Terre des hommes (Tdh) is leading Swiss organisation for children’s aid. Since 1960, Tdh has helped build a better future for deprived children and their communities, making an impact with innovative and sustainable solutions. Active in more than 45 countries, Tdh works with local and international partners to develop and implement field projects which improve the daily lives of over 3 million children and their relatives, in the domains of health, protection and emergency relief. This engagement is financed by individual and institutional support, with administrative costs kept to a minimum.
Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Team Leader
Reporting to the Deputy Child Protection Project Manager, and in close supervision of Program Manager, the Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Team Leader is responsible for supervising and coordinating a number of Child Protection and Education program activities including Case Management, Psychosocial Support, Community Outreach, Formal and non-formal education and management and operation of Temporary Learning Sites. Responsibilities include direct management of a team consisting of 5 Case Work Officers, 2 PSS Officers, 4 Education Officers and 1 Community Development Officer. The post holder is expected to provide on-going technical support, mentoring and guidance to the project team to ensure child protection and education activities in the project locations are carried on a timely basis ensuring the high quality of the response.
Responsibilities & Tasks
Team & Human Resource Management
Participate in the identification, recruitment, training and management of staff members.
Provide appropriate training, mentoring, coaching and technical guidance of the team under her/his responsibility.
Participate in ensuring a positive working environment and good team dynamics (solve out potential conflicts) and follow the staff under his/her direct responsibility on a regular basis.
Follow up staff attendances, leaves and provide monthly attendance sheets to her/his manager to facilitate payroll process
Under the supervision of the line manager and based on the assessment’s findings, design an array of age and gender appropriate psychosocial interventions for children, adolescents and caregivers.
Support the PSS Officer to draft a weekly activity schedule and revise it regularly as to make it adaptable to the evolving needs on the ground and according to the logistic needs and constraints.
Ensure that signs of mental health and psychosocial distresses are identified, registered and cared for in timely and quality manner through referrals when appropriate.
Train PSS Staff on basic concepts of case management in order to timely refer cases of individuals at risk or of affected by protection concerns.
Conduct an initial assessment of the protection risks and concerns in his/her area of responsibility with an aim of defining contextually-relevant community mobilization strategy.
Under the supervision of the line manager and based on the assessment’s findings, design an array of age and gender appropriate social events, educational programmes, awareness raising sessions.
Ensure a close supervision of daily community outreach activities, support the staff in prioritizing interventions if needed, overcoming challenges and seeking synergies with other actors.
Provide daily guidance and support to the staff, suggest changes, updates and improvements of relevant awareness raising, psychosocial, educational activities when needed.
Education in Emergencies
Coordination & Representation
Comply with Tdh Security Regulations.
Contribute to updating the security plan on his/her area(s) of intervention.
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