Access to Justice Project Manager At Terre des hommes Foundation Child Relief

Position Start Date: asap (01 April 2021)
Duration: 12 months
Location: Baghdad – Iraq
Terre des hommes does not set closing dates for this position; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled


Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss organisation for children’s aid. Since 1960, Tdh has helped build a better future for deprived children and their communities, making an impact with innovative and sustainable solutions. Active in more than 45 countries, Tdh works with local and international partners to develop and implement field projects which improve the daily lives of over 3 million children and their relatives, in the domains of health, protection and emergency relief. This engagement is financed by individual and institutional support, with administrative costs kept to a minimum.

Since January 2020, Tdh implements an Access to Justice program in Iraq, using an integrated approach which responds to overlapping individual, group and environmental enrooted sources of concerns for delinquent children/youth. Tdh targets all children and youth in contact with the law, through:

  • Direct provision of services to children in detention: case management, psychosocial, legal and educational support with the aim to favor an effective reintegration;
  • System strengthening: capacity building and facilitation of exchanges between llawyers – judiciary – government social workers – guards- informal justice actors – national NGOs and support to ministries to develop strategies that promote child safeguarding, alternatives to detention and effective aftercare services.

Tdh effort in facilitating capacity building of/exchanges between the judiciary, lawyers and informal justice actors through a collaboration with national and international experts is meant to reinforce the environmental and societal dynamics that will crucially impact the situation of children in contact with the law.


The Access to Justice Project manager oversees the direct implementation and supervision of the Access to Justice project in Baghdad Governorate. The PM is under the supervision of the Access to Justice Coordinator.
The PM is in charge of all the programme cycle management aspects under his/her responsibility, including, staff recruitment and training/coaching, needs analysis and need assessment, strategic planning, resources management, program’s logistics and budget follow up, activities implementation, development of tools, Information management and MEAL, reporting and fundraising, coordination with a range of stakeholders and representing Tdh within his/her responsibilities.
The Access to Justice Project manager will be in charge of multiple donors’ programs, with a specific focus on Access to Justice program.


  • Develop, implement and monitor the Access to Justice projects in the area, in accordance with the proposals, grounding standards and principles;
  • Develop necessary tools to support the project’s implementation;
  • Ensure that activities are appropriately monitored and evaluated and propose, when deemed necessary, amendments to the Access to Justice strategy, in consultation with the A2J Coordinator;
  • Contribute to the initial and regular assessments of the A2J projects and activities’ impact;
  • Identify logistic and administrative support needs related to the A2J projects and communicate these to the relevant log/admin support person;
  • Ensure the compliance of the activities with the internal and sector’s quality standards;
  • Carry out necessary recruitment process, in respect to the local regulations, in collaboration with the HR department, the A2J Coordinator and the CP coordinator;
  • Prepare a capacity building plan for the staff based on identified needs and opportunities. Lead or contribute to the design of appropriate training packages (identify external adequate trainings for example);
  • Lead the team in ensuring proficient information management, monitoring and evaluation and information sharing. With the support of the MEAL staff, manage and consolidate databases, ensure data protection policies’ respect and lead programme compliance key actions;
  • Regularly liaise with directorate of relevant ministries at governorate and district level, specifically with the MoI, MoJ and MoLSA;
  • Under the supervision of the A2J Coordinator, coordinate the legal action and activities with the implementing partners;
  • Undertake all other duties that may be determined by the Field Coordinator, the Access to Justice Coordinator and the CP coordinator and that are compatible with the job description;


  • University degree in law;
  • 3 years relevant work experience in justice for children field, human rights or child protection. At least 1 year within I/NGOs, agencies or others, preferably as project manager or project officer managing staff;
  • Proven capacity in project cycle management;
  • Prior experience working in emergency settings or insecure environments is preferable;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties;
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, lead teams for strive for result and promote teamwork;
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of national and international staff is desirable;
  • Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well, adaptability to context with limited social and entertainment opportunities;
  • Fluency in English required (spoken and written), knowledge of Arabic is a strong asset;
  • Previous experience in the MENA region is an asset.


Expatriate contract under Swiss labor code 2’950 CHF (~2’550 €) < > 4’300 CHF (~3’700 €) net salary/month according to experience x 13, Annual Leave: 25 days per year. Contract includes also local accommodation and transportation, health and repatriation insurance, return flight.

Tdh Global Code of Conduct and Risk Management Policies:

  • Fully complies with Tdh’s Global Code of Conduct and systematically reports any breach to the Code through the whistleblowing procedure: raises awareness within the Foundation on abuse and violence and the rights deriving therefrom, respecting the rights and dignity of children, members of the communities and our own Staff
  • Commits to respecting Risk Management Policies including: Safeguarding Policies (Child Safeguarding Policy, Policy on the Protection against Sexual Exploitation and the Directive on Staff Misconduct at the Workplace), Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption and Prevention of the Financing of Criminal Activities Policies
  • 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 intervene in.

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 applying directly online:

Application files sent through our official website will be processed only if complete (CV + cover letter). Additional documents (diplomas, work certificates, etc.) will be requested at a later stage. We will be in touch with the shortlisted candidates only in the selection process – with the large number of applications received, we unfortunately cannot provide personal follow-up to the larger candidate pool. Thanks for your understanding.
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