- Community Education & Advocacy Officer - DPO
Community Education & Advocacy Officer - DPO
- Take your skills to beautiful Kiribati
- Organisational development role with a disability organisation
Applicants with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply for AVI assignments
As an overriding focus of the AVI program is to encourage the participation of volunteers with a disability, AVI has a policy of providing additional support that recognises that additional costs may be required to ensure a successful field placement
Te Toa Matoa (TTM) is an I-Kiribati organisation committed to advocacy for people with disabilities and enhancing their quality of life and those of their families'.
From modest beginnings in 1999, this membership-based organisation has continued to grow and develop its people and resources. TTM’s work revolves around awareness-raising in the community and includes public theatre, workshops and school presentations. They advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and encourage participation in training courses and workplaces. They also work with government and other NGOs to implement appropriate disability policies.
TTM require a suitably experienced person to work with the staff and Executive Committee on matters of organisational development and relationship building.
To be considered for this assignment you will need a relevant qualification and work history in community development. Experience in project planning, project design and project management, preferably in NGO/Health/Education or Community Service Management sectors, will be required.
Kiribati is a wonderful country with a long history of hosting Australian volunteers. It is also a country with a different pace and approach to life, where resources are limited and the environment is challenging. Your ability to appreciate and accept these differences and to operate within such an environment is central to the volunteer experience.
In addition to community development expertise, volunteers need skills in training and developing others, applied awareness and sensitivity to cross-cultural communication, patience, tolerance and flexibility. They manage with good humour the daily challenges of working with very limited resources.
If this request sounds like a good match for your skills and interests, please download the detailed Position Description from the link above. We welcome calls to the recruitment team at any time - 1800 331 292.
For enquiries, contact Sean Lynch on 61 3 9279 1832.
All applications must be submitted online.
You must be available to attend a pre-departure briefing in Melbourne on 11-13 September 2013.
We are only able to accept applications from Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens resident in Australia.
The first step is a written application. Application instructions in detail, including important background information and guidance, are provided in the Position Description - click on the link above to download.
Please ensure that you include your full name and the name of the position you are applying for in your statement addressing selection criteria.
Read detailed instructions about how to apply here.
|This position is part of the Australian Volunteers for International Development program, an Australian Government, AusAID initiative.