NPA’s efforts to make Kosovo free of unexploded cluster munitions and landmines have started. As of November 3rd, Norwegian People’s Aid has an office in the capital of Pristina and initial preparations for non-technical survey are underway. The first operational task will be to size up the scale of the remaining cluster munitions problem in the politically-sensitive northern municipalities on the border with Serbia.
11.11.2014 | Chris Natale, Pristina, REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO
Due to violent combat in Aleppo city, it is very challenging for people to get food and necessary items, says NPA partner organization Masarrat, who despite these challenges recently succeeded in distributing aid in several areas of Aleppo city.
After a long period of violence and fighting, there currently remain about 350,000 civilians in need of humanitarian assistance in Aleppo. The Assad regime has intensified their attacks on the Free Syrian Army, using barrel bombs and committing massacres against civilians.
Danger of humanitarian catastrophe
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.
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.
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.
The position is based in Gaziantep with travels to other areas of operation as required.
● Written & verbal proficiency in English & Arabic
● Good interpersonal skills
● Able to work effectively under, & adapt to, difficult conditions
● University Degree and/or equivalent professional experience
● Relevant work experience, preferably with an NGO.
● Good report writing skills
● Familiarity of monitoring & evaluation instruments & documents is preferable