ActionAid Global SHEA and Safeguarding Lead Jobs in Kenya

ActionAid Global SHEA and Safeguarding Lead Jobs in Kenya

Role Overview

  • The Global SHEA (Safety Health and Environmental Affairs) and Safeguarding Lead provides specialist leadership to the organization in the development and implementation of strategies, policies and procedures to prevent and protect staff and programme partners and rights holders from sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by ActionAid International (AAI) employees and representatives.

    The role:

  • Manages a global team of SHEA and Safeguarding experts x 2 staff

  • Provides professional advice and capacity building across the Federation so that safeguarding is embedded everywhere e.g including Safeguarding in country planning, working with senior leaders across the Federation, ensuring that Safeguarding protocols and tools are developed and rolled out that are legally compliant and in line with global best practice and ActionAid’s feminist approach.

  • Oversees a Federation-wide network of SHEA and Safeguarding Focal Points including training and wider capacity building

  • Ensures strong creation and maintenance of global SHEA and Safeguarding policies

  • Develop and maintain strategy on Safeguarding for the Federation

  • Oversees investigations into allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse and develops and maintain safe, survivor centred, and feminist case management approach to Safeguarding cases.

  • Supports AAI to develop a strong risk management approach to SHEA and Safeguarding (including incorporating Safeguarding into organizational risk registers and reporting to Risk oversight committees)

  • Ensures that leadership and the AAI Board have strong oversight over SHEA and Safeguarding by providing regular updates to the board (e.g reporting to Board Committees) and providing wider capacity building (e.g training the leadership team, the Board)

    Areas of Responsibilities

    Strategic Impact and contribution

  • Contributes to the general fundraising team development and the federation-wide fundraising community of practice with senior humanitarian fundraising expertise and experience.

  • Identifies opportunities and undertakes specific follow-up actions in conjunction with ActionAid’s strategic global allies such as the Feminist Humanitarian Network (FHN), ActionAid country teams and in coordination with regional country support structures in order to strengthen donor relationships as the basis for resource mobilisation.

  • Works with countries, funding teams, ActionAid humanitarian partners and allies to support that innovative ideas, good practice examples, case studies etc. are used to showcase for funding opportunities.

  • Supports identified countries to develop humanitarian fundraising strategies when required, in collaboration with the humanitarian fundraising delegation as appropriate. Undertake initiatives to build donor understanding of ActionAid’s approach and priorities in humanitarian engagements.

    System, Policies and Procedures, and Product Management

  • Lead in the development of policies, tools, systems and structures to support SHEA and Safeguarding across AAI and lead on the promotion of our feminist and survivor centred approach

  • Ensure that appropriate targets, objectives and actions are set to implement organizational safeguarding policies.

  • Drive planning and Assurance processes on safeguarding work and feed into internal processes e.g Assurance, annual reporting

  • Keep abreast of developments and discussions on safeguarding both inside and outside the organisation, to support the development of safeguarding work at ActionAid

  • Design and deliver training, awareness raising and other capacity building activities for staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders

  • Research and develop innovative approaches to countering sexual exploitation and abuse e.g survivor centred and feminist approaches

  • Contribute to AAI’s risk management processes and work with colleagues to incorporate best practice into risk and control activities.

    Issue Resolutions, Crisis/Risk Management

  • Track and record country level work on safeguarding, reviewing progress reports & statistics and following up if gaps against the policies are noted

  • Develop high quality monitoring & evaluation reports on ActionAid’s responses to safeguarding for relevant senior leaders, capturing and resolving issues and challenges

  • Oversee all
    cases of SHEA and Safeguarding

  • Ensure learning on safeguarding from across the Federation is incorporated into ongoing operationalisation of policies

  • Support AAI’s risk, assurance and compliance work to ensure Safeguarding is embedded and there is a holistic approach to risk management

    Communications, Influencing, and Coordination

  • Coordinate, support and ensure the consistency of country strategic and annual planning on safeguarding for countries. Provide information, advice and expertise in the field of work, in line with the priorities identified

  • Represent ActionAid externally in relevant activities and events on safeguarding and ensure relevant country-level representation.

  • Advise country/hub SHEA and Safeguarding Focal Points on Safeguarding e.g the development of required resources (tools, systems &structures)

    People Management

  • Manage the global SHEA and Safeguarding Team to deliver strong work on SHEA and Safeguarding

  • Manages a global team of experts on SHEA and Safeguarding

  • Conduct probation and ongoing performance management according to HR timelines to ensure high performing staff

  • Continue to embed a team culture that is committed to ActionAid’s values and feminist approach

  • Maintain regular contact with safeguarding focal points in countries on implementation progress, offering guidance and support

  • Support AAI’s commitment to feminist leadership principles at all times

  • Support AAI’s commitment to be a people centred organisation with a strong and safe organisational culture

    Person Specifications

    Education and Qualifications

  • Preferably a Master or Bachelor degree in Human Rights, Child Protection or relevant field.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English. An additional language would be an advantage.

    Essential Experience

  • Demonstrated and extensive experience, progressively responsible, working in safeguarding /PSEA, women/child protection programming or other related areas

  • Demonstrated experience managing a team and/or managing a network

  • Experience of handling complex investigations in a confidential and sensitive manner.

  • Extensive experience in building strong safeguarding and women/child protection systems and in delivering services to communities, including in emergencies

  • Demonstrated experience to assess and analyse risks, staff members emotional, psychological and developmental needs

  • Proven experience and ability to design and deliver training.

  • Competencies on monitoring and evaluating safeguarding mechanisms.

  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in and ability to influence key decision makers and build a network within an organisation.

  • Excellent experience of presenting complex information in a succinct and compelling manner

  • Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work flexible hours in the event of emergencies.

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate influence and coach at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.

  • Commitment to ActionAid’s values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Safeguarding policies and Code of Conduct.

    Essential Knowledge

  • Demonstrated and extensive knowledge of Safeguarding and the INGO sector.

    Essential skills

  • People management, including managing a team that is exposed to trauma.

  • Demonstrated experience to assess and analyse risks, staff members emotional, psychological and developmental needs.

    Language requirements

  • Fluency in English is essential.

  • Capability in other languages e.g Arabic, French, Spanish, Swahili desired.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ActionAid Global SHEA and Safeguarding Lead Jobs in Kenya

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