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2011 Placements Launch. 3 month placements: 15 placements available 6-12 month placements: 9 placements Enable volunteers to make effective contributions to a development organisation and its beneficiaries Offer valuable experience in the development sector. 2011 Placements.

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2011 placements
3 month placements:

15 placements available

6-12 month placements:

9 placements

Enable volunteers to make effective contributions to

a development organisation and its beneficiaries

Offer valuable experience in the development sector

2011 Placements
requirements
Wide range of projects – required skills & experience vary

Eligibility: prioritiseless than 4 years’ technical experience

Check the required and desired skills & experience lists

You can apply for up to three placements

Apply online before midnight on 28 February 2011

Interviews 9-10, 16-17 April and training 19-25 June

Requirements
tell me more
Tell me more…
  • Support
  • Mandatory EWB-UK training course 19–25 June
  • Support from EWB-UK placement manager throughout
  • Preparation
  • You will be responsible for agreeing project goals and practicalities (flights, visas, immunisations)
  • Most placements require thorough research and preparation in advance – we’re here to help!
  • Return
  • A debrief and help with an evaluation
  • Invited to share your experience (presentations, press)
costs
Costs
  • EWB-UK believes in giving young people opportunities to get involved in international development work.
  • We will cover as much of the cost of your placement as we can – but you will need to contribute also.
  • Volunteers going on 3 month or 6 month placements are asked to contribute up to £600.
  • Volunteers going on 12 month placements are asked to contribute up to £900.
important note
Important Note

All placements are subject to

alteration or cancellation

at the discretion of EWB-UK

All EWB-UK placements are conditional on the following:

1. Successful identification of suitable candidate

2. Favourable country security assessment

3. EWB-UK securing the necessary funds for its share of the cost of the placement

how to apply
How to apply…
  • Stage 1: Online Application
  • Applications open until midnight on 28 February
  • Visit www.ewb-uk.org for full info & application
  • Stage 2: Interview
  • Interviews on 9–10 or 16–17 April
  • You must attend an interview
  • The interviews will be held in central London
what we look for
What we look for…
  • Candidates will be selected for:
    • their technical suitability for the placement
    • their non-technical suitability for the placement,
    • their interest in global issues
    • their potential future contribution to development
  • All based on evidence given on the application form and at the interview
what we look for1
What we look for…
  • You will be asked to provide evidence of:
      • Your ability to work independently
      • Your ability to work as part of a small team
      • Your ability to instil change within an organisation
      • Your ability to communicate
      • Interest in International Development
      • Experience of living or working overseas
      • Experience of voluntary work
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3 month

placements

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SELCO

SELCO

Bangalore, India

Develop a paddy de-husker tool

1 volunteer for 3 months

A 3-month placement working with social enterprise and Ashden Award winner SELCO in their Innovations department to research, develop and trial a prototype food dehydrator and a paddy de-husking tool.

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SHELTER ASSOCIATES

Shelter Associates

Pune, India

GIS Mapping

1 volunteer for 3 months

A placement designed to improve the data entry, analysis and display capabilities of a slum

redevelopment charity to help their GIS and

slum assessment work. Volunteers will use web

development skills to build systems and update

current software.

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MSABI

MSABI

Ifakara, Tanzania

Design of Donation Management Software1 volunteer for 3 months

Research and design an online, transparent, free

and robust donation management software

package for a small NGO specialising in water,

sanitation and hygiene projects.

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REDES

REDES

El Salvador

Investigation into improved housing and sanitation in El Salvador

2 placements for 3 months

Assessment and evaluation of permanent housing and sanitation systems in various communities in El Salvador in order to make recommendations on technical or social improvements to future projects.

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RASD

Rural Agency for Sustainable Development

Uganda

Assessment of coffee growers’ productivity and potential to improve agricultural output and value of product

2 volunteers for 3 months

A 3 month placement working with a small indigenous NGO that promotes rural developmentin Mukono district, Uganda, helping to create a demonstration plot for sustainable coffee production and carrying out a feasibility study into its export potential.

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TONIBUNG

Micro-hydro Feasibility Assessment

2 volunteers for 3 months

Micro hydro feasibility assessment, and completion of feasibility studies. Flow measurement using specific equipment, and associated software.

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SEVA MANDIR

Technical Assessment of water pumps and rainwater harvesting assessment

2 volunteers for 3 months

Field based technical assessment to identify alternative fuel powered water pumps (solar, hydro or biofuel) or the use of hydrodams.

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VIGYAN ASHRAM

Engineering Teaching in India

2 volunteers for 3 months

Working with an educational organisation to ‘teach through doing’. Teaching the principles of engineering; writing and running classes and projects; presenting alternative approaches to problems and working to transfer knowledge and vocational skills to the rural local community.

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AVS UGANDA

Photo : www.psi.org/

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AVS UGANDA

AVS

UGANDA

Water and Sanitation Solution Pilot Study

1volunteers for 3 months

Working with a local NGO and a rural community

to scale up pilot Hygiene, Water Supply and

Sanitation solutions and design and construct

sustainable village wide solutions.

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6 to 12 month

placements

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SIBAT

Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiva

The Philippines

Community-based renewable energy systems

1 volunteer for 12 months

A 12 month placement with SIBAT, a Filipino non-governmental organisation developing and installing Community-Based Renewable Energy Systems, including micro-hydro systems, solar PV water pumps and wind turbines.

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MSABI

MSABI

Ifakara, Tanzania

Survey and suggest improvement to Rope and Washer pump installations1 volunteer for 12 months

A 12-month placement carrying out a survey of existing rope pump installations, including the different models and design of rope pump used by the community. Once the survey is complete the volunteers will identify areas of improvement where applicable

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GVEP

Global Village Energy Partnership

Kenya

Developing Energy Enterprises Project East Africa

1 volunteer for 6 months

A 6-month placement carrying out research, training and case studies in support of GVEP International’s project to increase the availability and quality of energy products and services in Kenya through the development of micro and small energy enterprises.

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PiD

Partners in Development

Maputaland, South Africa

Sustaining Rope and Washer Pumps

1 volunteer for 12 months

A 12 month placement improving the sustainability and reliability of family-centred water supply in the remote parts of Maputaland, South Africa. This involves the continuation of work by previous EWB-UK volunteers to monitor, evaluate, and where necessary improve on the design of rope and washer pumps used in conjunction with shallow wells.

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LIRE

Laos Institute for Renewable Energy

Lao PDR

Research into Rural Energy and Water

1 volunteer for 6 months

6 month placement which encompasses rural bio-fuel generation, gasification of crop residues, software development for hybrid electricity grids, and development of rural water purification systems. The project will also involve collaboration with a local renewable energy provider, Sunlabob.

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PRODECI

PRODECI

Northern Ecuador

Assistance in the design and construction of clean water supply projects in rural communities of Northern Ecuador

2 volunteers for 6 months

A 6 month placement providing engineering assistance for the delivery of clean water supply projects, in sub-tropical rural communities of Imbabura Province, Northern Ecuador.

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GREAT LAKES ENERGY

Photo :USAID

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GREAT LAKES ENERGY

Great Lakes Energy

Rwanda

Improve the performance of lightning protection of Solar PV systems

1volunteers for 6 months

Improve the performance of lightning protection of solar PV systems and engage in the development of a Maternity Lighting Kit and new GLE solar water heating department. Work also involves capacity building of technical staff.

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A four-week interdisciplinary certificate course in

NEW DELHI. August 1st-30th 2011

For more details: http://www.ewb-uk.org/programmes/education

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EWB-UK Research Programme

The EWB-UK Research Programme offers students the opportunity to pursue real issues and face real challenges through final year research, PhD or similar study in connection with partner organisations working in the development sector. 

www.ewb-uk.org/programmes/research

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Remember Placement Applications

close 28 February

Questions: placements@ewb-uk.org

www.ewb-uk.org/placements