EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

Resilience

Junior EU Aid Volunteer, Disaster risk management, Nepal (9 months)

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

Nepal is vulnerable to various natural calamities such as earthquakes, floods, landslides, soil erosion, fires, drought etc.  The country lacks an appropriate strategy to protect from emergency risk and disaster.

After the devastating earthquake of 2015, the situation in Nepal is critical. Many parts of the communities are destroyed and many people have been lost their houses and properties in this earthquake. This massive earthquake not only left people to face economic vulnerability but also homelessness due to which they resort to living in small temporary shelters where it can be very cold.

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) as a humanitarian organization, is working in different communities to empower people in need or exposed to economic vulnerability improving their capacity and standard of life. It works mainly in Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Okhaldhunga and some other districts of Nepal. To achieve its goal, VIN’s local staff works together with international and local volunteers.

VIN is closely implementing its reconstruction projects in its working communities. This project aims to help and support local families in need to reconstruct their earthquake resistance homes by providing support with materials and activities. Developing sessions on risk preparedness and educate people in the community and local school children are also goals of this project.

Required competences: 

Some Technical competencies, skills on construction are preferred, fundraising ideas for reconstruction of earthquake resistance homes would be appreciated, disaster preparedness education especially in relation to earthquakes.

Project: 
Sustainable Development through Humanitarian Aid Volunteers
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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

The selection will be done following equal treatment and non discrimination criterias.

Minimum Requirements: 

It is required to work in basic living condition with local people in the village.
Flexible and adoptable in local context.
Physically fit to work for the construction site.
Fluent written and spoken English.
Having knowledge on disaster preparedness especially in relation to earthquakes to provide education to children.
Interested to work with locals and group.
Having positive attitude.

Learning Opportunities: 

Within this project the volunteer will be able to learn new skills and knowledge such as:
- Construction skills
- Organizing and delivering the session of disaster preparedness and safety
- Nepali life, culture and language

Working and Living Conditions: 

EU Aid Volunteers will be working 6 hours per day (30 hrs. Per week). VIN works in rural areas of Nepal, i.e. Taluwa, Thulachhap and Bhadaura of Okhaldhunga District (250 km by bus from Ktm), Okharpauwa of Nuwakot (25 km from KTM) and Kavresthali and Jeetpurphedi of Tarakeshwor Municipality of Kathmandu District (11 km from KTM). Development, education services and other facilities can be basic.

Host families might not have internet access. Volunteers will have access to the office of the local hosting organization with a connection to internet, and a desk. If possible, the volunteer should come with his/her laptop.

EU Aid Volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN. The living facilities are simple and basic. Simple bed is provided to the volunteer in a room which can be locked. Male and female EU Aid Volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms.
In the Morning, breakfast will be provided in Nepali standard i.e. dhalbhat (rice, lentil soup, vegetables, pickle, eggs etc.). Nepali people don’t eat a lot of meat. Meat will be served once in a week. The host family will then send the volunteers a packed lunch to eat during their lunchtime at their workplace. There will be a drinking water in the family room but not at the work place, so they are requested to bring a re-fillable water bottle. They will be provided Nepali standard dinner. The toilets are not Western – they are the simple squat-style.
Pre-departure trainings, international transportation, visa, medical checks, insurance, accommodation and a per diem (for meals, local transports…) are covered by the program.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Between mid-June and beginning of August
Apprenticeship Placement: 
n/a
Deployment: 
September 2018 - June 2019
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
September 2018
Post-deployment activities: 
June-October 2019
Vacancy picture: 
Disaster risks management, VIN
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

The candidate has to sent the following documents to info@adice.asso.fr
- his/her application form SuD HAV
- his/her self assessment questionnaire
- his/her CV europass

Interview Process: 

Between the 21/05 and the 06/06/2018: the pre-selected candidates will have a Skype interview with ADICE and VIN.

Between the 06/06 and the 15/06/2018: the candidates interviewed will know if they are preselected to participate to the pre-departure training.

Between mid-June and beginning of August 2018: The pre-selected candidates will participate to an online and face-to-face pre-departure trainings.

The final selection will be done after the EC training on August 2018.

During the first week of September 2018 : the selected candidate will participate to a complementary training with ADICE.

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

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

Each EU Aid Volunteer is received from the airport by VIN’s staff and brought to its hostel. At the beginning VIN provides a full training on arrival that lasts minimum of a week. It can be also longer if needed. The EU Aid Volunteer is fully prepared for the living and working condition in the training. Most of the people speak Nepali in the working community, so the volunteers need some survival Nepali language to work with, VIN prepares them with Nepali Language classes from the professional language teachers so that they don’t feel language difficulties. They are prepared culturally to fit in the local context. VIN covers health and safety briefing, cultural class, description of the organization and local working context, working community visits and one to one information/orientation with mentor and program officer of the particular project on its first on arrival training.

EU Aid Volunteers are given the emergency contacts, contact information of staff, hospitals and other necessary information on the first week of their arrival. They are also taken to the tour/visit of the working community on the first week and questions raised by the volunteers are answered. VIN is available 24 hours for their emergency.
The detail info sheet is sent to the volunteers at least one month before.
VIN has developed and updated a Security Management plan and Health and Safety policy that explain the security rules and assessment regarding the local context. These documents are shared with the volunteers at their arrival.

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Volunteers Initiative Nepal - VIN
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
ADICE - Association pour le Développement des Initiatives Citoyennes et Européennes
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":83.999997457001,"longitude":27.999999641,"country":"NP"}
Task: 
Disaster risk management

- Conduct research on risk and disaster in the community.
- Support on reconstruction and renovation of the houses for poor and needy people.
- Work with other volunteer for crowd funding to support the earthquake victims.

Disaster preparedness

- Educate on safe earthquake resistance houses/schools.
- Raise awareness and provide training on disaster preparedness to the community people and school children

Senior EU Aid Volunteer, Disaster risk management, Nepal (9 months)

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

Nepal is vulnerable to various natural calamities such as earthquakes, floods, landslides, soil erosion, fires, drought etc.  The country lacks an appropriate strategy to protect from emergency risk and disaster.

After the devastating earthquake of 2015, the situation in Nepal is critical. Many parts of the communities are destroyed and many people have been lost their houses and properties in this earthquake. This massive earthquake not only left people to face economic vulnerability but also homelessness due to which they resort to living in small temporary shelters where it can be very cold.

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) as a humanitarian organization, is working in different communities to empower people in need or exposed to economic vulnerability improving their capacity and standard of life. It works mainly in Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Okhaldhunga and some other districts of Nepal. To achieve its goal, VIN’s local staff works together with international and local volunteers.

VIN is closely implementing its reconstruction projects in its working communities. This project aims to help and support local families in need to reconstruct their earthquake resistance homes by providing support with materials and activities. Developing sessions on risk preparedness and educate people in the community and local school children are also goals of this project.

Required competences: 

Technical competencies, skills on construction, fundraising ideas for reconstruction of earthquake resistance homes, disaster preparedness education especially earthquake.

Project: 
Sustainable Development through Humanitarian Aid Volunteers
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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

The selection will be done following equal treatment and non discrimination criterias.

Minimum Requirements: 

The volunteer must communicate in English. It is required to work in basic living condition with local people in the village. Flexible and adoptable in local context.
Physically fit to work in the construction site. Fluent written and spoken English, knowledge on disaster preparedness especially in relation to earthquakes to provide education to children, interest in working with locals and group and a positive attitude.

Learning Opportunities: 

Within this project the volunteer will be able to learn new skills and knowledge such as:
- Construction skills
- Organizing and delivering the session of disaster preparedness and safety
- Nepali life, culture and language

Working and Living Conditions: 

EU Aid Volunteers will be working 6 hours per day (30 hrs. Per week). VIN works in rural areas of Nepal, i.e. Taluwa, Thulachhap and Bhadaura of Okhaldhunga District (250 km by bus from Ktm), Okharpauwa of Nuwakot (25 km from KTM) and Kavresthali and Jeetpurphedi of Tarakeshwor Municipality of Kathmandu District (11 km from KTM). Development, education services and other facilities can be basic.

Host families might not have internet access. Volunteers will have access to the office of the local hosting organization with a connection to internet, and a desk. If possible, the volunteer should come with his/her laptop.

EU Aid Volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN. The living facilities are simple and basic. A simple bed is provided to the volunteer in a room which can be locked. Male and female EU Aid Volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms.
In the Morning, breakfast will be provided in Nepali standard i.e. dhalbhat (rice, lentil soup, vegetables, pickle, eggs etc.). Nepali people don’t eat a lot of meat. Meat will be served once in a week. The host family will then send the volunteers a packed lunch to eat during their lunchtime at their workplace. There will be a drinking water in the family room but not at the work place, so they are requested to bring a refillable water bottle. They will be provided Nepali standard dinner. The toilets are not Western – they are the simple squat-style.
Pre-departure trainings, international transportation, visa, medical checks, insurance, accommodation and a per diem (for meals, local transports…) are covered by the program.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Between mid-June and beginning of August
Apprenticeship Placement: 
n/a
Deployment: 
September 2018 - June 2019
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
September 2018
Post-deployment activities: 
June-October 2019
Vacancy picture: 
Disaster risks management, VIN
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

The candidate has to sent the following documents to info@adice.asso.fr
- his/her application form SuD HAV
- his/her self assessment questionnaire
- his/her CV europass

Interview Process: 

Between the 21/05 and the 06/06/2018: the pre-selected candidates will have a Skype interview with ADICE and VIN.

Between the 06/06 and the 15/06/2018: the candidates interviewed will know if they are preselected to participate to the pre-departure training.

Between mid-June and beginning of August 2018: The pre-selected candidates will participate to an online and face-to-face pre-departure trainings.

The final selection will be done after the EC training on August 2018.

During the first week of September 2018 : the selected candidate will participate to a complementary training with ADICE.

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

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

Each EU Aid Volunteer is received from the airport by VIN’s staff and brought to its hostel. At the beginning VIN provides a full training on arrival that lasts minimum of a week. It can be also longer if needed. The EU Aid Volunteer is fully prepared for the living and working condition in the training. Most of the people speak Nepali in the working community, so the volunteers need some survival Nepali language to work with, VIN prepares them with Nepali Language classes from the professional language teachers so that they don’t feel language difficulties. They are prepared culturally to fit in the local context. VIN covers health and safety briefing, cultural class, description of the organization and local working context, working community visits and one to one information/orientation with mentor and program officer of the particular project on its first on arrival training.

EU Aid Volunteers are given the emergency contacts, contact information of staff, hospitals and other necessary information on the first week of their arrival. They are also taken to the tour/visit of the working community on the first week and the questions raised by the volunteers are answered. VIN is available 24 hours for their emergency.
The detail info sheet is sent to the volunteers at least one month before.
VIN has developed and updated a Security Management plan and Health and Safety policy that explain the security rules and assessment regarding the local context. These documents are shared with the volunteers at their arrival.

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Volunteers Initiative Nepal - VIN
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
ADICE - Association pour le Développement des Initiatives Citoyennes et Européennes
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":83.999997457001,"longitude":27.999999641,"country":"NP"}
Task: 
Disaster risk management

- Conduct research on risk and disaster in the community.
- Support on reconstruction and renovation of the houses for poor and needy people.
- Work with other volunteer for crowd funding to support the earthquake victims.

Disaster preparedness

- Educate on safe earthquake resistance houses/schools.
- Raise awareness and provide training on disaster preparedness to people in the community and school children.

Senior EU Aid Volunteer, Organisational development and capacity building, Nepal (9 months)

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) as a humanitarian organization, is working in different communities to empower people in need or exposed to economic vulnerability improving their capacity and standard of life. It works mainly in Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Okhaldhunga and some other districts of Nepal. To achieve its goal, VIN’s local staff works together with international and local volunteers. Professional development of the local staff and volunteers is one of the goals of this project.

The volunteer will work in the same team with local staff. S/he will do the research and develop the strategies for the organization for its growth together with skills and knowledge of the staff which applies for long term.

The project facilitates some training for proposal writing and fundraising for staff and VIN’s partners. Finding possible donors, writing some grants proposals, secure some funds, developing long-term partnerships are also the major goals of this project.

The project encourages volunteers to work together with local staff as a team and with other volunteers as co-workers.

Required competences: 

The volunteer should have the Management competencies such as project implementation, fundraising, evaluation and monitoring, partnership relations etc. , relational competencies such as diplomacy, intercultural issues, team working and personal competencies including autonomy, adaptability, flexibilities etc.

Project: 
Sustainable Development through Humanitarian Aid Volunteers
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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

The selection will be done following equal treatment and non discrimination criterias.

Minimum Requirements: 

The EU Aid Volunteer must have fluent written and spoken English. It is required to work in basic living conditions with local people in Kathmandu and the villages.

Learning Opportunities: 

Within this project the EU Aid Volunteer will be able to learn new skills and knowledge such as:
- Training engineering
- Organisational development
- Fundraising
- Nepali life, culture and language

Working and Living Conditions: 

EU Aid Volunteers will be working 6 hours per day. (30 hrs. Per week). VIN works in rural areas of Nepal, i.e. Taluwa, Thulachhap and Bhadaura of Okhaldhunga District (250 km by bus from Ktm), Okharpauwa of Nuwakot (25 km from KTM) and Kavresthali and Jeetpurphedi of Tarakeshwor Municipality of Kathmandu District (11 km from KTM). Development, education services and other facilities can be basic.

Host families might not have internet access. Volunteers will have access to the office of the local hosting organization with a connection to internet, and a desk. If possible, the volunteer should come with his/her laptop.

EU Aid Volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN. The living facilities are simple and basic. Simple bed is provided to the volunteer in a room which can be locked. Male and female EU Aid Volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms.
In the Morning, breakfast will be provided in Nepali standard i.e. dhalbhat (rice, lentil soup, vegetables, pickle, eggs etc.). Nepali people don’t eat a lot of meat. Meat will be served once in a week. The host family will then send the volunteers a packed lunch to eat during their lunchtime at their workplace. There will be a drinking water in the family room but not at the work place, so they are requested to bring a re-fillable water bottle. They will be provided Nepali standard dinner. The toilets are not Western – they are the simple squat-style.
Pre-departure trainings, international transportation, visa, medical checks, insurance, accommodation and a per diem (for meals, local transports…) are covered by the program.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Between mid-June and beginning of August
Apprenticeship Placement: 
n/a
Deployment: 
September 2018 - June 2019
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
September 2018
Post-deployment activities: 
June-October 2019
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
2
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

The candidate has to sent the following documents to info@adice.asso.fr
- his/her application form SuD HAV
- his/her self assessment questionnaire
- his/her CV europass

Interview Process: 

Between the 21/05 and the 06/06/2018: the pre-selected candidates will have a Skype interview with ADICE and VIN.

Between the 06/06 and the 31/06/2018: the candidates interviewed will know if they are selected to participate to the pre-departure training.

Between mid-June and beginning of August 2018: The pre-selected candidates will participate to an online and face-to-face pre-departure trainings.

The final selection will be done after the EC training on August 2018.

During the first week of September 2018 : the selected candidate will participate to a complementary training with ADICE.

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

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

Each EU Aid Volunteer is received from the airport by VIN’s staff and brought to its hostel. At the beginning VIN provides a full training on arrival that lasts minimum of a week. It can be also longer if needed. The EU Aid Volunteer is fully prepared for the living and working condition in the training. Most of the people speak Nepali in the working community, so the volunteers need some survival Nepali language to work with, VIN prepares them with Nepali Language classes from the professional language teachers so that they don’t feel language difficulties. They are prepared culturally to fit in the local context. VIN covers health and safety briefing, cultural class, description of the organization and local working context, working community visits and one to one information/orientation with mentor and program officer of the particular project on its first on arrival training.

EU Aid Volunteers are given the emergency contacts, contact information of staff, hospitals and other necessary information on the first week of their arrival. They are also taken to the tour/visit of the working community on the first week and answer the questions raised by the volunteers. VIN is available 24 hours for their emergency.
VIN has developed and updated a Security Management plan and Health and Safety policy that explain the security rules and assessment regarding the local context. These documents are shared with the volunteers at their arrival.

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Volunteers Initiative Nepal - VIN
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
ADICE - Association pour le Développement des Initiatives Citoyennes et Européennes
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":83.999997457001,"longitude":27.999999641,"country":"NP"}
Task: 
Trainings

- Development and facilitation of trainings for the local organization team about the construction and development of humanitarian, rehabilitation and development aid projects (projects proposal writing, research of donors and partners, strategic development of the organization, budget building and monitoring…).
- Support in the organizational development of the local structure (building of organization strategy, support in development of new management and monitoring activities…)

Project management

- Support of the local organization team in the construction and development of new humanitarian, rehabilitation and linking relief projects (research of potential supporting programs and donors, concrete support in the project proposal writing, in the development of local, national and international network with partners and institutions…).

Senior EU Aid Volunteer, Gender issues, Nepal (9 months)

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

VIN has been working in different communities of Nepal to empower women. The goal of VIN’s women’s empowerment program is to empower women socially and economically through education, life skills and income generation initiatives.

Women’s rights can be subordinated to those of men.  Married early, with little or no education, no land rights or independent income, women can be a voiceless section of society, dependent on men for their welfare and bearing the continued weight of cultural and social discrimination and violence against them. The threat of violence towards women can be another issue as women can face domestic violence, often unreported, or violence through organized trafficking of young girls sold for sex across Asia. If a woman does not feel safe within a society then she cannot be empowered within it.

This project seeks to improve the quality of life of women living in the underprivileged, rural communities by providing them with economic tools, a basic education, improved health and a life without violence.

VIN invites EU Aid volunteers to work with our staff and local volunteers to support the women of the community.

Required competences: 

The EU Aid Volunteer should have the Management competencies such as project implementation and fundraising.

Relational competencies such as awareness of gender issues, diplomacy, intercultural issues, team working and personal competencies including autonomy, adaptability, flexibilities etc. Priority for a candidate with knowledge on women issues in developing countries. Educated or trained on soft skills and women rights. Ability to provide income generation ideas in local level.

 

Project: 
Sustainable Development through Humanitarian Aid Volunteers
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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

The selection will be done following equal treatment and non discrimination criterias.

Minimum Requirements: 

The EU Aid Volunteer must have fluent written and spoken English. It is required to work in basic living condition with local people in the village. Work in gender issues but should not be biased to any gender. The volunteer must be interested to work with local women, staff and community, have positive attitude and respect both men and women equally.

Learning Opportunities: 

The EU Aid Volunteer will acquire new specific knowledge and skills about project management, organizational development, fundraising, training, gender issues etc. The volunteer will acquire more knowledge and skills in NGO work.
The volunteer will also have the opportunity to learn about local organization, Nepali life and culture, they will develop their intercultural learning and understanding.

Working and Living Conditions: 

EU Aid Volunteers will be working 6 hours per day (30 hrs ^per week). VIN works in rural areas of Nepal, i.e. Taluwa, Thulachhap and Bhadaura of Okhaldhunga District (250 km by bus from Ktm), Okharpauwa of Nuwakot (25 km from KTM) and Kavresthali and Jeetpurphedi of Tarakeshwor Municipality of Kathmandu District (11 km from KTM). Development, education services and other facilities can be basic.

Host families might not have internet access. Volunteers will have access to the office of the local hosting organization with a connection to internet, and a desk. If possible, the volunteer should come with his/her laptop.

The volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN. The living facilities are simple and basic. Simple bed is provided to the volunteer in a room which can be locked. Male and female EU Aid Volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms. In the morning, breakfast will be provided in Nepali standard i.e. dhalbhat (rice, lentil soup, vegetables, pickle, eggs etc.). Nepali people don’t eat a lot of meat. Meat will be served once a week. The host family will then send the volunteers a packed lunch to eat during their lunchtime at their workplace. There will be a drinking water in the family room but not at the work place, so they are requested to bring a refillable water bottle. They will be provided Nepali standard dinner. The toilets are not Western – they are the simple squat-style.

Pre-departure trainings, international transportation, visa, medical checks, insurance, accommodation and a per diem (for meals, local transports…) are covered by the program.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Between mid-June and beginning of August
Apprenticeship Placement: 
n/a
Deployment: 
September 2018 - June 2019
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
September 2018
Post-deployment activities: 
June-October 2019
Vacancy picture: 
Gender Issues, VIN
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

The candidate has to sent the following documents to info@adice.asso.fr
- his/her application form SuD HAV
- his/her self assessment questionnaire
- his/her CV europass

Interview Process: 

Between the 21/05 and the 06/06/2018: the pre-selected candidates will have a Skype interview with ADICE and VIN.

Between the 06/06 and the 31/06/2018: the candidates interviewed will know if they are preselected to participate to the pre-departure training.

Between mid-June and beginning of August 2018: The pre-selected candidates will participate to an online and face-to-face pre-departure trainings.

The final selection will be done after the EC training on August 2018.

During the first week of September 2018 : the selected candidate will participate to a complementary training with ADICE.

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

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

Each EU Aid Volunteer is received from the airport by VIN’s staff and brought to its hostel. At the beginning VIN provides a full training on arrival that lasts minimum of a week. It can be also longer if needed. The volunteer is fully prepared for the living and working condition in the training. Most of the people speak Nepali in the working community, so the volunteers need some survival Nepali language to work with, VIN prepares them with Nepali Language classes from the professional language teachers so that they don’t feel language difficulties. They are prepared culturally to fit in the local context. VIN covers health and safety briefing, cultural class, description of the organization and local working context, working community visits and one to one information/orientation with mentor and program officer of the particular project on its first on arrival training.

The volunteers are given the emergency contacts, contact information of staff, hospitals and other necessary information on the first week of their arrival. They are also taken to the tour/visit of the working community on the first week and answer the questions raised by the volunteers. VIN is available 24 hours for their emergency.
VIN has developed and updated a Security Management plan and Health and Safety policy that explain the security rules and assessment regarding the local context. These documents are shared with the volunteers at their arrival.

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Volunteers Initiative Nepal - VIN
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
ADICE - Association pour le Développement des Initiatives Citoyennes et Européennes
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":83.999997457001,"longitude":27.999999641,"country":"NP"}
Task: 
Women empowerment

- Support local women in their farm and business.
- Work and train local staff and women group in keeping financial record, loans and other business.
- Develop and deliver computer and English classes to the women

Project management

- Develop the training course together with VIN staff and deliver it to the local women group.
- Support/help Cooperative staff in financial management and record.
- Organize and facilitate various life skills trainings to the women in the community.
- Help local staff develop projects and search for grants based on the need of local community.

Junior EU Aid Volunteer, Gender issues, Nepal (9 months)

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

VIN has been working in different communities of Nepal to empower women. The goal of VIN’s women’s empowerment program is to empower women socially and economically through education, life skills and income generation initiatives.

Women’s rights can be subordinated to those of men.  Married early, with little or no education, no land rights or independent income, women can be a voiceless section of society, dependent on men for their welfare and bearing the continued weight of cultural and social discrimination and violence against them. The threat of violence towards women can be another issue as women can face domestic violence, often unreported, or violence through organized trafficking of young girls sold for sex across Asia. If a woman does not feel safe within a society then she cannot be empowered within it.

This project seeks to improve the quality of life of women living in the underprivileged, rural communities by providing them with economic tools, a basic education, improved health and a life without violence.

VIN invites EU Aid volunteers to work with our staff and local volunteers to support the women of the community.

Required competences: 

The volunteer should have the Management competencies such as project implementation fundraising. Relational competencies such as gender issues, diplomacy, intercultural issues, team working and personal competencies including autonomy, adaptability, flexibilities etc.

Project: 
Sustainable Development through Humanitarian Aid Volunteers
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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

The selection will be done following equal treatment and non discrimination criterias.

Minimum Requirements: 

The EU Aid Volunteer must have fluent written and spoken English. It is required to work in basic living conditions with local people in the village. Work in gender issues but should not be biased to any gender. The volunteer must be interested to work with local women, staffs and community,have positive attitude and respect both men and women equally.

Learning Opportunities: 

The EU Aid Volunteer will acquire new specific knowledge and skill about project management, organizational development, fund raising, training, gender issues etc.
The volunteer will also have the opportunity to learn about local organization, Nepali life and culture.

Working and Living Conditions: 

EU Aid Volunteers will be working 6 hours per day (30 hrs ^per week). VIN works in rural areas of Nepal, i.e. Taluwa, Thulachhap and Bhadaura of Okhaldhunga District (250 km by bus from Ktm), Okharpauwa of Nuwakot (25 km from KTM) and Kavresthali and Jeetpurphedi of Tarakeshwor Municipality of Kathmandu District (11 km from KTM). Development, education services and other facilities can be basic.

Host families might not have internet access. Volunteers will have access to the office of the local hosting organization with a connection to internet, and a desk. If possible, the volunteer should come with his/her laptop.

The volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN. The living facilities are simple and basic. Simple bed is provided to the volunteer in a room which can be locked. Male and female EU Aid Volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms. In the morning, breakfast will be provided in Nepali standard i.e. dhalbhat (rice, lentil soup, vegetables, pickle, eggs etc.). Nepali people don’t eat a lot of meat. Meat will be served once a week. The host family will then send the volunteers a packed lunch to eat during their lunchtime at their workplace. There will be a drinking water in the family room but not at the work place, so they are requested to bring a refillable water bottle. They will be provided Nepali standard dinner. The toilets are not Western – they are the simple squat-style.

Pre-departure trainings, international transportation, visa, medical checks, insurance, accommodation and a per diem (for meals, local transports…) are covered by the program.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Between mid-June and beginning of August
Apprenticeship Placement: 
n/a
Deployment: 
September 2018 - June 2019
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
September 2018
Post-deployment activities: 
June-October 2019
Vacancy picture: 
Gender Issues, VIN
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

The candidate has to send the following documents to info@adice.asso.fr
- his/her application form SuD HAV
- his/her self assessment questionnaire
- his/her CV europass

Interview Process: 

Between the 21/05 and the 06/06/2018: the pre-selected candidates will have a Skype interview with ADICE and VIN.

Between the 06/06 and the 31/06/2018: the candidates interviewed will know if they are selected to participate to the pre-departure training.

Between mid-June and beginning of August 2018: The pre-selected candidates will participate to an online and face-to-face pre-departure trainings.

The final selection will be done after the EC training on August 2018

During the first week of September 2018 : the selected candidate will participate to a complementary training with ADICE.

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

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

Each EU Aid Volunteer is received from the airport by VIN’s staff and brought to its hostel. At the beginning VIN provides a full training on arrival that lasts minimum of a week. It can be also longer if needed. The volunteer is fully prepared for the living and working condition in the training. Most of the people speak Nepali in the working community, so the volunteers need some survival Nepali language to work with, VIN prepares them with Nepali Language classes from the professional language teachers so that they don’t feel language difficulties. They are prepared culturally to fit in the local context. VIN covers health and safety briefing, cultural class, description of the organization and local working context, working community visits and one to one information/orientation with mentor and program officer of the particular project on its first on arrival training.

The volunteers are given the emergency contacts, contact information of staff, hospitals and other necessary information on the first week of their arrival. They are also taken to the tour/visit of the working community on the first week and answer the questions raised by the volunteers. VIN is available 24 hours for their emergency.
VIN has developed and updated a Security Management plan and Health and Safety policy that explain the security rules and assessment regarding the local context. These documents are shared with the volunteers at their arrival.

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Volunteers Initiative Nepal - VIN
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
ADICE - Association pour le Développement des Initiatives Citoyennes et Européennes
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":83.999997457001,"longitude":27.999999641,"country":"NP"}
Task: 
Women empowerment

- Support local women in their farm and business.
- Work and train local staff and women group in keeping financial record, loans and other business.
- Develop and deliver computer and English classes to the women.

Project management

- Develop the training course together with VIN staff and deliver it to the local women group.
- Support/help Cooperative staff in financial management and record.
- Organize and facilitate various life skills trainings to the women in the community.
- Help local staff develop projects and search for grants based on the need of local community.

Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Community Based Development in Tunisia [VOL4HA_GVC_TUN_CBD_SR]

Documents: 
Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

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

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

  

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

 

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

Required competences: 

Studies:

·         University degree (BA) in Economic Development, Social Sciences, Political Science, International Relations or other relevant discipline;

·         Desirable humanitarian/development project cycle management knowledge

Languages:

·         Very good knowledge of French written and spoken

·         Knowledge of English and Arabic is an asset

Skills:

·         Good writing skills including writing clear and well-argued assessment as well as excellent reporting skills

·         Good knowledge of project monitoring and evaluation tools

·         Good interpersonal skills and stress management

·         Good knowledge of MS Office suite, especially Excel

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work in a multicultural team;

·         Adaptability

·         Flexibility, tolerance and stress resilience

·         Team working

·         Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions

·         Organizational skills.

Experience:

·         At least 2 experience in designing effective community development programs in developing countries and/or other rural settings

·         Proven experience and ability to work with local stakeholders in identifying and delivering community development

·         Solid skills and knowledge in social development including participatory development; rural livelihoods

·         Knowledge of and work in rural communities

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

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

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

Minimum Requirements: 

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

Learning Opportunities: 

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

Working and Living Conditions: 

Hosting Organization:
• The Hosting Organization for the present deployment is GVC Tunisia
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Tunis, Tunisia, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (277,38 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
• In addition, for each month of deployment 100 euro of post deployment resettlement allowance are foreseen
• Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered directly.
• The working calendar will be corresponding to the agenda and system established in the field.
• For each month of voluntary activity two days of rest are foreseen, in addition to public holidays. It is highly recommended not to use the rest days during the first and the last month of deployment.

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

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

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Training will take place in mid-June 2018. Training sessions will be in French or English.
Deployment: 
15/09/2018
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
The pre-deployment induction is foreseen at GVC HQ in Bologna before the departure, indicatively at the beginning of September 2018. Two days of specific in-country induction are foreseen in Tunisia at his/her arrival
Post-deployment activities: 
After the end of the deployment, the EU Aid Volunteer will have a final debriefing and will take part to the final activities of the project, that will be communicated during the pre-deployment induction.
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

To apply, the candidate shall fulfill the Application Form online, attach the CV, a Motivation Letter and the Self-Assessment Questionnaire.
• Submission of applications: from 10/04/2018 to 10/05/2018;
• Shortlisting and interviews of the candidates: from 06/05/2018 to 08/06/2018.

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

Interview Process: 

• All the interviews will be done online. The interviews have the aim to explore both the competences and the motivations of the candidates;
• The selected candidate/s for each vacancy will be notified by 08/06/2018. The date of the notification may vary according to the number of application received;
• The selected candidate/s will attend an online and in-presence training, which are part of the selection process;
• PLEASE NOTE THAT MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE PER POSITION WILL ATTEND THE TRAINING;
• THE FINAL DECISION ABOUT THE CANDIDATE TO BE DEPLOYED WILL BE TAKEN JUST BY SENDING AND HOSTING ORGANIZATION AFTER THE TRAINING

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

Tunisia’s Human Development Index value for 2016 is 0.721 positioning it at 96 out of 188 countries and territories.
Tunisia is located at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. This position lead to numerous waves of migrations and a big influence of neighboring countries, (namely Libya and Algeria). Despite the economic crisis, Tunisia was the only country of the Arab Spring that established a peaceful transition of power.
The main challenges of the country are:
• Reducing inequalities and improving access to basic social services: in connection with the economic crisis and unemployment, a growing number of vulnerable groups (especially younger people and women) is likely to fall into poverty with imitated access to basic social services;
• The response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Libyan conflict: the Libyan crisis poses additional challenges to stability and development in Tunisia. In 2011 there has been a massive arrivals of refugees in Tunisia from the Libyan border. The refugees flow decreased during the following years for a number of reasons (among the others the closure of the Libyan-Tunisian border). Tunisia still lack and is finalizing a national asylum law. In 2015 here was a significant drop in the number of refugees and asylum-seekers, from approximately 1,100 at the beginning of 2015 to 760 at year end, as most pending asylum applications were processed and Syrians moved onward to Europe. The situation in Libya remained a potential source of arrivals, both by land and sea. In 2015, some 940 individuals travelling in seven boats were rescued at sea; among them were 150 asylum-seekers.
• Preparedness and management of natural disasters capacity
The current situation on Libyan border and some events occurred in the recent years (avian flu or H1N1 outbreaks, locusts pilgrims flood 2003) revealed a new challenge for the country: strengthening disaster management capacity, including preparedness and recovery.

Security conditions
Since Ben Ali's departure an interim government has ruled and different protests have taken place. As in any transitions, insecurity and violence remain a latent problem in some urban centers and inside of the country, the pressing demands of economic and social improvement which also fueled the revolution have gained importance in the public debate and triggered an avalanche of claims in all sectors of society.
Finally, Tunisia faces a jihadist threat. The security situation remains unstable.
The volunteer will be hosted by GVC Tunisia, responsible of coordination and implementation of activities at national level. GVC Tunisia is active since 2011 both in humanitarian and development actions responding to the refugees and migration crises and supporting local communities in rural areas. Young people and women are the main target of the GVC Tunisia ongoing projects improving their resilience capacity and their participation in economic, social and political life.
The EU Aid Volunteer will be hosted by GVC Tunisia, responsible of coordination and implementation of activities at national level. The EU Aid Volunteer will also work in direct coordination with local implementing partners aiming to building local community resilience to disasters.

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

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Tunisia
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":8.9999957980004,"longitude":33.999996714,"country":"TN"}
Task: 
Community based development

• Support in providing an overall framework and guidance to GVC on how best to take a proactive and consistent stance on community development initiatives
• Identify and analyze all community development activities/projects already being carried out by GVC (including scheduling, costing and responsibility for implementation)
• Prioritize those community development activities that have the most impact and identify those that should be improved, expanded and potentially eliminated
• Clearly identify and delineate the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders as government, local authorities, civil society/local NGOs and other stakeholders in relation to managing community development activities in the area
• Identify opportunities for synergies with other community-based development in the area (i.e., with aid agencies such as DfID, USAID, UNDP, etc)
• Identify potential additional sources of finance and technical assistance support
• Describe the consultation and stakeholder engagement process that already exists and then identify gaps and strengthen participatory engagement on project-related CDP priorities
• Describe how GVC’s community development initiatives should be monitored and evaluated.

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

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

Senior EU Aid Volunteer, Livelihoods, India (12 months)

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

Agriculture and allied activities support the livelihoods of nearly 70 percent of India’s rural population. In recent years, land based livelihoods of small and marginal farmers are increasingly becoming unsustainable. As their land has failed to support their family’s food requirements they are forced to look at alternative means for supplementing their livelihoods. The rapid changes at the macro level that India witnessed since the early nineties has contributed to the instability of the livelihood systems of the poorer section of both rural and tribal (indigenous communities) households. The emergence of industry and market economy has affected the old tribal and nature relation.

The rise of industrialization, intervention of outsiders and rise of population became major threats for these communities. The degraded resources failed to suffice the needs of the villagers. It compelled the inhabitants to look for other alternatives. In the initial days it was only agriculture, which gave them an alternative source of livelihoods. But the small land holding size and traditional technology failed to meet the rising needs of villagers. Due to increase the population and requirement of industrial needs the forest depletion rate is also very fast.

The development objective of the 'Project' is to enhance the socio-economic status of the poor, especially women and disadvantaged groups, in selected locations of OSVSWA's project area i.e. Daspalla Block and Astaranga Block. Daspalla is a tribal dominated block and mostly a dry belt affected by droughts, Astaranga Block is affected by floods.

Required competences: 

The volunteer should have:

  • At least 4-5 years of experience in livelihood related projects and programs
  • Experienced and competent to understand the livelihood concept and needs of the local communities
  • Knowledge in development of projects / programs for the needy communities
  • Experience in fundraising for livelihood projects / programs
  • Communication skills
Project: 
Sustainable Development through Humanitarian Aid Volunteers
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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

The selection will be done following equal treatment and non discrimination criterias.

Minimum Requirements: 

The EU Aid Volunteer must have a good understanding of development challenges and working norms with particular focus on livelihood programs in developing countries. The volunteer should have good command over English language and willing to learn the local language wherever necessary.
The volunteer must be adaptive in nature, a dynamic and willing to travel to project sites and stay with the community as and when required.

Learning Opportunities: 

The EU Aid Volunteer will understand the local community’s need and prepare a long-term program to better livelihood options during the whole process. The EU Aid Volunteer will develop tools and skills to understand the agricultural and industrial context in India and the challenges and issues linked to the environmental problems in the region.
She/he will ameliorate the socio-economic status of the most vulnerable people (poor, women and disadvantaged groups) of the project area.

Working and Living Conditions: 

Head Office: The volunteer will be based at Head Office with access to desktop computer, internet, office furniture and utilities. He / She can use the office printer and copier machine for printing of materials. He / she should bring own laptop for official use if possible.

Field Office: during stay at field office, volunteers will be provided with minimum logistics i.e. sitting arrangement, fan and motor cycle to travel in field site. Field staff will support in field visit and other field activities.

The EU Aid Volunteer will be placed at Bhubaneswar, near the office, a guest house / volunteers house / separate house will available to the EU Aid Volunteer. He / she will be provided with internet connectivity, a bed, wash room, kitchen and other basic requirements. Support can be provided to prepare and buy food.

Pre-departure trainings, international transportation, visa, medical checks, insurance, accommodation and a per diem (for meals, local transports…) are covered by the program.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Between mid-June and beginning of August
Apprenticeship Placement: 
n/a
Deployment: 
September 2018 - August 2019
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
September 2018
Post-deployment activities: 
September-October 2019
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

The candidate has to sent the following documents to info@adice.asso.fr
- his/her application form SuD HAV
- his/her self assessment questionnaire
- his/her CV europass

Interview Process: 

Between the 21/05 and the 06/06/2018: the pre-selected candidates will have a Skype interview with ADICE and OSVSWA.

Between the 06/06 and the 15/06/2018: the candidates interviewed will know if they are selected to participate to the pre-departure training.

Between mid-June and beginning of August 2018: The pre-selected candidates will participate to an online and face-to-face pre-departure trainings.

The final selection will be done after the EC training on August 2018.

During the first week of September 2018 : the selected candidate will participate to a complementary training with ADICE.

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

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

Under the overall supervision of OSVSWA’S livelihood unit head and support staff at field site, the volunteer will undertake different tasks like studies on livelihood projects and programs, collect and analyze data/information on adaptations and trends in local areas, assist in preparing projects and policy interventions in relation to livelihood projects. Since OSVSWA has a long presence in both the locations, safety and security issues are ensured.
OSVSWA has developed and update Security Management plan and Health and Safety policy that explain the security rules and assessment regarding the local context. These documents are shared with the volunteers at their arrival.

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Orissa State Volunteers and Social Workers Association (OSVSWA)
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
ADICE - Association pour le Développement des Initiatives Citoyennes et Européennes
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":76.999995622001,"longitude":19.999997544,"country":"IN"}
Task: 
Livelihoods

- Visit to field sites and interaction with the local communities
- Understand the local situation concerning agricultural and environmental issues in the project areas
- Preparation of a long term program development plan with specific issues
- Preparation of livelihood development plan and share with the communities
- Development of ideas for pilot implementation

Project management

- Regular follow up and monitoring
- Needs assessment and analysis in the field
- Creating awareness on different social issues

Communication and fundraising

- Fundraising for execution of the development plan
- Communication with donor agencies and stakeholders
- Discussion with stakeholders and preparation of findings

Junior EU Aid Volunteer, Awareness-raising and education, India (12 months)

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

India is one of the most rapidly growing economies in the world. Culturally rich, with abundant soft power potential, India is committed to democratic institutions, the rule of law and human rights. Along with a large workforce, it has a huge and talented diaspora. Ambitious programmes have been launched by the Government of India, aimed at boosting socioeconomic development in the country such as ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’, ‘Smart Cities’ and the ‘Skill India’ initiatives.

 

With regard to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), India has also ranked 110th out of 149 nations assessed on where they stand, and despite significant progress, the country continues to face major challenges across all SDGs. The challenges that India faces are inter-generational issues for which today’s young generation are future custodians. Therefore, the importance of the Indian youth as key stakeholders cannot be taken out of the equation as their ownership and participation in achieving the SDGs is critical.

 

India has an unrivalled youth demographic: 65% of its population is 35 years of age or under and by 2020, it is forecasted to become the youngest country in the world. As 250 million people prepare to join India’s workforce by 2030, this group stands to be either India’s biggest asset or its biggest vulnerability. To deliver on this asset, it is imperative that India invests in its youth by skilling them, creating new jobs and providing them with opportunities (through volunteerism or otherwise) to develop functional and soft skills such as interpersonal skills, time management and the ability to present their thoughts and ideas; all skills that are important for young people to emerge as future leaders. At the same time, through volunteerism, India can also leverage on the immense potential of its youth in addressing the persistent and inter-generational developmental challenges that it faces.

 

Studies in developed and developing regions have found that former volunteers have an increased sense of connection with their communities, and feel more empowered to help and participate in community life beyond the volunteerism experience. By widening participation, volunteerism addresses social exclusion while building a sense of ownership and community, and assists in developing a generation of young people who are willing to make a commitment to developing their communities and themselves. Volunteering provides a number of personal benefits to youth volunteers – from building social and support networks to giving young people more opportunities, choice and power.

 

OSVSWA is working on engaging youth to meet India’s developmental challenges through youth volunteerism.

Required competences: 

The volunteer should have:

    Knowledge on youth and volunteerism

    Basic understanding on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    Should efficient in public interaction and conducting meetings and campaigns

    Communication skills – communication with CSOs, philanthropic organizations and networks

    Basic idea on development of concept notes 

Project: 
Sustainable Development through Humanitarian Aid Volunteers
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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

The selection will be done following equal treatment and non discrimination criterias.

Minimum Requirements: 

- Willing to travel to rural areas and meeting with youth groups
- Adaptive in nature
- Report writing
- English speaking and writing
- Resilient and flexible

Learning Opportunities: 

The EU Aid Volunteer will understand the Indian local context concerning the Sustainable Development Goals, the Indian youth, volunteering and entrepreneurship...
With this project, the volunteer will have the opportunity to develop new tools and new skills to improve education among adults and children, to write reports on the different topics quoted.
The volunteer will also establish a network to foster youth-led social entrepreneurship, support youth leadership initiatives, and create a mechanism to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Working and Living Conditions: 

Volunteers will have access to the head office of the local hosting organization with a connection to internet, a specific desk and desktop computer. Some materials to realize training sessions (board, paper, pens…) can be provided by the hosting organization to ensure training in good conditions. The volunteer can use the office printer / copier machine.

The host organization will provide to the EU Aid Volunteer a safe accommodation and a room that can be locked in a volunteers’ house / apartment / guest house. The volunteer can have access to a kitchen and bathroom with all useful necessities (water closet, water tap, current water, oven, dishes, stoves…). They can buy the food as per their choice. An office attendant can help the volunteer to get to the market and buy food.

Pre-departure trainings, international transportation, visa, medical checks, insurance, accommodation and a per diem (for meals, local transports…) are covered by the program.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Between mid-June and beginning of August
Apprenticeship Placement: 
n/a
Deployment: 
September 2018 - August 2019
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
September 2018
Post-deployment activities: 
September-October 2019
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

The candidate has to sent the following documents to info@adice.asso.fr
- his/her application form SuD HAV
- his/her self assessment questionnaire
- his/her CV europass

Interview Process: 

Between the 21/05 and the 06/06/2018: the pre-selected candidates will have a Skype interview with ADICE and OSVSWA.

Between the 06/06 and the 15/06/2018: the candidates interviewed will know if they are selected to participate to the pre-departure training.

Between mid-June and beginning of August 2018: The pre-selected candidates will participate to an online and face-to-face pre-departure trainings.

The final selection will be done after the EC training on August 2018.

During the first week of September 2018 : the selected candidate will participate to a complementary training with ADICE.

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

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

The EU Aid Volunteer will be placed in head office of OSVSWA at Bhubaneswar and will travel to project site as and when required. The project team member of OSVSWA will accompany the volunteer during travel to field site. Safety and security of the volunteers are ensured by OSVSWA, since it has a long presence in its all operational areas.
OSVSWA has developed and updates the Security Management plan and Health and Safety policy that explain the security rules and assessment regarding the local context. These documents are shared with the volunteers at their arrival.

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Orissa State Volunteers and Social Workers Association (OSVSWA)
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
ADICE - Association pour le Développement des Initiatives Citoyennes et Européennes
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":76.999995622001,"longitude":19.999997544,"country":"IN"}
Task: 
Awareness-raising management

- Organizing meetings / campaigns on youth opportunities
- Develop a list of actors working on this topic to form the basis for a potential follow up activities to unpack the issue in more depth

Research and reporting

- Review relevant literature, data and research on volunteering and development of skills for life and work in India.
- Identify key contextual issues and trends on volunteering and development of skills for life and work in India.
- Identify the linkages between these issues and the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Development of knowledge materials for improving education among adults and children.
- Development of project ideas on action for youth.
- Based on the above, develop an Issue Brief of no more than 25 pages (including info graphics) on Youth, volunteerism, life skills development and economic empowerment in India
- Provide policy recommendations arising from the findings

Communication and Fundraising

- Fund raising for youth programs
- Networking with local and international youth actors

Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Finance and Accounting in Tunisia [GVC8_TUN_ADM_JR]

Documents: 
Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

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

More info about this project available here: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/eu-aid-volunteers...

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

Required competences: 

Studies

·         Studies in Economics, Business Administration, or Accountancy (or other similar/relevant fields?)

·         Desirable humanitarian/development project cycle management knowledge

Languages

·         Fluent in English and Italian both written and verbal, with strong writing skills

·         Arabic knowledge is an asset

Skills

·         Excellent knowledge of Excel, and good general knowledge of the full Office suite;

·         Good interpersonal skills and stress management.

·         Reports drafting

·         Adaptability

·         Team working

·         Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions

Experiences

·         Desirable previous experience in developing countries

Prior volunteer experience is an asset.

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

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

Availability for the following activities:
• Training in presence starting from mid-July 2018;
• Pre-deployment induction in GVC HQ, in Bologna, starting from September 2018;
• Apprenticeship starting from mid-September 2018;
• Deployment starting from mid-December 2018.

Minimum Requirements: 

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

Learning Opportunities: 

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

Working and Living Conditions: 

Length of Apprenticeship:
• 3 months
Apprenticeship duty station:
• Bologna, Italy, GVC HQ
Conditions of service during the Apprenticeship:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (611,17 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
• The costs for accommodation will be covered.
• The working calendar will be corresponding to the agenda and system established in the HQ.
• For each month of voluntary activity two days of rest are foreseen.

Hosting Organization:
• The Hosting Organization for the present deployment is GVC Tunisia
Length of Deployment:
• 6 months
Deployment duty station:
• Tunis, Tunisia, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (277,38 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
• In addition, for each month of deployment 100 euro of post deployment resettlement allowance are foreseen
• Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered.
• The working calendar will be corresponding to the agenda and system established in the field.
• For each month of voluntary activity two days of rest are foreseen, in addition to public holidays. It is highly recommended not to use the rest days during the first and the last month of deployment.

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

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Training will take place in mid-June 2018. Training sessions will be in French only if the minimum number of participants will be reached. Otherwise it will be in English.
Apprenticeship Placement: 
The apprenticeship is foreseen between September and December 2018 in GVC HQ in Bologna, Italy
Deployment: 
15/12/2018
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
The pre-deployment induction is a compulsory activity for all the EU Aid Volunteers. It is foreseen at GVC HQ in Bologna before the departure, indicatively at the beginning of September 2018. Two days of specific in-country induction are foreseen in Tunis
Post-deployment activities: 
After the end of the deployment, the EU Aid Volunteer will have a final debriefing and will take part to the final activities of the project, that will be communicated during the pre-deployment induction.
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

3 months of apprenticeship are foreseen in the GVC HQ in Bologna before the deployment

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

To apply, the candidate shall fulfill the Application Form online, attach the CV, a Motivation Letter and the Self-Assessment Questionnaire.
• Submission of applications: from 04/04/2018 to 03/05/2018;
• Shortlisting and interviews of the candidates: from 04/05/2018 to 05/06/2018.

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

Interview Process: 

• All the interviews will be done online. The interviews have the aim to explore both the competences and the motivations of the candidates;
• The selected candidate/s for each vacancy will be notified by 05/06/2018. The date of the notification may vary according to the number of application received;
• The selected candidate/s will attend an online and in-presence training, which are part of the selection process;
• PLEASE NOTE THAT MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE PER POSITION WILL ATTEND THE TRAINING;
• THE FINAL DECISION ABOUT THE CANDIDATE TO BE DEPLOYED WILL BE TAKEN JUST BY SENDING AND HOSTING ORGANIZATION AFTER THE TRAINING

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

Tunisia’s Human Development Index value for 2016 is 0.721 positioning it at 96 out of 188 countries and territories.
Tunisia is located at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. This position lead to numerous waves of migrations and a big influence of neighboring countries, (namely Libya and Algeria). Despite the economic crisis, Tunisia was the only country of the Arab Spring that established a peaceful transition of power.
The main challenges of the country are:
• Reducing inequalities and improving access to basic social services: in connection with the economic crisis and unemployment, a growing number of vulnerable groups (especially younger people and women) is likely to fall into poverty with imitated access to basic social services;
• The response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Libyan conflict: the Libyan crisis poses additional challenges to stability and development in Tunisia. In 2011 there has been a massive arrivals of refugees in Tunisia from the Libyan border. The refugees flow decreased during the following years for a number of reasons (among the others the closure of the Libyan-Tunisian border). Tunisia still lack and is finalizing a national asylum law. In 2015 here was a significant drop in the number of refugees and asylum-seekers, from approximately 1,100 at the beginning of 2015 to 760 at year end, as most pending asylum applications were processed and Syrians moved onward to Europe. The situation in Libya remained a potential source of arrivals, both by land and sea. In 2015, some 940 individuals travelling in seven boats were rescued at sea; among them were 150 asylum-seekers.
• Preparedness and management of natural disasters capacity
The current situation on Libyan border and some events occurred in the recent years (avian flu or H1N1 outbreaks, locusts pilgrims flood 2003) revealed a new challenge for the country: strengthening disaster management capacity, including preparedness and recovery.

Security conditions
Since Ben Ali's departure an interim government has ruled and different protests have taken place. As in any transitions, insecurity and violence remain a latent problem in some urban centers and inside of the country, the pressing demands of economic and social improvement which also fueled the revolution have gained importance in the public debate and triggered an avalanche of claims in all sectors of society.
Finally, Tunisia faces a jihadist threat. The security situation remains unstable.
The volunteer will be hosted by GVC Tunisia, responsible of coordination and implementation of activities at national level. GVC Tunisia is active since 2011 both in humanitarian and development actions responding to the refugees and migration crises and supporting local communities in rural areas. Young people and women are the main target of the GVC Tunisia ongoing projects improving their resilience capacity and their participation in economic, social and political life.
The EU Aid Volunteer will be hosted by GVC Tunisia, responsible of coordination and implementation of activities at national level. The EU Aid Volunteer will also work in direct coordination with local implementing partners aiming to building local community resilience to disasters.

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

Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Tunisia
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":8.9999957980004,"longitude":33.999996714,"country":"TN"}
Task: 
Finance and accounts support to the project manager

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

Archive and documents

• Keep and archive the administrative and supportive documents (list of beneficiaries, procurement procedures, photographic documentation, visibility of the project).

Activities, planning and coordination

• Organize and implement the monthly programming work with the coordinator;
• Participate and support all the other activities required for the proper development of the mission;
• Participate to the team coordination meetings;

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers initiative

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

Other

The EU Aid Volunteer shall perform other duties, as required

Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Project Management and Administration in Palestine [VOL4HA_GVC_OPT_PAD_JR]

Documents: 
Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

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

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

In the framework of this project GVC deploys 3 EU Aid Volunteers to Palestine. To know more EUAV opportunities in this Country with GVC please consult this page: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/gvc-gruppo-di-volontariato-civile_en

 

Required competences: 

Studies

·         Preferred studies in International Relations / Social Studies / Political Science / Economics

·         Desirable Humanitarian / Development Project Cycle Management knowledge

Languages

·         Fluent in English written and spoken

·         Knowledge of Italian and Arabic is an asset

Skills

·         Strong organizational and project coordination skills

·         Excellent knowledge of Excel, and good general knowledge of the full Office suite

·         Excellent interpersonal skills, coordination and stress management

·         Adaptability

·         Team working

·         Strong initiative and autonomy

·         Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions

Experiences

·         Previous experience in developing countries

  .         Prior volunteer experience is an asset

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

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

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

Minimum Requirements: 

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

Learning Opportunities: 

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

Working and Living Conditions: 

Hosting Organization:
• The Hosting Organization for the present deployment is GVC Palestine
Length of Deployment:
• 9 months
Deployment duty station:
• Ramallah, Occupied Palestinian Territory, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (377,10 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
• In addition, for each month of deployment 100 euro of post deployment resettlement allowance are foreseen
• Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered.
• The working calendar will be corresponding to the agenda and system established in the field.
• For each month of voluntary activity two days of rest are foreseen, in addition to public holidays. It is highly recommended not to use the rest days during the first and the last month of deployment.

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

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Training will take place in mid-July 2018. Training sessions will be in English.
Deployment: 
15/09/2018
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
The pre-deployment induction is a compulsory activity for all the EU Aid Volunteers. It is foreseen at GVC HQ in Bologna before the departure, indicatively at the beginning of September 2018. Two days of specific in-country induction are foreseen in Pales
Post-deployment activities: 
After the end of the deployment, the EU Aid Volunteer will have a final debriefing and will take part to the final activities of the project, that will be communicated during the pre-deployment induction.
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

To apply, the candidate shall fulfill the Application Form online, attach the CV, a Motivation Letter and the Self-Assessment Questionnaire.
• Submission of applications: from 04/04/2018 to 03/05/2018;
• Shortlisting and interviews of the candidates: from 04/05/2018 to 05/06/2018.

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

Interview Process: 

• All the interviews will be done online. The interviews have the aim to explore both the competences and the motivations of the candidates;
• The selected candidate/s for each vacancy will be notified by 05/06/2018. The date of the notification may vary according to the number of application received;
• The selected candidate/s will attend an online and in-presence training, which are part of the selection process;
• PLEASE NOTE THAT MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE PER POSITION WILL ATTEND THE TRAINING;
• THE FINAL DECISION ABOUT THE CANDIDATE TO BE DEPLOYED WILL BE TAKEN JUST BY SENDING AND HOSTING ORGANIZATION AFTER THE TRAINING

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

Humanitarian Context
Oslo Accords agreements between the Israeli government and the PLO between the years 1993-1995 (Oslo Accords) led to the establishment of the Palestinian Authority (PA), which was formed in 1994. It holds civil powers over the Palestinians in the West Bank (but not East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip. It is in charge of some forty areas of responsibility, listed in the Oslo Accords, such as agriculture, trade, employment, water, religious affairs, telecommunications, education, the courts, municipal government, health care etc. The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) is in charge of foreign policy, while Israel remains in charge of security issues and border control.
According to this agreement between the Israeli government and the PLO, it divided the territories into the following three areas:
• Area A, consisting mainly of Palestinian cities, is under full Palestinian control, including civil affairs and security issues.
• Area B, consisting of villages and outlying areas, is under joint Palestinian-Israeli control, with Israel controlling the flow of goods and the movement of people
• Area C, which includes pastoral areas, Israeli settlements and military installations, remains under full Israeli control, including civilian affairs and security issues.
This division has far-reaching consequences for the everyday lives of the local population. For instance, in the West Bank, the areas over which the Palestinians have, in principle, complete control are geographically fragmented. Nevertheless, most administrative functions that were previously managed by the Israeli military government of the West Bank and Gaza have gradually been transferred to the PA, which was formed in 1994 pursuant to the Oslo Accords. The current Palestinian administration is also affected by the PLO's past actions. The Arab Summit in 1974 recognized the PLO as the “sole and legitimate representative of the Palestinian people” and since then the PLO has represented Palestine at the United Nations. On 29 November 2012, the UN General Assembly upgraded Palestine's status to "non-member Observer State at the United Nations".
Since 2013, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has attempted to revive the peace process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank. Kerry renewed separate talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in October 2015 in order to quell the emerging violence. While the recent talks produced cautious optimism in the United States, relations between Israeli and Palestinian citizens remain tenuous and stalemate of the negotiation and peace processes. Since Trump’s elected as president, he promised that he will provide a historic peace deal between Palestinian and Israelis and lately he sent his senior advisor Kushner, with other members of a US delegation, to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on 24th August 2017.
Even though Palestine is a complex context characterized by a protracted crisis, the general security situation varies from Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem. GVC has been working in Palestine for over 20 years, and this has had an impact on cumulative knowledge of the political and security situation/development enabling the organisation to act rapidly and effectively in cases of emergency or irruption of political or armed violence in the country.
Security conditions
GVC have 5 different offices in 5 areas across the WB, East Jerusalem and Gaza strip, accordingly those offices located in different areas and for this the security level system is different in each area as follow:
1. Jerusalem office – Moderate (local and international staff+ EU Aid Volunteers)
2. West Bank offices (Ramallah, Tubas, Hebron) – substantial / Moderate (local and international staff+ EU Aid Volunteers)
3. Gaza office – substantial / high (local and international staff)
Each office area has specific and different SOPs and procedures and the security level subject of change up on regular security assessment.
In particular, Gaza still requires specific precautions before and during mission and therefore EU Aid Volunteers are not at the moment allowed to enter Gaza. For what it concerns the West Bank, the main GVC office is located in Ramallah city, which is generally safe and no particular security threats are present. Further, the high security standards adopted by GVC Palestine allow staff and EU Aid Volunteers to be updated instantaneously of any eventual incident or measure to be taken. Life-style in Ramallah city is very European and EU Aid Volunteers are able to live in a safe and adequate environment. The North and South West Bank offices, respectively in Tubas and Hebron, are also generally quiet and no particular threats are present for daily and short mission, although constant monitoring of the situation in the area needs specific attention mainly in Hebron.
The country doesn’t have any specific health risks and no endemic and epidemic threats are present. EU Aid Volunteers do not need any vaccination or prophylaxis. All EU Aid Volunteers are covered by an international health insurance which gives access to health facilities both in Palestine than in Israel.
The Security Level System (SLS) is based on Threat and not Risk. The Security Level System describes the general threat-based security environment. The Structured Threat Assessment evaluates five categories of threat: Armed Conflict, Terrorism, Crime, Civil Unrest and Hazards. Each category is evaluated using a point system, and a combination of these separate evaluations automatically determines the Security Level.
• Armed Conflict: Organized violence by groups fighting each other.
• Terrorism: Violence by individuals or groups against civilians or other non-combatant targets.
• Crime: Illegal activities undertaken for economic or personal gain. May or may not involve violence.
• Civil Unrest: Organized demonstrations or unauthorized disturbances to public order (e.g., rioting, looting). May or may not be violent.
• Hazards: Natural events or human-caused incidents which can lead to destruction, injury or death.
GVC have adopted security system based on security levels for different areas in Israel/West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza, as there are various movement restrictions, borders and checkpoints. GVC have a Security and evacuation plan for the country wide and specific Standard Operating Procedures for safety and security, as well as movement in the field. During the period of political tension, GVC mitigate through adapting to the situation and impose some movement restriction on staff in some cities in specific time frame, and implement no go zones and curfew hours during the tense situation.
GVC Country Director and GVC Security Officer guarantee that EU Aid Volunteers are working under appropriate and optimal psychological and physical conditions.
GVC Palestine follows high standard security policy and risk assessment procedures which cover the staff and all the EU Aid Volunteers involved in the activities implemented in the country. These measures, based on GVC's policies, are adapted to the needs of the local Palestinian context and constantly updated and they include travel and health risks. GVC Palestine security system includes: mission clearance system for all staff (EU Aid Volunteers included), both for field visits and regular daily movement, together with the constant daily monitoring on security situation. These measures include security management and evacuation plan for all the actions, including the EU Aid Volunteers, as well as security training aimed at the local and international staff and EU Aid Volunteers. As far as it concerns the EU Aid Volunteers in detail, a context-specific briefing on security and safety procedures is provided within 24 hours from their arrival in Palestine and/or at GVC office. This briefing includes the results from the risk assessment, the evacuation and security plan, procedures for evacuation and repatriation, crisis management, contacts with Security officer, and all the details of Embassies, police, fire stations and hospitals. The security measures include as well health and safety measures to be adopted by the staff and the EU Aid Volunteers. The EU Aid Volunteers are also informed about local customs and the appropriate behaviour in relation to risk and security management, as indicated in GVC Palestinian's policies.
GVC Palestine has a part-time Security Officer who works in the main office of Ramallah and is available 24h/24h, whom is responsible for: the security of GVC staff (local and international, including EU Aid Volunteers); the implementation of all security measures; the update of the security management system and its SOPs. Further, the Security Officer, under the lead of the Country Director, is constantly in contact with UNDSS (UN Department of Safety and Security), as well as Palestine coordination body such as INSO (The International NGO Safety Organization), AIDA (Association of International Development Agencies) and other security stakeholders. Through a security tree system, GVC Security Officer constantly informs all staff members and EU Aid Volunteers though sms and whatsapp messages of all security incidents and mitigation measure to be taken (24h/24h). GVC has inducted a policy of minimum residential standard of security, for all personal residences and its 5 offices in the West Bank (Jerusalem, Ramallah, Hebron, Tubas, Gaza), including international Volunteers.

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

Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Palestine
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":35.204684057,"longitude":31.912719787,"country":"PS"}
Task: 
Technical tasks

• Managing and implementing the project activities ensuring an accurate and timely reporting according to GVC, donor and other applicable timeframes and formats and archiving the various type of documents (list of beneficiaries, procurement procedures, photographic documentation and project visibility);
• Managing the budget for the assigned project to ensure the application of GVC standards to all the expenses;
• Collaborating with the administrator in the financial management, including accountability and good governance;
• Organizing and implementing the monthly programming work;
• Coordinating, participating and supporting all the other activities required for the proper development of the mission.

Coordination tasks

• Participating to the team coordination meeting with the Country Representative

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers initiative

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

Other

The EU Aid Volunteer shall perform other duties, as required

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