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Brickmaking/laying Educator (40177)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Bougainville Short Term (3-months)

Share your brickmaking and laying experience with the Bougainville Education Department, to strengthen the technical skills of vocational instructors and improve course curriculum.   Working closely with Technical and Vocational Education and Training staff (TVET), the... View full listing

Business Adviser (40157)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1-2 years)

Support Ba Futuru to develop, deliver and model economic empowerment initiatives.  Ba Futuru is currently running an economic empowerment project which follows on from its previous conflict prevention work and aims to help women... View full listing

Business Development & Marketing Adviser, (40175)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Solomon Islands Short Term (3-months)

Assist Pasifiki Services Limited (PSL) to create a clear and achievable strategic plan that supports financial stability and growth within the Solomon Islands recruitment market.  Working collaboratively within a small team, you will... View full listing

Business Development Adviser - Shipyard (40201)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1-year )

Assist the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) determine the commercial viability of the Taroniara Shipyard to enhance income generation. With a dual-focus, the Business Development Adviser will undertake an assessment of the shipyard and... View full listing

Communications Adviser - Audio Visual (40172)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Bougainville Long Term (1-year)

Share your skills and help New Dawn FM to produce quality audio-visual programming that supports open and informed discussion of political and social issues in Bougainville. Primarily, the Communications Adviser will provide training and mentoring to... View full listing

Doctor (3537)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1 year)

Share your skills and support St Mary’s Hospital to provide health services that meet the needs of residents in East New Britain. Working closely with existing medical staff, the doctor will provide support to... View full listing

English Language Adviser (40030)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (2-years)

Assist the Dili Institute of Technology staff 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... View full listing

Farm Business Adviser (3502)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (2-years)

Make a lasting impact that can lead to commercial success for farming communities. Work with the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) to improve farming technologies.   NARI require a skilled Farm Business Adviser to... View full listing

Food Product Development Adviser (40085)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Tonga Short Term (6-months)

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... View full listing

Gender Governance Specialist (40168)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Fiji Long Term (1-year)

Work with the UNDP Fiji Multi-Country Office to enhance gender mainstreaming in the Pacific, by providing technical advice and advocacy regarding Women in Politics. With a major focus on increasing women’s participation in decision-making,... View full listing

Horticulture Business Development Adviser (40832)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Cambodia Long Term (2-years)

Help farmers in rural Cambodia maximise the value of their crops through improved organisational coordination and marketing. By sharing your business development and marketing experience, you will play a vital role in creating linkages... View full listing

ICT Adviser (40112)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Tonga Short Term (6-months)

Revitalise ICT throughout the Ocean of Light International School and make a lasting impact to the education outcomes of students in Tonga. This community-focused school needs help to improve ICT resources and systems that... View full listing

Lab Technologist (40821)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1-year)

Help improve food security and sustainable fisheries management in PNG by establishing quality laboratory services at the National Fisheries College. In this hands-on assignment, you will assist staff to set-up laboratory equipment and perform... View full listing

Lecturer - Animal Science (3501)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Papua New Guinea 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... View full listing

Legal Adviser (40826)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (2-years)

Apply your legal skills to strengthen the legal mandate and legislative capability of the Solomon Islands Statistics Office (SINSO). A recent review of statistics legislation and data sharing capacity in Solomon Islands has highlighted... View full listing

Legal Adviser (40835)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Solomon Islands 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... View full listing

Legal Mentor (40094)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Bougainville Long Term (1-year)

Share your legal expertise with the Department of Police, Corrective Services and Justice to support a safe, secure and free Bougainville. The Legal Mentor will provide coaching to Department staff, in order to address... View full listing

Marketing Adviser (Community Sanitation) (40189)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (2-years)

Work with World Vision Solomon Islands to improve safe and sustainable sanitation practices, through effective sanitation marketing. Only 60% of Solomon Islands’ total population of around 500,000 have access to clean water, and only... View full listing

Multimedia Adviser (40149)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1-year)

Work with the National Fisheries College to maximise the potential of their new event space by establishing a Media and Communications Centre. The college has recently built a new auditorium/amphitheatre and they now require... View full listing

Nursing Practitioner Adviser (40124)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1-year)

Work with the Valoka Health Centre and the St Mary’s School of Nursing to strengthen the capacity of medical services and contribute to the development of students, professional nurses and midwives. The diocese is... View full listing

Plumber (40176)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Kiribati Short Term (6-months)

Apply your technical skills to help improve the drinking water supply of communities on Kiritimati Island. The volunteer will assist Water and Sanitation Division staff to address leaks and wastage to increase the sustainability... View full listing

Policy & Procedure Adviser (40205)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1-year)

Work with Live & Learn Solomon Islands (LLSI) and utilise your skills to support community development by strengthening organisational policies and procedures. The Policy and Procedure Adviser will work alongside highly experienced community development... View full listing

Project Management Adviser (40820)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Bougainville Long Term (1-year)

Apply your project management skills to support United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) peacebuilding operations in Bougainville. The Project Management Adviser, will help coordinate planning, rollout and monitoring of the Bougainville Peacebuilding Fund*.  In this dynamic... View full listing

Property Development and Management Adviser (40190)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1-year)

Help transform an under-utilised portfolio into strong investment opportunities - allow the church to continue their good works throughout Melanesia. The Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM’s) needs the help of an experienced Property Development... View full listing

Qualifications Policy Adviser (40819)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Vanuatu Long Term (18 months)

Use your skills to empower others to improve quality post-school education in Vanuatu. The Vanuatu Qualifications Authority (VQA) needs a skilled volunteer to help them strengthen quality assurance and compliance services in post-school education... View full listing

Quantity Surveyor Adviser (3474)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1-year)

Share your skills with the Project Implementation Division of the Solomon Islands government and help strengthen infrastructure projects throughout the provinces. The Division is currently implementing a range of infrastructure projects including fishery centres,... View full listing

Records Management Adviser (40167)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Tonga Long Term (1-year )

Assist Ministry of Justice staff to improve monitoring, cataloguing and archiving procedures to effectively manage national legal documentation and library resources. The Adviser will work closely with Supreme Court staff to develop organised systems... View full listing

Road Transport Board Adviser (40166)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Solomon Islands Short Term (6-months)

Support the Road Transport Board to improve traffic conditions in Honiara, through the review, design and implementation of effective road transport policies and systems. The volunteer will assist the RTB to design and implement road... View full listing

Road Works Adviser (3228)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Solomon Islands 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... View full listing

Small Business Adviser (40055)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (2-years)

Assist the Nazareth Foundation to develop small business initiatives that support and provide employment for people with disabilities. The Small Business Adviser will work closely with Nazareth Foundation Staff, and will build their capacity... View full listing

Ultrasound Trainer (40143)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Vanuatu Short Term (6-weeks)

Assist staff at Vanuatu Family Health Association (VFHA) in Luganville to use the clinic’s ultrasound equipment to diagnose patients with confidence. This assignment follows from the recent donation of ultrasound equipment to the VFHA... View full listing

Urban Landscaper (40130)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1-year)

Support Solo Enviro Beautification (SEB) to enhance Honiara’s landscape through the development of urban landscape designs. The Urban Landscaping designer will train and mentor SEB staff to produce designs and gardens suitable for an... View full listing

Urban WASH Project Adviser (40127)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1-year)

Support World Vision to address poor water, sanitation and hygiene conditions and improve the health of households in Hanuabada. This assignment aims to improve solid waste management, connect households to reliable, cost-recovered safe water, drive... View full listing

Veterinarian (40138)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Samoa Long Term (1-year)

Support the Animal Protection Society (APS) to provide quality companion animal veterinary services and animal welfare education in Samoa. Building on the work of the previous VSA Veterinarian Adviser, the volunteer will work with... View full listing

Water and Sanitation Adviser (40145)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (2-years)

Support World Vision Timor-Leste to improve the health of children in Bacau District through increased access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities. Working with World Vision staff and targeted communities to implement the... View full listing

Web Development Adviser (3487)

Closing 5 Feb 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1-year)

Work with the Forest Management & Product Certification Service (FORCERT) to develop a web presence that generates interest and funding to enable community development. The Web Development Adviser will work closely with relevant FORCERT... View full listing

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