Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Project Manager at Terre des hommes (Tdh)

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.

Our goal is to make a significant and lasting difference to the lives of children in need.

Tdh established its Country Office in Nigeria during the last quarter of 2017 as part of the response to the evolving humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin. Since then, the organization’s interventions has established and expanded across Borno State in the North East (the Eastern Crescent). The sites currently covered by Tdh include the Stadium IDP Camp and Bolori II within the Maiduguri Municipal Council, Monguno, Pulka, Dikwa, Mafa Central, Mafa Rural and Rann, which are deep field locations. Through its work, Tdh has continued to address the most urgent needs of IDPs and host communities affected by the crisis, bridging gaps and improving access to basic needs and services. Current activities include Water, Hygiene and Sanitation, Maternal and Infant Health, Child Protection, and Education in Emergencies.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Project Manager (CP EiE PM)

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time

General Oobjective

  • The Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Project Manager (CP EiE PM) is a key member of the Nigeria Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Program. The primary goal of this role is to ensure effective delivery, contribute to building capacities and work closely with a wide range of government, cluster and community level stakeholders.

Job Description
Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Coordinator, the CP EiE Project Manager shall perform the following tasks in addition to the underlisted responsibilites:

  • Oversee the implementation and supervision of child protection and education activities and staff within designated projects and geographic areas in Borno State, Nigeria.
  • Contribute to the development of the CP and Education program strategy at state level together with the CP EiE Program Manager and the Child Protection Coordinator.
  • Contribute to child protection and education needs assessments, project design, implementation, recruitment and procurement, liaising and linking with other sectors as needed.
  • Support the monitoring & evaluation of CP and EiE activities for designated projects in collaboration with the MEAL team.
  • Work with all relevant authorities at state, LGA and community level (civil, religious, police and all other services) to enhance project implementation, acceptance and ownership with the goal of improving the condition and protection of children in line with Tdh Nigeria’s country strategy.
  • Work in close collaboration and coordination with relevant government ministries and agencies at state and local government levels, community leaders (Bulamas and Lawans), International and local NGOs, related UN cluster systems, to ensure that Tdh’s CP and Education activities complements and adds value to other initiatives.

Main Responsibilities
Line Management and Human Resources Management:

  • Supports CP and Education team recruitments within designated projects, contribute to the development and revision of job descriptions in collaboration with the CP EiE Program Manager and the CP Coordinator.
  • Reports incidents and difficulties encountered with any staff members to the Program Manager, the CP Coordinator, and/or Country Representative
  • Organizes and leads weekly team meetings and provides weekly program update and movement plan to the Head of base.
  • Ensures the project team has a clear understanding of Tdh mandate and projects through an initial induction meeting followed by regular weekly and ad-hoc get-together with relevant staff;
  • Leads and manage staff, encouraging effective teamwork and providing supervision and guidance, including regular and constructive feedback.

Project Management:

  • Implement and monitor child protection and education projects in target areas, in accordance with project objectives, activities, targets and budgets.
  • Collects data and information to report on project indicators and ensure that assigned projects are on track, making necessary adjustments where need be;
  • Contributes to proposal development in close collaboration with the Child Protection Coordinator& Deputy Coordinator;
  • Prepares timely procurement requests in line with project needs and budgets.
  • Identifies logistic and admin support needs related to assigned projects and communicate these to the relevant support departments
  • Prepares and regularly updates the project management tool PFU for designated projects.
  • Ensures that activities are appropriately monitored and evaluated and propose adjustments to project or program strategies, in consultation with the Child Protection Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator.
  • Contributes to initial and periodic assessments of the Child Protection and Education project activities and impact, through field visits and staff meetings.
  • Contributes to the contextualization of CP/EiE technical tools and materials
  • Forecasts and follow up on expenditures related to CP and EiE projects and participate in budget revision sessions;
  • Develops M&E plans, contribute to the design and development of relevant data collection tools to ensure effective implementation and monitoring at field level;

Project Strategy and Planning:

  • Under the supervision of the Deputy Child Protection Coordinator, participates in designing strategies and objectives for improved support to beneficiaries and contribute actively in its monitoring, evaluation and revision.
  • Participates in CP and Education assessments and contribute to other assessments, design and implementation, if required.
  • Participates in Tdh Nigeria strategy review, if requested.

Capacity building:

  • Ensures quality intervention through initial and refresher training on child protection in emergencies, psychosocial support, case management and EiE to project staff and community volunteers. Ensure continuous coaching and mentoring of staff for on-going projects;
  • As per project objectives, designs and deliver capacity building plan, trainings and workshops to target beneficiaries, including CP and non-CP actors, local partners and government institutions


  • Works in close collaboration and consultation with the Deputy Child Protection Coordinator, and the CP Coordinator;
  • Works in close collaboration and consultation with available government structures, non-government actors, the UN cluster system and community representatives.
  • Coordinates with other departments (programme and support) as per needs.
  • Coordinates with other Tdh sectors to ensure child protection is mainstreamed into the health and WASH sectors;


  • Represents Tdh in relevant forums and meetings at community, LGA, state, and if required at national level
  • Develops network within implementing communities to facilitate project acceptance and stakeholder contribution and ownership.
  • Participates in child protection working and EiE working groups in his/her area of intervention and other relevant working groups and task forces as directed by the line manager.


  • Provides minutes of meetings to the Deputy CP Coordinator and CP Coordinator.
  • Ensures monthly data analysis reports on CP and EiE activities are submitted.
  • Prepares periodic project narrative reports on assigned grants.


  • Complies with Tdh Security Regulations.
  • Reports any security / safety incident and / or risk to the Security Team or focal point.
  • Regularly update staff under his / her supervision, on security rules defined by the Country Security team / Representative.

Tdh Global Code of Conduct and Risk Management Policies:

  • Fully comply with Tdh’s Global Code of Conduct and systematically report any breach of the code through the whistle-blowing framework: raise awareness within the Foundation on abuse and violence and rights deriving therefrom, respecting the rights and dignity of children, members of communities where Tdh operates and our own Staff.
  • Commits to respecting Tdh’s risk-management policies including the Safeguarding Policies (Child Safeguarding Policy, the Policy on Protection against Sexual Exploitation and the Directive on Staff Misconduct at the Workplace), the Safety and Security Policy, Anti-Fraud/Corruption policies and those related to the prevention of the financing of criminal activities.
  • 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 work.


  • Undertakes all other duties that may be determined by the Deputy CP Coordinator and CP Coordinator that are compatible with the job.
  • Maintain and ensure a culture of strict confidentiality regarding Tdh activities, beneficiaries, staff related issues and those with third parties

Qualification & Experience

  • University Degree or equivalent in Social Studies, Education, Psychology or any other related discipline or substantial field work experience (6 years) in implementing Child Protection and Education in Emergencies projects at managerial level.
  • Demonstrated project / people management experience within a large team.
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Computer Literate with minimum skills in Word, Excel and internet applications.
  • Knowledge of the CPIMS
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience implementing Child Protection or Education in Emergencies projects within an international organization or within the UN system is mandatory. Experience with both sectors will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated skills of the project cycle as well as proposal development.


  • Knowledge of the NE context would be a distinct advantage
  • Organized, meticulous and tactful. Communicates well and is able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines. Proactive, autonomous, rigorous, analytical, and is willing and motivated to work within an international and multi-cultural setting.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  13th January, 2021

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