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Owerri, July 8th, 2012.

The 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 Response Corps 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 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 corps members.


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:

a)    To mobilize well spirited youths to the cause of disaster preparedness and impact mitigation.

b)   To equip local communities with the skills to identify, communicate and manage disaster-related emergencies.

c)      To increase civil society involvement in disaster management through advocacy, awareness and education programs that empowers the rarely-reached population in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya.

d)     To promote emergency paramedical services and first aid knowledge and skills development at the community and family levels.


Who can apply to the FLEP DRC?

1.    Any young person aged 18 to 35 years, with unalloyed zeal to prevent or reduce human suffering from disaster and related emergencies.

2.    Any 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.

3.    Undergraduates, unemployed persons, youth corps members and persons previously affected by disaster are strongly encouraged to apply.


Applicants must strictly respect the following eligibility criteria:

Disaster Emergency Response Corps

·        Possession of minimum of First School Leaving Certificate or its equivalent

·        Readinesses to 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 Outreach.

·        Be available and willing to work towards mitigating the impact of disaster under emergency conditions.

·        Readiness to 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 Initiators

·        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. or HND)

·        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:

a)      Playing advisory roles that give positive direction to our project design and implementation.

b)      Supporting the training and updating of emergency action team knowledge and skill.

c)       Fundraising for emergency equipments including vehicles and post disaster aid supplies

d)      Contributing in giving the work of FLEP DRC the required visibility.


·        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 or with 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 volunteer manual..

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 days.

5) Prior to the first general training, successful candidates will be sent a Development Worker Agreement form to be signed and returned to:


The Coordinator.

FLEP Disaster Response Corps

Friends in Life Education Peer Club (FLEP Club, Nigeria)
Charity House, KM. 23 Owerri-Umuahia Road

P.O. Box 52 Nkwogwu Aboh-Mbaise, Imo State Nigeria