Overseas Library & Community Engagement Adviser
About the assignment:
Inspire others and share a love of learning through improving and expanding community library services.
The Xanana Gusmão Dili Reading Room (XGRR) encourages life long learning and pride in Timorese cultural history in a welcoming environment. With a new move to a larger space, XGRR is committed to improving its services and increasing its programme offerings, with several regions already identified for literacy outreach services.
XGRR are seeking a multi-talented volunteer who can focus on improving staff capacity in operations, programming, planning, marketing and events in the centre. This diverse role will include assisting staff to improve library systems, and developing a specific XGRR plan to help utilise the library, exhibition rooms, book-shop, and community spaces.
You will also work with staff to develop and implement an annual outreach programme. Alongside this you will assist staff to create a market survey and database systems to analyse users of the XGRR and develop a specific marketing strategy and events plan. Utilising your training or mentoring skills, you will support staff to identify and deliver events, as well as monitor the success of the events, marketing plan and improved programmes.
For this assignment we are looking for someone with:
• Experience in organisational planning and development
• Experience in organising, marketing and promoting community events (including developing marketing plans)
• Experience in developing simple service user databases
• Experience in community consultation, monitoring and evaluation
• Experience with on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring of staff
This is a 2-year assignment based in Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste.
About volunteering with VSA:
VSA is New Zealand’s largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development.
We cover living allowances, accommodation and utilities. Travel, visas, insurance and medical costs are organised and funded by VSA.
Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.
If current VSA assignments don’t suit your skills and experience you can register your interest with us and we’ll let you know when something in your field is available.
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