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Programme Manager – Sexual Exploitation of Children (SEC)

Programme Manager – Sexual Exploitation of Children (SEC)

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Programme Manager – Sexual Exploitation of Children (SEC)
Terre des Hommes
Den Haag
Master's degree
36 uur p/w
€4.000 - €5.200 (o.b.v. 36u)

Are you driven by a passion for protecting children and making a tangible impact?

Do you thrive on designing innovative projects and building meaningful relationships?

If so, we have the perfect role for you!

About Us

At Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH NL), we are on a mission to end child exploitation and empower children to have their voices heard. Grounded in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we work tirelessly towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. By 2030, we aim to be a catalyst for systemic change, connecting children and their communities with those who have the power to enact change and creating sustainable, evidence-based solutions.

What You'll Do

As the Programme Manager, you will lead the charge in our fight against child sexual exploitation in the Netherlands. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Innovative Programme Design: Develop and manage child-centred, evidence-informed programmes that prevent and respond to sexual exploitation.
  • Advocacy & Influence: Work with our advocacy and communications teams to influence policy and practice in the Netherlands and the EU.
  • Research & Learning: Collaborate with our Research Expertise and Influencing (REI) Team to drive a research agenda that supports our mission, and exchange lessons learnt from the Netherlands with teams in other countries and regions.
  • Resource mobilisation: Work closely with the resource mobilisation team to develop innovative proposals that address children’s needs in the Netherlands.
  • Partnership Building: Cultivate strategic relationships with key stakeholders, including governmental bodies, NGOs, donors and the private sector.
  • Awareness & Mobilization: Engage the Dutch public through awareness campaigns and mobilise them to act against child sexual exploitation. 

What We're Looking For

  • Technical Expertise: Strong background in designing and researching interventions for child sexual exploitation.
  • Programme Management: Proven track record in managing and delivering quality programmes.
  • Advocacy Skills: Experience in child participation, advocacy, and influencing strategies within the Dutch context.
  • Partnership Experience: Ability to build and maintain strategic relationships with diverse stakeholders in the Netherlands.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Dutch and English.
  • Education: Master’s degree in relevant fields such as Sustainable Development, International Development, Social Work, or a related discipline.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5-7 years in programme management and advocacy, with thematic expertise in child sexual exploitation.

Ready to take on this exciting challenge and make a real impact? 

Join us in creating a safer world for children!

Why Work for Us?

Join a Mission with Impact: At Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH NL), your work will directly contribute to protecting children from sexual exploitation. You’ll be a part of a team that creates real, sustainable change in children's lives, both locally and globally.

Be Part of a Dynamic Team: Our team is passionate, supportive, and collaborative. We believe in working together, sharing knowledge, and learning from each other to achieve our common goals. Enjoy our monthly team lunches, brainstorming sessions, and a culture that values every team member's input.

Innovate and Lead: As a Programme Manager, you'll have the unique opportunity to design and lead new projects from the ground up. You’ll work creatively with evidence, consult with children and parents, and collaborate closely with partners and stakeholders to create innovative solutions for children's online safety.

Professional Growth: We offer continuous learning and development opportunities. Whether through professional training, attending conferences, or collaborating on international projects, you’ll have the chance to grow your skills and advance your career.

Make a Difference: Your work will have a direct impact on children at risk of sexual exploitation. By designing evidence-based programs and advocating for policy changes, you'll help create safer environments for children and empower them to make their voices heard.

Global Influence: TdH NL is active in Europe, East Africa, the MENA region, and Asia. You'll be part of a global network, learning from and contributing to international best practices in child protection.

Work-Life Balance: We value a healthy work-life balance and provide a flexible working environment. Enjoy the vibrant city life of The Hague while making a difference in the world.

Core Values: Our work is guided by the values of being Responsible, Bold, Human-Centred, and Playful. We place children at the center of everything we do, ensuring their safety and well-being, promoting sustainability, and fostering meaningful and strategic partnerships.

Exciting Projects: You'll work on cutting-edge programmes that prevent and respond to child sexual exploitation, engage with private and academic sectors, and influence systemic change through research and advocacy.

Ready to be part of an innovative and impactful team? 

What we have to offer, apart from the above!

Terre des Hommes is a growing organisation on the move. This means a lot of room for your own initiative and ideas. As we manage and execute our own programmes and projects, the difference we make and therefore you make is tangible on a daily basis.

  • A 1-year contract with the intention to extend to an indefinite contract after 1 year;
  • The salary scale for this job is scale 11 and depending on experience and seniority the salary ranges between between € 4000,- and € 5200,- gross per month based on a full time (36 hrs) contract;
  • We offer a 36 hour contract which in our organisation equals a full time workweek. The pro of this is that one can work 4 x 9 and have one day per week off while still having a full time contract. You may spread the hours over the week matching your preference, in agreement with your manager;
  • We work hybrid, so 50% office and 50% from home. Very flexible and with a positive effect on your work life balance;
  • An office in the thriving heart of The Hague, city of international human rights and political capital;
  • 25 days of paid leave per year on a full time employment basis, if part time, days pro rata;
  • We are a firm supporter of the environment and offer a commuting allowance for the kilometres you’d make by bike or get you a Dutch Railways NS Card;
  • Our pension scheme is with ASR, and Terre des Hommes Netherlands bears the main part of the pension contribution;
  • Our new hires receive a one-off financial compensation for the purchase or the design of an ergonomic home working environment. We’re happy to tell you more about this when applicable.

Questions and How to Apply

You can apply via this link until July 21 2024 6 pm CET.

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, kindly send them to

More about the SEC programme

Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH NL)’s SEC thematic programme protects children by preventing and responding to online and offline child sexual exploitation, and by empowering children to influence policy and practice. As catalysts for systemic change, TdH NL collaborates with diverse partners to build protective environments for children and create lasting changes in children’s lives. Through child-centred, trauma-informed and intersectional approaches we empower children and their communities, co-create solutions with and for children while ensuring their meaningful participation and safeguarding. We connect them with those who have power to enact change and advocate and influence duty bearers. We use our knowledge and expertise on child exploitation issues to generate evidence through research and documented learning to expand knowledge, co-create solutions that are proven to work, and scale successful approaches through our networks. We work to leverage and complement the work of other agencies, NGOs, formal and informal community groups and government actors, based on an analysis of our optimal contribution to lasting changes in the lives of children at risk and survivors of sexual exploitation.

We are currently active in Europe, East Africa, the MENA region and Asia, where we build local and global partnerships, coalitions and networks for joint learning and action. Through this role, we would like to further design and implement programmes to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation in the Netherlands.

About Terre des Hommes

Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH NL) protects children by preventing and stopping child exploitation, and by empowering children to make their voices count.

Our strategic ambition is that by 2030, Terre des Hommes Netherlands is a catalyst for systemic change to stop child exploitation. We do this by empowering children and their communities, connecting them with those who have power to enact change, and utilising our knowledge and expertise to co-create sustainable, evidence-based solutions.

In line with our new strategy, we conduct our activities in 3 Thematic Programmes: Child Labour, Sexual Exploitation of Children and Humanitarian Action.

We are led by a two-headed Executive Team: the Executive Director and the CEO, and the total of 196 employees across the globe. The entire Terre des Hommes Netherlands staff is a diverse group of people, based around the globe that interacts at an informal yet professional level and we all have a great heart for the purpose of our organisation.

In all we do, we stand strongly by our core values: Responsible, Bold, Human-Centred and Playful.

Working at our organisation is fighting against exploitation of children. Worldwide. Without discriminating. With respect for local cultures. We’re in this to make a relevant difference in the world.

Getting excited to join us?

Our Commitment to Diversity, Integrity and Child Safeguarding

We are not looking for just one type of person - we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas and challenge our thinking. We are especially interested in people whose lived experiences help us to see things we might otherwise miss, and enable us to do better work with and for children. Whether or not you meet 100% of the criteria, we want to hear from you, because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world.

TdH NL is committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation. We continue to learn about intersectional considerations and power distribution within our organisation and our work. We are dedicated to preventing and eradicating any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power, lack of integrity or financial misconduct.

Note: We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us, this includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion at all levels of our work. All offers of employment will therefore be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which include a valid criminal record check, terrorism finance checks, and/or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment.

TdH NL is particularly committed to keeping children and vulnerable individuals safe, and has zero tolerance on (child) abuse. Every TdH NL employee is bound by the TdH NL Code of Conduct that describes the expected behaviour by staff, in particular with regards to Safeguarding children and (young) adults in our programmes. Child safeguarding measures are part of our selection and recruitment process. By submitting your application you accept that TdH NL will conduct such pre-employment screening for successful candidates. TdH NL participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.