Volunteer Opportunities

Position - Data Research Advisor – Action Aid

Field of Work (sector): Monitoring and evaluation, Project development and management
Country: Zambia
Duration: 12 Months
Language: English
Deadline: November 8, 2023

Main Responsibilities

  • Development of advocacy materials (written, audio and visual).
  • Targeted lobby and advocacy with key duty bearers.
  • Capacity building of staff in children’s rights advocacy and programming
  • Literature review and development of research proposals
  • Data collection including short and long clips for social media and documentary production
  • Data analysis and report writing including producing a documentary of findings
  • Presentation of research findings and facilitating reflections on findings.
  • Development of project concept to be shared with stakeholders
  • Identification and dissemination to potential partners


  • 2nd cycle university degree or equivalent in Data collection, research or similar fields
  • Research. project proposal and reporting writing skills and experience
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Exceptional intercultural competencies and attitudes, including patience and respect for local expertise and work culture and intercultural communication.
  • Ability to cope with cultural isolation and a different standard of living.

Project description and context: 

Crossroads International will engage Canadians, Canadian stakeholders, Crossroads staff and volunteers, local partner organizations and women and men in sub-Saharan Africa to become Gender Equality Champions both in Canada and overseas. 

The Volunteer Cooperation Program (VCP) aims to reduce gender inequalities and alleviate poverty by addressing gender-based violence, inequalities in access to resources and economic opportunities, and barriers in exercising strategic forms of choice, voice, and influence. 

Description of the partner

ActionAid Zambia is a global justice federation working to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication. In Zambia we work to advance women’s rights, engage young people and support education, and support farmers to improve their livelihoods.


A just, equitable and sustainable Zambia in which every person enjoys the right to a life of dignity


To achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication by working with people living in poverty and exclusion, their communities, organizations, activists, social movements and supporters.

Eligibility criteria 

    •  Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada. 
    • Willing to conduct fundraising and public engagement activities before, during and after the placement 
    • Share the commitment of preventing and addressing sexual misconduct 
    • In good physical and mental health (medical examination required) 
    • The volunteer needs to bring their own computer. 
    • The volunteer must be available to attend an online pre-departure training from 6 – 13 December 2023 for January 2024 departure dates

Personalized support before, during and after the mandate provided by an experienced and welcoming team. The Crossroads’ experience includes the following: 

  • Daily living allowance (depending of the country of assignment)  
  • Plane ticket and local transport 
  • Pre-assignment online training. 

Crossroads International is committed to addressing gender-based violence by supporting the innovative work our partner organizations in ending violence against women and girls. 

Crossroads International is committed to addressing gender-based violence by supporting the innovative work our partner organizations in ending violence against women and girls. 



To apply for this position, we kindly ask that you fill out Crossroads’ online application form.

Please contact our volunteer mobilization team if you have any question: volunteer@cintl.org 

We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 


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