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“I really enjoyed mentoring, coaching and working directly with people. It allowed me to see how the system worked -  and didn’t work."

Marleen Knijff, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) advisor, Papua New Guinea

Volunteer jobs in advocacy, policy, M&E and research


We recruit the following specialisms:

  • Advocacy specialists, particularly working on gender, human rights and youth issues
  • Campaigners
  • Policy analysts
  • Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialists

Your placement might involve training staff in campaigning techniques or working with organisations to develop advocacy strategies, or campaign on behalf of their local communities. 

As a monitoring and evaluation specialist you could be working with public sector or state bodies to review current M&E practices and make recommendations for improvement or review and report on the success of specific projects or programmes.

Stories from VSO advocacy, policy and research volunteers

Current advocacy, policy and research volunteer jobs abroad

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Combatting Gender Based Violence Expert Pakistan 31 May 2017

How we support you

Throughout your journey with VSO, we’ll give you comprehensive financial, personal and professional support. Our financial package includes a local living allowance, return flights, accommodation, insurance and more. We'll provide you with extensive training before your placement and our offices in each of the countries we work in and our local partners will provide ongoing support while you are overseas.

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