The CSV Hub Project Lead is based in Melbourne, Australia. CSV Hub Coordinators and volunteers are based in Myanmar, and the Pacific.
Project lead & co-ordinators
Child Safeguarding Hub Project Lead
Fiona is a child safeguarding and child protection specialist and has worked in the international development sector for over 15 years. Fiona is the project lead for AVI’s Child Safe Volunteering Hub.
As an advocate for the rights of children, Fiona has worked in partnership with organisations across Australia and internationally to strengthen policy, practices and systems to protect the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
As a consultant she facilitated workshops on child safeguarding and the prevention of sexual misconduct for the Council for International Development in New Zealand, and conducted child safeguarding reviews for organisations including AVI and Oxfam Australia. Fiona also developed a Child Safeguarding Toolkit for Oxfam Australia.
Fiona was the Child Safeguarding Advisor at Save the Children for seven years, has co-written child protection guidance notes for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was a member of the expert panel for the child safe organisation study commissioned by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Australia).
Yin Yin Thatun
International Projects Coordinator, Yangon Myanmar
Yin Yin is the focal point for Child Safe Volunteering Hub in Myanmar. Recently completing her Masters’ in Peace and Conflict, Yin Yin has worked in the international development sector for six years, in Myanmar, Thailand, Australia and in Sweden. She is highly experienced in project coordination and partnership management. She has assisted in strengthening and developing Child Protection Policies within different organisations in Myanmar through people-to-people knowledge sharing and capacity strengthening.
In Sweden, she along with her team worked and advocated for women and youth empowerment and inclusion in the area of peace and conflict.
In addition to representing CSV Hub, Yin Yin in her current role helps manage the Sustainable Tourism Hub, and is building an investment fund for female entrepreneurs with disabilities. Her core motivation and focus lies in the positive development of her country in Myanmar, and achieving this by working with and for marginalised population.
Child Safeguarding Hub Coordinator, Suva Fiji
Amita has worked in the development sector in Fiji for over 10 years. Amita is the Coordinator for AVI’s Child Safe Volunteering Hub for Fiji and Vanuatu. Amita is an experienced social worker and has worked in the NGO sector for 7 years specialising in child protection and safeguarding policies and procedure development and managing community-based projects focused on children and communities.
Being a passionate and committed advocate for Children’s rights, Amita has worked with a wide range of stakeholders in Fiji both in the Development and Humanitarian Sector promoting the rights and well-being of children.
Amita has worked for Save the Children Fiji in lead roles across different sectors including Child Protection, Disaster Risk Reduction, Health, Child Sensitive Livelihoods and Food Security. Amita has also been the Program Manager for Save the Children managing the Development Programme Portfolio.
Child Safe Communications Support Officer, UNICEF, Yangon, Myanmar
Lucy has spent the past six years working in the international development sector coordinating programs with operations across the Indo-Pacific.
Before moving to Yangon, Lucy spent time working on development programs in Australia, Peru, Sri Lanka and Nepal where she worked with partners in the region to mobilise skilled volunteers and scholars. Lucy has experience in partnership and contract management for the delivery of specialised training, and has experience delivering marketing and recruitment campaigns for skilled volunteer programs.
Lucy is currently working with the Child Protection team at UNICEF in Yangon, as Child Safe Communications Support Officer. In her role, Lucy is supporting the work of the local team to implement and advocate for child protection practices in the tourism sector, specifically in the area of voluntourism and residential care. She is also providing communication and coordination support to the broader Child Protection team. Alongside her work with UNICEF, Lucy is working with the Child Safe Volunteer Hub, to bring together stakeholders from across Myanmar and the region, to share best practices in child safe tourism.