Jobs & Opportunities

As part of its overarching goal of information sharing, the Better Care Network posts relevant jobs, consultancies, calls for abstracts and papers, funding opportunities, calls for research, and other announcements on the BCN website and in the newsletter. These jobs and opportunities, 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 or other opportunity on BCN, email BCN Secretariat at

Terms of Reference for Consultancy: Consultation with Children and Young People for the UNCRC Day of General Discussion on Children's Rights and Alternative Care

A group of civil society organizations (CSOs) is supporting the participation of children and young people in the planning of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Day of General Discussion (DGD) on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care, including a worldwide consultation with children and young people to collect and voice their experience of the child protection system and/or alternative care. The CSOs group is seeking a consultancy (i.e. a highly qualified individual or organization or consortium) to deliver the consultation in partnership with children and young people and the CSOs group, and in coordination with a research ethics co-investigator.


CAFO Careleavers Survey


In an effort to highlight what is working, improve care for vulnerable children, and catalyze more relevant research for care leavers, this study will survey care leavers from alternative care settings across multiple nations.

CAFO Research Affiliates Program


Housed under the Research Center, the Research Affiliates Program engages academic researchers who want to see their work make a bigger impact for vulnerable children and families.

Call for Papers for Institutionalised Children: Explorations and Beyond (ICEB): An International Journal on Alternative Care

Institutionalised Children: Explorations and Beyond (ICEB)

ICEB invites research studies, legal and human rights-based perspectives, mental health frameworks, and innovative practices in support, training and development for caregivers in alternative care settings, as well as good practices/models in the South Asian region.