Back Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Disaster Risk Management

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 03 April 2019
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 02 May 2019

The EU Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council establishing the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps – EU Aid Volunteers and related legislation create a framework for joint contributions from European volunteers to support and complement humanitarian aid in third countries. In the framework of this project WEWORLD-GVC deploys 1 EU Aid Volunteer to Peru.

Disaster Risk Management tasks

• Develop methodological tools for analyzing risk conditions that can be used in municipalities.;
• Identify, analyze, evaluate and map the risk factors and critical spots (threats and vulnerabilities) at municipal level;
• Suggest specific risk management measures for the community, and establish action plans for the implementation of the identified measures;
• Check and update the early warning systems and propose alternative mechanisms for communication;
• Support the development of new proposals and projects related to risk management;
• Participate in the team´s coordination meetings and prepare his/her monthly planning with the Area and /or Regional Coordinators.

Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

• Promote local volunteerism in disaster risk reduction, prevention and response;
• Train local volunteers on organization and implementation of volunteer-based activities, when applicable;
• Promote partnerships and collaboration between local and European organizations;
• Draft and publish articles describing volunteer's experience in the field;
• Gather audiovisual materials to be used in a public awareness activity in the volunteer's local community in Europe;
• 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.

REQUIRED COMPETENCES

Studies:

  • University studies in Agronomics, Environment science or related specialization in DRM;
  • Abreast of current development and best practices in Humanitarian Principles and Accountability in DRM Programming;

Languages

  • Fluent in Spanish both written and spoken;
  • Good knowledge of English;

Skills:

  • Good interpersonal skills and stress management;
  • Strong initiative and autonomy;
  • Organizational and project coordination skills;
  • Reports drafting;
  • Adaptability;
  • Good interpersonal, team working skills and ability to work independently;
  • Good ability to adapt to the situation of instability;
  • Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other customs and traditions;

Experience:

  • Significant experience in emergency and/or developmental WASH/DRR program management and technical support;
  • Previous experience in developing countries;
  • Professional experience in similar activities of at least 3 years ;
  • Prior volunteer experience is an asset.CONDITION OF SERVICE

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

The Hosting Organization for the present deployment is WEWORLD-GVC Peru;
Length of Deployment: 12 months;
Deployment duty station: Abancay, Peru.

Conditions of service during deployment
• A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (354,02 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.

This vacancy is archived.

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