Junior EU Aid Volunteer – Expert in gender issues - Niger (Niamey)

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Médecins du Monde Belgium is present in Niger for two principles projects with the following objectives :
• Reinforce the access to the services of sexual and reproductive healthcare in the district of Agadez, for the local population.
• Following the access to the medical and psychological care for migrant residents of transit migrants.
• Contribute to the reduction of the vulnerability of the populations with health risks because of disasters in Niger.

Niger or the Niger is a landlocked country in West Africa. Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria to the south, Benin to the southwest, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. Niger has more than 17 millions of habitants and is divided in 8 regions: Agadez, Diffa, Dosso, Maradi, Niamey, Tahoua, Tillabéry and Zinder.

Since long time Subsaharian Africa has many challenges on health side, and more specific with the most vulnerable persons, because they live in regions where the health risks are more exposed.


The EU Aid Volunteer in Gender Issues shall support the General Coordinator in close collaboration with the Medical coordinator in the development of a set of Gender guidelines in Niger and in the design of the annual Gender Action Plan. He/She will also support the MdM mission as the focal point for Gender.
The EU Aid Volunteer in Gender Issues shall be in close contact with the field team, in particular regarding data collection and reporting. Considering the number of organizations (both national and international) involved in gender and GbV in Niger, he/she will communicate and coordinate activities with them.

Drafting of a set of GbV guidelines

• To take stock of GbV evidence generated by MdM projects in Niger, especially in Agadez with local partners
• To study and assess recommendations of GbV charter produced by MdM.

Sensitization/raising-awareness among MdM staff

• Maintain ongoing communication with the local team to involve them in the advocacy actions
• Internal capacity building in gender mainstreaming, sexual and reproductive rights and sexual and gender diversity.

Elaboration of GbV work plan

• Support the local team in collecting adequate and reliable data to be used in GbV
• Elaborate factsheets highlighting GbV messages
• Create and update a GbV contact list/database.


• Participate in joint initiatives and coordination groups/ subcluster
• In coordination with the humanitarian network to maintain and share information with other relevant stakeholders in Brussels
• Networking with local and international NGOs dealing with Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights, and Gender and sexual diversity in Niger.


• In coordination with MdM Communication Unit at HQ in Brussels, propose communication activities in media/social media to support GbV actions.


Required competences

• Perfect knowledge of French, English is an asset.

• Bachelor of Social Sciences
• Specific gender training
• Postgraduate Degree in Public Health (preferably)
• Vast experience in dealing with gender issues, human rights, gender-based violence
• Experience in the development of qualitative and/or quantitative research
• Experience in development cooperation projects (preferably)

• Very good analytical skills

• Excellent communication skills

• Extensive experience in communicating with institutions and stakeholders (very good institutional skills)

• Ability to work in multicultural environments

• Strategic vision

• Good teamwork skills

Selection criteria
Applications are made directly within the sending organisation, please check out the how to apply section.

The candidate for EU Aid Volunteers must be a citizen of the EU or a third country national who is a long-term resident in an EU Member State, and must have a minimum age of 18 years.

Not all these competences are exception criteria as long as the candidate can show expertise in performing the tasks which the job position involves. His/her motivation will be similarly taken into account. Therefore, a motivation letter should be submitted explaining what drives the candidate to be a volunteer with us.

• Perfect knowledge of French, English is an asset.
• Bachelor of Social Sciences
• Specific gender training
• Vast experience in dealing with gender issues, human rights, gender-based violence

Condition of service

Acquire know-how and skills in a different cultural context
Get rich both professionally and personally with the team
Evaluate your skills
Allow the volunteer to assume responsibilities and assert his skills

The EU Aid Volunteer will be based in Niamey.
- A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (between 300 and 500 Euros per month) in the local currency, that intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
- An allowance is also foreseen during the apprenticeship.
- In addition, for each month of deployment 100 Euros of post-deployment resettlement allowance is foreseen.
- Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered.
- The working calendar will be corresponding to the agenda and system established in the field.
An office will be placed at the disposal of the volunteer on the premises of MdM in Niamey.
- For each month of voluntary activity two days of rest are foreseen, in addition to public holidays. It is highly recommended not to use the rest days during the first and the last month of deployment.
The accommodation of volunteers will be provided by MdM, as well as the management of the security of the buildings (guards). All housing costs (electricity bills, water ...) will be provided by MdM. MdM make every effort to put the volunteers in good housing conditions.

Selection process

Applications should include:
• Completed EUAV application form
• CV in Europass format
• Completed EUAV Self Assessment Questionnaire
• Motivation Letter (in French)
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Skype interviews will be held with shortlisted candidates.
The successful candidates will attend a mandatory online and on-site training provided by the EU before her/his deployment.
The on-site training will have a mandatory section for all the candidates as well as some optional modules, to be provided according to the competences of each candidate EU Aid Volunteer and the needs of the Hosting organisation.
Please note that all costs incurred in relation to the EU on-site training (EU travel, full-board accommodation, and the course itself) will be fully covered.
This mandatory training will take place in March-April 2019.
Important notice: additional candidates may be shortlisted for a single position and proposed for the EU Aid Volunteers training. This is to ensure that for each position, substitute volunteers may be chosen to replace a candidate in case he or she resigns or is no longer available. Where more than one candidate has been shortlisted for a single position, final selection will take place following the training.

Date of training
April 2019
Apprenticeship Placement
Pre-deployment preparation and induction
June 2019
Post-deployment activities
November 2019
Self assessment questionnaire
File Self Assessment Questionnaire