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 contact@bettercarenetwork.org.   

 Appel à candidature pour la sélection des trois consultants qui seront chargés mener l’étude sur le costing des services de protection de l’enfance en Senegal

L’objectif général que vise cette étude est de contribuer à une meilleure maitrise de la planification des ressources allouées au secteur de la protection de l’enfance surtout les coûts directs des services de protection offerts par les différents intervenants au niveau local.

Pour rappel, l’équipe devra être composé d’un consultant international et de deux consultants nationaux. Les profils et critères de sélections sont définis dans les termes de références. Tous les candidats intéressés doivent envoyer obligatoirement leurs Cv et une offre technique et financière. La date de clôture de la sélection est fixée au 30 Septembre 2014. NB : les documents (Cv et offres techniques et financières) doivent être envoyées aux adresses suivants : dpde2010@yahoo.fr et nguiresoh@gmail.com

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UNICEF Somalia

Development of Alternative Care Policy Consultancy 

UNICEF Somalia is looking for a consultant to develop a draft Alternative Care Policy. Within the 82 day of the consultancy, a review of existing care options, policies, guidelines, and practices is expected. The consultant will draft a framework of the alternative care policy, conduct consultations workshops and finalize a zone- specific draft policy. The consultant will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, with frequent travel to Hargeisa, Somaliland, and Garowe, Puntland

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated UN Personal History Form P11, updated CV attaching copies of academic certificates to the email below. Applicants must quote the vacancy number and post title in the subject line of the application.

Email to: somaliahrvacancies@unicef.org by 07th October 2014

for more information about this post, how to appy, and the full TOR please click here


The Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI) 

Strategy Development (2015-2018) Consultancy

The Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI)  is seeking a consultant to complete the development of  the Regional Inter-Agency Task Team on Children and AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa (RIATT-ESA) strategic plan 2015-2018. This work will be guided by recommendations of RIATT-ESA’s strategic planning workshop, among other preparatory processes. 

RIATT-ESA anticipates a level of effort for this the consultancy of 12 days. The anticipated  timeframe for the consultancy is from October 10 to November 14, 2014. Please send your CV and an expression of interest indicating your capacity, proposal, availability, estimated time, and daily rate to undertake the work outlined above to naume.kupe@repssi.org:

For more informaition on how to apply and access the TOR, please click here 


International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking

Principal Research Fellow 

The Oak Foundation and The International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking at the University of Bedfordshire are supporting this 0.5 post to develop a greater focus on actions taken by young people to combat sexual violence against children, including strategies for developing youth participation undertaken by international service providers.

The post holder will be capable of working independently and in teams to network with international organisations committed to advancing young people's voices in combatting sexual violence. The post holder will be prepared and able to travel internationally and to engage with practitioners, policy makers and academics to report on and stimulate efforts to collate and share information in the field.

Deadline for applications is 16th October 2014

For full details on the job description please click here

Due to the Home Office and UK Visas & Immigration requirements on immigration and Right to Work in the UK, the University of Bedfordshire can only accept job applications from Non EEA applicants who hold a current Tier 1 or Tier 2 (in country) visa and their status allows them to work and reside in the UK with no restrictions.


Social Care Institute for Excellence 

SCIE is looking for examples of how councils are identifying ‘seldom heard’ young people likely to have care and support needs as an adult. One example SCIE has already been told about identifies young carers at an early stage, by looking at the siblings of a young person with care and support requirements. This work will help SCIE to create their transitions resource, which they are working on, which offers you support over the implementation of the Care Act 2014. If you have an example and are willing to explain what it is and what the outcome is, please contact SCIE at Angela.hatcher@scie.org.uk


Educating Children Who Are Raised in Alternative Family and Care Systems: Global Practices 

Childhood Education: A Call for Manuscripts

Educators need to ensure that they are addressing children's education needs in individually sensitive ways, particularly when working with children who are coming to school from diverse living and care situations. Families, carers, social services, and schools should work together to enrich the educational opportunities for children in alternative care so as to contribute to positive educational outcomes. Many of these children have experienced trauma or have had inconsistent caregiving and education experiences.

The goal of this special issue of Childhood Education is to explore alternative family and care environments for children and how education services can offer holistic support that enhances learning and life outcomes for this vulnerable population. Childhood Education is seeking manuscripts from a holistic perspective in the following topical areas:

This themed edition will document the rich and varied strategies that successfully enhance childhood development services and home school involvement across disciplines and thus promote intercultural connections among the readers of Childhood Education. Submit manuscripts ranging from 2,000 to 3,000 words to Fiona S. Baker at fbaker@ecae.ac.ae by December 31, 2014.

For a full description and application instructions, please click here 


 Catholic Relief Services - Evidence Building Technical Director

Catholic Relief Services is seeking a qualified candidate for Evidence Building Technical Director (EBTD) for an anticipated USAID funded program on Comprehensive Care for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS (C3). The C3 project provides a central mechanism for bringing together the technical expertise needed to increase the capacity of program implementers and key actors within systems of care and support and enable them to effectively address the unique and multi-faceted needs of children in the HIV epidemic.

The EBTD will provide technical leadership to the C3 project to “build the evidence-base” (Objective 1). S/he is responsible for all activities within Objective 1 that will increase the generation and use of evidence through surveillance and research to inform strategic child welfare and protection programming for children affected by HIV and other adversities.

This position is contingent on funding.

Qualifications include: an advanced degree in public health, demography, health management, biostatistics, epidemiology, statistics or other relevant discipline; previous experience as Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning preferred; and ten or more years of experience leading and implementing (operational) research, surveillance systems, implementation science, program monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge management. Please submit cover letter, CV, as well as three work references (names and contact information only) immediately.

For more information, and to apply, please click here.


Catholic Relief Services - C3 Project Monitoring, Evaluation, Knowledge Management and Learning Officer

CRS is currently preparing for a potential global award in the area of social services and child protection called Comprehensive Care for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS (C3). The C3 project will improve the health and well-being of orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV and other adversities by supporting systems and structures at country and regional levels for promoting evidence-based interventions to protect against risk, interrupt cycles of vulnerability, and build pathways to resilience leading to an AIDS Free Generation and contributing to overall improvements in quality of life and productivity in vulnerable children and their families.

In the event that USAID awards the grant to CRS, CRS is preparing to staff up. A major part of grant activities will be to generate and disseminate knowledge on issues and best practices. Key responsibilities of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Knowledge Management and Learning Officer include overseeing the C3 Performance Monitoring Plan and ensuring timely submission of quality data from a number of subprojects around the world.

This position is contingent on funding.

Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in International Development or related field (Master’s degree preferred); minimum 2 years professional experience working in a development setting; at least 2 years experience of work in humanitarian or development context projects with monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management skills.

For more information, and to apply, please click here. 


Catholic Relief Services - Capacity Building Technical Director

Catholic Relief Services is seeking a qualified candidate for Capacity Building Technical Director (CBTD) for an anticipated USAID funded program on Comprehensive Care for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS (C3). The C3 project provides a central mechanism for bringing together the technical expertise needed to increase the capacity of program implementers and key actors within systems of care and support and enable them to effectively address the unique and multi-faceted needs of children in the HIV epidemic.

Qualifications include: a Masters degree or higher in Social sciences, public health, public or business administration, demography, or a related field; demonstrated expertise developing and implementing current capacity building techniques and tools; technical experience in the areas of orphans and vulnerable children, HIV/AIDS, capacity building, systems strengthening, service delivery and child welfare; and a minimum 7 years professional experience working in a development setting.

For more information, and to apply, please click here.