>>ENGLISH RESOURCE POST, West Kalimantan
>>Ideal for people with a background and interest in: sustainable
>>agriculture, community driven forest preservation, improving clean
>>water access, rural women's empowerment and grassroots community
>>Yayasan Dian Tama, Pontianak, West Kalimantan
>>Founded in 1987 Dian Tama has developed diverse activities and
>>programs within the common theme of the productive and sustainable
>>use of natural resources. Some of their core activities include:
>>o Utilizing charcoal technology for organic farming and soil improvement.
>>o The transfer of charcoal technology to women.
>>o Developing charcoal filters for communities with limited
>>access to clean water.
>>o Encouraging forest communities to conserve forest resources
>>by developing small scale enterprises for the production and
>>marketing of non-timber forest products (such as rubber and bamboo,
>>tree bark, coconut shell and rattan handicrafts).
>>Act as a liaison with foreign funding agencies, translate and edit
>>grant proposals, teach staff English. Lend ideas and implement
>>improvements in project organization, community outreach, document
>>and collect project data, develop own projects based on interest and
>>relevance to YDT.
>>Good writing skills, proficiency with computers, ability to work
>>well with diverse populations, flexibility, self-initiative,
>>creativity. An ability to learn Indonesian quickly. An interest in
>>and experience with non-governmental organizations A background in
>>sustainable agriculture, organic farming, conservation, and
>>community development required. (Japanese language skills helpful).
>>Must attend California based pre-departure training on 4 seperate
>>weekends from March to May. See website for program details.
>>A monthly stipend for housing and living expenses. Round-trip
>>international airfare, pre-departure training, in country
>>orientation, three weeks of intensive language instruction.
>>Pontianak is Borneo's largest city and West Kalimantan's center of
>>government, trade, banking and culture. It lies on the equator and
>>is just north of Indonesia's longest river, the Kapuas, the main
>>highway into the interior of the Borneo jungle. Pontianak is a
>>diverse city with Melayu, Dayak, Madurese and Chinese Indonesian
>>Length of position: 2 years. Departure date July 2000. Applications
>>due Feburary 7th 2000.
>>Contact Michelle Bates-Benetua at 650.725.7433 or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
>>Visit our website at http://www.volasia.org for more information about VIA.
>Program Director for Indonesia and Laos
>*****Please note new address******
>Volunteers in Asia
>PO Box 20266
>Stanford, CA 94039
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