Consultant for Water Safety Needs Assessment

Save the Children, the world’s largest independent organization for children, delivers immediate and lasting improvements to children’s lives all over the world.

Save the Children works to promote every child’s rights to survival, protection, participation and development as set forth in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The current programme focuses on the following core sectors: Health and Nutrition; HIV/AIDS prevention; Care and support; Education; Child protection; Child-focused emergency preparedness and response; Climate change adaptation; and the Child rights agenda, including Civil society development, Economic opportunities, Child poverty Research, and Advocacy for child-friendly development policy and practice.

Vacancy: Consultant for Water Safety Needs Assessment in Vietnam

Save the Children seeks a qualified professional to lead a Water Safety Needs Assessment in Vietnam. The assessment will be focused on understanding the risk of drowning in floods as well as the risk of children drowning in everyday life, and will make practical programming recommendations. Save the Children will use this piece of work to develop a highly impactful water safety program that will complement existing water safety programs in Vietnam

Consultancy special tasks:

1. Identify current situation for children drowning in Vietnam
2. Synthesize existing information on flood risks
3. Review lessons learnt for past and present Water Safety and drowning prevention programs
4. Make programming recommendations

Key Competencies:

· Prior experience in participatory research methodology;
· Familiar with child-focused interventions and rural context in Vietnam;
· Strong conceptual skills and experience in logical framework;
· Strong spoken and written English.

Please send CV and a completed application form, the assessment plan and associated methodology based on the TOR and a covering letter in English addressing the list of competencies by Email: [email protected]

The SC’s application form and full job description are available at the website:

The closing date for application is 5 pm on the 22nd September 2013. Applications will be treated in confidence. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and CVs cannot be returned.

Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer. Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse, and our people are as diverse as the challenge we face. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, race, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Save the Children (SC)
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2013-09-22