Researcher – National Volunteer NGO Jobs – VSO

Job Title:   Researcher – National Volunteer   

Organisation: VSO

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.


Job Summary:  Working from home and at project location –  In this role, you will spend some time providing part-time remote support (e.g. from your home) to VSO projects or partners, and also a set period working full-time in the project location and/or VSO office.


An exciting opportunity to help our Knowledge Evidence and Learning team undertake a study on ‘Measuring Impact for Learning and Empowerment (MILE) experience in VSO programmes in Uganda. In this role, you will work closely with VSO Uganda M&E lead, Global M&E lead, country implementation teams (projects and grants) and Lead Researcher (volunteer). You will support in finalising the data collection tools and apply them in collecting data from individuals and group in VSO Uganda programmes. You will also support in the data analysis and draft the report. This role will mainly be carried out through remote working and engaging through internet and appropriate technology, there may also be occasions where you may have to collect data through face to face interaction with primary actors. We envisage a time commitment of between 14 – 18 hours per week for 2 months.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant degree in social science/development studies or related subject.
  • Familiarity/experience of working on participatory M&E in the development context
  • Experience in participatory research, data collection skills, understanding and use of evaluation methods in international development programmes.
  • Good skills and familiarity in web-based applications necessary for producing reports in narrative, tabular, graphic and visual formats.
  • Excellent command in written and spoken English and local language(s).
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work in a team
  • Respect and commitment to volunteering for development as VSO’s core development methodology.
  • Ability to be open minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 4th January 2022


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