WUSC Consultant - Safeguarding Jobs in Kenya

WUSC Consultant - Safeguarding Jobs in Kenya

  • World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a leading Canadian international development organization focusing on three programmatic areas: Economic Opportunities, Education, and Empowerment.

    About the Role

  • WUSC and its downstream partners work with highly vulnerable individuals and therefore it is essential that systems, policies and procedures are effective in safeguarding these individuals against harm.

  • The Safeguarding Consultant will continuously assess and strengthen organizational capacities on safeguarding for WUSC and its downstream partner organization.

  • Consultancy Objective Strengthening Safeguarding Awareness, Reporting and Management at the organizational community and downstream partner levels.


    Specifically, the consultant will be responsible for the following:

  • Using a standard assessment tool and taking into consideration GEC’s Safeguarding minimum standards conduct a desk review of current safeguarding and related policies, complaints mechanisms and training material at WUSC and downstream partners and advise on areas for improvement to current policies and guidelines

  • Develop a safeguarding training pack and a training manual that can be used for staff and partners with minimal adaptation for context – including a facilitator’s guide, PowerPoint slides, case studies etc.

  • Produce a ToT training pack and manual for safeguarding focal points ; Support and build capacity of Safeguarding Leads and other safeguarding personnel and focal points at WUSC, Kenya office

  • Support the development of contextualized complaints mechanisms for community members and partners

  • Facilitate trainings using approved content to the various target groups

  • Review and support enhancement of country program and partner complaints response mechanisms


  • Induction report – Implementation plans for each including actions for downstream partners

  • Training pac to include the training manual; facilitators guide, PowerPoint slides, case studies

  • ToT training pack and manual for safeguarding focal points

  • Contextualized complaints mechanisms for project beneficiaries; community members and partners

  • Training reports ( using a standard reporting template)

    Consultant profile

    We invite consultants with the following qualifications and experience to apply:

  • Post graduate degree OR undergraduate degree with a professional qualification and/or experience in a relevant field

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of safeguarding polices and frameworks ; Proven experience in strengthening safeguarding systems, policies and frameworks;

  • Practical field experience and proven track record in strengthening organizational capacity in the area of safeguarding

  • Experience and a solid understanding of the opportunities and challenges of setting up mechanisms for community reporting on safeguarding concerns;

  • Experience of working in diverse cultural settings on safeguarding

  • Experience of child protection and child safeguarding within development and humanitarian and /or refugee
    settings settings;

  • Extensive experience of planning and undertaking training programmes/workshops/trainings in safeguarding at a range of levels (e.g. field workers, mangers and project beneficiaries)

  • Familiarity with GEC safeguarding policies and standards would be an added advantage

  • Understanding of WUSC’s programming areas/ local context (essential)

  • Excellent communication skills, particularly interpersonal skills in working with partners;

  • Advanced oral and written skills required in English *

    How to Apply

    The application should contain the following:

  • Cover Letter expressing your interest in this role. Please include your expected daily rate;

  • Resume and sample of similar work previously done by applicant (In PDF format, not more than 9MB).

  • Applications should be submitted via email to:

  • infonbo@wusc.ca

  • Please include in the subject line Consultancy- Classroom Observation

  • Deadline to submit - 4pm on 23 March 2020.

  • Applications that do not respond to these requirements will not be considered.

  • WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, consultants, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization.

  • WUSC adheres to strict safeguarding principles and promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion and sexual exploitation and abuse of any form.

  • All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

  • Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract with WUSC will not be considered “staff members” and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements, medical insurance coverage and or advance payments).

  • Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors.

  • Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

    Beware of scams - WUSC Kenya does not ask for payment at any point during our recruitment process.

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