EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

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

Senior
— 2 positions
Deployment dates: 
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Assignment

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tasks
Trainings

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

Project management

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

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Required competences

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

Selection criteria
Applications are made directly within the sending organisation, please check out the how to apply section.

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

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

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

Condition of service

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

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

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

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

Selection process

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Timetable
Date of training
Between mid-June and beginning of August
Apprenticeship Placement
n/a
Pre-deployment preparation and induction
September 2018
Deployment
September 2018 - June 2019
Post-deployment activities
June-October 2019
Self assessment questionnaire
File 4.euav_self_assessment_questionnaire_en.xlsx
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