Job Board

As part of its overarching goal of information sharing, the Better Care Network posts relevant jobs and consultancies on the BCN newsletter. These jobs, unless noted, are not being administered by the BCN. Please apply directly with the relevant organization and contact the respective organization for additional information. To advertise a job posting on BCN, email BCN Secretariat at   

 Operationalizing the Central Authority for Inter-Country Adoption in Ghana” Consultancy with UNICEF Ghana


The purpose of this consultancy is to provide technical support and capacity building in support of operationalizing the (soon to be established) Central Authority for Adoptions in Ghana. 

The consultant's scope of work includes Development of Organizational Manual for the Central Authority, report on the conceptualization and design of the national database on adoption, foster care and children in institutional care, and conceptualize public information materials on adoption and foster care.  

This consultancy will take place in Accra, Ghana and is expected to be for the period of 10 months and is anticipated to begin in November 2014

For the full TOR and information on how to apply, please click here.

The Personal History Form (P11) in MS Word format can be downloaded from our website at

Senior Technical Advisor - Child Protection

World Vision

The Senior Technical Advisor provides technical leadership for action across the Partnership in order to improve practice, lead innovation, foster ongoing learning and build evidence around our programmatic and advocacy efforts to achieve child protection outcomes. This role will have a focused responsibility in the technical implementation of the global Child Protection Framework for Action. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of an innovative global capacity building strategy that needs to be adopted and utilised within all regions in order to then influence the Partnership as a whole.

Preferred Locations: Federal Way, WA or Washington, DC. Position location to be determined by successful candidate where WVI is registered. No relocation assistance provided. The application deadline is 21 November 2014. This position’s type is open-ended and full time.

Key Responsibilities include:

 For more information on the position and how to apply, please click here

Save the Children UK

Deputy Head of Child Protection

Fixed term contract until mid-January 2016

Save the Children UK is currently looking for a Deputy Head of Child Protection to join its Child Protection Team on a fixed term contact. This is a strategic role who will support the set-up and delivery of high quality child protection programmes, while also connecting field experience to capacity building, programme policy development, research, innovation and advocacy at the global level. The ideal candidate will also lead the team’s evaluation and research strategy.

The post holder’s main responsibility will be to work with the Head of the Child Protection team to lead and develop the team to deliver on SCUK’s Ambition 2015 Child Protection Strategy.

Responsibilities will include: 
- supporting the setup and delivery of high quality child protection programmes while also connecting field experience to capacity building, programme policy development, research, innovation and advocacy at the global level 
- taking a specific lead on support to country programmes and lead the team’s evaluation and research strategy
- managing Child Protection technical advisors to deliver a high quality technical service to Save the Children country programmes.

The deadline for this vacancy is 30 November 2014.

For more information on this vacancy and how to apply, please visit

The Global Social Service Workforce Alliance is hiring a Communications Manager


The Communications Manager will be responsible for supporting the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance in developing and deploying strategies to communicate with and engage Alliance members and external audiences.

This is a new position and the GSSWA invites all interested and qualified to apply. For more information and please see the full job description attached Click here 

UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO)

Request for Proposals 

UNICEF wishes to purchase an Insitutional Consultancy to Strengthening Case Management Systems in Eastern and Southern Africa. This comes in an effort to strengthen existing social welfare and protection systems that ensure children receive timely, cost-effective, context-sensitive and quality services that respond to their multiple vulnerabilities. The ESARO Child Protection Section, in collaboration with the Social Policy, HIV/AIDS and Education Sections, seeks to develop a ‘case management business model’ that will orient country stakeholders towards the improvement of their existing case management systems. Linkages with other sectors, most notably health, should be explored based on each country’s individual needs and experiences. Education sector has experience developing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) which are a type of case management tool and should include links to al support services in the community. Plus, ECD has emerging case management protocol through Essential Package and Care for Development packages.

The assignment will encompass three successive phases:

a)  Development of a case management readiness toolkit to support country-level diagnosis of existing systems and recommendations for improving a country’s case management capability;

b)  Development of a case management business model that country offices can adapt based on the results of their diagnosis to inform scale up of services;

c) Provision of technical support for the participatory development of national strategies for the implementation of the chosen model in at least six countries.

This assignment contributes to ESARO’s:

The consultancy will start on 15/12/2014 and end on 31/08/2015. A technical proposal and financial proposal are both requested. Proposals should be delivered on or by 10.00 Hours (East Africa Time, Tuesday 18 November, 2014 either by courier or hand-delivery directly to UNICEF Supply Section at Block D, UNICEF Kenya 

 For the full TOR, please click here

For information on how to submit the proposals, please click here

STRIVE Child Reintegration and Family Separation Prevention Symposium Consultant

Request for Proposals

November 17, 2014 – February 13, 2015

STRIVE, an associate award under the FIELD-Support LWA funded by the USAID Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF), aims to understand if improvements in the economic wellbeing of households translate into child-level impacts. Prime FHI 360 and partners Action for Enterprise (AFE), ACDI/VOCA, CARE, MEDA, Save the Children, implemented four field projects under the STRIVE program in Africa and Asia between 2008 and 2013. Each project pursued a different economic strengthening approach, ranging from savings-led finance to workforce development to value chain interventions.

Coupled with a robust monitoring and evaluation framework and learning strategy, STRIVE tracked and documented the impacts of these diverse interventions on household and child wellbeing including both economic (financial), and non-economic (health, education, nutrition, etc.) vulnerability factors. As a result, STRIVE aims to identify and demonstrate interventions that can sustainably increase household incomes and/or assets and document how such increases improve (or fail to improve) the lives of children.

FHI 360 seeks a consultant to:

The Consultant will work with the project team as a subject matter expert, facilitator, and writer to produce the symposium and associated documentation.

For the full RFP and details of the application process please click here 

UNICEF Papua New Guinea Office

Communication Specialist for End Violence Campaign

As part of UNICEF global initiative to End Violence against Children, UNICEF Papua New Guinea ( PNG) is currently working closely with the Department for Community Development and Religion; Department of National Planning  & Monitoring; NBC radio and Kundu TV and PNG Coalition on Child Rights to undertake a yearlong END VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN campaign at national and sub national level. The Campaign in Papua New Guinea aims to make violence against children VISIBLE by urging ordinary citizens, law-makers, government, the media, civil society organizations and  faith based organizations throughout the country to TALK OUT and TAKE ACTION to prevent violence against children from happening and to address when it does by providing care and support for survivors. The campaign was launched on 18th June and will be conducted for a period of one year

This consultancy will involve working very closely with the Department for Community Development; Department of National Planning and Monitoring and PNG coalition of Child Rights to support the implementation of Action Plan on End Violence against Children Campaign. Key responsibilities include:                                                                       

The consultant will travel to and work from UNICEF office in Port Moresby and will last for 6 months starting on 19 January 2015- 18 June 2015 (with possibility for extension). Interested candidates should contact Ms. Cifora Monier (

For more information on the position, please click here