Tdh Swiss

Deputy Child Protection and Education Program Manager

Job Overview

Job description:

The Child Protection & Education Deputy PM will be responsible for supporting the management of the Terre des hommes Child Protection and Education Programme in Tal Afar, Ninewa. S/he will be responsible for ensuring professional Child Protection and Education good practice – in conformity with national and global guidelines, including the Child Protection Minimum Standards (CPMS) are adhered to in the implemented project(s). S/he will also support in writing reports, conducting monitoring and evaluation of the project, reporting directly to the Child Protection Project Manager. S/he will support direct management of child protection and case management supervisors and staff in Tal Afar.

Main responsibilities :

 1. Activity Planning and Implementation Supervision

  • Report directly to the CP Project Manager; on all below. Incidents and difficulties encountered with any Tdh CP/Education staff must be shared. Weekly reports have to be send to the PM.
  • Identify and share with the PM any technical problems faced, potential risks and proposed solutions.
  • Lead and carry out assessments to identify context- and needs based appropriate CP/Education activities for the community, in consultation with relevant partners and authorities.
  • Lead on developing detailed activity planning and implementing the CP/Education activities.
  • Supervise team members by assigning them daily/weekly work activities according to priority, and support them in order to reach project objectives (through empowerment of the supervisor).
  • Ensure the project is reaching its objectives and targets, this include taking on field activities if needed and carryout training for different stakeholders.
  • Ensure implementation of activities in line with CPMS, INEE, EiE minmum standards and relevant national/international standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles .
  • Take into account gender, protection, environment, and other important cross-cutting concerns in programme design, implementation, and reporting; carry out activities in a way that reflects the needs of specific groups and individuals g. Children Associated with Armed Forces (CAAFs), Children with Disabilities and Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASCs).
  • Be responsible for the implementation of action plans and budget monitoring.

2. Line Management and Human Resources Management

  • Assist with the recruitment and supervision of national staff.
  • Conduct regular assessment of capacity-building needs of national staff. Prepare and regularly revise a capacity-building plan, and accordingly, help build knowledge and skills via trainings and review sessions, in order to maximize the capacity of local staff to provide quality child protection and education services and to achieve successful project implementation.
  • Ensures all team members have a clear understanding of the Tdh project objectives, targets and results in Tal Afar.
  • With guidance from the PM, supervise the national staff by assigning them daily/weekly work activities according to agreed priorities, and support them in order to reach to project objectives.
  • Prepare the movement plan and weekly schedule of staff, community-based service providers, teachers. Plan proper utilization of spaces and resources.
  • Monitor and provide objective feedback related to the performance of national staff to the PM
  • Support the PM in managing staff, encouraging effective team work and providing supervision and guidance, including regular and constructive feedback.

3. Program strategy

  • Contribute actively to CP/Education strategy development, implementation, support, and follow-up in order to be able to highlight and analyse possible challenges that could lead to re- orient certain activities or collaboration.
  • Guaranty that the strategy of the CP/Education project is implemented, effectively and timely, with relevant authorities and in support of the Tdh CP team.

4. Reporting

  • Report on a daily basis to the PM, ensuring coordinated decision-making.
  • Collect data/reports from CP monitors, and supervisors
  • Participate, under the supervision of the PM, in writing the intermediate and final reports for donors on education and child protection programs.
  • Participate in writing articles, taking pictures, creating communication tools for the donor or HQ
  • Write minutes of meetings and activity reports.

5. Networking / Coordination

  • Coordinates with CP / Education, WaSH and other teams, in accordance with the CP PM’s orientation.
  • Under the supervision of the CP PM, networks with local authorities and the community, representing Tdh adequately and in accordance with his/her competencies.
  • Participates in identifying new partnerships and collaboration to broaden the impact of Tdh’s CP activities and promote child protection mainstreaming; only in agreement with line manager.
  • At the request of the PM, attend and actively participate in the dedicated clusters and coordination meetings (Education, Child Protection)
  • With the PM, maintain good professional relationships with the MoE, DoE, Dolsa, UN Agencies, & NGOs (national & international)

6. Other duties

  • Ensure translation, oral and written, from Arabic /English and vice versa
  • Ensure that security tracking and rules are respected, monitor the security context and situation
  • Traveling around Iraq, including Iraqi Kurdistan on mission and for training


Competencies: This function requires the mastery of Personal, Social and Leadership Competencies (PSLC), Technical and Methodological Competencies (TMC) and Management and Strategic Competencies (MSC)

  • Knowledge of Child Protection, Psychosocial Support (PSS), Psychological First Aid (PFA), Case Management (CM), Gender Based Violence (GBV), Education and others related topics.
  • Knowledge on Department of Labour and Social Affairs (DoLSA) official guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for CP CM (SOP) or other official guidelines and tools.

As well as the following specific « professional » competencies:

  • Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences or similar Humanities degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years progressive working experience related Child Protection Project Management with NGO or INGO.
  • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is essential.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Quality team management and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Management capacity and excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Computer knowledge of MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Child Safeguarding Policy

  • Raising awareness within the Foundation on violence against children.
  • Providing guidance to employees and others and defining expectations when it comes to preventing, raising, denouncing and responding to issues of child abuse.
  • Reducing the risk of child abuse by selectively recruiting employees and other.
  • Reducing the risk of child abuse by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children.

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