CHILD SAFEGUARDING OFFICER

 

 

 

 

 

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3: the role 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 in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The role holder will be responsible for delivering high quality, accessible and reliable support, guidance and capacity to emergency/humanitarian response teams and country offices in order to challenge and encourage engagement as we progress full implementation of the Child Safeguarding Policy and procedures

Will receive safeguarding referrals and coordinate a procedure which addresses and prioritises the needs of those affected by liaising with statutory agencies. 

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to:  Field Manager 

Scope of role: Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered in support of Government of Tanzania priorities and policies both directly and through local partners.  Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, nutrition, HIV/TB and emergency response.  We currently have an operational presence in Dodoma and Singida, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe and Kigoma and we work through partners in other parts of the country.

Dimensions:

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Child Safeguarding:
  • Identify and address training needs of staff and stakeholders in humanitarian response in relation to keeping children safe
  • Coordinate CSG capacity building and mobilise project staff, incentive workers, partners and other stakeholders to undergo training in Child Safeguarding issues through formal and refresher sessions, discussion of case studies etc.
  • Train and support the CSG Focal Points, project coordinators in the fulfilment of their respective CSG and protection responsibilities
  • Develop and prepare materials for all Child Safeguarding related trainings
  • Assist on organizing, facilitation of child safeguarding training for project staff, volunteers, beneficiaries, stakeholders and partners.
  • Facilitate translation of material, editing and follow up of publication products.
  • Develop child safe guarding messages for various groups of stakeholders and facilitate publication.
  • Conduct risk assessment of sectors, projects and partners in collaboration with respective contacts and focal points of the country program.
  • Compile partners’ activity documents, analyze partners risk assessment result and support on identified gap.
  • Conduct proposal risk assessment, design mitigation plan and develop financial activity plan.
  • Compile and develop report of field child safeguarding activities with coordination of focal points. Assist sectors on reviewing of proposals on child safeguarding lenses for to ensure safe program is implemented.
  • Facilitate and compile mapping of service provides at all field office to ensure reported cases are referred to relevant stakeholders.
  • Facilitate children participation for the development of child safeguarding, code of conduct and input for the review to strengthen CSG practice and integration in staff and project activities
  • Organize learning forum on child safeguarding practices at different level.- schools and CFS etc
  • Coordinate employees trained in TOT and ensure that they are implementing strong child safeguarding systems to partners and the organization at large
  • Provide technical guidance on Child Safeguarding to CSF focal persons, partners and other key stakeholders including consultants
  • Conduct supervision and monitoring visits to the field for quality assurance
  • Develop CSG activity reports and trainings plans and share with all focal persons for implementation.
  • Maintain all CSG reports and file appropriately
  • Maintain clear records of number of staff, partners, volunteers, incentive workers and other parties trained in Child Safeguarding
  • Coordinate with the MEAL area (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning), the evaluation processes for the compliance of indicators of safe programming.

 

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Competencies and values

Respect, integrity, diversity, commitment to excellence, adaptability, able to perform under stress, innovation, building relationships, communicating effectively, coaching and mentoring, facilitating change, developing teams, initiating action, strategic decision making, planning and organizing, leading through vision and mission and a personal commitment to children’s development and protection.

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 others to do the same

Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

Future orientated, thinks strategically

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A University degree in the social sciences or relevant subject, at least five years in capacity building and technical assistance provision to Government, NGOs/CBOs;
  • Experience in child protection/child safeguarding practice; including work and vulnerable children and managing issues.
  • In depth understanding of children’s issues in Tanzania, demonstrable commitment to Children’s Rights, coordinated care, case management and, child development processes and practices in Tanzania;
  • Good data management, data analysis skills;
  • Ability to communicate complete and sensitive information to a wide and diverse audience
  • Ability to foster and maintain strategic alliances across multiple stakeholders;
  •  Strong experience and ability to facilitate training to a diverse audience (in terms of education, language ability…)
  • Willingness to travel to and work in hard-to-reach areas; computer literacy and excellent documentation and report writing skills in English are a must;
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Experience on assisting on development of local procedure, manual, guidance on child safeguarding.
  • Experience on facilitation and coordination of training and workshop.
  • Experience in conducting assessment, monitoring and report writing.
  • Good experience in planning, coordinating and implementing work activities 
  • Practical experience in the participation of children on the intervention of program activities.
  • Strong computer skills, including the use of email, internet and applications for design and publication.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Very good skill in communication, report writing and facilitation
  • Good team player

 

Location: Kibondo, Tanzania

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Tuesday 21 August 2018

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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