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Baseline Survey Consultant-ERIKS


Type of role:Advocacy policy and research
Location:Siaya, Kisumu, Laikipia, Wajir, Kenya
Salary:To be negotiated
Contract type:Consultant Agreement
Contract length:10 days
Full Time:35 hours per week
Application Closing Date:19 Jul 2019
Interview date:To be confirmed
Start date:Earliest possible.

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. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they 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 and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

The purpose of the assignment is to conduct a baseline survey to establish benchmarks for onward measurement of intended and unintended change/outcomes in targeted project areas.

Skills, qualifications and experience

a) Strong experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Research, preferably within the area of education; inclusion and child protection
b) Strong experience in people centred and rights-based programming at policy, strategy as well as implementation level.
c) Strong experience in participatory and inclusive assessment/research methodologies and learner centred approaches
d) Good understanding of inclusion issues
e) Broad previous experience with multi-county/county evaluations
f) Excellent analytical, facilitation, communication and report writing skills.
g) At least a master’s degree in relevant field


Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• 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

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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

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