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Senior Livelihood EU Aid Volunteer in Kathmandu/Nepal

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 Livelihood EU Aid Volunteer in Kathmandu/Nepal from 1.6.2019 until 30.10.2019 .

Ihr Aufgabenbereich:

Strengthening the organization in developing and implementing livelihood programs in the context of sustainable climate change adaptation, resilience and LRRD approaches through:

  • Support to preparation of emergency food security and livelihood program guideline  with resilience and LRRD approach
  • Provide mentoring coaching  to staff in resilience livelihood framework implementation
  • Support to identify the adaptive livelihood strategy with new technology through capturing learning and creating linkage with other relevant actors and networks

Before deployment to Caritas Nepal, the selected EU Aid Volunteer will complete:

  • A joint 2-day induction with all selected EU Aid Volunteers across the REACH consortium with Caritas Europa in Brussels;
  • A 3-week apprenticeship 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:

  • Master Degree in economics, agriculture or related field
  • At least 5 years of experiences in emergency and livelihood sector
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Managing oneself in a pressured and changing environment (cultural sensitivity)
  • Adjustable to stay in remote areas during field visit


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
  • €249,07 per month whilst in Nepal 

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 Caritas Nepal’s office in Kathmandu, 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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