Research Consultant

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 (SC) 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: Research Consultant

Save the Children and Plan have developed the Vietnam Child-Centred Climate Resilience Program with the goal to build the adaptive capacity of vulnerable children and their communities in Vietnam to manage the impacts of climate change. Now we are looking for a Vietnamese national for the Consultancy on Understanding Provincial Capacity of Key Institutions to Facilitate Local-level Adaptation to Climate Change in Four Provinces in Vietnam. The contract is expected to start from August 2013.

Consultancy Objectives

1. Assess the level of climate change understanding within key institutions at the provincial level across the four target provinces in Vietnam
2. Map existing policies, programs, materials and models for community-based adaptation in each province
3. Review implementation of provincial Action Plans (based on the National Target Program to Respond to Climate Change)
4. Provide recommendations on how the current climate change program can help address capacity constraints.

Key Competencies:

• At least five years’ experience in social/institutional research, preferably in relation to climate change adaptation and/or disaster risk reduction as well as institutional capacity assessments/building.
• Higher degree and/or proven expertise in climate change adaptation, development planning, and institutional capacity assessments.
• Experience in the collection and analysis of qualitative primary research.
• Fluent in Vietnamese and English both spoken and written.

Please send CV and a completed application form, outline proposal and contact of three referees and a covering letter in English addressing the list of competencies by Email to both email addresses: [email protected] & [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 11 August 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)
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2013-08-11