Global Conference

Seeking an experienced Global Conference Coordinator to assist AVI in organising the International Forum for Volunteering for Development (IVCO) IVCO2020 Global Conference – Virtually!

Location: Melbourne & Work From Home!
Applications Close: 9:00am Monday 13 July 2020
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AVI (formally known as Australian Volunteers International) is an Australian not-for-profit international development agency. Since 1951, AVI has facilitated effective development outcomes working side by side with over 3,000 partner organisations, governments and community organisations in 89 developing countries. For more information, visit .

With a head office in Fitzroy, Melbourne, AVI has 150 staff globally across 22 international offices in geographical regions including Asia, Africa, PNG and the Pacific.

AVI has been selected to host this year’s Forum’s global conference, called IVCO2020 from 26-28 October 2020 ( . The conference was arranged for Nadi, Fiji, but will now be virtual on the same dates. vFairs has been selected as the provider of the virtual conference platform.

Reporting to the CEO and International Forum for Volunteering for Development (IVCO) Working Group, this role is responsible for coordinating the virtual conference for AVI. 
The conference is expected to attract between 300-500 delegates.

This is a part-time maximum term role until 30 October 2020, based in Fitzroy, Melbourne with Work from Home arrangements will be in place in light of COVID-19. We will accept applications for those wishing to be engaged on an independent contractor basis.

To be successful in this role you will have the demonstrated experience and knowledge in:

  • Event Management. Global and virtual conference experience preferred!
  • Digital communications, Digital platforms and strong computer literacy
  • Stakeholder management, ideally including Government
  • Conference management
  • Planning and ability to understand and respond to expectations and needs
  • Ability to Problem Solve
  • Strong interpersonal skills and Customer Service approach
  • Strong attention to detail
  • International Development and Not-for-Profit ethos

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Application Procedure

Please submit a cover letter and a current resume to Fiona McDonald at

Applications close at 9:00am Monday 13 July 2020.

AVI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AVI is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, all applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Your privacy is important to AVI.  It is the policy of AVI to respect the confidentiality of information and privacy of individuals. Personal information provided by you as part of your application (whether oral, electronic, or written) will be collected and processed for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment. In order to carry out this purpose, your information may be disclosed to appropriate persons in our offices. Any information we hold will be governed by the most current version of the AVI Privacy Policy which is available upon request.

AVI has a strong commitment to the safety, wellbeing and protection of children and youth. We therefore have robust screening procedures for personnel who are expected to have contact with children in their roles. This will include criminal record check and referee checks.