About us 

The Australia Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue (AVYLD/Dialogue) is an independent non-profit initiative that was established to nurture relationships, promote engagement and incubate collaboration between Australian and Vietnamese young leaders from a broad spectrum of society. Through people to people links, we believe the bilateral relationship between Australia and Vietnam can be strengthened to contribute to the development of each respective nation.

The inaugural Dialogue occurred in May 2017, Sydney, Australia and was followed by the second Dialogue in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in May 2019. In 2019, 11 leaders between the ages of 25-35 years of age were selected to represent each country out of a total of 2000 expressions of interests. 

Our AVYLD Alumni are an inspirational, talented group of young leaders. They have been identified to be significant people of impact in their respective nations in the next 10 years and beyond. They came together as part of the Dialogues to incubate relationships and establish a powerful network of influential changemakers. The Dialogue is a biannual initiative with locations rotating between the countries, together with a series of events and activities between the Dialogues to nurture the powerful Alumni network and strengthen the Australia-Vietnam bilateral relationship.


The Dialogue was supported previously by the Australia ASEAN Council, as part of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and significant corporate partnerships from both Australia and Vietnam. In the past, delegates have been invited to meet both Vietnamese and Australian Prime Ministers as well as Foreign Ministers of both countries. The Dialogue has become a key platform to develop high-level people to people links. Since 2017, as a result of AVYLD, a social enterprise has been created assisting victims of domestic violence. The non-profit was created during AVYLD 2017 and is now fully operational in Vietnam. It is aptly named Hope Box. A sister city relationship has been initiated and pursued, as well as education, healthcare and other linkages. The people to people links are deep and ongoing as a result of our intentional design of nurturing exceptional change-makers. 

Publications Editor

AVYLD is recruiting a volunteer Publication Editor to join the Steering Committee which will plan and implement the 2021 Australia Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue in mid-2021, Australia, together with other smaller milestone events in the lead-up, in both Australia and Vietnam. The Steering Committee will also be offered the chance to participate in the Dialogue. In 2017 and 2019, our Steering Committee were able to hear from over 50 speakers, attended multiple high-level receptions, networked with influential leaders from a diverse array of sectors, and took great pride in being part of the AVYLD community.

Reporting to: Co-Steering Committee Directors

We are looking for a highly competent Publications Editor to oversee and manage the production of the yearly AVYLD publication. This publication features articles from AVYLD alumni, and experts across the Australia-Vietnam bilateral relationship. You will engage with the AVYLD graphic designer to ensure the publication is on-brand, and your core role will be to curate and edit the contents of the publication. You will report to the Co-Steering Committee Directors and receive direction from the Board of Directors, to make sure it is in line with our AVYLD values and mission.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Curation and management of the yearly AVYLD publication to be published at the time of the 2021 Dialogue, or as discussed. 
  • Drafting and editing articles for inclusion in the publication, on behalf of AVYLD Co-Steering Committee Directors and Board of Directors. 
  • Coordinating and liaising with AVYLD alumni, Board members, Advisory Committee and other stakeholders to seek articles for the inclusion in the publication – this will range from pitching ideas for content, through to briefing and final editing.
  • Sourcing and locating appropriate images, quotations and brand elements for the publication.
  • Working closely with the AVYLD graphic designer to ensure the publication meets brand guidelines and is suitable to be published.
  • Source quotations for publication to be printed and available in both Australia and Vietnam, and to be published online, meeting accessibility requirements.
  • Other tasks as required to ensure successful delivery of all events associated with AVYLD.


  • Embody the values and mission of AVYLD
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in a professional setting, with demonstrated experience in writing articles or publications.
  • Based in Australia or Vietnam
  • Demonstrated experience and/or interest in the Australia Vietnam relationship
  • Willingness to commit to 2-3 hours per week for the duration of the role, but with a one-week commitment during the actual Dialogue (hours may vary leading up to and during events) noting a significant increase in hours may be required closer to the Dialogue.
  • Responsive, diligent, open and honest 
  • Passionate about contributing to the development of society
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Very organised and has exceptional attention to detail.

To apply:

Please send your CV and a short statement on “Why you would like to join the Steering Committee” to

Deadline: 10th July 2020

Commencement period: Mid-July 2020 until 30 December 2021