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Finance EU Aid Volunteer Haiti

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

 

Concern are looking for talented people with a relevant technical skillset who are committed to long-term service in the humanitarian / development sector who can demonstrate an outstanding ability to adapt to difficult circumstances, remain positive, motivated and productive.

Successful EU Aid Volunteers will benefit from:

•           Experience of Volunteering in a large international NGO through an apprenticeship  based in Concern’s Head Office in Dublin

•           Hands-on learning in a 11 month field placement in the Concern Haiti country programme

•           Opportunity for continuous self–development with the help of a mentor, line manager & on-line tools

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

The Finance EU Aid Volunteer Haiti will gain experience in the wide range of finance activities associated with a global humaitarian organisation.  In a 4 month apprenticeship the volunteer will gain exposure to areas such as management accounts, month end and year end processes, financial reporting, balance sheet audits and reconciliations and other areas.  On completion of the apprenticeship the volunteer will deploy to Concern Haiti where learning will be able to be applied and developed. This position provides an excellant opportunity for a person with the right experience and qualifications to apply and develop their skills in finance in the humanitarian sector.

Deployment dates: 
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Description: 

Concern Worldwide has been working in Haiti since 1994 supporting the poorest and most marginalized to build resilient livelihoods, improving health and education to lead productive lives. Haiti is prone to many natural disasters including earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding and droughts. Concern has responded to major emergencies such as the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Sandy 2012 and annual cholera outbreaks. Concern focuses in three operational areas in Haiti namely, Port au Prince, La Gonave and Saut D’eau. Concern has been implementing programs on: livelihoods; WASH, protection, Gender Based Violence and education.

Since the devastating earthquake in 2010, Concern has been delivering innovative strategies in supporting resettlement programs complemented by livelihood strategies and building the capacity of community structures to promote greater social cohesion.

 

Required competences: 

Required competences

 

EU Aid Volunteers will be expected to progress against the EU Aid Volunteer Competency Framework throughout the course of their EU Aid Volunteer placement with Concern.

The EU Aid Volunteer transversal competencies are:

•           Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships

•           Volunteering mind-set

•           Managing oneself in a pressured and changing environment

•           Achieving Results

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

•           Operating safely and securely at all times

•           Managing projects in humanitarian contexts

•           Communication and advocacy

Address of deployment: 
Port au Prince, Haiti
Project: 
Building solidarity, engagement and solutions for disaster affected and disaster prone communities through the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative
Task: 
Whilst at headquarters

- To support with the management of the accounting system for a number of fields
- Posting monthly journals and cash/bank books based on information supplied from the country finance teams
- Carrying out all month end processes and reconciliations to ensure a timely completion of the accounts for the period, including completion of monthly support cost allocations
- Preparation of individual monthly management accounts for budget-holders and obtaining information on budget variances as needed
- Support with the preparation of financial reports for HQ (Financial Reporting Pack (FRP), quarterly expenditure and income variance report) in line with agreed timetables
- To assist with the review and preparation of feedback all financial reporting packs sent to Dublin at year end.
- To work with the regional accountants on year end specific tasks such as balance sheet audits and related reconciliations.
- To gather and collate financial reporting information from all fields as needed.
- To assist with the year-end financial submissions from our overseas offices
- Carry out other tasks as appropriate under the direction of the Overseas Accountant

Whilst deployed to Concern Haiti

- Ensure that the Concern Worldwide financial policies and procedures are adhered to and implemented in a standardised manner
- Assist the Country Financial Controller with external (donor, audit firm, partner organisation, government, etc.) and internal control audits as required.
- Provide training and capacity building to finance and non-finance staff on Concern policies and procedures
- Assist programmes director and other budget holders in conducting the budget process, ensuring that appropriate levels of technical support and guidance is provided to all budget holders during the process of preparing the annual country operating budget and subsequent revisions.
- Assist budget holders with preparation of donor budgets; interpretation of budgeting guidelines ; ensure compliance with donor regulations and to ensure their incorporation into the country annual operating budget & revisions
- Review financial reports and transaction lists provided by local partners on a timely basis, bringing any unusual transactions and budget variations to the attention of the Programme Manager.
- Participate in preparing monthly management accounts and month end process.
- Assist Country Financial Controller to produce accurate monthly management accounts, engaging in necessary review work, posting of journals etc.
- Assist the Country Financial Controller in the process of obtaining explanations of variances between budget and actual spending, income and pass necessary adjustments to ensure correct reporting.

Key performance indicators

• Monthly management accounts and other tasks produced within agreed deadlines
• Trainings delivered for non-finance staff
• Capacity building plans prepared and followed up a regular basis with local partners
• Demonstrate behaviours in line with the EU Aid Volunteer competency framework and Concern’s values.

Minimum Requirements: 

Essential
Please note that only EU citizens and long term residents of the EU can be considered for this role.
• Graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration major in finance (MBA), Masters in Finance or Accounting or Part qualified ACCA/ACA/CPA/CIMA
• A minimum of 3 years relevant finance experience
• Proven advanced Microsoft Excel skills
• Spoken and written English to a minimum B2 level on the Common European Framework of References for Languages
• Spoken and written French to a minimum B2 level on the Common European Framework of References for Languages

Desirable
• Experience of working overseas in a developing country
• Proven experience in accounting software

Demonstrated ability in the following core competencies
• Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships
• Managing Oneself in a pressured and changing environment
• Achieving Results

Learning Opportunities: 

A structured learning and development plan will be developed for each EU Aid Volunteer. This will include; self-assessment, structured learning and development plan reviews, on line learning, peer to peer support, a two week EU run workshop and networking and learning opportunities across consortium. EU Aid Volunteers will also have an assigned Mentor for the entirety of their volunteer placement with Concern. This is combined with line management in country from an experienced humanitarian professional.

Working and Living Conditions: 

Job location:

• Concern Head office Dublin, Ireland
• Concern Haiti

Contract:

EU Aid Volunteer Agreement

Volunteer Allowance:
In line with EU Aid Volunteer daily allowances:

• Whilst in Dublin €725.83 per month
• Whilst in Haiti €619.06 per month

Accommodation:
Accommodation in Dublin whilst on apprenticeship and when deployed in Haiti will be provided by Concern.

At the end of volunteer placement an allowance of €1100 will be provided as a resettlement allowance.

Travel:
A return flight will be provided to Haiti from the EU Aid Volunteers home country

The cost of pre-departure preparations; insurance, medical clearance and vaccinations will be provided.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
17-30th October 2017
Apprenticeship Placement: 
This position includes a 4 month Dublin based apprenticeship
Deployment: 
11 month deployment to Concern Haiti expected from mid March 2018
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
December 2017 - March 2018
Post-deployment activities: 
EU Aid Volunteers will be able to attend a resettlement course when finishing their placement with Concern. They will also be expected to present on their experience as an EU Aid Volunteer at an external event at the end of their placement.
Vacancy picture: 
Markets in Grande Ravine, one of the oldest slums in Matissant, a neighbourhood in Port-au-Prince.  Grand Ravine is prone to flooding and is at high risk of landslides during the rainy season. Photo: Kristen Myers
Markets in Grande Ravine, one of the oldest slums in Matissant, a neighbourhood in Port-au-Prince. Grand Ravine is prone to flooding and is at high risk of landslides during the rainy season. Photo: Kristen Myers
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

This position includes a 4 month apprenticeship in the Concern Head office in Dublin, Ireland

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

To apply for this position please go to https://jobs.concern.net/jobs/international

Please note that only complete applications can be considered.

Full applications require the following completed documentation to be submitted throughhttps://jobs.concern.net/jobs/international

• Completed EUAV application form (below)
• Cover Letter
• CV in Europass Format
• Completed self- assessment questionnaire

All applications should be submitted by midnight GMT on 02/07/2017

Candidates who are selected in the initial shortlist will be required to undertake an on-line Sonru interview from 06/07/2017.

Interview Process: 

Candidates who progress to the final interview stage will be required to be available for a video from 13/07/2017.

Please note that the final stage of the recruitment process for this position will be a mandatory ten day training. The training will take place 17th - 30th October 2017 in The Netherlands. Candidates who are shortlisted will need to be available to attend the mandatory training. In preparation for this the selected candidates will be required to undertake 30 hours of e learning prior to attending the face to face training. Costs for travel and accommodation to attend this stage in the recruitment process will be provided. The final selection will then take place after the successful completion of the online and face to face training.

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

Overall the security context in Haiti is stable creating an enabling environment for effective programme implementation. However, the historical political history continues to dominate during election periods often resulting in regular protests and demonstrations.

Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
Concern Worldwide - Haiti
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering

Disaster Risk Reduction Volunteer sent out by ICCO to Uganda - Strengthening local partners in Kampala

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

 

The EU Aid Volunteers programme offers:

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

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

•           Capacity building for local staff and volunteers of organisations in countries hit by disasters,

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

Individuals can apply to be deployed to humanitarian projects worldwide.

Deployment dates: 
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Description: 

EUAID Volunteers ACTing Against Disaster Risks (EUAVACT) is a project within the framework of the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative. The project is implemented by a consortium of ACT Alliance organisations and involves 38 volunteer placements.

The project aims at contributing to more effective (EU provided) humanitarian response, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and resilience in five countries (Ethiopia, Uganda, Nepal, Bangladesh and Cambodia) through strengthening local NGOs and vulnerable and disaster prone communities members.

This project involves organizations that are part of the ACT Alliance (faith-based) network. ACT Alliance is a coalition of 144 churches and faith-based organisations working together in over 100 countries. 

Within the framework of this project the volunteer will be deployed to strengthen the capacities of the local partner to respond to disasters and to increase resilience of the local community.

The volunteer will be deployed by ICCO to its Ugandan country office in Kampala to support efforts of local partners active in and around the Kampala region. ICCO is a global, nongovernmental organization. It works towards a world in which people can live in dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice. It believes a world with less poverty is possible. To achieve this it embraces two core interrelated principles: securing sustainable livelihoods and justice and dignity for all. A livelihood without rights is not sustainable and dignity comes with a livelihood in which rights are respected. The core values of ICCO are compassion, justice and stewardship, expressions of Christian roots. The organisation keeps its eyes and ears close to the ground as a partner to enterprising people with a worldwide local network and a strong belief in the power of people to improve their livelihoods. ICCO works from 5 regional and 26 country offices in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Required competences: 

 

•           Good at forming and maintaining programmatic coalitions.

•           Leadership and coordination skills.

•           3 years experience in humanitarian aid and disaster management topics are required. Knowledge of Disaster Risk Reduction approaches and broader resilience building especially at community level wanted. Any other experience and proven knowledge will be seen as an asset.

•           Proven ability in working with development partners supporting communities’ efforts towards achieving self-reliance, generating and building on their resources sustainably.

•           Experience of working abroad with local partners in different cultural settings. Previous experience of working in East Africa, and more specifically Uganda is preferable.

•           Proven experience and skills in guiding, training and facilitation in multi-cultural group settings (good communication and writing skills in English are needed).

•           The candidate knows and is able to apply diverse methods of building organisational capacity in circumstances where resources are limited.

•           Able to understand, describe, maintain and analyse the various stages of a project cycle in humanitarian aid, including the needs assessment, master proposal and budget development, and the delivery, monitoring and evaluation of a project.

•          Capable of coping with stressful situations and capable of overcoming difficulties.

•          Adapts calmly and reacts constructively to changing situations and constraints. Is able to identify and prevents risks during a project.

•          The candidate is able to adapt to living conditions where resources are very limited and the level of comfort is low.

Address of deployment: 
Kampala, Uganda
Project: 
EU Aid Volunteers ACTing against disaster risks
Task: 
1. Disaster Risk Reduction capacity strengthening of local partners/coalitions

1.1 Project cycle management: Of at least 5 running projects including supporting partners in proposal development, monitoring and where needed evaluation of projects. Following up on timely report submission from partners and feedback to partners. Work together with the finance officer on project cycle Management. Update ICCO data system with reports, success stories and, feedback letters to partners.
1.2 Work with staff on fundraising i.e. ensure all proposals have DRR embedded where necessary/possible and that monitoring indicators for DRR are clearly specified during proposal development.
1.3. Monitor current trends on disasters in Central East and Southern Africa focusing on root causes and advise program staff on how to integrate these into new programs.
1.4 Support the ACT Uganda Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and participate in technical discussions to enhance DRR activities in the forum where required.
1.5 Support partners in Uganda on reporting/filling AKVO/FLOW (mapping tool).

2. DRR capacity strengthening of ICCO

2.1 Support country managers, program officers of ICCO in DRR inclusion in programs.
2.2 Regularly update the head of programs on DRR activities in the region.
2.3 Liaise with the Program specialist at the DMU unit for technical support, program updates and proposal development.
2.4. Support the Regional office in operationalising the newly developed DRR policy .
2.5. Tasks range from developing functional tools to enable easy and smooth policy implementation.

3. Support the DRR learning community amongst volunteers/organisation in Uganda

3.1 Coordinate the activities of other (12 in total) EU/Aid volunteers in the country.
3.2 Work with Church of Uganda PDR to promote a learning forum among volunteers and organizations especially on common disasters.

Minimum Requirements: 

• Willingness and ability to work in Uganda with frequent travels to disaster prone areas.
• Experience in embedding Disaster Risk Reduction in programs.
• Experience in fundraising for DRR activities.
• Availability throughout the entire project period.

Learning Opportunities: 

• Professional growth in managing and facilitation roles, as well as training, monitoring, fundraising and evaluation functions.
• Increased access to Ugandan organizations that are not yet fully integrated in any networks and support coalitions.
• Personal growth in developing programming and sustainability.
• Expand the insight into the ACT Alliance partnerships in Uganda, whilst supporting the growth of the hosting organisations’ local capacities on humanitarian aid, disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness and response planning.
• Additionally, specific trainings will be offered to the volunteer about: EU external relations and crisis response systems, humanitarian action and policy, safety and security, project management, intercultural awareness, training of trainers and organisational development, etc.

Working and Living Conditions: 

The deployment contains 3 components (see description below):
1. Mainly engaged within an urban setting of capital/large city;
2. Some envisioned travel through rural areas to less urbanized environments;
3. Overall characteristic component of Ugandan hot/arid climate.
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1. The candidate is to be living in shared accommodation (own room) within a local context, comprising a diverse community of urban dwellers in terms of ethnicity and faith. Respect for local customs and manners may result in tension if not sensitively observed. Income levels may vary significantly between rich and poor. Poverty may be very visible in urban areas, both amongst the local populations and in the quality of housing and infrastructure. Urban areas are likely to suffer noticeably high levels of air pollution from traffic and industrial plants. Noise pollution may also be a problem in larger settlements and there may be significant levels of traffic congestion, especially at peak times of the day (mornings and evenings). Sanitation facilities will be adequate but may be different from those experienced in EU countries. The provision of utilities (water, electricity etc.) may be subject to cuts without warning; telecommunications and internet access may be limited or intermittent.
2. If and when deployed on short-term rural area access: the candidate is likely to be in a shared accommodation (own room) within a small community which may still be diverse in terms of cultures and faiths. Respect for local customs and traditions may result in tensions if not sensitively observed. Income levels may in general be very low which is likely to be reflected in the types of housing available and, especially if remote, in the quality of available infrastructure. Sanitation facilities will be adequate but may be very different from those experienced in EU countries. The provision of utilities (water, electricity, communications etc.) may be intermittent and subject to shortages, and easily disrupted by natural hazards, such as extreme weather conditions (storms, rain, winds). Access to urban facilities and social opportunities may be very limited due to remoteness. There will be significant limits in the range and choices of foods available, with few imported products, which may be very expensive. Inland areas may experience down-stream air, land and water pollution from nearby urban and industrial areas.
3. Considering the deployment is within an area with a hot, arid climate, the candidate is likely to experience warm to hot temperatures all year round with extremely hot summer temperatures. Night time temperatures may be significantly cooler or hotter. Rainfall failures may result in protracted drought; sand- and dust-storms may make outdoor work or travel challenging. Natural hazards may include infrequent heavy rainstorms resulting in flash flooding and some regions are prone to (minor) earth tremors which can result in damage.
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Volunteer accommodation:
• Accommodation in the cities where deployed will be provided.
• The EU Aid Volunteer shall have a clean lockable room with access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The room shall be located at a reasonable distance from the EU Aid Volunteer's main working location.
• To the extent possible, the accommodation shall facilitate integration of the EU Aid Volunteer in the local community and it will enable the volunteer to interact with the expatriate community.
• The EU Aid Volunteers shall have access to means of communication enabling contact to the hosting and sending organisations as well as the volunteer’s relatives.
• When travelling in-country in other (rural) areas for work, accommodation in local hotels or guesthouses will be provided for.

Working conditions:
• Regular working hours shall not exceed 40 hours per week on average, calculated over a four-month period.
• The volunteer shall have access to a dedicated working space in accordance with their task assignment and with agreed-upon safe, secure and healthy working conditions.
• All costs will be covered for the volunteer during deployment, and this includes accommodation in-country for the entire period of deployment, travel, and monthly subsistence payments per month (293 Euros per month).

Travel:
• A roundtrip flight from/to the home country will be provided.
• The cost of pre-departure preparations, including medical checks, vaccinations, visas, etc., will be covered.
• The volunteer will be covered by a travel insurance plan provided by the sending organization.

Post-deployment:
• A resettlement package will be provided to the volunteer in which a standard of 100 Euros will be provided for every single month spent in-country upon return to Europe, as well as a group debriefing.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
17.10.2017 - 28.10.2017 (Please note that for this vacancy it is possible that more than 1 candidate is going to be trained in order to create a reserve list to cover possible drop outs before or during deployment, unforeseen changes to the project, etc.)
Deployment: 
Starting between the 24th and 30th of November 2017
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
14.11.2017 - 23.11.2017
Post-deployment activities: 
Debriefing & follow-up
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Shortlisting and Interviews: 

26.07.2017 - 8.08.2017

Interview Process: 

The interview will be held face-to-face or by online interviewing process.

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

General:
Uganda is generally considered one of the safest countries in Africa and the most favoured destination for foreign visitors in East Africa. However foreign visitors are continuously advised to exercise caution.

Natural hazards and risks:
Uganda is mainly affected by drought, landslides and water logging. Drought is a major hazard. Twelve (12) % of the population is exposed to this hazard on an annual basis leading to considerable risks of food insecurity and hunger experienced by the local population. Furthermore, there is a draining of the wetlands (13% of Uganda is covered in wetlands) for agricultural purposes. There is also a matter of deforestation, overgrazing and soil erosion, mud slides and flush floods that are leading to disasters.

Health:
Epidemics in Uganda also define the operational and security context. Disease outbreaks/ epidemics & crop pests are a reality that is faced by the country. There are currently high risks of infectious diseases. The most common ones are bacterial diarrhoea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, plague and the sleeping sickness.
Uganda has faced 30 epidemics over the past two decades. In the year 2000, an outbreak of Ebola, haemorrhagic fever took the lives of more than 200 people. In Uganda an estimated 6.5% of the adult population is infected with HIV/AIDS. Malaria affected an estimate of 8% of the local population, and malnutrition in children is currently registered in the 5 % range.

Safety and security:
Opportunistic crime like burglaries, muggings, drive-by bag snatches, robbing on public transport and in bars and thefts from vehicles do occur in Kampala and other areas of Uganda. Currently the levels of conflict in-country are considered safe for EU deployment, however violence resulting from incited conflicts and conflicts over land are common.

Road travel:
Lastly, motor (road) accidents are worth mentioning as they are very common due to poor roads and bad driving due to infrastructure. Travelling on the roads can be hazardous, particularly outside the main cities.

Groups audience: 
Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
ICCO -Uganda
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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