Seriously. My position will be re-advertised from tomorrow, because of the low number of applicants. If you’re 18-30 years old, have the relevant skills/experience/qualifications and feel like spending a year in Mongolia, apply asap. The jobs will be advertised on the AYAD (Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development) website, here:
My position is basically web-design/maintennance/design/whatever. The project is an English language TV and internet project, on Mongolian National TV. It’s been going since December and basically there’s a Mongolian and a native English speaker who co-host the show. Each week we line up an interesting young Mongolian who speaks decent English and interview them. We try to get some language teaching and fun in there too. We also try to deal with some more important issues for young Mongolians. So far we’ve had people like Quiza (a rapper), Degi (a violinist), Orgil (an actor), Onon (WWF species officer), a debating team, a scholarship student, an achaeologist, etc.
Anyway, there will be another AYAD with a journalism background who will basically run the TV and be the co-host. My job is to look after the website and all other design/tech related things. Each week, we put lessons/teaching materials online, which coincide with what’s happening in the show. The project can be pretty flexible. There could be some DVD production, online and print teaching materials production and we’re even looking to expand into radio. It can be what you want it to be.
Anyone interested can email me for more details, or leave a comment at the bottom of this page. The website, to see what we’re doing at the moment, is at http://voiceboxtv.org/
For the Round 2, assignments will be advertized online from Friday June 15 to Friday June 29.
I finish in October and that intake should arrive in September or October.
*Edit to add: There is no way you can overestimate the time it will take to complete the AYAD application. It’s big. Start early.