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Safeguarding Coordinator at Save the Children

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00

Save the Children

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Opportunity

Save the Children International is inviting applications from suitably qualified personnel to fill the position of Safeguarding Coordinator. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Human Resources, Safeguarding and Administration (HRSAD), the post holder is expected to ensure the child safeguarding and PSEA standard practices in humanitarian and development programs within Save the Children’s work in Malawi.

She/he will be responsible for contextualizing child safeguarding and PSEA policies/materials ; identify needs and facilitate training for various groups; conduct safeguarding risk assessment of projects followed by development and implementation of mitigation plans; receive and managing reported child safeguarding and PSEA concerns; ensure mechanisms of communicating and reporting safeguarding messages/concerns are established; establishes friendly and convenient reporting mechanisms for beneficiaries; organize different learning forums on child safeguarding and PSEA practices. She /he is also responsible on monitoring of standard practices of sectors across all location, reporting, data maintaining, share learning.  Furthermore, she/he will be responsible to travel to field offices and assist field offices and country office to ensure compliances are meet through incorporating safe programming practices in all program cycle.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Contextualizes child safeguarding and PSEA policies, local reporting procedure, guideline, training manuals, publication and related tools with the country local context for staff beneficiaries and partners.
  • Organizes and facilitates child safeguarding and PSEA awareness for staff, volunteers, beneficiaries and other representatives including partners
  • Identifies high-risk programs, conduct risk assessment, identifies mitigation strategies, monitors and updates the status on the identified risk in collaboration with program managers and focal persons at field level.
  • Prepares and coordinates on implementation of annual safeguarding plan
  • Organizes annual child safeguarding focal persons and Champions meeting to share learnings.
  • Organizes learning forums on child safeguarding and PSEA practices at different level.
  • Share updated child safeguarding and PSEA messages and reporting procedures to child safeguarding focal persons at field offices in creative as its suits to the tradition and language of the intended target groups. This includes development and communicating  safeguarding tips for staff and partners on monthly and quarterly bases creatively and proactively
  • Ensures system is in place for reporting, responding and appropriate support of child safeguarding and PSEA cases based on available the local procedure and global guidance on abuse and exploitation.
  • Ensures and supports that all focal point persons based in the field take concrete actions to reinforce Safeguarding at the field level through frequent monitoring visits to field offices and project locations
  • Receives child safeguarding and PSEA concern reports and facilitate the case management.
  • Follow up on volunteer recruitment process of projects and ensure the proper documentation are kept in the data base/record in collaboration with HR and project manager.
  • Assess partner capacity on safeguarding, develop partner capacity building plans and technically support the partner on safeguarding processes including delivering safeguarding training. Ensure Partner reporting protocols are in place and provide training to Partner focal persons at field office level and all data are tracked and recorded
  • Conduct focus group discussion with children and adult beneficiaries on safe programming and reporting.
  • Ensuring staff, partners, beneficiaries & representatives access to guidance and support, communicating “keeping children and adult beneficiaries safe” messages
  • Ensures child participation policy/ guideline is in place and adhered to make sure children participation in events, media and communication technology do not put children at risk.
  • Organizes safe programming training for program/project managers and partners’ focal persons and improving the safe programming approach across our projects. Support to identify potential risks to children in all project activities and events, working with program teams to plan mitigating measures and work with relevant line managers to assign staff to be responsible for the implementation and action plans
  • Work closely with the field MEAL team to fully integrate identification of safeguarding issues into SCI- field office accountability mechanism
  • Creates tracker for risk assessment of projects, periodically monitored the status and generate reports for program managers and SLT update
  • Compiles partners support documents, analyzes partner risk child safeguarding and PSEA assessment result and support on identified and addressing gaps.
  • Participate on the kick off meetings and related forums and networks to ensure that safeguarding risks are carefully understood and mitigation plans are put in place.
  • Compile and submit monthly report on child safeguarding and PSEA activities to regional child safeguarding director through the CO HRSAD
  • Upload the safeguarding complaints and concern report on DATIX and update on follow up information and case closure including development of TORs, follow up of investigations through the HRSAD and CD as appropriate participate on the investigation of child safeguarding and PSEA reported concerns
  • Support the field offices in providing overall leadership and oversight to the implementation of the safeguarding policy and action plan
  • Closely work with proposal development unit to design mitigation activities and budget plan for identified risk
  • The role holder may be required to carry out additional duties as requested by the line manager

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Minimum of Bachelor Degree in social sciences and five years proven experience on child protection, education, social work, child safeguarding and other related filed.
  • Experience on facilitation and coordination of trainings and workshops
  • Working directly with children and youth
  • Experience on child safeguarding and PSEA
  • Experience in conducting project risk assessment, monitoring and report writing
  • Managing high work load and divers demands
  • Practical experience on child participation on the intervention of program activities.
  • Strong computer skills, including the use of email, internet and Microsoft office
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Desirable

  • Experience working in humanitarian response programs
  • Skill on illustration design and publication
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Good understanding on national laws and procedures

Location: Lilongwe

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

 

 

 

ABOUT US

The Organization
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:· No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
· All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
· Violence against children is no longer tolerated 

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Method Of Application

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/jobs We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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