Terre des Hommes

Country Representative

Terre des Hommes

Job Description

Country Representative - Bangladesh Position Start Date: 01.03.2021 Duration: 12 months renewable Location: Dhaka or Cox’s Bazaar – Bangladesh (none family posting) Terre des hommes does not set closing dates for this position; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled Tdh:

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief organization, based in Lausanne (Switzerland). Every year our projects support more than 2 million children (3 million in 2016) and their families in over 35 countries. We are part of the Terre des hommes International Federation (TDHIF), with 9 other sister organizations in Switzerland, Europe and Canada.

Tdh has started operations in Cox’s Bazar district in September 2017 and is currently providing support to Rohingya and local host communities through an integrated program of Wash, Child Protection, Health and Nutrition. Tdh has an office in Ukhia and another one in Teknaf to run activities and projects that are implemented in and around the Rohingyas’ camps.


As a representative of the Foundation in Bangladesh, the Country Representative (CR) leads and manages the team, the partnerships, all programs carried out in the country, and ensures its funding coverage. The CR will be responsible for implementing the strategic development and implementation of Terre des hommes programs in Bangladesh.

In collaboration with the headquarter, the CR is responsible of the definition of programs, projects, operational and institutional strategies, in line with Tdh’s global, regional strategy and policies. The CR has direct managerial responsibilities for and supervision over the program staff based on the organization’s organigram and oversees the overall financial and administrative management of the delegation.


  • Ensures effective, efficient and high-quality implementation of programme activities within the delegation
  • Ensures and leads a smooth merging process of Bangladesh delegation teams working on Emergency and development programs, with the aim to integrate the two approach in the same strategy at country level
  • Lead the creation of the intervention strategy for the country and its implementation, in collaboration with the region and Headquarters, ensuring the country action plan and strategy are in line with the Tdh’s global strategy
  • Coordinates the development of the Programme including developing project proposals and achieving fund raising results.
  • In Coordination with the Headquarters, directs the Fundraising and the negotiations with funding partners present in the area of intervention.
  • Ensure the quality of projects in terms of planning, monitoring, implementation and partners’ management, impacts, efficiency and reporting, in line with Tdh standards and with donors’ requirements.
  • Controls the application and supervision of signed agreements between Tdh and its partners and local/national authorities.
  • Supervises the correct Financial Management of the delegation and the funds provided for it.
  • To represent Tdh (also legally) and promote the globality of its mandate in the countries of intervention.
  • To establish and maintain good representation of Tdh delegation with relevant forums, Government bodies, technical work groups, NGOs, INGOs, and with Donors in Nepal.
  • Ensures the correct flow of operational information within the delegation, with the Region and with Headquarters (especially for institutional reporting).
  • Ensure for the implementation of policies on Security, child protection, fraud prevention and Gender & Diversity and any other Tdh’s or Donors policies

This function requires the mastery of Personal, Social and Leadership Competencies (PSLC), Technical and Methodological Competencies (TMC) and Management and Strategic Competencies (MSC). In particular:
  • Master’s degree in Management, Development Studies, Sociology or related discipline(s)
  • 5+ years of experience in a senior management position / similar position.
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English. Bangla and French an asset
  • Experience of managing a big team.
  • Experience of managing development programming, advocacy, humanitarian and other interventions within an INGOs.
  • Knowledge of Child Protection, Migration, Health, WASH and Emergency Response programs.
  • Experience in successfully managing various forms of partnership with National and International NGOs.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing networks and building alliances.
  • Successful track record of developing development and humanitarian strategies and securing high levels of funding from institutional donors (EC, DFID, USAID, ECHO; UN; etc.)
  • Strong team leadership qualities
  • Extensive project management experience (management; planning; staff development and training skills).
  • Capacity to work independently and under pressure.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and Conflict Resolution skills.

Expatriate contract under Swiss regulations ranges between 4’200-5’300 CHF net /month according to experience x 13 times, Vacancy: 25 days annual leaves local accommodation and transportation, Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance, return flight.

Tdh Global Code of Conduct and Risk Management Policies:

  • Fully complies with Tdh’s Global Code of Conduct and systematically reports any breach to the Code through the whistleblowing procedure: raises awareness within the Foundation on abuse and violence and the rights deriving therefrom, respecting the rights and dignity of children, members of the communities and our own Staff
  • Commits to respecting Risk Management Policies including: Safeguarding Policies (Child Safeguarding Policy, Policy on the Protection against Sexual Exploitation and the Directive on Staff Misconduct at the Workplace), Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption and Prevention of the Financing of Criminal Activities Policies
  • Commits to reducing the risk of abuse and harm by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children and the communities in which we intervene in.
We offer an exciting and varied work, useful and meaningful, in a team that wants to make a difference for vulnerable children. Are you interested? Do you want to face this challenge? Procedure:

Please applying directly online: http://www.jobs.net/j/JUKgGeDg?idpartenaire=20007 Application files sent through our official website will be processed only if complete (CV + cover letter). Additional documents (diplomas, work certificates, etc.) will be requested at a later stage.

We will be in touch with the shortlisted candidates only in the selection process – with the large number of applications received, we unfortunately cannot provide personal follow-up to the larger candidate pool. Thanks for your understanding.

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