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Child Labour Programme Trainee
Terre des hommes Fondation (TDH)
Domaine Humanitaire
Type Stage
Lieu Lausanne
Taux 100 %

In the context of the 2017-2020 strategic plan, Terre des Hommes decided to intensify its efforts to fight exploitation of children by work. The recently launched Child Labour Program is the main actor in achieving this goal, and puts a special focus on the value chain of large companies.

To join the forming team, we are looking for a:

Child Labour Programme Trainee

Terre des hommes is the leading Swiss child relief agency, committed to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable children. With an activity volume of CHF 80 million, we operate in more than 30 countries, with over a 100 development and emergency projects impacting more than 2 million beneficiaries. Our overall staff is over 1,600 people, 130 of them based in our headquarters in Lausanne.

Every year, Terre des hommes provides assistance to approximately 90,000 child victims of labour exploitation. Most of these children can be found working in the fields, mines and quarries or as domestic servants and street beggars. However, many are also the victims of exploitation in the value chain of big multinational companies.

Work conditions:

Activity rate : 100%

Length of internship : ideally 9 months (at least 6 months)

Salary : 1’500 CHF

Starting date : 1st February 2018


In your internship, you will report to the Head of Child Labour Programme. In close collaboration, you will support the development and implementation programme’s initiatives.

Main tasks:

  • Keep collaborators on the field informed on the topic of child labour, and provide technical support as needed
  • Carry out research and analysis connected to child labour, develop and maintain a database of information for the programme, and keep it up-to-date (projects, reports, studies, meetings notes )
  • Contribute to the coordination of the global advocacy campaigns on child labour (e.g. « Child Labour Report 2019»
  • Support the internal coordination and communication (e.g. Innovation projects, Child Protection Hub)
  • Draft and edit documents: contribute to strategic and operational work in written form
  • Prepare presentations, organize events and meetings, and carry out administrative tasks
  • Enlarge the programme’s network, take part in relevant meetings, prepare reports, update and discuss outcomes with Head of Programme
  • Provide further administrative and organizational support as required.

Your profile:

  • Master’s degree in international relations, human rights, preferably with a focus on children’s rights
  • Understanding of the SDG and advocacy, the Decent Work Agenda, knowledge of ILO Conventions, or the Conventions on the Right of the Child would be an asset
  • Experience in child protection would be an asset
  • Innovative mindset
  • Analytical mindset and good reporting skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and quick-learning attitude
  • Good grounds for office IT (Excel, Word, Power Point) and internet navigation & search skills
  • Knowledge of any design tools (Adobe Creative Cloud or similar) would be an asset
  • Fluency in English is an absolute must, and operational working knowledge of French is required.


We will only consider complete online applications corresponding to the required profile. Your application must include a complete CV and a covering letter, sent over  

If you are not shortlisted, your file will be destroyed, according to the rules on data protection.

If you face difficulties in applying online, please contact our HR department:

Terre des hommes provides equal working conditions for men and women. Furthermore, for candidates with equivalent qualifications and for positions with responsibilities, applications from women are strongly encouraged. The recruitment and selection procedures of Terre des hommes reflect our commitment for child security and protection.

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Terre des hommes Fondation (TDH)
Av. de Montchoisi 15
1006 Lausanne (Vaud)