EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

Linking relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD)

Climate change adaptation and ecosystem - based management [VOL4AID_ECU_ECO_SR]

The Regulation (EU) No 375/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council establishing the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps created the basis to develop the EU Aid Volunteers initiative. Being supported by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), one of the main objectives of the initiative is to contribute to efforts to strengthen the Union's capacity to provide needs-based humanitarian assistance and to strengthen the capacity and resilience of vulnerable or disaster-affected communities in third countries.

 

The EU Aid Volunteers Initiative (EUAV) brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contributing to strengthening the local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities.

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.

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 organisations in third countries.

In the context of this vacancy, 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.

After the success of two pilot- and one first official- deployment projects, a second round of deployment projects sets the ground for this vacancy.

More information 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: 

VOL4AID

Alianza por la Solidaridad (Spain), GVC (Italy), La Guilde (France), and Action Aid Hellas (Greece) are non-governmental organisations with sound expertise in management of humanitarian action and volunteering worldwide. Now, together with their partner Ecuasol (Ecuador) they are implementing 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 – VOL4AID”.

The project’s objectives may be summarised as:

1)         To engage European citizens in complementing and contributing to Humanitarian Action 

2)         To ensure high quality management of EU Aid Volunteers by the project participants.

3)         To secure the capacities and upgrade the management systems of hosting organizations and local partner organizations for EU Aid volunteers’ deployment, and contribution to their humanitarian interventions.

4)         To promote among the European citizenship innovative new ways of engagement in volunteering in humanitarian action (online and employee volunteering).

In this framework, a total of 61 volunteers will be deployed to Colombia, Haiti, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guatemala, Senegal, Lebanon, and Cambodia.

 

More specifically, Alianza por la Solidaridad is deploying 5 volunteers to Alianza por la Solidaridad Ecuador.

 

SPECIFIC CONTEXT OF WORK

 

In the last seven years, Alianza por la Solidaridad has contributed in improving the environmental conditions of the inhabitants in 24 cantons of Ecuador. Thanks to the Management of Solid Urban Waste (MSW), we have taken action in 12% of the municipalities in 7 of the 25 provinces of the country.

 

 

Through the responsible and efficient MSW management, clean public spaces such as streets and parks are provided by avoiding the proliferation of polluting vectors (flies, dogs, rodents) that allow the spread of diseases. These diseases are mainly gastro intestinal, and affect the most vulnerable populations - especially groups of older adults, children, as well as women who are the ones who usually deal daily with the disposal of household waste.

 

The Autonomous Government Decentralized of El Puyo deals with the integral management of the solid waste generated in its territory.

 

The management process starts from the classification in the source and the delivery separated from the waste into groups of organic and inorganic.

 

The organic wastes are managed through a process of composting which permits the extraction of solid fertilizers and liquids that are used in the recuperation of soils with low agricultural potential.  The inorganic wastes are subject to a process of triage through which the groups susceptible to be recycled for a later commercialization with authorized managers.  The composting and recuperation of recyclables contribute to the material valuation of waste in conceptual setting of a circular economy.

 

The fraction of rejection in the triage process is subject to a high density sanitary refilling which is established following an environmental management plan that avoids environmental contamination, in order to avoid effects on populated near-by areas (in no case less than two Km.)

 

The work done by volunteers will be part of the technical team Alianza Foundation that works in technical assistance of the Joint Public Utility Companies. In the setting of technical assistance secure work conditions are guaranteed, therefore protecting all technical personnel from the Alianza Foundation and all program volunteers.

 

The entire RSU management process is linked to the implementation of a communicational plan aimed  at the target population, which has been built with inclusive criteria and a gender approach.

 

The sustainability of the Solid Urban Waste management model is guaranteed since the application of a plan with mixed financing constituted by public contributions, the payment of a rate on the part of users, under the principal of subsidies crossed with a tariff applied to the users, guarantees a fair contribution to the people.

 

Alianza Ecuador, as a hosting organization, respects the creeds of its members, an action combined with the Joint Public Utility Companies to not develop any type of interventions within which any sort of religious practice could be implemented.

 

 

Required competences: 

1. Studies.

University degree in Agronomist and / or Environmental Management or related careers.

 

2. Languages.

Spanish C1

English B2

 

3. Skills

- Professionals with analysis, technical monitoring and control experience, able to work as a team and evaluate the scope of the company's environmental plans.

 

- High scientific and technical capacity that allows the identification of opportunities for improvement in the implementation, organization and management of environmental protection of El Puyo.

 

- Willing to work in communication, training and information of the personnel of the company and its suppliers, keep himself always up-to-date on the environmental theme.

 

- Ethically responsible, open to constructive criticism, leadership and teamwork, adaptability and innovation, management and organization of resources, communication and influence

Address of deployment: 
Province of Cañar (city Cañar), southern region
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
Task: 
Technical tasks

Work in coordination with the Manager of Environmental Health Department of the Descentralised Autonomous Local Government of El Puyo (EMMAIPC-EP) in tasks aimed at strengthening the processes and environmental plans to be implemented, in addition to professional support in the following activities:

- Implement an Environmental Management Plan.

- Promote a work environment of respect, efficient management of information, optimum use and maintenance of facilities, equipment and machinery, development of environmental and productive activities.

- To prevent, plan, organize, coordinate, manage the various activities of the Solid Waste Management Center - CGRS, in compliance with the respective laws.

- Define and maintain, in a textual and graphic way, the production processes of the aste management Center and encourage the continuous improvement.

- To conceptualize, monitor, feed, propose and develop processes that continuously improve the productivity of the CGRS.

- Contribute to guarantee the positioning and development of the new and alternative solid waste treatment system.

- Establish records and other methodological tools that allow the measurement, control, evaluation of personnel performance, as well as the entry, handling, final disposal and exit of solid waste and the products generated by the plant.

- Socialise and inform the operation of the system and integral treatment of solid waste to all visitors and municipal authorities.

- Ensure that the environmental mitigation measures established in the environmental audit are respected and follow established rules and procedures. Management of leachate, agroforestry nurseries, and more environmental activities.

- Socialise and inform the operation of the solid waste treatment system to all visitors and municipal authorities, mainly those in its area of coordination.

Other tasks

a. Participate in team coordination meetings.
b. The EU Aid Volunteer will work in close collaboration with the technical staff of Alianza Ecuador, the different partners, and the EUAV project team.

Communication and awareness tasks

a. Draft and publish articles describing volunteer's experience in the field.
b. Gather audio-visual materials to be used in a public awareness activity conducted by the volunteers' community in Europe.
c. Organise and execute a public awareness activity in the country of deployment and once back in Europe, in coordination with the partner NGOs of the project.

Minimum Requirements: 

Candidates must satisfy the requirements set out in Regulation (EU) No 375/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 establishing the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps ("EU Aid Volunteers initiative").

Alianza por la Solidaridad 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.

The candidate must be available for in-presence training from 17th to 30th October, and available for 6 months deployment starting from late November.

Learning Opportunities: 

Learning opportunities

The Volunteer will attend a 30-hours online training and a minimum of 10-days in presence training before her/his deployment.
The on-site training costs (EU travel, full-board accommodation, and the course itself) are fully covered by the training provider. Travel outside the EU will be covered only for:
- EU citizens who legally reside in a non-EU country for long-term or forever (i.e. who live in that country);
- EU citizens who are on a temporary assignment in a third country that lasts more than 18 months (i.e. who work in a third country).

It is possible that for 1 position 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, or changes to the project during its implementation.

Working and Living Conditions: 

Working and living conditions

• Length of Deployment: 6 months
• Deployment duty station: Ecuador, Cañar city, southern region
• Conditions of service during deployment:
A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (463,19 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
Accommodation, visa fees, compulsory vaccinations, 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 leave are foreseen.
For each month of deployment 100 euro of post deployment resettlement allowance are foreseen.

Characteristics of the place where the volunteers will be accommodated:

Volunteers will be staying in the city of El Puyo, currently the city has about sixty-two thousand inhabitants, its altitude is 950 m.s.n.m.
The planned deployment for the mobilization of volunteers will be by land and times, they are variable, 5 hours from the international airport of Quito, and 7 hours between the city of Cuenca headquarters of Alianza por la Solidaridad.
Volunteers stay, as well as work areas are extremely safe and do not pose any additional risk to an urban area. Volunteers will be accommodated in a comfortable accommodation that has everything necessary for their stay.

The city of El Puyo is located at 950 meters above sea level and it is the average level of the work zones, it does not require any preparation for the adaptation, the customs are those of a tourist city located at the door of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

All mobilizations will be carried out jointly with staff of the host organization.
The currency of the country is the US dollar, do not require a visa for less than 90 days, volunteers must have a valid passport and for stays of more than ninety days, a permit will be processed by the host organization.

For the type of work it is recommended to use comfortable footwear preferable sports, the characteristics of the climate of the zone vary in temperatures between the 18 degrees C. and 33 degrees C. At noon and in the working zones there is probability of rain in the labour days so it is necessary to wear clothing appropriate to a tropical humid climate.
The food of the area is varied: fruits, vegetables, dairy products, fish, there is currently no diet for celiac.

As a zone of entry to the Amazon, it is advisable that volunteers, prior to their mobilization, acquire preventive vaccines for yellow fever and dengue fever.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
On-line training: Early October 2017; In presence training: 17-30 October 2017
Deployment: 
As soon as possible after the final decision (expectedly, around the 27th November 2017)
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
Late November 2017, in Alianza por la Solidaridad office in Madrid.
Post-deployment activities: 
Within 3 months upon return from the mission
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
1
Shortlisting and Interviews: 

Applications by candidates complying with the minimum criteria will be assessed. Shortlisted candidates will be informed and invited for an on-line interview in mid-September.

Interview Process: 

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in order to decide who will be selected for training (1 or 2 people).
The final decision on deployment will only be made after completion of the training, among the candidates considered “fit for deployment”.

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

GLOBAL SECURITY
Crime
Pickpockets and Armed robbery can be a constant hazard throughout Ecuador, but especially in Quito, Guayaquil and in remote areas. Sexual assault against foreign women have also increased in the city of Montañita and express kidnappings - short-term opportunistic abductions, aimed at extracting cash from the victim - also occur, particularly in Quito and Guayaquil.

Health
Visit your health professional at least 4 to 6 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures.
Cases of locally transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in the last 3 months as well as cases of the Chikungunya virus (mainly in Esmeraldas, Manabi and Guayas coastal provinces). Dengue fever cases have been reported in Los Rios, Manabi, Guayas, Orellana and Sucumbios provinces.
Parts of Ecuador (including Quito at 2,800m) are at high altitude. If you plan to travel to altitudes over 2,500 metres discuss the risks associated with travelling to high altitude with your doctor before you travel.
Recommended vaccines: If it is going to remain in Ecuador of a long way or to reside in marginal neighborhoods of the coastal cities or in the Amazonian east: tetanus, hepatitis A and B, yellow fever, typhoid. In the regions of the Coast it suits to realize prevention against the malaria, and use repellent (dengue).

NATURAL DISASTERS
Earthquakes
There’s a high risk of earthquakes in Ecuador. In April 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the coast between Manabí and Esmeraldas provinces. Hundreds of people died and there was widespread damage to infrastructure. There’s still a high risk of aftershocks. A state of exception (giving additional powers to the government) remains in place in the provinces of Esmeraldas and Manabí. An aftershock on 19 December 2016 with a magnitude of 5.7 caused further casualties and damage to infrastructure in Esmeraldas.
More information is available from the Ecuadorean National Risk Management Agency (http://www.gestionderiesgos.gob.ec/) and the National Geophysical Institute. See Natural disasters

Volcanic activity
There are a number of active volcanoes in Ecuador. The Cotopaxi volcano has experienced renewed activity in August 2015 and restrictions are in place (climbing Tungurahua, Reventador, Chiles and Cerro Negro volcanoes is forbidden). However, volcanic activity has been moderate to low over the last months. The local authorities have allocated official shelters throughout the vulnerable areas and early warning sirens have been installed in The Chillos and Tumbaco valleys and in other surrounding areas.
Source :https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ecuador

Hosting organisation: 
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-77.499999876,"longitude":-1.9999992229996,"country":"EC"}

Senior Volunteer in Food Security and Nutrition in Haiti [VOL4AID_HT_FOD_SR]

The Regulation (EU) No 375/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council establishing the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps created the basis to develop the EU Aid Volunteers initiative. Being supported by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), one of the main objectives of the initiative is to contribute to efforts to strengthen the Union's capacity to provide needs-based humanitarian assistance and to strengthen the capacity and resilience of vulnerable or disaster-affected communities in third countries.

 

The EU Aid Volunteers Initiative (EUAV) brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contributing to strengthening the local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities.

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.

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 organisations in third countries.

In the context of this vacancy, 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.

After the success of two pilot- and one first official- deployment projects, a second round of deployment projects sets the ground for this vacancy.

More information 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: 

VOL4AID

Alianza por la Solidaridad (Spain), GVC (Italy), La Guilde (France), and Action Aid Hellas (Greece) are non-governmental organisations with sound expertise in management of humanitarian action and volunteering worldwide. Now, together with their partner Ecuasol (Ecuador) they are implementing 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 – VOL4AID”.

The project’s objectives may be summarised as:

1) To engage European citizens in complementing and contributing to Humanitarian Action 

2) To ensure high quality management of EU Aid Volunteers by the project participants.

3) To secure the capacities and upgrade the management systems of hosting organizations and local partner organizations for EU Aid volunteers’ deployment, and contribution to their humanitarian interventions.

4) To promote among the European citizenship innovative new ways of engagement in volunteering in humanitarian action (online and employee volunteering).

In this framework, a total of 61 volunteers will be deployed to Colombia, Haiti, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guatemala, Senegal, Lebanon, and Cambodia.

More specifically, Alianza por la Solidaridad is deploying 4 volunteers to Alianza por la Solidaridad Haiti.

Required competences: 

Studies:

- Agricultural Engineer or studies (Bachelor) in Environmental Sciences.

- Specialized training (masters or other courses) in food security.

- Desirable, knowledge in humanitarian/development projects cycle management.

 

Experience and competences:

- Computer and Microsoft Office literacy.

- Prior volunteer experience.

- Desirable, previous experience in developing or natural disaster affected countries.

 

Languages:

- English B2

- French C1

- Spanish will be an asset

 

Skills:

- Knowledge in reports drafting. 

- Good interpersonal and communication skills.

-  Adaptability, self-awareness and inter-personal skills to adapt to different working styles and cultural context.

- Ability to work collaboratively and develop others.

- Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions.

- Motivation for promoting local social development

 

Other competences:

 

- Knowledge and interest in issues such as humanitarian action, gender, human rights, peacebuilding, etc.

- Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships

- Volunteering mind-set

- Managing oneself in a pressured and changing environment

- Demonstrating leadership

- Achieving results

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

- Operating safely and securely at all times

- Managing projects in humanitarian contexts

- Communication and advocacy

Address of deployment: 
Jacmel (South East Department), with field trips to Grand Anse, South East and South Departments and Port Au Prince.
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
Task: 
Technical tasks

a. Support the identification, definition and implementation of activities for the recovery of livelihoods.
b. Carry out feasibility analysis and recommendations
c. Support the identification and proposal writing regarding food security and livelihoods
d. Support the elaboration of tools to measure and monitor the impact of the project in nutrition indicators.
e. Analysis and monitoring of food security and nutrition project indicators and spaces in Haiti.
f. Assess Alianza's field office to enhance its work relating to malnutrition and opportunities to improve nutrition.
g. Reports drafting.

Other tasks

a. Participate in team coordination meetings.
b. Support the implementation of other specific activities and report writing of the project.
c. Participate in any other activity related to volunteer's mission and requested by the country coordinator.

Communication and awareness on the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

a. Draft and publish articles describing volunteer's experience in the field.
b. Gather audio-visual materials to be used in a public awareness activity conducted by the volunteers' community in Europe.
c. Organise and execute a public awareness activity in the hosting country and once back in Europe, in coordination with the partner NGOs of the project.

Minimum Requirements: 

Candidates must satisfy the requirements set out in Regulation (EU) No 375/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 establishing the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps ("EU Aid Volunteers initiative").

Alianza por la Solidaridad 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.

The candidate must be available for in-presence training from 17th to 30th October, and available for 12 months deployment starting from late November.

Learning Opportunities: 

The Volunteer will attend a 30-hours online training and a minimum of 10-days in presence training before her/his deployment.
The on-site training costs (EU travel, full-board accommodation, and the course itself) are fully covered by the training provider. Travel outside the EU will be covered only for:
- EU citizens who legally reside in a non-EU country for long-term or forever (i.e. who live in that country);
- EU citizens who are on a temporary assignment in a third country that lasts more than 18 months (i.e. who work in a third country).

It is possible that for 1 position 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, or changes to the project during its implementation.

Working and Living Conditions: 

Working and living conditions

• Length of Deployment: 12 months
• Deployment duty station: Jacmel, South-East Department, with missions in the field.
• Conditions of service during deployment:
A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (619,06 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
Accommodation, visa fees, compulsory vaccinations, insurance, and airfares will be covered.
The working calendar will be corresponding to the agenda and system established in the field.
Working hours will be from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, and from 8am to 2 pm on Fridays.
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.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
On-line training: Early October 2017, In presence training: 17-30 October 2017
Deployment: 
As soon as possible after the final decision (expectedly, around the 27th November 2017)
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
Late November 2017, in Alianza por la Solidaridad office in Madrid
Post-deployment activities: 
Within 3 months upon return from the mission
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
1
Shortlisting and Interviews: 

Applications by candidates complying with the minimum criteria will be assessed. Shortlisted candidates will be informed and invited for an on-line interview in mid-September.

Interview Process: 

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in order to decide who will be selected for training (1 or 2 people).
The final decision on deployment will only be made after completion of the training, among the candidates considered “fit for deployment”.

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

Humanitarian context
Haiti remains the poorest country in the Americas and one of the poorest in the world, ranking 163 out of 188 countries on the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI). More than half the population suffers from multidimensional poverty that affects education, health and livelihoods. It is also one of the most unequal countries, with a Gini coefficient of 0,592 in 2014. Additionally, Haiti is deeply affected by climate change. Problems such as deforestation, unemployment, corruption, lack of infrastructure, violence against women, and political instability are compounded by the high incidence of hurricanes and cyclones, which complete a complex cycle of poverty and vulnerability. Drought has affected the country since 2012. Its impact increased during the last quarter of 2014 due to the effects of El Niño. This resulted in an increase in the level of food insecurity, making even access to water for domestic consumption difficult. The impact on harvests was dire in 2015 where losses reached 80%. The modest level of recovery in 2016 was hampered by the impact of Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 storm which hit the country in October 2016. The storm affected more than 2.1 million people and destroyed livelihoods (agriculture, fishing, livestock and small commerce) in 6 out of the 10 departments of the country.

Security conditions
The city of Jacmel (base for the volunteers) and the Southeast Department or Grand Anse Department, are quiet areas, relatively safe, where normal life can take place. However, Alianza por la Solidaridad has a Security Plan that must be scrupulously respected by all the staff, including the volunteers.
The field visits to the project areas or the capital city have to be approved by the Head of Mission and volunteers must follow the established procedures. In periods of cyclones and hurricanes alert, Alianza por la Solidaridad is coordinated with local to assess the real situation at any time. Therefore, Alianza por la Solidaridad is able to take steps prior to spontaneous altercations that may occur due to moments of political upheaval or social events that could lead to a situation of uncertainty for team members. It is advisable to always carry a copy of the passport and just use the original document when travelling abroad.

More information is available here:
http://www.alianzaporlasolidaridad.org/paises/haiti

Hosting organisation: 
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional - Haiti
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-72.416665961,"longitude":18.999997282,"country":"HT"}

Alliance2015 EU Aid Volunteers Deployment

The objective of the project is the establishment of a skilled workforce of humanitarian professionals with the skills, knowledge and connection to contribute to effective humanitarian preparedness and response.

Partners: 
ACTED
People in Need - Člověk v tísni, o. p. s.
ACTED Haiti
ACTED Lebanon
ACTED Senegal
People in Need - Angola
People in Need - Cambodia
People In Need - Turkey
Concern Worldwide - Malawi
Concern Worldwide - Haiti
Concern Worldwide - Sierra Leone
Needs: 

Recruiting people with the necessary skills in the current context of four Level 3 crises is becoming harder and harder. The EU assessment of knowledge and skills and competencies in the humanitarian sector identified the lack of technical specialists as a key competency gap. Furthermore, the 2011 Humanitarian Response Review carried out by the UK government identified entry into the humanitarian sector and establishment of a structured pash of professional development as major issues within the humanitarian sector. The project will address the need for qualified entry level 'junior professionals' with specific technical expertise and the requisite managerial capacity for mentoring and volunteering in selected third country offices. The selection of country programme offices was based on a number of criteria including:

a) strong senior management structure with good capacity to mentor and support a volunteer;

b) previous experience with managing entry level roles and

c) high demand for the type of skills this role could provide. The needs assessment methodology included questions such as volunteer expectations; the country programme's capacity to host a volunteer, current gaps within country programmes and expected added value from a volunteer.

 

Results: 

Volunteers will complete a tailored programme which will involve different combinations of apprenticeship and deployment in a third country.

Third country managers will undertake a training programme to improve the managerial capacity for volunteering and humanitarian response.

The project will support the establishment of a network of mentors and trainers to support learning and development.

The project will promote volunteering across Europe through a series of dissemination and experience sharing actions.

Date: 
-
Project picture: 
Ciara Passmore, taking the MUAC of a child in Karamoja, Uganda
Type: 
Deployment
EU Contribution: 
694447€
Objectives: 
Objective 1:

Establish a comprehensive deployment programme for junior professionals build around supportive learning and development systems.

Objective 2:

Strengthen the capacity of third country managers for humanitarian preparedness and response and effective volunteer management.

Objective 3:

Effectively communicate and promote the volunteer experience across Alliance2015, Europe and third country offices.

Activities: 
Disaster risk management, preparedness and response as well as linking relief, rehabilitation and development
Team visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users
Groups audience: 
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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
This project is a placeholder: 
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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: 
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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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EU Aid Volunteers ACTing against disaster risks

EU Aid 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 organisations 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 organisations working together in over 100 countries.

Partners: 
Church of Uganda Teso Dioceses Planning and Development Office (CoU-TEDDO)
DanChurchAid - Cambodia
DanChurchAid - Nepal
DanChurchAid - Uganda
DIACONIA CCE
Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Development and Social Services Commission (Eecmy-Dassc)
FCA - Finn Church Aid
Finn Church Aid - Nepal
Finn Church Aid - Uganda
DanChurchAid (Denmark)
ICCO - Nepal
ICCO - Bangladesh
ICCO -Uganda
ICCO - Ethiopia
FCA - Finn Church Aid
Life With Dignity - Cambodia
RDRS Bangladesh
Uganda Change Agent Association
RURAL ACTION COMMUNITY BASED ORGANISATION - Uganda
Date: 
-
Project picture: 
Group of project participants at the launch of the project in Cambodia, holding signs saying We care, we act
Type: 
Deployment
EU Contribution: 
1400000€
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
Groups audience: 
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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: 
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Project picture: 
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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: 
25
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: 
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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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