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Senior WASH EU Aid Volunteer in the Philippines

Region: Wien

Arbeitsbereich: Sonstige

Ausmaß: Vollzeit

Die Österreichische Caritaszentrale stellt die Menschen mit ihren vielfältigen sozialen Bedürfnissen in den Mittelpunkt ihrer Arbeit. Unterschiedlichkeit und Vielfalt schätzen wir auch bei unseren MitarbeiterInnen.

This role is one of 6 Volunteer roles that Caritas Austria is advertising under the REACH project (EU Aid Volunteers: Caritas European Action for Resilience and Effective Humanitarian Response). The REACH project is part of the EU Aid Volunteer (EUAV) initiative, and is funded by the EU?s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). It is a 24-month project aimed at strengthening local capacity for disaster preparedness, disaster response, protection mainstreaming and resilience-building, through the deployment of motivated, capable and qualified EU Aid Volunteers to work alongside experienced and talented staff on the ground. The Austrian Caritas Central is looking for a Senior WASH EU Aid Volunteer in the Philippines from 2.7.2018 until 30.6.2019.

Ihr Aufgabenbereich:

Technical support

  • Work closely with the Shelter Coordinator and DRR Coordinator to provide technical assistance to NASSA/ Caritas Philippines and DSAC in the implementation of the WASH activities  during Emergency Response
  • Provide technical support in the technological development of resilient, sustainable and climate change adaptive WASH programs applicable to the context of the country
  • Ensure that WASH technical support provided is fully integrated with the Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Organizing into all project activities of NASSA
  • Accompany the Shelter Coordinator and DRR Coordinator in the conduct of site visit to monitor and evaluate development of WASH program at the DSAC level
  • Support the Shelter Coordinator and DRR Coordinator in the development of WASH proposal, activities, logframe and budget
  • Collaborates with all other units of NASSA/ Caritas Philippines with the supervision of the Shelter Coordinator in the implementation of the WASH programs

Capacity Building

  • Assist in facilitation on organizing WASH trainings for NASSA/ Caritas Philippines
  • Assist in the strengthening of the Community Based Organization on WASH management and development
  • Provide assistance in the documentation and application of WASH practices


  • Assist in identifying and establishing contacts with relevant organization and stakeholders in relation to the NASSA/ Caritas Philippines livelihoods interventions
  • Ensure good coordination and working relationship with other units of NASSA/ Caritas Philippines, partner organizations and other stakeholders involved in program implementation


  • Attend to other functions as assigned and needed by the organization
  • Participate in the volunteer appraisal evaluation that will be administered every 3 months of the volunteer deployment


  • A joint 2-day induction with all selected EU Aid Volunteers across the REACH consortium with Caritas Europa in Brussels;
  • A 3-week apprenticeship/induction in the Caritas Austria Office, Vienna, Austria between 22.5.-30.6.2018. The apprenticeship will provide a solid grounding in Caritas Austria’s organisational mandate, values and ways of working;


Wir erwarten:

Required Competences:

  • WASH Engineer
  • Experience in working with internationally funded programs including coordination, reporting and monitoring
  • Experience in working with faith-based/ church organizations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a strong capacity for effective teamwork, as well as the ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision; strong relationship - building skills, evidence of strong analytic skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Managing oneself in a pressured and changing environment (cultural sensitivity)
  • Flexible and active personality
  • Willingness to travel frequently
  • Computer skills
  • Basic knowledge of law and economy
  • Driver’s licence


Wir bieten:

Working and living conditions:
The EU Aid Volunteer will receive a monthly allowance, as set by the EU:

  • €541,36 per month whilst in Austria
  • €355,31 per month whilst in the Philippines

In addition, s/he will also be provided with accommodation; return flights; pre- and post-deployment health check-ups; visa and vaccination costs; health insurance; a resettlement allowance at the end of the deployment; and basic equipment, including laptops and phones for work, for the duration of the deployment. Transportation, accommodation and per diems will be provided for all work-related travel.
The apprenticeship will take place in Caritas Austria’s office in Vienna, Austria. Once deployed, the EU Aid Volunteer will be based in NASSA’s office in Manilla, with travel to field locations. S/he will be issued with an international contract and will be expected to work 38 hours a week.

Shortlisting and interviews are expected to take place between 3.4. and 6.04.18.
Please note that only completed applications that are submitted through Caritas Wien link will be considered.

Applications should include:

  • Completed EUAV application form
  • CV in Europass format
  • Completed EU Aid Volunteer self-assessment questionnaire

Closing date for applications: 28.3.2018

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