Street Child Dissertation Research Role Jobs in Uganda

Street Child Dissertation Research Role Jobs in Uganda


Want to make your dissertation stand out and make yourself more employable? Conduct your primary/secondary research with an education based charity in West Africa or South Asia!

Street Child is seeking applications from motivated individuals hoping to gain valuable experience in the development sector by undertaking a volunteer role in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nepal or Sri Lanka.

As part of the role, we are offering a unique opportunity to students looking to explore the scope of their own dissertation projects.

Use bespoke methodologies to conduct research on the ground for your dissertation, in collaboration with local partner organisations.

In addition to this you will also have exclusive access to previous research by Street Child.

Some of the areas we work in include:

  • Street children
  • Livelihood/ family business support
  • Education in emergency (Nepal earthquake, Ebola in West Africa)
  • Girls’ education in marginalised communities
  • Education for children with disabilities
  • Teaching and learning
  • Gender

    We are looking for candidates who are:

  • Studying towards a research degree in a relevant field
  • Professional and diligent in presentation with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Independent and capable of proactive work plan management with minimal support
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Respectful of cultural differences and mindful of the position of a researcher
  • Keen interest in understanding and contributing to the development sector
  • This is a wonderful opportunity to gain CV enhancing skills while undertaking valuable research for your dissertation and making a real contribution to development work.
  • The successful applicant must be prepared to live and work in very basic conditions with limited access to electricity,
    running water and wifi.
  • Every volunteer has to cover their own costs for flights, vaccinations and visa. Once in country there is a fixed daily cost covering accommodation and any work related travel, ranging between 6€ and 12€, depending on the respective project.
  • A more detailed breakdown of costs and expenses will be provided for those applicants selected for an interview. We ask all our volunteers to fundraise 1200€.
  • Our projects are only possible because of all the money we fundraise and this method has proven itself to be an effective tool to achieve a lasting impact of each volunteer’s time in their respective project.
  • To read more about why we ask for a fundraising commitment click here.
  • Every successful applicant will work together with one of our experienced fundraising mentors, who will provide all the information and material necessary to reach our fundraising goal as well as accompany and help the volunteer throughout every step in the fundraising process!

    How to Apply:
  • If you are interested, please send your cover letter and CV to [email protected] outlining your experience, research interest and availability.
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 15th January 2019

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