The EU Volunteer will attend a 30-hours online training and a minimum of 9-days in presence training before her/his deployment.
The on-site training costs (EU travel, full-board accommodation, and the course itself) are fully covered by the training provider. Travel outside the EU will be covered only for:
- EU citizens who legally reside in a non-EU country for long-term or forever (i.e. who live in that country);
- EU citizens who are on a temporary assignment in a third country that lasts more than 18 months (i.e. who work in a third country).
Additional candidate volunteers will be trained above the number planned for deployment in order to create a reserve pool to cover drop-outs and unforeseen needs. Therefore, it is possible that for 1 position more than 1 candidate is going to be trained. The final decision will be always taken after the training.
Working and Living Conditions
● Length of deployment: 8 months:
● Deployment duty station:
Volunteers will stay in Nouakchott, the country National Capitol. They will travel for professional work to Nouadhibou, 470 km from Nouakchott in the North of the country on the borders with Morocco where Alianza Mauritania works since 2005. They will also travel to the South of the country where we have been since 2014 and to other places in the South where we intend to intervene soon. The area in the South of Mauritania will be within the provinces of Trarza, Brakna, Gorgol, Guidimakha and Assba.
Nonetheless, for tourism sake, volunteers may travel to Adrar, in the North of Mauritania, where lie the UNISCO World Heritage cities : Chinguitty, Wadane and Oulata.
● Conditions of service during deployment:
A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (457,21Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
In addition, for each month of deployment 100 euro of post deployment resettlement allowance are foreseen.
Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered directly by sending and/or hosting organization.
The working calendar will be corresponding to the agenda and system established in the field.
For each month of voluntary activity 2 days of rest are foreseen, in addition to public holidays. It is highly recommended not to use the free days during the first and the last month of deployment.
● Practical information on the context of deployment:
The national office of Alianza por la Solidaridad Mauritania is located in Nouakchott, the country National Capitol, with one provincial office in Nouadhibou, 470 km from Nouakchott in the North of the country on the borders with Morocco.
Volunteers will be located in Nouakchott, the National Capitol. It is where all the public services lie. Nouakchott hosts the main hospitals, Nouakchott University, research centers, the best private health clinics, the best private schools, the main hotels and most of all it’s the only place where we find supermarkets and have access to luxury facilities. The only international airport of the country is in Nouakchott and there is an abundance of cars for rent.
Accommodation: it will be in a house with services such as hot water, electricity, security, kitchen and well-equipped bathrooms. The area of residency will be in a safe and animated neighbourhood with an easy access to diverse restaurants and markets.
Food: it is easy to get varied foods to cook at home when there is much free time. Nevertheless, when the workload is heavy, there are many restaurants with daily diverse menus (African, Arab, European and Asian), in addition, of course to local food (rice and fish, rice and meat, couscous, and Michoui – roasted sheep meat).
Health: there are no compulsory vaccinations, but mosquito prevention measures should be taken to avoid Malaria.
Security: Staff and volunteers must strictly follow the security protocols