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About Terre des hommes (Tdh) Foundation:

Terre des hommes Lausanne (Tdh) is a Swiss child welfare foundation, providing assistance and protection to vulnerable population worldwide. Tdh has been working in Afghanistan since 1995 and carry out projects related to Child Protection, Access to Justice, Mother and Child Health and Livelihood Programs in Kabul, Herat & Nangarhar provinces.

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of the project officer The animator is responsible for identification of most vulnerable children for PSS activities and live saving activities as per defined selection criteria, with  close collaboration of  the social worker , by carrying out recreational ,Psychosocial activities with childern and adolescents on chid protection.

The children with specific needs are referred to the social workers.

Non formal education carried out with children base on a proper plan and teaching methodology.
PSS activities are carried out with all registered children
Keeping good coordination with social workers and community mobilizers for better implemention of the activities.
Children preparation for school integration particular for children in non formal education.
The beneficiaries are well aware about Tdh and IDP project and its activities.
Make sure during the beneficiaries selection the percentage of 45% returnees: 35 % IDP, 20% HC are considered.

Main responsibilities :

Maintain good relation with communities and be sensitive about the communities’ cultures and tradition.
Identify the outdoor and indoor games for all category  of children and adolescents properly.
Take part to procure good quality of materials relevant to PSS , Literacy and non-formal educational  activities.
Identification  of proper and secure places   with close coordination of social workers  and  community elders to organize PSS activities.
Regular visit to the targeted villages for conducting PSS   activities.
Ensure that all the child protection activities in line with Child Protection Minimum standard CPMS
Build the capacity to raise awareness on child’s rights and child protection issues to children
Design and implement recreational and psychosocial support (PSS) activities, actively involving children and adolescents (with a strong focus on child’s specific needs and vulnerabilities)
The children in PSS , educational activities  with specific needs are referred to social workers on regular bases.
Ensure that children get all necessary support during the activities and that rules and discipline are set up in a positive and constructive way
Prepare activities plan/schedule and arrange materials needed for the activities on regular bases.
Collect information (attendance sheets, questionnaires, etc.) and report identified cases of children with specific needs/extremely vulnerable children are referred to the social workers
Keeping regular recording   the lessons learned and  case stories  and report them to the regional manager to be considered in the donor reporting.
Attend all required internal and external trainings and meetings properly.
Report on a weekly basis to the line manager on the progress of his/her activities.
Perform any other identical duty as assigned by line supervisor
Warmly receive children when they come to the activities
Make sure to have enough recreational , educational materials at the center and create local materials for smooth and adopted PSS , educational activities with chidren in the center.
Be careful not to offend any child in the course of your work ( do no harm)
Data collection and maintenance of records on the children database and shared with Data clerk.
“Animation:Organize the children by age groups and implement the activities according to their needs:
Creative/arts activities, including drama, music and handicrafts and aid materials creation,
Educational activities, lessons how to behave in a group and in society with respect of the others and oneself as well as on child rights and child duties,
Activities with a psychosocial aim, which includes organized and free games and sports,
Expressive activities, i.e. small group discussions on children’s concerns (in collaboration with the Social Workers),
Preparation of the children to be integrated into formal schools particularly for children in non-formal educational whose age is from 7 to 13 years.

Job Requirements:
  • Minimum 12th class graduation, Bachelor degree is an asset.
  • 3 years’ experience of working in related field
  • Fluency in local languages Dari, Pashto
  • Past experience working with the children
  • Aptitude to work in volatile settings and willingness to visit the field on a daily basis
  • Excellent  knowledge of the region and its cultural aspects
  • Excellent networking skills and ability to communicate with various stakeholders
  • Capability to take initiatives and excellent negotiation skills
  • Good in report writing
  • Well understanding of Afghanistan context
Submission Guideline:

Qualified & Interested candidates should send their Application Letter & CV to both addresses ( & cc clearly mentioning the vacancy number and post title in the subject line of the email, otherwise your application will not be considered for further process.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for written test or interview.


Tdh’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protect children’s rights, which includes the prevention of all forms of child abuse.

Tdh is an equal opportunity employer.

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