Research Volunteer at The Right to Education Project

This volunteer role is a unique opportunity for a postgrad with a good understanding of privatisation in Education to get involved in important research work while gaining valuable on the job experience in a major international NGO.

The Right to Education Project (RTE), housed at ActionAid International in London, is a collaborative initiative between ActionAid International, Amnesty International, the Global Campaign for Education, Save the Children and the Human Rights Watch.  RTE promotes mobilisation and accountability on the right to education, seeking to build bridges across human rights, education and development disciplines.

Working closely with ActionAid Country Offices in Pakistan, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda, you will get involved in implementing a range of RTE projects and initiatives.  This will include carrying out Low-Fee Private School and Tax Justice research as well as helping draft case studies, policy papers and reports.  You will also enjoy the opportunity to work with key stakeholders and participate in the organisation of RTE events and activities.

As well as being committed to the right to education, you will need excellent research and analytical skills and a good understanding of privatisation in Education.  You must also have undertaken advanced studies in education, development, human rights or international Law, other social sciences will be considered.  In addition to good interpersonal skills you must be fluent in English and possess strong writing and editing skills.

If you would relish the opportunity to gain valuable work skills while making a positive contribution to a key initiative please apply.

Interviews will take place on the 17th and 18th June with a proposed start date of the 29th June 2015.

Job title: Research Volunteer

Location: Working from home and working from our London office on an ad hoc basis

Salary: Unpaid; reasonable travel & lunch expenses paid

Contract: Flexible (ideally 2-3 days a week for up to 22 months starting June)

Closing date: 14 June 2015