• Save the Children Vanuatu

Research Consultant


Applications closed.


● An exciting opportunity to know that your work contributes to making the world a better place for children

● Contract fixed number of days position

● Open to Vanuatu Citizens only

● Based in Port Vila


The Organisation

In 2020, Save the Children, with the support of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), conceived the Vanuatu Seif Skuls Project which aims to ensure the safety of children in Vanuatu and to protect them from the constant threats of natural hazards, violence (i.e., corporal punishment, gender-based violence, bullying, etc.) and other everyday risks in and around their schools or learning environment.


This five-year Seif Skuls Project envisions that “by 2025, all children in Vanuatu are better protected from violence, climate risks, disasters, and other everyday hazards including the COVID-19 pandemic, when in and around schools”. To achieve this goal, Save the Children will be working through the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) systems (both national and provincial levels) to implement the Save the Children Safe Schools Common Approach in the Vanuatu context.


The Position

Save the Children is seeking a Research Consultant to review existing related resources and write an updated School Safety Context Analysis report for Vanuatu.


The School Safety Context Analysis report is a research report intended to provide an overview and analysis of the existing education systems, policies, structures, and mechanisms in Vanuatu.


30 work days contract: applications from individuals or consultancy firms are encouraged.


Essential Selection Criteria

► Strong knowledge and understanding of research and policy analysis skills

► Good relationship or ability to develop these with education sector, disaster management and Child Protection sector as key contacts

► Demonstrated experience in developing a plan to conduct research, including methodology, tools, and timelines

► Excellent research and report writing skills in English

► Familiarity of the Comprehensive School Safety Framework (CSSF) is an advantage

► Fluency in English and Vanuatu’s national language (Bislama)

► Familiarity of Vanuatu government structures and systems, particularly of the MoET

► Demonstrated ability to deliver project outputs on time


Apply Online


Applications closed on Sunday, 16 May 2021.

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