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18 Months

Application Close Date
30 Jun 2014


Australian Volunteers for International Development

Australian Partner Organisation
Position Description
Organisational Development Mentor & Trainer – Disability

  • Make a difference working alongside blind and visually impaired people in Timor-Leste
  • Use your skills to further the good work of Fuan Nabilan

Fuan Nabilan (‘Shining Heart’) was formally established as a foundation to support education, training and independent livelihoods for blind and visually impaired people in Timor-Leste. Their mission now is to grow and strengthen their organisation structure to continue facilitating education and generating job oppertunities for blind people in Timor-Leste.

To meet the needs of the organisation, they have requested an Australian volunteer with experience in:

  • Organisational development and management
  • Developing funding strategies and proposals
  • Mentoring staff in developing skills in promotion and networking, advocacy, communications and business management

Fuan Nabilan would also like the volunteer to have experience working in disability sector or with disability organisations.

In addition to professional 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.

ContactFor enquiries, please contact Max Campos on +61 3 9279 1752, or email

Pre-departure briefing

You must be available to attend a pre-departure briefing in Melbourne on 24-26 September 2014.

Important informationWe are only able to accept applications from Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens resident in Australia.

Application instructionsThe 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.

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