27 May 2015

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.

How to apply

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter (2 sides max) to volunteering@actionaid.org by Sunday 14th of June and complete our equal opportunities form below.

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Are you the right person for the job?

Please read this carefully before you apply. Please address the person specification in your application point by point and in detail as it enables us to identify the skills, knowledge and experience you have to be able to do the job effectively.

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification, in addition your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. If you do not meet all the essential criteria, please don’t apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description. Thank you for your understanding.

To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

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