Terre des hommes Capacity Development Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Terre des hommes Capacity Development Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Terre des hommes (Tdh) is a child relief Non-Governmental Organization with a presence in over 30 countries of the world and more than 90 projects. Our goal is to make a significant and lasting difference to the lives of children in need.

We support children in areas of Child and Maternal health, protection, Water and sanitation and Migration. Our humanitarian services sector aid children in crisis situations across the world.Tdh in Nigeria will implement projects in Health, Wash and Child Protection sectors

Reporting to the Chid Protection and Education in Emergencies Program Manager, with close support from the Deputy Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Project Manager, the Capacity Development Officer is responsible to support the development and implementation of the capacity development strategy including designing or adapting capacity development tools, systems and assessment methodologies in the areas of Child Protection and Education in Emergencies.

He/she proactively identifies external opportunities for increasing the technical capacities of staff in Child Protection and Education in Emergencies and other cross cutting themes.


Capacity Building and Development:

  • Conduct regular staff training need assessments of child protection and education teams, including volunteers, and other staff to be trained in child protecion and education thematic areas.
  • Develop a staff capacity building plan responding to regular needs assessment in coordination with the Child Protection and Education Program Managers with technical guidance from the Project Coordinator.
  • Regularly review Child Protection staff progress through field supervision/observation, meetings and other forms of evaluation to inform need for additional training.
  • Develop/adapt training modules on areas retated to child protection and education in emergencies in line with Tdh thematic policy and operational guidance and inter-agency standards and best practices.
  • Develop and update individual training file for each staff that tracks attended training either internal or external according to each individual need assessment and response plan.
  • Identify and promptly inform the line manager on upcoming training opportunities in Nigeria to maximize access to training opportunities.

    Project(s) Co-operation:

  • Liaise regularly with the Program Manager on training and development needs of child protection and education teams to meet project needs.
  • Identify and share with Project Manager and/or staff any resources that can support field staff to meet the objectives of the project(s).
  • Provide support to Program Manager in designing modules and tools relating to activities aiming to build the capacity of local actors (i.e. inputs on contents and methods of delivery)
    and support in conducting the trainings/sessions as required.
  • Store and update the training packages/contents on agency platforms in coordination with Program Manager.

    Coordination and representation:

  • Coordinate with other Tdh sectors to ensure mainstreaming and implementation of standardized activities.
  • Liaise with other humanitarian actors to seek opportunities for capacity development of child protection and education staff.


  • Handle logistic preparations prior to sending Tdh staff to external training;
    In charge of identifying training venues, collecting information regarding potential costs arising from internal and external training opportunities and promptly inform the Program Manager.
  • Fully comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and ensure Child Safeguarding Policy is upheld at all times.
  • Ensure adherence to Tdh standards and quality requirements in all the project activities.
  • Adhere to and ensure the team under her/his responsibility follows Tdh administrative and logistical regulations and procedures.


  • Language Skills: Fluent in local languages and in English (speaking/reading/writing).
  • Education Degree: University degree in social work, social studies, human rights, or any other related discipline.
  • Work experience: Minimum 2 years of experience in the field of Child Protection/ Protection/Education/SGBV/Social work/Case management.
  • Knowledge & skills: Good analytical and writing skills.
  • Computer skills: Good knowledge of the MS office software.
  • Other: Knowledge of protection systems in Northeastern Nigeria/Good capacity building and supervisory skills/Excellent knowledge of protection and education in emergencies/ Previous experience in child protection and education in emergencies is highly desirable.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 26th May, 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; Terre des hommes Capacity Development Officer Jobs in Nigeria

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