Facilities Management Adviser (Pacific Games)

Closing Date: 14 February 2023

Category: Youth Engagement & Community Development

Change your scene and become a VSA Volunteer and share your experience, knowledge, and skills to transform the lives of many. Work with our partner organisation to create a fair future for all.

VSA will organise and fund, flights, visas, insurance, accommodation, living allowance and utilities while on assignment. 


About volunteering with VSA

VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We provide skilled Kiwi volunteers to support organisations in the Pacific and beyond through capacity building, both in country and virtually. 
  
Please note VSA Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.

Our Partner Organisation

The National Sports Council (NSC) of Solomon Islands was started by an act of Parliament in 1988. The purpose of the organisation is to foster and promote the development of sport and recreation in Solomon Islands; provide facilities for sport and physical recreation; conduct research and disseminate knowledge
and advice on matters relating to sport and physical recreation; and collaborate with external stakeholders to secure benefits from facilities, training and expertise offered. Currently NSC is working with other local stakeholders to prepare for the 2023 Pacific Games to be held in Solomon Islands - the largest sporting event in Solomon’s history.

Currently the organisation has six staff and is working towards recruiting staff into the different roles identified in preparation for the 2023 Pacific Games.
One of the departments within NSC is the Facilities Management Unit (FMU). The FMU is tasked with management and administration of all facilities that will be used during the 2023 Pacific Games.

Solomon Islands

Explore islands with natural white sandy beaches, a rich culture, and history. Spend time on the water with endless opportunities to experience the incredibly diverse marine wildlife. 

The Assignment

In this assignment the volunteer is to support the FMU to establish good practices and systems in facility management and operations. As this will be the first time one organisation has had responsibility over so many different sporting facilities in Solomon Islands, the FMU will require some mentoring of its staff to ensure the facilities are well managed, operated and maintained.

Experience the Solomon Islands

Explore islands with natural white sandy beaches, a rich culture, and history. Spend time on the water with endless opportunities to experience the incredibly diverse marine wildlife. 

The Volunteer

Are you someone who wants to make a difference, have a sense of adventure and like the challenge of being outside your comfort zone?  VSA Volunteers are technical experts who impart their skills and knowledge to the local community.  You will need to be flexible, adaptable, resourceful, resilient with a passion for Aotearoa and the wider Pacific community.

We are looking for a volunteer with:

  •  At least five years’ experience managing facility operations.
  •  Extensive experience in and knowledge of purchasing, supplies,               grounds keeping, and equipment maintenance and repair.
  •  Strong contract management and administration development capabilities.
  •  Experience developing and/or implementing facility booking systems.
Apply Now!
Please apply for this position on our website. For more information on this assignment email volunteer@vsa.org.nz

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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Full time volunteering opportunity in Solomon Islands
  • Flights, accommodation and other expenses covered by VSA
  • Get involved in the 2023 Pacific Games!

VSA covers flights, accommodation, insurance and some expenses. A living allowance is also provided.