03 October, 2014

5219 Research Project Officer

Save the Children


Other Business Services


Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Job Hours:

6 Months.

Due Date:


Job Description:

Save the Children is looking for a Research Project Officer to join our team.

• High profile International Organization

• Location – Port Vila

• 6 month contract – full time

• Friendly & flexible work environment

About us

Save the Children is the world’s largest independent child rights development organisation, making a difference to children’s lives in more than 100 countries. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection.

About the Research

A partnership between Save the Children, Deakin University, and Disability Promotion & Advocacy Association Vanuatu (DPA) is undertaking research - Voices of Pacific children with disabilities - to learn more about children with disabilities and what is important to them. By understanding the priorities, concerns and aspirations of children with disabilities in Vanuatu SC, the

Government and other service providers will be able to design and deliver policy and programming that is more disability inclusive.

This project involves listening to children with disabilities, their parents or guardians as well as local community members and community leaders. The research team will invite children with disabilities and their families in Port Vila, and other communities to participate.

About the role

The Research Project Officer will be accountable for the following core activities:

• Assisting with reporting research findings to participating children, families and communities.

• Assisting with the development of a manual to assist parents of children with disabilities with their care and health needs.

• Maintaining good working relationships with the members of the research partnership.

• The position requires someone who is comfortable working alongside people with disabilities.

For a copy of the Position Description, or for more information about this role contact hillary.sogari@sca.org.vu

Save the Children Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer - people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


• Experience in research. This includes using different research tools to collect information, understand information and share the results.

• Fluency in Bislama and well-developed verbal and written communication skills in English.

• Experience in developing relationships and listening to children, preferably children with disabilities, their families and communities.

• Ability to work effectively with children and adults with disabilities and DPA members.

• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain good working relationships with community leaders and members of the research partnership (in Australia and Vanuatu).

• Proven ability to manage time and organise work so that tasks are completed on time.

• Availability to travel between Port Vila and other islands in Vanuatu.


Remuneration will be negotiated based on skills and experience.


Bislama, English


How To Apply:

Please forward your application with your CV and a letter addressing how your skills and experience meet the selection criteria. Email your applications to the address below.

Contact Name:

Hillary Sogari


(+678) 22794




Save the Children, P0 Box 283 , Port ViIa, Vanuatu.
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