Children’s Rights Alliance: Research Tender

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To research and evaluate the feasibility, options, requirements and costs of a restructured, dedicated child health workforce model for babies and young children and their families in Irish communities, to propose an appropriate model for Ireland, and to recommend a roadmap and timeline for development and implementation.

The required research outputs are:

  1. A final report, to include the recommended model, roadmap and timeline.
  2. A short accessible summary document.


It is anticipated that the methodology used will be primarily desk- and consultation- based and will suit the project’s objectives and purpose.

A project advisory group will be established.

Research audiences/ stakeholders

  • Minister for Health
  • Department of Health, including Chief Nurses Office and Healthy Ireland and Sláintecare Office.
  • Health Service Executive and relevant directorates / programmes
  • Department of Finance and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
  • Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
  • Tusla, the Child and Family Agency
  • Members of the Oireachtas
  • HIQA
  • Relevant professional bodies, accreditation/licensing bodies and unions
  • Children’s Rights Alliance members


The research contract is expected to be signed and the work commenced by 22 April 2019. This research output will be central to informing the Children’s Rights Alliance policies, including budgetary recommendations to Government.


The Budget for this work is circa €22,000. The consultant will be responsible for all tax, VAT and other associated liabilities.

Tenders should be submitted to by close of business on 15 March 2019. Tenders that are delivered late or incomplete will not be considered. Applications may be short listed and invited to present their tender to a panel.


It is likely that the person(s) commissioned to undertake this work will have knowledge, expertise and experience in the area of public health nursing governance, policy, systems and services and/or health systems and policy, and will have previously published in the area, and/or have publications currently in a review process. The Children’s Rights Alliance welcomes proposals from consortia across institutions as well as from individuals.

Please see the tender document attached below for full information on the tender.

Further information

Contact Liz Kerrins, Early Years Manager, Children’s Rights Alliance, by email or at 01 662 9400.



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