The CfCSC places early career practitioners and researchers in existing projects in the Asia-Pacific through the AYAD/VIDA volunteer program. The CfCSC is a formal host organisation for these two programs, which provides fully funded support for overseas placements. At present there are no specific openings we are advertising.
Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD): Every year the AYAD program places 400 youth Australians (18-30yrs) on short term assignments (3-12 months) in developing countries across Asia, the Pacific, and Africa. AYADs work with local counterparts in partner Host Organisations to achieve sustainable development outcomes through capacity building, skills transfer and institutional strengthening.
Current relevant positions (applications close 27th May 2011)
- Communications Officer (32MNGO06), Human Security Policy Studies Centre , Mongolia
- Agricultural Knowledge Management Officer (32GHGO-A04), International Water Management Institute, Ghana
- Communications and Development Officer (32VNGO12), Education for Nature,Vietnam
- Social Media and Communication Support Officer (32VNGO-A18), International Livestock Research Institute, Vietnam
Volunteering for International Development from Australia (VIDA): The VIDA Program places skilled Australian volunteers in developing countries in the Asia Pacific region in line with Australian Government development priorities and the Millennium Development Goals. VIDA volunteers work with local counterparts to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development results in the communities in which they work through skills and knowledge exchange, institutional strengthening and capacity building. VIDA advertise new positions at the start of each month.
Current relevant positions (applications close 28th May 2011)
- Communications Officer, The Asia Foundation, Indonesia
Australian Volunteers International (AVI): Australian Volunteers International manages people-centred development projects and programs in a wide range of countries. AVIs’ work focuses on reducing poverty, providing health and education services, promoting human rights and gender equality, and protecting the environment. AVI positions are diverse, across Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.
The next advertising round is 25 June 2011 to 18 July - assignments start November 2011 to January 2012
Red Cross Volunteering Overseas: Australian Red Cross is pleased to be one of three implementing partners of the Australian government’s Australian Volunteers for International Development program. As an international volunteer, you make a commitment to working side-by-side with local people in helping to facilitate individuals, organisations and communities fulfil their goals and achieve their full potential.
New assignments are added regularly.