Members may be aware of AusAID’s Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) program, which places skilled young Australians (18-30) on short-term assignments in developing countries in the Asia Pacific region.


The Crawford Fund acts as Australian Partner Organisation for placements in some communication/journalism positions and I’m wondering if any members would be interesting in either of the following positions that have been previously advertised but for one reason or another have had to be readvertised for the current round. The placements are for periods between 3-12months and I am looking to identify a suitable candidate for each position by 5 February. The successful candidates would need to be available to move to the Philippines in July. Very happy to have interested people contact me directly for more info.


One position is with Bioversity International (BI) the world's largest international research organisation dedicated solely to the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity. It is non-profit and independently operated. The position is related to the UN 2010 International Year of Biodiversity and aims to raise awareness of the value of agricultural biodiversity for nutrition, health and livelihoods. The assignment involves developing a campaign strategy, focusing on consultations with key target audiences; a work plan, budget and a funding strategy, including an outline for donors, and accompanying Bioversity staff on visits to potential campaign partners and sponsors and participate in relevant workshops in the Philippines.

The second position is with WorldFish Centre - an international, non-profit, non-governmental organisation with a mission to reduce poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture. This successful applicant is needed to develop articles about projects for newsletters; develop training manuals and materials that could be used to promote marine protected area management effectiveness; and prepare project briefs and policy recommendations from results of ongoing and completed projects that could be widely disseminated to partner institutions and policy makers.



Cathy Reade

Coordinator - Public Awareness

Crawford Fund

Ph/Fax: 07 54483095

Mobile: 0413 575 934