The project EU Aid Volunteers for Resilience and Response Capacities of vulnerable communities through the deployment of EU Aid Volunteers aims at improving the response and the resilience capacities of the most vulnerable local communities through needs-based humanitarian aid (HA) in Latin America, Africa and Eurasia with the involvement of 40 EU Aid Volunteers. It is implemented in 16 third countries and it is composed by a consortium of 2 Sending organizations (AAH Spain and WW GVC Italy) and 19 branch offices as hosting organizations between AAH and WW GVC (Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, Senegal, Niger, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Benin, Kenya, Tanzania, Mali, Mozambique, Philippines, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Georgia). The 2 sending organizations will deploy 40 European citizens in humanitarian aid operations as EUAV, 39 junior and 1 senior.
This main objective will be achieved through the Deployment and monitoring of EU Aid Volunteers in Latin America (SO1), Deployment and monitoring of EU Aid Volunteers in Latin America (SO2), Deployment and monitoring of EU Aid Volunteers in Asia and Middle-East (SO3). These specific objectives will be ensured through a defined coordination mechanism between EU and in-country partners (SO 4). The expected impact of the project is fully oriented to a whole process of skills creation and knowledge reinforcement related to the deployed EU Aid Volunteers, suitable to generate change and improvement on preparedness and resilience mechanisms among vulnerable populations, technicians and authorities at different level. Training, communication, dissemination and promotion of vacancies will be a crucial part of the project. The project will have a 24-months duration and the EUAVs will be deployed for a period of between 4 and 12 months, depending on the profile and needs previously expressed by each interested country. 12 apprenticeships are also foreseen and volunteers will be trained at both HQ.
More info about this project available here: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/eu-aid-volunteers-resilence-and-response-capacities-vulnerable-communities-through-deployment-eu-aid_en
In the framework of this project AAH deploys 1 EU Aid Volunteer to Mauritania. To know more EUAV opportunities in this and other countries with AAH please consult this page: https://www.accioncontraelhambre.org/es/eu-aid-volunteers
The main tasks for the EU Aid Volunteer in WASH position include:
Objective 1: Organization and Planning
Institutional support for the management of biomedical waste in particular: (i) setting up committees to fight against nosocomial infections (CLIN), (ii) developing the internal regulations for CLINs, (iii) supporting the assessment of environmental impacts of our projects.
Support the implementation of procedures on application of the regulations on waste management.
Support the implementation of the WASH project (s), in line with the intervention's logical framework, budget, logistical and administrative procedures for Action Against Hunger.
Objective 2: Innovation and creativity
Identify the technical constraints linked to the implementation of the project (s);
Propose innovative technical solutions to meet these constraints;
Support the implementation of the technical recommendations issued on the project (Head of Department, Headquarters Referent, Experts, Evaluators…)
Support teams / partners in capacity building