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Volunteer role: Educational Researcher -E-volunteer


Type of role:Community and social work
Location:Awi Zone of Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Application Closing Date:26 Oct 2020
Interview date:TBC
Start date:01/11/2020

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

The general purpose of the baseline study is to assess and document the current information of the project indicators (of impact, outcome, and outputs and activities) as outlined in the project document and Log Frame to enable VSO-E to set milestone for programme in monitoring and evaluation and identify and document geographical and social, economic, and cultural factors that affect children’s education performances and inclusion at primary level of education, with a major focus on establishing the children’s educational status using the measure of access, equity, quality and relevance.

Skills, qualifications and experience

A minimum of Post-graduate degree in Social Sciences, Policy Studies, Education or Development Studies with proven experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis

Prior or Current experience of working with Ministries of Education; preferably in primary Education Systems including human rights, child rights and policy development.

Have adequate understanding of barriers to equity on and inclusiveness of basic education in the lines of gender physical disability, ethnicity and poverty

Experiences using data analyses software eg: SPSS, Epi Info, etc. • Strong analytical and writing skill

Allowance and accommodation

All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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