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    FOCSIV – Junior EU Aid Volunteer for Humanitarian Response Preparedness and DRR in Bangladesh

    Area geografica


    Età minima



    da 6 a 12 mesi

    Tipo di programma

    Opportunità UE

    Ambito di attività


    Stato del bando


    Nell’ambito dell’iniziativa europea EU Aid Volunteers, FOCSIV ricerca 2 Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Community Based Development da inviare in Bangladesh.

    Scadenza invio candidature: 10 aprile 2019



    • Mapping forecast-based early Action at urban and rural context in Bangladesh.
    • Support pilot action designing at multi-hazard prone urban context, landslide prone zone, Flash flood prone zone, Monsoon flood zone, Drought prone zone, Salinity prone zone and Cyclone prone zone.
    • Support pilot programme implementation and evaluation on forecast based early action and pilot action designing.


    Coordination tasks

    • Maintain regular coordination with different project teams to identify issues for documentation.
    • The Volunteer will be reportable to the Manager- DRR of ActionAid Bangladesh with a coordination with Head of Humanitarian Response of ActionAid Bangladesh and support the operation to carry out the above-mentioned task.


    Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

    The EU Aid Volunteer shall:

    1. Promote local volunteerism in disaster risk reduction, prevention and response;
    2. Train local volunteers on organization and implementation of volunteer-based activities, when applicable;
    3. Promote partnerships and collaboration between local and European organizations;
    4. Draft and publish articles describing volunteer’s experience in the field;
    5. 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.



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


    Required Competences


    • Degree in Social Science/Disaster Risk Management discipline.
    • Post graduate diploma in Forecast-based early Action is preferred.
    • Preferable understanding of gender, women rights, child protection Disaster Risk Management (DRM) including experience in urban and rural setting in a humanitarian context.



    • Fluency in spoken and written English;


    • Understanding on Humanitarian response program designing
    • Understanding on humanitarian program implementation and evaluation.
    • Willingness to frequent field visit.
    • Intercultural awareness and respectful attitude towards other cultures, customs and traditions;
    • Stress management;
    • Good interpersonal, team working skills and ability to work independently;



    • Experience in developing countries is preferred;
    • Professional experience in similar activities.
    • Prior volunteer experience is an asset.



    No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position


    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 June 2019;
    • Pre-deployment induction in FOCSIV HQ, in Roma, starting from late July 2019;
    • Deployment starting from October 2019.


    Minimum Requirements

    Candidates must satisfy the requirements set out in Regulation (EU) No 375/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 establishing the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps (“EU Aid Volunteers initiative”), which include having a minimum age of 18 years old and being a citizen of EU or a third country national who is a long-term resident in an EU Member State.

    View the full vacancy and apply here