Right To Play Global Safeguarding Specialist Jobs in Uganda

Right To Play Global Safeguarding Specialist Jobs in Uganda

About Us:

Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity through the power of play. We help millions of children each year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the leading global development organization that uses play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.

Role Summary:

Reporting to the Director, People and Culture, the Global Safeguarding Specialist will build upon the organization's existing safeguarding work to provide a best-in-class Safeguarding Program.

You will provide strategic and systematic support to cross-functional teams across Right To Play (RTP), working with senior leadership, programs, communications, fundraising and support teams across RTP country offices and fundraising offices. You will serve as a Safeguarding champion across the organisation, helping us create a culture of safeguarding across all aspects of our work.

What You’ll Do:

Awareness – Training and Development

  • Owns and updates RTP’s safeguarding and related workplace training content (online and in-person materials) and develops new training materials

  • Trains Safeguarding Focal Points, ensures their Terms of Reference are properly integrated and supports them in their work

  • Conducts in-person training of trainers and supports them to ensure all teams across RTP are appropriately trained

  • Supports the development and implementation of training programmes for RTP partners

  • Builds and promotes safeguarding capacity across People and Culture, Communications and Program Teams (global and country)

  • Collaborates with external consultants to develop additional safeguarding resources as needed.

  • Works with the RTP marketing and communications team to add relevant safeguarding content to internal communications

  • Develops and disseminates Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials on safeguarding


  • Supports RTP background check rollout

  • Supports program and country teams to incorporate safeguarding protocols, risk assessments and mitigation plans into program design and implementation, including developing and updating tools and resources

  • Supports RTP’s Marketing and Communications teams to ensure that our communications systems, processes and tools prevent harm to people who come into contact with us including updating consent forms

  • Supports the integration of safeguarding obligations and awareness with sub-grant partners, suppliers, contractors, consultants, etc.

  • Supports monitoring and evaluation teams to integrate safeguarding into their systems and processes

  • Supports operational teams to integrate and cross-reference safeguarding in recruitment, referencing, Information Technology (IT), finance, safety & security, procurement and grant management systems


  • Supports RTP’s complaints response mechanisms, including monitoring a third-party whistleblower hotline (ClearView) and responding to open complaints

  • Refines and updates, as appropriate, RTP standard reporting procedures for staff and ensures all staff are aware of how to report any safeguarding concerns, both through the third-party hotline and structured internal reporting channels

  • Supports Country Teams to develop contextually-appropriate, safe reporting procedures for community members and partners

  • Ensures all RTP offices have appropriate, visible information on reporting processes


  • Develops and maintains RTP’s response and investigation procedures maintaining a survivor-centered approach, aligning to industry standards and ensuring legal compliance

  • Serves as the investigation manager for all safeguarding related investigations, including assigning investigation teams, writing and reviewing TORs, interview documentation, outcome reports, and sharing recommendations with RTP’s Ethics Committee; assist external investigations as needed, by providing counsel with relevant information and acting as a RTP liaison

  • Provides professional expertise to RTP’s Global People & Culture teams, safeguarding Focal Points, impacted staff and managers, and to RTP’s senior leadership, while maintaining
    strict confidentiality

  • Liaises with legal counsel to evaluate and advise RTP’s leadership and Global People and Culture on country-specific investigation requirements, processes, and risk mitigation
    Researches and develops new tools and resources to support survivors of sexual abuse, harassment, and exploitation, including survivors of gender-based violence

    Internal Tracking and Reporting:

  • Maintains the Global safeguarding tracker, outlining the status of complaints received, and leads safeguarding meetings following an agreed frequency

  • Develops a safeguarding risk matrix to help identify and proactively manage current and emerging safeguarding risks

  • Prepares quarterly safeguarding summary reporting for RTP leadership

  • In partnership with Global Partnerships Program, provides quality and timely responses to donor assessments and reviews grant proposals to ensure alignment on safeguarding reporting

  • Develops measures to monitor the implementation of policies and procedures

    Supporting Decision-Making and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Provides guidance to RTP leadership on navigating highly sensitive situations, including reporting safeguarding concerns to relevant parties

  • Act as a Focal Point and member of RTP’s Safeguarding Committee

  • Promotes knowledge sharing, documentation, and dissemination to all RTP staff of existing safeguarding materials and best practices

  • Continually assesses RTP’s safeguarding program, identifies gaps in knowledge and recommends appropriate enhancements

  • Shares resources and training on conducting investigations and international best practices, such as managing gender issues in the workplace

    Other Tasks as Assigned

    What You’ll Bring (Essential):

    Education/ Training/ Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related subject

  • Previous certifications and trainings in conducting investigations or related subjects


  • 5 years of work experience in the INGO section and with 3 years of managing safeguarding policies and programming. Including experience in:

  • Developing safeguarding resource materials, including training curriculum, guidance tools and best practice documents conducting training, including training of trainers on safeguarding
    leading sensitive internal investigations, including those related to Prevention of Sexual Exploitation Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH)

  • Conducting background checks

  • Working with systems

  • Building safeguarding into programming

  • Communicating with donors and other external partners, including in written response to safeguarding related-inquiries and assessments

    Competencies/ Personal Attributes:

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive strategic working relationships within a culturally and geographically diverse organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and to work with empathy and compassion

  • Excellent communication and active listening, presentation and facilitation skills

  • Highly proficient project management skills, with strong organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize workload

  • Willingness to challenge current approaches and propose improvements

  • Ability and willingness to travel from time to time

    Knowledge/ Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Inter Agency Standing Committee’s (IASC) 6 Core Principles and international standards and best practices related to safeguarding, PSEAH, and Gender Based Violence (GBV)

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills and the ability to use technology to collaborate across a global organization

  • Knowledge of principles and procedures for safe recruitment, selection and training


  • Fluency in spoken and written English

    Bonus if You’ll Bring (Not Essential):

  • Safeguarding Training (Certification)

  • Fluency in spoken and written French

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Right To Play Global Safeguarding Specialist Jobs in Uganda

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