Closing date: 28 February 2018
Job Type: Internship/Volunteer
Location: Various locations in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Uganda, Nepal & Sri Lanka
Street Child is seeking volunteers to undertake important research to help support our current and future projects. Roles are available immediately as well as later in the year, depending on the country of placement and project.

This placement is a unique opportunity to take a frontline role in helping to launch new programmes research, and support an international development organisation in the field. You will be gaining the skills and experience you will need for a career in the sector. For those already in the sector, this will be an excellent chance to make a strategic contribution to a charity working to provide meaningful education for some of the world’s most marginalised and vulnerable communities.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to conduct research for the following list of programmes. We  are focused on responding to the immediate need on the ground, and so these roles may be subject to change. Volunteers must therefore be flexible and willing to adapt to support where the need is greatest.


– Post-crisis education and child protection (namely Ebola and the Civil War)

– Family planning in vulnerable communities

– Ministry of Education schools programme


– Children’s Rights advocacy in rural and urban communities across Liberia

– Education reviews

– Community Mapping


We are launching programmes in a new country, and so we need volunteers to conduct in-depth research to help inform the future of Street Child Uganda, with a focus on:

– The refugee crisis in Northern Uganda

– Street-connected children in urban communities


– Scoping research into education in migrant communities

– Girls’ education in an ethnically marginalised group in rural Nepal

– Community engagement in a post-emergency context (earthquakes in 2015)


– Disaster risk resilience

– Early childhood development

– Teacher training

Person specification:

– Very strong academic background – a research degree preferred

– Previous primary and/or secondary research experience is preferred but not necessary

– Professional and diligent in presentation with excellent written and communication skills

– Independent, proactive and resourceful

– Flexible and adaptable

– Ability to thrive in a start-up environment

– Keen interest in understanding and contributing to the development sector


The successful applicant must be prepared to live and work independently in austere conditions when required.  The applicant must also be able to manage his or her work plan and report regularly to the team on progress.

Accommodation will be provided by Street Child at a fixed cost, and could 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. Flights, vaccinations and visas are at the applicant’s own expense.

A fundraising commitment is required of the successful applicant for which support will be provided by Street Child UK.

To apply, please complete our online form. Alternatively, send your cover letter and CV to outlining your experience, research interest and availability. For more info, please visit our website

Location: Various locations in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Uganda, Nepal & Sri Lanka
Sector: Projects and programmes Research

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