TdH CH: Justice for Children Specialist

Location:    Ramallah, Palestine with travel to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Gaza

Supervisor:    Country Representative

Background: Tdh is the largest non-governmental organisation for children’s aid in Switzerland. It undertakes to support the most vulnerable members of society through child protection and Justice for Children projects. Tdh has development projects and emergency relief programs in 34 countries and currently has operations in Hebron, Bethlehem and Gaza. Its Delegation Office is based in Jerusalem.

Tdh is creating a new position of Justice for Children Specialist, based in Ramallah. The position will report directly to the Country Representative on the overall Justice for Children Project and will support the Senior Office Manager based in Bethlehem and the Head of Office based in Gaza (hereinafter “Area Managers”).

This position has a heavy coordination and IT component, for which we need a person who is people-skilled, dynamic, creative and IT-friendly.

The position requires at least 25 to 30% travel to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Gaza and Jordan.


General Responsibilities

The incumbent has full operational responsibility for Tdh Justice for Children project in Palestine, under the direction of the Country representative, including the oversight of administration and logistics aspects related to the project with the support of the Head of Finance and Administration Coordination.

The incumbent will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy (CSP). S/he advises the Country Representative on cases of breaches of the CSP.

Terre des hommes expects that its staff’s professional conduct reflect proper behaviour 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 political or religious consideration and is a non-profit organisation. The incumbent will direct his or her activities without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.


Specific Responsibilities
Subject    Responsibilities
Project     Develop, implement and monitor the Justice for Children project, in accordance with
Management    its objectives, activities and targets outlined within Project Documents and in line
    with project’s budget.
     Ensure  that  activities  are  appropriately monitored  and  evaluated  and  propose,
    when  deemed  necessary,  amendments  to  the  current  and  future  project,  in
    consultation with the Country Representative.
     Identify, with Justice for Children stakeholders, potential additional needs to be
    covered.
     In  collaboration  with  the  project  staff  and  with  the  Head  of  Finance  and
    Administration   forecast   expenditures,   track   activities   expenses,   make