Christian Aid Safeguarding Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

Christian Aid Safeguarding Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria



Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future.


Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.


Responsibilities


  • Ensure that Christian Aid’s global safeguarding policy and procedure is adhered to at Country level
  • Ensure that all new recruits (staff, consultants and volunteers) are given a thorough safeguarding induction prior to commencing field work
  • Deliver training on safeguarding for staff, consultants, volunteers and partners on a regular basis to ensure they are able to recognize abuses and know to respond and report them
  • Keep a record of who has received training on our corporate learning system
  • Attend relevant workshops and obtain learning from across the sector in your region
  • To maintain safeguarding as a standing agenda item at team meetings and facilitate regular opportunities to discuss concerns about practice within teams to help develop a safe working environment and an open and supportive management culture.
  • Discuss any concerns with the People Function/Country Manager that recruitment processes may not be taking safeguarding issues into consideration
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that awareness is regularly raised amongst communities we work with to ensure they understand safeguarding issues the behaviors they should expect of representatives of Christian Aid and how they can give feedback and complaints confidentially
  • Work with programme managers / staff to ensure that programmes where we directly implement are integrating safeguarding into all activities so as to prevent (or address) a situation where people may be put at risk of harm, abuse or exploitation due to the way the project/programme is designed or implemented
  • Ensure that constructive links are maintained with relevant stakeholders and external agencies, including concerned government departments
  • Be a point of contact and signpost to both internal and external support services for survivors of abuse
  • Work with relevant colleagues on storing safeguarding information & beneficiary data, securely both in paper and electronic formats
    Translate key safeguarding documents & processes into local languages
  • Conduct professional, sensitive and confidential safeguarding investigations into alleged breaches of the organisational code of conduct in liaison with the Safeguarding Manager.


    Requirements


  • The post holder will be the focal point for safeguarding policy and procedure implementation in the country of operation and for updating it in response to changes in local legislation in liaison with the Safeguarding Manager.
  • It will investigate issues coming out of the application of our policies in liaison with the Safeguarding Manager and ensure they are reported on our corporate system.
  • Budgetary/savings responsibility n/a
    Analytical skills
  • The role is expected to be able to work autonomously and innovatively whilst ensuring appropriate consultation with key stakeholders.
  • Developing self and others
    Number of Direct reports - None
  • Overall people management responsibility In country leadership on safeguarding
  • The successful applicant will act as an adviser to the Country Team in safeguarding matters.
  • Ability to influence a range of audiences to ensure the best outcome for Christian Aid country programme on safeguarding risks.
  • Able to deal with sensitive matters comprehensively and robustly including safeguarding investigations.
  • Considerable experience of safeguarding policy and procedure implementation including knowledge of local legislation and regulation and relevant enforcement bodies
  • Experience of delivering safeguarding training and awareness to a diverse audience
    Considerable experience of conducting and managing investigations
  • Influencing skills and ability to work with complexity
  • Highly empathetic and have excellent communication skills
  • The ability to perform the role confidentially and in a sensitive manner
  • Willingness to keep abreast of and feedback on local safeguarding issues


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 30th June, 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; Christian Aid Safeguarding Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria


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