Evaluation and Research Specialist - Livelihoods

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Apply by 15 August 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 2 August 2018

Job Description

About VSO
VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview
The post holder will work as part of a global team of evaluation and research specialists, conducting evaluations and research across all VSO’s programmes and leading on research and evaluations in the Livelihoods core programming areas.

Skills, qualifications and experience
An ideal applicant must have advanced understanding of research, monitoring and evaluation approaches and methodologies, experience of working in livelihood programmers particularly, within agri-based values and enterprise development and entrepreneurship projects, and must be conversant with resilient livelihood approaches. Must be skilled in the use of participatory methodologies and management of quantitative data.

Must have at least a Masters level education (in livelihood related areas and social sciences, research for social sciences) or equivalent experience. Excellent relationship management skills and experience working with people in different contexts. Good project management experience.

Competencies and Behaviour
At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online,

our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:
* Ability to be open minded and respectful
* Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
* Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
* Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in one of the locations mentioned above before you apply.

How to apply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

Location(s): England - Surrey - Kingston upon Thames

About the Organization

VSO is the world's leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

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