EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

Food and nutrition

Junior/Senior EU Aid Volunteer, Mali (Bamako): Public Health Reinforcement Officer

Deployment dates: 
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Description: 
  • Medico-Nutritional Assistance for Pregnant Women and Breastfeeding Women (FEFA), Women of Childbearing Age (FAP) and Children Under Five.
  • General Objective: Contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality of the population affected by the crises in Northern Mali.
  • Specific objective: To improve access to free and quality medical and nutritional care for populations affected by crises in northern Mali.
  • Beneficiaries: The project will directly support 53 Community Health Centers and 2 Reference Health Centers in northern Mali in the Gao and Menaka regions.
  • Result 1: The availability and quality of maternal and child health care is improved.
  • Result 2: The evolution of the financing system in the health sector in the districts of Gao and Bourem is accompanied by a strengthening of the mechanisms for identifying and providing care for the most vulnerable categories of populations.
  • Result 3: State actors, accompanied in the steering and the implementation of interventions in the health sector of the project, are capitalized for the sustainable strengthening of the health system.
Required competences: 

- Qualifications related to health (certifying knowledge as a nurse, doctor or pharmacist)

- Knowledge of Tropical Medicine / Public Health / Health Systems Organisation

- Basic methods of simple data analysis

- Quality improvement techniques

- Qualitative survey techniques

- Mastery of French and English essential

- Analytical, synthetic skills and a disciplined mind

- Work organisation and priority management skills, involving significant professional pressure - Writing, Communication, Public Speaking

- Dynamic, initiative, autonomous, respecting rules in workplace

- Courtesy, openness and flexibility, essential humor

- Computer skills (qualifications or certifications in some of the following applications are recommended): o Standard tools OS: Windows .MS Office, MS Projects o Data collection tools § Google Forms, Kobo Toolbox, SMAP, HQ Commcare and IFORM Generator. o Analysis of data and statistics § MS Excel. SPSS o Database servers § R, MySQL, MS Access

Project: 
Medicos del Mundo Deployment of EU Aid Volunteers
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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.

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Minimum Requirements: 

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Learning Opportunities: 

Every volunteer will have a Learning and Development plan.

Working and Living Conditions: 

This volunteering opportunity is provided in the context of a collaboration with the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative. The volunteer will have a standard of living similar to the standard in the country.

Conditions of service during deployment: A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (299,27 Euros per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
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.
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.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
May/June 2018
Deployment: 
30/06/2018 - 30/12/2018
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
June 2018
Post-deployment activities: 
January 2019
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
2
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

Shortlisting and interviews are expected to take place between 16/03/18 and 30/03/18.

Please note that only completed applications that are submitted through http://www.mdm-euaidvolunteers.org/join-euav/ will be considered. Applications should include:
• Completed EUAV application form (in French)
• CV in Europass format (in French)
• Completed EU Aid Volunteer self-assessment questionnaire (in French)
• Motivation Letter (in French)

Interview Process: 

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 May/June 2018.

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.

Expected date decision on outcome: 
Operational details & security context: 

Mali is facing a series of complex challenges coupled with structural problems of underdevelopment.

The major health problems and needs of the region can be summarized as follows:
- poor sanitary coverage;
- lack of infrastructure and equipment;
- lack of qualified human resources;
- limited use of health services;
- Food insecurity and high risks of malnutrition;
- The high risks of epidemics.

The post is based in Bamako and security conditions currently do not allow for movement to the bases of Gao and Menaka.

Some features that define the operational and security context of the project can be described as follows:

- High crime. High frequency of burglary with violence.
- Interethnic clashes in a context of evolution / societal challenge of the established order.
- Work in semi remote control which requires an important operational follow-up and a rigorous and severe management and logistic control.
- Presence of radicals on the ground with red zones: southeast of Gao; southwest of Menaka. MdM BE in these areas has Advanced Health Posts rather than its own teams in order not to expose them to hazards and incidents as was the case in 2015.
- Barkhane's military operations and G5 Sahel forces.
- Health-specialised civil-military operations of Barkhane.
- No GSM coverage on the ground.

Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
Médecins du Monde- Mali
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
Médecins du Monde - Dokters van de Wereld
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-3.520471663,"longitude":17.362972883,"country":"ML"}
Task: 
Strengthen the quality of care and health services

- Conduct a PDCA cycle per trimester to improve and sustain the supply of sexual and reproductive health care services in the Ménaka Region
- Periodically collect data corresponding to the objectives of the project
- Validate the data
- Analyse the data (patient orientation, outcome orientation, comparative analysis between health areas)
- Propose a synthesis to the field teams
- Define improvements to be implemented, with deadlines and a new collection of data

Monitoring the management of technical material resources

- Analyse resource management indicators to propose more effective and efficient management measures for resources
- Monitoring medication consumption and medical consumables
- Stock evaluation (foreseeable or actual breaks and expiration)
- Assessment of the appropriate use of resources

Qualitative analysis of the functioning of health services

- Support the realisation of qualitative surveys (surveys, focus groups) among users of services and professionals to identify processes to adapt and propose adaptations
- Development of information collection tools (questionnaires, interview guides or focus group)
- Analysis of collected data
- Implementation of feedback tools
- Feedback to the target groups concerned (Populations, Community Health Associations, Professionals, Authorities)

Senior EU Aid Volunteer, Mali (Bamako): Support Services Development Officer (administration – finances - logistics)

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 
  • Medico-Nutritional Assistance for Pregnant Women and Breastfeeding Women (FEFA), Women of Childbearing Age (FAP) and Children Under Five.
  • General Objective: Contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality of the population affected by the crises in Northern Mali.
  • Specific objective: To improve access to free and quality medical and nutritional care for populations affected by crises in northern Mali.
  • Beneficiaries: The project will directly support 53 Community Health Centers and 2 Reference Health Centers in northern Mali in the Gao and Menaka regions.
  • Result 1: The availability and quality of maternal and child health care is improved.
  • Result 2: The evolution of the financing system in the health sector in the districts of Gao and Bourem is accompanied by a strengthening of the mechanisms for identifying and providing care for the most vulnerable categories of populations.
  • Result 3: State actors, accompanied in the steering and the implementation of interventions in the health sector of the project, are capitalized for the sustainable strengthening of the health system.
Required competences: 

Knowledge of basic administrative and financial policies and procedures - Accounting (SAGA program knowledge desired) - Project cycle management; - Knowledge of audit or internal control - Knowledge of at least one funder (several is an asset) - Analysis capabilities to propose innovative strategies or approaches, - Capabilities of analysis, synthesis and rigor - Ability to work in organization and to prioritise management, with strong professional pressure - Dynamic, initiative, autonomous, respect for rules - Courtesy, openness and flexibility, essential humor - Computer skills (qualifications or certifications in some of the following applications are recommended: o Standard tools OS: Windows .MS Office, MS Projects o Data collection tools § Google Forms, Kobo Toolbox, SMAP, HQ Commcare and IFORM Generator. o Analysis of data and statistics § MS Excel. SPSS o Database servers § R, MySQL, MS Access

Project: 
Medicos del Mundo Deployment of EU Aid Volunteers
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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.

_

Minimum Requirements: 

_

Learning Opportunities: 

Every volunteer will have a Learning and Development plan.

Working and Living Conditions: 

This volunteering opportunity is provided in the context of a collaboration with the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative. The volunteer will have a standard of living similar to the standard in the country.

Conditions of service during deployment: A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (299,27 Euros per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
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.
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.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
May/June 2018
Deployment: 
30/06/2018 - 30/12/2018
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
June 2018
Post-deployment activities: 
January 2019
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

Shortlisting and interviews are expected to take place between 16/03/18 and 30/03/18.

Please note that only completed applications that are submitted through http://www.mdm-euaidvolunteers.org/join-euav/ will be considered. Applications should include:
• Completed EUAV application form (in French)
• CV in Europass format (in French)
• Completed EU Aid Volunteer self-assessment questionnaire (in French)
• Motivation Letter (in French)

Interview Process: 

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 by the training provider.

This mandatory training will take place in May/June 2018.

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.

Expected date decision on outcome: 
Operational details & security context: 

Mali is facing a series of complex challenges coupled with structural problems of underdevelopment.

The major health problems and needs of the region can be summarized as follows:
- poor sanitary coverage;
- lack of infrastructure and equipment;
- lack of qualified human resources;
- limited use of health services;
- Food insecurity and high risks of malnutrition;
- The high risks of epidemics.

The post is based in Bamako and security conditions currently do not allow for movement to the bases of Gao and Menaka.

Some features that define the operational and security context of the project can be described as follows:

- High crime. High frequency of burglary with violence.
- Interethnic clashes in a context of evolution / societal challenge of the established order.
- Work in semi remote control which requires an important operational follow-up and a rigorous and severe management and logistic control.
- Presence of radicals on the ground with red zones: southeast of Gao; southwest of Menaka. MdM BE in these areas has Advanced Health Posts rather than its own teams in order not to expose them to hazards and incidents as was the case in 2015.
- Barkhane's military operations and G5 Sahel forces.
- Health-specialised civil-military operations of Barkhane.
- No GSM coverage on the ground.

Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
Médecins du Monde- Mali
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
Médecins du Monde - Dokters van de Wereld
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-3.520471663,"longitude":17.362972883,"country":"ML"}
Task: 
Strengthen the capacities of the Support Services team in the Mali mission

- Support mainly the financial staff (80%) and to a lesser extent administrative and logistical staff (20%).
- Apply the internal control procedures on the Mali mission.
- Allow officials to formulate positions and / or make decisions on the basis of well-founded, concrete and precise arguments.
- Support to the development of a training policy in line with MdM-BE's budgets to improve the staff's capacities in order to allow for a better use and understanding of the tools of the mission
- Development of a training needs identification panel
- Proposals for different types of training internally and externally
- Support to the development of a training schedule

Administrative and Juridical Watch

- Support to the updating and follow-up of the new legislation in Malian labor law
- Update of a legislation monitoring dashboard
- Reading and analysis of Malian legislation
- Collaboration with the lawyer contracted by MdM-BE
- Development and updating of a legal watch manual

Budgetary Follow-up

- Development of budgets for donors
- Prepare donor coverage for mission projects
- Monthly updates of donor follow-ups with the program and finance team
- Allow the project manager to know the state of consumption of their budget
- Update of budget follow-ups
- Verification of expenditure forecasts
- Verification of the good recovery of balance sheets to the headquarters

Development of Administrative and Financial Tools

- Development and / or improvement of the admin / financial tools in order to facilitate the implementation of these tools within the entire staff and coordination
- Development of dashboards and tools for monitoring personnel files
- Development and / or updating of an administrative and financial procedures manual
- Design of the HR organization chart "support services" with the GC and support its implementation
- Development of action plans

Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Logistic and Administration in Burundi [VOL4HA_GVC_BUR_LOG_JR]

Documents: 
Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

The project “EU Aid Volunteers Involvement for Increasing People-Centred Humanitarian Response capacity” – VOL4HA, led by Alianza por la Solidaridad aims to boost the humanitarian aid sector's capacity to provide needs based humanitarian aid in disaster prone and disaster affected areas. Four EU organisations from Italy, Greece, Hungary and Spain will work together with 16 organisations from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Middle East and North African countries, and Asia in different activities, all participating in humanitarian actions.

For the present vacancy, GVC will act as sending organisation and GVC Burundi will be the hosting organisation. None of them are faith-based organisations.

More info about this project available here: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/eu-aid-volunteers-involvement-increasing-people-centered-humanitarian-response-capacity_en

In the framework of this project GVC deploys 2 EU Aid Volunteers to Burundi. To know more EUAV opportunities in this and other Countries with GVC please consult this page: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/gvc-gruppo-di-volontariato-civile_en

Required competences: 

Studies

·         Professional qualification in logistics or training in Supply Chain Management, Business Management, Humanitarian Logistics or a related field would be desirable

Languages

·         Fluent in French, both written and verbal.

·         Good knowledge of English

·         Knowledge of Italian is an asset

Skills

·         Planning, organization and resolution capacities

·         Experience in logistics management in emergencies

·         Good knowledge of procurement procedures of different donors

·         Good knowledge of procurement and management procedures

·         Adaptability

·         Team working

·         Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions

Experiences

·         Previous experience of minimum 1 or 2 years in logistics or logistics coordination by a humanitarian organization

·         Desirable previous experience in developing countries

Prior volunteer experience is an asset

Project: 
EU Aid Volunteers Involvement for Increasing People-Centered Humanitarian Response capacity
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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 April-May 2018;
• Pre-deployment induction in GVC HQ, in Bologna, starting from June2018;
• Deployment starting from July 2018.

Minimum Requirements: 

GVC applies a policy of equal opportunities and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of sex, race, color, 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.

Learning Opportunities: 

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

Working and Living Conditions: 

Hosting Organization:
• The Hosting Organization for the present deployment is GVC Burundi
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Bujumbura, Burundi, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (362,66 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.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Training will take place in April – May 2018. Training sessions will be in French only if the minimum number of participants will be reached. Otherwise it will be in English.
Apprenticeship Placement: 
No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position
Deployment: 
01/07/2018
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 Burundi at her/his arrival.
Post-deployment activities: 
After the end of the deployment, the 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
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

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 30/01/2018 to 01/03/2018;
• Shortlisting and interviews of the candidates: from 02/03/2018 to 06/04/2018.

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

Interview Process: 

• 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 06/04/2018. 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;
• PLEASE NOTE THAT MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE PER POSITION WILL ATTEND THE TRAINING;
• THE FINAL DECISION ABOUT THE CANDIDATE TO BE DEPLOYED WILL BE TAKEN JUST BY SENDING AND HOSTING ORGANIZATION AFTER THE TRAINING

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 the 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 takes places following the training.

Expected date decision on outcome: 
Operational details & security context: 

- Humanitarian Context
Burundi has been hit by a vast political and social crisis since 2015, which is having significant repercussions from an economic point of view, especially in rural areas of the country. During 2017, around 427.989 people fled to neighboring states. At the same time the flow of migrant from neighboring states to Burundi counts 63.848 people (http://www.unhcr.org/burundi-situation.html). The consequences of this crisis contribute to amplify an already critical situation regarding nutrition, food security and access to basic services for the population. From the results of the global analysis for food safety and vulnerability (CFSVA 2016/17), it came out, in fact, that the situation of food insecurity in the country is worrying and continuously deteriorating.
GVC began its operations in Burundi in 1995 with emergency programs, and from 2005, with the return of political and social stability, by reviving development programs in support of local governments. During these 21 years of continuous presence in the country with the support of various donors GVC has carried out actions in several areas: health, nutrition, food safety, protection, wash. Currently GVC is working in seven provinces (Bujumbura, Bubanza, Cibitoke, Makamba, Rutana, Ruyigi and Cankuzo) on nutritional promotion and capacity building projects for actors involved in the management of acute malnutrition. In the Province of Bujumbura, GVC has been active since 1995 with different interventions all focused on strengthening the health system. From 2012 until 2016, GVC has managed a program of nutritional rehabilitation and promotion of behavioral change in food consumption, on the 427 hills of three provinces: Bujumbura, Bubanza and Cibitoke. The same activities are currently carried out in four other provinces (Makamba, Rutana, Ruyigi e Cankuzo). As part of this program GVC has managed activities based on the prevention of malnutrition for children under 5 years old and on nutritional education through the FARN approach (Learning and Nutritional Rehabilitation Centers) by strengthening the capacities of the various community actors, focusing mainly on the role of women in order to create a mechanism for education and conscious food production.
- Security conditions
Regarding the political and social context, Burundi is classified in risk category C, with a medium level of risk for GVC expatriate staff and local staff. The security situation became less secure during 2015 due to social and political instability that affected all the regions of the country. In response to this crisis, GVC supported the resumption of quick-impact activities on food availability and income generating activities for the more vulnerable household in the Province of Cibitoke, and with a cash transfer intervention in two border hills in the Makamba Province.
GVC Italy has elaborated the procedures on safety measures as well as the safety and evacuation plan, according to the local situation. The coordination office of GVC Burundi is located in the capital Bujumbura and it can be said that generally the living conditions of the staff are good and appropriate. GVC Burundi will provide for the EU Aid Volunteers an apartment 'Guest House' rented in Bujumbura near the GVC office. The Country Manager will be responsible for the safety of the EU Aid Volunteers for the duration of their stay, and must ensure that the EU Aid Volunteers will always have an accessible mobile phone with active traffic, access to appropriate means of transport and that their location is always known and communicated.

- GVC values
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independency.
We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
More information is available here:
www.gvc-italia.org

Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Burundi
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":29.999996802,"longitude":-3.4999996159996,"country":"BI"}
Task: 
Logistic support

The EU Aid Volunteer in Logistics and Administration support the project manager in:
• the supervision and monitoring of logistics for GVC’s projects
• the logistics response of the mission in case of emergency (definition and maintain of contingency plans at log level, emergency stocks, personnel capacity, etc.…)
• the maintenance of GVC’s equipment investment (generator, battery, solar panels, vehicles, etc.)
• the organization of the offices and the archives both in paper and electronic (projects documents as well as documents of all activities outside the projects, such as contracts, reception fees and any other useful document)

Administration Support

• supply supervision according to the internal procedures and those of the different donors (quotations, negotiated tender, national and international tenders) and for the supervision of the ordinary local purchases
• organize and monitor the updating of inventories of goods and merchandise of the projects and of GVC
• support to projects managers for the preparation of tenders
• management of expatriates transport – management of fleet, ensuring an effective and sure transport planning. Ensure that the documents of registration/insurance are updated, that the logbooks are complete and the fuel consumption is checked

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

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

Senior EU Aid Volunteer in Climate change adaptation and ecosystem-based in Peru [GVC9_PER_CLI_SR]

Documents: 
Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

The EU Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council establishing the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps – EU Aid Volunteers and related legislation create a framework for joint contributions from European volunteers to support and complement humanitarian aid in third countries.

Therefore, the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative provides opportunities to European citizens and long-term residents, from a wide range of backgrounds and with a diversity of skills and professional experience, to get involved in humanitarian aid projects, support the provision of needs-based humanitarian aid in third countries and engage in volunteering opportunities, through deployment and online-volunteering.

The initiative focuses on strengthening the European Union's capacity to deliver needs-based humanitarian aid by providing professional support through the deployment of trained volunteers to people in need. Furthermore, it aims to strengthen the capacity and resilience of vulnerable communities in third countries, through the implementation of joint projects between experienced humanitarian operators and local organizations in third countries.

The EU Aid Volunteers Initiative offers:

  • Opportunities for European citizens to become EU Aid Volunteers in humanitarian projects worldwide, showing solidarity with those who most need it,
  • Professional support by trained and well-prepared volunteers to communities affected by disaster,
  • Capacity building for local staff and volunteers of organizations in countries hit by disasters,
  • Technical assistance for organizations based in Europe to strengthen their capacity to participate in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative.

More info available here:

http://ec.europa.eu/echo/what/humanitarian-aid/eu-aid-volunteers_en

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/eu-aid-volunteers_en

Acción contra el Hambre (Spain) and GVC (Italy) are International Non-Governmental Organizations that have joined their expertise in managing humanitarian actions worldwide and are now implementing the project “Strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities through the deployment of EU Aid Volunteers”.

The project will directly seek for strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities through the deployment of 19 trained EU Aid Volunteers in 10 countries Guatemala, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Georgia, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Thailand and Cambodia. This main objective will be achieved through the deployment of EU Aid Volunteers and capacity-building activities on strengthening the decision-making based on the Regional Pastoral Surveillance System (SO1), strengthening good practices and lessons learned around disaster risk management and resilience practices in vulnerable communities (SO2), strengthening humanitarian skills and capacities of a great range of humanitarian actors around contingency planning processes, coordination mechanisms (SO3). These specific objectives will be complemented by activities destined to ensure an adequate support to the EU Aid Volunteers and the quality of the whole implementation process (SO4) and finally oriented to guarantee the best coordination mechanisms between EU and in-country partners (SO5).

11 hosting organizations will be involved in the development of the project, involving 19 EU Aid Volunteers: 5 senior Volunteers (more than 5 years of professional experience) and 14 junior Volunteers (less than 5 years of professional experience) in the 10 countries targeted by the project. Through their volunteering deployments, EU Aid Volunteers will support the sharing of good practices and lessons learned around disaster risk management and resilience in vulnerable communities, and help to boost and strengthen the humanitarian skills and capacities of a range of humanitarian actors.

More info about this project available here: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/strengthening-resilience-and-response-capacity-vulnerable-and-disaster-affected-communities-through_en

In the framework of this project GVC deploys 1 EU Aid Volunteer to Peru. To know more EUAV opportunities in this and other Countries with GVC please consult this page: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/gvc-gruppo-di-volontariato-civile_en

Required competences: 

Studies

  • Advanced university studies in Veterinary medicine, Agronomics, Environment or in other relevant sectors
  • Desirable Humanitarian / Development Project Cycle Management knowledge

Languages

  • Fluent in Spanish written and spoken
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Knowledge of Italian is an asset

Skills

  • Deep professional and technical understanding of natural and human induced hazards and root causes and driving factors of disaster vulnerability
  • Proactive in liaising and problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, coordination and stress management
  • Adaptability
  • Team working
  • Strong initiative and autonomy
  • Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions

Experiences

  • 5 years’ experience in relevant fields
  • Experience in planning, monitoring and reporting of project activities in relevant field in multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations
  • Previous experience in developing countries
  • Prior volunteer experience is an asset
Project: 
Strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities through the deployment of EU Aid Volunteers
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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 April-May 2018;
• Pre-deployment induction in GVC HQ, in Bologna, starting from June 2018;
• Deployment starting from July 2018.

Minimum Requirements: 

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.

Learning Opportunities: 

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

Working and Living Conditions: 

Hosting Organization:
• The Hosting Organization for the present deployment is GVC Peru
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Abancay, Peru, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (401.12 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.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Training will take place in April – May 2018. Training sessions will be in Spanish only if the minimum number of participants will be reached. Otherwise it will be in English.
Apprenticeship Placement: 
No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position
Deployment: 
01/07/2018
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 departure. Two days of specific in-country induction are foreseen in Peru 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.
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

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 01/02/2018 to 01/03/2018;
• Shortlisting and interviews of the candidates: from 02/03/2018 to 06/04/2018.

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

Interview Process: 

• 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 06/04/2018. 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;
• PLEASE NOTE THAT MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE PER POSITION WILL ATTEND THE TRAINING;
• THE FINAL DECISION ABOUT THE CANDIDATE TO BE DEPLOYED WILL BE TAKEN JUST BY SENDING AND HOSTING ORGANIZATION AFTER THE TRAINING.

Expected date decision on outcome: 
Operational details & security context: 

Humanitarian Context
Perú is a country in western South America, with a multiethnic population of over 31 million, which includes Amerindians, Europeans, Africans and Asians. The main spoken language is Spanish, although a significant number of Peruvians speak Quechua or other native languages.
Even though it has been categorized as Upper-middle income Country (in accordance with World Bank standards) since 2008, the Country still suffers of structural inequalities which are not limited to income problem or monetary poverty. In the last decade (2005-2010), the Peruvian economy was one of the most prosperous in the region, with a sustained growth rate of 3.3% in 2015 and 3.9% in 2016, and a reduction of the poverty level, which fell from 45.5% to 19.3% ("extreme" poverty has decreased from 27.6% to 9%) (http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/peru/overview) The initial forecasts of a growth rate of 4% by 2017 were revised slightly downwards (reaching below 3%) due to the impact of "El Niño", which, for some months, has greatly reduced production activities, especially in the north of the country. Finally, Perú is a country opened to international trade and foreign investment, with Free Trade Agreements in the geographical area and outside it with the main partners (with European Union has a FTA since 2013).
The whole country is subject to seismic activity, less intense in the Southern Region of the Andes where the GVC operates. It does not constitute a greater risk for the GVC staff and activities, since the main risks are linked to travel, given to the roads conditions in the Andes area, where the projects are implemented. During the rainy season, landslides are frequent along the roads connecting the main cities. The health and hygiene conditions of the country generally require taking precautions to avoid diseases such as hepatitis A, dysentery, typhoid. Outbreaks of cholera occur sometimes in summertime (January-March) especially in the outlying areas of the cities where the hygienic conditions are very precarious.
The situation of public order is characterized by frequent protests, which sometimes reach fair levels of violence. The incidence of delinquency remains high, especially in Lima, the capital. In the urban areas and in general where the GVC works, there have not been registered dangerous events (such as abductions or physical attacks).

Security conditions
Perú is a relatively safe country, characterized in general by adequate services. The situation of basic infrastructure and services is normally good in the main cities. In the country it is possible to access medium-level medical assistance in public facilities and excellent-level medical assistance for serious illnesses and problems in Lima.
The EU Aid Volunteer will be hosted by GVC Perú, responsible of coordination and implementation of activities at national level. The EU Aid Volunteer will also work in direct coordination with local implementing partners aiming at building local community resilience to disasters.

GVC values
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence.
We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
More information is available here:
www.gvc-italia.org

Groups audience: 
Region:
Hosting organisation: 
Grupo Voluntariado Civil (GVC) - Perú
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-76,"longitude":-9.9999999999999,"country":"PE"}
Task: 
Climate Change Adaptation Tasks

• Support the development of best practice in climate change adaptation
• Providing technical support to climate change adaptation staff in the country
• Monitor and disseminate emerging best practice on climate change adaptation strategies, planning and practice
• Strengthen the management capabilities of communities in grassland management

Ecosystem Tasks

• Providing technical support and knowledge to the staff in the country for a better management of water resources
• Supporting ecosystem assessments, strategic planning, project design, reviews and evaluations exercises
• Reassessing the importance of natural ecosystems with a focus on risk management and climate change.
• Supporting the project manager in monitoring the work of technical experts and contributing to review draft reports/outputs

Project Management

• Support the staff in identifying, preparing and implementing programs, projects and project's components to address livelihoods and climate change issues and readiness

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

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

Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Nutrition and Public Health in Burundi [GVC7_BUR_NUT_JR]

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

GVC (Italy), Alianza por la Solidaridad (Spain) and Acción contra el Hambre (Spain) are international non-governmental organizations having joined their expertise in management of humanitarian action worldwide and now implement the “EU Aid Volunteers strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in Middle East, Africa, Southern and Central America” project.

The objective is adding value to Commission’s European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Department and other Humanitarian Operations with the support of 33 trained EU Aid Volunteers working within 19 hosting organizations in 12 Countries.

17 senior (more than 5 years of professional experience) and 16 junior (less than 5 years of professional experience) EU Aid Volunteers will be deployed in 12 countries (Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Guatemala, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Palestine, Peru, Tunisia).

The project aims also at building the capacities of local organizations in hosting volunteers, preventing emergencies and being prepared in case of disaster.

Moreover, Europeans and locals will work together to strengthen the resilience capacity of vulnerable communities in least developed and fragile countries.

More info about this project available here: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/eu-aid-volunteers-strengthening-resilience-and-response-capacity-vulnerable-and-disaster-affected_en

In the framework of this project GVC deploys 2 EU Aid Volunteers to Burundi. To know more EUAV opportunities in this and other Countries with GVC please consult this page: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/gvc-gruppo-di-volontariato-civile_en

Required competences: 

Studies

  • Master degree in Nutrition and Dietetics are prefered

Languages

  • Fluent in French, both written and verbal.
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Knowledge of Italian is an asset

Skills

  • Adaptability
  • Team working
  • Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions

Experiences

  • At least 1 year of relevant experience in food security and/or nutrition projects in humanitarian or development field
  • Desirable previous experience in developing countries

Prior volunteer experience is an asset

Project: 
EU Aid Volunteers strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in Middle East, Africa, Southern and Central America
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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 April-May 2018;
• Pre-deployment induction in GVC HQ, in Bologna, starting from June2018;
• Deployment starting from July 2018.

Minimum Requirements: 

GVC applies a policy of equal opportunities and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of sex, race, color, 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.

Learning Opportunities: 

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

Working and Living Conditions: 

Hosting Organization:
• The Hosting Organization for the present deployment is GVC Burundi
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Bujumbura, Burundi, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (362,66 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.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Training will take place in April – May 2018. Training sessions will be in French only if the minimum number of participants will be reached. Otherwise it will be in English.
Apprenticeship Placement: 
No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position
Deployment: 
01/07/2018
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 Burundi.
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.
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

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 30/01/2018 to 01/03/2018;
• Shortlisting and interviews of the candidates: from 02/03/2018 to 06/04/2018.

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

Interview Process: 

• 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 06/04/2018. 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;
• PLEASE NOTE THAT MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE PER POSITION WILL ATTEND THE TRAINING;
• THE FINAL DECISION ABOUT THE CANDIDATE TO BE DEPLOYED WILL BE TAKEN JUST BY SENDING AND HOSTING ORGANIZATION AFTER THE TRAINING.

Expected date decision on outcome: 
Operational details & security context: 

Humanitarian Context
Burundi has been hit by a vast political and social crisis since 2015, which is having significant repercussions from an economic point of view, especially in rural areas of the country. During 2017, around 427.989 people fled to neighboring states. At the same time the flow of migrant from neighboring states to Burundi counts 63.848 people (http://www.unhcr.org/burundi-situation.html). The consequences of this crisis contribute to amplify an already critical situation regarding nutrition, food security and access to basic services for the population. From the results of the global analysis for food safety and vulnerability (CFSVA 2016/17), it came out, in fact, that the situation of food insecurity in the country is worrying and continuously deteriorating.
GVC began its operations in Burundi in 1995 with emergency programs, and from 2005, with the return of political and social stability, by reviving development programs in support of local governments. During these 21 years of continuous presence in the country with the support of various donors GVC has carried out actions in several areas: health, nutrition, food safety, protection, wash. Currently GVC is working in seven provinces (Bujumbura, Bubanza, Cibitoke, Makamba, Rutana, Ruyigi and Cankuzo) on nutritional promotion and capacity building projects for actors involved in the management of acute malnutrition. In the Province of Bujumbura, GVC has been active since 1995 with different interventions all focused on strengthening the health system. From 2012 until 2016, GVC has managed a program of nutritional rehabilitation and promotion of behavioral change in food consumption, on the 427 hills of three provinces: Bujumbura, Bubanza and Cibitoke. The same activities are currently carried out in four other provinces (Makamba, Rutana, Ruyigi e Cankuzo). As part of this program GVC has managed activities based on the prevention of malnutrition for children under 5 years old and on nutritional education through the FARN approach (Learning and Nutritional Rehabilitation Centers) by strengthening the capacities of the various community actors, focusing mainly on the role of women in order to create a mechanism for education and conscious food production.

Security conditions

Regarding the political and social context, Burundi is classified in risk category C, with a medium level of risk for GVC expatriate staff and local staff. The security situation became less secure during 2015 due to social and political instability that affected all the regions of the country. In response to this crisis, GVC supported the resumption of quick-impact activities on food availability and income generating activities for the more vulnerable household in the Province of Cibitoke, and with a cash transfer intervention in two border hills in the Makamba Province.
GVC Italy has elaborated the procedures on safety measures as well as the safety and evacuation plan, according to the local situation. The coordination office of GVC Burundi is located in the capital Bujumbura and it can be said that generally the living conditions of the staff are good and appropriate. GVC Burundi will provide for the EU Aid Volunteers an apartment 'Guest House' rented in Bujumbura near the GVC office. The Country Manager will be responsible for the safety of the EU Aid Volunteers for the duration of their stay, and must ensure that the EU Aid Volunteers will always have an accessible mobile phone with active traffic, access to appropriate means of transport and that their location is always known and communicated.

GVC values
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independency.
We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
More information is available here:
www.gvc-italia.org

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Burundi
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":29.999996802,"longitude":-3.4999996159996,"country":"BI"}
Task: 
Technical support

• Provide technical expertise and support in setting up the nutrition monitoring system at community level
• Development of tools related to databases already existing or under development at the national level within the relevant national authorities
• Support in the evaluation of the reference and counter-reference system of malnutrition cases, identify its weaknesses and reinforce its strengths
Provide technical expertise in the development of tools for the establishment of nutrition education taking into account the indications of the Guide to Management and Functioning of FARNs in Burundi

Other

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

Other

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

Other

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

Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Food Security and Nutrition in Burkina Faso [GVC7_BKF_NUT_JR]

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

GVC (Italy), Alianza por la Solidaridad (Spain) and Acción contra el Hambre (Spain) are international non-governmental organizations having joined their expertise in management of humanitarian action worldwide and now implement the “EU Aid Volunteers strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in Middle East, Africa, Southern and Central America” project.

The objective is adding value to Commission’s European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Department and other Humanitarian Operations with the support of 33 trained EU Aid Volunteers working within 19 hosting organizations in 12 Countries.

17 senior (more than 5 years of professional experience) and 16 junior (less than 5 years of professional experience) EU Aid Volunteers will be deployed in 12 countries (Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Guatemala, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Palestine, Peru, Tunisia).

The project aims also at building the capacities of local organizations in hosting volunteers, preventing emergencies and being prepared in case of disaster.

Moreover, Europeans and locals will work together to strengthen the resilience capacity of vulnerable communities in least developed and fragile countries.

More info about this project available here: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/eu-aid-volunteers-strengthening-resilience-and-response-capacity-vulnerable-and-disaster-affected_en

In the framework of this project GVC deploys 2 EU Aid Volunteers to Burkina Faso. To know more EUAV opportunities in this and other Countries with GVC please consult this page: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/gvc-gruppo-di-volontariato-civile_en

Required competences: 

Studies

  •  Bachelor or Master degree in Agriculture, Nutrition or similar field is prefered.

Languages

  • Fluent in French, both written and verbal.
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Knowledge of Italian is an asset

Skills

  • Good general knowledge of the full Office suite and Windows OS
  • Capacity to work with a diverse group and within an international context
  • Capacity to work independently, managing own times and responsibilities
  • Adaptability
  • Team working
  • Communication skills, intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions
  • Mental and physical resilience and readiness to live and work in developing countries

 

Experiences

  • At least 2 year of relevant experience in food security and/or nutrition projects, and at least 1 year in humanitarian or development field
  • Desirable previous experience in developing countries

Prior volunteer experience is an asset

Project: 
EU Aid Volunteers strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in Middle East, Africa, Southern and Central America
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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 April-May 2018;
• Pre-deployment induction in GVC HQ, in Bologna, starting from June2018;
• Deployment starting from July 2018.

Minimum Requirements: 

GVC applies a policy of equal opportunities and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of sex, race, color, 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.

Learning Opportunities: 

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

Working and Living Conditions: 

Hosting Organization:
• The Hosting Organization for the present deployment is GVC Burkina Faso
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (497,33 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.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Training will take place in April – May 2018. Training sessions will be in French only if the minimum number of participants will be reached. Otherwise it will be in English.
Deployment: 
01/07/2018
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 Burkina Faso.
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.
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

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 30/01/2018 to 01/03/2018;
• Shortlisting and interviews of the candidates: from 02/03/2018 to 06/04/2018.

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

Interview Process: 

• 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 06/04/2018. 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;
• PLEASE NOTE THAT MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE PER POSITION WILL ATTEND THE TRAINING;
• THE FINAL DECISION ABOUT THE CANDIDATE TO BE DEPLOYED WILL BE TAKEN JUST BY SENDING AND HOSTING ORGANIZATION AFTER THE TRAINING.

Expected date decision on outcome: 
Operational details & security context: 

Humanitarian Context
West Africa is the poorest region in the world. Out of the twenty least developed countries of the Human Development Index (HDI), ten are in West Africa. Some 353 million people living in the region are confronted to large-scale extreme poverty, uncontrolled demographic growth, rising insecurity, conflict and resulting displacement, fragility, the impact of climate change, epidemics and, subsequently, clearly growing humanitarian needs. There is a sustained level of extreme vulnerability, without a real prospect of improvement in the short or medium-term. Overall, approximately 16.4 million people are in immediate need of humanitarian assistance.
Burkina Faso ranks 185/188 on the HDI (Human Development Report 2016 – UNDP). The overall INFORM Risk Index in 2017 is 5.5/10 (Hazard and exposure 4.4/10; Vulnerability is 6.1/10; Lack of Coping Capacity 6.2). The INFORM Crisis Index for Burkina Faso is decreasing to 1/3 in 2017, resulting from a Conflict Intensity score of 0/3, an Uprooted People index of 0/3 and a People Affected by Natural Disasters index of 1/3 (http://www.inform-index.org/Countries/Country-profiles). Burkina Faso has a total population of 18.1 million people, with half of the Burkinabe population living in extreme poverty with little access to health and basic services. Structural food insecurity is exacerbated by high food prices and the recurrent indebtedness of vulnerable families (https://www.wfp.org/operations/200163-burkina-faso-country-programme-201...). During the lean season, 1.7 million people are estimated to be under stress and 257 000 in a situation of food crisis.
Security conditions
GVC Italia has drafted the guidelines on security measures along with the security and evacuation plan and the local operational manual for all local offices, in accordance with the local political situation. The local operational manual for Burkina Faso was drafted with the support of the GVC Burkina Faso staff, taking into account the specific risks in order to develop a plan and procedures for safety, health and evacuation appropriate for the staff and for the EU Aid Volunteers.
With regard to the political and social context, Burkina Faso can be globally qualified as a safe country without any particular risks for expatriate staff and local staff, including EU Aid Volunteers, except some areas in the Mali and Niger border. Throughout the year 2017 the security situation in Burkina Faso has been calm and currently is not particularly critical, except in the border areas near Mali and Niger. The coordination office of GVC Burkina Faso is located in the capital Ouagadougou and the living conditions of the staff are good and appropriate, this is monitored constantly by the Country Representative.
The country is at risk of yellow fever, for which vaccination is mandatory before traveling to Burkina Faso. There is no other specific risk with regard to health; prevention measures for malaria and other diseases are highly recommended (basic prevention measures, analyzed during information sessions with the staff and the EU Aid Volunteers before their arrival in the country).

GVC values
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independency.
We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
More information is available here:
www.gvc-italia.org

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Burkina Faso 
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-1.744104195,"longitude":12.28631946,"country":"BF"}
Task: 
Technical support

• Provide technical expertise and support in setting up the food security monitoring system.
• Support the Post Distribution Monitoring process, providing its expertise in analyzing the impact of cash transfer activities on the nutrition and food security levels among beneficiaries communities

Monitoring and Evaluation support

Support to the project manager in:
• Following the project cycle and the implementation of the activities
• the preparation of monitoring and evaluation tools, in order to mainstream Monitoring and Evauation in project implementation and development
• the design and compilation of food security/nutritional data assessments
• weekly activities planning and implementation
• coordinating the staff on the field
• coordinating with the project partners and stakeholders
• monitoring indicators and collecting sources of verification

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

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

Senior EU Aid Volunteer in Finance and Accounting in Burkina Faso [GVC7_BKF_ADM_SR]

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

GVC (Italy), Alianza por la Solidaridad (Spain) and Acción contra el Hambre (Spain) are international non-governmental organizations having joined their expertise in management of humanitarian action worldwide and now implement the “EU Aid Volunteers strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in Middle East, Africa, Southern and Central America” project.

The objective is adding value to Commission’s European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Department and other Humanitarian Operations with the support of 33 trained EU Aid Volunteers working within 19 hosting organizations in 12 Countries.

17 senior (more than 5 years of professional experience) and 16 junior (less than 5 years of professional experience) EU Aid Volunteers will be deployed in 12 countries (Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Guatemala, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Palestine, Peru, Tunisia).

The project aims also at building the capacities of local organizations in hosting volunteers, preventing emergencies and being prepared in case of disaster.

Moreover, Europeans and locals will work together to strengthen the resilience capacity of vulnerable communities in least developed and fragile countries.

More info about this project available here: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/eu-aid-volunteers-strengthening-resilience-and-response-capacity-vulnerable-and-disaster-affected_en

In the framework of this project GVC deploys 2 EU Aid Volunteers to Burkina Faso. To know more EUAV opportunities in this and other Countries with GVC please consult this page: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/gvc-gruppo-di-volontariato-civile_en

Required competences: 

Studies

  • Studies in Economics, Business Administration, or Accountancy 
  • Desirable humanitarian/development project cycle management knowledge

Languages

  • Fluent in French, both written and verbal.
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Knowledge of Italian is an asset

Skills

  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, and good general knowledge of the full Office suite;
  • Good interpersonal skills and stress management.
  • Reports drafting
  • Adaptability
  • Team working
  • Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions

Experiences

  • At least 5 years’ experience in relevant sectors
  • Desirable previous experience in developing countries

Prior volunteer experience is an asset

Project: 
EU Aid Volunteers strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in Middle East, Africa, Southern and Central America
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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 April-May 2018;
• Pre-deployment induction in GVC HQ, in Bologna, starting from June2018;
• Deployment starting from July 2018.

Minimum Requirements: 

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.

Learning Opportunities: 

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

Working and Living Conditions: 

Hosting Organization:
• The Hosting Organization for the present deployment is GVC Burkina Faso
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (497,33 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.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Training will take place in April – May 2018. Training sessions will be in French only if the minimum number of participants will be reached. Otherwise it will be in English.
Apprenticeship Placement: 
No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position
Deployment: 
01/07/2018
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 Burkina Faso.
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.
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

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 30/01/2018 to 01/03/2018;
• Shortlisting and interviews of the candidates: from 02/03/2018 to 06/04/2018.

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

Interview Process: 

• 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 06/04/2018. 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;
• PLEASE NOTE THAT MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE PER POSITION WILL ATTEND THE TRAINING;
• THE FINAL DECISION ABOUT THE CANDIDATE TO BE DEPLOYED WILL BE TAKEN JUST BY SENDING AND HOSTING ORGANIZATION AFTER THE TRAINING.

Expected date decision on outcome: 
Operational details & security context: 

Humanitarian Context
West Africa is the poorest region in the world. Out of the twenty least developed countries of the Human Development Index (HDI), ten are in West Africa. Some 353 million people living in the region are confronted to large-scale extreme poverty, uncontrolled demographic growth, rising insecurity, conflict and resulting displacement, fragility, the impact of climate change, epidemics and, subsequently, clearly growing humanitarian needs. There is a sustained level of extreme vulnerability, without a real prospect of improvement in the short or medium-term. Overall, approximately 16.4 million people are in immediate need of humanitarian assistance.
Burkina Faso ranks 185/188 on the HDI (Human Development Report 2016 – UNDP). The overall INFORM Risk Index in 2017 is 5.5/10 (Hazard and exposure 4.4/10; Vulnerability is 6.1/10; Lack of Coping Capacity 6.2). The INFORM Crisis Index for Burkina Faso is decreasing to 1/3 in 2017, resulting from a Conflict Intensity score of 0/3, an Uprooted People index of 0/3 and a People Affected by Natural Disasters index of 1/3 (http://www.inform-index.org/Countries/Country-profiles). Burkina Faso has a total population of 18.1 million people, with half of the Burkinabe population living in extreme poverty with little access to health and basic services. Structural food insecurity is exacerbated by high food prices and the recurrent indebtedness of vulnerable families (https://www.wfp.org/operations/200163-burkina-faso-country-programme-201...). During the lean season, 1.7 million people are estimated to be under stress and 257 000 in a situation of food crisis.
Security conditions
GVC Italia has drafted the guidelines on security measures along with the security and evacuation plan and the local operational manual for all local offices, in accordance with the local political situation. The local operational manual for Burkina Faso was drafted with the support of the GVC Burkina Faso staff, taking into account the specific risks in order to develop a plan and procedures for safety, health and evacuation appropriate for the staff and for the EU Aid Volunteers.
With regard to the political and social context, Burkina Faso can be globally qualified as a safe country without any particular risks for expatriate staff and local staff, including EU Aid Volunteers, except some areas in the Mali and Niger border. Throughout the year 2017 the security situation in Burkina Faso has been calm and currently is not particularly critical, except in the border areas near Mali and Niger. The coordination office of GVC Burkina Faso is located in the capital Ouagadougou and the living conditions of the staff are good and appropriate, this is monitored constantly by the Country Representative.
The country is at risk of yellow fever, for which vaccination is mandatory before traveling to Burkina Faso. There is no other specific risk with regard to health; prevention measures for malaria and other diseases are highly recommended (basic prevention measures, analyzed during information sessions with the staff and the EU Aid Volunteers before their arrival in the country).

GVC values
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independency.
We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
More information is available here:
www.gvc-italia.org

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Burkina Faso 
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
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Task: 
Supporting the Administrator

• Support the administrator in the accounting of the project in relation to: expenditure plan, accounting management.

Supporting the project manager

• Support the country representative and the country administrator project manager, in coordination with the logistic expert and the administrator, in the maintenance of documents relating to the project activities, reporting and archive’s organization.

Archive and documents

• Keep and archive the administrative and supportive documents (list of beneficiaries, procurement procedures, photographic documentation, visibility of the project).

Activities, planning and coordination

• Organize and implement the monthly programming work with the coordinator;
• Participate and support all the other activities required for the proper development of the mission;
• Participate to the team coordination meetings;

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

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

Senior EU Aid Volunteer sent out by ICCO to act as Communication and Visibility Officer in Uganda AND Ethiopia

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

EUAID Volunteers ACTing against disaster risks (EUAVACT) is a project within the framework of the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative. The project is implemented by a consortium of ACT Alliance organizations and involves 38 volunteer placements.

The project aims at contributing to more effective (EU provided) humanitarian response, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and resilience in five countries (Ethiopia, Uganda, Nepal, Bangladesh and Cambodia) through strengthening local NGOs and vulnerable and disaster prone communities members.

This project involves organizations that are part of the ACT Alliance (faith-based) network. ACT Alliance is a coalition of 144 churches and faith-based organizations working together in over 100 countries.

The volunteer will be deployed by ICCO from its global office in The Netherlands. ICCO is a global, nongovernmental organization. It works towards a world in which people can live in dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice. It believes a world with less poverty is possible. To achieve this it embraces two core interrelated principles: securing sustainable livelihoods and justice and dignity for all. A livelihood without rights is not sustainable and dignity comes with a livelihood in which rights are respected. The core values of ICCO are compassion, justice and stewardship, expressions of Christian roots. The organisation keeps its eyes and ears close to the ground as a partner to enterprising people with a worldwide local network and a strong belief in the power of people to improve their livelihoods. ICCO works from 5 regional and 26 country offices in Latin America, Africa and Asia. The volunteer will be deployed to its country offices in Uganda and Ethiopia with visits to local partners in both countries for a period of two months as part of team of 2 communication people (so you as a volunteer won't have to operate alone in-country).

Main aim:

The main aim of the ‘communication expert’ senior volunteer deployment is to successfully and effectively support:

1. the capacity development on communication of hosting organizations and

2. to produce good visibility and communication materials.

Setting:

Thirty EU Aid Volunteers are already deployed to hosting organisations worldwide to support them on strengthening their work on Disaster Risk Reduction. The hosting organisations do have varying levels of resources and capacities on communication. All the volunteer deployments have communication as a part of their role description.

The deployment of the communication experts will support the hosting organisations as well as the still in-country implementation volunteers in their communication work. The communications volunteers will have the opportunity to work together with and learn from the communication departments of the European sending organisations to align the communication materials of the hosting organizations with the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative and the established communication plan by the consortium for this project.

Required competences: 

 

• Good at forming and maintaining coordination skills, especially at community level.
• Proven ability in working with development partners.
• Experience of working abroad with local partners in different cultural settings. 
• Adapts calmly and reacts constructively to changing situations and constraints. 

Project: 
EU Aid Volunteers ACTing against disaster risks
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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.

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Minimum Requirements: 

- Working experience of 5 years in communications and/or media/journalism
- Experience in working overseas, preferably developing countries
- Proven capacity to produce and edit photographs, written text and video materials to a professional level
- Experience in updating and improving content on webpages and social media channels
- Experience in training other people on communication & visibility methods and skills
- Excellent English writing skills

Learning Opportunities: 

- The EU Aid Volunteer will have improved skills and added experience in such a way that they can be usefully deployed for further communications in humanitarian work. Specific trainings will be offered to the volunteer, amongst others, ranging from: EU external relations and crisis responses system, humanitarian action and policy, safety and security, project management, intercultural awareness, training of trainers and organisational development, etc.
- Expand insight in ACT Alliance partnerships in-country whilst learning about and supporting the growth of the communities’ local capacities.
- Professional growth in managing and facilitation roles, as well as trainings, workshops, monitoring and evaluation functions, and producing visibility and communications materials.
- Opportunity to become an EU Aid Volunteers in a humanitarian project, showing solidarity with those who most need it.

Working and Living Conditions: 

Volunteer accommodation:
• Accommodation in the cities where deployed will be provided (apartment, with cleaning services).
• The EU Aid Volunteer shall have a clean lockable room with access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The room shall be located at a reasonable distance from the EU Aid Volunteer's main working location.
• To the extent possible, the accommodation shall facilitate integration of the EU Aid Volunteer in the local community and it will enable the volunteer to interact with the expatriate community.
• The EU Aid Volunteers shall have access to means of communication enabling contact to the hosting and sending organisations as well as the volunteer’s relatives.
• When travelling in-country in other (rural) areas for work, accommodation in local hotels or guesthouses will be provided for.

Working conditions:
• Regular working hours shall not exceed 40 hours per week on average, calculated over a four-month period.
• The volunteer shall have access to a dedicated working space in accordance with their task assignment and with agreed-upon safe, secure and healthy working conditions.
• All costs will be covered for the volunteer during deployment, and this includes travel to-and-back from country of deployment, accommodation in-country for the entire period of deployment, and monthly subsistence payments per month for food as regulated by the EU.

Travel:
• A single roundtrip flight from the home country will be provided.
• The cost of pre-departure preparations, including medical checks, vaccinations, visas, etc., will be covered.
• The volunteer will be covered by a travel insurance plan provided by the sending organization.

Post-deployment:
• A resettlement package will be provided to the volunteer in which a standard of 100 Euros will be provided for every single month spent in-country upon return to Europe, as well as a group debriefing.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
20/04/2018 - 05/05/2018 (Please note that for this vacancy it is possible that more than 1 candidate is going to be trained in order to create a reserve list to cover possible drop outs before or during deployment, unforeseen changes to the project, etc.)
Deployment: 
Starting between 16/05/2018 and 16/06/2018 (or later also possible under agreement with the sending organization) for one, max.2 months in-country
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
05/05/2018 - 30/05/2018
Post-deployment activities: 
Debriefing & follow-up
Vacancy picture: 
icco
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
2
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

01/03/2018 - 12/03/2018

Interview Process: 

The interview will be held face-to-face or by online interviewing process through skype.

Expected date decision on outcome: 
Operational details & security context: 

Uganda is generally considered one of the most favoured destination for foreign visitors in East Africa. However foreign visitors are continuously advised to exercise caution.

Natural hazards and risks:
Uganda is mainly affected by drought, landslides and water logging. Drought is a major hazard. Twelve (12) % of the population is exposed to this hazard on an annual basis leading to considerable risks of food insecurity and hunger experienced by the local population. Furthermore, there is a draining of the wetlands (13% of Uganda is covered in wetlands) for agricultural purposes. There is also a matter of deforestation, overgrazing and soil erosion, mud slides and flash floods that are leading to disasters.

Health:
Epidemics in Uganda also define the operational and security context. Disease outbreaks/ epidemics & crop pests are a reality that is faced by the country. There are currently high risks of infectious diseases. The most common ones are bacterial diarrhoea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, plague and sleeping sickness.
Uganda has faced 30 epidemics over the past two decades. In the year 2000, an outbreak of Ebola, haemorrhagic fever took the lives of more than 200 people. In Uganda an estimated 6.5% of the adult population is infected with HIV/AIDS. Malaria affects an estimate of 8% of the local population, and malnutrition in children is currently registered in the 5 % range.

Safety and security:
Opportunistic crime like burglaries, muggings, drive-by bag snatches, robbing on public transport and in bars and thefts from vehicles do occur in Kampala and other areas of Uganda.

Road travel:
Lastly, motor (road) accidents are worth mentioning as they are very common due to poor roads and bad driving due to infrastructure. Travelling on the roads can be hazardous, particularly outside the main cities.

Operational details for the Ethiopian context:
The country experiences continuation of flooding and diminished agricultural production. About 10.2 million have been in need of humanitarian aid since 2015. Harsh weather events continued to increase the risks of drought in pastoral areas such as southern and south eastern Ethiopia.
Overall food security and agricultural production remain severely affected, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors. Factors that contribute to increasing vulnerability and the expected food security situation remaining stressed are obviously the crop loss due to continued dry-spells and below average rainfall, but also crop diseases and poor regeneration of pastoral resources, all leading to decreased access to food and income.
As a result of the eroded resilience and increased vulnerabilities, also in 2017 the absolute number of people needing humanitarian aid was around 5.6 million.
Moreover, Ethiopia is on the receiving path of refugees on a daily basis from neighbouring countries such as South Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia. Ethiopia was sheltering almost 1 million refugees in over 25 refugee camps and hosting asylum-seekers from the above neighbouring countries.

The volunteer will be stationed in the capitals mostly and may frequently travel to various parts of the country in collaboration with the ICCO office and ACT Forum member organizations as may be needed. As the internal security situation in-country is stable and since travels out of the city are carefully arranged by the organization, security would not be a serious concern for the volunteer. But the Volunteer is not expected to travel alone to some areas without the permission of ICCO.

Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
ICCO -Uganda
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
ICCO
Country coordinates: 
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Task: 
1. Capacity building and training on:

- The development of communication and visibility materials on the results and methodologies of (DRR-related) projects and programs of the hosting organisations and local partners
- The development of communication and visibility materials on the EU Aid deployments
- Overall communication of local hosting organisations, e.g. training on project/program/annual reporting and website development
- Usage of Social media and internet for visibility purposes
- Visibility workshop(s) and training(s) on communications to local organisations on how to present projects and results in order to strengthen their visibility towards donors and media.

2. To produce visibility and communications material on DRR-interventions and EU Aid deployments

At local level by:
-Create a material bank/portfolio for projects/programs results and successes to share with donors, media and supporters
-Create communications and visibility material on EU Aid deployments (and what the work of a volunteer entails in practice)
- Make visibility material for local hosting organisations

At consortium level:
-Provide support and media strategy to link local organisation to local and international media at the global consortium level
-Produce visibility material for EU Aid Volunteers –program consortium (Develop an agreed upon Country Communication & Visibility Package for the ACT EUAV consortium per country. This could include good quality photos and short videos on DRR interventions, deployments, life of volunteers, hosting organisations, etc.
- Support improvement of the linkage between Head Office and Field Office, partners, in visibility and communications work.

Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Communication in Peru [GVC7_PER_COM_JR]

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

GVC (Italy), Alianza por la Solidaridad (Spain) and Acción contra el Hambre (Spain) are international non-governmental organizations having joined their expertise in management of humanitarian action worldwide and now implement the “EU Aid Volunteers strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in Middle East, Africa, Southern and Central America” project.

The objective is adding value to Commission’s European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Department and other Humanitarian Operations with the support of 33 trained EU Aid Volunteers working within 19 hosting organizations in 12 Countries.

17 senior (more than 5 years of professional experience) and 16 junior (less than 5 years of professional experience) EU Aid Volunteers will be deployed in 12 countries (Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Guatemala, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Palestine, Peru, Tunisia).

The project aims also at building the capacities of local organizations in hosting volunteers, preventing emergencies and being prepared in case of disaster.

Moreover, Europeans and locals will work together to strengthen the resilience capacity of vulnerable communities in least developed and fragile countries.

More info about this project available here: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/eu-aid-volunteers-strengthening-resilience-and-response-capacity-vulnerable-and-disaster-affected_en

In the framework of this project GVC deploys 1 EU Aid Volunteer to Peru. To know more EUAV opportunities in this and other Countries with GVC please consult this page: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/gvc-gruppo-di-volontariato-civile_en

Required competences: 

Studies

  • Degree in communication, political science and related studies
  • Specific media & communication studies desired

Languages

  • Fluent in Spanish both written and verbal
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Knowledge of Italian is an asset

Skills

  • Excellent knowledge and good general knowledge of the full Office suite
  • Stress management
  • Adaptability
  • Team working
  • Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions
  • Good interpersonal, team working skills and ability to work independently;
  • Good ability to adapt to the situation of instability;
  • Ability to write reports and press releases.
  • knowledge of web 2.0 and its potential for the internet positioning.
  • Knowledge of the main CMS, the application office and e-mail tools.
  • Knowledge and passion for digital technologies and the web marketing (including SEO, SEM, Google AdWords / AdGrant, Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Linkedin Ads, HTML, CMS, web and social analytics)
  • Knowledge in the use of photo editing tools (eg. Adobe Photoshop), and basic graphical management for text and graphics.

Experiences

  • Good general knowledge of the full Office suite;
  • Previous experience in developing countries or in social activities

Prior volunteer experience is an asset

 
Project: 
EU Aid Volunteers strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in Middle East, Africa, Southern and Central America
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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 April-May 2018;
• Pre-deployment induction in GVC HQ, in Bologna, starting from June2018;
• Apprenticeship starting from July 2018;
• Deployment starting from January 2019.

Minimum Requirements: 

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.

Learning Opportunities: 

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.

Working and Living Conditions: 

Length of Apprenticeship:
• 6 months
Apprenticeship duty station:
• Bologna, Italy, GVC HQ
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (611,17 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 Peru
Length of Deployment:
• 6 months
Deployment duty station:
• Abancay, Peru, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (401,12 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.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Training will take place in April – May 2018. Training sessions will be in Spanish only if the minimum number of participants will be reached. Otherwise it will be in English.
Apprenticeship Placement: 
The apprenticeship is foreseen from July 2018 to December 2018 in GVC HQ in Bologna, Italy
Deployment: 
01/01/2019
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 Peru.
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.
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

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

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

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 30/01/2018 to 01/03/2018;
• Shortlisting and interviews of the candidates: from 02/03/2018 to 06/04/2018.

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

Interview Process: 

• 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 06/04/2018. 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;
• PLEASE NOTE THAT MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE PER POSITION WILL ATTEND THE TRAINING;
• THE FINAL DECISION ABOUT THE CANDIDATE TO BE DEPLOYED WILL BE TAKEN JUST BY SENDING AND HOSTING ORGANIZATION AFTER THE TRAINING.

Expected date decision on outcome: 
Operational details & security context: 

Humanitarian Context
Perú is a country in western South America, with a multiethnic population of over 31 million, which includes Amerindians, Europeans, Africans and Asians. The main spoken language is Spanish, although a significant number of Peruvians speak Quechua or other native languages.
Even though it has been categorized as Upper-middle income Country (in accordance with World Bank standards) since 2008, the Country still suffers of structural inequalities which are not reduced to income problem or monetary poverty. In the last decade (2005-2010), the Peruvian economy was one of the most prosperous in the region, with a sustained growth rate of 3.3% in 2015 and 3.9% in 2016, and a reduction of the poverty level, which fell from 45.5% to 19.3% ("extreme" poverty has decreased from 27.6% to 9%). The initial forecasts of a growth rate of 4% for 2017 were revised slightly downwards (reaching below 3%) due to the impact of "El Niño", which, for some months, has greatly reduced production activities, especially in the north of the country. Finally, Perú is a country opened to international trade and foreign investment, with Free Trade Agreements in the geographical area and outside it with the main partners (with European Union has a FTA since 2013).
The whole country is subject to seismic activity, less intense in the Southern Region of the Andes where the GVC operates. It does not constitute a greater risk for the GVC staff and activities, since the main risks are linked to travel, given to the roads conditions in the Andes area, where the projects are implemented. During the rainy season, landslides are frequent along the roads connecting the main cities. The health and hygiene conditions of the country generally require taking precautions to avoid diseases such as hepatitis A, dysentery, typhoid. Outbreaks of cholera occur sometimes in summertime (January-March) especially in the outlying areas of the cities where the hygienic conditions are very precarious.
The situation of public order is characterized by frequent protests, which sometimes reach fair levels of violence. The incidence of delinquency remains high, especially in Lima, the capital. In the urban areas and in general where the GVC works, there have not been registered dangerous events (such as abductions or physical attacks).
Security conditions
Peru is a relatively safe country, characterized in general by adequate services. The situation of basic infrastructure and services is normally good in the main cities. In the country it is possible to access medium-level medical assistance in public facilities and excellent-level medical assistance for serious illnesses and problems in Lima.
The EU Aid Volunteer will be hosted by GVC Peruù, responsible of coordination and implementation of activities at national level. The EU Aid Volunteer will also work in direct coordination with local implementing partners aiming atto 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.
More information is available here:
www.gvc-italia.org

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Grupo Voluntariado Civil (GVC) - Perú
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-76,"longitude":-9.9999999999999,"country":"PE"}
Task: 
Technical tasks

• Contributing to the creation of materials to be published on the website and on the social media
• Planning the production of web contents
• Manage communication on social networks
• Treating direct communication with donors and funders of the organization
• Cure the preparation and publication of the monthly newsletter
• Promote awareness campaigns and collection of funds
• Manage and enrich the photo and video archive of GVC Peru
• Writing of articles and press releases

Coordination tasks

• Participate in the meetings staff and with the Headquarter

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

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

Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Protection in Palestine [GVC7_OPT_PRO_SR]

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

GVC (Italy), Alianza por la Solidaridad (Spain) and Acción contra el Hambre (Spain) are international non-governmental organizations having joined their expertise in management of humanitarian action worldwide and now implement the “EU Aid Volunteers strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in Middle East, Africa, Southern and Central America” project.

The objective is adding value to Commission’s European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Department and other Humanitarian Operations with the support of 33 trained EU Aid Volunteers working within 19 hosting organizations in 12 Countries.

17 senior (more than 5 years of professional experience) and 16 junior (less than 5 years of professional experience) EU Aid Volunteers will be deployed in 12 countries (Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Guatemala, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Palestine, Peru, Tunisia).

The project aims also at building the capacities of local organizations in hosting volunteers, preventing emergencies and being prepared in case of disaster.

Moreover, Europeans and locals will work together to strengthen the resilience capacity of vulnerable communities in least developed and fragile countries.

More info about this project available here: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/eu-aid-volunteers-strengthening-resilience-and-response-capacity-vulnerable-and-disaster-affected_en

In the framework of this project GVC deploys 3 EU Aid Volunteers to Palestine. To know more EUAV opportunities in this Country with GVC please consult this page: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/gvc-gruppo-di-volontariato-civile_en

Required competences: 

Studies:

  • Preferred studies in Laws, Human Rights, Social Work, Social Science or other relevant fields

 

Languages:

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

 

Skills:

  • Good writing skills including writing clear and well-argued assessment as well as excellent reporting skills
  • Good knowledge of project monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Good interpersonal skills and stress management
  • Adaptability
  • Team working
  • Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions
  • Organizational skills.

 

Experience:

  • Prior experience in developing countries is preferred
  • Prior volunteer experience is an asset

Abreast of current development and best practices in Protection, Community-Based Protection Approaches and LRRD;

Project: 
EU Aid Volunteers strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in Middle East, Africa, Southern and Central America
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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 April-May 2018;
• Pre-deployment induction in GVC HQ, in Bologna, starting from June 2018;
• Deployment starting from July 2018.

Minimum Requirements: 

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.

Learning Opportunities: 

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

Working and Living Conditions: 

Hosting Organization:
• The Hosting Organization for the present deployment is GVC Palestine
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Ramallah, Occupied Palestinian Territory, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (377,10 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.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Training will take place in April – May 2018. Training sessions will be in English.
Apprenticeship Placement: 
No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position
Deployment: 
01/07/2018
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
The predeployment induction is a compulsory activity for all the Eu Aid Volunteers. It is foreseen at GVC HQ in Bologna before departure, indicatively at the end of June 2018. Two days of specific in-country induction are foreseen in Palestine.
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.
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

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 30/01/2018 to 01/03/2018;
• Shortlisting and interviews of the candidates: from 02/03/2018 to 06/04/2018.

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

Interview Process: 

• 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 06/04/2018. 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;
• PLEASE NOTE THAT MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE PER POSITION WILL ATTEND THE TRAINING;
• THE FINAL DECISION ABOUT THE CANDIDATE TO BE DEPLOYED WILL BE TAKEN JUST BY SENDING AND HOSTING ORGANIZATION AFTER THE TRAINING

Expected date decision on outcome: 
Operational details & security context: 

Humanitarian Context
Oslo Accords agreements between the Israeli government and the PLO between the years 1993-1995 (Oslo Accords) led to the establishment of the Palestinian Authority (PA), which was formed in 1994. It holds civil powers over the Palestinians in the West Bank (but not East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip. It is in charge of some forty areas of responsibility, listed in the Oslo Accords, such as agriculture, trade, employment, water, religious affairs, telecommunications, education, the courts, municipal government, health care etc. The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) is in charge of foreign policy, while Israel remains in charge of security issues and border control.
According to this agreement between the Israeli government and the PLO, it divided the occupied territories into the following three areas:
• Area A, consisting mainly of Palestinian cities, is under full Palestinian control, including civil affairs and security issues.
• Area B, consisting of villages and outlying areas, is under joint Palestinian-Israeli control, with Israel controlling the flow of goods and the movement of people
• Area C, which includes pastoral areas, Israeli settlements and military installations, remains under full Israeli control, including civilian affairs and security issues.
This division has far-reaching consequences for the everyday lives of the local population. For instance, in the West Bank, the areas over which the Palestinians have, in principle, complete control are geographically fragmented. Nevertheless, most administrative functions that were previously managed by the Israeli military government of the West Bank and Gaza have gradually been transferred to the PA, which was formed in 1994 pursuant to the Oslo Accords. The current Palestinian administration is also affected by the PLO's past actions. The Arab Summit in 1974 recognized the PLO as the “sole and legitimate representative of the Palestinian people” and since then the PLO has represented Palestine at the United Nations. On 29 November 2012, the UN General Assembly upgraded Palestine's status to "non-member Observer State at the United Nations".
Since 2013, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has attempted to revive the peace process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank. Kerry renewed separate talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in October 2015 in order to quell the emerging violence. While the recent talks produced cautious optimism in the United States, relations between Israeli and Palestinian citizens remain tenuous and stalemate of the negotiation and peace processes. Since Trump’s elected as president, he promised that he will provide a historic peace deal between Palestinian and Israelis and lately he sent his senior advisor Kushner, with other members of a US delegation, to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on 24th August 2017.
Even though Palestine is a complex context characterized by a protracted crisis, the general security situation varies from Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem. GVC has been working in Palestine for over 20 years, and this has had an impact on cumulative knowledge of the political and security situation/development enabling the organisation to act rapidly and effectively in cases of emergency or irruption of political or armed violence in the country.

Security conditions

GVC have 5 different offices in 5 areas across the WB, East Jerusalem and Gaza strip, accordingly those offices located in different areas and for this the security level system is different in each area as follow:
1. Jerusalem office – Moderate (local and international staff+ volunteers)
2. West Bank offices (Ramallah, Tubas, Hebron) – substantial / Moderate (local and international staff+ volunteers)
3. Gaza office – substantial / high (local and international staff)
Each office area has specific and different SOPs and procedures and the security level subject of change up on regular security assessment.
In particular, Gaza still requires specific precautions before and during missions and therefore EU Aid Volunteers are not at the moment allowed to enter Gaza. For what it concerns the West Bank, the main GVC office is located in Ramallah city, which is generally safe and no particular security threats are present. Further, the high security standards adopted by GVC Palestine allow staff and EU Aid Volunteers to be updated instantaneously of any eventual incident or measure to be taken. Life-style in Ramallah city is very European and EU Aid Volunteers are able to live in a safe and adequate environment. The North and South West Bank offices, respectively in Tubas and Hebron, are also generally quiet and no particular threats are present for daily and short mission, although constant monitoring of the situation in the area needs specific attention mainly in Hebron.
The country doesn’t have any specific health risks and no endemic and epidemic threats are present. EU Aid Volunteers do not need any vaccination or prophylaxis. All EU Aid Volunteers are covered by an international health insurance which gives access to health facilities both in Palestine than in Israel.
The Security Level System (SLS) is based on Threat and not Risk. The Security Level System describes the general threat-based security environment. The Structured Threat Assessment evaluates five categories of threat: Armed Conflict, Terrorism, Crime, Civil Unrest and Hazards. Each category is evaluated using a point system, and a combination of these separate evaluations automatically determines the Security Level.
• Armed Conflict: Organized violence by groups fighting each other.
• Terrorism: Violence by individuals or groups against civilians or other non-combatant targets.
• Crime: Illegal activities undertaken for economic or personal gain. May or may not involve violence.
• Civil Unrest: Organized demonstrations or unauthorized disturbances to public order (e.g., rioting, looting). May or may not be violent.
• Hazards: Natural events or human-caused incidents which can lead to destruction, injury or death.
GVC has adopted security system based on security levels for different areas in Israel/West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza, as there are various movement restrictions, borders and checkpoints. GVC has a Security and evacuation plan for the country wide and specific Standard Operating Procedures for safety and security, as well as movement in the field. During the period of political tension, GVC mitigates it by adapting to the situation and imposes some movement restriction on staff in some cities in specific time frame, and implements no go zones and curfew hours during the tense situation.
GVC Country Director and GVC Security Officer guarantee that EU Aid Volunteers are working under appropriate and optimal psychological and physical conditions.
GVC Palestine follows high standard security policy and risk assessment procedures which cover the staff and all the EU Aid Volunteers involved in the activities implemented in the country. These measures, based on GVC's policies, are adapted to the needs of the local Palestinian context and constantly updated and they include travel and health risks. GVC Palestine security system includes: mission clearance system for all staff (EU Aid Volunteers included), both for field visits and regular daily movement, together with the constant daily monitoring on security situation. These measures include security management and evacuation plan for all the actions, including the EU Aid Volunteers, as well as security training aimed at the local and international staff and EU Aid Volunteers. As far as it concerns the EU Aid Volunteers in detail, a context-specific briefing on security and safety procedures is provided within 24 hours from their arrival in Palestine and/or at GVC office. This briefing includes the results from the risk assessment, the evacuation and security plan, procedures for evacuation and repatriation, crisis management, contacts with Security officer, and all the details of Embassies, police, fire stations and hospitals. The security measures include as well health and safety measures to be adopted by the staff and the EU Aid Volunteers. The EU Aid Volunteers are also informed about local customs and the appropriate behaviour in relation to risk and security management, as indicated in GVC Palestinian's policies.
GVC Palestine has a part-time Security Officer who works in the main office of Ramallah and is available 24h/24h, whom is responsible for: the security of GVC staff (local and international, including EU Aid Volunteers); the implementation of all security measures; the update of the security management system and its SOPs. Further, the Security Officer, under the lead of the Country Director, is constantly in contact with UNDSS (UN Department of Safety and Security), as well as Palestine coordination body such as INSO (The International NGO Safety Organization), AIDA (Association of International Development Agencies) and other security stakeholders. Through a security tree system, GVC Security Officer constantly informs all staff members and EU Aid Volunteers though sms and whatsapp messages of all security incidents and mitigation measure to be taken (24h/24h). GVC has inducted a policy of minimum residential standard of security, for all personal residences and its 5 offices in the West Bank (Jerusalem, Ramallah, Hebron, Tubas, Gaza), including international Volunteers.

GVC values
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independency.
We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
More information is available here:
www.gvc-italia.org

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Palestine
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":35.204684057,"longitude":31.912719787,"country":false}
Task: 
Support the design, implementation and evaluation of protection-related programming with partners and local stakeholders.

• Contribute to harmonize and contextualize GVC Community-based Protection Approach in Lebanon
• Lead the systematization and elaboration of synergies between the data collection methodologies and the GVC Internal dynamic software and IMS.
• Support systematic coaching for the staff to mainstream the Integrated Protection Approach, and improve collection, management and systematization of related data.
• Contribute to deliver technical support and assistance to projects teams and mainly in surveys designing, planning, implementation

Support monitoring and evaluation of protection-related project

• Works closely with the communities at the field level
• Participates in the plan and design of the activities with other project staff of the project and implementation plans
• Assists in the Coordination of visits and meetings at the field level in coordination with other projects teams
• Plan, elaborate and ensure proper analysis of data collected, under the supervision of the Project Manager and in coordination with the Information Manager
• Support the design and implementation of ad-hoc needs assessments in coordination under the supervision of the Project Manager when required and requested

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

The EU Aid Volunteer shall perform other duties, as required

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