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Vacancies and tenders

Information on any positions or open tenders from the Ombudsman for Children’s Office

Participation & Rights Education Officer (EO)

The Ombudsman for Children’s Office is now recruiting for a permanent role in our Participation & Rights Education unit:

  • Participation & Rights Education Officer (EO). Closing date: 12 noon – Wednesday, 24 August 2022

For more information, including information booklet and application form, please visit


Secondary Analysis of Survey and Focus Group Data on Children’s Views and Experiences of Mental Health Supports and Services in Ireland

In 2001 and 2022, the OCO conducted a two-fold consultation with children about life in Ireland in order to produce a Children’s Report for submission to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.  The OCO will submit this Children’s Report to the UN Committee in August 2022 as part of the Committee’s examination of Ireland’s implementation of the UNCRC.  The OCO undertook an online survey of children that comprised 3 closed questions and three open ended questions. We received 5,515 completed questionnaires.  In addition, qualitative data on key themes was collected through 23 focus groups with 200 children.  We are now inviting tenders from suitably qualified and experienced researchers to further analyse this data on the specific theme of mental health and mental health services.  The closing date for receipt of tenders is Monday, 29th August, 2022.  For more information see here.


Independent Evaluation of the OCO Youth Advisory Panel, 2020-2022

In 2020, the OCO established a Youth Advisory Panel on two-year pilot basis.  We are now seeking to commission an independent evaluation of YAP 2020-2022 from the perspective of the YAP members and relevant OCO staff.  The closing date for receipt of tenders is Tuesday, 6th September at 12 noon.  For more information see here.


Applicants with Disabilities

Applications would be welcome from persons with disabilities who meet the job requirements . It is the policy of the Ombudsman for Children’s Office to ensure that recruitment and selection activity is carried out in accordance with our principles of fairness, equality and merit-based selection. We will ensure that all applications are fully considered on the basis of abilities, qualifications, and suitability for the work in question.

We are also happy to make all reasonable efforts to accommodate any requirements for special needs which applicants might have in order to enable applicants to participate fully and fairly in the selection process.

If you are shortlisted for interview or other selection tests, we will ask you to let us know of any specific requirements you have related to any disability.