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ACTED recruits 01 Junior EU Aid Volunteer

ACTED recruits 01 Junior EU Aid Volunteer

 

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavours to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 11 million beneficiaries.

The EU Aid Volunteers initiative provides opportunities to European citizens and long-term residents, from a wide range of backgrounds and with a diversity of skills and professional experience, to get involved in humanitarian aid projects, support the provision of needs based humanitarian aid in third countries and engage in volunteering opportunities, through deployment

Operational and security context:

ACTED has been present in the West Bank since 2007 and in Gaza since 2008, with offices in Jerusalem, Ramallah and Gaza. The NGO supports vulnerable populations whose living conditions have deteriorated in recent years by addressing their urgent needs, supporting the rehabilitation and reconstruction of homes and agricultural asset, and, beyond emergency and recovery programming, by carrying out innovative initiatives to strengthen populations’ capacities in the areas of digital technologies, tourism and social entrepreneurship.

Humanitarian needs and development challenges in the occupied Palestinian Territory remain driven by the stalled peace process, which impacts all aspects of daily life. In Gaza, living conditions have increasingly deteriorated due to the last three conflicts and the recent energy crisis, which puts the local economy at risk. Access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure remains the most pressing need, and Gaza could become uninhabitable by 2020 if major vulnerabilities remain unaddressed. Reconstruction has been slow, and over 60,000 shelters still need urgent rehabilitation. In the West Bank and East Jerusalem, restrictions on movements of goods and persons impede access to basic services while strongly reducing economic opportunities, leading to a stagnant economy and job market. These obstacles are reflected by an escalating unemployment rate: 27% in 2016, and 60% among youth.

TASKS AND COMPETENCES

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Fundraising
1.1 Context Analysis
a) Contribute to the analysis of the country’s socio-economic situation, (donor) trends, needs and gaps;
b) Compile the who does what and where (3W) analysis
1.2 External relations
a) Regularly update a directory of donors, international and local NGOs, other partners and stakeholders;
b) Contribute to the reporting to national and local authorities as required by ACTED registration/legal status in country;
c) When requested, represent ACTED in key clusters and working group meetings.
1.3 Fundraising and proposal development
a) Support in the identification funding opportunities;
b) Contribute to the identification of potential relevant international and/or local partners (private sector partners, national and international NGOs, think tanks, academia, etc.) to be included in proposals;
c) Contribute to the development of fundraising documents (be it expression of Interests/ Concept Notes/ Proposals) in line with ACTED country strategy and donor requirements and in close collaboration with AMEU, project managers, technical coordinators and FLATS teams as directed by the PDM / Country Director and with ACTED HQ GMU (Grant Management Unit) and finance;
d) Integrate learning from previous interventions (e.g. lessons learnt and best practices) into new proposals
1.5. Contracting
a) Contribute to addressing in a timely manner all comments by donors on proposals in liaison with relevant staff in country and ACTED HQ GMU and finance;
b) Read thoroughly all contracts before signature, seeking ACTED HQ GMU and finance advice when required.

2. Grant Management
2.1. Contract follow-up
a) Ensure that contractual obligations (including visibility requirements) and reporting deadlines are known and met by Programme, AMEU and FLATS team;
b) When any issue is identified in meeting deliverables in the given timeframe and budget, inform relevant staff in country and seek ACTED HQ Program Department advice on potential solutions that would meet donor rules.
2.2. Reporting
c) Participate in and take minutes of kick-off and close out meetings for each project
d) Write quality narrative reports, reflecting the progress and status of projects in a transparent, timely and professional manner, in liaison with ACTED HQ GMU and finance, which will contribute ultimately to steady cash inflow;
e) Work in close relation with AMEU to incorporate AME data (incl. data on input, process, output, outcome and impact indicators, lessons learnt and best practices) in reports and review M&E reports from AMEU;
f) Liaise with FLATS teams when preparing reports, especially with finance to ensure greater coherence between financial and narrative reports by crosschecking the matching of data in the narrative and financial reports;
g) Contribute to the monthly update of the Reporting Follow Up (RFU) and ensure smooth and regular communication with ACTED HQ GMU.
h) Ensure ad hoc requests from donors are addressed in liaison with the CD, programme and support teams;
2.3. Partner Follow-up
a) Liaise with partners when required to develop relevant grant agreements in close coordination with ACTED HQ GMU and finance;
b) Ensure partners report to ACTED in a timely and qualitative manner as per the requirements of the grant agreement.

3. Management and Internal Coordination
3.2. Internal Coordination and Communication
a) Facilitate interdepartmental communication and information sharing from the Base, to the Area, Capital, and even up to the regional and HQ offices by taking minutes of the various ACTED coordination meetings
b) Ensure these meeting minutes are sent monthly to HQ;
c) Keep ACTED HQ GMU and finance updated on latest developments, opportunities and challenges so that GMU can best advice on the way forward.
3.3. Filing
a) File properly contractual project documents both in hard and soft copies;
b) Update regularly the Resource Centre at the office with appropriate and relevant external and internal resources.

4. External Communication
a) Contribute to ACTED external communication strategy by feeding regularly ACTED HQ Communication Department with informal updates on projects, a flash news, pictures, articles on projects progress and/or specific events for ACTED communication tools, including, but not limited to, ACTED Newsletter, websites and ACTED Annual Report;
b) Ensure the update and design of in country communication and visibility tools and publications, their dissemination and availability to ACTED teams, as well as the capitalization of media and pictures of the mission;

5. EUAV Communications
a) During the deployment period, the volunteers will have to realize communications activities in order to raise awareness of the EUAV imitative, share volunteer experiences and opportunities, encourage spirit of volunteerism and positive activism and create European connections.
b) The EU Aid Volunteer will have to follow his/her communications plan, built with the Communications department during the induction session.

VilleRamallah
Expériences / Formation du candidatTransversal competences
Demonstrating leadership
Volunteering mind-set
Autonomy
Accountability
Specific competences
Understanding the humanitarian context of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative and applying humanitarian principles
Managing projects in humanitarian contexts
Technical competences
Project DevelopmentThe 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.

 

Experience0 à 3 ans
FonctionsGestion de projets/programmes
Secteurs d’activitéDéveloppement économique et local, Eau et assainissement, Gestion crise / post-crise
PaysMoyen Orient, Territoires palestiniens
Salaire / IndemnitéThis program places great importance on the EUAV management and career development. The selected volunteers will undertake a learning and development program that will include an induction, trainings during the deployment and a post-deployment support and dissemination activities. Their learning and development plan will be completed with the support of a L&D manager, a mentor and their line manager

Working and living conditions:

EU Volunteer benefits include: subsistence allowances in line with EU Aid Volunteer daily allowances (675.69 euros per month in France, 489.38 euros per month in Palestine), coverage of all accommodation during apprenticeship in Paris, and in ACTED guesthouse when in the field, travel costs (return flight from Palestine), a luggage allowance of 50 kg, provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance, reimbursement of visas and vaccinations costs and resettlement allowance (100 per completed month of deployment).

Postuler en ligne Please send your application including cover letter, CV and references to jobs@acted.org under Ref: EUAV/OPT
Date de fin de validité30/06/2019

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