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
- 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
Labelled a prostitute for going to school
VSO volunteer researcher Pauline Faughan spent three months visiting schools interviewing teachers, pupils and community members on their attitudes to girls education.
|Youth Engagement Advisor||Sierra Leone|
|District Advocacy Officer -Multan (Female)||Pakistan||20 Aug 2017|
|Alumni Volunteer Engagement Officer (National Volunteer Role)||Zambia||21 Aug 2017|
|Social Exclusion and Gender Analysis National Volunteer||Mozambique||25 Aug 2017|
|Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - National Volunteer||Zimbabwe||30 Aug 2017|
|Youth Programme Adviser||1 Nov 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.