E2, London
This is an unpaid volunteering opportunity. Expenses reimbursed to a flat rate of £20 per day.
Job description

Job summary

As Research Intern you will support our ambition to conduct and share high quality research on street-connected children, including supporting the delivery of a street child conference, keeping the Global Resource Centre up-to-date and contributing to Consortium for Street Children’s research priorities.

  • Reporting: Research and Evaluation Officer
  • Working hours: Part-time (2-4 days per week) flexible timing
  • Salary: This is an unpaid volunteering opportunity. Expenses reimbursed to a flat rate of £20 per day.
  • Location: CSC’s offices in Bethnal Green, London
  • Duration: Six months preferred but flexible.

About Consortium for Street Children

The Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is the global Network of organisations working to change the world for street children. We do this by working together on advocacy, research and innovative projects to support street children and improve their lives. We have 100+ members working in 130 countries around the world.

Specific responsibilitiesResearch

  • Support the Research Manager and Officer in conducting research on CSC’s research priorities on street-connected children
  • Support data analysis for projects on street children’s rights in Bangladesh and the worst forms of child labour in South Asia
  • Assist in the development of a set of indicators to assess progress towards the realization of street children’s rights
  • Draft a report documenting the relevance of the Sustainable Development Goals for street children
  • Support analysis of qualitative data capturing street-connected children’s experiences
  • Make existing research / literature available and accessible to CSC members
  • Update the online Resource Library and internal resource database
  • Support fundraising for CSC research activities
  • Support the organisation of the CSC street child conference
  • Support engagement with the CSC Research Forum.

2. Other

  • Carry out any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job
  • Provide ad hoc administrative support to the CSC team including minute taking and co-ordination of meetings
  • Abide by all CSC Policies, Regulations and Procedures, including our Child Protection Policy and code of conduct.

Person specification


  • Experience conducting desk research (E)
  • Experience of working with a membership organisation / Network / NGO (D)

Skills and abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills (E)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (E)
  • Excellent attention to detail (E)
  • Excellent IT skills and ability to learn unfamiliar software (E)
  • Ability to work on own initiative (E)
  • Ability to research and convey complex information into clear briefs (E)
  • Ability to understand and communicate quantitative and qualitative research (E)
  • Spanish and/or French language skills (D)


  • Degree level or equivalent in a related field (Sciences; Health, Statistics, Development) (E)
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies (E)
  • Knowledge of human rights law (especially relating to children) and international development issues (E)

Other requirements

  • Commitment to realising street children’s rights (E)
  • A proactive self-starter who is keen to be part of a small team making a big difference (E)

E = Essential

D = Desirable



To apply for this role, please email the following to Shona Macleod, Research and Evaluation Officer, at the address below by 24th February 2020:

  • Your CV
  • A cover letter (no more than two sides of A4)

Interviews will take place between 3rd and 6th March. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Please note that you must have the legal right to work in the UK to apply for this role.

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Posted on: 12 February 2020
Closed date: 24 February 2020
Tags: Intl Development, Policy/Research

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