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Senior EU Aid Volunteer In Linking Relief, Rehabilitation And Development (LRRD) In Actionaid International Kenya

Closing: Dec 17, 2021

9 days remaining

Published: Nov 25, 2021 (13 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Bachelor's degree

Work experience:

2 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

The EU Aid Volunteers is an initiative of the European Union. It brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contributing to strengthening the local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities. Participants in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative must be over 18 years of age and be a citizen of an EU Member State or long-term resident in the EU.

ActionAid Hellas (Greece), WEWORLD-GVC (Italy), Alianza por la Solidaridad (Spain) and Acción contra el Hambre (Spain) are international non-governmental organizations that have joined their expertise in the management of humanitarian action worldwide and now implement the “EU Aid Volunteers supporting and complementing Humanitarian Aid in Middle East, Africa, Asia and Southern and Central America” project.

The project’s aim is to improve the response and the resilience capacities of the most vulnerable local communities through needs-based humanitarian aid (HA) in the Middle East, Asia, Southern and Central America and Africa with the deployment of 58 EU Aid Volunteers and 4 online volunteers. The volunteers will be deployed in 34 hosting organizations in 22 third countries: Tunisia, Palestine, Lebanon, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Peru, Guatemala, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Niger, Mali, Benin, Kenya, Nepal, India, Senegal, Mauritania, Georgia, Philippines, Colombia, Myanmar.

For this vacancy, the volunteer will be hosted/based at ActionAid International Kenya field office in Isiolo Local Relief Programme (ActionAid’s Programmes Supporting Local Communities) supporting the LRP Coordinator Isiolo county in the eastern province of Kenya. It is a water-stressed area due to its semi-arid nature with very few permanent rivers in the area. The area frequently experiences food shortages as a result of drought. AAIK and its partners work on advancing women rights, livelihoods and natural resource management, humanitarian and resilience building as well as accountability.


Hide Required competences

•             University degree in Humanitarian Studies, Climate Change, Development Studies, or any other relevant fields with specialization in Climate Change or Humanitarian Programming.

•             At least 2 years of progressive professional experience in a relevant field.

•             Desirable humanitarian/development project cycle management knowledge.

Describe the competences of the EU Aid Volunteer profile that you are looking for.

Core competencies

•             Independent and proactive – able to work on one’s own and take initiative.

•             Strong facilitation skills.

•             Strong interpersonal skills.

•             Must be a positive role model to the young people.

•             A strong commitment to ActionAid values and feminist leadership principles

•             Able to build collaborative relationships

•             Innovative – able to develop and innovate youth engagement activities.

Required voluntary work experience

•             Experience in livelihoods programmes is an added advantage.

•             Experience in working with young and rural people.

•             Experience with motivating and supporting young people.

•             Experience with participatory approach to youth engagements.

Personal Qualifications

•             Independence

•             Patience and tolerance

•             Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

•             Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

•             Ability to work with limited resources

Language requirements:

•             Fluency in English is a requirement.

Responsibilities

The EU Aid Volunteers is an initiative of the European Union. It brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contributing to strengthening the local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities. Participants in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative must be over 18 years of age and be a citizen of an EU Member State or long-term resident in the EU.

ActionAid Hellas (Greece), WEWORLD-GVC (Italy), Alianza por la Solidaridad (Spain) and Acción contra el Hambre (Spain) are international non-governmental organizations that have joined their expertise in the management of humanitarian action worldwide and now implement the “EU Aid Volunteers supporting and complementing Humanitarian Aid in Middle East, Africa, Asia and Southern and Central America” project.

The project’s aim is to improve the response and the resilience capacities of the most vulnerable local communities through needs-based humanitarian aid (HA) in the Middle East, Asia, Southern and Central America and Africa with the deployment of 58 EU Aid Volunteers and 4 online volunteers. The volunteers will be deployed in 34 hosting organizations in 22 third countries: Tunisia, Palestine, Lebanon, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Peru, Guatemala, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Niger, Mali, Benin, Kenya, Nepal, India, Senegal, Mauritania, Georgia, Philippines, Colombia, Myanmar.

For this vacancy, the volunteer will be hosted/based at ActionAid International Kenya field office in Isiolo Local Relief Programme (ActionAid’s Programmes Supporting Local Communities) supporting the LRP Coordinator Isiolo county in the eastern province of Kenya. It is a water-stressed area due to its semi-arid nature with very few permanent rivers in the area. The area frequently experiences food shortages as a result of drought. AAIK and its partners work on advancing women rights, livelihoods and natural resource management, humanitarian and resilience building as well as accountability.


Hide Required competences

•             University degree in Humanitarian Studies, Climate Change, Development Studies, or any other relevant fields with specialization in Climate Change or Humanitarian Programming.

•             At least 2 years of progressive professional experience in a relevant field.

•             Desirable humanitarian/development project cycle management knowledge.

Describe the competences of the EU Aid Volunteer profile that you are looking for.

Core competencies

•             Independent and proactive – able to work on one’s own and take initiative.

•             Strong facilitation skills.

•             Strong interpersonal skills.

•             Must be a positive role model to the young people.

•             A strong commitment to ActionAid values and feminist leadership principles

•             Able to build collaborative relationships

•             Innovative – able to develop and innovate youth engagement activities.

Required voluntary work experience

•             Experience in livelihoods programmes is an added advantage.

•             Experience in working with young and rural people.

•             Experience with motivating and supporting young people.

•             Experience with participatory approach to youth engagements.

Personal Qualifications

•             Independence

•             Patience and tolerance

•             Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

•             Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

•             Ability to work with limited resources

Language requirements:

•             Fluency in English is a requirement.

Tasks

General

The Linking Relief and Recovery to Development (LRRD) EUAID Volunteer will be responsible for providing support and knowledge to the Programme Manager and Programme Coordinator - Down2Earth and SPA projects in Isiolo county in the Eastern province of Kenya (and as may be required, the LRP Coordinator in Kamuthe LRP) in strengthening knowledge and capacity of ActionAid local partners particularly the women networks and agro-pastrolist on linking relief and recovery to development to inform the planning, design, implementation and monitoring of the nexus approach work in order to contribute to the success of the projects and programs in the linking relief and recovery to development

The tasks include:

Tasks:

• Support the development and roll-out of training materials, technical guides and methodologies on Nexus/LRRD;

• Provide input to AAIK Nexus/LRRD approach;

• Keep abreast of the Nexus approach and the linkages with LRRD;

• Bringing knowledge and expertise on linking relief and recovery to development/humanitarian assistance;

• Inform the planning, design, implementation and monitoring of linking relief and recovery to development/humanitarian assistance sector.

• Support the collection and systematization of best practices in LRRD and Resilience;

• Monitor and disseminate emerging best practices on Nexus/LRRD and/or up-scaled;

• Explore potential areas for collaboration with UN bodies and INGOs, discuss coordination and synergy and contribute in writing proposals for Nexus/LRRD resource mobilization in the country;

• Lead on developing and implementing baseline survey to trigger potential Nexus/LRRD initiatives;

• Interact with operational programming areas – internally displaced persons (IDPs) refugees, and returnee, humanitarian assistance, linking relief and recovery to development and protection.


Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

• Promote local volunteerism in disaster risk reduction, prevention, and response.

• Promote partnerships and collaboration between local and European organizations;

• Draft and publish articles describing volunteer's experience in the field in cooperation with the communications team in AA Kenya and AA Denmark.

• Gather audio-visual materials to be used in a public awareness activity in the volunteer's local community in Europe in consultation with AA Kenya.

• In coordination with the NGOs partner of the project, organize and execute a public awareness activity once back in Europe.

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