Overseas Community Engagement Adviser – Tonga
Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.
Mai e Nima is a healthy living campaign that promotes and encourages children to eat fruit and vegetables in Tonga. In October 2018 it formed a partnership with Tonga National Rugby League (NRL) giving it mandate to expand to all government primary schools.
Since aligning with NRL and with support from a VSA volunteer, Mai E Nima has gone through a rapid period of growth. The programme now finds itself in a position where it has a strong base of lessons, new resources for teachers, and a team of young presenters.
In this assignment you’ll build upon the previous volunteer’s work and support the Mai E Nima team to confidently deliver its programme. You will also help identify and engage key members of the community to ensure Mai E Nima’s messages are embedded in to daily life following delivery of the programme.
This is an exciting role if you have a background in health promotion, strong community engagement skills, and want to play a key role in the fight against non-communicable diseases in Tonga!
Experience required for this assignment:
– A relevant degree such as health science, health promotion, public health (or equivalent professional experience)
– Experience in a community development and/or engagement role
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Experience establishing and maintaining relationships with a variety of stakeholders
– Data analysis skills
– This is an 18-24 month assignment based in Tonga.
About volunteering with VSA
VSA is New Zealand’s largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development.
We cover living allowances, accommodation and utilities. Travel, visas, insurance and medical costs are organised and funded by VSA.
Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.
If current VSA assignments don’t suit your skills and experience you can register your interest with us and we’ll let you know when something in your field is available.
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