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Non-governmental Organization based in Norway

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NPA signs agreement with the EU on Mine Action in Angola

On the 22nd of July 2014, NPA signed an agreement with the European Union for EUR 1,107,600.00 over the next 21 months to conduct clearance of mines and ERW in Zaire province.

The project started on the 1st of September 2014 and through the project period NPA is expected to release approximately 602,500 m2 of contaminated land. A total of three “high impacted” confirmed hazardous areas have been included in this project and a total of 8,000 men, women and children should directly benefit after the land has been return to the communities.

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Turkey + 1 other
Thousands of Syrian refugees stranded at the Turkish/Syrian border

The humanitarian situation for the refugees staying at the border is alarming, warns Norwegian People's Aid's partner organization.

The Syrian city of Kobane has been under siege for three weeks by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, who are taking over more and more of the city. More than 180,000 Syrians from the Kobane area have fled across the border to Turkey.

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Palestinian National Consensus Government holds first cabinet meeting in Gaza in years

The Consensus Government meeting is considered an important step to end the political split between Gaza and the West Bank, says NPA partner organizations.

On October 9, Gaza City hosts the first Palestinian National Consensus Government (PNCG) meeting since mid-2007. Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah arrives in Gaza Thursday together with all West Bank based ministers to hold meetings with the 4 Gaza based Ministers.

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A young man joins beekeeping cooperative to support his family

Abroadeg is 23 years old and lives in Sheka in the southern region of Ethiopia with his wife and a three year old son. He gladly explains the benefit of modern beehives that allowed him to save his time and money.

01.10.2014 | Text: Belete Debre, Photo: Kjetil Østnor

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Female leadership in Aloe-Vera soap producing cooperative

"Aloe-vera soap production is very effective and easy to manage" says one of the cooperative members, Ayika. Being organised in Aloe-vera soap producing cooperative has helped pastoralist Ayika Alma improve her family’s livelihood. As a pastoralist, her family’s livelihood depends on their livestock.

02.10.2014 | Text: Belete Debre, Photo: Kjetil Østnor.

JOBS

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Trainer

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Closing date: 10 Nov 2014 Norwegian People's Aid

A.Objective of the training workshop:

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Evaluator

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Closing date: 06 Nov 2014 Norwegian People's Aid

Norwegian People's Aid is looking for two experienced evaluators to carry out an evaluation of two NGOs, Youth for Development and Mousawat, working respectively on youth vocational training and rehabilitation services for people with disabilities targeting mainly Palestinian refugees and Lebanese disadvantaged groups. The two project-activities were directly implemented by Norwegian People’s Aid up to June 2012. In June 2012 the two organisations took over the projects.

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Senior Relief Project Coordinator

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Closing date: 08 Nov 2014 Norwegian People's Aid

The position is based in Erbil with travel to other areas of operation as required.

● Must have at least five years experience in development &/or emergency work & a relevant advanced educational degree

● Good understanding of management of quality management & practices, understanding of development concepts & approaches

● Commitment to working with the poor, vulnerable & marginalized

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Senior Development Project Coordinator

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Closing date: 08 Nov 2014 Norwegian People's Aid

The position is based in Erbil/Iraq with travel to other areas of operation as required.

● At least five years experience in development & a relevant advanced educational degree

● Good understanding of management & practices, understanding of development concepts & approaches

● Written & verbal proficiency in English essential, with Arabic or Kurdish a plus

● Good interpersonal skills, good communication, organizational & analytical skills & ability to work well in a team

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Relief Project Coordinator

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Closing date: 15 Nov 2014 Norwegian People's Aid

Norwegian People’s Aid – Lebanon (NPA) started its work in Lebanon in 1982 and is legalized in

Lebanon through presidential decree number 829/1990. NPA in Lebanon works on humanitarian relief, human disarmament and supports local partner organisations active to promote democratisation including youth empowerment, women’s rights and Palestinian rights as well as disability rehabilitation and vocational training.