AAS Profile 3 - Non-profit Civil Society / Development Workers or Associates
Within non-profit civil society and development organisations, this category of scholarship seeks to increase the levels of advocacy and engagement with Government in promoting sustainable, pro-poor development, and to improve levels and standards of service delivery in the priority sectors of (i) maternal, neonatal and child health services, (ii) basic education services and (iii) rural development and food security with a particular focus on the priority provinces of Balochistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
Profile Specific Eligibility Criteria:
This category targets applicants who may be employed or who are closely associated with (for example, volunteers, associates) non-profit civil society or development organisations. This includes organisations involved in social mobilisation and advocacy for the needs and interests of Pakistan's poorest and marginalised groups (including women, people from ethnic minority groups, people from rural areas and those living with disability).
People working to promote more inclusive and equitable development in the priority sectors of (i) maternal, neonatal and child health services, (ii) basic education services and (iii) rural development and food security in the priority provinces of Balochistan, FATA and KP are encouraged to apply.
This category also targets applicants who are involved in advocacy and engagement with Government in promoting sustainable, pro-poor development in the priority sectors as well as those who are involved in improvement in the level and standard of service delivery in the priority sectors and provinces.
Fifty per cent of the total number of awards will be given to female applicants. Applicants with disability or who are working with people with disability in the priority sectors are encouraged to apply.
- be applying for a course that is relevant to the priority sectors in this profile
- meet the general minimum eligibility criteria and submit a personal statement
- have a minimum of two years relevant work experience in the development sector
- can demonstrate a commitment to reach IELTS band 6.5
- submit a personal statement that clearly articulates how the proposed field of study could add value to improvement in the level and standard of service delivery particularly in the three priority sectors and in promoting sustainable, pro-poor development
- not be above 45 years of age at the time of submitting the application form.
- The cost of the IELTS test will be met by AusAID for the shortlisted candidates who take the test after 27 January 2013 and are successful in the preliminary screening.
- Applicants with disability, who otherwise meet the eligibility criteria, will be supported throughout the selection processes and while studying in Australia.