Projects Volunteer

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Key responsibilities

Working alongside the Street Child of Nepal team, your key responsibilities may include but are not limited to –

  • Overseeing the research and implementation of projects; including travel to the field sites where necessary

  • Coordinating primary and secondary research at field sites using bespoke methodologies and methods, including appropriate tools for research with children, their communities and other relevant stakeholders

  • 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

  • Creating research papers based on data collected from the field which provide recommendations for Street Child and relevant stakeholders; these papers will form the basis for future research and initiatives

  • Conducting literature reviews on assigned issues and proposing frameworks for how the issues can be addressed within the Street Child framework 

Interested?

For more information, please email:

intvol@street-child.co.uk

or

LOCATION: Various locations in urban and rural Nepal

DATES: June onwards (Flexible)

DURATION: 5-12 Weeks

The Role

Street Child is looking for individuals hoping to gain valuable experience in the development sector by undertaking an international volunteering role in Nepal. Street Child has identified that out of school children is one of Nepal’s main development issues, particularly those in marginalised communities. Street Child is currently seeking to expand and advance a series of projects in Nepal which intend to provide children the opportunity to access education that is inclusive, sustainable and life-saving. This placement is a unique opportunity to make a critical contribution to an organisation that is setting up and scaling its efforts within various communities in rural and urban Nepal.

Street Child offers placements for four to twelve weeks, supporting work in our country office in Kathmandu as well as in the field where we collaborate with local partner organisations.

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 West Africa and Nepal. 

Qualifications

  • A degree in international development, project management, logistics or a related discipline with a strong academic record
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Professional and diligent in presentation and conduct

  • Independent and capable of proactive work plan management with minimal support

  • Flexible, adaptable and able to thrive in a start-up environment

  • Thoughtful, resourceful, reflective, and eager to learn

  • Culturally responsive and respectful

  • Keen interest in understanding and contributing to the development sector

Terms

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.