EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

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Senior EU Aid Volunteer, Haiti: Support Officer for the Médecins du Monde Network

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

In the Republic of Haiti there are 5 sections of Doctors of the World (Argentina, Canada, Spain, France and Switzerland) all part of the international network established by 15 Médecins du Monde associations. In March 2017, a meeting of delegations in the country was held to develop a common strategy on issues of collective interest, in the area of joint operational expertise, as well as to define joint positions on different context-specific issues relating to political, socio-economic and humanitarian aspects of the Republic of Haiti, in order to reinforce pre-existing mechanisms put in place as part of a coordinated emergency network response in the event of a natural disaster. This meeting resulted in the creation of a "Roadmap" which includes actions and tasks between the different sections present in the country in order to strengthen the administrative, technical, political and operational links aimed at optimizing and strengthening the actions of the MdM International Network in Haiti, its external image and its advocacy capacity. The volunteer selected, based on the progress obtained, will be responsible for the animation of the network as well and ensure the continuity of the "Roadmap" of the international network in Haiti, actively participating in strengthening the strategy of external communication and internal positioning and actions of the Network in the country.

Required competences: 

- Adaptability to multicultural and new environments

- Ability to analyze the context

- Good aptitude for teamwork

- Leadership capacity

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: 

- Preferably graduated in Journalism, Communication or Social Sciences. Additional: training (accredited course, master) in Humanitarian Action and / or Public Health will be an asset
-Strong communication and leadership skills are required
-Experience in organization, dynamisation and animation of workshops
-Extensive prior professional experience in performing duties similar to those required

Learning Opportunities: 

Every volunteer will have a Learning and Development plan.

Working and Living Conditions: 

The volunteer will be accommodated in the city of Port-au-Prince, where Médicos del Mundo has its headquarters. Similarly, s/he will also visit the other regions of the country where Médecins du Monde is located (Grand Saline, Verretes). All internal movements of the volunteer will be coordinated and supported by the Médecins du Monde team. The volunteer will permanently receive the information, guidance, support and resources necessary for the performance of the duties assigned to him/her (equipment and means of transport).
Conditions of service during deployment: a monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (751,49 Euros per month whilst in Haiti) 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.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
April/May 2018
Deployment: 
15/06/2018 - 31/12/2018
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
May 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.

This mandatory training will take place in April/May 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: 

The Republic of Haiti is a country of complex crises due mainly to natural threats such as hurricanes, earthquakes, droughts and floods, aggravated by socio-political and economic problems. With a Human Development Index (HDI 2016) of 0.493, an HDI adjusted to inequalities (IHDI 2016) of 39.6, a Gini coefficient of 60 (2001), in 2017 the Republic of Haiti ranks 165th out of 187 countries in the world, with the lowest HDI index in the northern hemisphere and the lowest in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is also one of the worst health indicators in the world and has not achieved the MDGs for maternal and newborn health and nutrition.

In addition, the atmospheric phenomenon of the Southern Oscillations, better known in the media as El Niño or La Niña, which are two opposite phases of the coupled ocean / atmosphere phenomenon called ENSO (El Niño-Southern Oscillation) and which has an overall impact on the planet, cyclically aggravates the precarious situation of the living conditions of the Haitian population, which, due to the drought of the past 6 years, has created a catastrophic situation in terms of food security and led to an unprecedented food crisis for 70 to 80% of the population and a worrying rise in malnutrition rates. Climate change aggravates deforestation initiated during the French colonisation for the export of precious woods to Europe, aggravated by the American occupation, and which has then steadily increased throughout the country through coal mining, which responds to the needs of a poor population who cannot afford gas stoves and regularly pay for their gas supply, which is too expensive for a family economy to survive.

With regard to the public health system, the national budget allocated went from 16.6% of the national budget in 2004 to 4.4% in 2017, which is totally insufficient to meet a constant increase in the population and the needs and demands of the population. In the MSPP, as in other ministries, the exception of assistantship in time and resources can become the operating standard, causing serious malfunctions at all levels of national health system.

According to the 2013-2016 National Strategic Plan for Reproductive Health and Family Planning, Haiti is one of 40 countries where, according to WHO, the maternal mortality rate was 380/100 000 in 2013 and 359/100 000 in 2013. 2015, according to the Mortality, Morbidity and Utilization Survey (EMMUS VI-2016-2017), the infant mortality rate is 59/1000 live births, one of the highest in the Caribbean and Latin America region .

In Haiti, the number of women of childbearing age is about 2.6 million, including 300,000 pregnant women and 30,000 with obstetric complications. Institutional deliveries are estimated at 35.9%, with a large variation between urban and rural areas (Port-au-Prince, 60.1% and 23.2%); according to the EMMUS VI 2016-2017 survey, the fertility rate for young people (15-19 years old) is 55 ‰ (35 ‰ in urban areas and 70 ‰ in rural areas) and up to 135 ‰ between 25 and 29 years old; the use of modern contraceptive methods is 31%. Haiti has only 6 health professionals per 10,000 population (compared to a minimum of 25/10,000 according to the WHO standard) and 37.5% of trained health personnel.

It is a country with recurrent needs in the health sector, especially for women and children under five, who are the most affected and therefore most likely to have their right to access basic health access care flouted. If we consider that 41% of households are headed by women and that 36% of the population is under 15, this vulnerability is even more obvious.

The emergence of "civil society" is relatively recent. At the moment there exist great coalitions or networks of organisations of the civil society, such as the National Network of Defense of the Human rights (RNDDH) which is an emanation of the National Coalition For Haitian Rights (NCHR - Haiti created in 1995), the National Election Observation Council (NOC), the Haitian Council of Non State Actors (CONHANE), the Civil Society Initiative (ISC), the National Advocacy Coordination for Women's Rights, the International Coalition Against Trafficking in Women - CATW Haiti, the Haitian Platform for Advocacy for Alternative Development (PAPDA), the Platform of Haitian Organisations of Human Rights (POHDH), the National Concertation Against Violence Made to Women, the Refugee and Repatriates Support Group (GARR), but also a multitude of associations and organisations spread throughout the territory with more or less representativeness and real social projection. On the other hand, it seems that some organizations lack a certain legitimacy, having no strong associative base, without adequate financial control, and a relative representativeness of the aspirations of the population they are supposed to support. Moreover, there is a secular distrust of the associative fabric towards all that represents the State which influences the constructive participation of the civil society in the promotion of a transparent and democratic governance, in the intersectoral contribution to the development of the public policies that meet the needs of the population, and the implementation of development initiatives in the territories. While civil society does exist, it has also been weakened by the international aid system and the massive influx of international NGOs after the earthquake of January 2010.

The mission of MdM Spain, together with the MdM Network in Haiti, has a risk analysis matrix, an Emergency Preparedness Plan, strict security protocols (for example, hibernation in case of extreme political tensions), and a constant flow of communication and information transfer from the field to country coordinators, who periodically or as needed, are in contact with their respective headquarters.

Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
Médicos del Mundo - Haïti
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
Médicos del Mundo ES
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-72.416665961,"longitude":18.999997282,"country":"HT"}
Task: 
The EU Aid Volunteer will:

• Facilitate and accompany the common exit strategy for the different sections of MdM of the intervention against cholera in the country.
• Support for the creation, animation, dynamisation and follow-up of the thematic working group on sexual and reproductive health, composed of people from different sections of the Ministry of Health.
• Support for the creation, promotion and monitoring of a Code of Conduct for the MdM Network in Haiti.
• Creation, animation, dynamisation and follow-up of the administrative-logistics thematic working group formed by the various sections in order to optimise the resources between themselves.
• Support for the creation, revitalisation and monitoring of an agenda and a common strategy for the International Political Advocacy Network.
• Regularly producing a Newsletter, gathering the most relevant activities of the different sections of the Network for internal and external distribution.
• Report to the monthly meetings of the Country Coordinators of the sections which form the network in Haiti and of which it depends hierarchically.

Junior EU Aid Volunteer, Haiti: Support Assistant for the Médecins du Monde Network

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

In the Republic of Haiti there are 5 sections of Doctors of the World (Argentina, Canada, Spain, France and Switzerland) all part of the international network established by 15 Médecins du Monde associations. In March 2017, a meeting of delegations in the country was held to develop a common strategy on issues of collective interest, in the area of joint operational expertise, as well as to define joint positions on different context-specific issues relating to political, socio-economic and humanitarian aspects of the Republic of Haiti, in order to reinforce pre-existing mechanisms put in place as part of a coordinated emergency network response in the event of a natural disaster. This meeting resulted in the creation of a "Roadmap" which includes actions and tasks between the different sections present in the country in order to strengthen the administrative, technical, political and operational links aimed at optimizing and strengthening the actions of the MdM International Network in Haiti, its external image and its advocacy capacity. The volunteer selected, based on the progress obtained, will be responsible for the animation of the network as well and ensure the continuity of the "Roadmap" of the international network in Haiti, actively participating in strengthening the strategy of external communication and internal positioning and actions of the Network in the country.

Required competences: 

- Adaptability to multicultural environments and new environments. - Ability to analyze the context - Good aptitude for teamwork - Leadership capacity

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: 

- Preferably graduated in Journalism, Communication or Social Sciences.
Complementary:
-Additional training (accredited course, master) in Humanitarian Action and / or Public Health will be an asset
-Strong communication and leadership skills are required
-Experience in organization, dynamisation and animation of workshops
-Four years of prior professional experience in performing duties similar to those required

Learning Opportunities: 

Every volunteer will have a Learning and Development plan.

Working and Living Conditions: 

The volunteer will be accommodated in the city of Petit Goave, where Médicos del Mundo has its headquarters. Similarly, s/he will also visit the other regions of the country where Médecins du Monde is located (Grand Saline, Verretes) and the headquarters of the city of Port-au-Prince. All internal movements of the volunteer will be coordinated and supported by the Médecins du Monde team. The volunteer will regularly receive the information, guidance, support and resources necessary for the performance of the duties assigned to him (equipment and means of transport).

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
April/May 2018 or end of June 2018
Deployment: 
01/01/2019 - 30/06/2019
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
December 2018
Post-deployment activities: 
July 2019
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
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.

This mandatory training will take place in April/May 2018 or at the end of 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: 

The Republic of Haiti is a country of complex crises due mainly to natural threats such as hurricanes, earthquakes, droughts and floods, aggravated by socio-political and economic problems. With a Human Development Index (HDI 2016) of 0.493, an HDI adjusted to inequalities (IHDI 2016) of 39.6, a Gini coefficient of 60 (2001), in 2017 the Republic of Haiti ranks 165th out of 187 countries in the world, with the lowest HDI index in the northern hemisphere and the lowest in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is also one of the worst health indicators in the world and has not achieved the MDGs for maternal and newborn health and nutrition.

In addition, the atmospheric phenomenon of the Southern Oscillations, better known in the media as El Niño or La Niña, which are two opposite phases of the coupled ocean / atmosphere phenomenon called ENSO (El Niño-Southern Oscillation) and which has an overall impact on the planet, cyclically aggravates the precarious situation of the living conditions of the Haitian population, which, due to the drought of the past 6 years, has created a catastrophic situation in terms of food security and led to an unprecedented food crisis for 70 to 80% of the population and a worrying rise in malnutrition rates. Climate change aggravates deforestation initiated during the French colonisation for the export of precious woods to Europe, aggravated by the American occupation, and which has then steadily increased throughout the country through coal mining, which responds to the needs of a poor population who cannot afford gas stoves and regularly pay for their gas supply, which is too expensive for a family economy to survive.

With regard to the public health system, the national budget allocated went from 16.6% of the national budget in 2004 to 4.4% in 2017, which is totally insufficient to meet a constant increase in the population and the needs and demands of the population. In the MSPP, as in other ministries, the exception of assistantship in time and resources can become the operating standard, causing serious malfunctions at all levels of national health system.

According to the 2013-2016 National Strategic Plan for Reproductive Health and Family Planning, Haiti is one of 40 countries where, according to WHO, the maternal mortality rate was 380/100 000 in 2013 and 359/100 000 in 2013. 2015, according to the Mortality, Morbidity and Utilization Survey (EMMUS VI-2016-2017), the infant mortality rate is 59/1000 live births, one of the highest in the Caribbean and Latin America region .

In Haiti, the number of women of childbearing age is about 2.6 million, including 300,000 pregnant women and 30,000 with obstetric complications. Institutional deliveries are estimated at 35.9%, with a large variation between urban and rural areas (Port-au-Prince, 60.1% and 23.2%); according to the EMMUS VI 2016-2017 survey, the fertility rate for young people (15-19 years old) is 55 ‰ (35 ‰ in urban areas and 70 ‰ in rural areas) and up to 135 ‰ between 25 and 29 years old; the use of modern contraceptive methods is 31%. Haiti has only 6 health professionals per 10,000 population (compared to a minimum of 25/10,000 according to the WHO standard) and 37.5% of trained health personnel.

It is a country with recurrent needs in the health sector, especially for women and children under five, who are the most affected and therefore most likely to have their right to access basic health access care flouted. If we consider that 41% of households are headed by women and that 36% of the population is under 15, this vulnerability is even more obvious.

The emergence of "civil society" is relatively recent. At the moment there exist great coalitions or networks of organisations of the civil society, such as the National Network of Defense of the Human rights (RNDDH) which is an emanation of the National Coalition For Haitian Rights (NCHR - Haiti created in 1995), the National Election Observation Council (NOC), the Haitian Council of Non State Actors (CONHANE), the Civil Society Initiative (ISC), the National Advocacy Coordination for Women's Rights, the International Coalition Against Trafficking in Women - CATW Haiti, the Haitian Platform for Advocacy for Alternative Development (PAPDA), the Platform of Haitian Organisations of Human Rights (POHDH), the National Concertation Against Violence Made to Women, the Refugee and Repatriates Support Group (GARR), but also a multitude of associations and organisations spread throughout the territory with more or less representativeness and real social projection. On the other hand, it seems that some organizations lack a certain legitimacy, having no strong associative base, without adequate financial control, and a relative representativeness of the aspirations of the population they are supposed to support. Moreover, there is a secular distrust of the associative fabric towards all that represents the State which influences the constructive participation of the civil society in the promotion of a transparent and democratic governance, in the intersectoral contribution to the development of the public policies that meet the needs of the population, and the implementation of development initiatives in the territories. While civil society does exist, it has also been weakened by the international aid system and the massive influx of international NGOs after the earthquake of January 2010.

The mission of MdM Spain, together with the MdM Network in Haiti, has a risk analysis matrix, an Emergency Preparedness Plan, strict security protocols (for example, hibernation in case of extreme political tensions), and a constant flow of communication and information transfer from the field to country coordinators, who periodically or as needed, are in contact with their respective headquarters.

Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
Médicos del Mundo - Haïti
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
Médicos del Mundo ES
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-72.416665961,"longitude":18.999997282,"country":"HT"}
Task: 
The EU Aid Volunteer will:

• Facilitate and accompany the common exit strategy for the different sections of MdM of the intervention against cholera in the country.
• Support for the creation, animation, dynamisation and follow-up of the thematic working group on sexual and reproductive health, composed of people from different sections of the Ministry of Health.
• Support for the creation, promotion and monitoring of a Code of Conduct for the MdM Network in Haiti.
• Creation, animation, dynamisation and follow-up of the administrative-logistics thematic working group formed by the various sections in order to optimise the resources between themselves.
• Support for the creation, revitalisation and monitoring of an agenda and a common strategy for the International Political Advocacy Network.
• Regularly producing a Newsletter, gathering the most relevant activities of the different sections of the Network for internal and external distribution.
• Report to the monthly meetings of the Country Coordinators of the sections which form the network in Haiti and of which it depends hierarchically.
• Ensure follow-up and continuity of the work of the International Network carried out in 2018.

Senior EU Aid Volunteer, Legal Affairs, Ukraine

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

Defending the rights of people that have been internally displaced or that are affected by armed conflict:

  • Activities linked with advocacy - legal tasks to defend the rights of the target audience affected by the armed conflict.
  • Some tasks will be linked to the consequences of armed conflict.
  • Teamwork and cooperation with Ukrainian and international NGOs as well as with the authorities.
  • Organization of regular events, conferences and meetings.
  • Mainstreaming the discussion and resolution of the problems and risks to which the target audience is exposed in connection to the current legislation.
Required competences: 
  • Knowledge of Russian and/or Ukrainian languages, Intermediate level
  • Experience in representing interests in court
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian law
  • Ability to work with individuals and groups
  • Primary legal assistance
  • Self-motivated
  • Self-organized
  • Caring
  • Experience in the subject of armed conflicts
  • Skills to work with office IT-devices, computer software
  • Systematic and independent work
  • Development orientation
  • Ability to analyze

 

Project: 
Sustainable Development through Humanitarian 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.

• knowledge of Russian and/or Ukrainian languages, Intermediate level
• aptitude to travel and work in developing countries
• ability to work with individuals and groups
• willingness to assist people affected from the armed conflict
• self-motivated
• self-organized
• caring

Minimum Requirements: 

Bachelor degree in the legal field
Knowledge of Russian and/or Ukrainian languages, Intermediate level
Experience in representing interests in court
Knowledge of international humanitarian law

Learning Opportunities: 

Gain practical experience in legal work with people living close to the line of demarcation and who suffered from the armed conflict
Gain practical experience in case of Ukrainian armed conflict
Gain knowledge of activities of an Ukrainian NGO
Getting acquainted with Ukrainian and Slavic culture
Improving of language skills

Working and Living Conditions: 

Office and field work (settlements nearby): Monday to Friday, 6 hours a day with a possibility to work in different places.
In case of work on weekends, holidays will be given.
A volunteer will have a possibility to work in Kiev in case of project activities there.
A volunteer is provided with a computer, a desk, other necessary materials. Own laptop is welcome.
The volunteer is expected to participate to meetings (once/twice a week) and follow confidential internal rules.
IT-security performance.

Apartment rent (a private room that can provide for all basic needs): kitchen (probably shared), shower bath and internet access, heating system in winter, hot water.
The volunteer will be able to use public transport, and visit a wide range of public places for his/her own entertainment or to participate in cultural events.
A variety of rich national and European dishes is available.
It is possible to use most mobile operators (local ones are cheap).
The dress codes should be respected (the national dress code is mostly in line with the European style).

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
pre-departure trainings at the end of May / beginning of June 2018
Deployment: 
01/09/2018 - 28/02/2019
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
Between the end of June and the beginning of September
Post-deployment activities: 
After February 2019
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

Selection process:
The candidate has to send the following documents to vabatahtlikud@mondo.org.ee
- his/her application form SuD HAV
- his/her self assessment questionnaire
- his/her CV europass

Between the 02/03 and the 16/03/2018: the pre-selected candidates will have a Skype interview with MONDO and UPA.

Between the 19/03 and the 31/03/2018: the candidates interviewed will know if they are selected to participate to the pre-departure training.

Between April and May 2018: The pre-selected candidates will participate to an online and face-to-face pre-departure trainings.

The final selection will be done after the pre-departure trainings at the end of May / beginning of June 2018.

Expected date decision on outcome
31/05/2018

Interview Process: 

nterview Process
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: 

Ukraine is a state in Eastern Europe. The population of Ukraine is 42 million people.
The capital of Ukraine is Kiev.
Official language is Ukrainian; Russian is widely spoken.
The climate of the whole territory of Ukraine is temperate continental.
People drive on the right-hand side of the road in Ukraine. Access to all roads is free of charge.
Ukraine is low-risk area for international volunteers, without the risk of major natural disasters and political instability, except in the eastern region and the territory of Crimea which are affected by conflict. All the risks mentioned below are moderate and in most cases will not influence the volunteer deployment.

HRC Postup is very strict with the security of its members (employees and volunteers). We have developed several tools (security management plan, safety policy, evacuation plan) that are shared with all members to be strictly followed. The organization regularly takes part in security trainings to improve skills and develop better security rules.

The city where the volunteer will be deployed is Severodonetsk which has been secured for more than 3 years and since then the city has had a chance to develop. It is located on a peaceful territory, 35 km from the line of demarcation. Since 2014 the city has had no any military accidents or shelling, proving that Severodonetsk is safer now and does not differ from other cities of Ukraine in terms of the security of civilians. It is actually the administrative center of Luhansk oblast and its population has increased to more than 150 000 residents.

Moreover, offices of many international NGOs that implement own activities in Luhansk region (UN, ICRC, OSCE, NRC, DRC, ACF, etc.) are situated in this city.
Due to the international presence in the area of the regional administrative center, the atmosphere in the city improved economically and in terms of its social activism and NGO sector, if compared to the last 20 years.
The volunteer will not be asked to go to any unsafe place or to travel close to the front line (and will always be at least 5 km away). Travelling without HRC Postup employees outside the city will also not be allowed.
In any case, if the security situation changes, HRC Postup will not take any risks for its members and volunteers and will move them to a safe place (in Kiev or back to the country of Origin if requested).

The volunteer will gain further knowledge of the recent local security and operational context during follow up meetings, reviews and everyday communication with colleagues.

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Human Rights Center Postup
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
MTÜ Mondo
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":31.374926053,"longitude":49.026898375,"country":"UA"}
Task: 
Legal affairs tasks

Working in the field of international humanitarian law to support the team
Analysis of international practice on armed conflicts
Contributing with ideas on how to use international humanitarian law and implement it in the local context to support beneficiaries
Supporting the team creating proposals to defend the rights of people affected by armed conflict
Cooperation with other NGOs in Ukraine in relation to work carried out on research and implementation of international humanitarian law

Public relation tasks

Assisting with the organization of regular events
Raising awareness of the human rights
Meeting with potential partners working in the field of human rights

Senior EU Aid Volunteer in Finance and Accounting in Mozambique [VOL4HA_GVC_MOZ_ADM_SR]

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 Mozambique 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 Mozambique. 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 (or other similar/relevant fields?)

·         Desirable humanitarian/development project cycle management knowledge

Languages

·         Fluent in Portuguese, 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 3 years’ experience in relevant sectors

·         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, 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 Mozambique
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Maputo, Mozambique, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (315,17 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 to 30/06/2019
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 Mozambique 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 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
The majority of countries in Southern African and the Indian Ocean Region (SAIO) are currently affected by a widespread food security crisis as a result of the El Niño phenomenon which has developed since early 2015.
Mozambique lies on the east coast of Southern Africa bordering the Mozambique Channel, between South Africa and Tanzania. With the size of 801,590 km² and its 28 million inhabitants the country ‘strong ties to the region’s economic engine, South Africa, underscore the importance of its economic, political and social development to the stability and growth of Southern Africa as a whole.
Mozambique is predominantly a country of emigration, but more recently internal labor migration is on the increase as the economy opens up to extractives and energy companies. At present, there continue to be significant emergency operations, recovery and development challenges coupled with cross-cutting concerns such as the spread of HIV and AIDS, human smuggling and recent increases in irregular migration. Currently, there is a large increase in irregular migrants from the Horn of Africa. Many of these irregular migrants come from Somalia and Ethiopia and seek asylum in Mozambique. However, many also try to move onward to South Africa.
Since October 2015, at least 10,000 people have fled to neighboring Malawi and Zimbabwe because of abuses committed by the army and RENAMO fighters. On 2016, the number of internally displaced people continued to grow, forcing the government to set up camps in Manica province, where authorities said over 1,000 families were living (www.hrw.org/world-report/2017/country-chapters/mozambique). Nevertheless, RENAMO has maintained armed militias and from time to time parts of the center of the country have witnessed active conflict between its residual militia and Mozambique’s armed forces. Thus, on March 2016 there were several meetings for political mediation aimed at abandoning arms and returning to political dialogue, like those between the EU HR/VP Federica Mogherini and the President Nyusi. Even if President Nyusi (from FRELIMO party) initially welcomed the EU's engagement in supporting Mozambique to overcome the current crisis, on April 2017 he has announced the end of involvement of international meditators in the country's peace process, as the population had demanded a greater role of the political representatives of RENAMO and FRELIMO and reduced international intervention in the pacification of the country (https://www.iom.int/countries/mozambique)
Peace talks between the two parties have gathered momentum in 2017, however. President Filipe Nyusi met Renamo leader, Afonso Dhlakama, in August. Working groups are developing recommendations on political decentralization and military affairs for endorsement by parliament, set for February 2018. Meanwhile, the ruling party’s congress in September 2017 marked an important political milestone in the run up to municipal (2018), presidential, legislative, and provincial (2019) elections.
The economic situation and the living conditions of the population have been aggravated by the long period of drought caused by El Niño. It happened especially in the centre and the south of the country. Moreover, a consistent population displacement from the rural to the urban areas, an impoverishment of the agricultural and pastoral assets and a nutritional risk due to the absence of proper harvest. This also meant that the resources for the agriculture had to be used for the alimentation, reducing the production also in the future.
GVC - Gruppo Di Volontariato Civile - has been working in Mozambique since 2000 in many areas of the country and is currently taking permanent action in the provinces of Maputo and Cabo Delgado in the food security and education sectors. In Mozambique we support small producers, family agriculture, autonomy and consumption of local products, as well as a fair access to markets and the protection of rights of agricultural workers. We fight food insecurity, malnutrition and exploitation of natural and human resources. Improving access to food and increasing sustainable agricultural production represents GVC’s strategy in Food Security. In the educational sector, GVC’s actions focus on literacy and vocational training, mainly for female and young population, through the promotion of a community-based approach which highlights local knowledge, reinforcing the relationship between community and school in combating school drop-out and social exclusion.

- Security conditions
The safety & security situation in Mozambique is influenced by the political conflict between FRELIMO (party in power) and RENAMO (the political opposition party), that have been in peace since the 2017 peace agreement. The clashes are located in Sofala, Manica, Zambezia and Tete provinces, whereas GVC Mozambique works in the district of Pemba in Capo Delgado province and in Maputo city and province. The framework of political and social context in these two regions can be considered almost safe without particular risks for GVC expatriated, volunteers and local staff.
GVC Italia has elaborated the Safety Measures Guidelines as well as the Safety and Evacuation Plan and a Local Operational Manual for all its local offices (all the documents are regularly updated). The Local operational manual for Mozambique has been realized with the support of the GVC Mozambique staff, specifically arranged in accordance with the local environment taking into account the specific existing risks in order to develop appropriate security, health and safety procedures for staff. Due to the differences between the two contexts, a specific focus on the two areas is included in the plan. A copy of the manual is given to the staff and volunteers before reaching the Country and also disseminate to the local staff.
GVC Mozambique guarantees appropriate living and health condition for its staff. No particular health risks are identified. No specific vaccination needed. Malaria, tuberculosis, cholera and HIV are prevented with normal precautionary behavior targeted during the in-country induction.
(Actually, if you come from one of the Yellow Fever List countries, you need it`s vaccine certification)
- 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) - Mozambique
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":35,"longitude":-18.25,"country":"MZ"}
Task: 
Finance and accounts support to the project manager

• Support the country representative, in coordination with the local administrator, in the maintenance of documents relating to the project activities, reporting and archive’s organization.
• Support the project manager in the accounting of the project in relation to: expenditure plan, accounting management.

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 hosting community and/os 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 Climate change adaptation and ecosystem-based management in Mozambique [GVC7_MOZ_CLI_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 Mozambique. 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 Agronomics, Environment, Geography or in other relevant sectors are prefered.
  • Desirable Humanitarian / Development Project Cycle Management knowledge

Languages

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

Skills

  • Professional and technical understanding of natural and human induced hazards and root causes and driving factors of disaster vulnerability
  • Ability to plan, monitor and report project activities in relevant field in multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations
  • 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

  • Previous experience in developing countries is an asset

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 Mozambique
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Pemba, Mozambique, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (315,17 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 pre-deployment induction is a compulsory activity for all the volunteers. It is foreseen at GVC HQ in Bologna before the departure. Two days of specific in-country induction are foreseen in Mozambique.
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
The majority of countries in Southern African and the Indian Ocean Region (SAIO) are currently affected by a widespread food security crisis as a result of the El Niño phenomenon which has developed since early 2015.
Mozambique lies on the east coast of Southern Africa bordering the Mozambique Channel, between South Africa and Tanzania. With the size of 801,590 km² and its 28 million inhabitants the country ‘strong ties to the region’s economic engine, South Africa, underscore the importance of its economic, political and social development to the stability and growth of Southern Africa as a whole.
Mozambique is predominantly a country of emigration, but more recently internal labor migration is on the increase as the economy opens up to extractives and energy companies. At present, there continue to be significant emergency operations, recovery and development challenges coupled with cross-cutting concerns such as the spread of HIV and AIDS, human smuggling and recent increases in irregular migration. Currently, there is a large increase in irregular migrants from the Horn of Africa. Many of these irregular migrants come from Somalia and Ethiopia and seek asylum in Mozambique. However, many also try to move onward to South Africa.
Since October 2015, at least 10,000 people have fled to neighboring Malawi and Zimbabwe because of abuses committed by the army and RENAMO fighters. On 2016, the number of internally displaced people continued to grow, forcing the government to set up camps in Manica province, where authorities said over 1,000 families were living (www.hrw.org/world-report/2017/country-chapters/mozambique). Nevertheless, RENAMO has maintained armed militias and from time to time parts of the center of the country have witnessed active conflict between its residual militia and Mozambique’s armed forces. Thus, on March 2016 there were several meetings for political mediation aimed at abandoning arms and returning to political dialogue, like those between the EU HR/VP Federica Mogherini and the President Nyusi. Even if President Nyusi (from FRELIMO party) initially welcomed the EU's engagement in supporting Mozambique to overcome the current crisis, on April 2017 he has announced the end of involvement of international meditators in the country's peace process, as the population had demanded a greater role of the political representatives of RENAMO and FRELIMO and reduced international intervention in the pacification of the country (https://www.iom.int/countries/mozambique)
Peace talks between the two parties have gathered momentum in 2017, however. President Filipe Nyusi met Renamo leader, Afonso Dhlakama, in August. Working groups are developing recommendations on political decentralization and military affairs for endorsement by parliament, set for February 2018. Meanwhile, the ruling party’s congress in September 2017 marked an important political milestone in the run up to municipal (2018), presidential, legislative, and provincial (2019) elections.
The economic situation and the living conditions of the population have been aggravated by the long period of drought caused by El Niño. It happened especially in the centre and the south of the country. Moreover, a consistent population displacement from the rural to the urban areas, an impoverishment of the agricultural and pastoral assets and a nutritional risk due to the absence of proper harvest. This also meant that the resources for the agriculture had to be used for the alimentation, reducing the production also in the future.
GVC - Gruppo Di Volontariato Civile - has been working in Mozambique since 2000 in many areas of the country and is currently taking permanent action in the provinces of Maputo and Cabo Delgado in the food security and education sectors. In Mozambique we support small producers, family agriculture, autonomy and consumption of local products, as well as a fair access to markets and the protection of rights of agricultural workers. We fight food insecurity, malnutrition and exploitation of natural and human resources. Improving access to food and increasing sustainable agricultural production represents GVC’s strategy in Food Security. In the educational sector, GVC’s actions focus on literacy and vocational training, mainly for female and young population, through the promotion of a community-based approach which highlights local knowledge, reinforcing the relationship between community and school in combating school drop-out and social exclusion.

Security conditions
The safety & security situation in Mozambique is influenced by the political conflict between FRELIMO (party in power) and RENAMO (the political opposition party), that have been in peace since the 2017 peace agreement. The clashes are located in Sofala, Manica, Zambezia and Tete provinces, whereas GVC Mozambique works in the district of Pemba in Capo Delgado province and in Maputo city and province. The framework of political and social context in these two regions can be considered almost safe without particular risks for GVC expatriated, volunteers and local staff.
GVC Italia has elaborated the Safety Measures Guidelines as well as the Safety and Evacuation Plan and a Local Operational Manual for all its local offices (all the documents are regularly updated). The Local operational manual for Mozambique has been realized with the support of the GVC Mozambique staff, specifically arranged in accordance with the local environment taking into account the specific existing risks in order to develop appropriate security, health and safety procedures for staff. Due to the differences between the two contexts, a specific focus on the two areas is included in the plan. A copy of the manual is given to the staff and EU Aid Volunteers before reaching the Country and also disseminate to the local staff.
GVC Mozambique guarantees appropriate living and health condition for its staff. No particular health risks are identified. No specific vaccination needed. Malaria, tuberculosis, cholera and HIV are prevented with normal precautionary behavior targeted during the in-country induction.
(Actually, if you come from one of the Yellow Fever List countries, you need it`s vaccine certification)
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) - Mozambique
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":35,"longitude":-18.25,"country":"MZ"}
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

Ecosystem Tasks

• Providing technical support and knowledge to the staff in the country
• Supporting ecosystem assessments, strategic planning, project design, reviews and evaluations exercises
• Supporting the project manager in monitoring the work of technical experts and contributing to review draft reports/outputs

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 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: 
{"latitude":-1.744104195,"longitude":12.28631946,"country":"BF"}
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: 
{"latitude":37.999998899,"longitude":7.9999988990004,"country":"ET"}
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.

Senior EU Aid Volunteer sent out by FCA to act as Communication and Visibility Officer in Cambodia

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 FinnChurchAid to its country office in Cambodia and with further presence at some local partners such as LWD (Life with Dignity) or DCA (DanChurchAid) in Cambodia.

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 volunteer 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
- Willingness and ability to work in Cambodia with travels to disaster prone areas.
- Excellent Finnish writing skills an asset

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 or guesthouse/hostel for shorter deployments).
• 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 montlhy subsistence payments per month (of 427 Euros per month in
Cambodia).

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: 
CBD
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
1
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: 

Operational details (country focus – hazards and risks) for the Cambodian context:
Crime: Street crime has been steadily increasing in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, though both cities are still seen as relatively safe, and Phnom Penh, in particular, is still the preferred base for most foreign NGO workers and volunteers. Pick-pocketing and bag-snatching most often takes place while in a marketplace or in the evenings while travelling in a tuk-tuk or on a motorcycle or bicycle.

Traffic accidents: Traffic accidents are common both in Phnom Penh and in rural areas. Volunteers should be extra careful when travelling or crossing roads. Wearing a seatbelt when travelling by car is always recommended. Helmets are compulsory for motorbike drivers and passengers and are also recommended for cyclists. It is recommended that volunteers secure quality helmets that meet international safety standards. The main roads between Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville are in good condition, but are heavily trafficked. Smaller roads are in poorer condition, and it is advisable to travel on them only during the day.

Flooding: Cambodia is prone to flooding during the rainy season from May through November. Provinces along the Mekong River are especially prone to seasonal flooding (Stung Treng, Kratie, Kampong, Cham, Kandal and Prey Veng), while other areas are also at high risk of flash-flooding after heavy rainfall (Kampong Speu, Pursat, Battambang, Banteay Meanchay, Kampong Thom and Siem Reap). Volunteers should never drive across roads covered in moving floodwater and should take care to avoid exposure to potentially contaminated water in the cities or near factories.

Landmines: The provinces of Battambang, Pursat, and Banteay Meanchey, are still affected by landmines in some areas, particularly near the Thai border. Volunteers should avoid walking through forests and rice fields in areas that have not been fully demined.

Political unrest: Public demonstrations over labour rights, land rights and elections or political affairs are common in Phnom Penh, but are usually not large in scale. Demonstrations can cause tensions to escalate, therefore high caution is advised. Volunteers should avoid mass public gatherings and expressions of political dissent.

Disease: It is recommended that volunteers see a tropical medical specialist for advice before travelling to Cambodia. Volunteers are strongly recommended to receive vaccinations against tetanus, diphtheria, polio, typhoid, Hepatitis A and B and meningococcal meningitis. Malaria is present in certain rural areas of Cambodia but not in Phnom Penh. Dengue, on the other hand, is a risk in all of Cambodia, including in Phnom Penh. Japanese encephalitis cases are increasing, and inoculation against it should be considered for long-term volunteers. Quality health care facilities are available in Phnom Penh but are lacking in most other parts of the country. However, serious cases still usually require medical evacuation to Bangkok or Singapore. People with chronic diseases, asthma or allergies should take the necessary medication with them from home. Those with strong allergies, especially for peanuts, shellfish and fish, should ask advice of their doctor and carry “EpiPen.” Most clinics expect cash or credit card payment at the time of treatment, even if the patient has insurance.

Cambodia is generally regarded as one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change which is expected to compound development challenges in the country.

Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
Finn Church Aid - Cambodia
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
FCA - Finn Church Aid
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":104.999998462,"longitude":12.99999571,"country":"KH"}
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
- 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

Senior EU Aid Volunteer sent out by DCA to act as Communication and Visibility Officer in Bangladesh

Deployment dates: 
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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 DanChurchAid (DCA) to its partner organisation, RDRS Bangladesh, who works within Bangladesh with the poor and their organizations in order to build their capacity to advance their empowerment; create resilience to withstand adversity; and improve access to opportunities for the poor to realize decent lives free from poverty and distress.

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

30 volunteers are already deployed to hosting organisations 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 volunteer 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 Bangladesh whilst learning about and supporting the growth of the communities’ local capacities.

- Professional growth in managing and facilitation roles, as well as training, monitoring and evaluation functions.

- Opportunity to become an EU Aid Volunteer in a humanitarian project, showing solidarity with those who most need it.

Working and Living Conditions: 

The EU Aid Volunteer will be based in Dhaka, but will be expected to travel extensively to rural areas where accommodation and working conditions can be expected to be very simple.
The deployment contains 2 components (see description below):
1. mainly engaged within an urban setting of capital city;
2. some envisioned travel through rural areas to less urbanized environments.
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1. The candidate is to be living in shared accommodation (own room) within a local context, comprising a diverse community of urban dwellers in terms of ethnicity and faith. It is expected that volunteers remain sensitive to the local culture and customs throughout their deployment. Income levels may vary significantly between rich and poor. Poverty may be very visible in some 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 and red tape. In the capital, the working environment has good standards but there is huge difference between the capital and rural areas where the hosting organization is working and where the volunteer is expected to spend significant time.
2. If and when deployed on short-term rural area access: the candidate is likely to be in a shared accommodation (own room) within a small community which may still be diverse in terms of cultures and faiths.
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. 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.
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Volunteer accommodation:
• Accommodation in the cities where the volunteer is deployed will be provided.
• 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 organizations 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 accommodation in-country for the entire period of deployment, travel, and monthly subsistence payments to cover daily expenses.

Travel:
• A roundtrip flight from/to 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: 
BGL
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

05/02/2018 - 05/03/2018

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: 

Bangladesh is highly affected by natural disasters. Floods, landslides, fires, drought, epidemic are taking their yearly toll on life, livestock, assets and destruction of the cultivated land, reducing food stock. The local population in some districts suffers from chronic food shortage and malnutrition, limited access to clean water and sanitation and health facilities, leading to increased health risks for children, women and other vulnerable groups. Marginalised groups and remote and isolated communities are more affected because they have limited access to land, which usually lays in the most hazardous area in the community.
Bangladesh is experiencing a steady increase in the scale of arrivals of Rohingya refugees coming in from Myanmar, the neighbouring country. Approximately 860,000 Rohingya refugees (of whom more than 655,000 since August 2017) are currently in Cox’s Bazar that has reached a concentration of refugees amongst the densest in the world (UNOCHA, https://www.unocha.org/rohingya-refugee-crisis). Although the Government of Bangladesh has engaged in a wide response supported from national and international humanitarian agencies (see http://bit.ly/2y7C44E), it is likely that it will take many years before this crisis is fully addressed.

Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
RDRS Bangladesh
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
DanChurchAid (Denmark)
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":90.288453901,"longitude":23.804670475,"country":"BD"}
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 deployments of EU Aid Volunteers
- 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 deployments of EU Aid Volunteers

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 deployments of EU Aid Volunteers (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.

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