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Organisational Capacity Development Mentor (Voluntary) - Sri Lanka

Australian Volunteers Program

About the assignment

We’re looking for an Organisational Capacity Development mentor who can live and volunteer for 10 months in Sri Lanka.

  • This assignment seeks to support the transformation of organisational operations to ensure sustainability.
  • To be considered for this role, you’ll need a degree in sociology, planning or a relevant field.
  • As a volunteer, you will support the enhancement of communication strategies to improve outreach and engagement.

About the Partner Organisation 

The Jaffna Social Action Center (JSAC) which is located in Nallur, Jaffna in Sri Lanka since 2003 has focused on combating violence against women and children, pioneering the first safe house in Northern Sri Lanka, a service it continues to maintain. Post the 2004 Tsunami, JSAC significantly expanded its scope to include infrastructure development, psychosocial, and recreational initiatives. By 2005, partnerships like the one with VSO enhanced JSAC’s governance and strategic approach. In the post-war context of 2011, JSAC extended its reach across other districts, securing national NGO status and focusing on the Northern province.

JSAC is needing the support of a volunteer to optimise resources, bring diverse skills, and enhance community engagement. They are hoping the volunteer will introduce some innovative ideas, and help strengthen ties with the community.

About the Australian Volunteers Program  

The Australian Volunteers Program is an Australian government-funded initiative. We support partner organisations across the Pacific, Asia, and Africa to achieve locally led change.  

Volunteers are supported throughout their volunteer journey, and we actively support and encourage people of all backgrounds and abilities to volunteer and aim to make the program as accessible and inclusive as possible. Find out more. 


We cover your flights, insurance, and provide a living and accommodation allowance. Learn more here
  • AUD$ 1782 per month.   


  • All applicants must be Australian citizens or holders of Permanent Residency Visa of Australia, or New Zealand residents in Australia with a Special Category Visa (SCV). 
  • A National Police Check must be completed during the application process.  
  • A Psychological Test is required for all volunteer assignments.  

Additional requirements for this assignment include a first aid certificate.

A position description is attached.

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