EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

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

Deployment dates: 
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Description: 

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

Required competences: 

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

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

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

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Minimum Requirements: 

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

Learning Opportunities: 

Every volunteer will have a Learning and Development plan.

Working and Living Conditions: 

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

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
April/May 2018 or end of June 2018
Deployment: 
01/01/2019 - 30/06/2019
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
December 2018
Post-deployment activities: 
July 2019
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

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

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

Interview Process: 

Skype interviews will be held with shortlisted candidates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
Médicos del Mundo - Haïti
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
Médicos del Mundo ES
Country coordinates: 
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Task: 
The EU Aid Volunteer will:

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

Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Financial and Administrative Support [VOL4HA_ALI_JOR_FIN_JR]

Deployment dates: 
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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, Alianza por la Solidaridad will act as sending organisation and Alianza por la Solidaridad Jordan will be the hosting organisation. None of them are faith-based organisations.

 

Alianza por la Solidaridad Jordan is responding to the needs of the refugees and most vulnerable Jordanian population through a combination of humanitarian and development interventions focused on a multi-sectorial response to Gender Based Violence (GBV). These interventions involve the provision of sexual and reproductive health services, psychosocial support, legal aid and monitored referral. The GBV strategy intervention additionally combines strong components on advocacy and communication on women´s rights, particularly the right to live free of violence, as well as raising awareness, empowerment and capacity building actions. This comprehensive intervention is currently being implemented through various projects funded by several international donors.

The main projects of Alianza por la Solidaridad during the EU Aid Volunteers’ deployment period will be implemented in cooperation with the Arab Women Organization of Jordan (AWOJ), and the Institute for Family Health. They aim to enhance the response to SGBV and the provision of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Ajloun, Jerash, Irbid and Mafraq cities and surrounding areas by improving social protection and prevention mechanisms. The projects will employ these strategies:

- Adequate SGBV services in 3 centers (Ajloun, Mafraq and Irbid)

- Provision of adequate Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in one static clinic in Ajloun as well as a mobile unit that will cover the rural areas of Jerash, Ajloun and Irbid.

- Women´s Skills Building and Vocational Training

- Women´s economic empowerment

- Mobilization and awareness raising

- Capacity Building for services providers and CBOs

- Advocacy for the implementation of laws, policies and public services related to GBV

- Learning sessions and knowledge

Required competences: 

- Degree in Business administration and/or Accounting/Finance or equivalent studies that include financial and administrative topics.

- Excellent command of Excel and full Microsoft Office package.

 

Languages:

- English C1, Spanish B.2

- Arabic will be an asset.

- Desirable previous experience in developing countries and/or in volunteering activities.

- Good interpersonal and communication skills.

- Adaptability, self-awareness and inter-personal skills to adapt to different working styles and cultural contexts.

- Ability to work collaboratively and train others.

- Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions.

- Motivation for promoting local and social development.

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.

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Minimum Requirements: 

Only applicants available for in-presence training from late April to mid-May, apprenticeship in Madrid from mid-July to mid-September, and for deployment starting in October 2018 will be eligible.

Learning Opportunities: 

The EU Volunteer will attend a 30-hours online training and a minimum of 9-days in presence training before her/his deployment.
The on-site training costs (EU travel, full-board accommodation, and the course itself) are fully covered by the training provider. Travel outside the EU will be covered only for:
- EU citizens who legally reside in a non-EU country for long-term or forever (i.e. who live in that country);
- EU citizens who are on a temporary assignment in a third country that lasts more than 18 months (i.e. who work in a third country).

Additional candidate volunteers will be trained above the number planned for deployment in order to create a reserve pool to cover drop-outs and unforeseen needs. Therefore, it is possible that for 1 position more than 1 candidate is going to be trained. The final decision will be always taken after the training.

Working and Living Conditions: 

- A monthly allowance (482,88 euro/month) intended to cover basic needs and local transportation.
- Accommodation is provided in a shared appartment with another EU Aid Volunteer. Walking distance to Alianza por la Solidaridad Jordan office in Jabal Amman. Quiet neighbourhood with shopping opportunities and leisure activities in the same area.
- Food and travel expenses for working missions in the field are covered.
- Visa fees, insurance and a round-trip to the country will be covered.
- The working calendar will be corresponding to the agenda and system established in the field according to National Fests in Jordan. For each month of voluntary activity two days of leave are foreseen.
- Working hours will be from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Sunday to Wednesday, and from 9 am to 3:30 pm on Thursdays. Weekend in Jordan is Friday and Saturday.
- For each month of deployment 100 euros of post deployment resettlement allowance are foreseen.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Late April – Mid-May 2018
Apprenticeship Placement: 
Mid-July to mid-September
Deployment: 
01/10/2018 – 31/05/2019
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
Pre-deployment induction will take place in Alianza por la Solidaridad HQ in Madrid for 3 days. Travel and subsistence costs will be covered.
Post-deployment activities: 
The EU volunteer will participate in debriefing and awareness raising activities after the deployment.
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

Details of the apprenticeship placement, if foreseen.

2 months of apprenticeship pre-deployment are expected to take place at Alianza por la Solidaridad Head Quarters in Madrid. During this period, accommodation and insurance will covered and the EUAV candidate will receive a monthly allowance.

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

05/03/2018 to 26/03/2018

Interview Process: 

Information on the interview process

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an on-line interview with the sending and hosting organisations.
Preselected candidate/s after the interview will have to pass the on-line and in-presence compulsory training. Only candidates “fit for deployment” after the training may be selected as EU Aid Volunteers. The final decision will be made by the hosting organisation.

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

Operational context: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is bound by Syria to the north, Iraq to the northeast, Saudi Arabia to the east and south, the Red Sea to the south, and the occupied West Bank and Israel to the west. The country’s location is key to understand its situation. Adverse regional developments, with the Syria and Iraq crises, remain the largest recent shock affecting Jordan, as reflected in the large refugee influx, disrupted trade routes and lower tourism inflows. There are around 1,200,000 Syrian nationals living in Jordan, 655,624 are registered as refugees (93% of whom reside outside the camps and, therefore, face specific challenges).
Regarding its political context, Jordan started a comprehensive reform process a decade ago. For the first time, in 2016, the Election Law adopted the concept of proportional representation on the national level to pave the way for the emergence of political blocs and coalitions, which will help in consolidating partisan work and spreading democratic culture. Although women in Jordan have achieved significant improvements in their political, economic, and social rights in recent decades, such as the abolition of the article 308 of the Jordanian Criminal Code thorough which a Sexual perpetrator could avoid punishment by marrying his victim, important inequalities remain and limit women’s participation in civil society and political life, especially in rural areas.

(Source: Jordan Response Plan) The population increase (it is foreseen that the Syrian population to Jordan grows in a 3% during 2018) has aggravated structural challenges relating to public service delivery, particularly in governorates hosting the largest number of refugees. Municipal services, such as education, health, garbage collection, water, electricity and transportation are overtaxed and strained. The psychosocial support needs of the communities have augmented each year since 2011. Differences in culture, religiosity and marriage patterns are also points of friction, the latter particularly among women. Tribal differences boost disagreements in some cases, but tribal structures are often a source of stability. Among the Jordanian population, women face higher levels of unemployment, lower wages and are less protected by social security than men. At risk of increased vulnerability are poor households, female-headed households, VAW/G survivors; children without parental care; working children and persons with disabilities. According to the Jordan Response Plan 2018-2020, domestic violence, child marriage and sexual violence were the main forms of SGBV reported by refugees in 2017. Syrian women and girl’s refugees face significant and increasing protection needs as their displacement lengthens, although due to different barriers (social, cultural, financial, unawareness, inaccessibility, etc.). Most of them don’t seek help from formal sources and cope silently with violence or with support from untrained friends, family members and neighbors.

Security context
Instability in the region, particularly in Syria and Iraq, and presence of the Islamic State affect security in Jordan. Social conflict (generally low) fluctuates with events in neighboring countries. Seven years of war in the surrounding region, continued pressures of large refugee populations and economic reform programs have helped create an atmosphere in which protests often occur. Pacific demonstrations against the rise of prices of primary products are also common. Crime levels are generally low. Most crime is limited to pick pocketing, occasional bag snatching and theft from cars. Reports of cases of sexual assault against foreign women are still low, but there has been an increase in reports in recent years. Therefore, Alianza por la Solidaridad has a solid Security Plan which must be scrupulously respected by volunteers and staff in order to minimize security incidents. The rules and protocols to be followed are mainly related to mobility and displacement, documentation, registration in the pertinent Embassy or consulate, and other practicalities of daily life such as avoidance of political gatherings and demonstrations; avoidance of centres of other towns and cities after Friday midday prayers.

Region:
Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional - Jordan
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":35.999998375,"longitude":30.999995928,"country":"JO"}
Task: 
Office Admin Support

Office admin documentation archive
-Inventory management and update
-Data entry in office admin system

Project Financial Follow up

-Review of project financial documentation
-Compilation of documentation of procurements within the project
-Compilation of financial justification sources of verification
-Review of contracts, expenses and other financial documents of Alianza and its partners in Jordan
-Drafting financial reports

Capacity building

-Provide capacity building to local implementing partners as to donor requirements

Communication and Awareness Raising in the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

a. Draft and publish articles describing volunteer's experience in the field.
b. Gather audiovisual materials to be used in public awareness activities in the hosting country and Europe.
c. In coordination with the partner NGOs in the project, organise and implement a public awareness activity in the hosting country and once back in Europe.

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

Documents: 
Deployment dates: 
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Description: 

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

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

 

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

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

Required competences: 

Studies

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

·         Desirable humanitarian/development project cycle management knowledge

Languages

·         Fluent in Portuguese, both written and verbal.

·         Good knowledge of English

·         Knowledge of Italian is an asset

Skills

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

·         Good interpersonal skills and stress management.

·         Reports drafting

·         Adaptability

·         Team working

·         Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions

Experiences

·         At least 3 years’ experience in relevant sectors

·         Desirable previous experience in developing countries

          ·         Prior volunteer experience is an asset

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

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

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

Minimum Requirements: 

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

Learning Opportunities: 

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

Working and Living Conditions: 

Hosting Organization:
• The Hosting Organization for the present deployment is GVC Mozambique
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Maputo, Mozambique, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (315,17 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
• In addition, for each month of deployment 100 euro of post deployment resettlement allowance are foreseen
• Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered directly by sending and/or hosting organization.
• The working calendar will be corresponding to the agenda and system established in the field.
• For each month of voluntary activity two days of rest are foreseen, in addition to public holidays. It is highly recommended not to use the rest days during the first and the last month of deployment.
Conditions related to in-presence training:
• If a candidate volunteer is working outside of the EU, travel costs will be fully covered if EU citizens legally reside in a non-EU country for long-term or forever (i.e. who live in that country);
• EU citizens who are on a temporary assignment in a third country that lasts more than 18 months;
On the contrary, only travel costs from an EU country to the training venue shall be covered if:
• EU citizens on a temporary assignment in a third country that lasts less than 18 months
• EU citizens selected by the same organization or affiliate with which they have an on-going assignment in the third country if this assignment is longer than 18 months.

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

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Training will take place in April – May 2018. Training sessions will be in English.
Apprenticeship Placement: 
No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position
Deployment: 
01/07/2018 to 30/06/2019
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
The pre-deployment induction is a compulsory activity for all the EU Aid Volunteers. It is foreseen at GVC HQ in Bologna before the departure. Two days of specific in-country induction are foreseen in Mozambique at her/his arrival.
Post-deployment activities: 
After the end of the deployment, the EU Aid Volunteer will have a final debriefing and will take part to the final activities of the project, that will be communicated during the pre-deployment induction.
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

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

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

Interview Process: 

• All the interviews will be done online. The interviews have the aim to explore both the competences and the motivations of the candidates;
• The selected candidate/s for each vacancy will be notified by 06/04/2018. The date of the notification may vary according to the number of application received;
• The selected candidate/s will attend an online and in-presence training, which are part of the selection process;
• PLEASE NOTE THAT MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE PER POSITION WILL ATTEND THE TRAINING;
• THE FINAL DECISION ABOUT THE CANDIDATE TO BE DEPLOYED WILL BE TAKEN JUST BY SENDING AND HOSTING ORGANIZATION AFTER THE TRAINING
Important notice: additional candidates may be shortlisted for a single position and proposed for the EU Aid Volunteers training. This is to ensure that for each position, substitute volunteers may be chosen to replace the candidate in case he or she resigns or is no longer available. Where more than one candidate has been shortlisted for a single position, final selection takes places following the training.

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

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

- Security conditions
The safety & security situation in Mozambique is influenced by the political conflict between FRELIMO (party in power) and RENAMO (the political opposition party), that have been in peace since the 2017 peace agreement. The clashes are located in Sofala, Manica, Zambezia and Tete provinces, whereas GVC Mozambique works in the district of Pemba in Capo Delgado province and in Maputo city and province. The framework of political and social context in these two regions can be considered almost safe without particular risks for GVC expatriated, volunteers and local staff.
GVC Italia has elaborated the Safety Measures Guidelines as well as the Safety and Evacuation Plan and a Local Operational Manual for all its local offices (all the documents are regularly updated). The Local operational manual for Mozambique has been realized with the support of the GVC Mozambique staff, specifically arranged in accordance with the local environment taking into account the specific existing risks in order to develop appropriate security, health and safety procedures for staff. Due to the differences between the two contexts, a specific focus on the two areas is included in the plan. A copy of the manual is given to the staff and volunteers before reaching the Country and also disseminate to the local staff.
GVC Mozambique guarantees appropriate living and health condition for its staff. No particular health risks are identified. No specific vaccination needed. Malaria, tuberculosis, cholera and HIV are prevented with normal precautionary behavior targeted during the in-country induction.
(Actually, if you come from one of the Yellow Fever List countries, you need it`s vaccine certification)
- GVC values
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independency.
We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
More information is available here:
www.gvc-italia.org

Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Mozambique
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
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Task: 
Finance and accounts support to the project manager

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

Archive and documents

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

Activities, planning, and coordination

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

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

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

Junior EU Aid Volunteer, Honduras: Protection

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

Trócaire is one of Ireland’s leading INGOs, with over 40 years’ experience in development and humanitarian programming. The organisation works in partnership with local civil society and church organisations in 20 countries across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Trócaire is committed to fighting poverty and injustice, and to help bring about lasting change. In line with its 2016–2020 Strategic Plan, Trócaire’s work focuses on supporting access to, and control over, resources; women’s empowerment; and humanitarian preparedness and response. Trócaire is a member of the Caritas Internationalis network. The organisation adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards, and is a signatory of the Charter for Change around enabling more locally-led responses to humanitarian crises. Trócaire has a commitment to Protection as a niche area in its humanitarian programming, including a focus on both protection mainstreaming and protection of women and girls programming. It has a history of programming aimed at building the resilience of communities affected by chronic poverty and multiple stresses, such as natural disasters, conflict or climate change.

Trócaire’s work in Honduras includes programming in the following core areas:

  • Food and resource rights: focusing on increasing food and income security, helping people gain access to land and create varied livelihoods, while working to improve the capacity of our local partners to develop livelihoods programmes in future;

  • Justice and human rights: helping poor and marginalised groups to seek political, social and economic rights;

  • Women’s empowerment: providing legal and psychosocial support to survivors of gender-based violence, supporting changes in attitudes and behaviours, and supporting advocacy for better public policies for prevention of violence;

  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and humanitarian response: supporting communities to reduce the risk and impact of disasters and to be better prepared to respond. Trócaire Honduras currently supports 7 DRR projects with a focus on building community resilience alongside advocacy on climate justice.

 

Trócaire Honduras is a member of the Protection Working Group of the Humanitarian Country Team, and is committed to ensuring that protection principles are mainstreamed across Trócaire’s work, including through the establishment of appropriate accountability mechanisms for programme participants. This role will focus on supporting and strengthening the capacity of local partner organisations around protection mainstreaming and accountability standards to improve safety, access and dignity of programme participants.

 

This role is one of 7 Volunteer roles that Trócaire is advertising under the REACH project (EU Aid Volunteers: Caritas European Action for Resilience and Effective Humanitarian Response). The REACH project is part of the EU Aid Volunteer initiative. It is a 24-month project aimed at strengthening local capacity for disaster preparedness, disaster response, protection mainstreaming and resilience-building, through the deployment of motivated, capable and qualified EU Aid Volunteers to work alongside experienced and talented staff on the ground. This work is key to strengthening local civil society and locally-led humanitarian responses.

 

REACH is implemented by a consortium that includes Trócaire Ireland (Lead Agency) and Caritas Austria as Sending Organisations, along with 9 third-country Hosting Organisations (Trócaire DRC, Trócaire Guatemala, Trócaire Honduras, Trócaire Nicaragua, Trócaire Rwanda, Trócaire Sierra Leone, Caritas Nepal, Caritas Philippines and PACIDA Kenya).

Required competences: 

Trócaire is looking for dedicated, talented individuals with a commitment to the principles of humanitarian response, accountability, social justice and volunteering, as well as to working in partnership with local organisations to bring about lasting change.

The successful candidate will have a high degree of cultural awareness and a demonstrated ability to adapt to new and difficult work environments, to manage stress and heavy workloads, to work independently, and to establish strong working relationships with colleagues. S/he will be accountable, driven, committed to continuing personal/professional development, and to supporting the development of colleagues. S/he will have a relevant skillset to support organisational capacity building in relation to protection and accountability mainstreaming.

Project: 
EU Aid Volunteers: Caritas European Action for Resilience and Effective Humanitarian Response
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 candidate must:
• Have strong oral and written Spanish and English skills;
• Be in a position to comply with all pre-deployment training requirements, detailed below;
• Be available for deployment for the timeframe detailed below;
• Be medically fit for travel, and capable of travelling to remote areas of the country.

Trócaire is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse. Any candidate offered a job with Trócaire will be expected to sign Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policies and Global Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment, and to agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. Specific roles may require police/Garda vetting.

Trócaire is committed to enabling a diverse workforce and creating equality of opportunity. This commitment extends to eliminating all forms of discrimination, and ensuring that the principles of employment equality are applied to recruitment, promotion, training and work experience, and to all terms and conditions of employment.

Minimum Requirements: 

The successful candidate will have:
• Third level/undergraduate degree in humanitarian or development studies, or related area. Postgraduate qualification preferable;
• 2 years’ work experience, preferably in a related area;
• Overseas experience in a developing or humanitarian setting, and a demonstrated ability to adapt to different cultural contexts;
• Technical knowledge in protection and accountability in humanitarian or human rights settings, as well as familiarity with gender and DRR programming;
• Ability to work effectively with colleagues and local partners;
• Willingly takes ownership, with proactive approach to learning on the job;
• Strong organisational and time management skills;
• Strong English and Spanish written and verbal communication skills.

Learning Opportunities: 

Prior to deployment, the EU Volunteer will avail of the following structured learning opportunities:
• 30 hours of tailored online training on humanitarian response principles and standards;
• 10-12 days of intensive on-site training for all EU Aid Volunteers, including such areas as safety, security and project management;
• 2-day joint induction with other Volunteers across the REACH consortium;
• 6-week apprenticeship in Trócaire’s Head Office in Maynooth, Ireland, along with the 6 other Trócaire Volunteers participating in the REACH consortium.

Once the Volunteer is deployed, Trócaire Honduras will implement a structured approach to continuous learning and development. The Volunteer and his/her line manager – with the help of an assigned mentor from Trócaire’s Head Office – will work together to implement a Learning and Development Plan for the duration of the assignment. Trócaire will take a blended approach to learning that is tailored to the individual Volunteer’s learning needs and the context of the deployment, and will include a combination of induction; training (online or other); peer-to-peer support; ongoing mentoring; and performance management.

Working and Living Conditions: 

The EU Aid Volunteer will receive a monthly allowance, as set by the EU:
• €698.09 per month whilst in Ireland;
• €430.13 per month whilst in Honduras.

In addition, s/he will also be provided with accommodation; return flights; pre- and post-deployment health check-ups; visa and vaccination costs; health insurance; a resettlement allowance at the end of the deployment; and basic equipment, including laptops and phones for work, for the duration of the deployment. Transportation, accommodation and per diems will be provided for all work-related travel.

The apprenticeship will take place in Trócaire’s Head Office in Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Once deployed, the EU Aid Volunteer will be based in Trócaire Honduras’s office in Tegucigalpa, with travel to field locations. S/he will be issued with an international contract and will be expected to work 37 hours a week, Monday – Friday. The Volunteer may be required to work at weekends and unsociable hours, but time off in lieu will be provided in such cases. Trócaire offers 25 days of annual leave plus 9 public holidays, and s/he will not be expected to work when the office is closed over Christmas break.

Accommodation and related expenses, such as utilities or maintenance, will be covered by Trócaire. In Tegucigalpa, accommodation will typically consist of a private rented apartment. Trócaire will support the Volunteer to identify appropriate and safe accommodation that complies with the country security policy.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
2 week EUAV training will take place from 20/04/18 – 04/05/18 or 30/04/18 – 14/05/18 (TBC)
Apprenticeship Placement: 
Volunteers will participate in a cross-consortium 2-day REACH induction with Caritas Europa in Brussels mid-May, followed by a 6-week induction and apprenticeship with Trócaire in Ireland from 21/05/18 – 29/06/18.
Deployment: 
01/07/18 – 30/09/19
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
This will include Trócaire organisation induction, security training, pre-departure country briefings, pre-departure medical and vaccinations.
Post-deployment activities: 
Volunteers will participate in a post-deployment debriefing and learning review (early Oct 2019) followed by a cross-consortium learning review (late Oct/Nov 2019). Volunteers may also be expected to participate in an external event post-deployment.
Vacancy picture: 
Brothers Carlos (left) and Christian (right) from Exitos de Anach Bordo, Choloma, Honduras, a community frequently impacted by dangerous flooding. The Trócaire-supported local emergency committee has megaphones, raincoats, boots, vests, torches and first aid kits at the ready for when disaster inevitably strikes.
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

Before deployment to Trócaire Honduras, the selected EU Aid Volunteer will complete:
• A joint 2-day induction with all selected EU Aid Volunteers across the REACH consortium with Caritas Europa in Brussels;
• A 6-week apprenticeship in the Trócaire Head Office, Maynooth, Ireland from 21/05/18 – 29/06/18. The apprenticeship will provide a solid grounding in Trócaire’s organisational mandate, values and ways of working; relevant technical and sectoral areas of work; the in-country development and humanitarian context; roles, responsibilities and expectations for Volunteers, mentors and line managers; communications, human resources and security policies and procedures; as well as support with all pre-departure preparations.

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

Shortlisting and interviews are expected to take place between 01/03/18 and 14/03/18.

Please note that only completed applications that are submitted through https://www.trocaire.org/about/work-with-trocaire/jobs will be considered. Applications should include:
• Completed EUAV application form;
• CV in Europass format;
• Completed EU Aid Volunteer self-assessment questionnaire.

Interview Process: 

Face-to-face interviews will be held with shortlisted candidates. Depending on the number of candidates for the role, it may be necessary to conduct a first round of Skype interviews before conducting face-to-face interviews.

Successful candidates from the interview stage will then complete a mandatory 30-hour on-line training module, followed by an onsite EUAV training course (10 – 12 days). This training will take place in Austria from 20/04/18 – 04/05/18 or the Netherlands from 30/04/18 – 14/05/18 (TBC). Costs for travel and accommodation during the recruitment phase will be covered.

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

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

Trócaire has been programming in Honduras since the early 1970s, and opened a country office in Tegucigalpa in 1994. The country office consists of a Country Director, a Programme Manager, a Finance and Administration Manager and 12 other programme, finance and support staff. Trócaire works with 25 local civil society partners.

The security situation in Honduras, which is monitored on a continual basis, is stable at present, and there are no restrictions on staff travel. Nevertheless the country is going through a post-election crisis since the general election of Nov 2017, and travel can be restricted periodically as a result of protests and the reactions of security forces. The country is plagued by one of the highest homicide rates amongst countries that are not at war. As a result, all staff are required to follow basic security measures, especially in the main urban centres.

More than two thirds of the population of Honduras live below the poverty line, with 40% living in absolute poverty. Access to democracy, justice, rule of law and respect for human rights are major concerns. Levels of inequality are very high, with 5% of the population owning 61% of the land, while large-scale exploitation of natural resources is causing serious socio-economic conflicts. Violence is widespread, with violence against women a particular concern. Honduras is also extremely vulnerable to natural disasters and climate change, with droughts, flooding and hurricane damage regularly affecting crops, livelihoods and homes.

Groups audience: 
Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Trócaire Honduras
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
Trócaire
Task: 
Tasks in Trócaire Ireland:

Working closely with the other Trócaire Volunteers and with the EU Aid Volunteer Coordinator, the EU Aid Volunteer will:
• Develop an understanding of Trócaire’s values, ways of working and programming priorities, as well as Trócaire’s approach to working in partnership with local actors;
• Develop an understanding of EU Aid Volunteer principles and values;
• Review global best practice in the sector relating to protection mainstreaming and accountability standards;
• Support the EU Aid Volunteer Coordinator in developing a communications, visibility and monitoring plan for the duration of the deployment;
• Link with the Trócaire Honduras team in developing clear objectives, work plans and clarity on roles / responsibilities for the deployment;
• Engage cross-organisationally with relevant Head Office teams and departments, including humanitarian, development, institutional funding, policy and communications;
• Complete medical, security, visa and other practical preparations for deployment.

Tasks in Trócaire Honduras:

Working closely with the Trócaire Honduras team and local partners, as well as other available in-country technical expertise, the EU Aid Volunteer will:
• Develop strong working relationships with local partner organisations, underpinned by principles of respect and mutual support;
• Provide support to Trócaire staff and local partners, in particular Trócaire’s DRR and Gender partners, to strengthen protection mainstreaming and accountability in programming and to support closer integration of DRR, gender and protection. This will include monitoring the protection context, reviewing and adapting programme strategies, and supporting rollout of new approaches (including training and accompaniment of Trócaire and local partner staff; developing tools; linking with other actors to establish referral pathways; monitoring progress and capturing learning);
• Support programme staff in representing Trócaire at inter-agency Protection and DRR coordination groups;
• Work with local partners to monitor the impact of the above capacity building initiatives, including through the implementation of the agreed REACH monitoring framework;
• Contribute to the communication and visibility actions of ECHO-funded projects at National and possibly regional level
• Linking closely with the EU Aid Volunteer Coordinator, comply with all in-country EUAV requirements, including EUAV communication and visibility requirements; use of the EUAV online platform; and participation in relevant events to promote the EUAV initiative, including promotion of World Volunteers Day 2018.

By the end of the deployment, it is expected that:

• Partners have increased capacity in protection and accountability mainstreaming;
• Partners have developed clear strategies and action plans to mainstream protection and accountability into their work, in line with Trócaire’s protection mainstreaming framework and the Core Humanitarian Standards;
• Partners have developed monitoring and evaluation plans for applying protection mainstreaming and accountability standards in their work;
• Links have been developed between the Humanitarian/DRR and the Gender programme partners to support capacity building and to strengthen mapping and referrals.

Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Climate change adaptation and ecosystem-based management in Mozambique [GVC7_MOZ_CLI_JR]

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

GVC (Italy), Alianza por la Solidaridad (Spain) and Acción contra el Hambre (Spain) are international non-governmental organizations having joined their expertise in management of humanitarian action worldwide and now implement the “EU Aid Volunteers strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in Middle East, Africa, Southern and Central America” project.

The objective is adding value to Commission’s European Civil Protection And Humanitarian Aid Operations Department and other Humanitarian Operations with the support of 33 trained EU Aid Volunteers working within 19 hosting organizations in 12 Countries.

17 senior (more than 5 years of professional experience) and 16 junior (less than 5 years of professional experience) EU Aid Volunteers will be deployed in 12 countries (Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Guatemala, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Palestine, Peru, Tunisia).

The project aims also at building the capacities of local organizations in hosting volunteers, preventing emergencies and being prepared in case of disaster.

Moreover, Europeans and locals will work together to strengthen the resilience capacity of vulnerable communities in least developed and fragile countries.

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

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

Required competences: 

Studies

  • Advanced university studies in Agronomics, Environment, Geography or in other relevant sectors are prefered.
  • Desirable Humanitarian / Development Project Cycle Management knowledge

Languages

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

Skills

  • Professional and technical understanding of natural and human induced hazards and root causes and driving factors of disaster vulnerability
  • Ability to plan, monitor and report project activities in relevant field in multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations
  • Proactive in liaising and problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, coordination and stress management
  • Adaptability
  • Team working
  • Strong initiative and autonomy
  • Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions

Experiences

  • Previous experience in developing countries is an asset

Prior volunteer experience is an asset

Project: 
EU Aid Volunteers strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in Middle East, Africa, Southern and Central America
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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

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

Minimum Requirements: 

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

Learning Opportunities: 

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

Working and Living Conditions: 

Hosting Organization:
• The Hosting Organization for the present deployment is GVC Mozambique
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Pemba, Mozambique, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (315,17 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
• In addition, for each month of deployment 100 euro of post deployment resettlement allowance are foreseen
• Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered directly by sending and/or hosting organization.
• The working calendar will be corresponding to the agenda and system established in the field.
• For each month of voluntary activity two days of rest are foreseen, in addition to public holidays. It is highly recommended not to use the rest days during the first and the last month of deployment.

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

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

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

No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

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

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

Interview Process: 

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

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

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

Security conditions
The safety & security situation in Mozambique is influenced by the political conflict between FRELIMO (party in power) and RENAMO (the political opposition party), that have been in peace since the 2017 peace agreement. The clashes are located in Sofala, Manica, Zambezia and Tete provinces, whereas GVC Mozambique works in the district of Pemba in Capo Delgado province and in Maputo city and province. The framework of political and social context in these two regions can be considered almost safe without particular risks for GVC expatriated, volunteers and local staff.
GVC Italia has elaborated the Safety Measures Guidelines as well as the Safety and Evacuation Plan and a Local Operational Manual for all its local offices (all the documents are regularly updated). The Local operational manual for Mozambique has been realized with the support of the GVC Mozambique staff, specifically arranged in accordance with the local environment taking into account the specific existing risks in order to develop appropriate security, health and safety procedures for staff. Due to the differences between the two contexts, a specific focus on the two areas is included in the plan. A copy of the manual is given to the staff and EU Aid Volunteers before reaching the Country and also disseminate to the local staff.
GVC Mozambique guarantees appropriate living and health condition for its staff. No particular health risks are identified. No specific vaccination needed. Malaria, tuberculosis, cholera and HIV are prevented with normal precautionary behavior targeted during the in-country induction.
(Actually, if you come from one of the Yellow Fever List countries, you need it`s vaccine certification)
GVC values
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independency.
We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
More information is available here:
www.gvc-italia.org

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Mozambique
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":35,"longitude":-18.25,"country":"MZ"}
Task: 
Climate Change Adaptation Tasks

• Support the development of best practice in climate change adaptation
• Providing technical support to climate change adaptation staff in the country
• Monitor and disseminate emerging best practice on climate change adaptation strategies, planning and practice

Ecosystem Tasks

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

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

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

Senior EU Aid Volunteer in Communication in Thailand [GVC9_THA_COM_SR]

Documents: 
Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

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

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

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

The EU Aid Volunteers Initiative offers:

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

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

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

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

More info available here:

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Required competences: 

Studies

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

 

Languages

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

 

Skills

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

 

Experiences

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

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

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

Minimum Requirements: 

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

Learning Opportunities: 

The Volunteer will attend a 30-hours online training and a 9-12-days in presence training before her/his deployment.
The in presence training will have a standard part for all the candidates and some optional modules, decided according to the competences of the Volunteer and the needs of the hosting organization.
During the apprenticeship (if foreseen), the Volunteer will have the chance to experience the work in a sending organization; during the deployment, she/he will improve languages skills and the ability to work in an international context. His/her professional skills will be strengthened.
The Volunteer will have a Learning and Development Plan for the on-going assessment of her/his competences during the deployment.

Working and Living Conditions: 

Hosting Organization:
• The Hosting Organization for the present deployment is GVC Thailand
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Bangkok, Thailand, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (499.87 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
• In addition, for each month of deployment 100 euro of post deployment resettlement allowance are foreseen
• Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered directly by sending and/or hosting organization.
• The working calendar will be corresponding to the agenda and system established in the field.
• For each month of voluntary activity two days of rest are foreseen, in addition to public holidays. It is highly recommended not to use the rest days during the first and the last month of deployment.

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

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

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Training will take place in April – May 2018. Training sessions will be in English.
Apprenticeship Placement: 
n/a
Deployment: 
01/07/2018
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
The pre-deployment induction is a compulsory activity for all the volunteers. It is foreseen at GVC HQ in Bologna before the departure, indicatively at the end of June 2018. Two days of specific in-country induction are foreseen in Thailand at her/his arr
Post-deployment activities: 
After the end of the deployment, the volunteer will have a final debriefing and will take part to the final activities of the project, that will be communicated during the pre-deployment induction.
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

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

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

Interview Process: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coordination tasks

• Participate in the meetings staff and with the Headquarter

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

• The Volunteer shall perform other duties, as required

Senior EU Aid Volunteer in Climate change adaptation and ecosystem-based in Peru [GVC9_PER_CLI_SR]

Documents: 
Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

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

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

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

The EU Aid Volunteers Initiative offers:

  • Opportunities for European citizens to become EU Aid Volunteers in humanitarian projects worldwide, showing solidarity with those who most need it,
  • Professional support by trained and well-prepared volunteers to communities affected by disaster,
  • Capacity building for local staff and volunteers of organizations in countries hit by disasters,
  • Technical assistance for organizations based in Europe to strengthen their capacity to participate in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative.

More info available here:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Required competences: 

Studies

  • Advanced university studies in Veterinary medicine, Agronomics, Environment or in other relevant sectors
  • Desirable Humanitarian / Development Project Cycle Management knowledge

Languages

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

Skills

  • Deep professional and technical understanding of natural and human induced hazards and root causes and driving factors of disaster vulnerability
  • Proactive in liaising and problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, coordination and stress management
  • Adaptability
  • Team working
  • Strong initiative and autonomy
  • Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions

Experiences

  • 5 years’ experience in relevant fields
  • Experience in planning, monitoring and reporting of project activities in relevant field in multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations
  • Previous experience in developing countries
  • Prior volunteer experience is an asset
Project: 
Strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities through the deployment of EU Aid Volunteers
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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

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

Minimum Requirements: 

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

Learning Opportunities: 

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

Working and Living Conditions: 

Hosting Organization:
• The Hosting Organization for the present deployment is GVC Peru
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Abancay, Peru, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (401.12 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
• In addition, for each month of deployment 100 euro of post deployment resettlement allowance are foreseen
• Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered directly by sending and/or hosting organization.
• The working calendar will be corresponding to the agenda and system established in the field.
• For each month of voluntary activity two days of rest are foreseen, in addition to public holidays. It is highly recommended not to use the rest days during the first and the last month of deployment.

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

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

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

No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

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

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

Interview Process: 

• All the interviews will be done online. The interviews have the aim to explore both the competences and the motivations of the candidates;
• The selected candidate/s for each vacancy will be notified by 06/04/2018. The date of the notification may vary according to the number of application received;
• The selected candidate/s will attend an online and in-presence training, which are part of the selection process;
• PLEASE NOTE THAT MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE PER POSITION WILL ATTEND THE TRAINING;
• 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
Perú is a country in western South America, with a multiethnic population of over 31 million, which includes Amerindians, Europeans, Africans and Asians. The main spoken language is Spanish, although a significant number of Peruvians speak Quechua or other native languages.
Even though it has been categorized as Upper-middle income Country (in accordance with World Bank standards) since 2008, the Country still suffers of structural inequalities which are not limited to income problem or monetary poverty. In the last decade (2005-2010), the Peruvian economy was one of the most prosperous in the region, with a sustained growth rate of 3.3% in 2015 and 3.9% in 2016, and a reduction of the poverty level, which fell from 45.5% to 19.3% ("extreme" poverty has decreased from 27.6% to 9%) (http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/peru/overview) The initial forecasts of a growth rate of 4% by 2017 were revised slightly downwards (reaching below 3%) due to the impact of "El Niño", which, for some months, has greatly reduced production activities, especially in the north of the country. Finally, Perú is a country opened to international trade and foreign investment, with Free Trade Agreements in the geographical area and outside it with the main partners (with European Union has a FTA since 2013).
The whole country is subject to seismic activity, less intense in the Southern Region of the Andes where the GVC operates. It does not constitute a greater risk for the GVC staff and activities, since the main risks are linked to travel, given to the roads conditions in the Andes area, where the projects are implemented. During the rainy season, landslides are frequent along the roads connecting the main cities. The health and hygiene conditions of the country generally require taking precautions to avoid diseases such as hepatitis A, dysentery, typhoid. Outbreaks of cholera occur sometimes in summertime (January-March) especially in the outlying areas of the cities where the hygienic conditions are very precarious.
The situation of public order is characterized by frequent protests, which sometimes reach fair levels of violence. The incidence of delinquency remains high, especially in Lima, the capital. In the urban areas and in general where the GVC works, there have not been registered dangerous events (such as abductions or physical attacks).

Security conditions
Perú is a relatively safe country, characterized in general by adequate services. The situation of basic infrastructure and services is normally good in the main cities. In the country it is possible to access medium-level medical assistance in public facilities and excellent-level medical assistance for serious illnesses and problems in Lima.
The EU Aid Volunteer will be hosted by GVC Perú, 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 at building local community resilience to disasters.

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

Groups audience: 
Region:
Hosting organisation: 
Grupo Voluntariado Civil (GVC) - Perú
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-76,"longitude":-9.9999999999999,"country":"PE"}
Task: 
Climate Change Adaptation Tasks

• Support the development of best practice in climate change adaptation
• Providing technical support to climate change adaptation staff in the country
• Monitor and disseminate emerging best practice on climate change adaptation strategies, planning and practice
• Strengthen the management capabilities of communities in grassland management

Ecosystem Tasks

• Providing technical support and knowledge to the staff in the country for a better management of water resources
• Supporting ecosystem assessments, strategic planning, project design, reviews and evaluations exercises
• Reassessing the importance of natural ecosystems with a focus on risk management and climate change.
• Supporting the project manager in monitoring the work of technical experts and contributing to review draft reports/outputs

Project Management

• Support the staff in identifying, preparing and implementing programs, projects and project's components to address livelihoods and climate change issues and readiness

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

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

Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Food Security and Nutrition in Burkina Faso [GVC7_BKF_NUT_JR]

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

GVC (Italy), Alianza por la Solidaridad (Spain) and Acción contra el Hambre (Spain) are international non-governmental organizations having joined their expertise in management of humanitarian action worldwide and now implement the “EU Aid Volunteers strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in Middle East, Africa, Southern and Central America” project.

The objective is adding value to Commission’s European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Department and other Humanitarian Operations with the support of 33 trained EU Aid Volunteers working within 19 hosting organizations in 12 Countries.

17 senior (more than 5 years of professional experience) and 16 junior (less than 5 years of professional experience) EU Aid Volunteers will be deployed in 12 countries (Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Guatemala, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Palestine, Peru, Tunisia).

The project aims also at building the capacities of local organizations in hosting volunteers, preventing emergencies and being prepared in case of disaster.

Moreover, Europeans and locals will work together to strengthen the resilience capacity of vulnerable communities in least developed and fragile countries.

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

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

Required competences: 

Studies

  •  Bachelor or Master degree in Agriculture, Nutrition or similar field is prefered.

Languages

  • Fluent in French, both written and verbal.
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Knowledge of Italian is an asset

Skills

  • Good general knowledge of the full Office suite and Windows OS
  • Capacity to work with a diverse group and within an international context
  • Capacity to work independently, managing own times and responsibilities
  • Adaptability
  • Team working
  • Communication skills, intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions
  • Mental and physical resilience and readiness to live and work in developing countries

 

Experiences

  • At least 2 year of relevant experience in food security and/or nutrition projects, and at least 1 year in humanitarian or development field
  • Desirable previous experience in developing countries

Prior volunteer experience is an asset

Project: 
EU Aid Volunteers strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in Middle East, Africa, Southern and Central America
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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

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

Minimum Requirements: 

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

Learning Opportunities: 

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

Working and Living Conditions: 

Hosting Organization:
• The Hosting Organization for the present deployment is GVC Burkina Faso
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (497,33 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
• In addition, for each month of deployment 100 euro of post deployment resettlement allowance are foreseen
• Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered directly by sending and/or hosting organization.
• The working calendar will be corresponding to the agenda and system established in the field.
• For each month of voluntary activity two days of rest are foreseen, in addition to public holidays. It is highly recommended not to use the rest days during the first and the last month of deployment.

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

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

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
Training will take place in April – May 2018. Training sessions will be in French only if the minimum number of participants will be reached. Otherwise it will be in English.
Deployment: 
01/07/2018
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
The pre-deployment induction is a compulsory activity for all the EU Aid Volunteers. It is foreseen at GVC HQ in Bologna before the departure. Two days of specific in-country induction are foreseen in Burkina Faso.
Post-deployment activities: 
After the end of the deployment, the EU Aid Volunteer will have a final debriefing and will take part to the final activities of the project, that will be communicated during the pre-deployment induction.
Vacancy picture: 
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

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

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

Interview Process: 

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

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

Humanitarian Context
West Africa is the poorest region in the world. Out of the twenty least developed countries of the Human Development Index (HDI), ten are in West Africa. Some 353 million people living in the region are confronted to large-scale extreme poverty, uncontrolled demographic growth, rising insecurity, conflict and resulting displacement, fragility, the impact of climate change, epidemics and, subsequently, clearly growing humanitarian needs. There is a sustained level of extreme vulnerability, without a real prospect of improvement in the short or medium-term. Overall, approximately 16.4 million people are in immediate need of humanitarian assistance.
Burkina Faso ranks 185/188 on the HDI (Human Development Report 2016 – UNDP). The overall INFORM Risk Index in 2017 is 5.5/10 (Hazard and exposure 4.4/10; Vulnerability is 6.1/10; Lack of Coping Capacity 6.2). The INFORM Crisis Index for Burkina Faso is decreasing to 1/3 in 2017, resulting from a Conflict Intensity score of 0/3, an Uprooted People index of 0/3 and a People Affected by Natural Disasters index of 1/3 (http://www.inform-index.org/Countries/Country-profiles). Burkina Faso has a total population of 18.1 million people, with half of the Burkinabe population living in extreme poverty with little access to health and basic services. Structural food insecurity is exacerbated by high food prices and the recurrent indebtedness of vulnerable families (https://www.wfp.org/operations/200163-burkina-faso-country-programme-201...). During the lean season, 1.7 million people are estimated to be under stress and 257 000 in a situation of food crisis.
Security conditions
GVC Italia has drafted the guidelines on security measures along with the security and evacuation plan and the local operational manual for all local offices, in accordance with the local political situation. The local operational manual for Burkina Faso was drafted with the support of the GVC Burkina Faso staff, taking into account the specific risks in order to develop a plan and procedures for safety, health and evacuation appropriate for the staff and for the EU Aid Volunteers.
With regard to the political and social context, Burkina Faso can be globally qualified as a safe country without any particular risks for expatriate staff and local staff, including EU Aid Volunteers, except some areas in the Mali and Niger border. Throughout the year 2017 the security situation in Burkina Faso has been calm and currently is not particularly critical, except in the border areas near Mali and Niger. The coordination office of GVC Burkina Faso is located in the capital Ouagadougou and the living conditions of the staff are good and appropriate, this is monitored constantly by the Country Representative.
The country is at risk of yellow fever, for which vaccination is mandatory before traveling to Burkina Faso. There is no other specific risk with regard to health; prevention measures for malaria and other diseases are highly recommended (basic prevention measures, analyzed during information sessions with the staff and the EU Aid Volunteers before their arrival in the country).

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

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Burkina Faso 
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-1.744104195,"longitude":12.28631946,"country":"BF"}
Task: 
Technical support

• Provide technical expertise and support in setting up the food security monitoring system.
• Support the Post Distribution Monitoring process, providing its expertise in analyzing the impact of cash transfer activities on the nutrition and food security levels among beneficiaries communities

Monitoring and Evaluation support

Support to the project manager in:
• Following the project cycle and the implementation of the activities
• the preparation of monitoring and evaluation tools, in order to mainstream Monitoring and Evauation in project implementation and development
• the design and compilation of food security/nutritional data assessments
• weekly activities planning and implementation
• coordinating the staff on the field
• coordinating with the project partners and stakeholders
• monitoring indicators and collecting sources of verification

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

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

Senior EU Aid Volunteer in Finance and Accounting in Burkina Faso [GVC7_BKF_ADM_SR]

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

GVC (Italy), Alianza por la Solidaridad (Spain) and Acción contra el Hambre (Spain) are international non-governmental organizations having joined their expertise in management of humanitarian action worldwide and now implement the “EU Aid Volunteers strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in Middle East, Africa, Southern and Central America” project.

The objective is adding value to Commission’s European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Department and other Humanitarian Operations with the support of 33 trained EU Aid Volunteers working within 19 hosting organizations in 12 Countries.

17 senior (more than 5 years of professional experience) and 16 junior (less than 5 years of professional experience) EU Aid Volunteers will be deployed in 12 countries (Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Guatemala, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Palestine, Peru, Tunisia).

The project aims also at building the capacities of local organizations in hosting volunteers, preventing emergencies and being prepared in case of disaster.

Moreover, Europeans and locals will work together to strengthen the resilience capacity of vulnerable communities in least developed and fragile countries.

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

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

Required competences: 

Studies

  • Studies in Economics, Business Administration, or Accountancy 
  • Desirable humanitarian/development project cycle management knowledge

Languages

  • Fluent in French, both written and verbal.
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Knowledge of Italian is an asset

Skills

  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, and good general knowledge of the full Office suite;
  • Good interpersonal skills and stress management.
  • Reports drafting
  • Adaptability
  • Team working
  • Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions

Experiences

  • At least 5 years’ experience in relevant sectors
  • Desirable previous experience in developing countries

Prior volunteer experience is an asset

Project: 
EU Aid Volunteers strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in Middle East, Africa, Southern and Central America
Eligibility and exception criteria: 

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

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

Minimum Requirements: 

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

Learning Opportunities: 

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

Working and Living Conditions: 

Hosting Organization:
• The Hosting Organization for the present deployment is GVC Burkina Faso
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (497,33 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
• In addition, for each month of deployment 100 euro of post deployment resettlement allowance are foreseen
• Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered directly by sending and/or hosting organization.
• The working calendar will be corresponding to the agenda and system established in the field.
• For each month of voluntary activity two days of rest are foreseen, in addition to public holidays. It is highly recommended not to use the rest days during the first and the last month of deployment.

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

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

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

No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

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

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

Interview Process: 

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

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

Humanitarian Context
West Africa is the poorest region in the world. Out of the twenty least developed countries of the Human Development Index (HDI), ten are in West Africa. Some 353 million people living in the region are confronted to large-scale extreme poverty, uncontrolled demographic growth, rising insecurity, conflict and resulting displacement, fragility, the impact of climate change, epidemics and, subsequently, clearly growing humanitarian needs. There is a sustained level of extreme vulnerability, without a real prospect of improvement in the short or medium-term. Overall, approximately 16.4 million people are in immediate need of humanitarian assistance.
Burkina Faso ranks 185/188 on the HDI (Human Development Report 2016 – UNDP). The overall INFORM Risk Index in 2017 is 5.5/10 (Hazard and exposure 4.4/10; Vulnerability is 6.1/10; Lack of Coping Capacity 6.2). The INFORM Crisis Index for Burkina Faso is decreasing to 1/3 in 2017, resulting from a Conflict Intensity score of 0/3, an Uprooted People index of 0/3 and a People Affected by Natural Disasters index of 1/3 (http://www.inform-index.org/Countries/Country-profiles). Burkina Faso has a total population of 18.1 million people, with half of the Burkinabe population living in extreme poverty with little access to health and basic services. Structural food insecurity is exacerbated by high food prices and the recurrent indebtedness of vulnerable families (https://www.wfp.org/operations/200163-burkina-faso-country-programme-201...). During the lean season, 1.7 million people are estimated to be under stress and 257 000 in a situation of food crisis.
Security conditions
GVC Italia has drafted the guidelines on security measures along with the security and evacuation plan and the local operational manual for all local offices, in accordance with the local political situation. The local operational manual for Burkina Faso was drafted with the support of the GVC Burkina Faso staff, taking into account the specific risks in order to develop a plan and procedures for safety, health and evacuation appropriate for the staff and for the EU Aid Volunteers.
With regard to the political and social context, Burkina Faso can be globally qualified as a safe country without any particular risks for expatriate staff and local staff, including EU Aid Volunteers, except some areas in the Mali and Niger border. Throughout the year 2017 the security situation in Burkina Faso has been calm and currently is not particularly critical, except in the border areas near Mali and Niger. The coordination office of GVC Burkina Faso is located in the capital Ouagadougou and the living conditions of the staff are good and appropriate, this is monitored constantly by the Country Representative.
The country is at risk of yellow fever, for which vaccination is mandatory before traveling to Burkina Faso. There is no other specific risk with regard to health; prevention measures for malaria and other diseases are highly recommended (basic prevention measures, analyzed during information sessions with the staff and the EU Aid Volunteers before their arrival in the country).

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

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Burkina Faso 
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-1.744104195,"longitude":12.28631946,"country":"BF"}
Task: 
Supporting the Administrator

• Support the administrator in the accounting of the project in relation to: expenditure plan, accounting management.

Supporting the project manager

• Support the country representative and the country administrator project manager, in coordination with the logistic expert and the administrator, in the maintenance of documents relating to the project activities, reporting and archive’s organization.

Archive and documents

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

Activities, planning and coordination

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

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

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

Junior EU Aid Volunteer, Nicaragua: DRR & Protection

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

Trócaire is one of Ireland’s leading INGOs, with over 40 years’ experience in development and humanitarian programming. The organisation works in partnership with local civil society and church organisations in 20 countries across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Trócaire is committed to fighting poverty and injustice, and to help bring about lasting change. In line with its 2016–2020 Strategic Plan, Trócaire’s work focuses on supporting access to, and control over, resources; women’s empowerment; and humanitarian preparedness and response. Trócaire is a member of the Caritas Internationalis network. The organisation adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards, and is a signatory of the Charter for Change around enabling more locally-led responses to humanitarian crises. Trócaire has a commitment to Protection as a niche area in its humanitarian programming, including a focus on both protection mainstreaming and protection of women and girls programming. It has a history of programming aimed at building the resilience of communities affected by chronic poverty and multiple stresses, such as natural disasters, conflict or climate change.

 

Trócaire’s work in Nicaragua includes programming in the following core areas:

  • Resource rights and resilience livelihoods: Empowering rural families and communities to secure access and adequate management of natural resources, including land and water;

  • Sustainability and innovation in Civil Society: Supporting civil society organisations and their networks by helping to open space for collaboration with other actors, including government, business and the academic sector;

  • Eliminating violence for women’s empowerment: Using community approaches to engage women and men around violence prevention and violence-free relationships;

  • Protecting vulnerable people from disasters: Community-based disaster prevention and response, including Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and capacity building for local communities, along with a strong emphasis on protection of vulnerable groups.

 

This role will support further strengthening of Trócaire Nicaragua’s DRR work with local partners, with an emphasis on i) humanitarian preparedness and response, and ii) protection of potentially vulnerable groups in emergencies, including women/girls and those with disabilities, in order to improve safety, access and dignity of programme participants.

 

This role is one of 7 Ei Aid Volunteer roles that Trócaire is advertising under the REACH project (EU Aid Volunteers: Caritas European Action for Resilience and Effective Humanitarian Response). The REACH project is part of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative. It is a 24-month project aimed at strengthening local capacity for disaster preparedness, disaster response, protection mainstreaming and resilience-building, through the deployment of motivated, capable and qualified EU Aid Volunteers to work alongside experienced and talented staff on the ground. This work is key to strengthening local civil society and locally-led humanitarian responses.

 

REACH is implemented by a consortium that includes Trócaire Ireland (Lead Agency) and Caritas Austria as Sending Organisations, along with 9 third-country Hosting Organisations (Trócaire DRC, Trócaire Guatemala, Trócaire Honduras, Trócaire Nicaragua, Trócaire Rwanda, Trócaire Sierra Leone, Caritas Nepal, Caritas Philippines and PACIDA Kenya).

Required competences: 

Trócaire is looking for dedicated, talented individuals with a commitment to the principles of humanitarian response, accountability, social justice and volunteering, as well as to working in partnership with local organisations to bring about lasting change.

 

The successful candidate will have a high degree of cultural awareness and a demonstrated ability to adapt to new and difficult work environments, to manage stress and heavy workloads, to work independently, and to establish strong working relationships with colleagues. S/he will be accountable, driven, committed to continuing personal/professional development, and to supporting the development of colleagues. S/he will have a relevant skillset to support organisational capacity building in relation to protection and accountability mainstreaming.

Project: 
EU Aid Volunteers: Caritas European Action for Resilience and Effective Humanitarian Response
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 candidate must:
• Have excellent oral and written Spanish and English skills (to a minimum B2 level on the Common European Framework of References for Languages).
• Be in a position to comply with all pre-deployment training requirements, detailed below;
• Be available for deployment for the timeframe detailed below;
• Be medically fit for travel, and capable of travelling to remote areas of the country.

Trócaire is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse. Any candidate offered a job with Trócaire will be expected to sign Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policies and Global Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment, and to agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. Specific roles may require policy/Garda vetting.

Trócaire is committed to enabling a diverse workforce and creating equality of opportunity. This commitment extends to eliminating all forms of discrimination, and ensuring that the principles of employment equality are applied to recruitment, promotion, training and work experience, and to all terms and conditions of employment.

Minimum Requirements: 

The successful candidate will have:
• Third level/undergraduate degree in humanitarian or development studies, or related area. Postgraduate qualification preferable;
• 2 years’ work experience, preferably in a related area;
• Overseas experience in a developing or humanitarian setting, and a demonstrated ability to adapt to different cultural contexts;
• Technical knowledge in protection and accountability in humanitarian or human rights settings, as well as familiarity with gender and DRR programming;
• Familiarity with strategy development and project cycle management principles;
• Ability to work with institutional donors, such as the EU;
• Ability to work effectively with colleagues and local partners;
• Willingly takes ownership, with proactive approach to learning on the job;
• Strong organisational and time management skills.

Learning Opportunities: 

Prior to deployment, the EU Volunteer will avail of the following structured learning opportunities:
• 30 hours of tailored online training on humanitarian response principles and standards;
• 10-12 days of intensive on-site training for all EU Aid Volunteers, including such areas as safety, security and project management;
• 2-day joint induction with other Volunteers across the REACH consortium;
• 6-week apprenticeship in Trócaire’s Head Office in Maynooth, Ireland, along with the 6 other Trócaire Volunteers participating in the REACH consortium.

Once the Volunteer is deployed, Trócaire Nicaragua will implement a structured approach to continuous learning and development. The Volunteer and his/her line manager – with the help of an assigned mentor from Trócaire’s Head Office – will work together to implement a Learning and Development Plan for the duration of the assignment. Trócaire will take a blended approach to learning that is tailored to the individual Volunteer’s learning needs and the context of the deployment, and will include a combination of induction; training (online or other); peer-to-peer support; ongoing mentoring; and performance management.

Working and Living Conditions: 

The EU Aid Volunteer will receive a monthly allowance, as set by the EU:
• €698.09 per month whilst in Ireland;
• €392.90 per month whilst in Nicaragua.

In addition, s/he will also be provided with accommodation; return flights; pre- and post-deployment health check-ups; visa and vaccination costs; health insurance; a resettlement allowance at the end of the deployment; and basic equipment, including laptops and phones for work, for the duration of the deployment. Transportation, accommodation and per diems will be provided for all work-related travel.

The apprenticeship will take place in Trócaire’s Head Office in Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Once deployed, the EU Aid Volunteer will be based in Trócaire Nicaragua’s office in Managua, with travel to field locations. S/he will be issued with an international contract and will be expected to work 40 hours a week, Monday – Friday. The Volunteer may be required to work at weekends and unsociable hours, but time off in lieu will be provided in such cases. Trócaire offers 25 days of annual leave plus 9 public holidays, and s/he will not be expected to work when the office is closed over Christmas break.

Accommodation and related expenses, such as utilities or maintenance, will be covered by Trócaire. In Managua, accommodation will typically consist of an individual apartment (studio or one-bedroom) within walking distance of the Trócaire office. Trócaire will support the Volunteer to identify appropriate and safe accommodation that complies with the country security policy.

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
2 week EU Aid Volunteers training will take place from 20/04/18 – 04/05/18 or 30/04/18 – 14/05/18 (TBC)
Apprenticeship Placement: 
Volunteers will participate in a cross-consortium 2-day REACH induction with Caritas Europa in Brussels mid-May, followed by a 6-week induction and apprenticeship with Trócaire in Ireland from 21/05/18 – 29/06/18.
Deployment: 
01/07/18 – 30/09/19
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
This will include Trócaire organisation induction, security training, pre-departure country briefings, pre-departure medical and vaccinations.
Post-deployment activities: 
Volunteers will participate in a post-deployment debriefing and learning review (early Oct 2019) followed by a cross-consortium learning review (late Oct/Nov 2019). Volunteers may also be expected to participate in an external event post-deployment.
Vacancy picture: 
Trócaire's partner, Movimiento Comunal Nicaraguense, working with a community member to map risks and hazards in the local area
Volunteer Profile: 
Junior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

Before deployment to Trócaire Nicaragua, the selected EU Aid Volunteer will complete:
• A joint 2-day induction with all selected EU Aid Volunteers across the REACH consortium with Caritas Europa in Brussels;
• A 6-week apprenticeship in the Trócaire Head Office, Maynooth, Ireland from 21/05/18 – 29/06/18. The apprenticeship will provide a solid grounding in Trócaire’s organisational mandate, values and ways of working; relevant technical and sectoral areas of work; the in-country development and humanitarian context; roles, responsibilities and expectations for Volunteers, mentors and line managers; communications, human resources and security policies and procedures; as well as support with all pre-departure preparations.

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

Shortlisting and interviews are expected to take place between 26/02/18 and 14/03/18.

Please note that only completed applications that are submitted through https://www.trocaire.org/about/work-with-trocaire/jobs will be considered. Applications should include:
• Completed EU Aid Volunteers application form;
• CV in Europass format;
• Completed EU Aid Volunteer self-assessment questionnaire.

Interview Process: 

Face-to-face interviews will be held with shortlisted candidates. Depending on the number of candidates for the role, it may be necessary to conduct a first round of Skype interviews before conducting face-to-face interviews.

Successful candidates from the interview stage will then complete a mandatory 30-hour on-line training module, followed by an onsite EUAV training course (10 – 12 days). This training will take place in Austria from 20/04/18 – 04/05/18 or the Netherlands from 30/04/18 – 14/05/18 (TBC). Costs for travel and accommodation during the recruitment phase will be covered.

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

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

Trócaire has been programming in Nicaragua since the 1970s, and opened a country office in Managua in 2002. The country office consists of a team of 10 staff members. Trócaire works with 25 local civil society partners.

The security situation in Nicaragua is stable. Theft and petty crime, which are widespread, are the primary concerns. The EU Aid Volunteer will be briefed on the country security plan, and will be required to take the usual precautions – e.g. carry minimal cash; avoid displaying items of value; avoid walking in unfamiliar areas and use only recommended taxi companies.

Despite steady economic growth in the last decade, Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Economic inequality is high, and close to 50% of the population lives in poverty. Nicaragua is also very vulnerable to climate change and disasters, including droughts, earthquakes, hurricanes and landslides. There are high rates of violence against women and girls, as well as unequal access to assets and natural resources; in rural areas, only 23% of women own land.

Groups audience: 
Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Trócaire Nicaragua
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
Trócaire
Country coordinates: 
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Task: 
Tasks in Trócaire Ireland:

Working closely with the other Trócaire Volunteers and with the EU Aid Volunteer Coordinator, the Eu Aid Volunteer will:
• Develop a good understanding of Trócaire’s values, ways of working and programming priorities, as well as Trócaire’s approach to working in partnership with local actors;
• Develop a good understanding of the EU Aid Volunteer principles, values and competency framework;
• Review global best practice in the sector relating to DRR and protection;
• Support the EU Aid Volunteer Coordinator in developing a communications, visibility and monitoring plan for the duration of the deployment;
• Link with the Trócaire Nicaragua team in developing clear objectives, work plans and clarity on roles / responsibilities for the deployment;
• Engage cross-organisationally with relevant Head Office teams and departments, including humanitarian, development, institutional funding, policy and communications;
• Complete medical, security, visa and other practical preparations for deployment.

Tasks in Trócaire Nicaragua:

Tasks in Trócaire Nicaragua:
Working closely with the Trócaire Nicaragua team and local partners, as well as other available in-country technical expertise, the EU Aid Volunteer will:
• Develop strong working relationships with local partner organisations, underpinned by principles of respect and mutual support;
• Provide support to Trócaire staff and local partners, in particular Trócaire’s DRR partners, to help strengthen capacity for humanitarian preparedness and response and for protection of vulnerable groups. This will include monitoring the protection context, reviewing and adapting programme strategies, and supporting rollout of new approaches (including training and accompaniment of Trócaire and local partner staff; developing tools; linking with other actors to establish referral pathways; monitoring progress and capturing learning);
• Represent Trócaire in inter-agency Protection and DRR coordination groups;
• Work with local partners to monitor the impact of the above capacity building initiatives, including through the implementation of the agreed REACH monitoring framework;
• Linking closely with the EU Aid Volunteer Coordinator, comply with all in-country EU Aid Volunteers requirements, including EU Aid Volunteers communication and visibility requirements; use of the EU Aid Volunteers online platform; and participation in relevant events to promote the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, including promotion of World Volunteers Day 2018.

By the end of the deployment, the Volunteer will have provided the following supports:

1. Humanitarian Preparedness and Response:
• Support Trócaire and partners on emergency preparedness planning;
• Develop partners’ capacity in international humanitarian standards;
• Support the development of DRR and humanitarian funding proposals;

2. Protection of potentially vulnerable groups:
• Provide technical assistance to partners to mainstream protection, with a specific focus on monitoring, analysis of protection risks, mapping and referral pathways, and feedback and complaints mechanisms;
• Support Trócaire & partners to strengthen programme quality and accountability in line with the Core Humanitarian Standards;
• Assist in monitoring protection mainstreaming standards in partners’ DRR projects;
• Share learning and best practice.

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