Saturday, February 2, 2019

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Organization Overview

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Role overview

In this role the Research Monitoring and Evaluation volunteer will work closely with the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager and Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator to conduct baseline survey for the Volunteers for Development Project (VfD). The research volunteer’s specific tasks will directly contribute to monitoring and evaluating the VSO projects, through various baseline data collection on interventions and analysis. This analysis will show the benchmark of the VSO projects and help to realistic target basing on the evidence obtained during the baseline exercise. The information will advise the project for future direction of strategy implementation. If you are an excellent RM&E and you want to share your skills to contribute to better programming intervention, this is your job!

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Skills, qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Social Science, or related field;
  • 1-3 years’ experience in M&E;
  • Experience in managing research projects;
  • Experience in management of data either in development organization or government or private company/ firm;
  • Experience in training and mentoring others; 
  • Data analysis skills;
  • Ability develop and use ODK platform in data collection; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent management skills;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Knowledgeable of challenges of working in Africa.
The ideal candidate must be a team player with good social and interpersonal skills and networking abilities. S/he should be able to handle conflicts in a constructive, consultative way.
Note: Its Volunteering role and for International Applicants.


As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.


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

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Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.