Senior EU Aid Volunteer in Planning and Management of Development Projects in Morocco - 12 months

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ISAAF Jerada is a solidarity and development organisation created in 2001, which aims is to support the economic, social and environmental development of the province of Jerada and the areas that is the national platform of Isaaf.

The volunteering in ISAAF Jerada, represents a working tool optimizing its contribution in :

  • Education and non-formal education.
  • Strengthening the skills of civil society and young people.
  • Citizenship Education.
  • Participation in development.
  • Cultural exchange, social and human solidarity.
  • Strengthening the employability of young people.

The Isaaf Jerada association has carried out development projects for young people, women and children. However, its evolution does not allow it to sustain its action and partnerships because of the weakness of its employees' skills and the absence of strategic planning adapted to the local context.

The proposed mission will contribute to improving this situation by completing a territorial diagnosis of the lives of young people and women, leading to a long-term development programme.

This volunteering position will take place in small grassroots organization developing mainly local development aid projects. It is expected from the volunteer to be autonomous and able to take initiatives to support the hosting organization and local community in the development of their projects and activities.

The management of the volunteer's safety hosted by our association is a common and collective responsibility of all members. The president of the association is responsible and spokesperson of the association, he coordinates all safety actions with the volunteer.

The volunteer's tutor informs the president of the association on a daily basis of the progress of the mission, his security, etc. A daily monitoring tool of the tasks assigned to the volunteer will be made available for him/her to complete.

Every fortnight of the month, the tutor holds a mission evaluation follow-up meeting in which the volunteer is invited to share all the obstacles and problems that affect his/her work and safety.The telephone numbers of the President and the Tutor are provided to facilitate communication in case of emergency.

Isaaf Jerada considers that safety is also the responsibility of the volunteer who must respect the rules and safety tools at his disposal. It also undertakes to guarantee its security in its accommodation and in its internal and external travel to the places of mission.

The hosting organization will share before and at the very beginning of the project security briefing and a security management plan with all healthy and safety rules to follow.


- To carry out a diagnosis of the situation of young people and women in the province of Jerada, which is going through difficult social conditions at this time.
- Support in identifying solutions and projects for the promotion and improvement of the living conditions of women and young people.
- Support for the drafting of development projects for the Isaaf Jearda association and the local youth association.
- Fundraising activity.
- Training of technical teams and partner associations.
- Mobilization of the association's resources.
- Support and reinforcement of the association's technical teams in project writing.


Required competences
  • 5 years of higher education in a field related to management/development.
  • Good French: read, written, spoken.
  • English : read, written, spoken or intermediate level.
  • Good knowledge of computer tools : Word – Excel – Power point.
  • Long term experience in the management/development work. 
  • Diagnostic skills : planification, projects redaction and mobilization of funds.
  • Communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the funding mechanisms of European donors.
  • Teamwork spirit.
  • Capacity to live in isolated rural area.

  • Strong autonomy and adaptability.

  • Flexibility.

  • Initiative. 

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 candidate for EU Aid Volunteers must be a citizen of the EU or a third country national who is a long-term resident in an EU Member State, and must have a minimum age of 18 years.
The volunteer will be selected in accordance with his/her skills, motivation and experiences.
The selection will be done without any discrimination and based on equal treatment process (same criteria, interviews...).

- Master's Degree.
- French: at least intermediate level, read, written, spoken.
- Experience in the social field.
- Motivation, flexibility, adaptability, creativity, initiative.

Condition of service

- Arabic language.

The volunteer will work from Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. However, it may happen that the volunteer, as well as the employees, engage in activities organized over weekends, which days where the beneficiaries are most available. These days will obviously be recovered.

The attendance sheet is not applied in our association, however, employees are required to respect a permanent presence and the achievement of objectives.
A daily log is made available to the volunteer to integrate their daily activities. This sheet will allow to monitor the volunteer's tasks and evaluate his or her work.
Travel, for professional reasons or for reasons of employee and volunteer representation, is governed by a mission order signed by the president of the association or his tutor, who is responsible for all travel expenses.
The applicable days off for employees and volunteers are two days per month, they can be requested at least one week in advance, as they can be accumulated.
Sick leave and rest days in case of emergency are settled amicably with the association, otherwise they depend on the labour code recognised by the State.
The association provides its employees and volunteers with computers, desktops, printers, scanners, video projectors, a fixed telephone and a wifi connection.
Volunteers have work offices in the association, and in their places of work or mission execution.

The volunteer's mission will take place in the municipality of Jerada, which is part of the Oriental region, which offers a very favourable context for social work and a warm welcome from the population, who already have experience working with European volunteers. Its climate is semi-arid, so there are no serious health risks.

The volunteer will be accommodated in an equipped apartment with locked individual room, provided by the hosting organization, close to the Isaaf Jerada Association, the market, the bank, the post office and a gym. The city of Jerada is the capital of the department, so there is a hospital, a bus station and shuttles to Oujda (Capital of the Oriental region).

The volunteers will have to adapt and to be flexible regarding the local working and living environment that is very different from the European one. The volunteer must be autonomous and be able to take initiatives.

A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (308.57 per month), will be paid to the volunteer to cover subsistence (food, any other personal items) .
In addition, after the return, 100€ of post deployment resettlement allowance per month of deployment done, will be foreseen.
Visa fees, insurance and international travel (1 round trip ticket) will be covered directly by sending organization.

Selection process

To apply, please send your complete application (Application Form, Europass CV and Self Assessment Questionnaire - Excel version) to If the documents are not properly completed, your application cannot be considered.

Late April-early May: Candidates will know if they are pre-selected for the interview with the host organization and the sending organization.
In May 2019: The pre-selected candidates will participate to an online training.
In June 2019: The pre-selected candidates will participate to a face-to-face pre-departure trainings (12 days).

The final selection will be done after the pre-departure trainings at the end of June 2019.

Information on the interview process: Skype interviews with the sending and hosting organizations in May 2019.

Date of training
16-30 of June 2019
Apprenticeship Placement
Pre-deployment preparation and induction
02-06 of September 2019
September 2019 - September 2020
Post-deployment activities
Self assessment questionnaire
File Self Assessment Questionnaire