Child Protection and Migration Regional Coordinator – MENA

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  • Amman Jordan
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Terre des hommes profile

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Terre des hommes

Position Start Date : March 1st, 2024

Duration : 12 months

Location : Amman, Jordan

Status : non-accompanied

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

Tdh :

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh), with headquarters in Lausanne and an office in Zurich, is the leading Swiss organisation for child rights. In 2022, we supported 2.6 million children and members of their communities around the world. We trained people who in turn supported a further 4.5 million children and members of their communities.

To make a difference, we focus our efforts in the areas of children and youth on the move and access to justice programs, on maternal and child health and on specific expertise: Protection, WASH and innovation. We encourage the active participation of children and young people to empower them. We advocate for their rights and support them in expressing their needs and interests. We work in fragile contexts and conflict zones, as well as in more stable environments.

Context :

In MENA, Tdh is present in 8 countries, relying on teams based in Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, working closely with regional and national partners.

Responsibilities :

The Regional Child Protection and Migration Coordinator acts as a technical advisor and is responsible for the quality implementation of the child protection interventions in the MENA region (60% of LoE) and the quality implementation of migration programme (40% of LoE). S/he provides guidance and support in her/his area of expertise to programs and delegations in the region, in both fragile and development contexts. S/He actively participate to the development of new projects on Protection and/or on Migration and Displacement. S/He ensures the adoption and integration of child protection frameworks, methodologies, and standards in collaboration with the programs and delegations. The Regional Coordinator provides technical support to operations in her/his areas of responsibilities and supports the quality assurance system. S/He represents the organization in child protection and in the area of migration / displacement in the region and participates in resource mobilization and knowledge management.

The position is part of the Child Protection global team while it is also considered as part of the Children and Youth on the Move program global team and of the regional MENA team.

The main responsibilities of the Regional Child Protection and Migration Coordinator include:

Strategic Dimension

Quality Assurance and technical expertise

Business Development

Partnerships and representation

The full job description will be shared with the candidates selected to start the recruitment process.

Profile :

Education :

Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. Humanities, Social Work) from an accredited educational institution

Experience & Competencies :

  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership and strategic thinking, with an openness to change and a taste for innovation;
  • High-level representational skills;
  • Experience in advocacy for public policy change a strong asset;
  • Self-motivated, with skills to support and advise others;
  • Able to manage high volume of work flow efficiently with minimal supervision;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build effective relationships at all levels within the organisation in pluridisciplinary and multicultural teams or through networks and alliances
  • 5+ years of experience in child protection (including experience in Humanitarian and volatile contexts);
  • Demonstrated professional experience in the implementation and supervision of child protection projects, including team and partnership management;
  • Solid understanding and experience in child protection and migration, with a particular emphasis on migration dynamics in the region;
  • Experience in training, capacity development and coaching of professionals or other social actors on child protection related issues (multi country context will be an asset);
  • Experience in proposal development and donor engagement;
  • Deep knowledge of the MENA region
  • Ideally, the candidate will have already carried out similar work in an NGO or in an organisation working at an international level

Languages :

High proficiency in spoken and written in English; Arabic preferrable.

IT :

High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Salary :

Expatriate contract under Swiss regulations between CHF 5200.- and CHF 5700.- net /month according to experience x 13 times, Vacancy: 25 days annual leaves local accommodation and transportation, Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance, return flight.

Tdh Global Code of Conduct and Risk Management Policies :

  • Fully complies with Tdh’s Global Code of Conduct and systematically reports any breach to the Code through the whistleblowing procedure: raises awareness within the Foundation on abuse and violence and the rights deriving therefrom, respecting the rights and dignity of children, members of the communities and our own Staff
  • Commits to respecting Risk Management Policies including: Safeguarding Policies (Child Safeguarding Policy, Policy on the Protection against Sexual Exploitation 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
  • 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 in.

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?

How to apply

Procedure :

Please applying directly online:

Application files sent through our official website will be processed only if complete (CV + cover letter). Additional documents (diplomas, work certificates, etc.) will be requested at a later stage.

We will be in touch with the shortlisted candidates only in the selection process – with the large number of applications received, we unfortunately cannot provide personal follow-up to the larger candidate pool. Thanks for your understanding.

For any questions you can consult the FAQ below the job advertisements.

Deadline: 24 Feb 2024

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