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Are you looking for an adventure?

Paul Brislen, Editor. 11 September 2019, 12:33 pm

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) is looking for an IT mentor who wants to work for a year in Dili, Timor-Leste.

The role starts early next year and VSA is looking for someone who will work alongside Maluk Timor and local partner organisations to help improve operational IT resilience, optimise internet connectivity and ensure systems have appropriate, reliable back -up, wireless and virus protection systems in place.

"Working with local IT staff, you will advise on optimised internet connectivity, and develop systems to ensure files are electronically secure and backed up. You will also make recommendations on systems changes, developing operational manuals to support ongoing maintenance of internal IT systems," says the organisation, which has been helping find volunteers to work in remote parts of the world for more than 50 years.

"This is a rare opportunity to share your IT knowledge and skills in a country that is rebuilding itself post-conflict. Be part of change. Be part of developing positive outcomes for the people of Timor Leste."

This role would require someone who is qualified or has experience of IT systems, networking, setting up and support basic IT infrastructure for a small to medium-sized organisation as well as someone with mentoring skills to help train locals in running the system itself.

The role isn't a paid one, but VSA does cover flights, accomodation, insurance and some expenses. A living allowance is also provided and while the role is for one year it can be extended if both parties agree.

If you're looking to use your skills in a worthwhile way and have an adventure along the way, there are more details at the VSA website.

VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteer agency working in international development. Over the past 56 years VSA has recruited more than 3,500 New Zealanders from a wide range of backgrounds, from business mentors and lawyers to doctors and eco-tourism operators. VSA believes all people and communities deserve to be treated equally with respect and dignity.


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