Safeguarding Advisor, East Africa, West Africa, And Great Lakes Regions

Safeguarding Advisor, East Africa, West Africa, And Great Lakes Regions
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International Rescue Committee


Safeguarding Advisor, East Africa, West Africa, And Great Lakes Regions

Details of the offer

The Safeguarding Advisor, East Africa, West Africa, and Great Lakes Regions will work under the direct supervision of the Director of Safeguarding. S/he will be responsible for advising and coordinating the effective implementation of IRC’s safeguarding strategy and action plan across IRC’s country programs in East Africa, West Africa, and Great Lakes Regions. This will include: technical advice, capacity building (training, communications), material development, and other forms of direct country support.
As the role covers 19 country programs in the East Africa, West Africa, and Great Lakes Regions, some of this support will be remote. It is anticipated that up to 50% of the Safeguarding Advisor’s time will require travel to country programs

Responsibilities

Support and monitor the implementation of IRC safeguarding strategy for country programs and partners in the East Africa, West Africa, and Great Lakes Regions
Support the roll-out of safeguarding capacity building materials for the East Africa, West Africa, and Great Lakes Regions, including delivery of trainings and other technical support related to safeguarding during field visits

Support development of country-level Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for responding to safeguarding violations, working closely with IRC operations and programs teams on the ground, and in particular with VPRU program leads where those exist

Review and support enhancement of country program and partner complaints response mechanisms for clients relating to any type of alleged misconduct in collaboration with ECU investigation team and Client Responsiveness team

Support and build capacity of Safeguarding Leads and other safeguarding personnel and focal points in the Africa country programs

Coordinate and work with Human Resources, Gender Equality Unit, VPRU, ECU, and other key partners, to develop and implement an enhanced and comprehensive safeguarding approach for the IRC across our country programs in the East Africa, West Africa, and Great Lakes Regions

Represent safeguarding team at public events, regional or country meetings, with donors, and other opportunities as requested

Share good practices, ideas, and materials between country programs, and with HQ for globalization and further sharing
Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 5 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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