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ASF-UK CALL FOR FIELD VOLUNTEER – Freetown, Sierra Leone

ASF-UK CALL FOR FIELD VOLUNTEER – Freetown, Sierra Leone November 4, 2019

ROLE: FIELD VOLUNTEER

Position : 1 Field Volunteer
Partner : Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC)
Contact: Sophie Morley, Louisa Orchard
Dates: 06 February—12 March 2020
Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday 22nd November, 2019

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Since 2017 ASF-UK, Sierra Leone Urban Research Center (SLURC) and the Development Planning Unit, University College London (DPU) have undertaken a series of projects exploring inclusive city making with residents of informal settlements in Freetown. Together the team have delivered workshops and symposia and have produced reports and Community Action Plans for two settlements in the city; Dworzark and Cockle Bay, utilising ASF-UK’s Change by Design methodology for participatory design and planning.

In 2020 ASF-UK is committed to delivering two training workshops to support SLURC in developing a settlement profile and Community Action Area Plan in Portee Rokupa, an informal settlement in Eastern Freetown. The first workshop will take place over 1 week in February 2020 and will focus on settlement profiling following the process developed by ASF-UK in 2019 (Toolkit for participatory action research methods and tools for informal settlement profiling). The workshop will be attended by community leaders, students, NGO staff and local government in Freetown, it will be facilitated by ASF-UK and SLURC and there is a volunteer position to support activities during the workshop and outputs for 5 weeks after the workshop.

The settlement profile and other outputs will inform a second workshop in summer of 2020 with both national and international participants that will focus on the production of a Community Action Area Plan in Portee Rokupa and inform the content of another ASF-UK toolkit .

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF FIELD VOLUNTEER

Support ASF-UK associate team in one week workshop focussed on community led informal settlement profiling, data management and communication strategies.
Support data collection activities and analysis with SLURC team.
Support SLURC team in the production of informal settlement profiles utilising the ASF-UK “Toolkit: Participatory action research methods and tools for informal settlement profiling” (developed in 2019)
Develop outputs to inform summer workshop (community action area planning) and toolkit for community action area planning

BUDGET
Return travel to Sierra Leone: £750
Grant (to support accommodation and in country travel) : £1125

ABOUT YOU
Background and experience:

Experience working on inclusive community development projects in informal settlements or other urban settings
Background in planning, architecture, international development
Knowledge of spatial research methods and managing data processes
Experience supporting training and capacity building programmes
Experience of producing high quality visual reports and other communication material
Experience in GIS, Adobe Suite and other design software
Experience and passion for participatory design and planning
Experience of ASF-UK Change by Design methodology in practice is desired but not essential
Ability to self manage and work in an environment with limited resources.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please send your CV to s.morley@asf-uk.org and l.orchard@asf-uk.org including a cover letter of no more than 350 words setting out why you want this position and what you can bring to the project. The deadline for applications is Friday 22nd November, 2019. Interviews will be held week commencing Dec 1st over Skype.

Relevant Links:
www.slurc.org
www.slurc.org/reports

 

Download Post as PDF: Workshop C 2020 Volunteer Call

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