Extended term: Child Protection Specialist

Extended term: Child Protection Specialist

The Child Protection Specialist - contributes to the quality implementation of the child protection interventions at the country level, across all programmes and projects; - offers technical assistance to Tdh national and local partners on child protection activities; - advances the child protection activities as relevant and necessary, particularly on child and youth participation, empowerment and resilience; formal and non-formal child protection systems strengthening; provides capacity development of child protection actors and offers technical support for child protection related policy developments.

Start date: March 2024
Type of Contract: Employment Contract/full-time
Duration of Contract: 1 year (with possibility of extension)
Remuneration: according to the Tdh Salary scale, inclusing private health and accident insurances
Location: Chisinau office, with flexibility in terms of movements across Moldova
Application deadline: March 12, 2024
The candidate must be legally eligible to work in the Republic of Moldova.

About Terre des hommes:
Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief agency. Founded in 1960, we are committed to improving the lives of millions of the world's most vulnerable children. Through our innovative protection, migration, access to justice and health projects, we support more than 4 million children and their families in more than 30 countries each year.
Terre des hommes is active in Moldova since 2004. Registered as a local Foundation, Tdh Moldova works to reduce vulnerability and strengthen the protection of children affected by migration; to strengthen children’s access to their rights in the juvenile justice system by promoting a restorative approach; and to build the protection and prevention capacity of child protection institutions and professionals, as well as individuals with rights, such as children, families and communities. We work to ensure that all children in Moldova benefit from a system that can guarantee their survival, protection, development and participation, with a specific focus on the most vulnerable children.
For more information about the work of Terre des hommes may be obtained on our websites: www.tdh.md , www.tdh.org .

Main roles and responsibilities:
•Contribute to and participate in the development of country situation analysis or needs assessments, strategic planning, project design, proposal review, in line with child protection policies and strategies.
•Integrate, promote, facilitate mainstreaming and implementation of child protection related approaches into Tdh programming in the country and across different projects
•Participate in initiating and spreading innovative child and youth participation practices or models.
•Carry out child protection and psychosocial interventions, including good knowledge of Case Management.
•Facilitate child protection related capacity development initiatives of social actors within Moldova, including through formal training.
•Contribute to Tdh Moldova advocacy and networking on child protection and violence against children issues.
•Contribute to the development of innovative solutions for the protection of children in Moldova.
•Participate in research on child protection, including focused on ensuring quality integration of child protection protocols, ethics and methodologies.
•Document child protection practices, share knowledge, lessons learned, promising practices, and research findings.
•Ensuring child rights approach and child participation in all Tdh project interventions.

Requirements for the position:
•University degree in social sciences, social work, humanitarian protection or any other relevant degree.
•Confirmed experience in developing training materials and delivering trainings.
•Field experience of working directly with children/youth.
•Experience and methodological knowledge on child participatory processes.
•Excellent oral and writing skills in Romanian language. Good oral and writing skills in Italian language, knowledge of English language will be considered an advantage.

How to apply:
Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their CV and motivation letter in English by email to mda.office@tdh.org. Please include “Child Protection Specialist”, your name and surname” in the subject line of the application email.

Child Safeguarding Policy:
To commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy.

*** Tdh offers equal opportunity to qualified individuals, regardless of age, race, faith, colour, religion, gender, marital status, political affiliations. ***

Due to an anticipated high number of applications, Tdh is not in a position to respond to every applicant individually. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

By submitting your application, you agree to your personal data being used in the recruitment process. All documents that we request at different stages of the recruitment process will be used for this purpose only. All staff involved in recruitment and selection are aware that data protection rules apply and that personal information will be treated confidentially. According to our policy, we will keep application documents for the recruitment period only.