TDH recruits 01 Juvenile Justice Project Manager

TDH recruits 01 Juvenile Justice Project Manager

Juvenile Justice Project Manager


Position Start Date : 1st of May 2019

Duration : 12 months

Location : Baghdad – Iraq

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) is the leading Swiss child relief organization, based in Lausanne (Switzerland). Every year our projects support more than 2 million children (3 million in 2016) and their families in over 35 countries. We are part of the Terre des hommes International Federation (TDHIF), with 9 other sister organizations in Switzerland, Europe and Canada.

Tdh has been present in Iraq since 2014 with NFI distributions in Dohuk Governorate and in October 2015 launched unconditional cash assistance with the support of Swiss Solidarity. Since these first interventions, Tdh is now present in eleven districts (Anah, Al-Qa’im, Haditha, Tal Afar, West and East Shirqat, Tikrit, Baiji, Hawija, Kirkuk and Tooz) across four Governorates (Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Nineveh and Al-Anbar) with operations in the two latter districts since 2017 as Tdh followed the frontlines to provide emergency assistance. Tdh was the first INGO to have field offices in Tikrit, Shirqat, Tal Afar and Anah.

Tdh’s strategy consists on providing emergency assistance in hard-to-reach and newly accessible areas with an integrated emergency response to conflict affected people while building the capacity of its current response in areas where services are being re-established (Sector : Child protection, Education WASH, CCCM).

Tdh has recently obtained a new grant on Juvenile Justice to support the detained children’s rights and to promote their reintegration into society.



Context :

The Juvenile Justice Project Manager is in charge of the direct implementation and supervision of the Child Protection and Education program linked to Juvenile Justice thematic West Ambar  or Bagdhad Governorate. The PM is functionally under the responsibility of the Field Coordinator and technically adviced by the JJ Coordinator and the CP  & Educ 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.

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 organization functioning and beneficiary related issues.



Responsibilities :

Program Planning and Implementation:

  • Develop, implement and monitor the Child Protection and Education projects in the area, with a primary focus on the Juvenile 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 child protection and education strategy, in consultation with the JJ Coordinator, the CP & Educ Coordinator and under the direct supervision of the Field Coordinator.
  • Contribute to the initial and regular assessments of the Child Protection and Education projects and activities’ impact.
  • Forecast and follow up on expenditures related to the Child Protection and Education projects.
  • Participate in budget revision exercises.


Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Lead the child protection team in ensuring proficient information management, monitoring and evaluation and information sharing. With the supports of the MEAL staff, S/he is in charge of the management and consolidation of databases.
  • In coordination with the MEAL department, s/he is tasked with principled data protection.
  • In coordination with the MEAL department, s/he ensure to lead programme compliance key actions, including developing, implementing, archiving of source of verification on a regular basis.
  • Review the progress of the project on monthly basis through reporting on the Indicator Follow Up and reflect the analysis in modification of work-plans.
  • Provides the coordination with the inputs for regular donor and internal reports .
  • Report on Activity Info.


Capacity building:

  • 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.
  • When requested, supports capacity building on the other bases.
  • Provide follow-up of the training, support supervisors in coaching and mentoring of field staff.
  • Facilitate training for key stakeholders as per proposals.
  • Identify external training opportunities relevant for the project staff.



  • Regularly liaise with directorate of relevant ministries at governorate and district level, specifically with the DoI, DoJ, DoLSA and DoE.
  • Under the supervision of the JJ coordinator, coordinate the legal action and activities with the implemented partner.
  • 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.
  • Ensure full coordination with communities and community-leaders.
  • Promote coordination and integration with other sectors within Tdh.


Human resources management:

  • Carry out necessary recruitment process when needed, in respect to the local regulations, in collaboration with the with the HR department, the JJ Coordinator and the CP coordinator
  • Draft JDs and recruitment requests, design tests and interviews.
  • Lead appraisal exercise with directly supervised staff and support supervisors and the Deputy PM in leading appraisal with their teams.
  • Promote a constructive, motivational and respectful working environment within the team.



  • Undertake all other duties that may be determined by the Field Coordinator, the Juvenile Justice Coordinator and the CP coordinator and that are compatible with the job description.
  • Maintain and ensure a culture of strict confidentiality – inter Tdh staff and between Tdh staff and non Tdh employees.
  • Support the team in promoting child protection mainstreaming.



Profile :

  • University degree preferably in Law, Human Rights, International relations or other related degrees.
  • 3 years relevant work experience in in Juvenile Justice, Child Protection or Education. At least 1 within I/NGOs, agencies or others as preferably Project Manager or Project Officer managing staff.
  • Proven capacity in project cycle management .
  • Prior experience working in emergency settings or insecure environments is preferable.
  • 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 internargtional 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 required (spoken and written), knowledge of Arabic is a strong asset.
  • Previous experience in the MENA region is an asset.

Please be advised that living conditions in the field (volatile security context, basic living conditions, shared showers/toilets, curfew, restriction of movements, etc.) can be challenging and although Tdh does the necessary to ensure security and wellbeing of the staff, people used to a certain level of comfort might not feel at ease in the field.



Salary :

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.

Duration: 12 months



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?


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.

To know more about Terre des hommes:



Ville Baghdad
Experience 3 à 5 ans
Fonctions Gestion de projets/programmes, Autre
Secteurs d’activité Droits humains, Autre
Pays Moyen Orient, Irak
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Date de fin de validité 04/05/2019

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