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EU Aid Volunteers Initiative


EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

The 4-year Framework Contract EU Aid Volunteers aims to develop a training programme for the EU aid volunteers initiative, provide training services to candidate volunteers, and assess the competences of the candidate volunteers trained.



EU Aid Volunteers brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contributing to strengthening the local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities.

The action is managed by ICF consulting services (leading agency) in partnership with MDF Training & Consultancy Brussels, Gesellschaft für Organisations, Planung und Ausbildung mbH (GOPA) Consulting, The Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict resolution (ASPR) and Scoula Superiore Sant’Anna (SSUP).

PuntoSud is acting as subcontractor, providing its vast experience in training services for Humanitarian Aid workers and volunteers.

This contract consists of different tasks:

Manage all logistic arrangements for volunteers’ participation, including setting up training facilities and managing volunteers travel and accommodation

  • Manage all logistic arrangements for volunteers’ participation, including setting up training facilities and managing volunteers travel and accommodation
  • Development of all the training modules, both online and in class
  • Delivery of the training modules, update of the courses and materials when needed and evaluation of the training programme
  • Development and implementation of the assessment of candidate volunteers’ competences before, during and after the training course

Individuals can apply to be deployed to humanitarian projects worldwide, consulting the specific vacancies page. Once the candidate has been selected by a hosting organisation, she/he will be able to participate to the offered training program: first by following the mandatory online courses, which are then followed by the classroom courses. The classroom lessons are a unique opportunity to meet other candidates and exchange ideas and experiences.




Mondo


World Wide








BENEFICIARI

  • 4.000 EU Aid Volunteers trained


BUDGET PROGETTO
8.700.000 EUR



ANNO
2016 – 2021



SETTORI DI INTERVENTO  

Capacity building and professional training, Human rights and Governance/Accountability, soc



SDGs
4 Quality Education

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

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Enhancing Salesians’ Offices worldwide


Enhancing Salesians’ Offices worldwide

The Project Co-partners in development aims to strengthen the capacity of 14 PDOs, enable them to coordinate and cooperate among themselves and with external development actors and share good practices in the field of education and vocational training.



The Project “Co-partners in development”, promoted by the Italian NGO Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo (VIS) in 36 ACP countries in partnership with the Don Bosco Network, aims at enhancing the Salesian’s Project/Planning Development Offices (PDOs) capacities in organisational management and sustainability. The PDOs are in charge of supporting Salesians projects in areas such as youth promotion and vocational training.

Initially, the PDOs were created as a point of reference for the projects submitted to various agencies to support Salesians’ activities in the field of youth development and vocational training. At first, they were very simple project cycle executing tools, but after more than 20 years, some of them have turned into complex tools for the planning and overall systematic development of the Salesian provinces (which, in most cases, covers more than one country).

The purpose of this project is to strengthen the capacity of 14 PDOs, enable them to coordinate and cooperate among themselves and with external development actors and share good practices in the field of education and vocational training. The target PDOs operate in 36 different ACP countries, facing a wide range of different challenges and constraints. This led each PDO to develop different expertise (both in the technical and in the organisational management spheres). The project offers a unique opportunity for the 14 PDOs to meet and share best practices, sectoral knowledge and potential solutions to common problems.

PuntoSud is providing its support throughout the entire capacity building process, through a two steps approach:

  • The first phase consists in the definition, implementation, monitoring and follow up of a general capacity development plan, to set a common arrival point for all the 14 PDOs. This includes the adaptation of a pre-existing “self assessment tool”, the presentation of the tool itself, the support to the PDO in the compilation of the self-assessment, the translation of the 14 self assessments into 14 specific capacity development plans. Based on the information provided by the project staff, the capacity development plan is re-evaluated (on annual basis) and, in case, adapted/updated.
  • The second phase consists in the definition and implementation of specific capacity building tools in order to support the PDOs in the achievement of the objectives indicated in their capacity development plan. This involves the preparation and delivery of classical training modules (where topics are adapted per language and level to the specific audience); the preparation and delivery of distance learning modules via webinars; online training follow up (through specific forum on the dedicated platform or email /skype exchanges).



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World Wide


WEBSITE


PARTNER



DONATORE/I
European Commission – DG DEV (EuropeAid)



BENEFICIARI

  • 14 PDO
  • 20 PDO Antennas


BUDGET PROGETTO
2.800.000 EUR



ANNO
2014 – 2018



SETTORI DI INTERVENTO  

Capacity building and professional training, Civil society



SDGs
4 Quality Education

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

SHARING: OTHER PROJECTS

EMERGENCY – Sierra Leone

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Read more

EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

The 4-year Framework Contract EU Aid Volunteers aims to develop a training programme for the EU aid volunteers initiative, provide training services to candidate volunteers, and assess the competences of the candidate volunteers trained.

Read more

Sudan – Health and Nutrition for the Mayo vulnerable population

The EMERGENCY project has its action hub in the Paediatric Centre in Mayo area where EMERGENCY not only offers free and qualified paediatric assistance, but it also provides women with Antenatal Care and promotes a preventive approach to child and maternal healthcare through health education sessions.

Read more

Evaluation Lab

PuntoSud Evaluation Lab

PuntoSud Academy

Supply of training and support services to the DG ECHO


Supply of training and support Services to the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO)

For over 15 years we have been supporting The Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) so as to facilitate a proper and transparent management of humanitarian interventions and an efficient and effective collaboration between the donor (EU) and the funding recipients (NGOs, International Organisations and Member States’ Specialised Agencies



This service contract has been requested by the Directorate General for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) to provide training and support services to its staff and to its Partners’ Organisations staff.

PuntoSud is acting as consortium leader and as main expert in FPA and FAFA rules and procedures. Particip and MDF Training and Consultancy provide to the consortium their extensive, international experience in the field of Adult Learning and Training methodologies. Instituto de estudios sobre Conflictos y Accion Humanitaria (IECAH) and Groupe Urgence Rehabilitation Developpement (Groupe URD) add their specific knowledge and expertise on thematic policies related to the Humanitarian Aid Sector. Thanks to their different experiences and skills, this group of organisation is providing a wide spectrum of support services, in English, French and Spanish, through a variety of tools, which include:

  • Classroom training: Objective of these courses is that participants (DG ECHO and implementing agencies staff) acquire a good knowledge of the policies and procedures, know how to apply them correctly in their daily work and have a better mutual knowledge of each other’s roles and responsibilities. All the classroom training material is constantly reviewed and updated, taking into account eventual new rules or guidelines issued by DG ECHO, the evaluation reports provided by trainers and participants, the latest developments in the adult training methodologies.
  • Distance learning program: provision of eLearning, asynchronous courses and delivery of synchronous training sessions (webinars). The target groups of these trainings are humanitarian operators requiring more specific support or based in more remote locations which are normally not included in the annual training calendar. The asynchronous courses are designed using a variety of tools and methods that allow engaging lectures (videos, interviews, checklists, etc.) and more interactive sessions (knowledge tests, scenarios, discussion panels, etc.). The webinar sessions are provided taking into account the limits of the tool: as the direct interaction with participants is limited, extra care is taken to develop catchy and interesting visual elements and to insert as many pools and surveys as possible. All the distance learning material is constantly reviewed and updated, taking into account eventual new rules or guidelines issued by DG ECHO, the evaluation reports provided by participants, the latest developments in the adult training methodologies and in technology supporting tools.
  • Helpdesk website: a dedicated website for self-learning targeting DG ECHO’s partners has been developed to explain the main rules and procedures of project management. Three dedicated environments have been developed, taking into account the different sets of rules applying to NGOs, UN agencies and International Organisations. The added value of the helpdesk website is its organisation per topic, regardless the source of the information provided (legal framework, guidelines, fact sheets, FAQ, policy documents, etc.), to allow complete understanding of a specific issue without the need to browse all available documentation. The content of the Helpdesk website is constantly enriched with new documentation and supporting tools, as soon as they become available.
  • DG ECHO Visibility website: this dedicated website for visibility and communication, allows easy access to examples and good practices for the implementation of mandatory visibility and communication activities. Under this framework contract, PuntoSud is in charge of contents updates and of the upload of new visibility and communication material.
  • DG ECHO Humanitarian Food Assistance Website: this website is dedicated to the explanation of the priorities, tools and approaches of ECHO in providing Food Assistance. Under this framework contract, PuntoSud is in charge of contents updates and of the identification and upload of new documentation, as soon as it becomes available.
  • Helpdesk mail service: through this email, punto.sud provides day-to-day support to DG ECHO Partners’ staff, replying to questions related to administrative, legal, financial and procedural aspects in the management of DG ECHO-funded projects. When needed, the written reply is further complemented by direct conversations via Skype, to better clarify concepts or to allow a better understanding of the specific situation the Partner is facing.
  • Flash reports: Whenever DG ECHO introduces new provisions, publishes new documentation or organises Partnership-related events, it is of paramount importance that this information reaches the largest possible audience in the less possible time. For this reason, whenever needed, PuntoSud sends a Flash report to a wide list of Partners’ staff, who requested this service design and delivery of courses on Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) and Financial and Administrative Framework Agreement (FAFA) with regard of partnership rules, project cycle and procedures and on DG ECHO thematic policies.



Mondo


World Wide


WEBSITE






BENEFICIARIES

  • DG ECHO staff, working in Brussels or at field level
  • Staff belonging to Partner Organisations (including NGOs,
  • International Organisations, Member State Specialised Agencies, United Nations Agencies)
  • Other stakeholders (Auditors, Staff from Humanitarian Procurement Centers or Implementing Partners, etc.)


PROJECT BUDGET
EUR 2.800.000



YEAR
18 august 2018 – 22 august 2022



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION  

Capacity building and professional training, Civil society, Humanitarian aid/Emergency



SDGs
4 Quality Education


PROJECT BUDGET ORGANISATIONS



  • €2.800.000

    project budget

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