Voluntary Records Management Adviser – Tonga
Volunteer Service Abroad covers cost while you are on assignment, including travel, accommodation, living allowance and more.
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 for record appraisal, sorting and preservation, and ensure procedures meet the requirements of Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection. This will include an initial assessment of archiving needs for court records and library resources, as well as, systems for their retention and disposal.
Overall, the Adviser will support staff to overcome current records management challenges, particularly regarding access and retrieval, by developing procedure manuals for staff, and providing training to strengthen their records management skills.
We are looking for a volunteer with:
– A qualification in records management or other relevant discipline
– Proven track record in professional records management
– At least three years’ experience with cataloging library and/or archive resources
– Experience in appraisal of historical material
– Experience training others in records management
– IT literate including good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
This is a 1-year 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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