Humanitarian Action Team of Friends in Life Education Peer Club (FLEP Club,
Nigeria) and Partners is organizing a Call for applications for enrollment as Disaster Emergency
ResponseCorps Members from Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya and Disaster
Response Facilitators/mentors from all over the world that will be open until
September 15th, 2012.
The objective is to
select unique young individuals who are ready to volunteer their talent towards
addressing the current Disaster Response Gap in Africa as well as build a
handful of international mentors that will help tackle emergency problems in
Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya
THE FLEP DISASTER RESPONSE CORPS
The FLEP Disaster Response Corps is a new
social instrument designed to close the current gap in disaster management/emergency
response in Nigeria and other developing countries using the most underutilized
natural resource readily available in local communities –the youth. It is
billed to start operation in the 4th quarter of 2012 with about 200
Conceived by Udochukwu Augustine Njoku
(Project Director, FLEP Club, Nigeria) following a CRUDAN South East
facilitated workshop with support from Tear Fund, The project is dedicated to all
the victims of Dana Air Disaster of June 4, 2012 especially noble statesman
Professor Celestine Onyemauche Elihe Onwuliri, victims of the incessant Boko
Haram bombings in Northern Nigeria and indeed all victims of natural and
man-made disaster across the globe.
Its main objectives
are as follows:
mobilize well spirited youths to the cause of disaster preparedness
and impact mitigation.
equip local communities with the skills to identify, communicate and manage
increase civil society involvement in disaster management through advocacy,
awareness and education programs that empowers the rarely-reached population in
Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya.
promote emergency paramedical services and first aid knowledge and skills
development at the community and family levels.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR APPLICANTS
Who can apply to the FLEP DRC?
young person aged 18 to 35 years, with unalloyed zeal to prevent or reduce human
suffering from disaster and related emergencies.
concerned person above 35 years with specialized/professional experience in
disaster management, volunteer training, fundraising, etc that is willing to
serve as volunteer fundraiser, adult mentor or disaster management trainer/instructor.
unemployed persons, youth corps members and persons previously affected by disaster
are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must strictly respect the
following eligibility criteria:
·Possession of minimum
of First School Leaving Certificate or its equivalent
commence training (online or at our leadership training school) by Mid November
to enable him/her function efficiently in a chosen aspect of Emergency Response
·Be available and
willing to work towards mitigating the impact of disaster under emergency
volunteer time to Disaster response mission outside his/her immediate locality,
state or country. Full time students and employees may volunteer during
vacations or annual leave.
State Coordinators/ Developing Countries’ Project
·Applicant must in addition to the ERC conditions
above, be an indigene or domicile in the state/country of interest
·Possess a minimum of First Degree (NCE, OND, B.Sc.
·Be a dreamer with a self ignited decision to
make sacrifices for others.
·Possess excellent peer leadership abilities and
openness to new knowledge.
·Be willing to pass through the first DM training
(online or at our leadership training school) by
mid September, 2012.
·Be willing to
coordinate fundraising for emergency response equipment and supplies.
Response Mentors Team.
·Any person within or above the age of 35 years
ready to contribute in the following areas:
advisory roles that give positive direction to our project design and
the training and updating of emergency action team knowledge and skill.
for emergency equipments including vehicles and post disaster aid supplies
in giving the work of FLEP DRC the required visibility.
SECTORS OF INTERVENTION
·Disaster Preparedness Awareness and Education
·Disaster Victims Rescue and First Aid
·Post Disaster Aid mobilization and delivery
1) Are you interested? If
so, as soon as possible and until mid-September, send us an email requesting
our free application form at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com FLEP DRC on the email Subject line. Also indicate the area
of interest in No 2 above.
2) Upon receipt of your
message, the FLEP DRC will send you a complete application form alongside our
3) This application form
must be fully completed and sent back to the FLEP DRC between July 10, 2012 and
September 15, 2012.
4) Once your application form(s)
is received, you will be notified of the decision of the team within 7 working
5) Prior to the first
general training, successful candidates will be sent a Development Worker Agreement
form to be signed and returned to:
FLEP Disaster Response Corps
Friends in Life Education Peer Club (FLEP Club,
Nigeria) Charity House, KM. 23 Owerri-Umuahia
P.O. Box 52 Nkwogwu Aboh-Mbaise, Imo State Nigeria