Save The Children

Senior HR Coordinator (Safeguarding)

Save The Children

Job Description

  Safeguarding is an organisational priority as we strive to make Save the Children transparent and Safe for children and adults associated with SCI. The purpose of this role is to ensure Safeguarding (of both children and adult) policies are institutionalised in SCI and among partner organisaitons throughout our technical programme and operational work. This includes ensuring total compliance of the policy by all Save the Children staff, partners and representatives. The position holder is responsible to establish and maintain Safeguarding systems, quality standards and practices within the organisation (SCI- CO) and partner led programmings. The position holder will be responsible to orient on safeguarding frameworks, undertake safeguarding risk assessment under each project, conduct integrated safeguarding assessment, build the capacity of the safeguarding focal person in the field offices and in partner offices. The incumbent will combine elements of Capacity Building and monitoring whilst enforcing compliance and accountability, management, and aspects of advocacy. S/he will be responsible to focus and drive on Safeguarding endeavours during humanitarian and developmental context. It includes capturing, sharing and evaluating lesson learnt on Safeguarding, gathering evidence and data on Safeguarding issues to strengthen programming and advocacy.

The position holder will also be involved in conducting Safeguarding investigations. S/he will be responsible to build the capacity of the SCI staffs and partner organisations in conducting Safeguarding investigation, conduct Safeguarding Audits and also provide management response on Safeguarding Audits conducted by internal and external auditors. S/he will represent SCI - Country Office in relevant national networks and working groups.

The role may be required to lead global Safeguarding initiatives implemented in the Country Office. In the event of major humanitarian Emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile, including travel to humanitarian settings as a part of the response or investigation and work under varying working hours in response to humanitarian needs.

Key Responsibilities:

Safeguarding Compliance
  • Ensure Safeguarding policies, practices and standards are oriented and applied throughout the organisation.
  • Ensure Safeguarding mechanisms are in place and are subject to continuous monitoring/review
  • Ensure Child Safeguarding risks are understood and effectively managed by programs in the CO and in field offices
  • Undertake clear, strong advocacy in line with the Safeguarding Policy and its inclusion in the programs and operations at all levels across the country office; utilising all appropriate internal platforms and events in order to raise awareness, challenge complacency and increase commitment.
  • Identify the Safeguarding risk across the organisation and programs and develop a mitigation plan
  • Develop annual Safeguarding plans and ensure if implementation
  • Implement findings of Safeguarding audit's management reports through action plan
  • Collaborate with Senior Management Team and key teams to monitor and implement Safeguarding policy and to ensure that Child Safeguarding is integrated in all systems. Take Safeguarding issues as a standing agenda for SMT
  • Ensure Safeguarding concerns are reported effectively in line with policies and procedures
  • Ensure Referral mechanisms are in place
Safer Programming
  • Identify potential risks to children in all the project activities including, work with programme teams to plan mitigating measures and assign staff to be responsible for the implementation.
  • Ensure that a Child Safeguarding and adult Safeguarding approach is mainstreamed through programme Design, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ensure that the tools and resources is made available to managers in the relevant languages and that they know how to access support and guidance.
  • Mainstreaming Safeguarding in Partner Organisation
  • Develop and implement plan to mainstream Safeguarding (Child and Adult) standards with Save the Children partner organisations, in Coordination with the Project managers, Field Associate Director and Partnerships Director
  • Work closely with partner organisations to develop and implement Safeguarding (Child and Adult) procedures
  • Plan and deliver Training Programs on Safeguarding for partner staff with a strong focus on emergency/Humanitarian Response
  • Review and strengthen Safeguarding systems within partner organisations, planning and delivering training programs accordingly.
Capacity Building
  • Design and facilitate trainings/ orientation/refreshers to staffs, partner staffs and representatives on SCI Zero tolerance policies. Conduct on-going refresher training.
  • Ensure all the staffs have timely taken mandatory Safeguarding trainings, KPIs are met and is reported to ARO within deadline.
  • Design, develop and conduct training on investigation, Safeguarding assessments and contextualized training and support to staff involved in providing accommodation and care to an unaccompanied minors.
  • Build the capacity of the Safeguarding focal persons inappropriately identifying, responding to, and reporting and investigations on safeguarding concerns.
  • Ensure all visitiors and representatives are briefed and comply with the Safeguarding policy.
  • Coach and support program based in the field as well as partners in order to improve Child Safeguarding practices.
  • Strengthen the capacity of HR to deliver Safer recruitment, induction and mainstreaming Safeguarding in the organisation.
Reporting and Investigation
  • Ensure timely reporting of cases to the HR/Admin Director, CD and on DATIX
  • Keep all reports and cases confidentially recorded
  • Manage cases online and offline and ensure that all cases are managed within the set deadlines
  • Support HR and Admin Director or lead when Director is unavailable on investigations on safeguarding, code of conduct and on preparing initial and final report.
  • Follow-up on recommendations and plan of action and keep the tracker updated
  • Carry out Safeguarding investigation once the concerns are reported
  • Provide orientation and support to the Investigation Committees in consultation with the HR/Admin Director
  • Ensure that concerns are followed up safely, effectively, efficiently and confidentially to required standards.
  • Participate in SCI Global and Regional webinars and implement global initiatives on Child Safeguarding, Safegaruding and PSEA across both humanitarian and development settings.
  • Act as an ambassador for Child Safeguarding and Safeguarding at all times
  • Develop materials to promote CS within the Country Office and its programmes.
Qualifications and experience

  • Masters' degree in related field (Preferably in Law or Human Rights)
  • 5 years experience (3 years for GSI group*) in relevant field
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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information

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.

Closing Date for Application: 07 February 2021

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.

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