Closing Date : 2019-12-31
Duty Station : Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Organization: Street Child
Country: Sri Lanka
Closing date: 31 Dec 2019

Location: Batticaloa

Dates: June onwards (Flexible)

Duration: 8-12 weeks

Focus: Marginalised & Rural Communities


Street Child is looking for individuals with some experience in project management or research who hope to continue their professional development in the the development sector by undertaking an international volunteering role in Sri Lanka. Working alongside the local team, your key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Coordinate primary and secondary research using bespoke methodologies for research with children, their communities and other relevant stakeholders

Conducting literature reviews on assigned issues and proposing frameworks for how these issues can be understood.

Collect, analyse and interpret data (qualitative and quantitative) to produce insights into relevant development issues

Creating research papers based on data collected from the field, which may be published and will form the basis of future initiatives with Street Child and our partners.

Where necessary, oversee the implementation of projects; including travel to field sites.

Monitoring and evaluation the progress of projects to ensure they are or target to reach the outlined timeframes and intended impact

Liaising and working in collaboration with local partners and stakeholders

Identifying potential local and international funders and writing funding proposals to these organisations as required.

A fundraising commitment is also required of successful applicants, for which support will be provided by Street Child UK. For those who reach their targets, there is the opportunity to have the costs of your flights covered. Participants will also be invited to a training day in February 2019, with a senior member of our Programmes Team & the Head of Fundraising at Street Child s Head Office in London.


Culturally responsive and respectful

A strong academic record

Experience working in project management, research and/or in the development sector

Ability to adapt and align with organisational objectives and ways of working

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Extremely independent and capable of proactive work plan management

Flexible, adaptable and able to thrive in a startup environment

Thoughtful, resourceful, reflective, and eager to learn

Professional and diligent in presentation and conduct

Keen interest in understanding and contributing to the development sector


The successful applicant must be prepared to live and work in very basic conditions with limited access to electricity, running water and wifi.

Every intern 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 8 and 11 , 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 international interns to fundraise 1200 .

Fundraising is an important part of working in the international developmental sector. We see it as an important experience and part of the internship that a Street Child International Intern gets to see and experience this side of daily work in an NGO.

Our projects are only possible because of the money we fundraise. Asking for a fundraising commitment has proven to be a great way to both make sure that an intern s time in country leaves a lasting impact and grows awareness of the problems Street Child is working hard to address. 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 the fundraising goal as well as accompany and support the intern throughout every step in the fundraising process, while giving valuable insights!

How to apply:

Please fill out this short form hereand send your Cover Letter and CV to your experience, interest in the placement and availability.

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