Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
Te Rau Herenga O Aotearoa

Library and Community Engagement Adviser

Location: Dili, Timor-Leste
Duration: 2-years

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.

We are looking for a volunteer 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.

VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

For more information on this assignment and how to apply please click here or email

Closing date: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017
The Reading Room

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