Hamer Scholarships 2018

The Hamer Scholarships offer Victorians the opportunity for language study and cultural engagement with the dynamic and exciting markets of China, Indonesia, Japan or Korea.

Trade Victoria at the Victorian Government is pleased to announce the next round of Hamer Scholarships for 2018. Applications will be open from 5 February – 10 March 2018 for intensive language study and cultural immersion at leading universities and institutes in China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea commencing from the second half of 2018.

More information about the program, how to apply and the program guidelines can be found at www.trade.vic.gov.au/hamerscholarships or check the brochure by clicking the link here.

Good luck!

Indonesian language teacher job opportunity Albury/Wodonga

A great opportunity for an Indonesian Languages Teacher wanting to relocate to a country area on the Victorian/NSW border.
Wodonga South Primary School has just advertised a Teaching Position for the duration of 2018 with the likelihood of this position being extended for 2019 or possibly ongoing employment.
If you are interested, use this link for Recruitment Online and search for Job ID: 1103481.

Check out the following links to consider the opportunity:

Operations Officer (Indonesia) 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 Operations Officer (Indonesia)

Starting date: December 2017

Reports to: Director of Operations

Time Commitment: Approx. 5-6 hours per week for a 12 month period

Applications due: 30 November 2017

Key Responsibilities

The Operations Officers (Indonesia) oversees the development and activities of the four Indonesian chapters by:

  • Coordinating a two-monthly call with Indonesian Chapter Presidents to provide guidance on hosting events and initiatives, as well as to inform AIYA’s National Board of Indonesia chapter activities;
  • Facilitate reporting and communications between the chapter and National Executive;
  • Oversee the implementation of AIYA National initiatives at the chapter level in Indonesia i.e Culture, Social, Professional and Language Events;
  • Advocate for the interests of Indonesian chapters at the national level;
  • Manage AIYA’s event approval process including funding requests and post-event evaluations from Indonesia-based chapters in collaboration with the National Treasurer and Director of Operations;
  • Provide leadership and guidance to Indonesian chapters including compliance with the AIYA Constitution and Bylaws, as well as chapter-specific rules;
  • Recruit and induct Indonesian chapter presidents and mediate in the event of conflict within chapter teams.

Skills and Eligibility

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably enrolled or completed);
  • Strong understanding of and interest in the Australia-Indonesia relationship;
  • 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;
  • Knowledge and experience in using Google’s suite of cloud-based applications i.e Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Hangouts.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to ed@aiya.org.au and operations@aiya.org.au by 30th November 2017. To be considered for this position you must be a current AIYA member. To sign up please visit www.aiya.org.au/membership/.

 

Salam semangat,

AIYA National

AIYA Northern Territories 2017 AGM – Executive Positions Available

On Saturday, 25 November 2017, AIYA NT will be holding the 2017 AGM.

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

  • President;
  • Vice President; and
  • Secretary.

Further details about AIYA NT Executive Position Descriptions and you may self-nominate using this link here.

RSVP is required, please express your interest to attend by filling out the Facebook event here.

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

Salam semangat,

AIYA Northern Territories

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: 29 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