Extended term: Project Officer in the Access to Justice

Extended term: Project Officer in the Access to Justice

Terre des hommes Moldova is looking a Project officer in the Access to Justice for a new Project. The ideal candidate has strong experience in the field of criminal justice, child protection, social protection and/or development aid. If you are looking for a meaningful job that will make a lasting impact on the lives of children and youth, we want to meet you.

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, including private health insurance
Location: Chisinau office, with flexibility in terms of movements across Moldova
Deadline to apply: March 11, 2024

The candidate must be legally eligible to work in the Republic of Moldova.

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 and health projects, we provide assistance to over four million children and their families in more than thirty countries each year.
Working in Moldova since 2004, Terre des hommes (Tdh) is dedicated to ensuring the fulfilment of all children’s fundamental rights and to contributing to the improvement of the Moldovan child protection system. By means of its projects, Tdh Moldova aims for sustainable prevention of and response to violence, neglect and exploitation against children at the community, district and national levels. Tdh Moldova is geographically operating in the entire country. Currently, Tdh’s work in Moldova is built along three complementary axes – Child Protection Systems, Children Affected by Migration and Access to Justice, and seeks to develop synergies between them as well as with other key thematic areas of Terre des hommes Foundation.
For more information about the work of Terre des hommes may be obtained on our websites: www.tdh.md, www.tdh.org.

The Project Officer will work in the Access to Justice (A2J) Program. Currently, Tdh is working to increase the protection of children in contact with the law, with a special focus on child offenders under the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility (MACR). The action has been designed in complementary clusters, serving and directly improving the capacity of key stakeholder groups. The main interventions of the project are to build the capacity of multi-disciplinary actors to identify, respect the rights, and respond to the needs of children in contact with the law, with a special focus on children committing offenses under MACR; to promote systemic approaches to the prevention of violence against children and juvenile delinquency at community level and to support the development and piloting of at least one innovative protection service.
The Project Officer is also expected to coordinate the intervention with the rest of the colleagues within the Access to Justice program and to take on other justice initiatives that will arise within the department.

•Responsible for the effective and qualitative implementation of project activities and for reaching project outcomes, ensuring high standards of work.
•Facilitate capacity building for social actors within Moldova, including through formal training in the field of Access to Justice program.
•Ensures that appropriate technical knowledge is available to project partners and stakeholders
•Ensures sound liaison with different stakeholders and project partners
•Ensures all the communication processes in the project, internally and externally, with other colleagues and partners
•Responsible for implementation of Tdh’s Child Safeguarding Policy by project partners
•Participates in the process of identifying, building network of experts and partners at national level to support the A2J programme development
•Participates in external communication, networking and advocacy
•Takes on other justice initiatives that will arise within the department
•Follows Tdh PCM guidelines for planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation
•Works closely with colleagues from the Communication, Logistics, Finance and MEAL Departments for a smooth implementation of project activities.

•Relevant university degree in Law or Social Sciences or another relevant subject from an accredited educational institution
•3+ years of experience in implementing projects in the Justice field, including justice for children
•Experience or sound understanding of child participation processes
•Experience in Criminal Justice, Child Protection, Social Protection and/or development aid
•Ability to establish a cooperation and collaboration environment
•Experience in contributing to projects with diverse team members
•Excellent communication skills; good proficiency in spoken and written in Romanian and English
•Results-oriented and problem-solving skills.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their CV and motivation letter in English to mda.office@tdh.org. Please include “Project Officer in the Access to Justice Program”, your name and surname” in the subject line of the application email.

Other information:
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.

GDPR compliance:
By sending your application, you agree that your personal data will be used in the recruitment process. All the documents we will request in different steps of the recruitment process will only be used for this purpose.
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 your application documents for the period of the recruitment only.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.