Foundation to improve agricultural supply chains and add value to agricultural products. The Food Product Development adviser will support the Nishi Trading Foundation to identify local produce that is suitable for...
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Legal Adviser(s) (40049)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Solomon Islands Governance Long Term (2 years)

Work with the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) to support provincial government systems and good governance through the provision of legal services. The Legal Adviser(s) will provide advice and assistance to ensure...
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Network/Systems Adviser (3036)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Bougainville Governance Long Term (2 years)

Work with the staff of the Division of Communications and Media to build the capacity of the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) website and establish an intranet for its various divisions. This assignment is designed...
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Landscaping Adviser (3480)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Samoa Environment Long Term (1 Year)

Work with the Samoa Tourisim Authority (STA) to increase the positive profile of Samoa as a safe tourism and conference destination. The Landscaper will assist in ensuring the public spaces on Upolu and Savai’i...
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Road Works Adviser (3228)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Solomon Islands Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Strengthen the labour-based contracting industry in the Solomon Islands to provide economic opportunities for rural communities. This role involves working with local labour-based contractors to improve their roading skills, and provide support in all areas...
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English Language Adviser (40030)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Timor-Leste Education Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Dili Institute of Technology to strengthen the delivery of English programmes. The Dili Institute of Technology has decided to move from Indonesian to English and Tetun as the languages of instruction for...
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Provincial Planning Adviser (40056)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Support the Sanma Provincial Government to improve planning process that facilitate economic development and service provision to rural populations.  The Planning Adviser will work with the Sanma Planning and Policy Division to improve organisational...
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Horticultural Management Adviser (3366)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Bougainville Economic Development Short Term (9 months)

Assist the Rotokas Fresh Produce Group to produce quality agricultural products to sell in markets around Bougainville. The Rotokas area produces high quality fresh produce and has a climatic and local advantage growing vegetables...
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Rehabilitation Programmes Adviser (40122)

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Bougainville Governance Short Term


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Web Development Adviser (3487)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Assist the Forest Management & Product Certification Service to make improvements to their website that generate increased interest and funding.  For this assignment we are looking for someone with: Experience designing and building...
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Social Business Adviser (40109)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support Empreza Di’ak to promote the development and growth of social businesses which lead to sustainable economic empowerment for the poor and vulnerable of Timor-Leste.  For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer with: ...
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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Adviser (40112)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Tonga Education Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Ocean of Light International School to improve information and communication technology resources and systems that support teaching and learning.  For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer with: Bachelor’s degree in...
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Automotive Trainer (40113)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Kiribati Education Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Kiribati Institute of Technology to improve the quality of automotive training. There is an urgent need for automotive lecturers to receive long-term mentoring and professional support. The volunteer will develop training plans...
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Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser (40053)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Bougainville Governance Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Bureau of Public Affairs, Media and Communications (the Bureau) effectively monitor and evaluate their programmes.  The Monitoring and Evaluation adviser will work closely with Bureau staff to develop a monitoring and evaluation...
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Construction Trainer (40117)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Kiribati Education Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Kiribati Institute of Technology to improve the quality of construction and carpentry training. There is an urgent need for carpentry/construction lecturers to receive long-term mentoring and professional support.The volunteer will develop...
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Planning Adviser (40017)

Closing 6 Mar 2016

Vanuatu Economic Development Short Term (6 months)

Work with Torba Provincial Government to facilitate the delivery of public services and grow revenue through improved planning processes. The Planning Adviser will assess the current capacity of Torba Provincial Planning Unit and Torba...
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