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.    

FHI360 Request for Applications

FHI 360 has released a Request for Applications to implement field-based projects linking economic strengthening (ES) interventions with efforts to prevent and respond to unnecessary separation of children under the age of 18 from family care in Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Rwanda, and/or Uganda.

The projects proposed should integrate ES interventions at the household-level, and, if appropriate, at the child-level, with other interventions to prevent unnecessary separation and support reintegration into family care. The target populations of children are: children in residential care or at risk of unnecessarily entering residential care, street-connected children outside of family care, children outside of parental care involved in exploitative domestic labor, and children in Latin America who are migrating and are outside of family care.

Applications are due Wednesday, June 11 at 5 pm EDT.

Full details can be found at http://solicitations.fhi360.org/Solicitation.aspx, under Requests for Applications (RFAs). 


Better Care Network Senior Technical Advisor

The Better Care Network (BCN) is recruiting for the position of Senior Technical Advisor. The BCN Senior Technical Adviser will work in close coordination with, and under the supervision of, the BCN Director and will take the leading role in the provision of technical advice for BCN and the development of research, technical briefs and policy documents as well as reviews of practice. The Senior Technical Adviser will also take a leading role on specific projects and representational and liaison activities, as agreed by the BCN Director, including inter-agency working groups, advisory panels and joint initiatives. The responsibilities of this position include knowledge development and management, technical assistance and development, outreach and partnership building, and other activities.

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


USAID Senior Technical Advisor, Orphans and Vulnerable Children

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc., (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the position of Senior Technical Advisor, Orphans and Vulnerable Children. The Orphans and Vulnerable Children Sr. Technical Advisor serves in the Implementation Support Division (ISD) for the Office of HIV/AIDS, in the Bureau for Global Health (GH/OHA) and reports to the OVC team lead for day to day activities and ultimately to the IS Division Chief.  

The Senior Technical Advisor will be responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating USAID Orphans and Vulnerable children programs worldwide with emphasis on sub Saharan Africa as well as Agency-wide activities within the HIV/AIDS area, serving as a technical reviewer of studies and programs which may have significant impact on PEPFAR programs. For a full description of duties and qualifications, please use the link below.

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


Catholic Relief Services Senior Technical Advisor - Gender and IHD

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is recruiting a Senior Technical Advisor on Gender and IHD. The Senior Technical Advisor provides technical and thought leadership in gender integration and IHD as part of CRS’s core competency of Justice and Peacebuilding Integration, serving as agency strategy lead for gender. Solutions are thorough, innovative, contribute to agency objectives, and are recognized by peers. The Senior Technical Advisor also leads development and implementation of the CRS Global Gender and IHD Strategies, setting standards for gender responsive programming in specific development and humanitarian sectors.

Responsibilities include technical support, capacity strengthening, strategy implementation, knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation, and resource acquisition.

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


Call for Papers: Global Social Welfare: Research, Policy, and Practice
Special Issue on Measuring Better Care: Building the Evidence for Supporting Appropriate Care for Children

 Global Social Welfare: Research, Policy, and Practice brings together research that informs the fields of global social development and social welfare. Coming out of a symposium on The State of the Evidence on Children’s Care hosted by the Better Care Network and the CPC Learning Network, this special issue will highlight the work of a number of leading academics, policy makers, and practitioners involved in the development or implementation of key initiatives to better measure issues of children’s care at country, regional or international levels.


Completed manuscripts should be submitted by 15 June, 2015. For more information, and to submit, please click here.

IRC Child Protection Technical Adviser

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is currently recruiting for the position of Child Protection Technical Adviser, based in New York. This position provides child protection technical leadership in the design and development of programs for children in countries in conflict, crisis, post-conflict and post-crisis settings across the world, with a specific focus on research, monitoring and evaluation for child protection. To ensure quality programming towards impacting the lives of children affected by conflict and crisis through IRC’s work, the Child Protection Technical Advisor provides technical support; supports business and partnership development; develops strategies and resources; reviews, uses and generates evidence; and raises IRC’s profile.

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


Firelight Foundation Executive Director

Firelight is seeking an Executive Director, to be based in the California Bay Area or the East Coast, USA, who will continue an organizational transition grounded in Firelight values and responsive to emerging trends and opportunities. The Executive Director will lead the evolution of strategy, management structure, and operations to build on Firelight’s strengths and propel the organization to a new level of impact. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned manager and an outstanding fundraiser who can provide leadership and oversight to an organization with operations and programs in multiple locations and countries.

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