EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

WASH

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

Documents: 
Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

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

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

 

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

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

Required competences: 

Studies

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

·         Desirable humanitarian/development project cycle management knowledge

Languages

·         Fluent in Portuguese, both written and verbal.

·         Good knowledge of English

·         Knowledge of Italian is an asset

Skills

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

·         Good interpersonal skills and stress management.

·         Reports drafting

·         Adaptability

·         Team working

·         Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions

Experiences

·         At least 3 years’ experience in relevant sectors

·         Desirable previous experience in developing countries

          ·         Prior volunteer experience is an asset

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

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

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

Minimum Requirements: 

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

Learning Opportunities: 

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

Working and Living Conditions: 

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

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

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

No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

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

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

Interview Process: 

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

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

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

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

Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Mozambique
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":35,"longitude":-18.25,"country":"MZ"}
Task: 
Finance and accounts support to the project manager

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

Archive and documents

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

Activities, planning, and coordination

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

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

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

Junior EU Aid Volunteer in 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 sent out by ICCO to act as Communication and Visibility Officer in Uganda AND Ethiopia

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

EUAID Volunteers ACTing against disaster risks (EUAVACT) is a project within the framework of the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative. The project is implemented by a consortium of ACT Alliance organizations and involves 38 volunteer placements.

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

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

The volunteer will be deployed by ICCO from its global office in The Netherlands. ICCO is a global, nongovernmental organization. It works towards a world in which people can live in dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice. It believes a world with less poverty is possible. To achieve this it embraces two core interrelated principles: securing sustainable livelihoods and justice and dignity for all. A livelihood without rights is not sustainable and dignity comes with a livelihood in which rights are respected. The core values of ICCO are compassion, justice and stewardship, expressions of Christian roots. The organisation keeps its eyes and ears close to the ground as a partner to enterprising people with a worldwide local network and a strong belief in the power of people to improve their livelihoods. ICCO works from 5 regional and 26 country offices in Latin America, Africa and Asia. The volunteer will be deployed to its country offices in Uganda and Ethiopia with visits to local partners in both countries for a period of two months as part of team of 2 communication people (so you as a volunteer won't have to operate alone in-country).

Main aim:

The main aim of the ‘communication expert’ senior volunteer deployment is to successfully and effectively support:

1. the capacity development on communication of hosting organizations and

2. to produce good visibility and communication materials.

Setting:

Thirty EU Aid Volunteers are already deployed to hosting organisations worldwide to support them on strengthening their work on Disaster Risk Reduction. The hosting organisations do have varying levels of resources and capacities on communication. All the volunteer deployments have communication as a part of their role description.

The deployment of the communication experts will support the hosting organisations as well as the still in-country implementation volunteers in their communication work. The communications volunteers will have the opportunity to work together with and learn from the communication departments of the European sending organisations to align the communication materials of the hosting organizations with the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative and the established communication plan by the consortium for this project.

Required competences: 

 

• Good at forming and maintaining coordination skills, especially at community level.
• Proven ability in working with development partners.
• Experience of working abroad with local partners in different cultural settings. 
• Adapts calmly and reacts constructively to changing situations and constraints. 

Project: 
EU Aid Volunteers ACTing against disaster risks
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: 

- Working experience of 5 years in communications and/or media/journalism
- Experience in working overseas, preferably developing countries
- Proven capacity to produce and edit photographs, written text and video materials to a professional level
- Experience in updating and improving content on webpages and social media channels
- Experience in training other people on communication & visibility methods and skills
- Excellent English writing skills

Learning Opportunities: 

- The EU Aid Volunteer will have improved skills and added experience in such a way that they can be usefully deployed for further communications in humanitarian work. Specific trainings will be offered to the volunteer, amongst others, ranging from: EU external relations and crisis responses system, humanitarian action and policy, safety and security, project management, intercultural awareness, training of trainers and organisational development, etc.
- Expand insight in ACT Alliance partnerships in-country whilst learning about and supporting the growth of the communities’ local capacities.
- Professional growth in managing and facilitation roles, as well as trainings, workshops, monitoring and evaluation functions, and producing visibility and communications materials.
- Opportunity to become an EU Aid Volunteers in a humanitarian project, showing solidarity with those who most need it.

Working and Living Conditions: 

Volunteer accommodation:
• Accommodation in the cities where deployed will be provided (apartment, with cleaning services).
• The EU Aid Volunteer shall have a clean lockable room with access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The room shall be located at a reasonable distance from the EU Aid Volunteer's main working location.
• To the extent possible, the accommodation shall facilitate integration of the EU Aid Volunteer in the local community and it will enable the volunteer to interact with the expatriate community.
• The EU Aid Volunteers shall have access to means of communication enabling contact to the hosting and sending organisations as well as the volunteer’s relatives.
• When travelling in-country in other (rural) areas for work, accommodation in local hotels or guesthouses will be provided for.

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

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

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

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
20/04/2018 - 05/05/2018 (Please note that for this vacancy it is possible that more than 1 candidate is going to be trained in order to create a reserve list to cover possible drop outs before or during deployment, unforeseen changes to the project, etc.)
Deployment: 
Starting between 16/05/2018 and 16/06/2018 (or later also possible under agreement with the sending organization) for one, max.2 months in-country
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
05/05/2018 - 30/05/2018
Post-deployment activities: 
Debriefing & follow-up
Vacancy picture: 
icco
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
2
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

01/03/2018 - 12/03/2018

Interview Process: 

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

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

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

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

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

Safety and security:
Opportunistic crime like burglaries, muggings, drive-by bag snatches, robbing on public transport and in bars and thefts from vehicles do occur in Kampala and other areas of Uganda.

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

Operational details for the Ethiopian context:
The country experiences continuation of flooding and diminished agricultural production. About 10.2 million have been in need of humanitarian aid since 2015. Harsh weather events continued to increase the risks of drought in pastoral areas such as southern and south eastern Ethiopia.
Overall food security and agricultural production remain severely affected, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors. Factors that contribute to increasing vulnerability and the expected food security situation remaining stressed are obviously the crop loss due to continued dry-spells and below average rainfall, but also crop diseases and poor regeneration of pastoral resources, all leading to decreased access to food and income.
As a result of the eroded resilience and increased vulnerabilities, also in 2017 the absolute number of people needing humanitarian aid was around 5.6 million.
Moreover, Ethiopia is on the receiving path of refugees on a daily basis from neighbouring countries such as South Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia. Ethiopia was sheltering almost 1 million refugees in over 25 refugee camps and hosting asylum-seekers from the above neighbouring countries.

The volunteer will be stationed in the capitals mostly and may frequently travel to various parts of the country in collaboration with the ICCO office and ACT Forum member organizations as may be needed. As the internal security situation in-country is stable and since travels out of the city are carefully arranged by the organization, security would not be a serious concern for the volunteer. But the Volunteer is not expected to travel alone to some areas without the permission of ICCO.

Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
ICCO -Uganda
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
ICCO
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":37.999998899,"longitude":7.9999988990004,"country":"ET"}
Task: 
1. Capacity building and training on:

- The development of communication and visibility materials on the results and methodologies of (DRR-related) projects and programs of the hosting organisations and local partners
- The development of communication and visibility materials on the EU Aid deployments
- Overall communication of local hosting organisations, e.g. training on project/program/annual reporting and website development
- Usage of Social media and internet for visibility purposes
- Visibility workshop(s) and training(s) on communications to local organisations on how to present projects and results in order to strengthen their visibility towards donors and media.

2. To produce visibility and communications material on DRR-interventions and EU Aid deployments

At local level by:
-Create a material bank/portfolio for projects/programs results and successes to share with donors, media and supporters
-Create communications and visibility material on EU Aid deployments (and what the work of a volunteer entails in practice)
- Make visibility material for local hosting organisations

At consortium level:
-Provide support and media strategy to link local organisation to local and international media at the global consortium level
-Produce visibility material for EU Aid Volunteers –program consortium (Develop an agreed upon Country Communication & Visibility Package for the ACT EUAV consortium per country. This could include good quality photos and short videos on DRR interventions, deployments, life of volunteers, hosting organisations, etc.
- Support improvement of the linkage between Head Office and Field Office, partners, in visibility and communications work.

Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Protection in Palestine [GVC7_OPT_PRO_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 3 EU Aid Volunteers to Palestine. To know more EUAV opportunities in this Country with GVC please consult this page: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/gvc-gruppo-di-volontariato-civile_en

Required competences: 

Studies:

  • Preferred studies in Laws, Human Rights, Social Work, Social Science or other relevant fields

 

Languages:

  • Fluent in English written and spoken
  • Knowledge of Italian and Arabic is an asset

 

Skills:

  • Good writing skills including writing clear and well-argued assessment as well as excellent reporting skills
  • Good knowledge of project monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Good interpersonal skills and stress management
  • Adaptability
  • Team working
  • Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions
  • Organizational skills.

 

Experience:

  • Prior experience in developing countries is preferred
  • Prior volunteer experience is an asset

Abreast of current development and best practices in Protection, Community-Based Protection Approaches and LRRD;

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 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 Palestine
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Ramallah, Occupied Palestinian Territory, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (377,10 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
• In addition, for each month of deployment 100 euro of post deployment resettlement allowance are foreseen
• Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered 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 predeployment induction is a compulsory activity for all the Eu Aid Volunteers. It is foreseen at GVC HQ in Bologna before departure, indicatively at the end of June 2018. Two days of specific in-country induction are foreseen in Palestine.
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
Oslo Accords agreements between the Israeli government and the PLO between the years 1993-1995 (Oslo Accords) led to the establishment of the Palestinian Authority (PA), which was formed in 1994. It holds civil powers over the Palestinians in the West Bank (but not East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip. It is in charge of some forty areas of responsibility, listed in the Oslo Accords, such as agriculture, trade, employment, water, religious affairs, telecommunications, education, the courts, municipal government, health care etc. The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) is in charge of foreign policy, while Israel remains in charge of security issues and border control.
According to this agreement between the Israeli government and the PLO, it divided the occupied territories into the following three areas:
• Area A, consisting mainly of Palestinian cities, is under full Palestinian control, including civil affairs and security issues.
• Area B, consisting of villages and outlying areas, is under joint Palestinian-Israeli control, with Israel controlling the flow of goods and the movement of people
• Area C, which includes pastoral areas, Israeli settlements and military installations, remains under full Israeli control, including civilian affairs and security issues.
This division has far-reaching consequences for the everyday lives of the local population. For instance, in the West Bank, the areas over which the Palestinians have, in principle, complete control are geographically fragmented. Nevertheless, most administrative functions that were previously managed by the Israeli military government of the West Bank and Gaza have gradually been transferred to the PA, which was formed in 1994 pursuant to the Oslo Accords. The current Palestinian administration is also affected by the PLO's past actions. The Arab Summit in 1974 recognized the PLO as the “sole and legitimate representative of the Palestinian people” and since then the PLO has represented Palestine at the United Nations. On 29 November 2012, the UN General Assembly upgraded Palestine's status to "non-member Observer State at the United Nations".
Since 2013, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has attempted to revive the peace process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank. Kerry renewed separate talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in October 2015 in order to quell the emerging violence. While the recent talks produced cautious optimism in the United States, relations between Israeli and Palestinian citizens remain tenuous and stalemate of the negotiation and peace processes. Since Trump’s elected as president, he promised that he will provide a historic peace deal between Palestinian and Israelis and lately he sent his senior advisor Kushner, with other members of a US delegation, to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on 24th August 2017.
Even though Palestine is a complex context characterized by a protracted crisis, the general security situation varies from Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem. GVC has been working in Palestine for over 20 years, and this has had an impact on cumulative knowledge of the political and security situation/development enabling the organisation to act rapidly and effectively in cases of emergency or irruption of political or armed violence in the country.

Security conditions

GVC have 5 different offices in 5 areas across the WB, East Jerusalem and Gaza strip, accordingly those offices located in different areas and for this the security level system is different in each area as follow:
1. Jerusalem office – Moderate (local and international staff+ volunteers)
2. West Bank offices (Ramallah, Tubas, Hebron) – substantial / Moderate (local and international staff+ volunteers)
3. Gaza office – substantial / high (local and international staff)
Each office area has specific and different SOPs and procedures and the security level subject of change up on regular security assessment.
In particular, Gaza still requires specific precautions before and during missions and therefore EU Aid Volunteers are not at the moment allowed to enter Gaza. For what it concerns the West Bank, the main GVC office is located in Ramallah city, which is generally safe and no particular security threats are present. Further, the high security standards adopted by GVC Palestine allow staff and EU Aid Volunteers to be updated instantaneously of any eventual incident or measure to be taken. Life-style in Ramallah city is very European and EU Aid Volunteers are able to live in a safe and adequate environment. The North and South West Bank offices, respectively in Tubas and Hebron, are also generally quiet and no particular threats are present for daily and short mission, although constant monitoring of the situation in the area needs specific attention mainly in Hebron.
The country doesn’t have any specific health risks and no endemic and epidemic threats are present. EU Aid Volunteers do not need any vaccination or prophylaxis. All EU Aid Volunteers are covered by an international health insurance which gives access to health facilities both in Palestine than in Israel.
The Security Level System (SLS) is based on Threat and not Risk. The Security Level System describes the general threat-based security environment. The Structured Threat Assessment evaluates five categories of threat: Armed Conflict, Terrorism, Crime, Civil Unrest and Hazards. Each category is evaluated using a point system, and a combination of these separate evaluations automatically determines the Security Level.
• Armed Conflict: Organized violence by groups fighting each other.
• Terrorism: Violence by individuals or groups against civilians or other non-combatant targets.
• Crime: Illegal activities undertaken for economic or personal gain. May or may not involve violence.
• Civil Unrest: Organized demonstrations or unauthorized disturbances to public order (e.g., rioting, looting). May or may not be violent.
• Hazards: Natural events or human-caused incidents which can lead to destruction, injury or death.
GVC has adopted security system based on security levels for different areas in Israel/West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza, as there are various movement restrictions, borders and checkpoints. GVC has a Security and evacuation plan for the country wide and specific Standard Operating Procedures for safety and security, as well as movement in the field. During the period of political tension, GVC mitigates it by adapting to the situation and imposes some movement restriction on staff in some cities in specific time frame, and implements no go zones and curfew hours during the tense situation.
GVC Country Director and GVC Security Officer guarantee that EU Aid Volunteers are working under appropriate and optimal psychological and physical conditions.
GVC Palestine follows high standard security policy and risk assessment procedures which cover the staff and all the EU Aid Volunteers involved in the activities implemented in the country. These measures, based on GVC's policies, are adapted to the needs of the local Palestinian context and constantly updated and they include travel and health risks. GVC Palestine security system includes: mission clearance system for all staff (EU Aid Volunteers included), both for field visits and regular daily movement, together with the constant daily monitoring on security situation. These measures include security management and evacuation plan for all the actions, including the EU Aid Volunteers, as well as security training aimed at the local and international staff and EU Aid Volunteers. As far as it concerns the EU Aid Volunteers in detail, a context-specific briefing on security and safety procedures is provided within 24 hours from their arrival in Palestine and/or at GVC office. This briefing includes the results from the risk assessment, the evacuation and security plan, procedures for evacuation and repatriation, crisis management, contacts with Security officer, and all the details of Embassies, police, fire stations and hospitals. The security measures include as well health and safety measures to be adopted by the staff and the EU Aid Volunteers. The EU Aid Volunteers are also informed about local customs and the appropriate behaviour in relation to risk and security management, as indicated in GVC Palestinian's policies.
GVC Palestine has a part-time Security Officer who works in the main office of Ramallah and is available 24h/24h, whom is responsible for: the security of GVC staff (local and international, including EU Aid Volunteers); the implementation of all security measures; the update of the security management system and its SOPs. Further, the Security Officer, under the lead of the Country Director, is constantly in contact with UNDSS (UN Department of Safety and Security), as well as Palestine coordination body such as INSO (The International NGO Safety Organization), AIDA (Association of International Development Agencies) and other security stakeholders. Through a security tree system, GVC Security Officer constantly informs all staff members and EU Aid Volunteers though sms and whatsapp messages of all security incidents and mitigation measure to be taken (24h/24h). GVC has inducted a policy of minimum residential standard of security, for all personal residences and its 5 offices in the West Bank (Jerusalem, Ramallah, Hebron, Tubas, Gaza), including international Volunteers.

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

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Palestine
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
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Task: 
Support the design, implementation and evaluation of protection-related programming with partners and local stakeholders.

• Contribute to harmonize and contextualize GVC Community-based Protection Approach in Lebanon
• Lead the systematization and elaboration of synergies between the data collection methodologies and the GVC Internal dynamic software and IMS.
• Support systematic coaching for the staff to mainstream the Integrated Protection Approach, and improve collection, management and systematization of related data.
• Contribute to deliver technical support and assistance to projects teams and mainly in surveys designing, planning, implementation

Support monitoring and evaluation of protection-related project

• Works closely with the communities at the field level
• Participates in the plan and design of the activities with other project staff of the project and implementation plans
• Assists in the Coordination of visits and meetings at the field level in coordination with other projects teams
• Plan, elaborate and ensure proper analysis of data collected, under the supervision of the Project Manager and in coordination with the Information Manager
• Support the design and implementation of ad-hoc needs assessments in coordination under the supervision of the Project Manager when required and requested

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

The EU Aid Volunteer shall perform other duties, as required

Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Project Management and Administration in Palestine [GVC7_OPT_PRO_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 3 EU Aid Volunteers to Palestine. To know more EUAV opportunities in this Country with GVC please consult this page: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/gvc-gruppo-di-volontariato-civile_en

Required competences: 

Studies

  • Preferred studies in International Relations / Social Studies / Political Science / Economics
  • Desirable Humanitarian / Development Project Cycle Management knowledge

Languages

  • Fluent in English written and spoken
  • Knowledge of Italian and Arabic is an asset

Skills

  • Strong organizational and project coordination skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, and good general knowledge of the full Office suite
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, coordination and stress management
  • Adaptability
  • Team working
  • Strong initiative and autonomy
  • Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions

Experiences

  • Previous experience in developing countries

Prior volunteer experience is an asset

Project: 
EU Aid Volunteers 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 Palestine
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Ramallah, Occupied Palestinian Territory, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (377,10 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
• In addition, for each month of deployment 100 euro of post deployment resettlement allowance are foreseen
• Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered 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 predeployment induction is a compulsory activity for all the EU Aid Volunteers. It is foreseen at GVC HQ in Bologna before departure, indicatively at the end of June 2018. Two days of specific in-country induction are foreseen in Palestine.
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
Oslo Accords agreements between the Israeli government and the PLO between the years 1993-1995 (Oslo Accords) led to the establishment of the Palestinian Authority (PA), which was formed in 1994. It holds civil powers over the Palestinians in the West Bank (but not East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip. It is in charge of some forty areas of responsibility, listed in the Oslo Accords, such as agriculture, trade, employment, water, religious affairs, telecommunications, education, the courts, municipal government, health care etc. The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) is in charge of foreign policy, while Israel remains in charge of security issues and border control.
According to this agreement between the Israeli government and the PLO, it divided the occupied territories into the following three areas:
• Area A, consisting mainly of Palestinian cities, is under full Palestinian control, including civil affairs and security issues.
• Area B, consisting of villages and outlying areas, is under joint Palestinian-Israeli control, with Israel controlling the flow of goods and the movement of people
• Area C, which includes pastoral areas, Israeli settlements and military installations, remains under full Israeli control, including civilian affairs and security issues.
This division has far-reaching consequences for the everyday lives of the local population. For instance, in the West Bank, the areas over which the Palestinians have, in principle, complete control are geographically fragmented. Nevertheless, most administrative functions that were previously managed by the Israeli military government of the West Bank and Gaza have gradually been transferred to the PA, which was formed in 1994 pursuant to the Oslo Accords. The current Palestinian administration is also affected by the PLO's past actions. The Arab Summit in 1974 recognized the PLO as the “sole and legitimate representative of the Palestinian people” and since then the PLO has represented Palestine at the United Nations. On 29 November 2012, the UN General Assembly upgraded Palestine's status to "non-member Observer State at the United Nations".
Since 2013, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has attempted to revive the peace process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank. Kerry renewed separate talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in October 2015 in order to quell the emerging violence. While the recent talks produced cautious optimism in the United States, relations between Israeli and Palestinian citizens remain tenuous and stalemate of the negotiation and peace processes. Since Trump’s elected as president, he promised that he will provide a historic peace deal between Palestinian and Israelis and lately he sent his senior advisor Kushner, with other members of a US delegation, to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on 24th August 2017.
Even though Palestine is a complex context characterized by a protracted crisis, the general security situation varies from Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem. GVC has been working in Palestine for over 20 years, and this has had an impact on cumulative knowledge of the political and security situation/development enabling the organisation to act rapidly and effectively in cases of emergency or irruption of political or armed violence in the country.

Security conditions

GVC have 5 different offices in 5 areas across the WB, East Jerusalem and Gaza strip, accordingly those offices located in different areas and for this the security level system is different in each area as follow:
1. Jerusalem office – Moderate (local and international staff+ EU Aid Volunteers)
2. West Bank offices (Ramallah, Tubas, Hebron) – substantial / Moderate (local and international staff+ EU Aid Volunteers)
3. Gaza office – substantial / high (local and international staff)
Each office area has specific and different SOPs and procedures and the security level subject of change up on regular security assessment.
In particular, Gaza still requires specific precautions before and during mission and therefore EU Aid Volunteers are not at the moment allowed to enter Gaza. For what it concerns the West Bank, the main GVC office is located in Ramallah city, which is generally safe and no particular security threats are present. Further, the high security standards adopted by GVC Palestine allow staff and EU Aid Volunteers to be updated instantaneously of any eventual incident or measure to be taken. Life-style in Ramallah city is very European and EU Aid Volunteers are able to live in a safe and adequate environment. The North and South West Bank offices, respectively in Tubas and Hebron, are also generally quiet and no particular threats are present for daily and short mission, although constant monitoring of the situation in the area needs specific attention mainly in Hebron.
The country doesn’t have any specific health risks and no endemic and epidemic threats are present. EU Aid Volunteers do not need any vaccination or prophylaxis. All EU Aid Volunteers are covered by an international health insurance which gives access to health facilities both in Palestine than in Israel.
The Security Level System (SLS) is based on Threat and not Risk. The Security Level System describes the general threat-based security environment. The Structured Threat Assessment evaluates five categories of threat: Armed Conflict, Terrorism, Crime, Civil Unrest and Hazards. Each category is evaluated using a point system, and a combination of these separate evaluations automatically determines the Security Level.
• Armed Conflict: Organized violence by groups fighting each other.
• Terrorism: Violence by individuals or groups against civilians or other non-combatant targets.
• Crime: Illegal activities undertaken for economic or personal gain. May or may not involve violence.
• Civil Unrest: Organized demonstrations or unauthorized disturbances to public order (e.g., rioting, looting). May or may not be violent.
• Hazards: Natural events or human-caused incidents which can lead to destruction, injury or death.
GVC have adopted security system based on security levels for different areas in Israel/West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza, as there are various movement restrictions, borders and checkpoints. GVC have a Security and evacuation plan for the country wide and specific Standard Operating Procedures for safety and security, as well as movement in the field. During the period of political tension, GVC mitigate through adapting to the situation and impose some movement restriction on staff in some cities in specific time frame, and implement no go zones and curfew hours during the tense situation.
GVC Country Director and GVC Security Officer guarantee that EU Aid Volunteers are working under appropriate and optimal psychological and physical conditions.
GVC Palestine follows high standard security policy and risk assessment procedures which cover the staff and all the EU Aid Volunteers involved in the activities implemented in the country. These measures, based on GVC's policies, are adapted to the needs of the local Palestinian context and constantly updated and they include travel and health risks. GVC Palestine security system includes: mission clearance system for all staff (EU Aid Volunteers included), both for field visits and regular daily movement, together with the constant daily monitoring on security situation. These measures include security management and evacuation plan for all the actions, including the EU Aid Volunteers, as well as security training aimed at the local and international staff and EU Aid Volunteers. As far as it concerns the EU Aid Volunteers in detail, a context-specific briefing on security and safety procedures is provided within 24 hours from their arrival in Palestine and/or at GVC office. This briefing includes the results from the risk assessment, the evacuation and security plan, procedures for evacuation and repatriation, crisis management, contacts with Security officer, and all the details of Embassies, police, fire stations and hospitals. The security measures include as well health and safety measures to be adopted by the staff and the EU Aid Volunteers. The EU Aid Volunteers are also informed about local customs and the appropriate behaviour in relation to risk and security management, as indicated in GVC Palestinian's policies.
GVC Palestine has a part-time Security Officer who works in the main office of Ramallah and is available 24h/24h, whom is responsible for: the security of GVC staff (local and international, including EU Aid Volunteers); the implementation of all security measures; the update of the security management system and its SOPs. Further, the Security Officer, under the lead of the Country Director, is constantly in contact with UNDSS (UN Department of Safety and Security), as well as Palestine coordination body such as INSO (The International NGO Safety Organization), AIDA (Association of International Development Agencies) and other security stakeholders. Through a security tree system, GVC Security Officer constantly informs all staff members and EU Aid Volunteers though sms and whatsapp messages of all security incidents and mitigation measure to be taken (24h/24h). GVC has inducted a policy of minimum residential standard of security, for all personal residences and its 5 offices in the West Bank (Jerusalem, Ramallah, Hebron, Tubas, Gaza), including international Volunteers.

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

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

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

Coordination tasks

• Participating to the team coordination meeting with the Country Representative

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

The EU Aid Volunteer shall perform other duties, as required

Senior EU Aid Volunteer in Gender Issues in Palestine [GVC7_OPT_GEN_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 3 EU Aid Volunteers to Palestine. To know more EUAV opportunities in this Country with GVC please consult this page: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/gvc-gruppo-di-volontariato-civile_en

Required competences: 

Studies:

  • Degree in international relation/social studies/political science/anthropology
  • Specific gender studies desired

 

Languages:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English;
  • Arabic and Italian preferred;

 

Skills:

  • Good interpersonal, team working skills and ability to work independently;
  • Good ability to adapt to the situation of instability;
  • Ability to write reports.

 

Experience:

  • Experience in volunteering desired;
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in relevant fields

Good general knowledge of the full Office suite;

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 Palestine
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Ramallah, Occupied Palestinian Territory, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (377,10 Euro per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
• In addition, for each month of deployment 100 euro of post deployment resettlement allowance are foreseen
• Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered 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 predeployment induction is a compulsory activity for all the EU Aid Volunteers. It is foreseen at GVC HQ in Bologna before departure, indicatively at the end of June 2018. Two days of specific in-country induction are foreseen in Palestine.
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
Oslo Accords agreements between the Israeli government and the PLO between the years 1993-1995 (Oslo Accords) led to the establishment of the Palestinian Authority (PA), which was formed in 1994. It holds civil powers over the Palestinians in the West Bank (but not East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip. It is in charge of some forty areas of responsibility, listed in the Oslo Accords, such as agriculture, trade, employment, water, religious affairs, telecommunications, education, the courts, municipal government, health care etc. The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) is in charge of foreign policy, while Israel remains in charge of security issues and border control.
According to this agreement between the Israeli government and the PLO, it divided the occupied territories into the following three areas:
• Area A, consisting mainly of Palestinian cities, is under full Palestinian control, including civil affairs and security issues.
• Area B, consisting of villages and outlying areas, is under joint Palestinian-Israeli control, with Israel controlling the flow of goods and the movement of people
• Area C, which includes pastoral areas, Israeli settlements and military installations, remains under full Israeli control, including civilian affairs and security issues.
This division has far-reaching consequences for the everyday lives of the local population. For instance, in the West Bank, the areas over which the Palestinians have, in principle, complete control are geographically fragmented. Nevertheless, most administrative functions that were previously managed by the Israeli military government of the West Bank and Gaza have gradually been transferred to the PA, which was formed in 1994 pursuant to the Oslo Accords. The current Palestinian administration is also affected by the PLO's past actions. The Arab Summit in 1974 recognized the PLO as the “sole and legitimate representative of the Palestinian people” and since then the PLO has represented Palestine at the United Nations. On 29 November 2012, the UN General Assembly upgraded Palestine's status to "non-member Observer State at the United Nations".
Since 2013, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has attempted to revive the peace process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank. Kerry renewed separate talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in October 2015 in order to quell the emerging violence. While the recent talks produced cautious optimism in the United States, relations between Israeli and Palestinian citizens remain tenuous and stalemate of the negotiation and peace processes. Since Trump’s elected as president, he promised that he will provide a historic peace deal between Palestinian and Israelis and lately he sent his senior advisor Kushner, with other members of a US delegation, to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on 24th August 2017.
Even though Palestine is a complex context characterized by a protracted crisis, the general security situation varies from Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem. GVC has been working in Palestine for over 20 years, and this has had an impact on cumulative knowledge of the political and security situation/development enabling the organisation to act rapidly and effectively in cases of emergency or irruption of political or armed violence in the country.

Security conditions

GVC have 5 different offices in 5 areas across the WB, East Jerusalem and Gaza strip, accordingly those offices located in different areas and for this the security level system is different in each area as follow:
1. Jerusalem office – Moderate (local and international staff+ EU Aid Volunteers)
2. West Bank offices (Ramallah, Tubas, Hebron) – substantial / Moderate (local and international staff+ EU Aid Volunteers)
3. Gaza office – substantial / high (local and international staff)
Each office area has specific and different SOPs and procedures and the security level subject of change up on regular security assessment.
In particular, Gaza still requires specific precautions before and during mission and therefore EU Aid Volunteers are not at the moment allowed to enter Gaza. For what it concerns the West Bank, the main GVC office is located in Ramallah city, which is generally safe and no particular security threats are present. Further, the high security standards adopted by GVC Palestine allow staff and EU Aid Volunteers to be updated instantaneously of any eventual incident or measure to be taken. Life-style in Ramallah city is very European and EU Aid Volunteers are able to live in a safe and adequate environment. The North and South West Bank offices, respectively in Tubas and Hebron, are also generally quiet and no particular threats are present for daily and short mission, although constant monitoring of the situation in the area needs specific attention mainly in Hebron.
The country doesn’t have any specific health risks and no endemic and epidemic threats are present. EU Aid Volunteers do not need any vaccination or prophylaxis. All EU Aid Volunteers are covered by an international health insurance which gives access to health facilities both in Palestine than in Israel.
The Security Level System (SLS) is based on Threat and not Risk. The Security Level System describes the general threat-based security environment. The Structured Threat Assessment evaluates five categories of threat: Armed Conflict, Terrorism, Crime, Civil Unrest and Hazards. Each category is evaluated using a point system, and a combination of these separate evaluations automatically determines the Security Level.
• Armed Conflict: Organized violence by groups fighting each other.
• Terrorism: Violence by individuals or groups against civilians or other non-combatant targets.
• Crime: Illegal activities undertaken for economic or personal gain. May or may not involve violence.
• Civil Unrest: Organized demonstrations or unauthorized disturbances to public order (e.g., rioting, looting). May or may not be violent.
• Hazards: Natural events or human-caused incidents which can lead to destruction, injury or death.
GVC have adopted security system based on security levels for different areas in Israel/West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza, as there are various movement restrictions, borders and checkpoints. GVC have a Security and evacuation plan for the country wide and specific Standard Operating Procedures for safety and security, as well as movement in the field. During the period of political tension, GVC mitigate through adapting to the situation and impose some movement restriction on staff in some cities in specific time frame, and implement no go zones and curfew hours during the tense situation.
GVC Country Director and GVC Security Officer guarantee that EU Aid Volunteers are working under appropriate and optimal psychological and physical conditions.
GVC Palestine follows high standard security policy and risk assessment procedures which cover the staff and all the EU Aid Volunteers involved in the activities implemented in the country. These measures, based on GVC's policies, are adapted to the needs of the local Palestinian context and constantly updated and they include travel and health risks. GVC Palestine security system includes: mission clearance system for all staff (EU Aid Volunteers included), both for field visits and regular daily movement, together with the constant daily monitoring on security situation. These measures include security management and evacuation plan for all the actions, including the EU Aid Volunteers, as well as security training aimed at the local and international staff and EU Aid Volunteers. As far as it concerns the EU Aid Volunteers in detail, a context-specific briefing on security and safety procedures is provided within 24 hours from their arrival in Palestine and/or at GVC office. This briefing includes the results from the risk assessment, the evacuation and security plan, procedures for evacuation and repatriation, crisis management, contacts with Security officer, and all the details of Embassies, police, fire stations and hospitals. The security measures include as well health and safety measures to be adopted by the staff and the EU Aid Volunteers. The EU Aid Volunteers are also informed about local customs and the appropriate behaviour in relation to risk and security management, as indicated in GVC Palestinian's policies.
GVC Palestine has a part-time Security Officer who works in the main office of Ramallah and is available 24h/24h, whom is responsible for: the security of GVC staff (local and international, including EU Aid Volunteers); the implementation of all security measures; the update of the security management system and its SOPs. Further, the Security Officer, under the lead of the Country Director, is constantly in contact with UNDSS (UN Department of Safety and Security), as well as Palestine coordination body such as INSO (The International NGO Safety Organization), AIDA (Association of International Development Agencies) and other security stakeholders. Through a security tree system, GVC Security Officer constantly informs all staff members and EU Aid Volunteers though sms and whatsapp messages of all security incidents and mitigation measure to be taken (24h/24h). GVC has inducted a policy of minimum residential standard of security, for all personal residences and its 5 offices in the West Bank (Jerusalem, Ramallah, Hebron, Tubas, Gaza), including international Volunteers.

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

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Palestine
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":35.204684057,"longitude":31.912719787,"country":false}
Task: 
General

• Under the direct supervision and mentoring of the GVC Country Representative person in the country, the EU Aid Volunteer will support the implementation of the GVC gender strategy in the country. Women play an active role in all aspects of disaster risk management & resilience building but these roles are mostly invisible, rarely acknowledged and not included into formal systems. Women often get left out of formal mechanisms, therefore, specific focus and special actions need to be put in place to capture and address specific vulnerabilities of women and to recognize and strengthen their capacities.

Meetings and field visits

• The EU Aid Volunteer will participate to all relevant meetings with local stakeholders; she/he will participate to the team coordination meetings; she/he will run field visits to the rural community and women supported by GVC.

Advocacy

• The EU Aid Volunteer shall run advocacy and awareness raising activities on gender equality and women participation both at local and national level.

Writing

• The EU Aid Volunteer shall support identification and proposal writing on gender equality and women empowerment related areas.

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

The EU Aid Volunteer shall perform other duties, as required

Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Protection in Lebanon [GVC7_LEB_PRO_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 ECHO 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 Lebanon. To know more EUAV opportunities in this Country with GVC please consult this page: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/gvc-gruppo-di-volontariato-civile_en

Required competences: 

Studies:

  • Preferred studies in Laws, Human Rights, Social Work, Social Science or other relevant fields

 

Languages:

  • Fluent in English written and spoken
  • Knowledge of Italian and Arabic is an asset

 

Skills:

  • Good writing skills including writing clear and well-argued assessment as well as excellent reporting skills
  • Good knowledge of project monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Good interpersonal skills and stress management
  • Adaptability
  • Team working
  • Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions
  • Organizational skills.

 

Experience:

  • Prior experience in developing countries is preferred
  • Prior volunteer experience is an asset

Abreast of current development and best practices in Protection, Community-Based Protection Approaches and LRRD;

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 Lebanon
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Zahle, Lebanon, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (540,30 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 EU Aid Volunteers. It is foreseen at GVC HQ in Bologna before departure, indicatively at the end of June 2018. Two days of specific in-country induction are foreseen in Lebanon.
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 1/03/2018;
• 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
Lebanon, a country of 4.4 million inhabitants, is a sharply divided nation whose fragile peace is routinely threatened by conflicts taking place across the Middle East.
Beyond the tensions that endure between its various religious and political factions, Lebanon also faces a number of humanitarian hurdles like an underdeveloped agricultural south, a growing refugee burden and spillover from the war in neighboring Syria.
In fact, Lebanon is hosting around 1.1 million Syrian refugees (including non–registered), 42 000 Palestinian refugees from Syria, 6 000 Iraqi refugees and nearly 450 000 refugees from Palestine. This makes it the highest per-capita concentration of refugees worldwide, where one person out of four is a refugee. Since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis in 2011, hundreds of thousands of refugees have crossed into Lebanon seeking safety and shelter, more than 75% of which are children and women. This influx has added strain on the country’s economy and infrastructure.
The pressure is felt in all sectors including education, health, housing, water and electricity supply. As time goes by, competition for jobs and resources is also fueling tensions in certain areas between Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees. Security along the border areas, particularly in Akkar and the northern Bekaa Valley, make humanitarian access and the delivery of assistance very challenging. The fighting in Arsal in August 2014 was a turning point. It led to a much more restrictive policy and crystallised tensions between Lebanese and Syrian refugees. Lebanon is in an earthquake zone, but there have been no damaging tremors in recent years.

Security conditions
The security situation in Lebanon is unpredictable. Driving standards are poor and the accident rate is quiet high.
In view of the situation in Lebanon in terms of security, all the necessary instructions and security manuals and rules will be given to the EU Aid Volunteer.
The EU Aid Volunteer will be hosted by GVC Lebanon, responsible of coordination and implementation of activities at national level. The EU Aid Volunteer will also work in direct coordination with local implementing partners aiming to building local community resilience to disasters.

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

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Lebanon
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":35.833328665,"longitude":33.833327004,"country":"LB"}
Task: 
Support the design, implementation and evaluation of protection-related programming with partners and local stakeholders.

• Contribute to harmonize and contextualize GVC Community-based Protection Approach in Lebanon
• Lead the systematization and elaboration of synergies between the data collection methodologies and the GVC Internal dynamic software and IMS.
• Support systematic coaching for the staff to mainstream the Integrated Protection Approach, and improve collection, management and systematization of related data.
• Contribute to deliver technical support and assistance to projects teams and mainly in surveys designing, planning, implementation

Support monitoring and evaluation of protection-related project

• Works closely with the communities at the field level
• Participates in the plan and design of the activities with other project staff of the project and implementation plans
• Assists in the Coordination of visits and meetings at the field level in coordination with other projects teams
• Plan, elaborate and ensure proper analysis of data collected, under the supervision of the Project Manager and in coordination with the Information Manager
• Support the design and implementation of ad-hoc needs assessments in coordination under the supervision of the Project Manager when required and requested

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

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

Other

The EU Aid Volunteer shall perform other duties, as required

Senior EU Aid Volunteer in Communication in Lebanon [GVC7_LEB_COM_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 Lebanon. To know more EUAV opportunities in this Country with GVC please consult this page: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/gvc-gruppo-di-volontariato-civile_en

Required competences: 

Studies

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

Languages

  • Fluent in English both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of Italian (C1)
  • Arabic knowledge is an asset

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
  • Professional experience in similar activities (communications office, digital marketing, publishing activities) of at least 5 years.

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 Lebanon
Length of Deployment:
• 12 months
Deployment duty station:
• Zahle, Lebanon, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (540,30 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 predeployment induction is a compulsory activity for all the EU Aid Volunteers. It is foreseen at GVC HQ in Bologna before departure, indicatively at the end of June 2018. Two days of specific in-country induction are foreseen in Lebanon.
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 od 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
Lebanon, a country of 4.4 million inhabitants, is a sharply divided nation whose fragile peace is routinely threatened by conflicts taking place across the Middle East.
Beyond the tensions that endure between its various religious and political factions, Lebanon also faces a number of humanitarian hurdles like an underdeveloped agricultural south, a growing refugee burden and spillover from the war in neighboring Syria.
In fact, Lebanon is hosting around 1.1 million Syrian refugees (including non–registered), 42 000 Palestinian refugees from Syria, 6 000 Iraqi refugees and nearly 450 000 refugees from Palestine. This makes it the highest per-capita concentration of refugees worldwide, where one person out of four is a refugee. Since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis in 2011, hundreds of thousands of refugees have crossed into Lebanon seeking safety and shelter, more than 75% of which are children and women. This influx has added strain on the country’s economy and infrastructure.
The pressure is felt in all sectors including education, health, housing, water and electricity supply. As time goes by, competition for jobs and resources is also fueling tensions in certain areas between Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees. Security along the border areas, particularly in Akkar and the northern Bekaa Valley, make humanitarian access and the delivery of assistance very challenging. The fighting in Arsal in August 2014 was a turning point. It led to a much more restrictive policy and crystallised tensions between Lebanese and Syrian refugees.
Lebanon is in an earthquake zone, but there have been no damaging tremors in recent years.

Security conditions
The security situation in Lebanon is unpredictable. Driving standards are poor and the accident rate is quiet high.
In view of the situation in Lebanon in terms of security, all the necessary instructions and security manuals and rules will be given to the EU Aid Volunteer.
The EU Aid Volunteer will be hosted by GVC Lebanon, responsible of coordination and implementation of activities at national level. The EU Aid Volunteer will also work in direct coordination with local implementing partners aiming to building local community resilience to disasters.

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

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Lebanon
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":35.833328665,"longitude":33.833327004,"country":"LB"}
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 Lebanon
• 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 EU Aid Volunteer shall:
a. Promote local volunteerism in disaster risk reduction, prevention and response;
b. Train local volunteers on organization and implementation of volunteer-based activities, when applicable;
c. Promote partnerships and collaboration between local and European organizations;
d. Draft and publish articles describing volunteer's experience in the field;
e. Gather audiovisual materials to be used in a public awareness activity in the volunteer's local community in Europe;
f. In coordination with the NGOs partner of the project, organize and execute a public awareness activity once back in Europe.

Other

The EU Aid Volunteer shall perform other duties, as required

Senior EU Aid Volunteer in Climate change adaptation and ecosystem-based in Guatemala [GVC7_GUA_CLI_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 Guatemala. 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 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: 
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 Guatemala
Length of Deployment:
• 6 months
Deployment duty station:
• Huehuetenango, Guatemala, with missions in the field
Conditions of service during deployment:
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (430,12 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 the departure. Two days of specific in-country induction are foreseen in Guatemala.
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
Guatemalan Western Highlands are mainly inhabited by indigenous and rural population, and the area is negatively characterized by the highest poverty, exclusion and social inequality rates. Due to their geographical location, the Municipalities of San Miguel Acatán y Malacatancito in the Department of Huehuetenango are affected by several problems, needs and hazards. At the moment GVC is working in this area providing humanitarian assistance (an ECHO project).
These municipalities lie on the geographic strip that crosses the Dry Corridor, an area that has been chronically affected by drought and prolonged heat waves. In addition, this region is highly earthquake-prone. At the same time, landslides, frost, forest fires and storms frequently hit this area. In November 2012, an earthquake shook severely this region, and approximately 60% of the houses presented slight to moderate damages and 30% severe damages. Also the recent storms Stan, Agatha and DT 12E caused the massive loss of crops and damages to houses, affecting a high number of families. Rock-slides and landfalls especially affect the communities of San Miguel Acatán, due to their topographical features and their steep slopes.
Because of the negative relation between natural hazards and subsistence agriculture, the level of economic vulnerability is extremely high, rural communities are facing food and nutrition insecurity because of the loss of crops due to irregular cumulative rains during the last four years and the impact of the 2014-2016 drought. Vulnerable families have less than two months of food reserves and suffer the lack of job opportunities and the declining wages from other complementary activities (harvesting coffee or cutting sugar cane).
According to the interviews realized in the base line, only 19% of the families depend on self-consumption and on their own crops, and most of them cannot generate income out of their small parcels so in many cases they are obliged to implement survival strategies to guarantee food consumption for their households.

People interviewed declared they do not practice any kind of mitigation measures, such as soil conservation, nor did they receive technical training on livelihood protection.

Security conditions
Guatemala is a relatively insecure country characterized by the presence of crimes linked to acts of common violence, the presence of networks of drug trafficking, youth gangs and widespread corruption. The reduction in the number of homicides reported by the Guatemala National Civil Police (PNC) does not correspond to a general decrease in violence, given that assaults, robberies and extortions are on the rise due to the increase in social instability that has raised the level of attention for maintaining public order and safeguarding security. In the last years, in fact, both at local and municipal levels it has been assessed an increase of common violence due also to the uncertainty of a corrupt political system that has ended with the fall of the national government.
The EU Aid Volunteer will be hosted by GVC Guatemala, responsible of coordination and implementation of activities at national level. The EU Aid Volunteer will also work in direct coordination with local and international partners members of the Humanitarian Consortium aiming to building local community resilience to disasters.

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

Self assessment questionnaire: 
Hosting organisation: 
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile - Guatemala
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Country coordinates: 
{"latitude":-90.249996469,"longitude":15.499996365,"country":"GT"}
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

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

Senior volunteer on Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Preparedness capacity building in Ethiopia sent out by Diaconia ECCB

Deployment dates: 
-
Description: 

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

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

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

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

The volunteer will be deployed by Diaconia ECCB from their head office in Prague, the Czech Republic. Diaconia ECCB - Center for Relief and Development has many years of experience with in-country deployments for disaster response, including training and deployment of volunteer teams and management of a disaster response. The first flood assistance was organised in 1997 and currently it has more than 700 volunteers in its database. DECCB-CRD participated in EVHAC pilots in which a total of 8 volunteers were deployed to 6 countries. In the area of international humanitarian aid, DECCB-CRD supports people at risk of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Recent programs include aid to Syrian refugees, support for internally displaced people in Myanmar and more. Besides Relief, the DECCB-CRD also manages many development projects in Africa, Asia and Europe in close collaboration with local partners and often also with the support by the Czech Development Agency. Diaconia ECCB is a member of FoRS (Czech network member of CONCORD) and the ACT Alliance.

The volunteer will be deployed to the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Development and Social Services Commission (EECMY DASSC), which is one of the ACT Alliance global members and is a lead implementer of the EUAID Volunteers initiative in Ethiopia. EECMY DASSC is a faith based development organization having 26 branch offices organized into four Area Coordination Offices and is currently implementing more than 240 projects in the area of Livelihoods improvement, Health and Nutrition, Education and Child development as well as DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction) & Emergency response projects across the country. DASSC is an active member of ACT Forum Ethiopia.

Required competences: 

Proven knowledge (i.e. Master’s Degree) and at least 5 years of experience in humanitarian aid and disaster management topics. Knowledge of Disaster Risk Reduction approaches and broader resilience building especially at community level is needed.

•   Proven experience of working abroad with local partners in different cultural settings (with faith-based orientation preferably). Proven experience and skills in guiding, training and facilitation in multi-cultural group settings, as well as contextual experience and proven ability to interact with different ethnic groups in Ethiopia are needed.

•   Proven capability to support and facilitate local partners in keeping their ownership visible on one hand, but on the other hand checking that the requirements of the EUAID volunteers program will be fulfilled in this specific context is important.

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

•   Proven knowledge and ability to apply methods of and tools for assessing needs, in order to identify the areas to be targeted in further capacity building, are needed. The candidate knows and is able to apply diverse methods of building organizational capacity in circumstances where resources are limited.

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

•  Moreover, s/he is capable of coping with stressful situations and overcoming difficulties. The candidate is able to adapt to living conditions where the resources are very limited and the level of comfort is low.

•   The selected EU Aid Volunteer adapts calmly and reacts constructively to changing situations and constraints. S/he is able to identify and prevents risks during a project.

•  Experience in identifying primary, secondary and critical stakeholders in local humanitarian contexts, as well as applying the tools needed to mobilize international and local stakeholders' support for humanitarian aid in the field will be a valuable asset.

  • Willingness to travel to remote areas using public transport and occasionally stay among the community in rural areas that may not have good facilities; but facilitated by branch offices;

 

Other competences, that will be looked for within candidates for this position are:

-    excellent user knowledge and skills in ICT; the selected EU Aid Volunteer should feel comfortable about using modern ways of communication and social media.

-    sense of initiative, consistency and reliability, attention to detail;

-    ability to maintain good interpersonal relations and teamwork in diversified cultural settings and inter-cultural sensitivity;

-    ability to communicate and network with likeminded organizations;

-    understanding, openness and respect to local culture, values and customs;

-    understanding and professional using of Core Humanitarian Standards and values.

Project: 
EU Aid Volunteers ACTing against disaster risks
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: 

• Master’s degree or equivalent level of education in a relevant field of study (disaster risk reduction, humanitarian aid /development etc.)
• Excellent communication and writing skills in English are needed.
• Previous exposure to African/Ethiopian culture;
• Experience with work in faith based organisations and willingness to work alongside church based development agencies and communities.
• Willingness to understand ethical behavior and business practices of EECMY-DASSC and ensure own behavior is consistent with these standards and the values of the organization.

Learning Opportunities: 

• Expand the insight into the ACT Alliance partnerships in Ethiopia, whilst supporting the growth of the hosting organizations’ local capacities on humanitarian aid, disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness and response planning; and in the area of knowledge management.
• Professional growth in managing and facilitating roles, as well as training, monitoring and evaluation functions.
• Increased access to Ethiopian organizations with integration in network and support coalitions.

The EU Aid Volunteer, as a result of the recruitment, induction and training, will be well able to effectively support local partners in technical aspects of Humanitarian aid, DRR, and resilience. Moreover, the volunteer will have improved skills and added experience in such a way that they can be usefully deployed for further humanitarian work.

Working and Living Conditions: 

Volunteer accommodation:
• Accommodation in the cities where deployed will be provided (apartment, with cleaning services).
• The EU Aid Volunteer shall have a clean lockable room with access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The room shall be located at a reasonable distance from the EU Aid Volunteer's main working location.
• To the extent possible, the accommodation shall facilitate integration of the EU Aid Volunteer in the local community and it will enable the volunteer to interact with the expatriate community.
• The EU Aid Volunteers shall have access to means of communication enabling contact to the hosting and sending organisations as well as the volunteer’s relatives.
• When travelling in-country in other (rural) areas for work, accommodation in local hotels or guesthouses will be provided for.

Working conditions:
• Regular working hours shall not exceed 40 hours per week on average, calculated over a four-month period.
• The volunteer shall have access to a dedicated working space in accordance with their task assignment and with agreed-upon safe, secure and healthy working conditions.
• All costs will be covered for the volunteer during deployment, and this includes travel to-and-back from country of deployment, accommodation in-country for the entire period of deployment, and monthly subsistence payments per month (of 386 Euros per month in Ethiopia for food, toiletries etc.).

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

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

Closing date: 
Date of training: 
20/04/2018 - 05/05/2018 (Please note that for this vacancy it is possible that more than 1 candidate is going to be trained in order to create a reserve list to cover possible drop outs before or during deployment, unforeseen changes to the project, etc.)
Apprenticeship Placement: 
n/a
Deployment: 
Starting after 15/05/2018 lasting max. until 15/09/2018
Pre-deployment preparation and induction: 
05/05/2018 - 15/05/2018
Post-deployment activities: 
Debriefing & follow-up
Vacancy picture: 
ETH
Volunteer Profile: 
Senior
Number of positions: 
1
Apprenticeship: 

n/a

Shortlisting and Interviews: 

01.03.2018 - 12.03.2018

Interview Process: 

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

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

In Ethiopia, the security risks allow for safe deployment of EU Aid Volunteers throughout the foreseen period.

Operational details for the (country focus – hazards and risks) Ethiopian context:
The country experiences continuation of flooding and diminished agricultural production. About 10.2 million have been in need of humanitarian aid since 2015. Harsh weather events continued to increase the risks of drought in pastoral areas such as southern and south eastern Ethiopia.
Overall food security and agricultural production remain severely affected, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors. Factors that contribute to increasing vulnerability and the expected food security situation remaining stressed are obviously the crop loss due to continued dry-spells and below average rainfall, but also crop diseases and poor regeneration of pastoral resources, all leading to decreased access to food and income.
As a result of the eroded resilience and increased vulnerabilities, also in 2017 the absolute number of people needing humanitarian aid was around 5.6 million.
Moreover, Ethiopia is on the receiving path of refugees on a daily basis from neighboring countries such as South Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia. Ethiopia was sheltering almost 1 million refugees in over 25 refugee camps and hosting asylum-seekers from the above neighboring countries.

The volunteer will be stationed in Addis Ababa and may frequently travel to various parts of the country in collaboration with DASSC branch offices and ACT Forum member organizations as may be needed. As the internal security situation in Ethiopia appears to be improving and since travels out of the city are carefully arranged by the organization, security would not be a serious concern for the volunteer. But the Volunteer is not expected to travel alone to peripheral and some risky areas without the permission of EECMY-DASSC.

Groups audience: 
Hosting organisation: 
Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Development and Social Services Commission (Eecmy-Dassc)
Vacancy Type: 
EUAV deployment volunteering
Sending organisation: 
DIACONIA CCE
Country coordinates: 
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Task: 
Capacity building on disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness in local organisations and their staff

The EU Aid Volunteer is expected to provide professional advice, technical support and capacity building inputs to EECMY DASSC and other ACT members’ staff in areas of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and humanitarian response.

He/she is also expected to advise and support the EECMY DASSC and other ACT forum members in preparing training manuals, finalizing ACT’s emergency preparedness response plan (EPRP), preparing concept notes and proposals on DRR and Emergency response and resilience building.

The volunteer will design and facilitate DRR /resilience building trainings to enhance the capacity of the EECMY DASSC and other ACT forum members’ staff as may be required.

During the project period, the volunteer is expected to produce one training manual for DRR and emergency response, conduct training on identified best practices and lessons learnt, and participate in developing concept notes and proposals on DRR and/or resilience building alongside with local staff.

Knowledge management

The volunteer is expected to work closely with EECMY DASSC staff and other ACT forum members in developing a knowledge and information management system.
The task includes:
- identifying, and collecting promising practices on DRR, resilience building and emergency response from national, regional and international organizations;
- assisting in organizing database compilation and documentation of the drawn lessons learned.

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