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Haiti: Urban Resilience EU Aid Volunteer - Haiti

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Concern Worldwide
Country: Haiti, Ireland
Closing date: 16 Aug 2017

Urban Resilience EU Aid Volunteer Haiti

Building solidarity, engagement and solutions for disaster affected and disaster prone communities through the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

Deployment dates: 05/04/2018 - 04/04/2019

Closing date: 16/08/2017

Junior — 1 positions Port au Prince, Haiti

Latin America And Caribbean Caribbean Haiti



Concern Worldwide has been working in Haiti since 1994 supporting the poorest and most marginalized to build resilient livelihoods, improving health and education to lead productive lives. Haiti is prone to many natural disasters including earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding and droughts. Concern has responded to major emergencies such as the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Sandy 2012 and annual cholera outbreaks. Concern focuses in three operational areas in Haiti namely, Port au Prince, La Gonave and Saut D’eau. Concern has been implementing programs on: livelihoods; WASH, protection, Gender Based Violence and education.

Since the devastating earthquake in 2010, Concern has been delivering innovative strategies in supporting resettlement programs complemented by livelihood strategies and building the capacity of community structures to promote greater social cohesion. Operational details & security context: Overall the security context in Haiti is stable creating an enabling environment for effective programme implementation. However, the historical political history continues to dominate during election periods often resulting in regular protests and demonstrations.


Whilst at headquarters

• Develop a good understanding of Concern’s approach to Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (DRR) and contribute to developing strategy as relevant.

• Develop a good understanding of Concern’s conceptual approach to Programme Cycle Management (PCM) and Results Based Management (RBM), and how it aligns to core strategies (e.g. How Concern Understands Extreme Poverty).

• Develop a strong understanding of Concern’s Programme Quality Guide and core and standard indicators.

• Develop an awareness of existing M&E tools for (DRR) and Resilience and as necessary for Livelihoods, Wash and Education sectors.

• Develop an understanding of what Concern and other INGOs are doing in other urban settings for application to Haiti – for Concern; this is principally Nairobi, Freetown and Dhaka.

• Design and implement a project in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Resilience that would benefit the organisation for example Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) systems in Urban Settings.

• Develop competency in using Concern’s Digital Data Gathering (DDG) system

• Develop a good understanding of Concern’s approach to equity and gender, and how to integrate them into programmes.

• To become familiar with the Haiti programme through interaction with Desk Officer and appropriate Technical Advisors

• Develop a good understanding of the EU Aid Volunteer competency framework

• Develop a good understanding of Concern’s values and ways of working

• Design an EU Aid Volunteer communication project plan for implementation throughout the course of the apprenticeship and deployment period. Whilst deployed to Concern Haiti Risks analysis and urban preparedness

• Support additional assessments of the prevailing shocks and stresses that our target PaP communities face as well as the capacity they have and need to reduce their vulnerability to them.

• Based on the contextual analysis and community-level consultations, assist in the development of a sustainable urban surveillance systems for the poorest residents within poorest areas of Cite Soleil, taking into account differences within and between the targeted slums areas and linking to existing Government systems. Technical support to activities to promote mitigation and reduce vulnerability

• Review current DRR and mitigation activities planned for the Irish Aid Programme Funding (IAPF II) project and ensure they are in line with and adequate to achieve the project outcome, in light of additional data and analysis conducted (with strong emphasis on livelihoods and waste management and the effects of climate change).

• Provide technical support to identify and implement practical solutions to the prevailing risks including mitigation and adaptation activities.

• Assist the team in ensuring that sustainable development, gender and the effects of climate change are considered in the proposed activities. Support M&E of project and markets

• Assist in the design and implementation of the IAPF baseline assessment with a particular focus on market system and livelihoods of vulnerable households.

• Document successful actions to increased resilience to likely future disasters.

• Establish and reinforce existing relationship with relevant line ministries and relevant actors working in market systems. Assist in establishing DDR governance system

• Link with line Ministries and main stakeholder in reviewing existing successful DRR governance systems in Haiti

• Work with project team to establish disaster management committees in targeted poorest urban areas and establish links with higher system Key performance indicators At Headquarters:

• Produce a short report reviewing existing contextual analysis and other secondary sources on Port au Prince programming and Concern data for the urban Haiti programme, identify potential gaps and methods for further data collection to finalise the urban strategy.

• Demonstrate behaviours in line with the EU Aid Volunteer competency framework and Concern’s values. Whilst deployed:

• Assist in the development of the methodologies for baseline data

• Assist in the collection, analysis and reporting on urban vulnerabilities

• Assist in the development of guidelines for the DRR community committees

• Support the development of Haiti Urban DRR strategy

• Maintain a repository of tools and analysed data for management decision making.

• Monthly report on DRR situation, updates, lessons learned and case studies

• Demonstrate behaviours in line with the EU Aid Volunteer competency framework and Concern’s values.


This position includes a 3 month apprenticeship in the Concern Head office in Dublin, Ireland 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.

Concern are looking for talented people with a relevant technical skillset who are committed to long-term service in the humanitarian / development sector who can demonstrate an outstanding ability to adapt to difficult circumstances, remain positive, motivated and productive.

Successful EU Aid Volunteers will benefit from:

• Experience of Volunteering in a large international NGO through an apprenticeship based in Concern’s Head Office in Dublin

• Hands-on learning in a 12 month field placement in the Concern Haiti country programme

• Opportunity for continuous self–development with the help of a mentor, line manager & on-line tools

Please note this position is only open to EU citizens or long term residents of the EU.

Position Summary

To support the Concern Haiti team in further refining its Urban Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategy and activities, particularly within the next five-year Irish Aid-funded programme (IAPF) in Port-au-Prince (PaP). This will include supporting additional analysis of the Risks facing target communities through participatory methods, data collection and analysis and review of ‘best practice’ in DRR in urban contexts.

Together with the Haiti programme team, the Urban Resilience EU Aid Volunteer will work closely with local authorities in Port au Prince and other relevant stakeholders.


Minimum Requirements:


• Masters level graduate in Urban Planning, International Development, Disaster Risk Reduction, Development, or other related subject.

• Proven experience of working in project management cycle, particularly in implementing DRR project/development/ Emergency Response projects at community level

• A minimum of 1 year experience in a developing country or humanitarian context

• Proven experience in vulnerability assessment and community risks mapping,

• Experience in facilitating workshops, trainings, Focus Group Discussions, structured, semi-structured and open ended interview process

• Strong data analysis skills

• Excellent spoken and written English

• Spoken and written French to a minimum B2 level on the Common European Framework of

References for Languages

• Proven ability in research and documentation; great attention to detail.


• Candidate can evidence involvement in a successful project in a (DRR) programme in an urban setting

• University degree in environmental studies, urban planning, livelihoods and market development is an advantage

• Proven experience of designing and implementing an innovative communications project

• Facilitation and interpersonal skills

• Ability to act as part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team

• Ability to organize and prioritize workload, using initiative when appropriate

• Ability to cope with stress and work to strict deadlines

• Flexibility, adaptability, sense of humour, and patience

• Analytical and problem solving skills

• Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions

• Methodical and thorough Demonstrated ability in the following core competencies

• Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships

• Managing Oneself in a pressured and changing environment

• Achieving Results


Learning Opportunities:

A structured learning and development plan will be developed for each EU Aid Volunteer. This will include; selfassessment, structured learning and development plan reviews, on line learning, peer to peer support, a two week EU run workshop and networking and learning opportunities across consortium.

EU Aid Volunteers will also have an assigned Mentor for the entirety of their volunteer placement with Concern. This is combined with line management in country from an experienced humanitarian professional.

Working and Living Conditions:

Job location:

• Concern Head office Dublin, Ireland

• Concern Haiti Contract: EU Aid Volunteer Agreement

Volunteer Allowance: In line with EU Aid Volunteer daily allowances:

• Whilst in Dublin €725.83 per month

• Whilst in Haiti €619.06 per month


Accommodation in Dublin whilst on apprenticeship and when deployed in Haiti will be provided by Concern. At the end of volunteer placement an allowance of €1200 will be provided as a resettlement allowance.

Travel: A return flight will be provided to Haiti from the EU Aid Volunteers home country The cost of pre-departure preparations; insurance, medical clearance and vaccinations will be provided.


Shortlisting and Interviews: To apply for this position please go to .

Please note that only complete applications can be considered. Full applications require the following completed documentation to be submitted through the

• Completed EUAV application form (below)

• Cover Letter

• CV in Europass Format

• Completed self- assessment questionnaire

All applications should be submitted by midnight on 16/08/2017

Interview Process:

Candidates who are selected in the initial shortlist will be required to undertake an on-line Sonru interview from 22/08/2017.

Interview Process:

Candidates who progress to the final interview stage will be required to be available for a video interview from 30/08/2017.

Expected date decision on outcome:



Date of training: 17th - 30th August 2017

Apprenticeship Placement: January 2018 - April 2018 to be based in Dublin, Ireland

Pre-deployment preparation and induction: This will include Concern organisation induction, structured probationary period, security training, pre-departure medical and vaccinations.

Deployment: 12 month deployment to Concern Worldwide Haiti expected from April 2018.

Post-deployment activities: EU Aid Volunteers will be able to attend a resettlement course when finishing their placement with Concern. They will also be expected to present on their experience as an EU Aid Volunteer at an external event at the end of their placement.



Sectors: ● Linking Relief, Rehabilitation And Development (Lrrd) ● Refugees And Idps ● Resilience ● Shelter ● Wash Required competences: EU Aid Volunteers will be expected to progress against the EU Aid Volunteer Competency Framework throughout the course of their EU Aid Volunteer placement with Concern.

The EU Aid Volunteer transversal competencies are: • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships • Volunteering mind-set • Managing oneself in a pressured and changing environment • Achieving Results • Understanding the humanitarian context of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative and applying humanitarian principles • Operating safely and securely at all times • Managing projects in humanitarian contexts • Communication and advocacy Sending Organisations: Concern Worldwide Source URL:

How to apply:

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