Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Project Management and Administration in Cambodia [GVC16_CAM_PAD_JR]

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The EU Aid Volunteers project aims to strengthen the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster affected communities through the deployment of EU Aid Volunteers. EU Aid Volunteers deployment opportunities will be offered to 32 people in Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Senegal, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Philippines, Palestine, Lebanon and Cambodia.

Through their volunteering deployments, EU Aid Volunteers will support the sharing of good practices and lessons learned around disaster risk management, Early Warning System, logistic chain in emergency response and resilience in vulnerable communities, and help to boost and strengthen the humanitarian skills and capacities of a range of humanitarian actors.

The expected impact of the project is fully oriented to a whole process of skills creation and knowledge reinforcement, suitable to generate change on preparedness and resilience mechanisms among vulnerable populations, technicians and authorities at different levels, based on an active collaboration of key private and public humanitarian actors.

EU Aid Volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds will be deployed for periods between 2 and 12 months depending on the profile and needs of each participating non-EU country.

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In the framework of this project GVC deploys 1 EU Aid Volunteer to Cambodia.

To know more EUAV opportunities in this and other Countries with GVC please consult this page:

With a population of 13.4 million, Cambodia is one of the most populous countries in Southeast Asia, and also one of the poorest. 80% of the population is rural, and an estimated one-third of Cambodians still live below the poverty line. After decades of civil war, the country emerged from conflict in the early 1990s, and the reconstruction phase has seen some economic growth, as well as improvements in overall health, education and income standards. However, significant challenges remain, and Cambodia is still classified as one of the world’s Least Developed Countries.

Moreover, Cambodia is one of the most disaster-prone countries in Asia, with floods and drought the primary natural hazards to affect the country. These have caused significant loss of life and substantial damages to infrastructure, agriculture and livelihoods. The frequent natural disasters have exacerbated the vulnerability of the mostly poor and rural population. In addition, issues with significant humanitarian impact, including climate change, landmines, environmental degradation, water and sanitation, health and other developmental issues, also affect Cambodia, severely obstructing development in a country seeking to rise out of years of internal conflict and instability.

Currently, much of disaster management in Cambodia is focused at the community level on preparedness, disaster risk reduction and response preparation.

Cambodia continues to strengthen its capacity to prepare and respond to disasters but will likely require continuing assistance from the international community for many years. It will take concerted efforts in coordination and cooperation with regional countries and other foreign nations, as well as support from the international humanitarian community, to help Cambodia prepare for, respond and minimize the effects of disasters.

Migration and Human Trafficking challenge:
Poverty, lack of jobs within Cambodia and family expectations are some of the driving factors pushing citizens to take advantage of globalization and the labour market imbalance between countries by migrating for better opportunities. Because of the inadequate economic, social or physical security of the migrants, the opportunities can end up being exploitative. Many migrants (usually undocumented) are victimized at the hands of perpetrators of contemporary forms of slavery, through human trafficking (especially women and children), labour exploitation and forced marriage. Strains brought on by financial insecurity are believed to lead to heightened stress and desperation, which in turn can stimulate a predisposition to domestic violence. Protections for migrant workers can be difficult to enforce due to the cross-country nature of the relationships.

Security conditions
Security conditions in Cambodia are generally good.
Incidents of politically-motivated violence have fallen in recent years, but political disputes could trigger violent protests.
The volunteer will be hosted by GVC Cambodia, responsible of coordination and implementation of activities at national level.
GVC Cambodia is active in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction, Food Security, human trafficking and migrations.
The volunteer will also work in direct coordination with local implementing partners aiming to building local community resilience to disasters.

GVC values:
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independency.
We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
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Technical tasks

• Managing and implementing the project activities ensuring an accurate and timely reporting according to GVC, donor and other applicable timeframes and formats and archiving the various type of documents (list of beneficiaries, procurement procedures, photographic documentation and project visibility);
• Managing the budget for the assigned project to ensure the application of GVC standards to all the expenses;
• Collaborating with the administrator in the financial management, including accountability and good governance;
• Organizing and implementing the monthly programming work;
• Coordinating, participating and supporting all the other activities required for the proper development of the mission.

Coordination tasks

• Participating in the team coordination meetings.

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

The EU Aid Volunteer shall:
• Promote local volunteerism in disaster risk reduction, prevention and response;
• Train local volunteers on organization and implementation of volunteer-based activities, when applicable;
• Promote partnerships and collaboration between local and European organizations;
• Draft and publish articles describing volunteer's experience in the field;
• Gather audiovisual materials to be used in a public awareness activity in the volunteer's local community in Europe;
• In coordination with the NGOs partner of the project, organize and execute a public awareness activity once back in Europe.


The EU Aid Volunteer shall perform other duties, as required.

6 months of apprenticeship are foreseen in the GVC HQ in Bologna before the deployment.

Required competences


  • Preferred studies in International Relations / Social Studies / Political Science / Economics;
  • Desirable Humanitarian / Development Project Cycle Management knowledge;


  • Fluent in English written and spoken;
  • Knowledge of Italian is an asset;


  • Strong organizational and project coordination skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, and good general knowledge of the full Office suite;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, coordination and stress management;
  • Adaptability;
  • Team working;
  • Strong initiative and autonomy;
  • Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions;
  • Good interpersonal, team working skills and ability to work independently;
  • Knowledge of Project Cycle Management and Strong analytical skills (data and financial);
  • Skills and experience in report and proposal writing



  • Previous experience in developing countries;
  • Minimum 1 years of working experience in relevant fields;
  • Prior volunteer experience is an asset.
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.

Availability for the following activities:
• Training in presence starting from May 2019;
• Pre-deployment induction in GVC HQ, in Bologna, starting from June 2019;
• Apprenticeship starting from July 2019;
• Deployment starting from January 2020.

GVC applies a policy of equal opportunities and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Condition of service

The EU Aid Volunteer will attend a 30-hours online training and a 9-12-days in presence training before her/his deployment.

The in presence training will have a standard part for all the candidates and some optional modules, decided according to the competences of the EU Aid Volunteer and the needs of the hosting organization.

During the apprenticeship the EU Aid Volunteer will have the chance to experience the work in a sending organization; during the deployment, she/he will improve languages skills and the ability to work in an international context. His/her professional skills will be strengthened.

The EU Aid Volunteer will have a Learning and Development Plan for the on-going assessment of her/his competences during the deployment.

Length of Apprenticeship:
• 6 months;

Apprenticeship duty station:
• Bologna, Italy, GVC HQ;

Conditions of service during the Apprenticeship:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (526,27 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport;
• A contribution for the accommodation in Bologna is foreseen;
• The working calendar will be corresponding to the agenda and system established in the HQ;
• For each month of voluntary activity two days of rest are foreseen;

Hosting Organization:
• The Hosting Organization for the present deployment is GVC Cambodia;

Length of Deployment:
• 6 months;

Deployment duty station:
• Siem Reap, Cambodia, with missions in the field;

Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (335,82 Euro 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 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.
Conditions related to in-presence training:
• If a candidate volunteer is working outside of the EU, travel costs will be fully covered if EU citizens 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;

On the contrary, only travel costs from an EU country to the training venue shall be covered if:
• EU citizens on a temporary assignment in a third country that lasts less than 18 months;
• EU citizens selected by the same organization or affiliate with which they have an on-going assignment in the third country if this assignment is longer than 18 months;

Please note that more than one candidate per position will attend the training, to create an additional pool to cover drop-outs and unforeseen needs.

Selection process

To apply, the candidate shall fulfill the Application Form online, attach the CV, a Motivation Letter and the Self-Assessment Questionnaire.

• Submission of applications: from 26/02/2019 to 26/03/2019
• Shortlisting and interviews of the candidates: from 26/03/2019 to 02/04/2019

In case of changes of the dates, the candidates will be notified.

• All the interviews will be done online. The interviews have the aim to explore both the competences and the motivations of the candidates;
• The selected candidate/s for each vacancy will be notified by 02/04/2019. The date of the notification may vary according to the number of application received;
• The selected candidate/s will attend an online and in-presence training, which are part of the selection process;

Date of training
Training will take place in May 2019. Training sessions will be in English.
Apprenticeship Placement
An apprenticeship is foreseen from July 2019 to December 2019 in GVC HQ in Bologna, Italy
Pre-deployment preparation and induction
The pre-deployment induction is a compulsory activity for all the EU Aid Volunteers. It is foreseen at GVC HQ in Bologna before the departure. Two days of specific in-country induction are foreseen in Cambodia at her/his arrival.
Post-deployment activities
After the end of the deployment, the EU Aid Volunteer will have a final debriefing and will take part to the final activities of the project, that will be communicated during the pre-deployment induction.
Self assessment questionnaire