Fondation Terre des Hommes recrute Child Protection and Education Project Manager – Shirqat

We are looking for our delegation in Iraq for a

Child Protection and Education Project Manager
Position Start Date: 1st of June 2018

Duration: 9 months

Location: Shirqat – Iraq

Terre des hommes does not set closing dates for this position; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled

Contractual conditions:

Expatriate contract under Swiss labour code 2’950 CHF (~2’550 €) < > 4’300 CHF (~3’700 €) net /month according to experience x 13, Holidays: 25 days per year. Local accommodation and transportation, Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance, return flight.


Terre des hommes (Tdh) launched its activities in Iraq, in January 2015. Tdh has provided cash assistance to displaced and vulnerable host families. Tdh has followed humanitarian developments in through winterization kits and safe water drinking supply. Tdh strategy is to provide integrated humanitarian assistance for all IDPs located between Tikrit town up to Al-Hajaj, as well as all the newly liberated areas, such as Shirgat, Qayyarah and Tal Afar. Tdh is consolidating its assistance to Tooz district which is facing a lack of humanitarian presence and assistance.

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Main responsibilities:

The Child Protection and Education PM is assisting and working under the supervision of the Country Representative in Iraq and the Humanitarian Child Protection Specialist in headquarters. He/She is in charge of the direct implementation and supervision of the Child Protection project in Shergat areas.

He/she will be supported by a Tdh CP Specialist, a Senior Assessment Officer, a Logistician Admin, a database officer part-time, with the aim of supervising and reinforcing the local partner child protection team and the community capacities, through a progressive delegation of responsibilities.

He/she supports and supervises the partner CP team in charge of the implementation of CP activities. He/she works in complete line with the CP project strategy defined for the Shergat intervention. He/she works in close coordination with the governmental and non-governmental agencies, with the cluster system, to develop, monitor and orientate the CP project.

He/she also acts as the technical lead on all education-related. He/she is expected to lead on education-related assessments, program design and implementation at proposal and strategy level, as well as support on fundraising, recruitment and procurement, liaising and linking with other sectors in general and child protection in particular. He/she oversees the monitoring & evaluation of education activities and support the education working group coordination.

Fonction details:

Line Management and Human Resources Management

Daily supervision of partner’s child protection team members in Shergat and Tdh CP Specialist.
Participates in CP team recruitment and revision of job descriptions
Ensures the whole team has a clear understanding of the Tdh CP mandate and project in Shergat
Lead and manage staff, encouraging effective team work and providing supervision and guidance, including regular and constructive feedback
Reports incidents and difficulties encountered with any staff members to the Country Representative
Organizes and leads weekly team meetings and provides weekly program update and movement plan to CP Specialist
Project Management

Develop, implement and monitors the Child Protection and Education projects in Shergat, in accordance with multiple objectives, activities and targets outlined within current donor proposals and in line with projects’ budgets
Ensure that activities are appropriately monitored and evaluated and proposes, when deemed necessary, amendments to the child protection and education strategy, in consultation with the Humanitarian Child Protection Specialist in headquarters
Conduct initial and regular assessments of the Child Protection and Education projects and activities’ impact
Forecasts and follows up on expenditures related to the Child Protection and Education projects.
Participates in budget revision exercises
Prepares timely purchase requests in line with the Child Protection and Education project needs
Supports required actions by the administration related to protection team management and supervision
Identifies logistic and admin support needs related to the CP and Education project in Shergat and communicates these to the CP program manager and relevant log/admin support person
Technical competences

Knowledge of CPMS
Experience in PSS and case management
Capacity to establish a referral pathway for severe cases
Project Strategy and planning

In collaboration with the Humanitarian Child Protection Specialist in headquarters and the Tdh CP Specialist, participates in designing strategies and objectives for improved support to beneficiaries and contribute actively in its monitoring, evaluation and revision
Participates in CP and Education assessments
Participates in the review of the strategy for Tdh in Iraq if requested

Oversees the implementation of the database tools
Ensures correct data protection procedures and filing
Capacity building

Coordinates the capacity building support to the CP and Education team, relevant local authorities, and community workers in Shergat and community groups, as required by the project, specifically on recreational and play activities, PSS, and case management
Provide technical support to CP and Education team members as needed

Works in close collaboration and consultation with the CP specialist
Coordinates with other Tdh sectors to ensure implementation of standardized activities
Works in close collaboration and consultation with available government structures, non-government actors, cluster system and community representatives in Shergat and neighbouring locations
Coordinate with other departments (program and support) as necessary

Represents Tdh in foras and meetings held at community and location level
Develops a network to facilitate the project acceptance and stake holder’s contribution and ownership

Provides compiled meeting minutes reports to the Country representative, including movement plans
Ensures a bi-monthly data analysis reports are submitted
Upon completion of the assignment, submits handover notes


Professional diploma or university degree in Social Studies
Previous experience with an NGO is mandatory
Previous experience in emergency response is appreciated
Project management experience is appreciated
Experience in protection, notably child protection

Required qualities: organized, sense of human relations, diplomacy, communication skills, ability to work under pressure
Desirable: proactive, autonomous, rigorous, analytical, willingness and motivation to work in an international and intercultural context

Excellent written and spoken English
Knowledge of Arabic is an asset
Advance IT skills
Knowledge of the Iraqi/Syrian context would be a distinct advantage.

Child Safeguarding Policy:

Raising awareness within the Foundation on violence against children
Providing guidance to employees and others and defining expectations when it comes to preventing, raising, denouncing and responding to issues of child abuse
Reducing the risk of child abuse by selectively recruiting employees and others
Reducing the risk of child abuse by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children
We offer an exciting and varied work, useful and meaningful, in a team that wants to make a difference for vulnerable children.

Are you interested? Do you want to face this challenge?


Please postulate on our website:

We will only consider complete online applications corresponding to the required profile.

Your application must include a complete CV and a covering letter. Additional documents such as diplomas and work certificates will only be required in case of an interview.

If you are not shortlisted, your file will be destroyed by us, according to the rules on data protection.

If you face difficulties in applying online, please contact our HR department:

Terre des hommes provides equal working conditions for men and women. Furthermore, for candidates with equivalent qualifications and for positions with responsibilities, applications from women are strongly encouraged.

The recruitment and selection procedures of Terre des hommes reflect our commitment for child security and protection.

What is Terre des hommes:

Ville Shirqat
Fonctions Autre, Coordination, Gestion de projet, Organisation, Administration
Activités Animation, Formation, Education, Autre
Pays Moyen Orient, Irak
Contrat CDD
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Date de fin de validité 23/06/2018

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