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Senior EU Aid Volunteer for Communication Strategy of Médicos del Mundo in El Salvador

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

The “Knowledge Management” Project responds to the need of MdM in the Mesoamerican Region for the improvement 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, staff and technical teams working on two strategic priorities 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 experienced communities through ongoing training on Knowledge Management for MdM staff in the Mesoamerican Region. The need identified in El Salvador is to interconnect all activities developed in the country. With that aim, technical, professional and logistics teams must be strengthened in order to be able to build “shared knowledge” by means of methodological processes as well as enhanced monitoring and assessment tools. The objective is to improve our performance by reinforcing skills and competences based on research evidence in order to ultimately share it via an internal and external “Communication Strategy”. This would allow scaling-up and replication of this experience to other MdM headquarters during the MdM Regional Meeting at the end of 2018. Our local partners in El Salvador, community-based organizations, NGOs, partners in our developing and humanitarian aid projects, will be actively involved in the activities of this project in order to benefit from the lessons learnt and to be able to reinforce their joint learning. The role of the volunteer will therefore be to support the reinforcement of the communication strategy of El Salvador team, in order to promote our two strategic pririties: “Migration and Forced Displacement” and “Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights/ Violence against Women Prevention”. The volunteer will therefore take part in both supporting internal and external communication processes, framed in the project “Knowledge Management”, fully funded by MdM. The volunteer will report to the regional coordination of Médicos del Mundo and will work in collaboration with the project technical teams in El Salvador.

Required competences: 

The following requirements should be met by the volunteer:

- Expertise in Information/Communication Sciences

- Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish is a must

- Knowledge of the Central America context

- Group facilitation and teaching skills

- Experience in supporting social and community-based organizations

- Basic knowledge of Development and Humanitarian Aid projects

- Graphic design skills

- Knowledge of social media management

- Drafting and summarizing skills

- Experience in photography and video

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, is non-negotiable and represents an exception criterium.

Not all the above-mentioned 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.

Minimum Requirements: 

- The volunteer must be able to prove his/her experience in Social communication, journalism or similar studies
- Very good knowledge of the Spanish language, spoken and written

Learning Opportunities: 

The volunteer will have the opportunity to familiarise him/herself with situations related to migration and forced displacement as well as reproductive health rights/violence against women prevention in El Salvador and the Mesoamerican Region thanks to the development and humanitarian aid projects currently being implemented. S/he will constantly receive feedback from the working teams to carry out his/her tasks, which will allow for the volunteer to be in direct contact with the projects and the 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 volunteer will have its operational base in the city of San Salvador, El Salvador, and will take part in meetings and workshops related to MdM interventions in the Department of La Paz as well as in other departments of the country, depending on the requirements of the project on migration/forced displacement.

Additionally, visits to headquarters in the Mesoamerican Region (Central America: Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, and Southern Mexico) will be scheduled in order for the Volunteer to be able to work with MdM technical and coordination teams and local partners. Namely, s/he will potentially travel to Guatemala City, Tapachula in Mexico, Matagalpa in Nicaragua and Tegucigalpa in Honduras. In all these cities MdM has headquarters, technical and administrative teams who carry out projects and research studies based on the strategic objectives of MdM in El Salvador: “Migration and Forced Displacement” and “Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights/ Violence against Women Prevention”.

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 460,07 Euros per month (whilst in El Salvador), 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.

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 18/03/18 and 31/03/18.

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: 

A Research Study on Forced Displacement that we have recently undergone shows the following: “El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, known as the Central America's Northern Triangle, represent the world's most violent region not at war. In 2016, the homicide rate of El Salvador stood at 83.21 out of every 100,000 inhabitants, having slightly decreased in comparison to 2015 (102.9 out of 100,000 inhabitants).”

According to data provided by Medicina Legal, direct violence in the country affects mainly young men aged 15-30. This can be partially explained by the presence and territoriality of gangs, in which this age range and gender are popular.

Violence and its dynamics are complex. In the collective imagination, violence is mainly attributed to gangs, a complex issue in El Salvador since 2000. Different security policies have been implemented by the Administrations in power in El Salvador: Plan Mano Dura (Iron Fist Plan), Plan Súper Mano dura (Super Iron Fist Plan), Medidas Extraordinarias (Extraordinary Measures), while mass media have contributed to identify gangs as a public enemy. Some of the bigger gangs in the country are Mara Salvatrucha and Pandilla 18, often associated with the reason behind the level of violence in El Salvador. However, gangs are just a reflection of a violence culture (Fespad, 2016) and further analysis of violence and its agents can be useful to better understand this issue.

MdM Security Plans

MdM El Salvador has its own Security Plan, rooted in the policies drawn from the “Conceptual Framework for Security Management” by MdM. Its main objectives are:

 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 updated 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 La Paz department and taking into account the level of violence, which is periodically monitored, in collaboration with the organization Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de DDHH and UDEFEGUA (Human Rights Defenders Protection Unit) in Guatemala (link: www.udefegua.org), 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.

Moreover, Medicos del Mundo has wide experience in the Mesoamerican Region, having worked in the field and with communities for more than 20 years. Public institutions and civil society acknowledge our expertise. Any field visit is carried out in official and identified vehicles and in company of staff wearing clothes displaying corporate logos and colors.

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 – El Salvador
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
Médicos del Mundo ES
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-88.865674552,"longitude":13.733468471,"country":"SV"}
Task: 
The EU Aid Volunteer will:

- Plan and organize workshops
- Prepare workshops
- Implement workshops
- Design and implementation of the communications plan
- Update the media database existing El Salvador and in the region
- Support the teams in social media management
- Design and edit of videos
- Draft press releases
- Develop media plans

Junior EU Aid Volunteer for the Development of a Communications Strategy of Médicos del Mundo in El Salvador

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

The “Knowledge Management” Project responds to the need of MdM in the Mesoamerican Region for the improvement 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, staff and technical teams working on two strategic priorities 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 experienced communities through ongoing training on Knowledge Management for MdM staff in the Mesoamerican Region. The need identified in El Salvador is to interconnect all activities developed in the country. With that aim, technical, professional and logistics teams must be strengthened in order to be able to build “shared knowledge” by means of methodological processes as well as enhanced monitoring and assessment tools. The objective is to improve our performance by reinforcing skills and competences based on research evidence in order to ultimately share it via an internal and external “Communication Strategy”. This would allow scaling-up and replication of this experience to other MdM headquarters during the MdM Regional Meeting at the end of 2018. Our local partners in El Salvador, community-based organizations, NGOs, partners in our developing and humanitarian aid projects, will be actively involved in the activities of this project in order to benefit from the lessons learnt and to be able to reinforce their joint learning. The role of the volunteer will therefore be to support the reinforcement of the communication strategy of El Salvador team, in order to promote our two strategic pririties: “Migration and Forced Displacement” and “Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights/ Violence against Women Prevention”. The volunteer will therefore take part in both supporting internal and external communication processes, framed in the project “Knowledge Management”, fully funded by MdM. The volunteer will report to the regional coordination of Médicos del Mundo and will work in collaboration with the project technical teams in El Salvador.

Required competences: 

The following requirements should be met by the volunteer: - Expertise in Information/Communication Sciences - Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish is a must - Knowledge of the Central America context - Group facilitation and teaching skills - Experience in supporting social and community-based organizations - Basic knowledge of Development and Humanitarian Aid projects - Graphic design skills - Knowledge of social media management - Drafting and summarizing skills - Experience in photography and video

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 15th July 2019. This aspect, along with being proficient in Spanish, is non-negotiable and represents an exception criterium.

Not all the above-mentioned 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.

Minimum Requirements: 

- The volunteer must be able to prove his/her experience in Social communication, journalism or similar studies
- Very good knowledge of the Spanish language, spoken and written

Learning Opportunities: 

The volunteer will have the opportunity to familiarise him/herself with situations related to migration and forced displacement as well as reproductive health rights/violence against women prevention in El Salvador and the Mesoamerican Region thanks to the development and humanitarian aid projects currently being implemented. S/he will constantly receive feedback from the working teams to carry out his/her tasks, which will allow for the volunteer to be in direct contact with the projects and the 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 volunteer will have its operational base in the city of San Salvador, El Salvador, and will take part in meetings and workshops related to MdM interventions in the Department of La Paz as well as in other departments of the country, depending on the requirements of the project on migration/forced displacement.

Additionally, visits to headquarters in the Mesoamerican Region (Central America: Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, and Southern Mexico) will be scheduled in order for the Volunteer to be able to work with MdM technical and coordination teams and local partners. Namely, s/he will potentially travel to Guatemala City, Tapachula in Mexico, Matagalpa in Nicaragua and Tegucigalpa in Honduras. In all these cities MdM has headquarters, technical and administrative teams who carry out projects and research studies based on the strategic objectives of MdM in El Salvador: “Migration and Forced Displacement” and “Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights/ Violence against Women Prevention”.

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 460,07 Euros per month (whilst in El Salvador), 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.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
End June 2018
Deployment: 
15/01/2019 - 15/07/2019
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 21/03/18 and 04/04/18.

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 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: 

Security situation in El Salvador and the Mesoamerican Region

A Research Study on Forced Displacement that we have recently undergone shows the following: “El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, known as the Central America's Northern Triangle, represent the world's most violent region not at war. In 2016, the homicide rate of El Salvador stood at 83.21 out of every 100,000 inhabitants, having slightly decreased in comparison to 2015 (102.9 out of 100,000 inhabitants).”

According to data provided by Medicina Legal, direct violence in the country affects mainly young men aged 15-30. This can be partially explained by the presence and territoriality of gangs, in which this age range and gender are popular.

Violence and its dynamics are complex. In the collective imagination, violence is mainly attributed to gangs, a complex issue in El Salvador since 2000. Different security policies have been implemented by the Administrations in power in El Salvador: Plan Mano Dura (Iron Fist Plan), Plan Súper Mano dura (Super Iron Fist Plan), Medidas Extraordinarias (Extraordinary Measures), while mass media have contributed to identify gangs as a public enemy. Some of the bigger gangs in the country are Mara Salvatrucha and Pandilla 18, often associated with the reason behind the level of violence in El Salvador. However, gangs are just a reflection of a violence culture (Fespad, 2016) and further analysis of violence and its agents can be useful to better understand this issue.

MdM Security Plans

MdM El Salvador has its own Security Plan, rooted in the policies drawn from the “Conceptual Framework for Security Management” by MdM. Its main objectives are:

 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 updated 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 La Paz department and taking into account the level of violence, which is periodically monitored, in collaboration with the organization Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de DDHH and UDEFEGUA (Human Rights Defenders Protection Unit) in Guatemala (link: www.udefegua.org), 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.

Moreover, Medicos del Mundo has wide experience in the Mesoamerican Region, having worked in the field and with communities for more than 20 years. Public institutions and civil society acknowledge our expertise. Any field visit is carried out in official and identified vehicles and in company of staff wearing clothes displaying corporate logos and colors.

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 – El Salvador
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
Médicos del Mundo ES
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-88.865674552,"longitude":13.733468471,"country":"SV"}
Task: 
The EU Aid Volunteer will:

- Plan and organize workshops
- Prepare workshops
- Implement workshops
- Design and implementation of the communications plan
- Update the media database existing in El Salvador and in the region
- Support the teams in social media management
- Design and edit of videos
- Draft press releases
- Develop media plans

Junior/Senior EU Aid Volunteer, Mali (Bamako): Public Health Reinforcement 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: 

- Qualifications related to health (certifying knowledge as a nurse, doctor or pharmacist)

- Knowledge of Tropical Medicine / Public Health / Health Systems Organisation

- Basic methods of simple data analysis

- Quality improvement techniques

- Qualitative survey techniques

- Mastery of French and English essential

- Analytical, synthetic skills and a disciplined mind

- Work organisation and priority management skills, involving significant professional pressure - Writing, Communication, Public Speaking

- Dynamic, initiative, autonomous, respecting rules in workplace

- Courtesy, openness and flexibility, essential humor

- 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: 

_

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: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
2
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: 
Strengthen the quality of care and health services

- Conduct a PDCA cycle per trimester to improve and sustain the supply of sexual and reproductive health care services in the Ménaka Region
- Periodically collect data corresponding to the objectives of the project
- Validate the data
- Analyse the data (patient orientation, outcome orientation, comparative analysis between health areas)
- Propose a synthesis to the field teams
- Define improvements to be implemented, with deadlines and a new collection of data

Monitoring the management of technical material resources

- Analyse resource management indicators to propose more effective and efficient management measures for resources
- Monitoring medication consumption and medical consumables
- Stock evaluation (foreseeable or actual breaks and expiration)
- Assessment of the appropriate use of resources

Qualitative analysis of the functioning of health services

- Support the realisation of qualitative surveys (surveys, focus groups) among users of services and professionals to identify processes to adapt and propose adaptations
- Development of information collection tools (questionnaires, interview guides or focus group)
- Analysis of collected data
- Implementation of feedback tools
- Feedback to the target groups concerned (Populations, Community Health Associations, Professionals, Authorities)

Senior EU Aid Volunteer, Mali (Bamako): Support Services Development Officer (administration – finances - logistics)

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: 

Knowledge of basic administrative and financial policies and procedures - Accounting (SAGA program knowledge desired) - Project cycle management; - Knowledge of audit or internal control - Knowledge of at least one funder (several is an asset) - Analysis capabilities to propose innovative strategies or approaches, - Capabilities of analysis, synthesis and rigor - Ability to work in organization and to prioritise management, with strong professional pressure - Dynamic, initiative, autonomous, respect for rules - Courtesy, openness and flexibility, essential humor - 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.

_

Minimum Requirements: 

_

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: 
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 by the training provider.

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: 
Strengthen the capacities of the Support Services team in the Mali mission

- Support mainly the financial staff (80%) and to a lesser extent administrative and logistical staff (20%).
- Apply the internal control procedures on the Mali mission.
- Allow officials to formulate positions and / or make decisions on the basis of well-founded, concrete and precise arguments.
- Support to the development of a training policy in line with MdM-BE's budgets to improve the staff's capacities in order to allow for a better use and understanding of the tools of the mission
- Development of a training needs identification panel
- Proposals for different types of training internally and externally
- Support to the development of a training schedule

Administrative and Juridical Watch

- Support to the updating and follow-up of the new legislation in Malian labor law
- Update of a legislation monitoring dashboard
- Reading and analysis of Malian legislation
- Collaboration with the lawyer contracted by MdM-BE
- Development and updating of a legal watch manual

Budgetary Follow-up

- Development of budgets for donors
- Prepare donor coverage for mission projects
- Monthly updates of donor follow-ups with the program and finance team
- Allow the project manager to know the state of consumption of their budget
- Update of budget follow-ups
- Verification of expenditure forecasts
- Verification of the good recovery of balance sheets to the headquarters

Development of Administrative and Financial Tools

- Development and / or improvement of the admin / financial tools in order to facilitate the implementation of these tools within the entire staff and coordination
- Development of dashboards and tools for monitoring personnel files
- Development and / or updating of an administrative and financial procedures manual
- Design of the HR organization chart "support services" with the GC and support its implementation
- Development of action plans

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

Junior EU Aid Volunteer, Senegal (Dakar): Communication and Visibility Officer

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

Médicos del Mundo has been working in Senegal since 2003 in primary health care, sexual and reproductive health, universal access to health and the defense of fundamental rights (especially the Right to Health) of most vulnerable groups. In Dakar region, several actions are being implemented in these sectors with Human Rights-based Approach and Gender Mainstreaming - Improvement of maternal and child health among most vulnerable groups in Pikine health district - Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Dakar region, Senegal - Defense and promotion of LGTBI's Human Rights and support to reduce their vulnerability - Promotion of Right to Health among most vulnerable, marginalized and excluded groups in Dakar region, Senegal. Networking is a priority for us, both at the strategic and operational level. Likewise, projects are developed in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and its decentralized services, key public institutions such as the National Committee against AIDS or the National Division of Reproductive Health and civil society organizations: National Network of Key Populations, National Alliance for Community Health and Association of Female Jurists, among others. This project is not aimed to replace the health public system but to reinforce it as for it to serve its duties, obligations and responsibilities. Therefore, the goal of our project is to strengthen local capacities, both at the institutional and community level.

Required competences: 

Professional profile: - Expertise in Communication Sciences - Knowledge of the use of Social Media and Design Programmes (Photoshop, Indesign, Ilustrator, etc) - Proven capacity to produce and edit photographs, written text and video materials to a professional level - Experience in updating and improving content on webpages and social media channels - Knowledge of Human Rigths, gender, public health, sexual and reproductive health, - Experience in International Cooperation - Professional experience in designing participatory tools and strategies - Commitment to the intervention lines, values and mission of Medicos del Mundo. - Knowledge of the context (Dakar, Senegal, Sahel) will be an advantage Competence profile: - Pedagogical and communication skills - Organizational skills, adaptability and teamwork - Dynamic, proactive and flexible worker - Conscientious and autonomous worker - Proficiency in French (spoken and written) - Fluent in Spanish - English will be an advantage

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: 

Through this experience, we are offering the volunteer the opportunity to learn at different levels. At the professional level, the volunteer will work in close collaboration with an experienced team, what will allow him/her to develop skills of project management, teamwork and interpersonal communication, as well as adding to his/her expertise a cultural/anthropological approach.

Professional growth in managerial skills, capacity building, workshops, monitoring and evaluation tasks, and diverse material production.

MdM team in Senegal is a team with great team spirit and cohesion. At the personal level, the Volunteer, being able to work in close collaboration with the national team, will have the chance to forge enriching professional relationships by constantly sharing knowledge, approaches and different perspectives.

Working and Living Conditions: 

Living conditions in Dakar are comfortable. All basic and leisure services are easily accesible. The volunteer will be hosted in MdM office and will receive a monthly subsistence allowance (see below).

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

Travel:
• A single roundtrip flight from and 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.

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 488,92 Euros per month (whilst in Senegal), 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.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
April/May 2018 or End June 2018
Apprenticeship Placement: 
December 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: 

The candidates will attend a mandatory online and on-site training provided by the EU in April/May or end of June 2018 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.

N.B. Conditions related to in-presence training:

If a candidate volunteer is working outside of the EU, travel costs will be fully covered for:
• EU citizens who legally reside in a non-EU country for long-term or forever (i.e. who live in that country);
• EU citizens who are on a temporary assignment in a third country that lasts more than 18 months;
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.
The learning outcomes achieved by each EU Aid Volunteer will be continuously assessed based on the Learning and Development Plan prepared during the deployment.

In addition to the EU training session, the selected candidate will also spend approximately 1 month in the MdM Spain headquarters in order to familiarise her/himself with objectives of his/her assignment, as well as with the organization's principles and interact with the Communications Department of MdM. MdM Spain will cover the costs related to this apprenticeship.

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 or French)
• CV in Europass format (in Spanish or French)
• Completed EU Aid Volunteer self-assessment questionnaire (in Spanish or French)
• Motivation Letter (in Spanish or 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 or 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: 

Medicos del Mundo has been working in Senegal since 2003. Considering this large background in the country, MdM has at its disposal the necessary resources at the logistics level to implement its interventions

1. Logistical and material resources: MdM has an office-house in Mermoz, a neighbourhood in the city centre of Dakar in Senegal. The workplace is fully equipped with the necessary material and devices (computers, printers, internet, private offices). It has a kitchen, a bedroom and whatever the volunteer may need to be hosted. Besides, there are 3 vehicles available for interventions in the region. The project has allocated a budget for investments in physical and procedural measures in order to enhance preventive measures.

2. Human resources: MdM technical team is permanently based in Dakar (1 expatriate staff member, the country coordinator, and 17 local staff members) to develop, coordinate and monitor its interventions in the region. Besides, the field team works in close collaboration with a specialized team in the headquarters in Madrid, supporting design, monitoring and evaluation of interventions, among other coordination tasks.

3. Technical and financial local partners in the field: networking is the keystone of MdM intervention strategy in Senegal. Projects are implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Action and its decentralized services (Medical Region of Dakar, health districts, National Centre against AIDS), as well as organizations of civil society (National Alliance for Community Health, Association of Female Jurists, National Network of Key Populations, among others). Likewise, the organization is in permanent contact with donor representatives and international agencies in Dakar: ECHO, AECID, OCHA, etc.

Security context:

Senegal is a fairly safe country, although not free of risk. Therefore, it is important to be cautious. Avoid crowded places, especially where foreigners tend to gather, such as some hotels in Dakar frequently visited by foreigners. You are advised to carry with you at all times your passport and a photocopy in case you are requested by Senegalese authorities to identify yourself.

It is important to be aware that same-sex sexual relationships are punishable by imprisonment and/or by a fine.

Taking into account security threats in other countries of the region, related to the crisis in Mali and to international terrorism in general, caution is advisable. The risk level has increased in the northeast region of Senegal (Matam region), bordering Mauritania. As regards Casamance region (between the southern Gambian border and the northern border of Guinea Bissau), the situation linked to violence has worsened since the beginning of 2018. This fact, along with the presence of mines and banditry, threatens safety and security in the area. MdM does not work in this region of the country.

Health risks: it is advisable not to drink tap water but to drink bottled water instead. Likewise, taking ice cubes, salads and uncooked vegetables, unless being certain that they have been washed, should be avoided. It is preferable to eat cooked food.
It is also advisable to take preventive measures for mosquito bites (repellent, mosquito nets, long neutral-colored clothes), as malaria is endemic throughout Senegal, being more virulent during monsoon season (from July to October) and episodes of dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases have been registered.

Natural disasters: most risks are related to heavy rain and floods. Therefore, it is important to be well informed about the weather forecast and the preventive measures to be put in practice in order to reduce the potential effects in MdM infraestructures, where MdM staff works and lives. Trips should also be well planned in terms of safety and security, especially in monsoon season.

Safety and criminality: general recommendations in the country
• Be cautious and vigilant while on a trip
• Travel during the day and preferably in a convoy of vehicles
• Avoid gathering and crowded places (especially worship and sports venues, such as Senegalese wrestling)

It is recommended to be extremely cautious in the big crowds and to avoid isolated areas. Similarly, it is important to be on alert of scams and swindles by people pretending to forge friendship with you, sell you products or work as a guide for you.

You are advised not to wear sumptuous clothes or jewellery and to be cautious with your personal documents (identity card, passport, credit cards, flight tickets as well as cash). Street robberies such as grabbing, which implies force being used to pull the bag from you, have recently been reported in the city centre. Therefore, it is recommended to walk away from the road.

In Dakar it is recommended not to go for a walk or do sports in the areas of Corniche Ouest and never at night. Strolling around Mamelles Hills area should be avoided, since an increase in motor vehicle thefts has been reported.

Due to the bad conditions of some roads and some means of transport, both public or private, road accidents are pretty frequent. Therefore, it is important to be extremely cautious while travelling on road.

Security measures: MdM has its own methodology of risks analysis and security norms which is regularly updated. The security context is constantly monitored and MdM adjusts its interventions according to the context. The volunteer will attend a pre-deployment briefing on the security context both in the headquarters and in the country, as well as in Dakar before starting his/her mission. All the trips the volunteer may have to do will be well planned. Besides, the volunteer along with MdM staff in Senegal is provided with an updated contact list and a means of being reachable.

Security is essential for project implementation. The main tools for security management in the field are the following ones:

1. Logistics and security procedure guidelines and risk analysis matrix. Main hazards are related to health and traffic accidents. However, so far these have not jeopardized the project implementation. Mitigation measures include safe driving measures, putting in practice health best practice in direct care activities and maintaining hygiene practices.

2. Security norms which are mandatory for all MdM staff, including volunteers.

3. Pre-deployment briefings on security for expatriate staff members. Every deployed staff member has his/her own insurance policy, following the volunteering act and humanitarian aid worker act.

Supporting mechanisms are available in the headquarters in Madrid: a 24h emergency telephone number, a security advisor, a gender advisor, a protocol for psychosocial intervention with a volunteer group of rapid psychosocial intervention.

Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
Médicos del Mundo - Senegal
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
Médicos del Mundo ES
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-13.999996732,"longitude":13.999995972,"country":"SN"}
Task: 
The EU Aid Volunteer will perform the following tasks:

The assignment of the volunteer consists of strengthening and implementing, in collaboration with MdM team in the field and headquarters, the MdM Communication Strategy for projects implemented by MdM in Dakar region and MdM office in Senegal.

• In the implemented projects, communication plays an important role through activities of Information, Awareness Raising and Communication with communities and populations in the areas of intervention. The volunteer will contribute his/her expertise and competences to support the technical team in the field in planning, designing and disseminating communication tools and materials as outcomes of the projects.

• At the same time, the volunteer will work in collaboration with the local team and MdM Country Coordinator in Dakar to implement communication activities targeted to our technical and financial local partners, communities, and project beneficiaries, institutions and public administration in Senegal. With that aim, the following tasks will be assigned to the volunteer:

 Update and engage in an active use of communication tools in the field (Blog, Facebook), in coordination with the Communication Department in headquarters in Madrid.
 Contribute to building the capacity of the team in the field on communication skills, especially management and promotion of the communication tools available in the field.
 Design of communication material: brochures, newsletters, regular activity reports, etc

Senior EU Aid Volunteer, Senegal (Dakar): Gender and Sexual Diversity Advisor

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

Médicos del Mundo has been working in Senegal since 2003 in primary health care, sexual and reproductive health, universal access to health and the defense of fundamental rights (especially the Right to Health) of most vulnerable groups. In the Dakar region, several actions with a Human Rights-based Approach and Gender Mainstreaming are being implemented in the following sectors: - Improvement of maternal and child health among most vulnerable groups in the Pikine health district - Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in the Dakar region, Senegal - Defense and promotion of LGTBI's Human Rights and support to reduce their vulnerability - Promotion of the Right to Health among the most vulnerable, marginalized and excluded groups in the Dakar region, Senegal Networking is a priority for us, both at strategic and operational level. Likewise, projects are developed in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and its decentralized services, key public institutions such as the National Committee against AIDS or the National Division of Reproductive Health and civil society organizations: National Network of Key Populations, National Alliance for Community Health and Association of Female Jurists, among others. This project is not aimed to replace the health public system but to reinforce it in its duties, obligations and responsibilities. Therefore, the goal of our project is to strengthen local capacities, both at institutional and community level.

Required competences: 

1. Professional profile: - Expertise in Social Sciences or Health Studies - Wide knowledge of gender issues and sexual diversity - Knowledge of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights - Highly desirable: knowledge of the Right to Health with gender approach - Experience in International Cooperation projects - Experience in designing participatory tools and techniques - Commitment to the intervention lines, values and mission of Medicos del Mundo. - Knowledge of the context (Dakar, Senegal, Sahel) will be an advantage 2. Competence profile: - Teaching and communication skills - Ability of text analysis and drafting - Ability to be organized, adaptability and team work - Dynamic, proactive and flexible - Conscientious and autonomous worker - Proficiency in spoken and written French (minimum C1, C2 will be an advantage) - Fluent in 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.

_

Minimum Requirements: 

_

Learning Opportunities: 

Through this exclusive experience, we are offering the volunteer the opportunity to learn at different levels. At the professional level, the volunteer will work in close collaboration with an experienced team, what will allow him/her to develop skills of project management, teamwork and interpersonal communication, as well as adding to his/her expertise a cultural/anthropological approach.

Professional growth in managerial skills, capacity building, workshops, monitoring and evaluation tasks, and diverse material production.

MdM team in Senegal is a team with great team spirit and cohesion. At the personal level, the Volunteer, being able to work in close collaboration with the national team, will have the chance to forge enriching professional relationships by constantly sharing knowledge, approaches and different perspectives.

Working and Living Conditions: 

Living conditions in Dakar are comfortable. All basic and leisure services are easily accesible. The volunteer will be hosted in MdM office and will receive a monthly subsistence allowance (see below).

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

Travel:
• A single roundtrip flight from and 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.

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 488,92 Euros per month (whilst in Senegal), 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.
MdM will also cover the training and living expenses during the briefing/induction period of the EU Aid Volunteer in Madrid (approximately 1 month).

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
April/May 2018
Deployment: 
01/07/2018 - 31/12/2018
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 or French)
• CV in Europass format (in Spanish or French)
• Completed EU Aid Volunteer self-assessment questionnaire (in Spanish or French)
• Motivation Letter (in Spanish or 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: 

Medicos del Mundo has been working in Senegal since 2003. Considering this large background in the country, MdM has at its disposal the necessary resources at the logistical level to implement its interventions, as follows:

1. Logistical and material resources: MdM has an office-house in Mermoz, a neighbourhood in the city centre of Dakar in Senegal. The workplace is fully equipped with the necessary material and devices (computers, printers, internet, private offices). It has a kitchen, a bedroom and whatever the volunteer may need to be hosted. Besides, there are 3 vehicles available for interventions in the region. The project has allocated a budgetary item for investments in physical and procedural measures in order to enhance preventive measures.

2. Human resources: MdM technical team is permanently based in Dakar (1 expatriate staff member, the country coordinator, and 17 local staff members) to develop, coordinate and monitor its interventions in the region. Besides, the field team works in close collaboration with a specialized team in the headquarters in Madrid, supporting design, monitoring and evaluation of interventions, among other coordination tasks.

3. Technical and financial local partners in the field: networking is the keystone of MdM intervention strategy in Senegal. Projects are implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Action and its decentralized services (Medical Region of Dakar, health districts, National Centre against AIDS), as well as organizations of civil society (National Alliance for Community Health, Association of Female Jurists, National Network of Key Populations, among others.) At the same time, the organization is in permanent contact with donor representatives and international agencies in Dakar: ECHO, AECID, OCHA, etc.

Security context:

Senegal is a fairly safe country, although not free of risk. Therefore, it is important to be cautious. Avoid crowded places, especially where foreigners tend to gather, such as some hotels in Dakar frequently visited by foreigners. You are advised to carry with you at all times your passport and a photocopy in case you are requested by Senegalese authorities to identify yourself.

It is important to be aware that same-sex sexual relationships are punishable by imprisonment and/or by a fine.

Taking into account security threats in other countries of the region, related to the crisis in Mali and to international terrorism in general, caution is advisable. The risk level has increased in the northeast region of Senegal (Matam region), bordering Mauritania. As regards Casamance region (between the southern Gambian border and the northern border of Guinea Bissau), the situation linked to violence has worsened since the beginning of 2018. This fact, along with the presence of mines and banditry, threatens safety and security in the area. MdM does not work in this region of the country.

Health risks: it is advisable not to drink tap water but to drink bottled water instead. Likewise, taking ice cubes, salads and uncooked vegetables, unless being certain that they have been washed, should be avoided. It is preferable to eat cooked food.
It is also advisable to take preventive measures for mosquito bites (repellent, mosquito nets, long neutral-colored clothes), as malaria is endemic throughout Senegal, being more virulent during monsoon season (from July to October) and episodes of dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases have been registered.

Natural disasters: most risks are related to heavy rain and floods. Therefore, it is important to be well informed about the weather forecast and the preventive measures to be put in practice in order to reduce the potential effects in MdM infraestructures, where MdM staff works and lives. Trips should also be well planned in terms of safety and security, especially in monsoon season.

Safety and criminality: general recommendations in the country
• Be cautious and vigilant while on a trip
• Travel during the day and preferably in a convoy of vehicles
• Avoid gathering and crowded places (especially worship and sports venues, such as Senegalese wrestling)

It is recommended to be extremely cautious in the big crowds and to avoid isolated areas. Similarly, it is important to be on alert of scams and swindles by people pretending to forge friendship with you, sell you products or work as a guide for you.

You are advised not to wear sumptuous clothes or jewellery and to be cautious with your personal documents (identity card, passport, credit cards, flight tickets as well as cash). Street robberies such as grabbing, which implies force being used to pull the bag from you, have recently been reported in the city centre. Therefore, it is recommended to walk away from the road.

In Dakar it is recommended not to go for a walk or do sports in the areas of Corniche Ouest and never at night. Strolling around Mamelles Hills area should be avoided, since an increase in motor vehicle thefts has been reported.

Due to the bad conditions of some roads and some means of transport, both public or private, road accidents are pretty frequent. Therefore, it is important to be extremely cautious while travelling on road.

Security measures: MdM has its own methodology of risks analysis and security norms which is regularly updated. The security context is constantly monitored and MdM adjusts its interventions according to the context. The volunteer will attend a pre-deployment briefing on the security context both in the headquarters and in the country, as well as in Dakar before starting his/her mission. All the trips the volunteer may have to do will be well planned. Besides, the volunteer along with MdM staff in Senegal is provided with an updated contact list and a means of being reachable.

Security is essential for project implementation. The main tools for security management in the field are the following ones:

1. Logistics and security procedure guidelines and risk analysis matrix. Main hazards are related to health and traffic accidents. However, so far these have not jeopardized the project implementation. Mitigation measures include safe driving measures, putting in practice health best practice in direct care activities and maintaining hygiene practices.

2. Security norms which are mandatory for all MdM staff, including volunteers.

3. Pre-deployment briefings on security for expatriate staff members. Every deployed staff member has his/her own insurance policy, following the volunteering act and humanitarian aid worker act.

Supporting mechanisms are available in the headquarters in Madrid: a 24h emergency telephone number, a security advisor, a gender advisor, a protocol for psychosocial intervention with a volunteer group of rapid psychosocial intervention.

Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
Médicos del Mundo - Senegal
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
Médicos del Mundo ES
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-13.999996732,"longitude":13.999995972,"country":"SN"}
Task: 
The EU Aid Volunteer will have the following tasks:

The volunteer will be in charge of fostering a meaningful and effective integration of the gender approach and sexual diversity in the interventions of MdM in Dakar region. To pursue this goal, the volunteer's assignment has the following two objectives:

- Capacity building on gender equality for the field team:

 Identification of knowledge and skills already existing within the team
 Training plan with group activities (workshops at midday) and individual ones (feedback training, working sessions, etc)
 Drafting of a simple handbook for local staff in order to help them integrate the gender equality approach in projects (design and evaluation) and activities (implementation), with specific guidelines to be followed, taking into account the existing resources. This handbook should be adapted to the context and sectors of intervention of MdM in Senegal.

- Guarantee gender mainstreaming in the ongoing projects and the ones to be identified:

 Analysis of gender equality in the ongoing interventions
 Specific and realistic proposals to guarantee gender mainstreaming in the ongoing projects or the ones to be identified
 Capitalization and documentation of the process (report and annex)

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

Deployment dates: 
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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: 
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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.

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