Finance Officer at AIYA National

The Australia-Indonesia Youth Association is a non-government, youth-led organisation that aims to better connect young people in Australia and Indonesia to each other and to Australia-Indonesia related opportunities. AIYA’s objectives are threefold:

  • Connecting young Australians and Indonesians to each other, and to opportunities – educational, cultural and professional – to engage in the bilateral relationship.
  • Informing young people about the bilateral relationship, and avenues to engage with Australia and Indonesia.
  • Inspiring business, government, educational institutions and other organisations to support and facilitate youth engagement with Indonesia in Australia.


Volunteer position: AIYA National Finance Officer

Starting date: Mid-November 2017

Reports to: Treasurer, President, AIYA National Executive Committee

Time Commitment: Approx.4-5 hours per week

Applications due: 22 October 2017

Role:

The role of Finance Officer with AIYA National will be assisting the National Treasurer on managing AIYA’s day-to-day financial affairs, including auditing and record-keeping of AIYA Chapters’ expenditures and relevant reimbursements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assisting the National Treasurer in preparing AIYA’s Financial Reports, taxation matters and liaising with external parties such as accountants
  • Assisting the National Treasurer with AIYA Chapter budgeting and reimbursement procedures, including reviewing and advising on Chapters’ funding requests
  • Providing induction and ongoing training to AIYA Chapters’ Treasurers
  • Managing AIYA’s National Membership financial reports along with the Director of Partnerships and Membership
  • Working with the National Treasurer and the Board on grant applications and acquittal reports
  • Working with the Partnerships team in seeking financial sponsors and available grants.

Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Accounting/Finance/Business Administration (preferably completed)
  • Previous experience as a Finance Officer/Treasurer for a not-for-profit organisation is desirable but not essential
  • Strong organisational and leadership skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A keen interest in financial management for not-for-profits and fundraising
  • A keen interest in the Australia-Indonesia relationship
  • Responsive to emails
  • Fluency in English, Bahasa Indonesia skills desirable but not essential
  • Proficiency in MS Excel is required, previous experience in using accounting software is desirable but not essential
  • Must have a positive and ‘semangat’ attitude to the role and be full of ideas.

Selection Criteria:

  • What experience do you have in the Australia-Indonesia relationship?
  • What experience do you have in treasury or finance-related roles?
  • What experience do you have in fund-raising for not-for-profit organisations, including making submissions for grants?
  • Why are you interested in applying for the AIYA National’s Finance Officer position?

If you are keen on joining AIYA as the Finance Officer, please apply by 22 October 2017 by sending a one page cover letter addressing the selection criteria and your CV to treasurer@aiya.org.au and president@aiya.org.au.

Please reach out if you have any questions about the application process.

 

Salam semangat,

AIYA National

What does an AIYA membership offer you?

Become an AIYA member and be the first to hear about AIYA news, events and relevant opportunities, and to connect with like-minded young professionals, students and industry representatives. Find out more information about AIYA memberships here, and depending on your location you can sign up to an Australian chapter here or an Indonesian chapter here.

AIYA is the peak body for young people in the Australia-Indonesia relationship. With chapters across Australia and Indonesia, every week we reach thousands of young people with a passion for the bilateral relationship.

What does membership offer?

Join a friendly environment for young Australians and Indonesians

AIYA membership is open to the general public, and to people of all ages and backgrounds. Membership allows you to connect with young people in your area who are engaged in the Australia-Indonesia relationship, and to share your language and cultural experiences through language exchanges and other educational and cultural events. These events and programs range from debate nights and guest speaker events where you’ll likely learn something new on topical issues facing both countries, to film screening fund-raisers and Australia-Indonesia trivia nights that are focused on history, culture and current affairs.

A stepping stone to shaping the Australia-Indonesia relationship

Joining AIYA will open the door to a range of opportunities – both through our varied program of events as well as by introducing you to the many high-achieving young professionals that are AIYA members or sit on one of our executive committees. You’ll have access to information about education and other opportunities in government, academia and the private sector, and the chance to connect with potential mentors and career champions.

Get involved in running your local chapter

Anyone can be a member, but you’ll need to be aged 18-35 to have a vote at chapter AGMs and have a role on a chapter or national committee executive. You can then take the lead in planning and running major events, develop and advocate for policy and liaise with our like-minded partner organisations. When you’re a member, AIYA will become your organisation to help shape!

Discounts and member-only opportunities

Be the first to hear about member-only opportunities offered via our partnerships network. These include discounts to paid AIYA chapter events and fundraisers, and free access to UniBRIDGE Project’s online language exchange platform. Benefits vary from state to state, so please keep an eye out for your local AIYA chapter’s social media channels and newsletters to find out what great perks they have in store for you.

AIYA membership operates for the whole organisation

While most of our events are organised by chapters, your membership is valid across the whole of AIYA. This means you can attend AIYA events and receive member benefits all around Australia and Indonesia!

Who is eligible to become a member?

AIYA membership is open to anyone interested in our aims and activities of connecting, informing and inspiring young Australians and Indonesians. Membership categories are as follows:

Full Member: Anyone between the ages of 16 and 35. These members have voting rights at Chapter AGMs and can hold executive positions in AIYA Chapters.

Support Member: Anyone outside the age bracket of 16 and 35. These members cannot vote at Chapter AGMs

How much does AIYA membership cost?

AIYA memberships are divided into two categories.

For membership of an Australian AIYA Chapter for a one year period, membership prices are:

  • $10: Students (undergraduate, postgraduate) or currently seeking employment
  • $20: Employed

For memberships of an Indonesian AIYA Chapter for a one year period, membership prices are:

  •  $5: Students (undergraduate, postgraduate) or currently seeking employment
  • $10: Employed

At this point in time, all AIYA memberships are charged in Australian dollars.

How are memberships renewed?

Memberships with AIYA are valid for 365 days from the date of joining. When you join AIYA, you will be sent a welcome email from the AIYA National President.  An automatic reminder email will be sent to your email address several days prior to the end of your one year membership period. You are then required to re-join AIYA and pay the membership dues for the next 365 days.

For more information or if you have any questions, please visit your local chapter page or email the AIYA National team at communications@aiya.org.au.

AIYA National 2017 AGM – Director Positions Available

On Sunday, 5 November 2017, AIYA will be holding the 2017 AGM.

This year, the following roles within AIYA National are currently available for nomination and election:

Applications for the above positions are now due on Monday, 9 October on midnight, and they must be sent to president@aiya.org.au and operations@aiya.org.au. Further details about each position are available in the links above.

In accordance with our Constitution and By-Laws, the other AIYA National Director positions are not available for re-election this year.

If you have any questions about the AGM or the available positions, please send an email to secretary@aiya.org.au.

Salam semangat,

AIYA National

Jakarta International Youth Program 2017

The annual ‘Jakarta International Youth Program’ will be held by the Jakarta Government under their Sister City/State cooperation program. The NSW Government is looking for two Australian domestic students – one male and one female – studying at a NSW education institution (age between 18-25) to join the program in Jakarta.

NSW has had a Sister State relationship with Jakarta since 1994. The program aims to introduce Jakarta to international youth and strengthen the Sister State relationship. The theme of this year’s program is ‘Reinventing Social Engagement for a Better Jakarta’. Selected students are expected to study a discipline relevant to this year’s program theme, and present on the topic on the last day of the program.

Key dates

  • This year’s program will take place in Jakarta from 20-26 August 2017.
  • Nominations are due on Sunday 30 July 2017, midnight, to nsw@industry.nsw.gov.au

Application information

Students applying for this program have to submit (to study.nsw@industry.nsw.gov.au):

  • Essay: minimum 1000 and maximum 3000 words in English, related to the student’s study major and the theme of this year’s program. This essay can then be presented in Jakarta. Further information about the essay in the link below.
  • Completed participant form – please see the link below; and
  • Copy of passport.

Applications will be assessed by the Trade and Investment Branch of the NSW Department of Industry, according to the following criteria:

  • The quality of the student’s essay related to the program theme (80% weighting); and
  • Advice about the student’s hobbies/activities and interest in writing, traveling, history, or arts, and/or participating in communities related to the program theme (20% weighting).

Please note, applicants must also meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be an Australian citizen studying at a NSW institution
  • Be aged between 18-25;
  • Be studying a major relevant to the theme of this year’s program theme; and
  • Be able to cover their own travel costs (including via sponsorship).

Expenses

  • The Jakarta government will cover costs for accommodation and meals
  • Roundtrip travel needs to be covered by students or their sponsor (NB The NSW Government is unable to offer any sponsorship for this program)

 

Key contact

Please contact StudyNSW directly about any questions about applying for the program. Email: study.nsw@industry.nsw.gov.au. Phone: 02 8222 4110.

For more information, head to Jakarta International Youth Program 2017.

Volunteer opportunities with NTA East Indonesia Aid

The NTA East Indonesia Aid Marketing and Membership Committee has a number of volunteer roles available those with an interest in events, communications or fundraising.

Positions available include:

  • Volunteer event coordinator (trivia night) – Canberra
  • Communications Volunteer (Social Media)
  • Communications Volunteer (Production)
  • Communications Volunteer (Website)
Some roles are Canberra-based, while others can be flexible on location.

To apply or to find out more information, contact the Executive Officer at enquiries@nta.org.au. If you would like to help out and have different skills to those listed below, please also do get in touch with NTA East Indonesia Aid.

About NTA

NTA East Indonesia Aid is an Australian not-for-profit NGO committed to improving livelihoods in the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara. NTA collaborates in-country with local NGOs and government authorities and institutes, and engages the community by coordinating a consensus (known as ‘musyawarah’ in Indonesian) process where local people identify the most essential projects. This means that the people have ownership of the development process, under the guidance of NTA staff. Around 150 to 200 small activities are supported at any given time in the areas of education, income generation and water and sanitation. For more information visit nta.org.au.

For more information and detail about the roles, check out the position descriptions.

Director of Communications at AIYA National

The Australia-Indonesia Youth Association is a non-government, youth-led organisation that aims to better connect young people in Australia and Indonesia to each other and to Australia-Indonesia opportunities by advancing education and culture through increased youth engagement. AIYA’s objectives are threefold:

  • Connecting young Australians and Indonesians to each other, and to opportunities – educational, cultural and professional – to engage in the bilateral relationship.
  • Informing young people about the bilateral relationship, and avenues to engage with Australia and Indonesia.
  • Inspiring business, government, educational institutions and other organisations to support and facilitate youth engagement with Indonesia in Australia.

Volunteer position: National Director of Communications

Starting date: August 2017

Reports to: President, AIYA National Executive Committee

Role: The Director of Communications will oversee the overall strategy and direction of AIYA’s external communications, including issues related to content strategy, social media, PR and branding. Working directly with the President of AIYA, the Director manages the communications team.

Time Commitment: Approximately 6 hours per week

Key responsibilities:

  • Fulfil duties required as an AIYA Director and member of the National Executive including contributing to decision-making and strategic planning;
  • Coordination of the AIYA national communications team, including the Newsletter Editor, Blog Editor and Communications Officers;
  • Oversight of all AIYA external communications, and the management of the AIYA brand;
  • Coordination of communications and marketing between AIYA chapters and initiatives such as NAILA;
  • Setting communications strategy for AIYA as a whole, including policy, budget and recruitment of new team members;
  • Management of the AIYA website and internal communications tools
  • Management of AIYA’s relationship with media outlets, and the distribution of AIYA publications and press releases
  • Provide leadership and guidance to Australian and Indonesian chapters in relation to communications matters and coordinating with the Director of Operations to do so;
  • Work with the web administrator/officer to ensure the AIYA website is sufficiently maintained and oversee an ongoing redesign and redevelopment project.

Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably completed or enrolled)
  • Fluent English and Indonesian written and spoken language skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing others
  • Knowledge of and commitment to AIYA and the Australia-Indonesia relationship
  • Experience in marketing, copy writing or journalism
  • Familiar with social media
  • Knowledge and experience in using Google’s suite of cloud-based applications i.e Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets
  • Passion to help AIYA fulfil its mission and to strengthen its position as the peak youth body focusing on engagement with and on both countries

How to apply:

If you are keen on joining AIYA as the new Director of Communications, please apply by 21 July 2017 by sending a 1 page cover letter and CV to communications@aiya.org.au and president@aiya.org.au.

Please reach out if you have any questions about the application process.

Salam semangat,

AIYA National

Communications Officers at AIYA National

Come join us at AIYA! We are on the look out for new Communications Officers to join our team.

The Australia-Indonesia Youth Association is a non-government, youth-led organisation that aims to better connect young people in Australia and Indonesia to each other and to Australia-Indonesia opportunities by advancing education and culture through increased youth engagement. AIYA’s objectives are threefold:

  • Connecting young Australians and Indonesians to each other, and to opportunities – educational, cultural and professional – to engage in the bilateral relationship.
  • Informing young people about the bilateral relationship, and avenues to engage with Australia and Indonesia.
  • Inspiring business, government, educational institutions and other organisations to support and facilitate youth engagement with Indonesia in Australia.

Volunteer position: Communications Officers (3 positions available: Social Media, Graphic Design and AIYA Links)

Starting date: Immediate

Reports to: Director of Communications, Director of Operations and President

Role: The Communications Officers will work with the Director of Communications and communications team to manage AIYA’s communications on social media and its website. The communications officers will each fill the following key tasks:

  • Social Media management
  • Curating and editing the weekly AIYA Links newsletter
  • Graphic design

Time Commitment: Approximately 4-5 hours per week

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing updates to AIYA’s social media channels and website including:
    • Updating and monitoring AIYA’s profiles on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
    • Managing and updating the AIYA jobs board
  • Working with AIYA chapters to promote their events and initiatives through national channels
  • Graphic design for AIYA National and Chapters as required
  • Working with the Blog Team to promote and distribute AIYA blog posts and resources
  • Managing website content and updates
  • Maintaining the AIYA jobs board
  • Preparing and sending the weekly AIYA Links email
  • Liaising with third parties to distribute and promote AIYA’s website content
  • Assisting the director of communications in broader communications efforts

Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree (completed or enrolled)
  • Strong understanding of the Australia-Indonesia relationship
  • English and Indonesian language skills
  • Strong experience with social media
  • A background in marketing, journalism or writing would be beneficial

How to apply:

Applications for the communications officer positions are open until 21 July 2017.  To apply, please email a copy of your CV and a cover letter of up to 350 words addressing the key responsibilities and necessary skills for the role to communications@aiya.org.au. Please let us know what aspect(s) of the key responsibilities criteria appeal most to you, and whether you have a preference for Social Media, AIYA Links, or Graphic Design) and why.

The position is open to young people from Australia or Indonesia who meet the selection criteria outlined. The roles are best suited to current undergraduate/postgraduate students or those that have just entered the workforce. If you’re interested in the position, or not sure if you fit the bill, we suggest you get in touch with us anyway — we’d be happy to discuss other ways we could work together.

These volunteer roles in the communications team are a fantastic opportunity to get involved in AIYA at almost every level. You’ll be working directly with the existing Blog Editor, the Director of Communications, as well as with the other members of the AIYA Communications team. You will also have regular contact with the National Executive, as well as Chapter representatives, whilst assisting to boost the presence of AIYA in person and online.

Internship at Asia Society in Sydney, Australia

Asia Society Australia is seeking ambitious and enthusiastic interns with an interest in Asia and Australia-Asia relations to join us in Sydney. You will help to drive their activities in the marketing & communications, events, and membership areas. The interns will be a part of a small team at the forefront of Australia’s engagement with Asia and through this internship have an opportunity to master new skills in a real-world environment. You will also develop valuable professional networks in the Australian business, government, education and artistic communities.

The internship will be a 3 month period from August to October 2017.

Criteria

  • Ideally suited (but not limited) to undergraduates or postgraduates studying Asian studies, history, international relations, commerce, journalism, communications and economics.
  • Creative and enthusiastic team players with strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • You will be a reliable self-starter and problem-solver who can work independently to meet tight deadlines and multi-task in a small-team, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • An interest in Asia and Australia-Asia relations and excellent writing, editing, and communications skills are a must
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and web communications is a plus

How to apply

Interested applicants should send their application to Philipp Ivanov, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Society Australia – in a single Word File or PDF with the subject line “Asia Society Australia Internship Application” to programaustralia@asiasociety.org

Please include:

  1. a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for the position and the days and hours you are available to work (1 page)
  2. a resume (maximum 2 pages)
  3. a short writing sample (maximum 3-5 pages on any topic)

Applications close on 1st July 2017. 

Euan Crone Asian Awareness Scholarship

aiia-logo-230x230The Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA) is now accepting applications for their Euan Crone Asian Awareness Scholarship. In 2013, Euan Crone, a member of AIIA VIC who participated in the AIIA VIC 2013 Study Tour of Myanmar, decided to establish a charitable endowment fund giving grants up to $5,000 per person to deepen awareness of Asia among young Australians.

Scholarships are open to young Australian citizens and permanent residents up to the age of 35 who are members of the AIIA in any Australian State or Territory at the time of application. Applicants should possess a genuine interest in Asia and a commitment to the deepening of knowledge and understanding of Asia in the Australian community. Ideally, they will already have had exposure to a country of Asia in a particular field or sector. Knowledge of the local language will add weight to any application. Applications should outline how the applicant will use the scholarship to deepen an understanding of an individual country of Asia or of an aspect of Asia.

For the purpose of applications, Asia encompasses India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka; China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines; and Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

The Euan Crone Asian Awareness Scholarship may be used for:

  • Carrying out self-study and research
  • Formal, specialised short-term study at recognised educational institutions
  • Cost of food, accommodation and travel expenses during the experience
  • Short-term work or research attached to an in-country organisation

At the conclusion of the program, the successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Submit a pro forma report, financial acquittal, an article to the AIIA’s blog and address AIIA members on their return.
  • The final $500 of the scholarship will be paid out once the recipient has met these requirements.

How to Apply: 

All scholarship applications should be made in writing and accompanied by a completed application form (Download the Application form:  DOC | PDF), a current CV, two written references with contact details and a copy of the applicant’s most recent university transcript.

Please email all supporting documentation to euancronecommittee@internationalaffairs.org.au. The subject line should be Euan Crone Scholarship 2017: [Your name]. It is requested that where possible attachments should be in PDF format.

For further information see internationalaffairs.org.au or contact euancronecommittee@internationalaffairs.org.au

The deadline for all applications is 30 September, 2017.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Volunteer for NAILA 2017 – Committee Positions Available!

Applications are now due at midnight (AEST) on Sunday 18 June.

Who are we?

The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is an annual speech competition that rewards and fosters the development of Indonesian language learning in Australia at all levels.

We invite primary school students through to executive level speakers to submit videos of themselves speaking in Indonesian on certain topics and annual themes. We work closely with the private, government and not-for-profit sectors.

We are a fun and energetic group of young Australian & Indonesian professionals who are dedicated to improving the bilateral relationship and Indonesian language studies in Australia.

Who are we looking for?

  • Professionals or students with an interest in the Australia-Indonesia relationship
  • Commitment to attend weekly committee meetings (1 hour) via Skype and to attend the three-day NAILA Award Ceremony weekend
  • Individuals with strong time management, written and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a small team and autonomously to carry out tasks to deadlines

NAILA is committed to diversity and aims to create an environment that values the contribution of people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Our flexible online environment allows our volunteers to balance their work, study, volunteer and personal responsibilities.

We provide a supportive and flexible work environment that caters to individuals’ circumstances no matter what sex, gender, ethnicity, age, disability, or religion they may identify with.

OPEN CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

We encourage expressions of interest (EOIs) from individuals who would like to join the NAILA team. Here’s how you can apply:

  1. Submit an application for one or more of the position descriptions outlined here, or
  2. If your background / experience / areas of interest do not align with the specific position descriptions, tell us why you want to join the team and how you can contribute to our program.

Applications should be sent to Maighdlin Doyle (maighdlin.doyle@naila.org.au) with a covering letter of no more than 500 words and a current CV (no more than 2 pages).

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications are now due at midnight (AEST) on Sunday 18 June.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact Maighdlin.