Australian Business Volunteers is delighted to announce the commencement of a three year Corporate Institutional Strengthening Program with the Bank of Papua New Guinea. 

Commencing this month, the program will support the capacity building of the Bank’s Corporate Services Department through the provision of Australian expert business volunteers. Each volunteer project, between two and four months in length, will provide targeted organisational development, skills transfer and mentoring.The Bank of Papua New Guinea is the Central Bank and prudential regulator for the country responsible for national monetary policy, financial regulation and prudential standards, an efficient national and international payments system, and the promotion of macro-economic stability and growth. ABV is partnering with the Corporate Services Department, who has the strategic objective of ‘fostering an efficient and cost effective organisation with motivated and skilled staff’.Recruitment has commenced for two initial volunteer advisor positions: firstly a scoping and project to support the development of a three year capacity development plan, outlining opportunities and projects for the Program; and secondly a  communication advisor to support the communications manager in the development of a communications strategy and work plan.Our multi-year partnership programs encompass the scoping, design, delivery and monitoring and evaluation. This supports strong ownership and leadership by the partner, providing both institutional and individual capacity building. By developing capacity from within the organisation the sustainability is ensured after the program comes to an end.

The partnership builds upon our 32 years of providing highly experienced and mature volunteers to support businesses, and through them, communities. The ABV partnership model of providing multiple short term volunteers over several years has proven effective in supporting organisations, including the Vanuatu National Provident Fund, Cambodia Ministry of Economics and Finance, and Papua New Guinea Ports.

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