Fiji

Fiji

Fiji is a group of more than 800 volcanic and coral islands across 18,000 square kilometres of ocean.  English, Fijian and Hindi are the official languages of a population of about 880,000.  Fiji’s major religions are Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.

Ensuring equitable access to quality health and education services is a key development challenge in Fiji. Rising inequality adversely affects the rural poor, women and people living with disabilities. Fiji is also vulnerable to the effects of climate change and extreme weather events.

Australia and Fiji have an enduring relationship, underpinned by strong people-to-people links and longstanding trade and investment ties. Australian aid to Fiji supports increased private sector development and includes gender-focused and disability-focused initiatives.

AVID priorities

  • Private sector development

  • Health

  • Education

“A strong and vibrant Australian volunteer community exists in Fiji and they are known for leaving a legacy of collaboration, cultural respect,  cross sector partnerships, and disability inclusion across sectors. Whatever your expertise and whether you volunteer with government, civil society or institutions, you can impact positive change in Fiji.”

– Fiji In-Country Manager, Emma Davey

ASSIGNMENTS CLOSED

Scope Global is no longer recruiting for the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program. AVID will conclude on 31 December 2017. Volunteers on assignment at that time will be supported to transition to the new Australian Volunteers program. More information about the new Australian Volunteers program can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) website.