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Featured Positions

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Road Transport Board Adviser (40166)


Solomon Islands Governance 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

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Rural Agriculture and Development Adviser, Nepal (40163)


Partnerships Programme Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with Save the Children to implement the project: “Improving the lives of children in Udayapur Nepal through livelihoods and social protection” (CLSP). The volunteer will work alongside the CLSP Project Coordinator to develop... View full listing

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Business Adviser (40157)


Timor-Leste Economic Development 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

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Nurse and Health Worker Educator (40161)


Bougainville Health Long Term (1 year)

Assist the Arawa School of Nursing to improve the standard of nursing education by providing effective training and mentoring for staff, supporting the implementation of curriculum, and assisting with the development of a... View full listing


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Road Transport Board Adviser (40166)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Solomon Islands Governance 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...
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Health Services and Nursing School Management Adviser (40160)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Bougainville Health Long Term (1 year )

Assist the Arawa Health Centre (AHC) and Arawa School of Nursing (SoN) to implement the Strategic Health Service Development Plan by developing systems and procedures that support effective organisational management. In this role the...
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Tourism Adviser (Research and Development) (40098)

Closing 12 Jun 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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Lecturer - Animal Science (3501)

Closing 12 Jun 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 12 Jun 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 12 Jun 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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Ultrasound Trainer (40143)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Vanuatu Health 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...
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Database and Information Management Adviser (40101)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Samoa Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Assist the Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) to effectively use client and business information to increase efficiency and its engagement with the private sector. The Volunteer will support the development of information management policies...
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Events Management and Marketing Coach (40064)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Support Pixelasia to provide international standard event management and audio visual services. The Events Management and Marketing Coach will work with staff to review existing event management processes, and will support the development of...
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Cultural Centre Oral Historian (40041)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Bougainville Community Development Short Term (6 months)

Work with Haus Stori to establish and promote an effective and efficient cultural centre. For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer with: Extensive experience collecting, recording and publishing oral histories Cataloguing and...
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Project Management Adviser, Vanuatu (40140)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Partnerships Programme Health Long Term (2 years)

Support ADRA Vanuatu to manage water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects independently. The volunteer will work closely with the WASH Project Manager and Programme Director to build capacity in project management including planning, implementation...
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Rural Agriculture and Development Adviser, Nepal (40163)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Partnerships Programme Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with Save the Children to implement the project: “Improving the lives of children in Udayapur Nepal through livelihoods and social protection” (CLSP). The volunteer will work alongside the CLSP Project Coordinator to develop...
View full listing

Business Adviser (40157)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Timor-Leste Economic Development 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...
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Veterinarian (40125)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Tonga Economic Development Short Term (4 months)

Support the Livestock Division of the Ministry of Food, Forestry and Fisheries to increase the welfare of animals in Tonga, and reduce the negative effects from animals on human health and the local...
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Agriculture Resource Centre Management Adviser (3513)

Closing 12 Jun 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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Management Adviser (40164)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Timor-Leste Governance Long Term (18-months)

Support Ba Futuru to implement their new strategic plan and create a nation free from violence by assisting staff to improve organisational management and leadership. The volunteer will work alongside managers and project coordinators...
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Network/Systems Adviser (3036)

Closing 12 Jun 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 12 Jun 2016

Samoa Environment Long Term (1 Year)

Work with the Samoa Tourism 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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English Language Adviser (40030)

Closing 12 Jun 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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Horticultural Management Adviser (3366)

Closing 12 Jun 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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Web Development Adviser (3487)

Closing 12 Jun 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 12 Jun 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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Automotive Trainer (40113)

Closing 12 Jun 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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Planning Adviser (40017)

Closing 12 Jun 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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Quantity Surveyor Adviser (3474)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Solomon Islands Long Term (1 year)

Support the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening with the implementation of infrastructure projects. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: A degree in Quantity Surveying with three years' work experience...
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Small Business Adviser (40055)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Timor-Leste Economic Development 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...
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Organisational Development Mentor (40103)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (1 year, with the option to extend by mutual agreement)

Work with Many Hands International (MHI) to strengthen operational and management capabilities that support professional and sustainable operations. MHI is seeking to increase the capacity of local staff with the aim of becoming increasingly...
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Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser (40053)

Closing 12 Jun 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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Agriculture Production Adviser (40126)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Tonga Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Support Tongan growers (GroFed) to increase the production of crops for export to New Zealand markets by strengthening production management and climate resilience strategies. The volunteer will develop a capacity building programme for GroFed...
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Nurse and Health Worker Educator (40161)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Bougainville Health Long Term (1 year)

Assist the Arawa School of Nursing to improve the standard of nursing education by providing effective training and mentoring for staff, supporting the implementation of curriculum, and assisting with the development of a...
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New Zealand Sign Language Interpreter (40165)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Vanuatu Long Term (1 year)

Support VSA's Sign Language Training Adviser by providing interpretation services between the volunteer and all other stakeholders.  A VSA volunteer has been selected for the role of Sign Language Training Adviser to facilitate capacity...
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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Adviser (40112)

Closing 12 Jun 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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Climate Change Adaption Adviser (40040)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Bougainville Community Development Short Term (9 months, with the possibility of extension by mutual agreement)

Support the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Bougainville Disaster Office with the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Atolls Project. The Climate Change Adaption Adviser will work with The Bougainville Disaster Office...
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Operations Management Adviser (40121)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Bougainville Community Development Long Term (One year)

Assist the Mabiri Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre (the Centre) to strengthen operations and management capacity. There are currently no gazetted facilities for juvenile offenders, male or female, in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARoB). Juvenile...
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Disaster Risk Reduction Officer (40123)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Vanuatu Community Development Long Term (2 years)

Support World Vision Vanuatu to better prepare communities and institutions in Sanma Province for disasters. For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer who has: Advanced degree in disaster risk reduction or...
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Business Development Adviser (40065)

Closing 12 Jun 2016

Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Support the Vinmavis Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (VOVCO) Co-operative to improve livelihoods for women and families through increased sales and revenue for members. The Business Development Adviser will focus on developing a range of...
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