EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

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Junior EU Aid Volunteer, Mali (Bamako): Monitoring / Evaluation and Advocacy Officer

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

- Project cycle management; - Writing skills in French and English; - Development of monitoring tools and evaluations; - Experience in advocacy (strategies, approaches); -External communication - Computer skills (qualifications or certifications in some of the following applications are recommended): o Standard tools OS: Windows .MS Office, MS Projects o Data collection tools § Google Forms, Kobo Toolbox, SMAP, HQ Commcare and IFORM Generator. o Analysis of data and statistics § MS Excel. SPSS o Database servers § R, MySQL, MS Access

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

The candidate for EU Aid Volunteers must be a citizen of the EU or a third country national who is a long-term resident in an EU Member State, and must have a minimum age of 18 years.

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Minimum Requirements: 

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Learning Opportunities: 

Every volunteer will have a Learning and Development plan.

Working and Living Conditions: 

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

Conditions of service during deployment: A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (299,27 Euros per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
In addition, for each month of deployment 100 Euros of post-deployment resettlement allowance is foreseen.
Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered.
The working calendar will be corresponding to the agenda and system established in the field.
For each month of voluntary activity two days of rest are foreseen, in addition to public holidays. It is highly recommended not to use the rest days during the first and the last month of deployment.

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

Important notice: additional candidates may be shortlisted for a single position and proposed for the EU Aid Volunteers training. This is to ensure that for each position, substitute volunteers may be chosen to replace a candidate in case he or she resigns or is no longer available. Where more than one candidate has been shortlisted for a single position, final selection will take place following the training.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
Médecins du Monde- Mali
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
Médecins du Monde - Dokters van de Wereld
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-3.520471663,"longitude":17.362972883,"country":"ML"}
Task: 
Monitoring/Evaluation and Reporting

- Set up a monitoring framework and reporting schedule as well as a harmonization of monthly, quarterly and annual reporting formats.
- set up indicators monitoring tools for the logical frameworks of projects, submit and / or organize the necessary trainings for project managers on the management of the logical framework and reporting.
- support the project managers on the critical analysis of the evolution of the projects starting from the received reports and make recommendations for improvements to the General Coordinator.
- Coordinate the donor reporting (deadlines and templates) and provide trainings for project managers on this subject when necessary
- Lead the design and deployment of a MEAL strategy and clear and context-specific operational guidelines that integrate cross-cutting issues (gender, protection, accountability, do no harm, community involvement, disability, etc.)
- Provide methodological support to all program teams on technical issues related to MEAl and cross-cutting issues such as: M & E plan design, quantitative and qualitative data collection, indicator measurement, complaint response mechanism, analysis of internal and external evaluation references, etc.
- Examine the quality and relevance of the internal monitoring and evaluation activities, recommendations and analyses produced by its department (studies, maps);
- Ensure that the department is transversal and well integrated with all departments (functional links) and consistent with all coordinators and managers;
- Support the training of program teams in their areas of expertise;
- Contribute to the strengthening of institutional knowledge and the improvement of methods and techniques of MEAL;

Note: Responsibility for certain evaluations, monitoring and evaluation of program activities will remain the primary responsibility of program teams. The MEAL coordinator will, however, ensure that the appropriate tools are developed and made available to the field teams.

Advocacy

- Develop / improve and implement the strategy of influence of MdM in Mali to decision makers to promote access to care: identification of objectives, messages, targets, development of the action plan.
- Proactively lead lobbying actions, building on field data and building alliances with local partners.
- Strengthen the capacities of MdM, ECD and civil society teams to take ownership of the advocacy strategy and actively participate in its implementation.
- Prepare advocacy documents: arguments, proposals and messages according to country contexts and health policies
- Participate in national coordination / consultation meetings (State, MdM, inter-NGO / UN, donors).

Communication

- Ensure dissemination of the positions of the association to the media when relevant and in agreement with the general coordination and the headquarters
- Proposal for texts for the update of the Médecins du Monde Belgium website (Niger mission)
- Writing press releases and convening a press conference to promote project activities, in close collaboration with the project's General Coordinator

Junior EU Aid Volunteer, Guatemala: Advocacy and Research Officer

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

This is a Junior post. The volunteer's assignment consists in supporting the design and implementation of an Advocacy Plan for Medicos del Mundo (MdM) and its partners in Guatemala, in the Mesoamerican Region, based on the evidence provided by the research study, mostly qualitative, conducted in the region on our two main axis: “Migration and Forced Displacement” and “Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights/ Violence against Women Prevention”. The volunteer will have its operational base in Guatemala City, Guatemala, and will visit MdM projects in the field and occasionally some countries in the area of intervention of MdM (San Salvador City, in El Salvador, Tapachula in Mexico, Matagalpa in Nicaragua and Tegucigalpa in Honduras). In all these cities, MdM Spain and MdM France have headquarters, technical and administrative teams who carry out projects in line with the two strategic aims in Guatemala previously mentioned. This job position of Advocacy and Research requires having expertise in evidence-based advocacy. Therefore, the applicant should have been trained in social research methodology, field work as well as skills in workshop design and implementation on advocacy with community-based organizations, NGOs and public institutions. The volunteer will report to the regional coordination of Medicos del Mundo and will work in collaboration with the project technical teams in Guatemala. The project on “Knowledge Management” caters to the need of MdM in the Mesoamerican Region of capacity building based on the results of the projects implemented so far in Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and southern Mexico. MdM is present in this area, having offices and professional and technical teams working in two main axis for the period 2017-2020: “Migration and Forced Displacement” and “Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights/Violence against Women Prevention”. This project is aimed at fostering conditions to create experience communities through ongoing training on Knowledge Management for MdM staff in the Mesoamerican Region. The need identified in Guatemala is to have all the implemented activities interrelated. With that aim, technical, professional and logistic teams must be strengthened to build “shared knowledge” on methodological processes as well as enhanced monitoring and assessment tools. In this way, our performance can be improved by implementing the findings in research, and the knowledge and lessons learnt in each and every development project following its life cycle. On a daily basis, these lessons are learnt on an individual basis and not reflected in the reports as much as it would be desirable. Therefore, it seems necessary to have a common space to share best practice, to have a wider and more thorough approach of the problems identified in each project. In this way, the project cycle will benefit from lessons learnt and best practice that could be shared and scaled-up to other sociocultural realities in the region. This would allow us in MdM to strengthen our shared knowledge and gain comparative advantage. Our local partners in Guatemala, community-based organizations, NGOs, partners in our cooperation and humanitarian aid projects, will be actively involved in this project in order to benefit of the same lessons learnt and of their shared learning gatherings. The task assignment of the volunteer is framed in the Knowledge Management project, which will be supported by the design and implementation of an Advocacy Plan, based on the evidence found in the research study about the two strategic aims: “Migration and Forced Displacement” and “Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights/ Violence against Women Prevention”. The findings, lessons learnt and best practice will be standardised by the Volunteer and shared with the teams and local partners in each country in the Regional Meeting of Medicos del Mundo at the end of 2018.

Required competences: 

The following requirements must be met by the volunteer:

- Expertise in Social Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work or similar).

- Experience in supporting social and community-based organizations

- Basic knowledge of Development and Humanitarian Aid projects

- Group facilitation skills

- Proved expertise in social research methodologies

- Knowledge of social media management

- Skills in text analysis and data interpretation

- Being proficient in spoken and written Spanish

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.

The volunteer must be available for his/her assignment from 15th January until 30th June 2019. This aspect, along with being proficient in Spanish, are non-negotiable and exception criteria.

Not all these competences are exception criteria as long as the candidate can show expertise in performing the tasks which the job position involves. His/her motivation will be similarly taken into account. Therefore, a motivation letter should be submitted explaining what drives the candidate to be a volunteer with us.

Medicos del Mundo works on a non-discriminatory basis.

Minimum Requirements: 

The volunteer must be able to prove his/her expertise in Social Science and Research

- Ability to read and summarize theoretical texts
- Ability to draft academic texts
- Spanish (spoken and written)

Learning Opportunities: 

The volunteer will have the opportunity to familiarise with the situations related to migration and forced displacement as well as reproductive health rights and prevention of violence against women in Guatemala thanks to development and humanitarian aid projects currently being implemented. S/he will work with the local teams in Guatemala and constantly receive feedback from them to carry out his/her tasks, which will also allow the volunteer to be in direct contact with the projects and field work.

The job position offered is framed in the “Knowledge Management” project, running with our own funds. This project aims at increasing knowledge and lessons learnt from technical teams. The volunteer, being part of the project team, will have learning opportunities in our two main axis: “Migration and Forced Displacement” and “Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights/ Violence against Women Prevention”.

Working and Living Conditions: 

The job position is a volunteer collaboration in the context of the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative. The volunteer will have a standard of living similar to the standard in the country.

Conditions of service during deployment: A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (430,12 Euros per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
In addition, for each month of deployment 100 Euros of post-deployment resettlement allowance is foreseen.
Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered 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.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
April/May 2018
Deployment: 
15/01/2019 - 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 Spanish)
• CV in Europass format (in Spanish)
• Completed EU Aid Volunteer self-assessment questionnaire (in Spanish)
• Motivation Letter (in Spanish)

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: 

Security situation in Guatemala and the Mesoamerican Region

The Republic of Guatemala, with 16,015,494 inhabitants (National Statistics Institute, 2015) and 40% of indigenous population, is a country with a slow economic growth. Some facts are: 58% of the population is under poverty line (80% being indigenous population), there are high levels of inequality, 25% of young people aged 14-25 do not study nor work, there are high levels of violence and insecurity, pregnancy rate among teenagers aged 17-19 of 81 per 1,000 women (the highest rate in the Northern Triangle of Central America) and 9% of the population were compelled to migrate in recent years.

The signing of Guatemala's Peace Accords in 1996 brought hope of a fairer society in which people could live in peace. However, peace settlement didn't result in higher levels of human development. After a subsequent improvement of the situation, insecurity levels for the population worsened later on.

The violence affecting Guatemala's population nowadays does not follow that historic pattern, making it difficult to address the current insecurity situation. There is not a unique cause explaining the high levels of violence which, according to official data, has been steadily increasing. The following two factors could be identified as contributing to this rise: social exclusion and lack of law enforcement.

These factors are interrelated and affect each other. The fact that the benefits of a reasonable level of economic growth in Guatemala are not equally distributed among social strata, together with high levels of poverty, result in social tensions. While thousands of young people every year enter the workforce, the labour market does not offer enough job opportunities to meet this demand. The education system does not provide young people with the skills to join the labour market, forcing them to look for livelihoods in the submerged economy or exposing themselves to the risk of undocumented migration.

A small percentage of this population –suffering as well the consequences of weak family integration mechanisms, discrimination and victimization– is exposed to the need to resort to law-breaking actions such as goods smuggling, kidnapping, human, weapon and munition trafficking, narcotics dealing.

MdM Security Plans

MdM has general security protocols in all its headquarters in the countries of intervention. Guatemala's Security Plan, framed in “Conceptual Framework for Security Management” by MdM, has the following objectives:

 To reduce security risks for staff, by allowing them to integrate and implement security rules and regulations to prevent any potential emergency.
 To plan and coordinate actions to be taken by the person in charge of security, in case of emergency
 To schedule preventive actions in order to prevent emergency situations.
 To schedule training activities and drills for the staff to be prepared to act in case of emergency
 To have an ongoing updating procedure available

The volunteer will adhere to these norms which will be shared with him/her in the pre-deployment training or briefing

The assignment of the volunteer does not imply working in the field, but in workshops, meetings and gatherings with working teams and local partners, community-based organizations, NGOs, etc. Should any field visit be done, it would be scheduled and planned with the relevant teams.

Medicos del Mundo has developed a Security Plan adjusted to the specific context of rampant violence in Guatemala city, which is periodically monitored, in collaboration with the organization Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de DDHH, UDEFEGUA (Human Rights Defenders Protection Unit) in Guatemala (link: www.udefegua.org), who are experts on this issue in Central America. Several workshops have already been done with UDEFEGUA, which allow us to confirm that their methodology includes a permanent monitoring procedure of the context and risks analysis in order to adjust or modify any aspect of the project, if the case may be.

In the event of a security threat or special circumstance, all activities will be brought to a halt as long as required, according to the Security Plan.

Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
Médicos del Mundo - Guatemala
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
Médicos del Mundo ES
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-90.249996469,"longitude":15.499996365,"country":"GT"}
Task: 
The EU Aid Volunteer will:

- Schedule activities with the aim of designing an Advocacy Plan
- Design workshops in order to implement the Advocacy Plan
- Draft summaries of the research studies
- Draft papers for decision makers

Senior EU Aid Volunteer, Guatemala: Advocacy and Research Officer

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

The project on “Knowledge Management” caters to the need of MdM in the Mesoamerican Region of capacity building based on the results of the projects implemented so far in Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and southern Mexico. MdM is present in this area, having offices and professional and technical teams working in two main axis for the period 2017-2020: “Migration and Forced Displacement” and “Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights/Violence against Women Prevention”. This project is aimed at fostering conditions to create experience communities through ongoing training on Knowledge Management for MdM staff in the Mesoamerican Region. The need identified in Guatemala is to have all the implemented activities interrelated. With that aim, technical, professional and logistic teams must be strengthened to build “shared knowledge” on methodological processes as well as enhanced monitoring and assessment tools. In this way, our performance can be improved by implementing the findings in research, and the knowledge and lessons learnt in each and every development project following its life cycle. On a daily basis, these lessons are learnt on an individual basis and not reflected in the reports as much as it would be desirable. Therefore, it seems necessary to have a common space to share best practice, to have a wider and more thorough approach of the problems identified in each project. In this way, the project cycle will benefit from lessons learnt and best practice that could be shared and scaled-up to other sociocultural realities in the region. This would allow us in MdM to strengthen our shared knowledge and gain comparative advantage. Our local partners in Guatemala, community-based organizations, NGOs, partners in our cooperation and humanitarian aid projects, will be actively involved in this project in order to benefit of the same lessons learnt and of their shared learning gatherings. The task assignment of the volunteer is framed in the Knowledge Management project, which will be supported by the design and implementation of an Advocacy Plan, based on the evidence found in the research study about the two strategic aims: “Migration and Forced Displacement” and “Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights/ Violence against Women Prevention”. The findings, lessons learnt and best practice will be standardised by the Volunteer and shared with the teams and local partners in each country in the Regional Meeting of Medicos del Mundo at the end of 2018.

Required competences: 

The following requirements must be met by the volunteer: - Expertise in Social Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work or similar) - Experience in supporting social and community-based organizations - Basic knowledge of Development and Humanitarian Aid projects - Group facilitation skills - Proved expertise in social research methodologies - Knowledge of social media management - Skills in text analysis and data interpretation - Being proficient in spoken and written Spanish

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.

The volunteer must be available for his/her assignment from 15th June until 15th December 2018. This aspect, along with being proficient in Spanish, are non-negotiable and exception criteria.

Not all these competences are exception criteria as long as the candidate can show expertise in performing the tasks which the job position involves. His/her motivation will be similarly taken into account. Therefore, a motivation letter should be submitted explaining what drives the candidate to be a volunteer with us.

Medicos del Mundo works on a non-discriminatory basis.

Minimum Requirements: 

The volunteer must be able to prove his/her expertise in Social Science and Research, as well as:

- Ability to read and summarize theoretical texts
- Ability to draft academic texts
- Spanish (spoken and written)

Learning Opportunities: 

The volunteer will have the opportunity to familiarise her/himself with the situations related to migration and forced displacement as well as reproductive health rights/violence against women prevention in Guatemala thanks to the development and humanitarian aid projects currently being implemented. S/he will be with the local working teams in Guatemala and constantly receiving feedback from them to carry out his/her tasks, what will allow the volunteer to be in direct contact with the projects and field work.

Besides, the job position offered is framed in the “Knowledge Management” project, running with our own funds. This project aims at increasing knowledge and lessons learnt from technical teams. The volunteer, being part of the project team, will have learning opportunities in our two main axis: “Migration and Forced Displacement” and “Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights/ Violence against Women Prevention”.

Working and Living Conditions: 

The job position is a volunteer collaboration in the context of the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative. The volunteer will have a standard of living similar to the standard in the country.

Conditions of service during deployment: A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (430,12 Euros per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
- In addition, for each month of deployment 100 Euros of post-deployment resettlement allowance is foreseen
- Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered 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.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
April/May 2018
Deployment: 
15/06/2018 - 15/12/2018
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 Spanish)
• CV in Europass format (in Spanish)
• Completed EU Aid Volunteer self-assessment questionnaire (in Spanish)
• Motivation Letter (in Spanish)

Interview Process: 

Skype interviews will be held with shortlisted candidates.

The successful candidates will attend a mandatory online and on-site training provided by the EU before her/his deployment.
The on-site training will have a mandatory section for all the candidates as well as some optional modules, to be provided according to the competences of each candidate EU Aid Volunteer and the needs of the hosting organisation.

Please note that all costs incurred in relation to the EU on-site training (EU travel, full-board accommodation, and the course itself) will be fully covered by the training provider.

This mandatory training will take place in 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: 

Security situation in Guatemala and the Mesoamerican Region

The Republic of Guatemala, with 16,015,494 inhabitants (National Statistics Institute, 2015) and 40% of indigenous population, is a country with a slow economic growth. Some facts are: 58% of the population is under poverty line (80% being indigenous population), there are high levels of inequality, 25% of young people aged 14-25 do not study nor work, there are high levels of violence and insecurity, pregnancy rate among teenagers aged 17-19 of 81 per 1,000 women (the highest rate in the Northern Triangle of Central America) and 9% of the population were compelled to migrate in recent years.

The signing of Guatemala's Peace Accords in 1996 brought hope of a fairer society in which people could live in peace. However, peace settlement didn't result in higher levels of human development. After a subsequent improvement of the situation, insecurity levels for the population worsened later on.

The violence affecting Guatemala's population nowadays does not follow that historic pattern, making it difficult to address the current insecurity situation. There is not a unique cause explaining the high levels of violence which, according to official data, has been steadily increasing. The following two factors could be identified as contributing to this rise: social exclusion and lack of law enforcement.

These factors are interrelated and affect each other. The fact that the benefits of a reasonable level of economic growth in Guatemala are not equally distributed among social strata, together with high levels of poverty, result in social tensions. While thousands of young people every year enter the workforce, the labour market does not offer enough job opportunities to meet this demand. The education system does not provide young people with the skills to join the labour market, forcing them to look for livelihoods in the submerged economy or exposing themselves to the risk of undocumented migration.

A small percentage of this population –suffering as well the consequences of weak family integration mechanisms, discrimination and victimization– is exposed to the need to resort to law-breaking actions such as goods smuggling, kidnapping, human, weapon and munition trafficking, narcotics dealing.

MdM Security Plans

MdM has general security protocols in all its headquarters in the countries of intervention. Guatemala's Security Plan, framed in “Conceptual Framework for Security Management” by MdM, has the following objectives:

 To reduce security risks for staff, by allowing them to integrate and implement security rules and regulations to prevent any potential emergency.
 To plan and coordinate actions to be taken by the person in charge of security, in case of emergency
 To schedule preventive actions in order to prevent emergency situations.
 To schedule training activities and drills for the staff to be prepared to act in case of emergency
 To have an ongoing updating procedure available

The volunteer will adhere to these norms which will be shared with him/her in the pre-deployment training or briefing

The assignment of the volunteer does not imply working in the field, but in workshops, meetings and gatherings with working teams and local partners, community-based organizations, NGOs, etc. Should any field visit be done, it would be scheduled and planned with the relevant teams.

Medicos del Mundo has developed a Security Plan adjusted to the specific context of rampant violence in Guatemala city, which is periodically monitored, in collaboration with the organization Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de DDHH, UDEFEGUA (Human Rights Defenders Protection Unit) in Guatemala (link: www.udefegua.org), who are experts on this issue in Central America. Several workshops have already been done with UDEFEGUA, which allow us to confirm that their methodology includes a permanent monitoring procedure of the context and risks analysis in order to adjust or modify any aspect of the project, if the case may be.

In the event of a security threat or special circumstance, all activities will be brought to a halt as long as required, according to the Security Plan.

Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
Médicos del Mundo - Guatemala
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
Médicos del Mundo ES
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-90.249996469,"longitude":15.499996365,"country":"GT"}
Task: 
The EU Aid Volunteer will:

- Schedule activities with the aim of designing an Advocacy Plan
- Design workshops in order to implement the Advocacy Plan
- Draft summaries of the research studies
- Draft papers for decision makers

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, Expert in Gender and Human Rights in Bolivia

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

Médicos del Mundo is present in Bolivia since 2001, focusing its efforts on improving the health situation of the population, in particular women, strengthening the reflection on the intercultural perspective, the gender focus and violence in the local communities, for the enjoyment of the right to health. Various actions that affect primary health care, access to health, social participation, and empowerment of women's rights, sexual and reproductive health and governance are being implemented in line with the developed country strategy. At present, work is underway in the Department of La Paz, Santa Cruz, Pando, Potosí, Chuquisaca and Cochabamba in diverse geographical and cultural contexts. Part of the actions of the institution includes support to the increase of awareness of health reality in the operational area through the generation of information. The aim is to promote the production of local research and the analysis of health information on a sustained basis, this being a strategy to improve the adaptation of health services with a view to empowering and informing the population about their health situation. Likewise, it works directly with the health services, the different levels of the Health System, the communities (base population and community authorities), and the local governments (municipalities), in the formulation of programs and policies aimed at improving health.

Required competences: 

• Very good analytical skills

• Excellent communication skills

• Extensive experience in communicating with institutions and stakeholders (very good institutional skills)

• Ability to work in multicultural environments

• Strategic vision

• Good teamwork skills

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: 

• Bachelor of Social Sciences
• Specific gender training
• Postgraduate Degree in Public Health (preferably)
• Vast experience in dealing with gender issues, human rights, gender-based violence
• Experience in the development of qualitative and/or quantitative research
• Experience in development cooperation projects (preferably)
• Good knowledge of the Spanish language

Learning Opportunities: 

• Learning about the development of projects executed by Médicos del Mundo in Bolivia, by being part of the team
• Supporting the monitoring and follow-up of current projects of the institution
• Gaining knowledge of the different regions of a pluricultural country, where work is delivered under an intercultural approach
• Developing practical intercultural skills
• Strengthening the approach of gender issues among indigenous populations
• Gaining practical knowledge of the participatory health management processes that take place in the country, within the framework of social mobilisation
• Learning about the health policies of the country

Working and Living Conditions: 

The volunteer will reside in the city of Patacamaya (Department of La Paz), from which he / she will have to commute regularly to the projects in which Médicos del Mundo participates in the area. Similarly, he/she will also move to other areas in the country in which Médicos del Mundo operates (Santa Cruz, Pando, etc.) as well as to the headquarters in the city of La Paz. All the internal travels of the volunteer will be coordinated and supported by the MdM team.
The volunteer will regularly receive information, guidance, support, and where appropriate, means (materials and transportation) necessary for performing the functions assigned to them.
A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum of 386,84 Euros per month (whilst in Bolivia), which intends to cover basic needs and local transport, will be paid to the EU Aid Volunteer.
In addition, for each month of deployment 100 Euros of post-deployment resettlement allowance is foreseen.
For each month of voluntary activity two days of rest are foreseen, in addition to public holidays.
Furthermore, s/he will also be provided with accommodation; return flights; visa and vaccination costs; health insurance; and basic equipment, including laptops and phones for work, for the duration of the deployment. Transportation, accommodation and per diems will be provided for all work-related travel.
S/he will be issued with an international contract and will be expected to work 40 hours a week, Monday – Friday.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
April/May 2018
Deployment: 
15/06/2018 - 15/12/2018
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
June 2018
Post-deployment activities: 
January 2019
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

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

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

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 end of June 2018 (TBD).

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: 

Bolivia is located in the central zone of South America, it has a population of 10,027,254 inhabitants (51% women, 49% men). The territory of Bolivia, politically and administratively, is divided into 9 departments, 339 municipalities as well as original indigenous peasant territories.

Médicos del Mundo Bolivia has actions in six Departments of the country, currently the central office being located in the city of La Paz, which is also the point of reference for the actions carried out in this Department, but also having field offices in Patacamaya (La Paz), San Ignacio de Velasco (Santa Cruz), and Cobija (Pando). This infrastructure serves as a basis when developing the different projects in which MdM is involved and are managed by the local staff working on the projects. The field team is in direct contact with the Desk and officers covering the region of America at the MdM Headquarters, in Madrid.

Given the variety of funders with which MdM works in Bolivia, there is a direct contact with different actors of the Spanish Cooperation (Spanish Agency for International Development and Cooperation, Andalusian Agency for International Development and Cooperation) or international agencies such as the United Nations Population Fund.

Security context
The work of Médicos del Mundo Bolivia takes place within the framework of processes and procedures that make up the organisation's security policy.

Bolivia is one of the safest countries in the Latin American region and it is currently characterised by political, economic and social stability. Social mobilisation is manifested through road blockades and / or public demonstrations, aspects that are examined in the risk management strategy at the country level.

In this framework, each office of Médicos del Mundo Bolivia has its own established Safety Rules. These rules are specific to each office, appropriate to the context and of strict knowledge and application by local and expatriate teams. Once a volunteer is deployed, Security Rules will be established, understanding that there will be certain restrictions related to travels and vehicles.

Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
Médicos del Mundo - Bolivia
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
Médicos del Mundo ES
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-64.9999966,"longitude":-16.999998655,"country":"BO"}
Task: 
The EU Aid Volunteer will:

• Assist in the development of an institutional communication strategy of Médicos del Mundo Bolivia;
• Prepare content for the dissemination of messages in print, sound, audiovisual (design, edition) in relation to the projects, making visible the actions of Médicos del Mundo in Bolivia, before the different counterparts with whom they work in the country, and the external cooperating partners;
• Prepare and / or design communication tools (scripts for audios, videos, interviews, testimonies, brochures, banners and graphic material) for awareness campaigns on gender, sexual and reproductive health and others, aimed at the recipients of the Projects;
• Guide the application of communication tools in all projects;
• Implement instruments for monitoring and evaluation of Communication actions in the operating areas;
• Collaborate on the management of the website, and social networks (twitter, facebook) contributing to the updating and generation of content, both written and audiovisual, to make visible the work carried out in the projects (networks and platforms).
• Provide technical advice in order to ensure the improvement of the inclusion of the gender and human rights approach in the design, implementation and evaluation of the projects developed in the country.
• To contribute to the elaboration of an institutional gender strategy for the actions of Médicos del Mundo in Bolivia, based on the plans and guidelines defined by the headquarters of Médicos del Mundo.
• Facilitate the process of capacity-building, awareness-raising and counseling for the local technical staff of Médicos del Mundo in Bolivia, on matters related to methodologies and tools for the application of the gender approach and its implementation in the projects.
• Facilitate the process of capacity-building, awareness-raising and counselling on gender issues for the project recipients.
• Design strategies and activities with a gender focus for community groups, applying monitoring and evaluation tools in order to achieve the empowerment of men and women.
• Revise the training and technical contents on Gender, Sexual and reproductive health, addressed to the project's recipients.
• Contribute to the generation of scientific evidence and knowledge through the implementation of research projects.
• Document the lessons learned on gender and violence-related issues in the areas of action of Médicos del Mundo in Bolivia.
• Carry out other activities related to the job field and required in the framework of the mission.

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 Logistic and Administration in Burundi [VOL4HA_GVC_BUR_LOG_JR]

Documents: 
Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

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

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

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

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

Required competences: 

Studies

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

Languages

·         Fluent in French, both written and verbal.

·         Good knowledge of English

·         Knowledge of Italian is an asset

Skills

·         Planning, organization and resolution capacities

·         Experience in logistics management in emergencies

·         Good knowledge of procurement procedures of different donors

·         Good knowledge of procurement and management procedures

·         Adaptability

·         Team working

·         Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions

Experiences

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

·         Desirable previous experience in developing countries

Prior volunteer experience is an asset

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

The candidate for EU Aid Volunteers must be a citizen of the EU or a third country national who is a long-term resident in an EU Member State, and must have a minimum age of 18 years.

Availability for the following activities:
• Training in presence starting from April-May 2018;
• Pre-deployment induction in GVC HQ, in Bologna, starting from June2018;
• Deployment starting from July 2018.

Minimum Requirements: 

GVC applies a policy of equal opportunities and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of sex, race, color, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Learning Opportunities: 

The EU Aid Volunteer will attend a 30-hours online training and a 9-12-days in presence training before her/his deployment.
The in presence training will have a standard part for all the candidates and some optional modules, decided according to the competences of the EU Aid Volunteer and the needs of the hosting organization.
The EU Aid Volunteer will have a Learning and Development Plan for the on-going assessment of her/his competences during the deployment.

Working and Living Conditions: 

Hosting Organization:
• The Hosting Organization for the present deployment is GVC Burundi
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Bujumbura, Burundi, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (362,66 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
• In addition, for each month of deployment 100 euro of post deployment resettlement allowance are foreseen
• Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered directly by sending and/or hosting organization.
• The working calendar will be corresponding to the agenda and system established in the field.
• For each month of voluntary activity two days of rest are foreseen, in addition to public holidays. It is highly recommended not to use the rest days during the first and the last month of deployment.

Conditions related to in-presence training:
• If a candidate volunteer is working outside of the EU, travel costs will be fully covered if EU citizens legally reside in a non-EU country for long-term or forever (i.e. who live in that country);
• EU citizens who are on a temporary assignment in a third country that lasts more than 18 months;
On the contrary, only travel costs from an EU country to the training venue shall be covered if:
• EU citizens on a temporary assignment in a third country that lasts less than 18 months
• EU citizens selected by the same organization or affiliate with which they have an on-going assignment in the third country if this assignment is longer than 18 months.

Please note that more than one candidate per position will attend the training, to create an additional pool to cover drop-outs and unforeseen needs.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Training will take place in April – May 2018. Training sessions will be in French only if the minimum number of participants will be reached. Otherwise it will be in English.
Apprenticeship Placement: 
No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position
Deployment: 
01/07/2018
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
The pre-deployment induction is a compulsory activity for all the EU Aid Volunteers. It is foreseen at GVC HQ in Bologna before the departure. Two days of specific in-country induction are foreseen in Burundi at her/his arrival.
Post-deployment activities: 
After the end of the deployment, the volunteer will have a final debriefing and will take part to the final activities of the project, that will be communicated during the pre-deployment induction
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

To apply, the candidate shall fulfill the Application Form online, attach the CV, a Motivation Letter and the Self-Assessment Questionnaire.
• Submission of applications: from 30/01/2018 to 01/03/2018;
• Shortlisting and interviews of the candidates: from 02/03/2018 to 06/04/2018.

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

Interview Process: 

• All the interviews will be done online. The interviews have the aim to explore both the competences and the motivations of the candidates;
• The selected candidate/s for each vacancy will be notified by 06/04/2018. The date of the notification may vary according to the number of application received;
• The selected candidate/s will attend an online and in-presence training, which are part of the selection process;
• PLEASE NOTE THAT MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE PER POSITION WILL ATTEND THE TRAINING;
• THE FINAL DECISION ABOUT THE CANDIDATE TO BE DEPLOYED WILL BE TAKEN JUST BY SENDING AND HOSTING ORGANIZATION AFTER THE TRAINING

Important notice: additional candidates may be shortlisted for a single position and proposed for the EU Aid Volunteers training. This is to ensure that for each position, substitute volunteers may be chosen to replace the candidate in case he or she resigns or is no longer available. Where more than one candidate has been shortlisted for a single position, final selection takes places following the training.

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

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

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

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

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

Administration Support

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

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

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

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

Senior EU Aid Volunteer in Communication in Thailand [GVC9_THA_COM_SR]

Documents: 
Deployment dates: 
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Description: 

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

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

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

The EU Aid Volunteers Initiative offers:

·       Opportunities for European citizens to become EU Aid Volunteers in humanitarian projects worldwide, showing solidarity with those who most need it,

·       Professional support by trained and well-prepared volunteers to communities affected by disaster,

·       Capacity building for local staff and volunteers of organizations in countries hit by disasters,

·       Technical assistance for organizations based in Europe to strengthen their capacity to participate in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative.

More info available here:

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Required competences: 

Studies

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

 

Languages

  • Fluent in English both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of Italian is preferred

 

Skills

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

 

Experiences

  • Good general knowledge of the full Office suite;
  • Previous experience in developing countries is preferred
  • Professional experience in similar activities (communications office, digital marketing, publishing activities) of at least 5 years.
  • Prior volunteer experience is an asset
Project: 
Strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities through the deployment of EU Aid Volunteers
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

The candidate for EU Aid Volunteers must be a citizen of the EU or a third country national who is a long-term resident in an EU Member State, and must have a minimum age of 18 years.

Availability for the following activities:
• Training in presence starting from April-May 2018;
• Pre-deployment induction in GVC HQ, in Bologna, starting from 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 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 Volunteer and the needs of the hosting organization.
During the apprenticeship (if foreseen), the Volunteer will have the chance to experience the work in a sending organization; during the deployment, she/he will improve languages skills and the ability to work in an international context. His/her professional skills will be strengthened.
The 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 Thailand
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Bangkok, Thailand, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (499.87 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: 
n/a
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, indicatively at the end of June 2018. Two days of specific in-country induction are foreseen in Thailand at her/his arr
Post-deployment activities: 
After the end of the deployment, the volunteer will have a final debriefing and will take part to the final activities of the project, that will be communicated during the pre-deployment induction.
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

To apply, the candidate shall fulfill the Application Form online, attach the CV, a Motivation Letter and the Self-Assessment Questionnaire.
• Submission of applications: from 01/02/2018 to 01/03/2018;
• Shortlisting and interviews of the candidates: from 02/03/2018 to 06/04/2018.

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

Interview Process: 

• All the interviews will be done online. The interviews have the aim to explore both the competences and the motivations of the candidates;
• The selected candidate/s for each vacancy will be notified by 06/04/2018. The date of the notification may vary according to the number of application received;
• The selected candidate/s will attend an online and in-presence training, which are part of the selection process;
• PLEASE NOTE THAT MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE PER POSITION WILL ATTEND THE TRAINING;
• After the training, the Training Provider will send to GVC an assessment and a feedback about the eligibility of each candidate as a EU Aid Volunteer. A better assessment does not imply necessarily a higher possibility to be selected;
• THE FINAL DECISION ABOUT THE CANDIDATE TO BE DEPLOYED WILL BE TAKEN JUST BY SENDING AND HOSTING ORGANIZATION AFTER THE TRAINING, ACCORDING WITH THE FEEDBACKS OF THE TRAINERS

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

Humanitarian Context
The Thai government is not a signatory to the UN Refugee Convention but has allowed refugees from Myanmar/Burma (currently over 102.000) to stay in nine camps (temporary shelters) along the border between the two countries. Thailand has seen an exponential increase in the number of asylum seekers in recent years. According to the United Nations’ Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the number of people seeking refugee status increased from 1.120 in 2013 to 7.082 at the end of 2015. Not entitled to any legal status in Thailand, these asylum seekers are exposed to detention and exploitation. Over the past few years, Rohingya and Bangladeshi men, women and children fleeing violence and difficult conditions in Myanmar/Burma and Bangladesh, have been intercepted by Thai authorities en route to Malaysia and held in Immigration Detention Centres (IDCs) and social shelters. They often fall prey of human trafficking networks, leading Thai authorities to launch a crackdown on smuggling rings in 2015. This resulted in what came to be known as the “boat people crisis in the Andaman Sea”, which saw thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded at sea without food or water after the traffickers abandoned the ships. Disembarkations took place in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia in May-June 2015. Since then, the number of arrivals in the region has significantly decreased.
The largest ethnic group in Thailand is the Thai. The Chinese are also a significant group. The predominant religion is Buddhism; travelers should be respectful of religious sensibilities. Note that touching the top of one's head is taboo in Buddhist culture. A small number of the population are Muslim, Christian and Hindu. The official language in Thailand is Thai; however, Chinese, Lao and Malay are also spoken by a few people in the country. English is fast becoming an administrative language in Thailand for government and commerce. Volunteers need to be aware of cultural norms and expected ways to behave and be sensitive to the political and cultural context, ensuring that their behaviour is respectful of local laws and customs throughout their deployment.

GVC is working in South and South East Asia since the 90s (Vietnam, Cambodia. Laos, Indonesia, Sri Lanka) to fight poverty in rural areas, ensure the respect of human rights. Since 2013 GVC promotes safe migration of Cambodian people with in and to Thailand reducing abuse, labour exploitation and trafficking cases. At the beginning of 2017 GVC expanded its presence in Thailand launching MIG-RIGHT EU co-funded project that aims to improve migration channel and practices between Cambodia and Thailand by reducing the fraudulent recruitment practice, abuse, trafficking incident and labour exploitation. In this frame, activities are addressed on one hand to empower CSOs and community Self-Help Groups to protect migrants and advocate for their rights and to the other hand to build capacity of authorities for a better enforcement of existing law, policies and practices. Moreover, a sound advocacy and lobbying programme at national and ASEAN level is promoted to improve legal framework supported by a large awareness campaign on Thai employers’ representatives and citizens to advocate and respect human, labour and social rights for migrants.
For the specific expertise in fighting human trafficking GVC is working in:
a. Prevention actions with focus to Cambodian working migrants to Thailand. Our presence in Cambodia (Siem Reap, Ko Kong, Battambang) and Thailand (Trat, Samut Sakhorn, Samut Prakan) with two ongoing projects on the same topic entitled MIGRA ACTION (EIDHR72015/369-068) and MIG-RIGHT (EIDHR/2016/376-943) cofounded by EU and implemented by GVC and its partners (LSCW, LPN, CWCC) offer the possibility to address prevention against migrants’ exploitation and effective awareness campaigns in countries of origin as well as in destination territories in Thailand.
b. Awareness campaigns that GVC is launching in 2018 and 2019 against human trafficking and labor exploitation of migrants using new technologies, art for awareness and social ambassadors.
c. Strong presence and capacity to mobilize local communities with peer to peer approach through self-help groups of migrants, potential migrants, left behind people, CSOs and Local Authorities.
d. High level engagement of policy makers and governmental officers thanks to our presence in anti-trafficking commissions and labor rights fora in Cambodia, Thailand and ASEAN.
e. Emergency support/protection to repatriated migrants and trafficked people in Thailand and Cambodia through our local partners.

Security conditions
Thailand is one of the most popular destinations for travellers in South East Asia. It has well-developed tourism infrastructure and most visits to the country pass without incident. The political risk rating for the country is high. Thailand has a history of political instability and protracted civil unrest, and has experienced a number of military coups in recent times. Following months of civil unrest in May 2014, the Royal Thai Army staged the most recent military coup. Thailand's former army chief, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, has since been appointed as the interim prime minister and has established a military junta. Despite the political landscape remaining highly polarized, protests have diminished sharply.
The terrorism risk in Thailand is rated as medium; however, the threat is elevated in the southern provinces of Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani, due to an ongoing Islamist insurgency. Clashes between security forces and insurgents are frequently reported in these provinces. Sporadic terrorist incidents have also taken place in other parts of the country, including the capital, Bangkok; the recent high-profile events in August 2016 took place in Hua Hin, Suran Thani, Phuket and the Mueang district. Thailand has medium levels of crime. The prevalent form of crime is petty in nature, occurring primarily in larger urban centers and in areas frequented by tourists, such as Bangkok and Chiang Mai. There are also various scams targeting foreign nationals in Thailand. Tourist infrastructure is good in cities and major towns but is limited in rural areas. Thailand is also prone to tropical storms, which generally occur between June and December
Even if our intervention's areas in Thailand could be considered quite safe, GVC Thailand in order to guarantee the safety of both expats and local staff, adopts a Security Plan. Specifically, GVC Italia has arranged the Safety Guidelines and classified the risk’s level of each Country, which is defined considering the model adopted at an international level.
In Thailand, the Country Representative is provided with Security Plan and trained on its application, he/she has the duty to update it and communicate to GVC Italia any variations in accordance with the mutation of the context. As soon as a new member joins to the local staff, the Country Representative has the duty to give information about security measures.
All the staff is provided with mobiles to ensure that if something occurs they will be always in the condition to communicate and being informed. Regarding the health and safety profile, GVC Thailand office is located in a safe area and GVC guarantees appropriate living and health condition for its staff. However, Health Public/Private System is very well organized in Bangkok. Therefore, a Europe Assistance insurance is provided to the expatriate staff and volunteers to be properly assisted and afford therapy and rehabilitation costs.

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

Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Thailand
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":101.012239206,"longitude":15.116802787,"country":"TH"}
Task: 
Technical tasks

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

Coordination tasks

• Participate in the meetings staff and with the Headquarter

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

• The Volunteer shall perform other duties, as required

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