Volunteer Research Assistants (VRA)

Research Volunteer in Vulnerability Assessment (2 Positions):

Application deadline: August 31, 2018

The World Safety Organization, National Office for Nigeria is looking for interested volunteers for a study project on “risks and vulnerability in groundwater abstraction from privately owned boreholes within Urban Cities” – a case study of Egor Local Government Area, Benin City, Nigeria.

The tasks:

  • Make house-to-house (HH) visits and administer research questionnaires
  • Collate questionnaire findings into Excel template
  • Answer questions based on research purpose
  • Record GPS and street information
  • Disseminate information about best hygiene practices for water usage where needed.

Volunteer Profile:

  • Live in Benin City (preferably within Egor LGA)
  • Enjoy working with the public and possess good people skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, concisely and respectfully
  • Have a smartphone and have access to a computer
  • Able to use MS-Word and MS-Excel
  • Able to be at assigned work location for extended periods
  • Able to meet with deadlines and work under pressure
  • Physically and mentally fit to withstand stress.
  • Available weekly to send HH visitation reports (research visits are however flexible)

Volunteer Entitlements:

  • A monthly stipend of ₦15,000
  • Flexible work routines and times
  • WSO-NG Volunteer Hours Recognition Award

Duration: 2 months (may be extended)

Dress Code during research visits:

  • Trousers: Slacks, khakis, and corduroys are acceptable. We would like volunteers to refrain from wearing shorts, sweatpants, overalls, leather, spandex or other form-fitting workout wear.
  • Shirts: Casual shirts, blouses, sweaters, sport jackets, and turtlenecks are within guidelines. We would like volunteers to refrain wearing midriff or spandex tops, printed T-shirts, sweatshirts, muscle shirts, and halter tops.
  • Dresses and skirts: Dresses and skirts are appropriate. We would like volunteers to be mindful of the length and refrain from minis, spaghetti straps, open backs, low-cut, or revealing dresses.
  • Shoes: Flats, loafers, trainers, business shoes, moccasins, sandals are appropriate. We would like volunteers to refrain from wearing flip flops, bath slippers, heels, and other non-sturdy shoes.

Application Procedure:

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