Social Safeguarding Manager for Afghanistan (preferably women candidates)

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 27 September 2019

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ob Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Employment type: Contractual (one year with possibility to extend further based on performance and availability of funds)

We are looking, on behalf of our client, a non-profit organization, for a Safeguarding Manager based in Afghanistan. The Safeguarding Manager is expected to be the focal point for Safeguarding coordinates and advise on strengthening the organisation’s capacity to develop and implement safeguarding policies, procedures and measures which meet international standards and are locally relevant. This position is reportable to the Country Representative and closely works with the Heads of all programmes and departments, Managers of Education programme, donor and relevant ministries.

Educational Requirements:

  • Masters degree in Gender Studies or any relevant discipline of Social Science

Required Competencies:

  • Excellent understanding of the scope of safeguarding and particular challenges in supporting organisations to implement safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Organisation Development techniques which support departments, management and staff to implement change
  • Proven experience of capacity building of staff and other stakeholders using participatory facilitation methods
  • Ability to take necessary action/work under pressure
  • Proven experience of capacity building of staff and other stakeholders using participatory facilitation methods.
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural team
  • Must be a confident communicator and presenter with excellent written and spoken English

Experience Requirements:

  • At least 7 to 10 years of comprehensive experience on safeguarding related issues e.g. child safeguarding or prevention of Sexual Exploitation and abuse preferably in humanitarian context, including experience of working in complex context like Afghanistan
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience on addressing diversity and inequality issues within the workplace and programming
  • Experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines on safeguarding
  • Work experience in Afghanistan context
  • Due to the specific nature of the job women applicants are preferred, otherwise we strive for diversity
  • Candidates of neighboring Muslim Countries are preferred

Key Responsibilities:

A. Contribute in Developing the NGO’s safeguarding policy and procedures

  • Provide inputs in developing and reviewing of the NGO’s safeguarding policy and procedures so that the full scope of safeguarding includes safeguarding staff, children and communities
  • Advise departments of the NGO in Afghanistan on how to strengthen their departmental policies and procedures so that safeguarding is reflected where appropriate

B. Support the Senior Management Team to strengthen the organisational culture for safeguarding

  • Work with the Senior Management Team to identify the current organisational culture, aspirations for a culture which supports safeguarding and how this can be realised through leadership and organisational development

C. Coordinate the implementation of safeguarding measures to meet policy and procedures requirements

  • Support departments to risk assess and develop mitigation actions to strengthen departmental systems and processes for safeguarding
  • Develop, and provide support to programmes teams to use, tools and approaches for designing and delivering safe programmes across all sectors
  • Support programmes and M&E teams to incorporate a specific safeguarding component into MEAL activities

D. Design and deliver training programmes for staff and support relevant departments to deliver training to their stakeholders

  • Design training interventions and accompanying materials to build the capacity of staff, children, communities and other stakeholders on safeguarding
  • Deliver training to key target groups and provide support to programmes and other departments

E. Work with the relevant teams to establish Community Complaints Mechanisms

  • Support programmes teams to consult children and communities on how they would like to report concerns of harm and abuse to children and adults in the community caused in the organisation
  • Ensure Community Complaints Mechanisms across all programmes effectively integrate
  • reporting on harm and abuse to children and adults in the community caused in the organisation
  • Ensure that reporting/referrals to formal authorities is part of the reporting mechanisms so that concerns can be reported or referred safely
  • Develop tools and mechanisms for monitoring the effectiveness of the Community Complaints Mechanisms

F. Establish an effective reporting mechanism within the organisation for reporting on workplace safeguarding issues

  • Support HR to ensure that the reporting mechanism within the organisation for reporting on workplace safeguarding issues is effective and that staff are confident to use
  • Act as a reporting point for all safeguarding reports

G. Support the country safeguarding committee to investigate safeguarding concerns

  • Support senior management to establish a safeguarding committee which will lead on investigations of safeguarding concerns
  • Act as case manager for investigations, liaising with the committee and assigned investigators
  • Monitor the progress of all cases.

H. Network as appropriate to strengthen safeguarding work

  • Develop and maintain working partnership with the Line Ministry e.g. Ministry of Education, Ministry of Women and Child Affairs concerned departments and relevant child rights focused organisations and networks for joint programming and represent the NGO to external audience and networks in the areas of safeguarding.

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