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Alternative Ways to Address Youth (AWAY) (2017-2018)

AWAY project aims to raise awareness on diversion, a restorative method in juvenile justice. There are available services and opportunities for diversion, but current measures are not appropriate or effective. Evidence based research, capacity buildings, different information campaigns take place in Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Belgium between 2017-2018.

The project is launched by the Regional Office for Central and South Eastern Europe of Terre des hommes and implemented by juvenile justice organisations throughout Europe. It is supported by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union and is currently implemented in 5 countries:

  1. Bulgaria, under the coordination of Program for the Development of the Judicial System (PDJS)
  2. Croatia, under the coordination of Brave Phone Croatia
  3. Romania, under the coordination of Terre des hommes Foundation
  4. Belgium, under the coordination of Defence for Children International (DCI) and the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO)
  5. Hungary, under the coordination of Terre des hommes Regional Office for C/SEE (project lead) and The Global Network for Public Interest Law – PILNET

The project aims at ensuring that multidisciplinary professionals are more aware and better equipped on diversion for arrested / suspected children who benefit from the procedural guarantees they are entitled to as per EU directives 2016/800, 2012/13, 2012/29.

To reach this objective we aim to:

  • Build regional empirical evidence base on diversion in the juvenile justice systems;
  • Develop and deliver self-directed e-learning course;

Please read the full communication letter here

The project AWAY is being co-funded by the European Union

‘On Move Together’ – Sport and psychosocial games brings communities together

Over 30 refugee and host community member women and children participated in the first training in ”Movement, Games and Sport” psychosocial methodology of Terre des hommes, in Bucharest, between 19th – 27th of June 2018.

Through the project ‘MOVE together – Sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees’, Terre des hommes intends to contribute to a better social inclusion and integration of refugees in the Romanian society promoting the benefits of sports. The project is implemented in 2 cities: Bucharest and Constanta. A mix group of 32 refugees and host community member women will be trained and coached using the “Movement, Games and Sport” Methodology of Terre des hommes. They will form a community of practice with skills and knowledge to deliver psychosocial support to refugee and host community children and young people through sports.

In partnership with sport clubs and local service providers, they will organize fair play and sport events for mixed groups of refugees and host community, increasing their confidence, resilience, interaction and respect for differences. Dissemination events will target representatives of Romanian sports associations, local authorities, NGOs and the general public, increasing their awareness of the refugee’s situation, difficulties and rights, but also their interest of including sport activities into the package of integration services available for refugees.

First training activity took place in June, in Bucharest, under the motto ‘Sport for inclusion’. Over 30 refugee and host community member women and children participated in the project activity which aims at strengthening intercultural dialogue and social connection between refugees and host community, creating a mixed group of women trainers able to provide psychological support through movement, games and sports to refugee children & young people and raising awareness on the potential of sport to make a contribution to the local integration of refugees.

For 6 days, the Tei Complex in Bucharest hosted a group of 30 women and children who understood the benefits of sport as a means of contributing to mental health and positive social outcomes. MGS uses games and sports with a specific methodology of experiential learning and participation to transfer competences to adults for an improved support of children and youth and the participants spend enjoyable and fruitful time together.

In the following weeks, the trainees will be coached, both through group and individual sessions, to support them in preparing and implementing the sport events they will organize for children and youth. These coaching sessions will also have the added value of providing a safe space for communication and interaction for the trained women and can help to build and keep de informal network alive.

Other activities organized during the project include: 1 training organized in Constanta, 4 fair play and sports events organized, with at least 120 participants, 2 round tables organized for sports clubs/associations, elaboration of a short guide on how to organize future psychosocial sports events for refugees, drafting a case stories booklet including the results of the project, organizing a final conference, to share the results and the best practices.

We hope the organised activities will increase the interest of the authorities and NGOs to include sport activities into local integration programs, to enhance understanding of sports clubs of their role in integration of refugees and to raise more public awareness on the benefits of sports for social inclusion.

Finance and Compliance Manager

Terre des hommes is looking for a proactive and dynamic professional to join its team in Bucharest, Romania. The successful candidate speaks English and Romanian fluently, holds a relevant degree in accounting or finance and has well-honed experience in small to medium grants management. The working language is English. Line Management: Country Representative

Duty Station: Bucharest, with 10% travel to Bacau and Craiova. Working time: 8 hours/day

Starting date: May 2017

We offer an initially 1,5 years labor contract, with a possibility of extension (replacement during maternity leave)

Main tasks

  • Directs and organises the administrative and financial “service” of the delegation and bases (general accounting, administrative and budget management) in close collaboration with the Country Representative, and Senior Team Members.
  • S/he is the direct interface between the delegation and the headquarters and/or field sponsors as regards to financial reporting. In his/her capacity, the Coordinator reports to the Country Representative and provides multi-base, multi-sponsor and/or multi-partner supervision and follow-up for the projects.
  • S/he is responsible for the implementation of the strategy and the development and managerial coordination of the administrative teams under his/her responsibility.
  • S/he is able to make independent decisions and actions in his/her field of activity. Die folgende übersicht gibt die halbwertszeiten für die vier zerfallsreihen an?
  • S/he supports and validates the quality of the work done by the teams as regards the Tdh mandate and commitments and international standard

Knowledge, Attitude and Experience Required

 –        A BA/S or equivalent in accounting or finance required; advanced degree preferred. –        At least 3+ years of progressive financial management experience, including supervisory experience.

–        At least 2 years’ experience in grants management. Knowledge of Swiss and EU donor regulations a strong asset.

–        Demonstrated experience and skills with budget preparation and analysis, financial forecast, financial reporting preparation and presentation.

–        Strong accounting skills and experience, including management of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll, payables and balance sheet.

–        Strong organizational skills and a proactive attitude.

–        Prior experience of sub-grantee management required.

–        Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs – Advanced Excel required.

–        Effective communication, multi-tasking, organizational and prioritization skills.

–        Strong oral and written English and Romanian required.

–        Ability to work effectively with a diverse team and with beneficiaries with diverse ethnic backgrounds.

–        Prior experience in NGOs, especially with children, an asset. Protection attitude a strong requirement.

Please send your CV and Letter of Intent (both in English) to vacancy@tdh. ro, no latter than 28th of April 2017, with the Subject line “Finance & Compliance Manager”.  

Individuals identifying themselves as Roma are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Only successful candidates will be contacted.  

Background on Terre des hommes

Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief agency. The Foundation has been helping children in need for over 50 years, defending their rights regardless of their race, creed or political affiliation. In over 35 countries, Tdh protects children against exploitation and violence, improves children’s and their mother’s health and provides emergency psychological and material support in humanitarian crises.  

In Romania Terre des hommes (Tdh Ro) has been active since 1992. For the past few years, the delegation has been working on three main intervention areas: (1) Strengthening child protection and juvenile justice systems, (2) Protection of children affected by migration/trafficking, and (3) Social inclusion of minorities. Every year thousands of children and their families benefit from projects implemented either at a national or regional level. The current team is composed of 18 staff consisting of a delegate, a finance/HR/Admin team, a programmes team and a knowledge management team.