Girl Effect Safeguarding & Youth Participation Manager Jobs in South Africa

Girl Effect Safeguarding & Youth Participation Manager Jobs in South Africa

Who we are

Girl Effect is an international non-profit that builds media that girls want, trust and need. From chat-bots to chat-shows and TV dramas to tech, our content is reaching millions of girls in Africa and Asia to make choices and changes in their lives.

Igniting their confidence to act differently at a time that can define their future. We create safe spaces for girls, sharing facts, and answering questions about health, nutrition, education, relationships and so much more. And we use innovative technology so we can reach girls at scale.

We arm girls with the skills to negotiate and redefine what they are told is possible, so every girl can choose to be in control of her body, her health, her learning and livelihood. When a girl unlocks her power to make different choices that change her life, it inspires others to do so too. She starts a ripple effect that impacts her family, her community, her country. That’s the Girl Effect.

Context of the role

Girl Effect aspires to be at the cutting edge of Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) programming and is looking for an ambitious and innovative Safeguarding and Youth Participation Manager to support the design and implementation of our work in South Africa.

Reaching adolescent girls and young women between the ages of 15-24 years, our programming seeks to improve their mental well-being, sexual and reproductive health and economic empowerment.

The Safeguarding and Youth Participation Manager will be responsible for developing our safeguarding systems while setting up and delivering our youth participation work in South Africa. This role will work alongside our South Africa Programme Lead to streamline safeguarding across the key functions and partnerships to ensure our programmes and digital products are safe.

In addition, the successful candidate will have significant skills and knowledge in youth participation to ensure that the bands, products and programmes we develop are aligned with the needs of adolescents and young people in South Africa.

What you will do

  • Support the ongoing development, implementation and monitoring of safeguarding and youth participation policies, procedures and guidelines, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people is grounded in the legal and cultural context of South Africa

  • Lead case management and safeguarding concerns with support from the global team and/or Country Lead

  • Build relationships with service providers and develop referral pathways to ensure that Girl Effect provides safe and effective signposting to children and young people in need of protection or support

  • Lead the design, set-up and implementation of
    youth participation initiatives, including but not limited to the management of a youth advisory panel, facilitating youth briefing sessions and designing co-creation activities

  • Facilitate regular training, well-being support and mentoring of young people to enhance their work capacity and skills

  • Capacity building to country teams, ensuring they have the skills and confidence to deliver safeguarding and participation measures and practices within their roles.

  • Provide safeguarding and participation training to partners (such as production, media, research, UX design companies) & consultants to ensure they meet Girl Effect’s safeguarding and youth participation requirements

  • As required, contribute to donor reports on safeguarding and youth participation in-country

  • Support the safeguarding and youth participation teams in documenting and sharing best practices and lessons learned

    Who you are

  • At least 5-years direct experience working with South African young people (15-25 year olds) and/or safeguarding or protection of children or young people

  • Experience or understanding of youth programmes related to sexual reproductive health, mental well-being and/or economic empowerment

  • Experience in case management and responding to safeguarding concerns by young people

  • Strong background applying youth engagement and safeguarding principles/theory across the programme life cycle to ensure safe, meaningful and impactful engagement.

  • Experience implementing organisational child protection or safeguarding policies and procedures

  • Experience designing and delivering youth advisory panels, youth clubs or similar, including relationship management of young people

  • Experience working alongside young people in the design, delivery and governance of youth empowerment programmes and feedback mechanisms

  • Experience in designing, facilitating and evaluating capacity building training in different organisational contexts with young people, staff or partners

  • Experience capacity building and acting as a resource for colleagues in the area of safeguarding, protection and youth participation

  • Experience in developing risk assessments, mitigations and conducting spot checks

  • Experience working with digital media, or at the very least, familiarity with digital trends and emerging evidence

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain meaningful relationships with young people and colleagues across multiple countries

  • Ability to be flexible within a fast-paced, changing environment

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Girl Effect Safeguarding & Youth Participation Manager Jobs in South Africa

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