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Donor Research to Fund Community Development Projects in Papua New Guinea

United States

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: United States
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Urban Development, planning and design
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

Morobe Development Foundation Inc. is a leading Internationally recognised NGO based in Lae Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea who has the vision to help young people reach their full potential by utilizing their hidden talents in community development initiatives so they can realize their potential and become a role model in the community. MDF was established to address a broader and more diverse range of objectives and work through the use of dance, music and drama, MDF’s primary aim is to ensure that women participate equally in decision making in any project undertaken, including projects related to Ending Violence against Women, and promoting Human Rights with a aim to support the Government and UN their Development Goals. MDF, in collaboration with Online Volunteers engaged through the UNV's Unified Volunteer Platform (UVP), has also undertaken various scientific research studies related to the environment - forest cover loss, land use land cover change, the influence of various parameters on surface waters, and coastal shoreline turtle habitat loss. These projects included the participation of various experts and researchers from diverse fields across various countries across the globe - ranging from marine biology, biodiversity conservation, PNG community management, remote sensing, and land use policy among various others. MDF is managed by a management committee, which is made up of the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman, Secretary, the Treasurer, the Project Coordinator, Community Development Officer, and a male and female member of the foundation, and ensures that women participate equally in decision making. We at MDF assert that we have the required skill sets, knowledge, established international network, and the necessary foundational work to undertake projects successfully.


Morobe Development Foundation requires the support of two Online Volunteers to assist MDF in Papua New Guinea by researching potential donors to support community development initiatives aimed at improving the quality of living of the rural communities in Papua New Guinea. Some of the community development projects that MDF is working on is projects on water supply, waste management, and some other initiatives related to awareness and climate change, to name a few. To that end, online volunteers contribution through this assignment would support MDF in achieving its objective and vision which is to develop the rural community in PNG and address challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Task description

MDF requires the support of online volunteers to carry out donor research online using various social media platforms and website to identify potential donors to fund MDF community development projects in Papua New Guinea. The online volunteers will communicate with the focal person of MDF to ensure the task in carried out diligently and the online volunteers will be rewarded with a certificate accordingly after the completion of the task. The Online Volunteers will not be asked or requested to solicit donations/funds from third parties.

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