Terre des Hommes Netherlands is looking for a Head of Programme - Worst Forms of Child Labour prevention and response (HoP - WFCL), full time, to be based in one of Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ global support offices (Nairobi, Phnom Penh, or The Hague). Flexible working may be considered.
Duty Station: Nairobi, Phnom Penh or the Hague
Deadline for Applications: Rolling until position is filled
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Contract Type: Full time one year contract with a possibility of extension.
Job Level: 13
Salary Range: Euro 4.682 - 5.700 (based on Netherlands rates, location adjustment will apply)
International Travel: Approximately 30%
Permits required: candidates are required to have the right work and residence permits in one of the countries where the role is advertised.
About Terre des Hommes Netherlands
Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH NL) is part of the International Federation of Terre des Hommes organisations, a strategic partnership of member organisations sharing the same brand name and core values for joint lobby and advocacy around children’s rights. TdH NL protects children by preventing and stopping child exploitation, and by empowering children to make their voices count. Our work is grounded in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and seeks to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Under our new Global Strategy (2023 - 2030), TdH NL is redefining and refining our role as a child rights organisation, with the strategic ambition that “by 2030, Terre des Hommes Netherlands is a catalyst for systemic change to stop child exploitation. We do this by empowering children and their communities, connecting them with those who have power to enact change, and utilising our knowledge and expertise to co-create sustainable, evidence-based solutions.”
The values of TdH NL are: Responsible, Bold, Human-Centred and Playful.
The organisation's core principles are: (1) Children at the Centre, (2) Intersectionality and Power Awareness, (3) Safety and Wellbeing, (4) Sustainability, and (5) Meaningful and Strategic Partnerships.
In line with our new strategy, TdH NL is in the process of establishing three thematic technical programmes under which our portfolio of humanitarian and development projects and programmes will be managed. These are: 1. Worst Forms of Child Labour, 2. Sexual Exploitation of Children, and 3. Humanitarian Action. Our programmatic work is supported by two cross-programmatic units: Programme Development and Quality (PDQ), and Research, Expertise and Influencing (REI). Aligned to our new strategy, and based on many years of experience as a child rights organisation, we aim to consolidate our expertise and programme management, informed by research, to bring about sustainable and systemic change in the lives of children, and to hold duty bearers accountable.
TdH NL is looking for an experienced Head of Programme - Worst Forms of Child Labour prevention and response (HoP - WFCL), full time, to be based in one of TdH NL’s global support offices (Nairobi, Phnom Penh, or The Hague). This role will provide critical thought leadership, strategic direction and technical support to the portfolio of WFCL-related projects and programmes of TdH NL, in alignment with the Global Strategy 2023 - 2030. The position holder reports to the Director of Programmes and directly manages a small team.
The HoP - WFCL has a key role in leading the technical programmatic work of the organisation on the prevention and response to WFCL through systemic change. The HoP - WFCL will, with the support of REI and PDQ teams, work to build knowledge on how to best address WFCL, share resources and knowledge among the projects and programmes, and ultimately, through research, seek to develop a model of intervention (combination of activities) that is shown to be effective in preventing and ending child exploitation. The role is global in nature and international travel will be required (approx 30%), this will include a wide range of contexts including fragile environments.
This is a new role within the organisation: in their first year, the position holder will lead the creation and set-up of the thematic programme. This will include the development of a programme framework and advocacy, research and learning agendas, in coordination with other senior leaders within the Programmes Department. The HoP - WFCL will also oversee the consolidation of the organisation’s existing WFCL-related projects and programmes under the global programme, in close coordination with Regional and Country Directors, Programme Managers, Coordinators and Officers.
It is important to note that the organisation is currently in a phase of change as part of the transition to the Global Strategy 2023 - 2030. Some flexibility and willingness to navigate within a changing environment at the outset is therefore required.
Strategic, technical and programmatic responsibilities
Operational and staff management responsibilities
Core Knowledge & Skills
The HoP is a knowledgeable, thoughtful and curious leader who has strong technical and programmatic knowledge and experience in the field of WFCL prevention and response. You should be prepared and excited to take a leading role in the organisation’s programmatic work, bringing together stakeholders from within and outside the organisation to deliver programmes that are proven (through research and evidence) to produce impact and drive systemic change.
Additionally, we seek:
Required Education & Experience
How to Apply
Please upload your motivation letter and curriculum vitae clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position.
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The application process is expected to involve two formal interviews and an assignment, and check of recent professional references. Please note that candidates must have the right to live and work in the country where the role is advertised.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Integrity and Child Safeguarding
We are not looking for just one type of person - we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas and challenge our thinking. We are especially interested in people whose lived experiences help us to see things we might otherwise miss, and enable us to do better work with and for children. Whether or not you meet 100% of the criteria, we want to hear from you, because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world.
TdH NL is committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation. We continue to learn about intersectional considerations and power distribution within our organisation and our work. We are dedicated to preventing and eradicating any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power, lack of integrity or financial misconduct.
Note: We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us, this includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion at all levels of our work. All offers of employment will therefore be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which include a valid criminal record check, terrorism finance checks, and/or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment. TdH NL is particularly committed to keeping children and vulnerable individuals safe, and has zero tolerance on (child) abuse. Every TdH NL employee is bound by the Child Safeguarding Policy and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Policy, part of our Code of Conduct. Child safeguarding measures are part of our selection and recruitment process. By submitting your application you accept that TdH NL will conduct such pre-employment screening for successful candidates. TdH NL participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.