ACTEDClosing Date : 2019-06-01
Duty Station : Yangon, Myanmar
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Organization: ACTED
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 01 Jun 2019

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.


ACTED opened its mission in Myanmar in 2008 to respond to humanitarian needs following Cyclone Nargis. In the field, ACTED's teams respond to both natural disaster situations and the special needs regarding internal conflicts in the country. ACTED works with the most vulnerable populations through emergency relief and disaster risk reduction projects, livelihood support and vocational training programmes, as well as post-conflict reconciliation projects.

Home of more than 53 million people, Myanmar faces a combination of disasters, both natural and man-made. The country is vulnerable to natural hazards including cyclones, earthquakes and flooding. It is one of the countries most affected by climate change.

Historically, Myanmar has been affected by internal conflict. Although the country began transitioning to a democratic government in 2011, conflicts persist throughout Myanmar. Most recently, conflict broke out in Northern Rakhine State in, causing over 600,000 people to flee their homes to Bangladesh and many more people are still displaced within Northern Rakhine. Populations in both Northern and Central Rakhine are facing increased restrictions or no access to basic services and food. 26% of the population lives in poverty, a number which is twice as high in rural areas, where 70% of Myanmar s population lives. However, great improvements have been made in Myanmar recent years, including a 30% decrease in the rate of poverty between 2009 and 2015. The continued commitment of the international community in support to the development and humanitarian action of Myanmar remains key.

Since starting operations in Myanmar in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, ACTED has successfully implemented over 75 projects. The NGO has a strong history of response to natural disasters, implementing emergency relief projects, livelihood support programs, disaster risk reduction, technical vocational training and peacebuilding programs for the most vulnerable populations. ACTED has expertise in water, sanitation, and hygiene programs in the country and continues to provide cash-for-work in vulnerable and conflict-affected areas.

Today, ACTED supports the population in this period of political, economic, and social transition by supporting civil society organizations to ensure efficient governance, increasing resilience and responding to disasters, and supporting inclusive and sustainable human and economic development. ACTED has notably launched the 3Zero Myanmar platform aimed at building synergies, actions, and commitments towards a World poverty, exclusion and carbon free.


Fundraising: context analysis, external relations, fundraising and proposal development, contracting

Grant Management: contract follow-up, reporting, partner follow-up

Management and Internal Coordination: internal coordination and communication, filing

External Communication

EUAV Communications: 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. The EU Aid Volunteer will have to follow his/her communications plan, built with the Communications department during the induction session.

The apprenticeship for this position will be based in ACTED s HQ in Paris, France. During the apprenticeship the Volunteer will be managed by a line manager from the Project Development department, where there we will be interacting with departments within ACTED HQ and with field missions.

REQUIRED COMPETENCESDemonstrating leadership Volunteering mind-set Autonomy Accountability Understanding the humanitarian context of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative and applying humanitarian principles Managing projects in humanitarian contexts Project DevelopmentWORKING & LIVING CONDITIONS

EU Volunteer benefits include: subsistence allowances in line with EU Aid Volunteer daily allowances (675.69 euros per month in France, 414.5 euros per month in Myanmar), coverage of all accommodation during apprenticeship in Paris, and in ACTED guesthouse when in the field, travel costs (return flight from Myanmar), 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).


This 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.

How to apply:

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.

Minimum requirementsBachelor s or Master s degree in humanitarian studies / Political Science / M&E / Project DevelopmentFluent English (written and spoken), excellent writing and communication skills; Prior work experience with an INGO Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment; Good organisational and prioritisation skills; Proficiency in Microsoft Office; Bachelor s or Master s degree in humanitarian studies / Political Science / M&E / Project DevelopmentFluent English (written and spoken), excellent writing and communication skillsPrior work experience with an INGO Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environmentGood organisational and prioritisation skillsProficiency in Microsoft OfficeExpected TimetableDate of training: July 2019Apprenticeship placement dates (leave blank if not foreseen): August-September 2019Pre-deployment preparation and induction: September 2019Deployment: repeat dates given above: October 2019 April 2020Post-deployment activities: April May 2020

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