Terre des hommes (Tdh) Recruitment 2024 for Child Protection Supervisor

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This is inform the general public that Terre des hommes (Tdh) Recruitment for the post of Child Protection Supervisor is ongoing. Interested and qualified candidates can now apply following the link below.

Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief agency. The Foundation has been helping children in need for over 50 years, defending their rights regardless of their race, creed, or political affiliation. In over 30 countries, Tdh protects children against exploitation, and violence, improves children’s and their mother’s health, and provides emergency psychological and material support in humanitarian crises.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Child Protection Supervisor

Locations: Bama & Banki Borno,
Employment Type: Full-time

General Description of the Position

  • The Child Protection Supervisor, under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, holds a pivotal role in overseeing and directing all child protection programs, including case management, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) initiatives.
  • Tasked with planning, executing, and supervising these programs, the Supervisor provides vital technical guidance, facilitates capacity-building efforts, ensures stringent quality assurance, and actively engages with communities to ensure efficient service delivery and coordination.
  • Additionally, the Supervisor oversees emergency initiatives, collaborating closely with stakeholders to integrate relevant components into the response efforts.
  • By providing strategic direction and operational support across child protection domains, the Supervisor makes significant contributions to enhancing interventions and safeguarding the well-being and rights of vulnerable children and families.

Responsibilities & Tasks

Supervision and Technical Support:

  • Lead the planning, implementation, and monitoring of child protection activities in emergency settings.
  • Develop detailed program plans, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives, donor requirements, and humanitarian standards.
  • Oversee the implementation of interventions, including case management, psychosocial support, and education initiatives.
  • Raise to the line manager new needs in items and services for the implementation of CP activities and participate in the development of PSR and procurement plans.
  • Supervise the effective implementation of the vocational skills training program, livelihood, and small business component of the project.
  • Establish and manage up-to-date records of all activities at the skills facilitation and training centers, including statistics and stock records of materials/equipment.
  • Maintain the database on all CP activities.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise a team of child protection and education staff, providing guidance, mentorship, and support as needed.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations and provide constructive feedback to staff to enhance their skills and competencies.
  • Facilitate capacity-building initiatives to strengthen staff knowledge and expertise in child protection and education in emergency response.
  • Oversee the small business grant start-up, apprenticeship, and cooperatives.

Staff Management:

  • Manage and support the performance of CP staff through regular supervision, mentoring, and capacity building.
  • Facilitate team meetings, promote a positive work environment, and address any staff-related issues or concerns.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify training needs and develop capacity-building plans for CP staff.
  • Conduct training sessions and workshops to enhance staff skills and competencies in relevant areas.

Quality Assurance and Monitoring:

  • Establish and implement quality assurance mechanisms to ensure the effectiveness and quality of CP services.
  • Monitor program activities, data collection, and reporting systems to track progress, identify gaps, and facilitate continuous improvement.

Community Engagement and Advocacy:

  • Engage with communities to raise awareness about case management, mental health and psychosocial support in emergency.
  • Advocate for the rights and needs of vulnerable populations, particularly women, children, and survivors of trauma.

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Ensure regular assessments of Tdh activities through technical follow-up sessions, spot checks and monitoring visits aiming at improving the quality and efficiency of the intervention (lessons learned and capitalization)
  • Coordinate and ensure collection of quantitative and qualitative data in respect to the confidentiality policies and procedures
  • Establish monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to track progress, measure impact, and identify areas for improvement.
  • Prepare regular reports on program activities, achievements, challenges, and lessons learned for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure accurate documentation of program activities, including case files, monitoring reports, and other relevant data on CPIMS+
  • Ensure that monitoring system documents and tools are understood and properly filed by the team and systematically submitted to the MEAL department
  • Liaise and coordinate with the MEAL department to facilitate the implementation and compliance with the MEAL plans designed for the projects


  • Ensure regular communication with the Head of Base about updates, achievements and challenges through activity progress reports, meetings and ad-hoc communication.
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly, and or monitoring reports on child protection activities.
  • Compile training reports, including pre and post-test analysis, and success stories on child protection activities.
  • Document the response, experiences, and lessons learned on child protection in emergencies programming related to child protection activities.
  • Conduct regular assessments, analysis, and advise on program design and modifications for child protection activities.
  • Ensure compliance with CP program actions and lead the review of progress through reporting on Programme follow-up.
  • Provide weekly SITREPs and Monthly reports of CP activities and contribute inputs for regular donor and internal reports.
  • Supervise CP service mapping in the intervention area and assess current child protection programming within Nigeria.
  • Promote a culture of learning and documentation to share lessons learned and good practices in child protection activities.
  • Lead the CP team in proficient information management, monitoring and evaluation, and information sharing.
  • Manage and consolidate child protection databases, CPIMS+ and support the development of monitoring and evaluation tools for performance improvement.
  • Ensure data protection assurance in coordination with the MEAL department for child protection and education activities.
  • Develop appropriate IEC materials on CP to build awareness of services and promote key messages.

Coordination and Representation:

  • Coordinate the overall management and coordination of case management and MHPSS programs.
  • Ensure integration and collaboration between different program components and sectors to provide holistic support to beneficiaries.
  • Maintain regular communication and collaboration with relevant ministries, agencies, and departments (MWASD) to facilitate effective coordination of CP activities.
  • Report to the Head of Base and actively participate in Case Management case conferences, MHPSS working groups, and CPSS Sector under their supervision.
  • Coordinate with humanitarian actors within the area of responsibility, including MHPSS working groups, Child Protection Sub Sector, CM Task Force, and other relevant groups to promote coordination and collaboration.
  • Advocate for child protection issues with other humanitarian actors in project locations and maintain regular communication with CM Technical Coordinator/Activity Coordinator regarding field updates, achievements, and challenges.
  • Ensure close coordination with Tdh case management, PSS, and Community-Based teams for identification and referrals, and coordinate with Tdh support departments to ensure timely procurement and distribution within the Emergency CM Fund.
  • Proactively cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders in the designated area to foster collaboration and support for CP initiatives.
  • Ensure full coordination with communities and community leaders to address child protection and Education in emergency needs comprehensively.
  • Promote coordination and integration with other sectors within Tdh to enhance the effectiveness of initiatives.
  • Participate in specific mental health/psychosocial sector meetings or related meetings, such as Protection, and GBV, , as requested by the line manager.


  • Comply with Tdh Security Regulations


  • Agree to comply with the Tdh Code of Conduct and promote the Child Safeguarding policy
  • Report serious cases of abuse on children that she/he would be aware of in Tdh’s intervention locations. Strict confidentiality must be respected
  • Ensure adherence to Tdh standards and quality requirements in all the project activities.
  • Adhere to and ensure the team under her/his responsibility follows Tdh administrative and logistical regulations and procedures.
  • Adhere to and enforce current administrative and logistical regulations and procedures.
  • Fully comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and ensure Child Safeguarding Policy, PSEA are always upheld.
  • Deliver any other tasks as assigned by the his/her Supervisor.

Terre des hommes (Tdh) Recruitment Requirements

  • Education Degree: B.Sc. or Master’s Degree in Social Work, Social studies, Psychology, Sociology, and/or other relevant disciplines from a recognized University
  • Knowledge & skills: Previous experience with an NGO is mandatory. Previous experience in emergency response is appreciated. Experience in protection, notably child protection, and Education is required.
  • Computer skills: Excellent IT skills.
  • Work experience: Minimum of five years experience designing, planning, implementing, supervising, and reporting on Child Protection in Emergencies Programming
  • Language Skills: Excellent written and spoken English. Understanding of Hausa, Kanu, and Shuwa is an added advantage
  • Other: Knowledge of the Northeast Nigerian context would be an advantage.

How to Apply for Terre des hommes Recruitment

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  26th March, 2024.


  • The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and levels of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
  • Applications will be processed on a rolling basis
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