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Adult Literacy and Numeracy Officer (40939)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Vanuatu Long Term (2-years)

Inspire teaching staff to improve support literacy and numeracy in adult agriculture students. Vanuatu Agriculture College (VAC) needs a talented volunteer to upskill their training staff and help ensure students graduate with improved opportunities... View full listing

Advocacy and Communications Officer (40952)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (9 to 12 months)

Use your advocacy experience to achieve better health outcomes for communities by working alongside World Vision PNG to address poor water and sanitation conditions. In this hands-on assignment you will work closely with... View full listing

Agriculture Adviser (40818)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1 Year)

Mentor local Oxfam staff to help farmers learn best-practice agriculture techniques, and improve sustainable production and income security. Oxfam Timor-Leste are seeking a volunteer with expertise in agriculture* to help improve agricultural training methods and... View full listing

Agriculture Adviser (40935)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1-year)

Share your farming experience to help strengthen the skills and knowledge of agriculture trainers through the Claret Agriculture Program in Salele, Timor-Leste. The Claret Training Centre is a mid-level vocational skills school and a... View full listing

Air Traffic Control Adviser (40858)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (2-years)

Help establish positive control services at Honiara International Airport and Munda Airport, to improve air traffic control services. Air Traffic Services (ATS) Solomon Islands currently provides only flight information services, but the Ministry of Communications... View full listing

Business & Marketing Adviser (40891)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1 year)

Share your business and marketing expertise with an inspiring organisation and help generate income for rural women in Timor-Leste. HAFOTI works with over 200 women organised collectively to produce a range of goods from... View full listing

Business Development Adviser - Shipyard (40201)

Closing 1 Oct 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

Business Process Improvement Mentor (40894)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1-year)

Share your business acumen to help promote, train and support Timorese entrepreneurs and sustainable development. The Instituto De Apoio ao Dezenvolvimento Empresarial (IADE) has requested the support of a VSA volunteer to help... View full listing

Business Skills Trainer (40893)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1-year)

Utilise your business skills to develop and deliver business training courses and support economic development opportunities for Timorese. The Instituto De Apoio ao Dezenvolvimento Empresarial (IADE) provides business courses, coaching and counselling services to help... View full listing

Business Training Adviser (40921)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Samoa Long Term (1-year)

Share your business skills with trainers at the Small Business Enterprise Centre to enable confident delivery of business training tailored to the needs of local businesses. SBEC was recently approved accreditation by the... View full listing

Communications Adviser (40892)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (2-years)

Work alongside the Chamber of Commerce and Industry to build an effective communications plan. The Chamber is currently facing capacity constraints around communication and outreach. You will provide one-on-one mentoring and training to the... View full listing

Communications Adviser - Audio Visual (40172)

Closing 1 Oct 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

Concrete Block Layer/Maker (40177)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Bougainville Short Term (3-months)

Share your concrete block 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), you... View full listing

Curriculum Development Adviser (40943)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Vanuatu Long Term (10 to 12 months)

Assist the Torgil Provincial Institute of Vocational Training to deliver nationally recognised qualifications and better education outcomes for students. You will work with Course Trainers to produce learning resources including a student guide/workbook, a... View full listing

Doctor (3537)

Closing 1 Oct 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

Education Adviser (Research) - 40828

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1-year)

Provide leadership and support to the newly established St. Peter Chanel Catholic College of Secondary Teachers Education and make an impact on education in Papua New Guinea. Working closely with academic staff, you will provide leadership in... View full listing

Farm Business Adviser (3502)

Closing 1 Oct 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

Finance & Administration Adviser (Nursing School) (40933)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Bougainville Long Term (10-months)

Work alongside staff at the Arawa School of Nursing to strengthen financial management and records systems. In this assignment you will be assisting key staff to assess existing financial management and database systems/practices to... View full listing

Finance Mentor (40901)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (2-years)

Work with CC Business Solutions (CCBS) and use your financial expertise to up-skill finance officers. CC Business Solutions provides audit, financial management, and general business services to a range of organisations in both the... View full listing

Food Technologist (40895)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Bougainville Long Term (1-year / flexible arrangements*)

Share your technical knowledge and support Arawa Fresh Produce Ltd research the feasibility of increased agricultural produce in Bougainville. Established in 2016, Arawa Fresh Produce (AFP) is helping to connect coffee and pepper growers... View full listing

Horticultural Trainer (40838)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Samoa Long Term (1-year)

Use your horticulture experience to strengthen organic production systems and socio-economic development opportunities for small farming families. Many farmers in Samoa are in need of support to improve crop production of fruits, vegetables, and... View full listing

Horticulture Adviser (40818)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1 Year)

Mentor local Oxfam staff to help farmers learn best-practice agriculture techniques, and improve sustainable production and income security. Oxfam Timor-Leste are seeking a volunteer with expertise in agriculture* to help improve agricultural training methods and... View full listing

Human Resource Mentor (40926)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (18-24 months )

Work with CC Business Solutions and use your HR skills to improve the policies, procedures and practices of their partners across Timor-Leste. CC Business Solutions work with organisations from the public, private and non-profit... View full listing

Human Resources and Administration Adviser (40917)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1-2 years)

Help advance administration and human resources processes for the Honiara City Council (HCC) and make a difference to the effective management of the city. This challenging but rewarding role involves assessing the council’s administration... View full listing

Infrastructure Standards and Policy Adviser (Engineering) (40927)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Solomon Islands Short Term (6-months)

Help improve education infrastructure in Solomon Islands. VSA needs a qualified engineer who has experience in standards development to work with the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD). This assignment involves ensuring... View full listing

Lab Technologist (40821)

Closing 1 Oct 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 1 Oct 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, Solomon Islands (40826)

Closing 1 Oct 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

Literacy Programme Adviser (40928)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1 Year )

Help Save the Children improve access and quality of education for young people in the Solomon Islands. Save the Children (SC) Solomon Islands country office needs a talented Literacy Programme Adviser to help... View full listing

Mathematics Teaching Adviser (40922)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1 year)

Inspire others and help improve the quality of mathematics education for trainee maths teachers across the East New Britain. Papua New Guinea has a widespread low level of mathematics achievement which affects the numerical... View full listing

Media and Events Marketing Mentor (40064)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1-year )

Share your creative and events marketing skills with PixelAsia to strengthen their operational and strategic direction.  In 2016, PixelAsia organised a range of large–scale events including the project expo for European Union-funded projects, the Unilever... View full listing

Media Production Adviser (40938)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Vanuatu Long Term (2-years)

Use your skills to improve multimedia at Nesar Studios and inspire young people to engage in media production. Our partner organisation, Further Arts’ has requested the support of a VSA volunteer to help... View full listing

Multimedia Adviser (40149)

Closing 1 Oct 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

New Zealand Sign Language Interpreter (40898)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Vanuatu Long Term (1-year)

Support VSA's Deaf Issues and Development Adviser by providing interpretation services between the volunteer and all other stakeholders.  For almost a year, the VSA Sign Language Interpreter has been working alongside the VSA Deaf... View full listing

Nurse Adviser (40124)

Closing 1 Oct 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

Nursing School Education & Management Adviser (40932)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Bougainville Long Term (1-year)

Make an impact on nursing education in Bougainville by sharing your skills with the Arawa School of Nursing. Building on the work of the current VSA volunteer, you will help to strengthen professional... View full listing

Property Management and Development Adviser (40190)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1-year)

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

Quality Assurance Adviser (40904)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Tonga Long Term (2-years)

Use your quality management expertise in tertiary settings to improve systems at the Tupou Tertiary Institute. In 2009 the Tonga National Quality & Accreditation Board (TNQAB) was established to ensure that tertiary education providers... View full listing

Special Education Adviser (40915)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1-year)

Share your skills with Callan Services and help deliver better education services to children with disabilities.  In this rewarding assignment, you will be working alongside Callan staff to review existing education methodologies, tools and... View full listing

Technical and Production Adviser (40889)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Samoa Long Term (1-year)

Apply your technical skills to improve organisational capacity and technical understanding at a new agro-processing facility. Women in Business Development Inc (WIBDI) aims to become a self-sufficient social enterprise dedicated to supporting the socio-economic development... View full listing

TESOL Adviser (40925), VATSS

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1 year)

Inspire others and help enhance English language education at Vunabosco Agro Technical Secondary School (VATSS). VATSS is proud to be an inclusive secondary school offering a second chance to over 500 day and... View full listing

TESOL Adviser, 40848

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (2 years)

Strengthen TESOL capability and programmes at the ICFP teacher training college and enhance education across communities Instituto Católico Para a Formação de Professores (ICFP) established in 2000 is the main institute offering the Bachelor of... View full listing

Tourism & Hospitality Trainer (40912)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1 to 2 years (flexible))

Apply your hospitality skills at the newly established Institute of Tourism and Hospitality and help prepare students for work within the Solomon Islands tourism sector. In this dynamic assignment, you will work with... View full listing

Urban Landscaper (40130)

Closing 1 Oct 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

Website Developer (Community Forestry Project) (3487)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Papua New Guinea Short Term (4 - 6 months)

Work with the Forest Management & Product Certification Service (FORCERT) to develop a web presence that generates interest and funding to enable community development. Working closely with relevant FORCERT staff you will help... View full listing

Women’s Economic Empowerment Adviser (40931)

Closing 1 Oct 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (2-years)

Work with UN Women and help invigorate the Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) programme and deliver improved outcomes for women and girls in Timor-Leste. In this dynamic assignment you will assist to strengthen the WEE... View full listing

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