|Issue No 39||12 November 1999|
Timor Update: Positions Vacant; Upcoming Events.
APHEDA - Union Aid Abroad is seeking applicants for a series of overseas postings, including Dili and Phnom Penh.
Technical teacher trainer and assistant in training coordination based in Phnom Penh for 16 months, working with vocational training programs for poor rural and urban women. Suitable applicants will have extensive experience in vocational or technical training, tertiary qualifications in adult education, ability to adapt to other training areas and be flexible about roles, ability to learn the history and dynamics of a complex program, capacity to maintain good relationships with a range of local government and non-government organisations, ability to work with Cambodian staff. In particular, skills in textiles/design training would be valuable. Applications are due 10 December.
Coordinator, East Timor office for one year.
Duties will include establishing an office and presence for APHEDA in East Timor, representing APHEDA in East Timor and continuing to develop links with Timorese and international organisations in country, securing facilities in Dili for vocational training courses, supporting visits by training and technical staff from Australia, identifying resources to develop programs in the areas of health, education, media, construction and trade union training. Applicants should have experience similar to those described above for the position in Cambodia. Applications are due 28 January.
Salary for both is $ 40,0408 p/a, with 7% superannuation and living allowances.
Expressions of interest are also invited (by 10 Dec) from suitably qualified and experienced people who could provide short term training in participatory evaluation for APHEDA partners in the Mekong region working in training for health workers and rural women.
APHEDA - Union Aid Abroad is also seeking to appoint a short-term coordinator to establish an APHEDA office in East Timor. The starting date is for the end of November. The end date of the appointment is the end of February 2000. This position will be appointed by Wednesday 17 November
Positions require experience in international development, particularly in the South or sE Asian regions, and commitment to trade union principles. Written applications should address specific criteria and include a brief resume. For the job description or further information, please contact Ken Davis or Phillip Hazelton on (02) 9264 9343, fax: 9261 1118 , Box 3 Trades Hall 4 Goulburn St Sydney 2000, or mailto:[email protected]
Fax: 02-9261 1118, mailto:[email protected]
Upcoming Timor Support Events
* A BBQ is planned for the East Timorese refugees and the wives and families of Australian soldiers serving in East Timor. This will take place at East Hills Park, Henry Lawson Drive East Hills, between 12 noon and 3pm on Sunday 21 November. All involved in East Timor are welcome to attend, contact John McGrath from the Australia East Timor Association to book in, on 9771 5426.
* There will be a memorial service for victims of the 1991 Santa Cruz massacre this Saturday the 13th at 10am, St Mary's Cathedral Sydney.
* Meanwhile the CFMEU clothing/toys/food appeal continues. Canned food, toys and clean clothes can be dropped into the Union's Lidcombe office, 6-12 Railway Street Lidcombe anytime between 8am and 5pm, Mon-Wed. One lot of clothing went up by semi to Darwin last week. The next leaves next Wednesday.
* A consortium of seven Australian universities is collecting books to re-establish the University of East Timor. Gleebooks will apparently be a collection depot but best to ring and confirm. Details Jane Dury 9772 6319 (w).
* A fundraiser jointly organised by four local councils, two Federal MP's and a Neighbourhood Centre (what a combination!) will take place at Manly Oval 11am-8pm Sunday November 28. Proceeds go to Mary Mackillop and AMI (a Portugese charity). On offer are "many, many" performers, classical through to rock. Tickets $10/family $25 at the gate only. Details Helen Claringbold 9977 6411.
* The CFMEU/APHEDA reconstruction appeal is also underway. This project seeks to provide vocational training for East Timorese workers, while building 12 huge "longhouses" as temporary shelter for up to 300 people each. Details/donations contact APHEDA, Sydney 9264 9343, mailto:[email protected].
* And finally an East Timor Christmas Party will take place Sunday 12 December, 4-10PM at the Annandale Hotel. Performers include the National Junk Band, Shongo, Dennis Albury and the now familiar frenzy of choirs. Tickets "probably $10" and details from the ubiquitous Jefferson Lee, 9564 5465.
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