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Volunteer role: Researcher for Voluntourism


Type of role:Community and social work
Partner organisation:VSO International
Interview date:To be Confirmed
Start date:Soonest Possible

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

As the Researcher for Voluntourism you will design and implement a participatory research to understand the scope of voluntourism and develop standards for the responsible voluntourism in Nepal.

You will also be is responsible to plan the assessment, design approach, methodology and tools, train national volunteers-researchers, monitor and supervise study, manage and analyse data, write and share findings and report.

Skills, qualifications and experience

You Have a ;
Masters’ degree or above in Social Science, Rural Development, Development Tourism, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, or related field.

Substantial experience in multi-sector participatory social research – in both rural and urban settings.

Strong research and analytical skills; demonstrated ability to formulate research plan, collect and analyze data and information; knowledge of strengths-based participatory research tools and methodology – especially related to Gender and Social Inclusion (e.g. power analysis)

Ability to design and utilise both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and tools

Experience in training/facilitation data collectors/enumerators

Allowance and accommodation

All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.

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

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