The deployment contains 3 components:
1. Mainly engaged within an urban setting of capital
2. Some envisioned travel through rural areas to less urbanized environments;
3. Characteristics of living within an area of the tropical region.
1. The candidate will be living either in an own apartment or in shared accommodation
(own room) within a local context, comprising a diverse community of urban dwellers
in terms of ethnicity and faith. Respect for local customs and manners may result in
tension if not sensitively observed. Income levels may vary significantly between rich
and poor. Poverty may be very visible in urban areas, both amongst the local
populations and in the quality of housing and infrastructure. Urban areas are likely to
suffer noticeably high levels of air pollution from traffic and industrial plants. Noise
pollution may also be a problem in larger settlements and there may be significant
levels of traffic congestion, especially at peak times of the day (mornings and
evenings). Sanitation facilities will be adequate but may be different from those
experienced in EU countries. The provision of utilities (water, electricity etc.) may be
subject to cuts without warning; telecommunications and internet access may be
limited or intermittent. Negotiating with suppliers both in and out of work may be
subject to bureaucracy, red tape and corruption.
2. If and when deployed on short-term rural area access: the candidate is likely to be
accommodated in a local hotel or guesthouse possibly in a shared room. On duty travel FCA
Cambodia travel regulations will be followed. Respect for local customs and traditions may
result in tensions if not sensitively observed. Income levels may in general be very low which
is likely to be reflected in the types of housing available and, especially if remote, in the
quality of available infrastructure. Sanitation facilities will be adequate but may be very
different from those experienced in EU countries. The provision of utilities (water, electricity,
telecommunications etc.) may be intermittent and subject to shortages, and easily disrupted
by natural hazards, such as extreme weather conditions (storms, rain, winds). Access to
urban facilities and social opportunities may be very limited due to remoteness. There will be
significant limits in the range and choices of foods available, with few imported products,
which may be very expensive. In-land and coastal areas may experience down-stream air,
land and water pollution from nearby urban and industrial areas.
3. The volunteer is to be deployed to an area in a tropical region and therefore is likely
to experience warm to hot temperatures all year round with high levels of humidity.
Some areas will also experience heavy seasonal rainfall. There is little difference
between the lengths of day and night, and night time temperatures remain high.
Accommodation may be subject to insect infestations, and precautions may be
required to guard against ants, flies and cockroaches etc., as well as potentially more
harmful intruders such as poisonous spiders, mosquitoes etc. Natural hazards may
include storms, hurricanes, flooding, etc. which can result in injury and loss of life,
damage to property, infrastructure and crops.
• Accommodation in the cities where deployed will be provided in a safe and clean
• 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
Volunteers 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
• 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.
• Regular working hours shall not exceed 40 hours per week on average.
• 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 (of 427 Euros per month in
• 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
• 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.