Closing date: 31 January 2017
Work Location: Home-based
Project Overview and Role
Australia Awards – Africa provides a mix of short and long term Awards that directly contribute to the achievement of economic development in Africa while promoting Australia as an active partner in African development. The program builds the technical capacity of Africans so that they can more effectively contribute to development in their home country.
As outlined in the Australia Awards Global Strategy:
Australia Awards are a whole of Australian government initiative bringing together scholarships, fellowships and short courses administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); the Department of Education and Training (Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships); and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
DFAT’s Australia Awards have, over the past decade, expanded beyond traditional long-term scholarships to include a more sophisticated suite of education, training and professional development opportunities.
Using these modalities the Australia Awards – Africa objectives are:
1.Alumni are using awards skills, knowledge and networks to contribute to sustainable development
2.Alumni have positive on-going links with Australia that contribute to positive business and development outcomes and broader cooperation between Australia and partner governments
3.Targeted countries in Africa view Australia as a valued partner