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  • Posted: May 20, 2022
    Deadline: Jun 3, 2022
  • Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief agency. The Foundation has been helping children in need for over 50 years, defending their rights regardless of their race, creed or political affiliation. In over 30 countries, Tdh protects children against exploitation and violence, improves children’s and their mother’s health and provi...
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    Child Protection and Education in Emergency Team Leaader (CP/EiE TL)

    General description of the position:


    Under the direct supervision of the CP/EiE PM, the CP/EiE Team Leader will focus on supporting a qualitative, efficient and accountable implementation of Tdh’s CP/EiE activities in the areas of intervention in line with Tdh approach.

    S/He works in line with the project strategy based on the programmatic framework defined for the intervention in compliance with all related policies, rules, procedures and good practices.

    The CP/EiE Team Leader’s responsibilities embrace:

    • Team Management
    • Program Management
    • Site Management

    Monitoring & Evaluation


    Coordination and Representation

    Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

    Team Management

    • Under the supervision of her/his line manager, define the team set-up and recruit accordingly
    • Manage and support the CP/EiE team under direct supervision
    • Plan and monitor the work progress through regular meetings and action plans follow-up
    • Appraise the team under direct supervision
    • Assess the training and capacity building needs for the CP/EiE team in close collaboration with the CP/EiE management

    Program Management

    • Ensure the implementation of the CP/EiE projects in accordance with the multiple objectives, activities and targets outlined within donor proposals and budgets
    • Coordinate planning and implementation of the activities in the areas of intervention
    • Ensure the implementation of weekly and monthly work plans with clear objectives setting short-term, mid-term and long-term priorities
    • Support her/his line manager to design concept notes and proposals based on pre-identified needs (situational needs assessments)

    Site Management

    • Guarantee timely and systematic collection of all HR documents (daily attendance sheets, leave plans and requests) by the designated staff before submission to the HR department
    • Prepare and submit timely purchase and service requests in line with the project needs to her/his line manager for validation
    • Ensure the strict compliance by the team under supervision with all logistics rules and procedures (i.e.: stock release form, asset responsibility form, etc.)
    • Ensure the proper use of equipment and material provided to the team
    • Ensure strict compliance of hygiene, safety and security measures on sites of intervention for/by staff and beneficiaries
    • Prepare and submit security incident reports to her/his line manager

    Monitoring & Evaluation

    • Ensure regular assessments of Tdh activities through technical follow-up sessions, spot checks and monitoring visits aiming at improving the quality and efficiency of the intervention (lessons learned and capitalization)
    • Coordinate and ensure collection of quantitative and qualitative data in respect to the confidentiality policies and procedures
    • Ensure that monitoring system documents and tools are understood and properly filed by the team and systematically submitted to the CP/EiE PM and/or MEAL department
    • Liaise and coordinate with the MEAL department to facilitate the implementation and compliance with the MEAL plans designed for the projects


    • Ensure regular communication with the CP/EiE PM about updates, achievements and challenges through activity progress reports, meetings and ad-hoc communication
    • Assist her/his line manager to feed into reports for donors, (sub-)sector, local authorities, HQ and other relevant stakeholders
    • Ensure official reporting to her/his line manager of any incident related to Child Protection and Tdh policies that could impact on the delivery of activities

    Coordination and Representation

    • Participate to internal meetings aiming to improve inter-department interactions
    • Contribute to develop synergies with community leaders, local authorities, (I)NGOs and other relevant stakeholders
    • Participate to external meetings (coordination, sub-sectors/sectors working groups, authorities, etc.)


    • Agree to comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and promote Child Safeguarding policy
    • Report serious cases of abuse on children that she/he would be aware of in Tdh’s intervention locations. Strict confidentiality must be respected
    • Adhere to and enforce current administrative and logistical regulations and procedures
    • The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and levels of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

    Job requirements:


    • Master’s degree and/or proven professional qualification in Child Protection/Education
    • At least 3-year experience in CP/Education fields (in emergency) at a similar position within (I)NGOs
    • Proven technical knowledge in Project Cycle Management and demonstrated experience in managing community-based child protection and education projects
    • Prior Team management experience
    • Demonstrated experience in capacity building, coaching and mentoring
    • Excellent IT knowledge: Microsoft Pack Office


    • Excellent organizational skills including ability to respect deadlines, priorities with a problem-solving approach
    • Excellent oral and written communication in English
    • High sense of integrity, rigour, proactivity and flexibility


    Net Salary: N 515000

    Contract duration: 12 Months

    Recruitment is ongoing until the position is filled

    Read Before Apply

    Application should include curriculum vitae and motivation letter addressed to the attention of the Country Representative of Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) with the name of the position in the subject field.

    Motivation letter with an updated CV should include the expected salary, names of three former supervisors to serve as references with phone and email contact information, and the earliest date of availability.

    Only properly complete applications will be considered for short-listing. Short-listed applications will subsequently be called for written technical tests and if successful interviews.

    Policies of Terre des hommes Foundation

    Tdh employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in Tdh Global Code of Conduct and Risk Management Policies.
    Tdh employees fully comply with Tdh's Global Code of Conduct and systematically reports any breach to the Code through the whistle-blowing procedure, raises awareness within the organization on abuse and violence and the rights deriving therefrom, respecting the rights and dignity of children, members of the communities and our own Staff.

    Tdh employees fully commit to respecting Risk Management Policies including Safeguarding Policies (Child Safeguarding Policy, Policy on the Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, and the Directive on Staff Misconduct at the Workplace), Safety and Security Policy, and Anti-Fraud/Corruption and Prevention of the Financing of Criminal Activities Policies.

    Tdh employees fully commits to reducing the risk of abuse and harm by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children and the communities in which we intervene.

    Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity

    We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in all positions. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    We offer exciting and varied work, useful and meaningful, in a team that wants to make a difference for vulnerable children as every child in the world has the right to a childhood. It’s that simple!

    Are you interested to join our committed team to face this challenge?

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) on to apply

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