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Current opportunities: Australian Volunteers for International Development

Copyrights: Australian Volunteers for International Development

Current opportunities: Australian Volunteers for International Development

The latest sport volunteering opportunities in the Indo-Pacific with the Australian Volunteers for International Development programme. Most deadlines 12 February 2020.

The Australian Volunteers Program matches a broad range of skilled Australians with partner organisations in the Indo-Pacific region, to support them to achieve their own development goals.

The Australian Volunteers Program is framed by and contributes to Australia’s Aid Policy and Foreign Policy White Paper, and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The programme is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) people-to-people program portfolio, connecting Australians to Australia’s aid programme and the Indo-Pacific region. It is managed by AVI in a consortium with Cardno and the Whitelum Group

Note that eligibility is restricted to Australian citizens, permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens resident in Australia.
 

Current opportunities in sport and development

Sports Program Mentor (Soccer) - Indonesia

In 2014 the Borneo Football International Foundation (BFIF) was established in order to formalise and provide a legal body for the work that for more than 10 years its founders had been developing with local youth. In March 2015 BFIF officially opened the Borneo Football International Academy in Central Kalimantan. Volunteer selected for this role will be supporting the continuation of the previous coaching assignment with Borneo Football International.

Deadline 12 February 2020.
 

Disabled Sports Development Officer - Indonesia

Bali Sports Foundation (BSF) was founded in 2009, and since grown in terms of community reach, the number of events it holds and funding. In 2012 BSF decided to focus on sport and recreational opportunities for the disabled. In 2013 this work and experience culminated in BSF holding the inaugural Bali Para-games. This event attracted over 325 athletes, and involved 70 volunteers.

BSF is seeking for an expert Disabled Sport Development Officer to join their new Lombok office as a volunteer. The selected volunteer will be expected to lead the development of disability sport, focusing on introducing and train cadre of Indonesian Para Sports Development Officer in West Nusa Tenggara. The candidate would drive forward an inclusive culture and also develop existing office program, provide quality sporting, dedicated towards the management, analysis and reporting of physical performance and well-being data to support the delivery of the programs throughout Bali and Lombok. 

Deadline 12 February 2020.
 

AFL PNG - Community Development Officer - Papua New Guinea

AFL PNG Development’s purpose is to provide quality community based programmes for males and females focused on developing our youth. By using our sport as a vehicle for community development and lifestyle choices. The AFL PNG Development Niukick program is our flagship programme; AFL PNG Development’s Niukick program is used to deliver development programmes to schools and communities all over the country.

This assignment will provide us with an opportunity to provide on-the-job training to more of our people, particularly AFL PNG Development Officers who work in Lae. This requires someone with the technical nous and experience to deliver training, coaching and education sessions that develop the skills involved with administrating, organising and delivering AFLPNG Development programs.

Deadline 5 February 2020.
 

AFL PNG Talent and Community Programs Coordinator - Papua New Guinea

AFL PNG was established in 2000 to represent the AFL in PNG. With a focus on community based development and junior talent. AFL PNG Development programs have been designed and implemented with a strong focus on community. This assignment will provide us with an opportunity to provide on-the-job training and support to our four National Program Managers who are based in Port Moresby. This requires someone with the technical nous and experience to deliver AFL PNG Development programs that will develop skills needed in planning, finance management, reporting, media and marketing and competition management. To do so, this person will work closely with the many key stakeholders across our business.

Deadline 12 February 2020.
 

Provincial Cricket Development Officer and Coach - Indonesia

Cricket in Indonesia is in its infancy, and Persatuan Cricket Indonesia (PCI) - Bali requires an experienced Cricket Development Officer and Coach. The assignment will encourage greater participation and further develop the skills of existing players, create opportunities for potential cricket players in Bali and throughout Indonesia, develop cricketers’ skills, maximise the full potential of players and prepare teams for events and tournaments. PCI has determined that it is important to develop the knowledge of their coaches and players, and that the best way to achieve this is to have a coach from a cricketing nation that has played at the highest level within the sport.

Deadline 12 February 2020.


Cricket Curator - Papua New Guinea

The importance of this application is to get Amini Park to a world class standard as we will have One Day International status and host visiting international teams. The position will involve training our local staff to maintain these standards after the volunteer has completed their contract. This will include assessing current staff skill levels and suitability to positions, developing training programmes and KPIs. It may also require the recruitment of new staff if the current group are not up to task. They will need to audit equipment needs, develop maintenance procedures and manuals. Also determine a chemical stock requirement list along with the relevant storage and handling procedure development.

Deadline 12 February 2020.
 

Para Sports Coach - Indonesia

BSF was founded in 2009, and since grown in terms of community reach, the number of events it holds and funding. In 2012 BSF decided to focus on sport and recreational opportunities for the disabled. In 2013 this work and experience culminated in BSF holding the inaugural Bali Para-games. This event attracted over 325 athletes, and involved 70 volunteers. The inaugural games featured seven sports: swimming, athletics, power lifting, badminton, chess, blind soccer and wheelchair basketball. BSF plan to make this an annual event.

Selected volunteer will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team across both Bali and Lombok looking to help develop an individual players physical qualities, understanding of adaptive sports and introducing them to a like-minded, understanding community of a kind not often present in the region.

Deadline 12 February 2020.


Special Needs Water Sports Coach - Indonesia

The Special Needs Water Sports Coach is vital to supporting the success of BSF Water Sport programme. They will be responsible for planning, organising and delivering an appropriate range of sports activities and programmes for individuals and teams. The volunteer will be collaborative and engage with program participants, coaches and the communications and relations officer of the organisation.

Deadline 12 February 2020.


Gymnastic Program Development Mentor - Papua New Guinea

Gymnastics is a new sport in PNG and there is a limited knowledge base. High Performance PNG intends to include gymnastics in their National Talent Identification system and as a foundation for athletes of all sports on their pathway to international competition. The principles of coaching gymnastics are readily transferable to other sports and a Gymnastics Program Development Mentor with qualifications from Gymnastics Australia will be able to educate, train and mentor others, across all sports.

Deadline 12 February 2020.


Womens Rugby Technical and Management Mentor - Solomon Islands

This position will support Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) to involve more women and girls in the game and at the same time work with the National Rugby Development Manager to develop a women’s rugby strategic development and action plan. The role will provide the opportunity to empower women to develop their career in sport especially in the field of rugby and at the same time improve their capacity and their capability to compete in both local and international level.

Deadline 12 February 2020.
 

Golf Development Officer - Vanuatu

The Vanuatu Golf Association (VGA) has been active since 1992. It is the national umbrella governing body for the golf sports in Vanuatu. The Association is keen to promote golf to the young in communities and schools while developing the sports to be competitive locally and internationally. This will be done by building local coaches capacity and preparing each potential golfer to compete in big tournaments and competition. The other key component is to assist the association and the Port Vila Golf Club (PVGC) to maintain the golf course and provide support in the strengthening of sporting governance.

For this the association is looking for someone who has the credentials as a professional golfer or has played golf at a competitive level and has some coaching and mentoring experience. As this does not exist in Vanuatu. We require a person who can work with several individuals including the manager of the PVGC, staff members, local volunteers and members of the Association.

Deadline 12 February 2020.

For full details on the programme, further opportunities and application procedures, visit the Australian Volunteers website.

Target group

Adults
Sport instructors
Youth