Safeguarding Manager(Co)

TITLE:  Safeguarding Manager
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Human Resources    LOCATION: Country Office , Yemen
GRADE: TBC    CONTRACT LENGTH:
Permanent  0
Fixed Term  1 12 months

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:
Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:
Save the Children International is committed to strengthening our Child/Adult Safeguarding work in development and humanitarian settings – with robust mechanisms for prevention, disruption and response, offering support to survivors, promoting a child and adult safe environment, and holding those responsible for abuses to account. Reporting and responding to concerns forms the cornerstone of safeguarding mechanism.

The position holder will be responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of the safeguarding policy includes mandatory requirements that apply to everyone in all aspects of Save the Children’s work, and whether in development programmes or humanitarian and emergency responses with cooperation of the other Safeguarding focal points in all field offices as well to ensure that all programming is designed, implemented and monitored through a Safeguarding lens.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: HR Director
Staff reporting to this post: none

Technical manager: International Child Safeguarding Director
 
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

-    Oversee the implementation of the safeguarding policies in Yemen country office.
-    Guide and support the focal points and safeguarding coordinators in the field offices.
-    Work closely with PDQ, Awards and Operations in terms of safeguarding budget and annual budget plan.
-    Ensure safeguarding annual plan is created, followed and implemented.

Child Safeguarding (50%):

•    Raise awareness on the policy to staff in their field offices with regular/quarterly orientations.
•    Develop capacity building plan for staff and partners and provide on-going mentoring and support
•    Serve as child safeguarding lead focal point for the country office and lead on establishing strong child safeguarding procedures and risk assessment in all programme activities
•    Build capacity of staff and partners in safe programming and CSG risk assessment and mitigation
•    Lead the mapping process to identify and develop Local/Country Child Safeguarding Procedures for reporting and responding to child abuse.
•    Build and maintain relationships with partners and other organisations, including national statutory agencies, to promote the continuous development and monitoring of inter-agency child safeguarding practices.
•    Ensure that the safeguarding mechanisms are in place and are subject to continuous monitoring/review.
•    Oversee and enforce follow-up in order to ensure maximum levels of compliance and competence.
•    Identify and utilise opportunities to integrate safeguarding approaches into all aspects of our work
•    Apply critical analysis to ensure that we live up to our commitment to making Save the Children safe for children by ensuring that programmes are designed in a safe manner, child safeguarding concerns are reported effectively in line with the policy, acting as the country referral point

•    Deliver a suite of mandatory core training workshops as to enable staff with key responsibilities to undertake their roles and mainstream safeguarding functions.
•    Raise Awareness with volunteers and make sure that volunteers have signed, read and understand the policy before resuming their work.
•    Build trackers on staff, volunteers and partners who attended the orientation in monthly basis.
•     Manage CSG budget for their field offices needs and work on that with the field team.
•    Develop capacity building plan for partners and their staff and provide on-going mentoring and support.
•    Work closely with partner CSG focal points in their organizations and provide support when necessary.
•    Establish a reporting mechanism with partners’ organizations and disseminate with staff and beneficiaries.
•    Ensure that all partner staff have signed, read and familiar to the policy.
•    Provide support on projects risk assessment with the partner management upon any project implementation.
•    Upload reports via Datix and ensuring safeguarding concerns are reported effectively in line with the policy.
•    Review cases lessons learned, gaps identified and track implementation.
•    Work closely with SCI programme managers on project risk assessments.
•    Attend project kick-off meetings and ensure that child safeguarding policy is embedded as a mandatory part in the project plan.
•    Monitoring the policy implementation in all projects and make sure children are aware on how to report concerns.
•    Regular field visits to the project sites and provide report/assessment on the visit.
•    Raise awareness within the beneficiaries on the policy and the reporting mechanism.
•    Strengthen the capacity of HR in delivering CSG Inductions and ensure Safe Recruitment.
•    Responsible for issuing visibility materials related to CSG.
•    Oversee and enforce follow-up in order to ensure maximum levels of compliance and competence.
•    Identify and utilise opportunities to integrate safeguarding approaches into all aspects of our work
•    Ensure that concerns are followed up safely, effectively and efficiently and to the required standards.
•    Support staff to take proactive steps to ensure that all programming activity identifies the potential risks and works to eliminate and mitigate those risks.

Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) 25%:
•    In consultation with all levels of the organization, especially HR departments and safeguarding coordinators, support the process of improving prevention of SEA through HR policy and practices, including PSEA standards into induction materials and training courses for SCI employees and related personnel.
•    Supporting employees with guidance on best practice community-based complaints mechanisms.
•    Support employees to have in place effective and consistent monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for PSEA.
•    Develop capacity building plan for partners and their staff and provide on-going mentoring and support.
•    Raise awareness on the policy to staff in their field offices with regular/quarterly orientations.
•    Raise awareness within the beneficiaries on the policy.
•    Ensure that concerns are followed up safely, effectively and efficiently and to the required standards

Anti-Harassment and Bullying Policy 25%:
•    Responsible for adherence to Safeguarding protocols, procedures and policy pertaining to SCI
•    Responsible for reporting and feeding back on all Harassment, Bullying and sexual harassment cases.
•    Play a role as a focal point and ensure a better work place environment.
•    Lead and Investigate on Anti-Harassment cases.
•    Ensure material and posters on combatting anti-harassment and bullying policy.
•    Build Capacity of staff on Anti – Harassment and bullying policy in the field office.

 

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
Accountability:
•    holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
•    holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
Ambition:
•    sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
•    widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
•    future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
Collaboration:
•    builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
•    values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
•    approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Creativity:
•    develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
•    willing to take disciplined risks.
Integrity:
•    honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
QUALIFICATIONS  
Bachelor degree in social science or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
•    Experience in child protection/child safeguarding practice in humanitarian setting
•     2 – 3 years experience in relevant management with organisations working with vulnerable communities and children
•    Familiar with Protection/Safeguarding or Human Resource to achieve policy change
•    Experience of planning and undertaking training programmes/workshops in child protection/safeguarding at a range of levels (e.g. field workers, managers, senior managers and decision makers)
•    Excellent verbal communication and report writing skills in English and Arabic language
•    Excellent presentation skills
•    Demonstrable commitment to Children’s Rights
•    Ability to manage and maximise the benefits of cultural diversity
•    Self-sufficient, proactive self-motivating work styles
•    Ability to provide long distance support and establish supportive relationships and networks
•    Ability to deliver results against demanding timetables and in the face of competing demands
•    Ability to travel and work within challenging environments

Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Equal Opportunities
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
Child Safeguarding:
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.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

 

 

 

 

Job description:

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Date advertised: 17 Feb 2021

Closing date: 3 Mar 2021 - 23:59 +03

Location: Sanaa, Yemen

Department: Child Safeguarding

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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