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Sport & Protection Advisor - Terre des Hommes

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Sport & Protection Advisor - Terre des Hommes

The Sport & Protection Advisor acts as a thematic referent in their area of specialisation of “sport and protection”: the use of sport for child protection and psychosocial support (protection through sport) and the protection of children in sport (child safeguarding in sport).

Please send CV and cover letter to

Entry into function: As soon as possible

Deadline: Tdh does not set deadline for this application. CVs will be treated as they come.

Location: Home based - frequent travels on the field (around 40%)

General conditions: Consultancy – 85 days in 2019

General description

Child safeguarding in sport

  • Provide strategic inputs and feedback on the material developed on child safeguarding in sport, and more specifically in football
  • Support partially the piloting of the child safeguarding in sport tools on the field and technical support to the teams (training and capacity building)
  • Contribute to raise awareness on child safeguarding in football in Europe
  • Support in consultation with football national associations

Sport for child protection

Provide technical support on the use of sport for the protection of children and youth in humanitarian and development settings through:

  • Support in project proposals development
  • Coaching of teams
  • Support in monitoring and evaluation of sport for protection projects
  • Acts as a technical referent for Tdh in the use of sport for the protection and psychosocial support of children and youths
  • Represent Tdh in two working groups on sport for protection
  • Develop at least one sport for protection project
  • Support the development of guidance relating to these good practices


  • Training to Tdh staff on the use of sport for the protection of children (including safeguarding of children in sport)
  • Identify and document Tdh good practices in the use of sport for the protection and psychosocial support of children and young people, the strengthening of social cohesion and inclusion, as well as in the protection of children during sport activities (child safeguarding in sport)
  • Travel to different locations upon request (around 30 to 40% of the 85 days)
  • Develop and strengthen partnership strategies in the field of sport and protection for developing potential operational partnerships and fundraising purpose

Education: Master’s degree in social work, child welfare, humanitarian studies and/or related field – sport for development studies – or equivalent combination of education, experience and training

Language: English and French language is a must

Experiences and aptitudes:

  • Five years of experience working in child protection field as a child protection project manager or a technical specialist, and/or management of socially responsible projects using sports or related fields
  • Experience in sport for protection and/or child safeguarding in sport field is essential (in humanitarian or other contexts)
  • Leadership experience working on partnerships, collaborations, and project management
  • Knowledge and experience of developing learning materials and strategies, particularly online
  • Strong project management skills and relationship-building skills
  • Experience working effectively in teams
  • Excellent representation skills, adapts communication to the intercultural environment
  • Skills in project cycle management, monitoring & evaluation are an advantage
  • Autonomous, organised, manages time and priorities, respectful of deadlines

Tdh is committed to protecting children against abuse of any kind and works regularly with other key international children’s aid agencies to maintain the highest possible standards. Tdh recognises that sports give children the opportunity to have fun and to develop self-esteem, confidence, leadership and teamwork skills and sports programmes play a valuable role in the well-being and protection of children.

Languages required


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