About the Role
RESEARCH & PROJECTS VOLUNTEER – NEPAL
Location: Kathmandu and rural Nepal
Duration: 6-12 weeks
Street Child is looking for individuals hoping to gain valuable experience in the development sector by undertaking an international volunteering role in Nepal.
121 million school-aged children are currently out of education worldwide, mainly in the world’s poorest, most fragile and disaster-hit countries. Millions more children are in school but failing to learn. Street Child recognizes that the barriers to education are complex and interlinked, and our projects focus on a combination of education, child protection and livelihoods support to address the social, economic and structural issues that underpin today’s learning crisis.
In Nepal, we’re in the process of launching a three-year programme, targeting over 7000 girls across five districts in a community that have one of the lowest functional literacies in the world. Alongside this, we have also been asked by UNICEF to play an important part in the third phase of their post earthquake reconstruction project. This will include community engagement, teacher training, kit distribution and other elements. Our team will also continue to assess and develop further other ongoing programmes.
Street Child is offering placements for 6 to 12 weeks, supporting our local team in this busy period over the next few months in our country office in Kathmandu, as well as in the field (when required). Working alongside the Street Child of Nepal team, your key responsibilities will include but are not limited to –
- Helping coordinate primary and secondary research using bespoke methodologies and methods, including appropriate tools for research with children, their communities and other relevant stakeholders
- Conducting literature reviews on assigned issues, proposing frameworks for how these issues can be understood within Street Child
- Collect, analyse and interpret data (qualitative and quantitative) from the research
- Creating/ reviewing research papers with recommendations for Street Child and relevant stakeholders; these papers will form the basis for future research and initiatives
- Supporting the design and delivery of projects; including travel to the field sites where necessary
- Monitoring and evaluating the progress of projects to ensure they are on target to reach the outlined timeframes and intended impact
- Liaising and working in collaboration with local partners and stakeholders
- Identifying potential local and international funders and writing in depth funding proposals to these organisations as required
- Strong academic background in relevant field
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Professional and diligent in presentation and conduct
- Independent and capable of proactive work plan management with minimal support
- Remaining flexible and adaptable is crucial as things won’t go to plan
- Thoughtful, resourceful, reflective, and eager to learn
- Culturally responsive and respectful
- Keen interest in understanding and contributing to the development sector
This is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about the development sector through an immersive experience, and to make a lasting contribution to the organisation and its aim to empower children through education in Africa and Asia.
The successful applicant must be prepared to live and work in austere conditions when required, and to travel independently to urban, rural and remote project sites. The applicant must be able to manage his or her work plan and report regularly to the team on progress, and will be considered a valued member of the team.
A fundraising commitment will be required of the successful applicant, for which support will be provided by Street Child UK staff. Flights and food are at the applicant’s own expense. Accommodation will be provided by Street Child at a fixed cost, and will require sharing rooms with another volunteer of any gender. A detailed breakdown of costs and expenses will be provided for those applicants selected for interview.
Whilst this is initially a voluntary role, for applicants with relevant experience who have the ability to add strategic value, there is potential to attain a more permanent position with the organisation.
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