Child Protection / Child Safeguarding Study Lead Consultant


Applications closed


● Looking for next career move? An exciting opportunity to know that your work contributes to making the world a better place for children

● Short-term contract full-time position open to Vanuatu Citizens and Residents

● Based in Port Vila with travel to the islands


The Organisation

Save the Children is an international organization working to uphold children’s rights and protection in different regions of the world, including the Pacific. In Vanuatu, Save the Children has been working with communities and the government since 1984 across a range of thematic areas including education, health, child protection, disaster preparedness, risk reduction, response, recovery, and climate change adaptation.


The Position

Save the Children Vanuatu is seeking for a research consultant to design and conduct a study examining Child Protection and Child Safeguarding situation in the Vanuatu education system as a key element of comprehensive school safety management. Specifically, the study will be looking at the child protection and safeguarding issues in a primary school setting in Vanuatu and examine the existing child protection systems and response services, both formal and informal.


The findings and recommendations from the research are expected to generate evidence to inform the design of a school-level safe school strategy or approach to enhance child protection systems and capacities, promote reforms, and tackle persistent attitudes and practices that perpetuate violence against boys and girls in schools in Vanuatu. This school safety strategy/approach will be piloted to several schools under the Vanuatu Seif Skul Project.


Essential Selection Criteria

► Advance educational background in development, education, child rights/human rights, research, or other related fields

► Experience demonstrating strong understanding of children’s rights, child protection, child safeguarding or education and school safety management

► Familiarity with global (or regional) frameworks or standards on child protection and other related development concerns

► Experienced in conducting qualitative and quantitative research related to development, child protection, or school safety

► Demonstrated ability for critical thinking, analysis and problem solving

► Having the trust and/or acceptability to work with key partners of Save the Children and the Ministry of Education and Training in Vanuatu

► Excellent report writing and oral skills in English.

► Demonstrated ability to deliver project outputs on time


Terms of Reference

Please read the Terms of Reference before applying and follow the instructions carefully on how to submit Tender documents separately to applying online.


Apply Online

Applications for this role must be submitted online using the link below. Do not email your application. Tender documents only an be submitted separately via email.

  • Vanuatu citizens are strongly encouraged to apply

  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

  • Applicants with a disability are encouraged to apply

  • Unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted

Applications closed Monday, 17 January 2022

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