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Pacific Project 2016 Assistant Director
Pacific Project is an annual trip for high school students that combines a week at the prestigious UN Youth Australia National Conference with a cultural exchange on a Pacific Island. If you're ready to discover new countries, cultures and communities, apply for Pacific Project.
In 2015, UN Youth NZ took a delegation of ten New Zealand high school students first to Hobart for UN Youth Australia’s National Conference. Here, they joined over 100 passionate young people from all across Australia and experienced a week packed full of Model UN debates, incredible workshops, fascinating speakers and so much more.
Hobart was followed by a cultural exchange in Vanuatu where delegates experienced a new culture, engaged in locally-driven volunteer activities and learnt about New Zealand’s role in Pacific development.
The Assistant Director Position
UN Youth New Zealand will select two Assistant Directors to assist the Director in leading the delegation. The role of an Assistant Director is primarily to support the Director in the responsibilities discussed above. It is likely that each Assistant Director will be assigned a specific role pertaining to a particular aspect of Pacific Project. These roles might cover things such as educational material, logistics, or sponsorship.
The role of an Assistant Director at National Conference will be acting as a Divisional Facilitator. Similar to the Director’s role, this emphasises facilitation and looking after welfare of delegates.
The Pacific Project Assistant Director positions are partially subsidised. Each Assistant Director must be prepared to pay a fee of roughly $1,500 NZD (within a 10% margin) towards the trip. Ultimately, this fee is dependent on the budget prepared by the Director; confirmation of this budget will occur in consultation with the National Executive.
The Director and Assistant Directors will be reimbursed for reasonable expenses in the performance of their duties. The Directors may also have to cover some incidental costs themselves.
SEND APPLICATION FORM TO: [email protected]
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 11/09/15