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Bangladesh: Child Protection Coordinator - Cox's Bazar

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Organization: Terre des hommes Foundation Child Relief
Country: Bangladesh
Closing date: 13 Dec 2017

We are looking for our delegation in Bangladesh for a

Child Protection Coordinator

Location and working conditions: Cox’s Bazar - Bangladesh
Activity rate: 100%
Start date of post: 04.12.2017
Duration : 12 months

Deadline: Terre des hommes does not set closing dates for this position; recruitment is ongoing until the position is filled.

Conditions :**

Swiss salaried contract 3’400 CHF (~2’950 €) < > 4’750 CHF (~4’100 €) 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.

About Terre des hommes:

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is the leading Swiss NGO focusing on child rights. It is active in more than 30 countries with development and emergency projects. Tdh focuses its action on the two following areas of intervention: health and protection of particularly vulnerable children. Modern management and communication tools ensure the quality of Tdh’s projects. The Foundation constantly aims to improve its services.


Following the massive displacement of more than 600 000 people into Bangladesh since end of August 2017, Tdh has put in place an important emergency response plan to provide relief to the Rohingya refugees, notably on health, WASH and protection.

Main responsibilities :

Program Planning and Implementation:

  • Provide technical and management leadership to the Child Protection Program in accordance with best practice and Tdh’s policies;
  • Ensure that all planned child protection activities are implemented on time, within the budget, according to quality standards and as per the monthly plan;
  • With support from the CP managers, follow quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plans to achieve expected results. This includes planning of activities, and procurement;
  • Identifying needs and gaps in programming and proactively suggest new activities to enhance the protection activities;
  • Contribute to the development of country sector strategic direction and plans;
  • Work closely with various partners to ensure better coordination and representation of Tdh.

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Supervise (in collaboration with the CP humanitarian specialist) required evaluation of new situation or of the existing program to guarantee high quality intervention;
  • Contribute to integrate the last updated ODK tools;
  • Supervise the CP teams and CP managers to conduct regular monitoring and evaluation activities, and on a regular basis liaise with partners to identify gaps and challenges as well as to ensure quality impact of the CP approach;
  • Work closely with M&E officer to ensure data are collected to better report on activities and to ensure quality services for beneficiaries;
  • Draft monthly reports in addition to other reporting tasks as per donors and partners requirements.

Capacity building:

  • Identify training needs and develop a capacity building strategy;
  • Provide follow-up child protection training where required.


  • Coordinate with other humanitarian partners and local authorities in the target areas, as relevant for the effective and efficient implementation of the CP projects;
  • Attend clusters and working groups, sub-clsuters and task forces;
  • Liaise with the local authorities to guarantee the acceptation of Tdh’s intervention and as much as possible the reinforcement of the existing CP system;
  • Advocacy and training (internal and external) on CPMS.

Human resources management:

  • To carry out necessary recruitment when needed, in respect to the local regulations, in collaboration with the CP Project Managers and in coordination with the Human Resource;
  • To provide CP Managers with ongoing staff monitoring, supervision, and support, including regular and constructive feedback.


  • Comply with Tdh Security Regulations;
  • Reports any security/safety incident and/or risk to the Emergency Coordinator.

Child Safeguarding Policy:

  • Commit to respect the Child Safeguarding Policy. Signs the Code of Conduct;
  • Report serious cases of abuse on children identified by the Child Protection team to the Country representative. Strict confidentiality must be respected.


  • Undertake all other duties that may be determined by the Country representative and that are compatible with the job;
  • Maintain and ensure a culture of strict confidentiality - inter Tdh staff and between Tdh staff and non Tdh employees.

Profile :


  • University degree and five year relevant work experience.
  • Proven technical knowledge and skills in the field of Child Protection.
  • Prior experience working in emergency settings or insecure environments.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of national and international staff
  • Personal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Fluency in English required (spoken and written)

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 others.
  • Reducing the risk of child abuse by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children.

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:


Please postulate on our website: We will only consider complete online applications corresponding to the required profile. Your application must include a complete CV and a covering letter. If you are not shortlisted, your file will be destroyed by us, according to the rules on data protection.

If you face difficulties in applying online, please contact our HR department:

Terre des hommes provides equal working conditions for men and women. Furthermore, for candidates with equivalent qualifications and for positions with responsibilities, applications from women are strongly encouraged.

The recruitment and selection procedures of Terre des hommes reflect our commitment for child security and protection.