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    FOCSIV – Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Community Based Development in Nepal, Okhaldhunga

    Area geografica


    Età minima



    da 6 a 12 mesi

    Tipo di programma

    Opportunità UE

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    Stato del bando


    Nell’ambito dell’iniziativa europea EU Aid Volunteers, FOCSIV ricerca 1 Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Community Based Development da inviare in Nepal.

    Scadenza invio candidature: 19 marzo 2019



    Under the direct supervision and mentoring of the VIN Program Coordinator, the EU Aid Volunteer will support Youth empowerment projects. Youth may play an active role in all aspects of development and resilience building but these roles are rarely acknowledged and not included into formal systems. Youth between 18 and 35 years of age 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 youth and to recognize and strengthen their capacities.

    Training courses

    • check out the VIN annual and monthly work plan of Youth programmes;
    • support the empowering plan and the delivering of the projects at the local level;
    • conduct empowerment workshops with the youth.

    Meetings and field visits

    • participate to the team coordination meetings;
    • participate to all relevant meetings with local stakeholders to develop youth networks;
    • reach out activities and visit to the field in the surrounding villages;
    • contribute to develop new projects’ proposals for youth-led community based development with the grant manager and seek for funding opportunities.


    • monitor the projects, collects feedback and advice for the better solutions;
    • maintain database on projects and results and write periodical reports.

    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.


    The EU Aid Volunteer shall perform other duties, as required


    No apprenticeship is foreseen for this position.


    Required competences


    • Degree in development studies (i.e. international relation/social studies/political science..) or similar;


    • Good in spoken and written English;


    • Good interpersonal, team working skills and ability to work independently;
    • Good ability to adapt to in rural community living in deprived areas;
    • Good ability in intercultural dialogue;
    • Ability to manage limited resources;


    • Experience in volunteering desired;
    • Experience in  Youth-led community development projects or in community based development;
    • Good general knowledge of the full Office suite.

    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 November 2019.

    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.FOCSIV applies a policy of equal opportunities and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of sex, race, color, 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.

    Read the full vacancy and apply here