Community Development Specialist – Ligingi Community Learning Centre (LCLC)

About Ligingi Community Learning Centre (LCLC)
The LCLC is the organisational hub at the heart of Ligingi village’s journey to
create self-directed, positive pathways of transformation. It was founded by
the Ligingi community in May 2011 to facilitate community education, learning
and positive action for change. The LCLC is managed by the Local Management
Committee and supported by an international team of volunteers based in the
city of Melbourne, Australia.
The vision of the LCLC is of a self-sustaining,
vibrant, globally-interconnected Ligingi village community by 2040.
The mission is to empower the women, men and
children of Ligingi village to pursue their own creative pathways of change and
sustainability though collective learning for improved quality of life.
The LCLC Community Development Specialist is
positioned in Ligingi village and works with the LCLC local management
committee (including the Volunteer Community Mobiliser), the wider Ligingi
community, partners and other stakeholders, and the LCLC International Advisory
Committee (based in Australia). The position formally reports to heads of the
International Advisory Committee and to the Local Management Committee.
This exciting role is pivotal to supporting the
rapid growth and development of the LCLC as an organisation, so as to
effectively facilitate and progress the Ligingi community’s journey of positive
change. The position requires a self-driven, committed, independent-minded and
experienced individual with excellent interpersonal and communications
abilities. The primary functions of this role are:
of the role
• Satisfying opportunity to genuinely contribute to
Ligingi and to developing an innovative, grassroots strategy for effective and
meaningful change in the quality of people’s lives • Challenging exercise
providing invaluable professional experience • International personal profile,
including sharing your experiences on the LCLC blog post and social media
platforms • Opportunity for ongoing work and relationships with the LCLC and
Ligingi • Local salary, accommodation and transport • Professional development
and international study opportunities • Opportunity to network and develop
long-term relationships locally and internationally.
Selection Criteria
Bachelors or Masters’ degree in Adult and Community Education/ Rural Development
/ Development Studies or a related field (Essential)
and skills:
• At least 2-5 years’ demonstrated experience in
community / rural development with development NGOs (Essential) • Demonstrated
skills in Participatory Action and Learning methodologies such as REFLECT
acquired through community experience in a similar position (Essential) •
Demonstrated experience and expertise in one or more thematic areas relevant to
the work of the LCLC: Arts & Culture; Education & Health; Environment
& Livelihoods (Essential) • Strong computer skills – including
Microsoft Office, internet, transferring, uploading and editing photos
(Essential) • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills (Essential) • Excellent
communication skills – written and verbal, in-person; training / facilitation
skills (Essential) • Excellent English (written and verbal) and at least 2
local languages. (Essential) Dhopadhola or willingness to learn is preferable
competences and qualities:
• Ability to work and live in a remote village with
limited infrastructure and resources (Essential) • A person of exemplary
character: positive, proactive, dedicated, reliable, loyal, innovative,
respectful, responsible, trustworthy, has excellent initiative (Essential) •
Ability to both lead and to take direction (Essential) • Excellent
interpersonal skills with an ability to work with a wide range of people both
face-to-face and remotely (Essential) • Commitment to the vision, mission,
values and approaches of the LCLC (Essential)
to apply: 
Please send a letter addressing the key selection
criteria and a resume to: Kasi Reynolds, People & Culture Manager, LCLC
Australia, email:
and copy to,
by Friday 9 March 2012, COB. Preliminary interviews will be conducted from 12
March 2012. If you pass initial interviews you will be required to visit
Ligingi village to understand the context of LCLC work. The LCLC is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and would like to work with people of varying backgrounds.
Women and marginalised tribal groups are particularly encouraged to apply

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