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

UNICEF and the Better Care Network Consultancy - Editing Country Care Profiles


UNICEF and the Better Care Network (BCN) are seeking an editor to edit three publications ‘African Country Profiles on Care Reform’ (Ghana, Liberia and Rwanda) and the accompanying Summary Report. The country profiles and summary report, developed over the past year, document care reform efforts within these countries. The profiles provide an overview and analysis of key areas in alternative care policy and service provision and reform efforts.

The documents requiring editing are:

Deliverables of work assignment:

As stated in the scope of work: publication edited and first proofs reviewed.

The consultant may work from home or another suitable location. 

For the full scope of work, qualifications and experience required, and details of the application process, please visit,

Application deadline: 18 April 2014 

Human Dignity Foundation Call for Proposals on Child Protection


Human Dignity Foundation (HDF) is a private, Swiss foundation established in 2004 and governed by a Board of Directors. HDF’s vision is a world where all children and young people are living with dignity.

Human Dignity Foundation invites organisations to respond to a Call for Proposals on child protection. The purpose of the call is to identify projects that will contribute to ensuring that ‘all children are safer at home and in the community’. The primary target group of the call is children between 10 and 18 years. The geographic focus of the call is South Africa and India (Rajasthan, Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and cities of Delhi and Bangalore only).

Key areas of focus are:

HDF is particularly interested in projects that:

Applications are invited from non-government, not-for-profit organisations registered in the countries of focus. We are looking for organisations that have a proven track record and are providing effective solutions that put children directly at the core of their activities.

Applicants are invited to submit Concept Notes by 5pm GMT on 18th of April 2014 to; the Concept Notes must be submitted using the HDF Concept Note Form.

for further information and for the Application GuidelinesConcept Note FormTimeline and HDF’s Child Protection Policy, please visit:  


SOS Children’s Village International is recruiting a Regional Child Protection and Advocacy Advisor- West & Central Africa


As a member of the Programme Development department, the Child Protection and Advocacy Advisor provides technical leadership and advice for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Child Protection and Advocacy strategies, processes, projects and activities in WCAF region and member associations; Provides support to MAs teams so that high-quality activities are implemented in a timely manner; Leads on developing proposals for Child Protection Programming and Advocacy projects; Ensures the coordination of Child Protection and Advocacy activities in WCAF region through proactive communication with MAs and organizing regular information exchange between MAs; Ensures qualitative support to MAs on child safeguarding, especially on sensitization, prevention, reporting and responding of child protection concerns and cases, and monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the Child Protection Policy.

Contract: One year (Renewable, according to the performance)

Location: International Office West and Central Africa Dakar

For full terms of reference and qualification requirements, please visit:

Closing date for Applications: 23 Apr 2014

SOS Children's Villages International Internship Opportunity (Vienna, Austria)

SOS Children's Villages International is offering a paid internship based in its international office in Vienna to support a global campaign team in the day to day running and future development of its global advocacy Care For Me project. The Contract is limited until 31.12.2014 and for 38.5 hours per week.

Main Responsibilities:

 For further information, please visit:

Application by 02 May 2014

 FHI 360’s ASPIRES: Technical Advisor, Economic Strengthening for Child Protection, Care and Well-being


FHI 360’s Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) project supports evidence-based, gender-sensitive programming to improve the economic security and health outcomes of vulnerable families and children.

Under an agreement with USAID’s Displaced Children and Orphans Fund, ASPIRES seeks to develop programming guidance for matching contextually appropriate economic interventions with specifically targeted households, with a particular focus on reintegrating separated children into families and preventing unnecessary separation of children from their families. This process will be informed by the development and launch of two multi-component pilot interventions to be implemented in different countries. These will encompass related evaluation/operational research, designed specifically to test the efficacy and costs of economic strengthening interventions targeting households reintegrating children or households where children are at risk of separation due to social and economic vulnerability.

The Technical Advisor will be expected to take a leading role in the design and assessment of the two field projects, as well as in carrying out research to develop guidance on household-targeted economic strengthening.

Location Washington DC, USA

For a full description and application instructions, please go to: 

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Technical Advisor II – Capacity Strengthening, Early Childhood Development, Baltimore, MD

Catholic Relief Services is seeking a Technical Advisor for Strengthening Capacity of Women Religious in Early Childhood Development in Baltimore, MD. This grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation focuses on assisting Catholic Sisters in three countries in Africa to build on their vision, ministry, infrastructure, and committed personnel to enhance their ability to impact the lives of children ages 0-5 years and their families, while strengthening their institutional sustainability and profile with the community, the wider Church and government.

To view a full job description and to apply, visit and search requisition D1614, or directly via this link 

International Rescue Committee Gestionnaire des projets de soutient familiale / Family Care Project Manager Burundi

Le Gestionnaire des projets de soutient familiale est en charge de la mise en œuvre du projet de soutient familiale, un projet financé par l' USAID de 3,5 ans. Ce projet cadre avec la politique de protection de l'enfance national et vise à fournir des solutions de soutient familiale pour les enfants résidant dans les institutions. En plus de superviser la mise en œuvre des activités énumérées ci-dessus, la position joue un rôle actif dans la direction stratégique du projet et les activités programmatiques similaires financées par d'autres subventions. Le Gestionnaire représente également le projet à différents niveaux, y compris le gouvernement national et local, les partenaires internationaux et locaux des ONG et des organisations de l'ONU. Le poste relève du coordonnateur CYPD.

The Family Care Manager is in charge of the implementation of the Family Care First project, a USAID funded 3.5 year project. This project aligns with the national child protection policy and aims at providing family care alternatives to children residing in institutions. In addition to overseeing the implementation of the activities listed above, the position plays an active role in the general strategic leadership of the project and similar programmatic activities funded by other grants. The Manager will also represent the project at various levels including the national and local government, international and local NGO partners and UN organizations. The position reports to the CYPD Coordinator.

Location: Burundi

Post: Full Time

For the full TOR and information about application, please visit: