Terre des hommes Foundation – Helping children worldwide (Tdh), is the leading Swiss foundation for children’s aid, with its headquarters in Lausanne, and registered in Iraq with the No 2178598. Tdh aims to create a positive impact on children's lives in almost 40 countries around the world, through our Health, Access to Justice, Migration and Child Protection transversal programmes.
Tdh started its operations in Iraq in Dec 2014 responding to needs of children and youth between the age group of 9-22 years, affected by the ISIL -driven crisis of 2014-2017. Due to high unmet needs for children, youth, and their families affected by the crisis, Tdh scaled up its interventions to 12 districts within 5 governorates (Anbar, Kirkuk, Ninewa, Baghdad & Salah al-Din), providing assistance in child protection, juvenile justice, education and WASH assistance in emergency.
In the long-term, through its Multi-year Country Strategy 2022 – 2024 and its long term Vision for the Country Programme, Tdh plans to reinforce and expand interventions due to the persistent overwhelming needs of children, youth and families through a NEXUS approach, responding to the protracted humanitarian needs while contributing to achieving durable solutions for the most vulnerable and at-risk population groups in the sectors of Child Protection, Education, WASH and Access to Justice for children, youth and women.
As of December 2021, Tdh with its 120 staff employees, is currently implementing a 7,5 Million CHF emergency, rehabilitation, and development program, across the country through its bases and offices in Baghdad, Ninewa, Salah al-Din and Kirkuk governorates working alongside and in collaboration with local partners and national authorities. The main donors are USG, UNOCHA, ECHO, SDC, GIZ, UNICEF. The main coordination office is in Erbil with a multi-cultural, very experienced, and highly motivated team providing support, technical expertise and ensuring accountability, while working closely with the collaborators in the Regional office in Amman, Jordan and the Head Quarters (HQ) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The Access to Justice Project manager is in charge of the direct implementation and supervision of the Access to Justice project in Ninewa Governorate. The PM is under the supervision of the Access to Justice Coordinator.
The PM is in charge of all the programme cycle management aspects under his/her responsibility, including, staff recruitment and training/coaching, needs analysis and need assessment, strategic planning, resources management, program’s logistics and budget follow up, activities implementation, development of tools, Information management and MEAL, reporting and fundraising, coordination with a range of stakeholders and representing Tdh within his/her responsibilities.
The Access to Justice Project manager will be in charge of multiple donors programs, with a specific focus on Access to Justice program.
Tdh expects that its contractors’ professional conduct reflect proper behavior in accordance with local culture and traditions. The incumbent assures the moral protection of the name of Terre des hommes and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement. Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He/she will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation. He/she commits to observe discretion on any information related to the organisation functioning and beneficiary related issues.
He/She will and ensure that child protection principles are being incorporated into the programs.
Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He/she will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.
He/she commits to observe discretion on any information related to the organisation functioning and beneficiary related issues.
Main responsibilities :
1. Program Planning and Implementation:
Project cycle management
· Develop, implement and monitor the Access to Justice projects in the area projects in the area, with a primary focus on the Access to Justice one, in accordance with the proposals, grounding standards and principles.
· Lead planning and implementation of activities, develop necessary tools to support the project’s implementation
· Ensure that activities are appropriately monitored and evaluated and propose, when deemed necessary, amendments to the Access to Justice strategy, in consultation with the A2J Coordinator.
· Contribute to the initial and regular assessments of the A2J projects and activities’ impact.
· Forecast and follow up on expenditures related to the A2J projects.
· Participate in budget revision exercises.
· Prepare timely purchase requests in line with the Access to Justice project needs.
· Identify logistic and admin support needs related to the projects and communicate these to the relevant log/admin support person.
· Ensure the compliance of the activities with the internal and sector quality standards
2. Monitoring and Reporting:
3. Capacity building
a. prepare a capacity building plan for the staff on the basis of identified needs and opportunities. Lead or contribute to the design of appropriate training packages.
b. When requested, supports capacity building on the other bases.
c. Provide follow-up of the training, support supervisors in coaching and mentoring of field staff.
d. Facilitate training for key stakeholders as per proposals.
e. Identify external training opportunities relevant for the project staff
a. Regularly liaise with directorate of relevant ministries at governorate and district level, specifically with the MoI, MoJ and MoLSA.
b. Under the supervision of the A2J coordinator, coordinate the legal action and activities with the implementing partners
c. Coordinate with other humanitarian partners within the area of responsibility, actively participate to coordination mechanisms at governorate level including the Child Protection working group, the education sub-cluster among others.
d. Ensure full coordination with communities and community-leaders.
e. Promote coordination and integration with other sectors within Tdh.
5. Human resources management
a. Carry out necessary recruitment process when needed, in respect to the local regulations, in collaboration with the with the HR department and the A2J Coordinator
b. Draft JDs and recruitment requests, design tests and interviews.
c. lead appraisal exercise with directly supervised staff and support supervisors and the Deputy PM in leading appraisal with their teams.
d. Promote a constructive, motivational and respectful working environment within the team.
6. Child Safeguarding Policy
a. Commit to respect the Child Safeguarding Policy. Signs the Code of Conduct
b. Report serious cases of abuse on children identified by the Child Protection team to the Country representative. Strict confidentiality must be respected.
c. Raising awareness within the Foundation on violence against children
d. Providing guidance to employees and others and defining expectations when it comes to preventing, raising, denouncing and responding to issues of child abuse
e. Reducing the risk of child abuse by selectively recruiting employees and others
f. Reducing the risk of child abuse by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children
a. Undertake all other duties that may be determined by the Field Coordinator, the Access to Justice Coordinator and that are compatible with the job description.
b. Maintain and ensure a culture of strict confidentiality - inter Tdh staff and between Tdh staff and non Tdh employees.
c. Support the team in promoting child protection mainstreaming.
- University degree preferably in Law, Human Rights, International relations, Social work or other related degrees.
- 3 years relevant work experience in Justice for children field, human rights or Child Protection. At least 1 within I/NGOs, agencies or others as preferably Project Manager or Project Officer managing staff.
- Proven capacity in project cycle management
- Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties.
- Proven ability to work as part of a team and lead teams for strive for result.
- Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of national and international staff is desirable.
- Personal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well, adaptability to context with limited social and entertainment opportunities.
- Fluency in English and Arabic required (spoken and written).
Application should contain the following two attachments: CV and Cover letter.
Application should be submitted to " firstname.lastname@example.org " with writing the exact subject (ِAccess to Justice Project Manager - Mosul ). Otherwise CV not be accepted.
- Sending CV with Link will be disregarded.
- Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
- Preference will be given to qualified candidates from the targeted area.
CVs will be reviewed in a rolling basis.