Opportunità in monitoraggio e valutazione d’impatto in Guatemala (Junior)

Valutazione d'impatto in Guatemala

Euro Latin Cooperation presenta questa nuova opportunità su valutazione d’impatto in Guatemala con un progetto finanziato interamente dalla Commissione Europea. EU Aid è un’iniziativa della Direzione Generale per le Operazioni di Protezione Civile e Aiuto Umanitario della Commissione Europea (ECHO) gestita dall’Agenzia Europea per l’Educazione, La Cultura e l’Audiovisivo (EACEA).  Offre l’opportunità ai cittadini europei o residenti di lungo periodo in Europa, maggiori di 18 anni, di essere coinvolti nel volontariato estero retribuito in progetti di aiuto umanitario nel mondo. Questo progetto, 100% finanziato, include viaggio A/R in Guatemala, alloggio, un pocket money mensile, un’assicurazione medica e una formazione pre partenza.

Vi ricordiamo che Euro Latin Cooperation promuove l’offerta pero non rientra tra gli organizzatori del progetto in Guatemale. Domande tecniche possono essere fatte agli organizzatori nei link pubblicati qui sotto.
Nome offerta: Junior EU Aid Volunteer in Monitoring and Evaluation, Guatemala Junior — 1 positions
Deployment dates:  

Action Against Hunger (Spain) and GVC (Italy) are International Non-Governmental Organisations that have joined their expertise in managing humanitarian actions worldwide and are now implementing the project “Strengthening the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable communities through the deployment of EU Aid Volunteers and capacity building activities”.

The project aims to strengthen the resilience and response capacity of vulnerable and disaster affected communities through the deployment of EU Aid Volunteers. EU Aid Volunteers deployment opportunities will be offered to 32 people in Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Senegal, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Philippines, Palestine, Lebanon and Cambodia.

Through their volunteering deployments, EU Aid Volunteers will support the sharing of good practices and lessons learned around disaster risk management, Early Warning System, logistic chain in emergency response and resilience in vulnerable communities and help to boost and strengthen the humanitarian skills and capacities of a range of humanitarian actors.

The expected impact of the project is fully oriented to a whole process of skills creation and knowledge reinforcement, suitable to generate change on preparedness and resilience mechanisms among vulnerable populations, technicians and authorities at different levels, based on an active collaboration of key private and public humanitarian actors.

EU Aid Volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds will be deployed for periods between 2 and 12 months depending on the profile and needs of each participating non-EU country.

More info about this project available here: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/eu-aid-volunteers…

In the framework of this project AAH deploys 2 EU Aid Volunteers to Guatemala. 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 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:
• On-site training from 15/02/2020 to 24/02/2020 in Italy;
• Pre-deployment induction in AAH HQ, in Madrid, starting March 2020;
• Deployment starting from late March 2020

Humanitarian Context

Due to its geography, poverty level and high exposition to natural disasters, Guatemala remains extremely vulnerable when dealing with volcano eruptions, flooding, landslides, hurricanes, and droughts. To respond to these vulnerabilities, since 1998, Action Against Hunger runs projects both in humanitarian and development contexts. The organisation has developed an indepth knowledge and experience in the area known as the Central American Dry Corridor, a region that stretches from southern Mexico to Costa Rica. In this area, droughts are becoming more frequent and intensified by Climate Change, making about two million vulnerable rural families face a continuous deterioration of their livelihoods. The beneficiaries and preferential beneficiaries of the Action Against Hunger programs are vulnerable families with children under 5 years and smallholder farmers who, paradoxically, are the most food insecure. The mission in Central America put a focus on interventions in four main areas: disaster risk reduction, food security and livelihoods, health and nutrition, migration and development. The main objectives of our projects include addressing the nutritional problems of their children, increasing low agricultural production, reducing their environmental and economic vulnerability, or promoting employment opportunities.

Likewise, indigenous groups in the region are particularly affected by hunger and malnutrition. In Guatemala, 58.6% of the indigenous population is malnourished. Action Against Hunger supports indigenous communities to overcome the different causes of hunger, giving special importance to the dialogue and understanding of the culture of these communities as well as of the institutions that support them. We take an integrated approach that combines actions from all our technical fields to fight hunger (both its consequences and its causes): nutrition, health, agriculture and livelihoods, access to employment, disaster risk management, water, sanitation, hygiene, community organization and institutional strengthening. Starting from 2019, the Guatemala mission will open two new bases in the area of the Lago Atitlán to work in WASH and water governance and in the North, the Department Huhuetenango with high migration rates, in order to address conditions for sustainable livelihoods.

More information is available here:
https://www.accioncontraelhambre.org/es/guatemala

Security conditions
The region known as the Northern Triangle – El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala – remains among the most violent countries in the world, menaced by corruption, gang violence and drug trafficking, despite tough police and judicial reforms. This situation can be attributed primarily to the legacy of violence left by decades of armed conflict and extreme economic and social inequalities. Tax revenues as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) in the Northern Triangle are among the lowest in Latin America, exacerbating inequality and straining public services.

The Security Management is a key issue for the mission. The organisation is putting major efforts in vulnerability and risk assessments and risk reduction measures for its operations, both in Guatemala and Nicaragua, always aimed at keeping staff safe, in particular in those areas where activities take place. These measures are focused primarily on the reduction of vulnerabilities, such as strengthening the physical protection of offices, the strict management of travel times, and refinement of the security analysis. The Action Against Hunger staff is obliged to follow the standard security procedures in a strict manner, in order to avoid incidents. The Security Management is carried out by the Logistics Department of the AAH Central America Mission, in collaboration with logistics officers at base level and the security coordinator at HQ level and is supervised at all times by the mission management.

AAH values
We are an international non-governmental private organisation that is politically and religiously neutral and non-profit, which was established in 1979 in France to implement interventions worldwide. Our vocation is to fight against hunger, physical suffering and situations of distress that threaten the lives of men, women and children.

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: Independence, Neutrality, Non-Discrimination, Free and direct access to people in need, professionalism and transparency.

More information is available here:
https://www.accioncontraelhambre.org/en/our-principles

Valutazione d’impatto in Guatemala task

– Support the implementation of the mission’s new integrated M&E system and tools to improve results-based management and performance measurement;
– Support teams in the use of tools for M&E, including training and implementation of quantitative and qualitative methods for baseline studies and regular progress monitoring;
– Help improve quality of data through data harmonization: Collection, analysis and storage;

Learning, feedback and reporting support

– Support teams in learning approaches as capitalization, collection and management of best practices and lessons learned;
– Help develop methods and tools to implement learning and feedback mechanisms (gender and age sensitive), internally and with all external stakeholders;
– Help strengthening the synchronization of MEAL processes and systematization of data management and analysis for quality reporting

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 audio-visual 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.

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