Ended Safeguarding Manager

The Job

Safeguarding ManagerLocation: Country Office

Position Objectives:

The purpose of the role is to lead and manage the external and internal Advocacy, Campaigns, Communications and Media work for the Yemen country office including the advocacy strategy development and implementation as a prioritized Category 1 response, supporting the priority programmatic areas, such as Child Protection, Health and Nutrition, Food Security, Education in Emergencies, and humanitarian space/operational space issues.  The role will support the Senior Management Team in risk mapping, mitigation and management on issues identified as most relevant for the CO, and develop policy analysis and strategic planning in response to those issues.

As it is a humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work 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 programmers 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.

outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS AND  EXPERIENCE

Bachelor degree in social science or equivalent.

  • 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

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 realize 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.

We are looking for both men and women from Yemen with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children and to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Save the Children International seeks to always be a child safe organization through fulfilling its obligations to the community and through programme implementation carried out by the organization for safeguarding children and to improve the living standards of the child.”

How to Apply

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  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 18 February 2021
  • Deadline: 4 March 2021
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