EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

Food and nutrition

Junior Volunteer in Climate Change Adaptation and and ecosystem-based management in St Vincent and the Grenadines [GVC_STV_CLI_JR_3]

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 programme 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 organisations in countries hit by disasters,
  • Technical assistance for organisations 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

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

GVC (Italy) and Alianza por la Solidaridad (Spain) are international non-governmental organizations having joined their expertise in management of humanitarian action worldwide and now implement the “EU Aid Volunteers in Action” project.

The objective is adding value to ECHO and other Humanitarian Operations with the support of 38 trained EU Aid Volunteers working within 11 local organizations.

18 senior (more than 5 years of professional experience) and 20 junior (less than 5 years of professional experience) volunteers will be deployed in 8 countries (Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Jordan, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 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 available here: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/gvc-gruppo-di-volontariato-civile_en

In the framework of the project GVC will deploy 15 volunteers to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at Richmond Vale Academy.

 

 

Mission Statement

By educating people from St. Vincent and the rest of the world, Richmond Vale Academy aims to build the capacity, knowledge and confidence in its beneficiaries. By achieving personal growth and development, future leaders of St. Vincent and of the world will take action for a more just and more sustainable world.

More information is available here: www.richmondvale.org

 

Program of the 6-months deployment

Deployment is organized in teams of work. During the first month the volunteers and the team will dig deep into understanding the problems at hand and start planning the ways of working in the coming months. The main focus is on studying and investigating the effects of climate change and global warming, both on a global scale and more specific in St. Vincent. In this period the Volunteers will build the foundation for the projects they will carry out in the next 5 months of the program.

During the second month of the Program, the Volunteers and the team will implement projects to make Richmond Vale Academy into a model farm and will work with Permaculture principles in the food production, with water conservation, renewable energy, developing food processing systems, organic cleaning products and/or any other projects that can contribute to increase the sustainability of the Richmond Vale Academy.

The last five months of the Climate Change Activist Program are the major part of the program, in which the Volunteers and their team will carry out actions shoulder to shoulder with the people of St. Vincent, to build sustainable systems and raise awareness and prepare for climate change.

Required competences: 

Studies

  • University degree in Social Sciences, Politics, Economics
  • Biodiversity, Ecosystem-Based Adaptation and Integral Watershed Management will be an asset
  • Interest in learning about Global Warming and Climate Change

Languages

  • Good knowledge of English

Skills

  • Willing to work on a team and live in a community
  • Good interpersonal skills and stress management
  • Ability to adapt and work in different and varied situations and with different people or groups
  • Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions
  • Knowledge of participatory planning
  • Knowledge, management and interest in humanitarian issues, rights, peacebuilding

Experiences

  • Raising awareness and methodologies experience

Prior volunteer experience is an asset

Address of deployment: 
Chateaubelair – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Project: 
EU Aid Volunteers in action
Task: 
Investigating Climate Change

Preparing Courses and studies about Global Warming, Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture, Pollution, The Oceans, Small Island Development States, the Caribbean and other activities to adapt to the changing climate in St. Vincent.

Dedicated studies and research on Climate Change

Further studies and research, understanding how climate change has affected St. Vincent

A Project at the Climate Center: Making RVA Climate Compliant

Develop the organic farm, implement projects like biogas, water harvesting, and develop chicken production or recycling of grey water.

Projects in Vincentian Communities (5 months)

Promotion of organic and climate smart agriculture techniques, teach in schools, plant trees, develop model gardens, promote recycling and establish trash management systems, start climate clubs with children and adults or spread awareness through the media or face-to-face.
You will also organize a big Climate Event, as an Open House, where you invite hundreds of people to workshops, lectures, exhibitions and training sessions.

Practical work on protecting and improving disaster-prone areas

An active focus will be put on protecting and improving disaster-prone areas; Vetiver grass and trees will be planted on erosion-prone slopes and wind-breaking trees will be planted in crucial places as well as some beaches will be cleaned as activity under this task.

Trainings to Communities

The objective of this task is to increase the awareness and capacity of sustainable agriculture techniques, through the training of the community. The knowhow in organic farming will be increased and the community will be trained to move towards more resilient farming methods.

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

The 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 Volunteer shall perform other duties, as required

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 training in presence starting from mid October 2017, availability for deployment starting from March 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 Volunteer will attend a 30-hours online training and a 10-days in presence training before her/his deployment.
The contents of her/his training will be decided according to the competences of the Volunteer and the needs of the hosting organization.
During the apprenticeship (if foreseen), the 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 strengthen.

Working and Living Conditions: 

Length of Deployment:
• 6 months
Deployment duty station:
• Chateaubelair – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (565,01 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
• 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.
• For each month of deployment 100 euro of post deployment resettlement allowance are foreseen.

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 additional candidate volunteers will be trained above the number planned for deployment, to create an additional pool to cover drop-outs and unforeseen needs.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
In-presence training will take place in the Netherlands at mid October 2017. Training sessions will be in English.
Deployment: 
Deployment is foreseen to start on 01/03/2018, depending on the needs of the Hosting Organization and of the Volunteer
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
Pre-deployment briefing is foreseen at GVC HQ in Bologna before the departure, at the end of the apprenticeship (if foreseen). Two days of specific training are foreseen in St Vincent at her/his arrival.
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
5
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 15/05/2016 to 15/06/2017;
• Shortlisting and interviews of the candidates: from 16/06/2017 to 24/07/2017.

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

Interview Process: 

• After the shortlisting, the preselected candidates will be notified and a Skype interview will be fixed;
• The selected candidate/s for each vacancy will be notified by 01/08/2017. Once selected, the candidate/s will be contacted by EACEA to organize the participation to an online and in-presence training;
• Only one candidate will be selected as the Volunteer for the effective deployment: the final decision will be taken after the training, according with the feedbacks of the trainers.

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

Humanitarian Context
The poject is located in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), which is one of the poorest countries in the Caribbean. St Vincent and the Grenadines consist of 32 islands and cays of which 9 are inhabited. The population of SVG is 110,000 of which 98.000 live in St. Vincent. The economy is based on tourism and agriculture. English is the official language and Creole is the native. The country is peaceful with a parliamentary democracy.
Saint Vincent is one of the poorest island nations in the Caribbean and one of the world's most disaster prone countries.
Climate Change means more flooding and hurricanes. In December 2013 extreme weather hit St. Vincent and left thousands without public water, with heavy destruction of roads, bridges and houses and left hundreds in shelters. Estimates from NEMO (National Emergency Management Organisation) records show a loss of EC$566 million/211 million USD on these three events: Hurricane Tomas in 2010, rains/floods in April 2011 and rains/floods in December 2013.
Rainstorm in April 2011 about six month after Hurricane Tomas caused severe flooding, landslides and the destruction to several bridges in some of the same areas affected by the hurricane.
The islands vulnerability is compounded by its geography, geology and narrow economic base. For St. Vincent and the Grenadines therefore, Disaster Risk Reduction is an imperative.
The EU’s Humanitarian Aid department DG ECHO has also provided emergency and post emergency aid to assist with the country’s rehabilitation following the passage of Hurricane Tomas in October 2010.
There is an active volcano in SVG which last erupted in 1979. Although only two persons are known to have died from the event, it created island wide impact. Over 20,000 inhabitants from the north of the island had to be evacuated and were displaced for months. There was also widespread damage to agriculture.
The Climate Compliance Program implemented by Richmond Vale Academy together with other partners, community groups and governmental entities seeks to educate, raise awareness and mobilize people to take action. It offers a practical solution to building greater resilience into vulnerable communities by implementing actions to protect the natural resources that they depend on. Since the start of the program, fifty people from St. Vincent along with hundreds of volunteers from all over the World have educated themselves in Climate Compliance – specifically in the effects on small island nations – and have taken practical action such as planting 25 000 trees and removing 20 tons of trash from rivers, beaches and communities.
The aim is to educate and inform about Climate Change issues and biodiversity to a broad audience from children to adults. This has been done in every possible way – face to face presentations in schools, organizations, community groups as well as through TV, Radio and Newspapers. The program has consistently been present in the public Media and has also produced newspapers which have been distributed all over the Islands about Tree planting, Climate Change etc. This has all increased the awareness about climate change issues and biodiversity and through the actions done in the community a strong network has been built and strong partnerships have been created within Government officials, organizations, businesses and private people.

Security conditions
During the last few years, in St. Vincent there has been an increase of small urban delinquency, however there are no major security issues in the country.
Petty crime might occurs. Ensure that your personal belongings, passports and other travel documents are secure at all times.
About road travel, traffic drives on the left. Road conditions are generally poor. Mountain roads are narrow and steep with few guardrails or markings. Roadside assistance is not widely available.
Taxis and buses are relatively safe, they can be overcrowded and frequently travel at excessive speeds.
Chateaubelair has a local police. The project has additional security measures.
Richmond Vale Academy is responsible for coordination and implementation of activities at national level. The volunteer will also work in direct coordination with local implementing partners aiming to building local community resilience to disasters.
RVA has a no drugs no alcohol policy which is part of securing the safety of the individual. There is zero tolerance for sexual abuse. Besides this there are rules for not walking or swimming alone.
There is a local clinic 10 min away and a doctor. There are clinics for all kinds of illnesses in Kingstown which is 1.5 hours away.

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: 
Richmond Vale Academy
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering

Project Development and Monitoring and Evaluation EU Volunteer Côte d’Ivoire

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.

 

Concern Worldwide, ACTED and People in Need (PIN) are working in consortium on this EUAV Volunteer project.  The consortium is led by Concern, the volunteer for this position will be deployed by ACTED.

Please note that only EU citizens and long term residents of the EU can be considered for this role.

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

Ivory Coast has known ten years of political crisis, which strongly degraded its socioeconomic environment causing numerous human and material losses. In spite of the stability found since 2012, the population remains vulnerable, the inequality is increasing, and the health conditions in large cities are worrisome (with diseased linked to access to clean water). ACTED’s goal is to contribute to the implementation of an environment that enables social and economic development as well as the reduction of poverty and inequality.

In Ivory Coast ACTED leads the following projects:

 

-           Building water sanitation and purification systems

-           Sensitization of communities and trainings in the use of these systems with awareness campaigns and theaters-forums.

-           Support the efforts of economic and social development

The objectives of the EU – Aid Volunteer will be:

To ensure good donor relations through proper, qualitative and timely grant management;

To facilitate internal coordination and communication.

To contribute to raising ACTED’s profile and credibility with external stakeholders by communicating a positive image of ACTED’s activities and engagements in the country.

To contribute to fundraising efforts in line with ACTED’s global.

To support the development and implementation of effective AME systems and mechanisms in the mission and contribute towards more effective and relevant programming and project implementation.

Required competences: 

Transversal competences

Demonstrating leadership

Volunteering mind-set

Autonomy

Accountability

 

Specific competencies

Understanding the humanitarian context of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative and applying humanitarian principles

Managing projects in humanitarian contexts

 

Technical competences:

Excellent writing and communication skills

Knowledge of Project Cycle Management

Experience in AME

Financial and monitoring skills          

Address of deployment: 
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Project: 
Building solidarity, engagement and solutions for disaster affected and disaster prone communities through the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative
Task: 
Grant Management

1.1 Contract follow-up
a) Communicate contractual obligations in particular with regards to reporting deadlines to Programme, AMEU and FLATS team;
b) When any issue is identified in meeting deliverables in the given timeframe and budget, inform relevant staff in country and seek ACTED HQ Program Department advice on potential solutions that would meet donor rules.
1.2. Reporting
a) Participate in and take minutes of kick-off and close out meetings for each project
b) Write quality narrative reports, reflecting the progress and status of projects in a transparent, timely and professional manner, in liaison with ACTED HQ GMU and finance, which will contribute ultimately to steady cash inflow;
c) Work in close relation with AMEU to incorporate AME data (incl. data on input, process, output, outcome and impact indicators, lessons learnt and best practices) in reports and review M&E reports from AMEU;
d) Liaise with FLATS teams when preparing reports, especially with finance to ensure greater coherence between financial and narrative reports by crosschecking the matching of data in the narrative and financial reports;
e) Contribute to the monthly update of the Reporting Follow Up (RFU) and ensure smooth and regular communication with ACTED HQ GMU.
f) Address ad hoc requests from donors in liaison with the CD, Programme and support teams.
1.3 Partner Follow-up
a) Ensure partners report to ACTED in a timely and qualitative manner as per the requirements of the grant agreement.

Internal Coordination

2.1. Internal Coordination and Communication
a) Facilitate interdepartmental communication and information sharing from the Base, to the Area, Capital, and even up to the regional and HQ offices by taking minutes of the various ACTED coordination meetings
b) Send meeting minutes in a timely manner to HQ;
c) Inform ACTED HQ GMU and finance of latest developments, opportunities and challenges so that GMU can best advice on the way forward.
2.2. Filing
a) File properly contractual project documents both in hard and soft copies;
b) Update regularly the Resource Centre at the office with appropriate and relevant external and internal resources.

External Communication

a) Contribute to ACTED external communication strategy by feeding regularly ACTED HQ Communication Department with informal updates on projects, a flash news, pictures, articles on projects progress and/or specific events for ACTED communication tools, including, but not limited to, ACTED Newsletter, websites and ACTED Annual Report;

Fundraising

4.1 External relations
a) Update regularly a directory of donors, international and local NGOs, other partners and stakeholders;
b) Contribute when required to the reporting to national and local authorities as required by ACTED registration/legal status in country;
c) In the absence of Technical Coordinators, participate in key clusters and/or working group meetings;
4.2 Contribution to proposal development
a) Contribute when required to the development of fundraising documents (Expression of Interests/concept notes/proposals) in line with ACTED country strategy and donor requirements and in close collaboration with ACTED HQ GMU (Grant Management Unit) and finance;
b) Liaise with Area Coordinators, Project Managers and Technical Coordinators to ensure that proposals are relevant and technically sound;
c) Incorporate learning from previous interventions (e.g. lessons learnt and best practices) into new proposals;
4.3 Contracting
Contribute to addressing in a timely manner all comments by donors on proposals in liaison with relevant staff in country and ACTED HQ GMU and finance;

M&E Responsabilities

a) Contribute to the development and updating of the consolidated AME work plan and AME frameworks for all ongoing projects;
b) Contribute to an effective roll-out of M&E collection and reporting systems to all staff and partners through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed;
c) Assist in the development of the ToRs and mission plans and carrying out assessments, monitoring and evaluations (baselines, mid-terms, end lines) as reflected in the ToR and mission plan;
d) Assist in the development and implementation of appropriate data collection and analysis instruments, methodologies (e.g. survey questionnaires, focus group discussions, key-informant interviews) and data/information dissemination/utilization plans
e) Others

Minimum Requirements: 

Please note that only EU citizens and long term residents of the EU can be considered for this role.

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in humanitarian studies / Political Science / M&E / Project Development
• Fluent French (written and spoken), excellent writing and communication skills;
• Prior work experience with an INGO in the agriculture and/or rural development sector
• Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment;
• Good organisational and prioritisation skills;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office;

Learning Opportunities: 

This program places great importance on the EUV management and career development. The selected volunteers will undertake a learning and development program that will include an induction, trainings during the deployment and a post-deployment support and dissemination activities.
Their learning and development plan will be completed with the support of a L&D manager, a mentor and their line manager.

Working and Living Conditions: 

EU Volunteer benefits include: subsistence allowances in line with EU Aid Volunteer daily allowances (456.05 euros per month), coverage of all accommodation in the ACTED guesthouse, travel costs, a luggage allowance of 100 kg, provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance, reimbursement of visas and vaccinations costs and resettlement allowance.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
July / August 2017
Deployment: 
September 2017
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
August 2017
Post-deployment activities: 
August / September 2018
Vacancy picture: 
Project Development Ivoire
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Shortlisting and Interviews: 

Candidates will be shortlisted and invited to take part in a Skype or face-to-face interview (depending on location).

Interview Process: 

Two-interview process with relevant stakeholders from HR and Program departments and staff based in the field.

Expected date decision on outcome: 
Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
ACTED - Ivory Coast
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering

Active European citizens in response to humanitarian challenges: EU Aid Volunteers strengthening capacities and resilience of communities affected by humanitarian crises in third countries

The project Active European citizens in response to humanitarian challenges: EU Aid Volunteers strengthening capacities and resilience of communities affected by humanitarian crises in third countries is part of the EUAV initiative. Its goal is to complement ongoing humanitarian aid operations with the support of 61 volunteers supported by 30 online volunteers, in eight countries (Bolivia, Cambodia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Lebanon, Senegal), strengthening the capacities of local organizations and EU partners, and developing a communication strategy to ensure dissemination and awareness-raising on the part played by in EUAV strengthening the role of the active European citizenship.

Partners: 
Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Colombia
Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Ecuador
Association Alianza por la Solidaridad - Senegal
Actionaid Hellas (Greece)
Fundación Ecuasol
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional - Haiti
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Guilde Europeenne du Raid (The European Guild)
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Cambodia
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Lebanon
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile - Bolivia
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile - Guatemala
Date: 
-
Project picture: 
Photograph showing project beneficiary
Type: 
Deployment
EU Contribution: 
1399957€
Activities: 
Disaster risk management, preparedness and response as well as linking relief, rehabilitation and development
Volunteer management according to the standards and procedures for the management of the candidate volunteers and the EU Aid Volunteers
Communicating the Union's humanitarian aid principles agreed in the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid and raising awareness levels and visibility of its humanitarian aid
Number of volunteers: 
61
Team visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users
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EU Aid Volunteers in action

EU Aid Volunteers in action is a 24-month project strengthening the European Union’s capacity in humanitarian operations and strengthening capacities of sending and hosting organizations. It is run by two European NGOs, Gruppo di Volontariato Civile and Alianza por la Solidaridad and 13 third-countries organizations, with the support of one associate from the University of Bologna. The project aims at involving European citizens in Humanitarian Aid operations through the deployment of 38 EU Volunteers (20 juniors and 18 seniors) in 8 countries: Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cuba, Haiti, St Vincent and Grenadines, at strengthening the capacities and humanitarian response of 11 hosting organizations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries and Central America-Caribbean and training 220 local Civil Society Organisations on the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative.

 

The project seeks also at building partnership and strengthening consortium capacities in the view of joint EU Aid Volunteers projects through exchanges of practices, regional seminars and events through two partners meetings, one Central America-Caribbean seminar in Nicaragua and one MENA seminar in Tunisia. Communication will be a crosscutting component to disseminate and raise awareness about EU Aid Volunteers and the results obtained through the capacity building, technical assistance between Gruppo di Volontariato Civile and Alianza por la Solidaridad and deployment activities. Methodology is based on activities and tasks complementary in local already ongoing operations in humanitarian aid in local contexts; need assessment carried out by the all partner organizations. The impact will be wide, as the project is based on strong commitment and experience of the partners in humanitarian aid and in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, reaching at least 1661 beneficiaries and around 10 000 persons through our communication activities.

Partners: 
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional - Jordan
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional - Nicaragua
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional - Haiti
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Haiti
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Lebanon
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Nicaragua
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Tunisia
Mouvement Paisan Papaye - MPP
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile - Cuba
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile - Guatemala
Richmond Vale Academy
Date: 
-
Project picture: 
Photograph of volunteer and children from host community
Type: 
Deployment
EU Contribution: 
952204€
Activities: 
Disaster risk management, preparedness and response as well as linking relief, rehabilitation and development
Communicating the Union's humanitarian aid principles agreed in the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid and raising awareness levels and visibility of its humanitarian aid
Number of volunteers: 
38
Team visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users
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Building solidarity, engagement and solutions for disaster affected and disaster prone communities through the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

Partners: 
ACTED
ACTED - Cambodia
ACTED - Ivory Coast
ACTED - Kyrgyzstan
ACTED - Tajikistan
People in Need - Člověk v tísni, o. p. s.
People in Need - Angola
People in Need - Cambodia
People in Need - Georgia
People in Need - Myanmar
People in Need - Philippines
Concern Worldwide - Bangladesh
Concern Worldwide - Haiti
Concern Worldwide - Lebanon
Concern Worldwide - Malawi
Concern Worldwide - Niger
Concern Worldwide - Sierra Leone
Concern Worldwide - Turkey
Date: 
-
Project picture: 
pin_coordinating_humanitarian_philipinnes-photo
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Type: 
Deployment
EU Contribution: 
1168195€
Activities: 
Disaster risk management, preparedness and response as well as linking relief, rehabilitation and development
Communicating the Union's humanitarian aid principles agreed in the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid and raising awareness levels and visibility of its humanitarian aid
Number of volunteers: 
24
Team visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users
Groups audience: 
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EU Aid Volunteers complementing humanitarian aid: strengthening the link through deployment, capacity building and technical assistance

The project aims at creating an opportunity of cooperation between European volunteers and organisations working in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. European citizens will be involved in local projects for preparedness and response to humanitarian crises. Europeans and locals will work together to strengthen the resilience capacity of vulnerable communities in extra-European countries.

Partners: 
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional
Guilde Europeenne du Raid (The European Guild)
Association Villageoise d'Entraide et de Développement Communautaire : AVEDEC
Mouvement Paisan Papaye - MPP
Fundación Ecuasol
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional - Jordan
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional - Nicaragua
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional - Haiti
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Cambodia
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Haiti
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Lebanon
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Nicaragua
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Tunisia
Needs: 

On the basis of the need assessment, countries have been chosen as they were identified to be the most appropriate for the following reasons: meets the project and EU Initiative’s priority needs, goals and mission; conveys a powerful message of community impact; hosting organizations have the required features to be certified hosting organizations; safety, risk management and liability issues are in a standard basis; the amount of travel, commitment or training required for volunteers to perform the task is reasonable; in the chosen countries, volunteers make staff more effective.
Before starting the phase of selection of volunteers, all tasks and profiles of volunteers will be confirmed with hosting organization, due to the fact that the deployment is foreseen at the end of 2016. This will allow to identify all the specific gaps to be fulfilled with the support of volunteers. During the volunteers training and upon its completion, candidate volunteers will be assessed for their preparedness for deployment based on the competence framework. 
Beneficiaries have be chosen according to a systematic consultation by hosting organizations, thanks to the experience they have in the field, undertaking systematic listening of stakeholders to give voice to their priorities and concerns.

 

Date: 
-
Project picture: 
GVC EU Aid Volunteers
Type: 
Deployment
EU Contribution: 
697994€
Objectives: 
To contribute to promote the European identity and strengthen the participation and solidarity of European citizenship complementing and supporting the European Humanitarian Aid in terms of capacity and resilience of vulnerable third countries communities
To involve the EU citizens in Humanitarian Aid operations through the deployment of 30 volunteers in the selected third countries .
To build the capacities of hosting organizations to enhance local preparedness and response to humanitarian crises and to ensure effective and sustainable impact of the EU Aid Volunteers work.
To build partnerships and strengthen consortium capacities in the view of the joint EU aid Volunteers projects.
Activities: 
Needs assessment at a local level along the disaster risk management cycle
Disaster risk management, preparedness and response as well as linking relief, rehabilitation and development
Volunteer management according to the standards and procedures for the management of the candidate volunteers and the EU Aid Volunteers
Capacities to undergo certification including administrative capacity
Communicating the Union's humanitarian aid principles agreed in the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid and raising awareness levels and visibility of its humanitarian aid
Number of volunteers: 
30
Team visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users
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