Deng joined Burnet Institute in July 2021 as a Research Assistant in the Optimise Study qualitative research Team. He is a bi-lingual data collector working with Dinka (Thuɔŋjäŋ) speaking community so that their experiences with impact of COVID-19 pandemic are shared in this study.
Deng comes with 11 years of experiences in health awareness, youth work, case management, youth justice, AOD counselling & supports, community development and advocacy.
- 2019- Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC)’s Regional Advisory Council Member
- 2016 - Western English Language School - Councillor
- 2015 – 2017 South Sudanese Wellbeing Foundation - Director
- 2011 – 2014 Derrimut Community Centre - YMCA Advisory Community Member
- 2011 – 2013 Maribyrnong African Youth Advancement Committee - Deputy Secretary General
- 2013- 2019 Horn of Africa Communities Network - Secretary General
- 2011 – 2012 Victoria University Open Day Host - Volunteer
- 2009 – 2010 Smith Family Organisation - Volunteer Centralised Administration Process
- 2018- Navigator Case Manager, Anglicare Victoria
- 2014-2018 : Case Manager, AOD ( Alcohol & Other Drugs), YSAS
- 2010-2014 : Case Worker, Refugee Settlement Program, CatholicCare
- 2012-2014 : Research Assistant, Victoria University
- 2015 : Bachelor of Legal Practice Management, Victoria University
- 2014 : Certificate IV in Alcohol & Other Drugs, Odyssey House
- 2008 : Accredited Dinka Interpreter & Translator, Australia
- 2019: Nominated for Excellence in Service Award and Received a highly commended award, Anglicare Victoria.
- 2014: Nominated for Norma Parker Award, CatholicCare Victoria and Tasmania
- 2013: Student Leadership Award- Victoria University for “Demonstrated outstanding leadership and engagement activities at VU and in the community”.
- 2014: Nominated for Emerging Community Leadership- Civic Community Leadership Award – Maribyrnong City Council
- 2014: Nominated for Newsboys Foundation leadership award