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AusAID seeks gender equality specialists to join the ACC register

Are you interested in doing challenging work overseas? Do you have specialist skills that can be applied in post-conflict or disaster recovery situations? Are you flexible, adaptable and like working with a variety of stakeholders? If yes, then read on.

AusAID is seeking highly motivated and experienced specialists to join the Australian Civilian Corps (ACC) register. The ACC is, in essence, a civilian “reserve” that can be used to help restore or rebuild basic services, capability and capacity in countries experiencing or emerging from natural disaster or conflict.

The ACC register has more than 400 specialists in a range of disciplines including health, education, aid coordination and public sector management.

This year we are targeting gender equality specialists to join the ACC register. These specialists will have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • women’s economic empowerment and livelihood
  • prevention of gender-based violence
  • gender responsive health and education services
  • women in decision-making, leadership and peacebuilding.

As an ACC specialist, you may be deployed in a number of scenarios. These include the following; within an Australian or UN managed or funded program, or with ACC counterparts. Deployments typically last between three to 12 months and during that time you will be an employee of the Commonwealth, managed by AusAID under the Australian Civilian Corps Act 2011.

If you are interested in finding out more about the ACC or applying to be part of the ACC register visit the AusAID website (links below) or email

The current selection round closes Monday 6 May 2013.