Organization: Terre des hommes
Closing date: 18 Mar 2019
Regional Programme Adviser - Based in Budapest
You have expert knowledge in child rights, child protection, migration, social work and/or social norms. You are an excellent communicator, passionate about child rights. You are energetic, full of initiative and results-oriented. You are looking for a meaningful job that will make a lasting impact? This challenge is for you!
Start date As soon as possible.
Contract One year initially, full-time employment contract, renewable. Tdh has a long-term commitment towards developing this programme in Europe (Vision 2030)
Salary Ranging from HUF 867’475 to HUF 975'909 gross depending on skills and experience, paid in local currency, Hungarian Forint.
Location Regional Office in Budapest
Deadline for receiving applications: 18 March 2019 COB
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Early applications are highly encouraged as we usually start setting up interviews before the deadline. Priority will be given to the candidates legally eligible to work in the EU.
WHAT WE DO IN EUROPE
Terre des hommes is the leading Swiss organisation for children’s aid. Through our health, protection and emergency relief programmes, we provide assistance to over three million children and their families in more than 45 countries each year. In Europe, Tdh intervenes directly in 7 countries, relying on teams based in Budapest, Albania, Greece, Kosovo, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine. Working closely with partners, Tdh intervenes indirectly in 10 other countries. The Regional Office has been operating in Budapest since 2006. This is a coordinating office with no direct activities in Hungary.
In Europe and in many countries around the world, Tdh implements its Children and Youth in Migration (CYiM) programme aiming to ensure that children and youth affected by migration realize their right to be protected along all stages of their migration and seize development opportunities.
The work of the CYiM programme is based on two key objectives:
Reduce the risks linked to unsafe migration – which encompasses, on the one hand, strengthening resilience among children on the move or at risk of undertaking unsafe migration, whilst on the other hand supporting
child rights-based case management at local, national and transnational levels;
Address root causes of migration – including all push and pull factors that can lead children, young persons, their families and communities to choose migration as their key survival strategy (as opposed to a reasonably independent and free choice).
The Regional Advisor is responsible to provide technical support to country teams, projects and the overall programme on strategic issues concerning the protection of Children and Youth in Migration (CYiM); Oversee the quality and the alignment of CYiM projects across Europe; Provide support and technical help to country offices on thematic and methodological issues addressed by the CYiM programme at country level; Manage and disseminate CYiM knowledge (including research, innovation and learning), internally and externally; Represent the organisation in Europe and contribute to advocacy initiatives at national, regional and global level on issues affecting children and Youth in Migration.
1. To actively contribute to the development, deployment, monitoring and evaluation of global and regional strategic tools. More specifically this will entail:
Contribute to the revision/development of the Children and Youth in Migration Strategy for Europe
Monitor the implementation and alignment of the strategy and the programme Theory of Change
Ensure quality and accountability mechanisms are in place and monitor and report on their implementation, particularly in relation to monitoring the impact of the programme at regional level.
2. Provide, develop and promote in-house expertise on Children and Youth in migration-related issues in Europe at national and regional levels. This entails more specifically:
Provide methodological and thematic guidance (and oversight of) the research and conceptual work carried out by all delegations in Europe
Strengthen country delegations’ skills and technical capacities in relation to the above
Keep abreast of recent policy developments and keep up-to-date with knowledge creation, latest innovations and research in relevant areas; integrate them into programming
Develop thematic and operational expertise on targeted protection ‘niches’ that impact CYiM,
Promote in relevant advocacy fora and knowledge platforms Tdh expertise and evidence-based recommendations
3. Contribute to the development of the programme portfolio in Europe
Identify and assess new funding opportunities
Contribute to the development of new projects, concepts and models of action;
Provide support to key promising initiatives and develop institutional learning processes to support their replication and scaling up
4. Ensure Knowledge is generated, managed and shared systematically and coherently across the region. More specifically, this will require to
Provide thematic support to key promising initiatives
Develop institutional learning processes to support their replication and scaling up
Develop tools and methodologies to support colleagues in Europe in increasing their knowledge base and the evidence Tdh generates
Promote innovative solutions and manage key researches aligned with the overall programme priorities
Steer a knowledge management process for the CYiM programme in Europe and feed the CYiM programme global team with new knowledge and evidence
· Minimum Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. Humanities, Social Work) from an accredited educational institution. A PhD and/or several years of research experience will be a strong asset.
· 3+ years of experience in carrying out high-quality research and/or evaluations
· Strong skills on quantitative and qualitative research methods with demonstrated experience on the development of research methodologies
· 5+ years of experience in providing guidance and building capacity of professionals, groups or systems in relation to migration and child rights/child protection (multi country context will be an asset).
· Expert knowledge in migration with solid understanding and experience in child protection, child rights, social work and/or social norms;
· High-level representational skills; Experience in advocacy for public policy change a strong asset;
· Demonstrated leadership and strategic thinking, with an openness to change and a taste for innovation;
· Self-motivated, with skills to support and advise others;
· Able to manage high volume of work flow efficiently with minimal supervision;
· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build effective relationships at all levels within the organisation or through networks and alliances;
· Excellent communication skills; high proficiency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of a language of the region is an asset but not a requirement (Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian; Albanian; Russian; Ukrainian; Bulgarian; Romanian).
· Attention to detail
Child Safeguarding Policy:
As an employee, you will be expected to commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy.
How to apply:
Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their CV and motivation in English to firstname.lastname@example.org by 18 March 2019. Please include “Regional Programme Adviser” followed by your name and surname in the subject line of the application email. Please indicate in the email content where you found our Vacancy Announcement.
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.