Global Safeguarding Manager

Location: Head Office (UK Only)
Position Location: UK - London

Description

 

Salary dependent on experience

Open to various flexible working arrangements and with the option to recruit two

Managers to cover 3 days a week each.

 

Relief International (RI) is a leading nonprofit organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and

advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

 

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the

groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an

integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design

and implement the solutions that work best for them.

 

RI includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe.  Under our alliance

agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure.

 

RI is committed to ensuring that all those involved in our work uphold the highest ethical standards and are safeguarded against any form of exploitation and / or abuse.

 

The Global Safeguarding Manager will oversee all areas of safeguarding on behalf of the RI Alliance, including ensuring that we uphold our responsibilities to the children and vulnerable adults participating in our programmes as well as to RI’s own staff and associates around the world.

 

A critical part of this role will be to strengthen and deliver RI’s safeguarding program across the organisation to ensure that safeguarding is an integral part of everything that RI does.

 

You will also manage and coordinate investigations into safeguarding violations and strengthen the capacity of our country programme staff and key focal points across the organisation to raise awareness and champion best practice.

 

Your strong interpersonal, communication, and training skills will be essential in your approach to influencing and building the capacity of a range of internal stakeholders and partners across locations and cultures, together with proven experience and skills to deal appropriately with sensitive issues as they arise.

How to apply.

  • To apply for this post, click on the “Apply” button in the job advert page
  • You will be asked to upload a CV and Cover Letter.  The cover letter should be no more than 2 pages long and explain why you are interested in this post with Relief International and how your skills and experience make you a good fit.

 

Closing date. 11 December 2020. Please apply immediately we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis, therefore may withdraw the position for the job board closing date.

 

Please apply by uploading your cover letter and up-to-date CV on our website .

 

Due to limited resources, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

Note to external agencies, we will not be accepting CVs from third parties.

 

Relief International is committed to protecting our staff and the communities we work with from abuse and harm including sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and sexual harassment.

 

All staff are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct.

 

Recruitment to all roles in Relief International include a criminal records self-declaration, references and other pre-employment checks, which may include police and qualifications checks.

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Relief International is committed to diversity and gender equality, we strongly encourage applicants from the global south and female candidates to apply.

 

 

Full Terms of Reference 

 

Title: Global Safeguarding Manager

Department:  Risk Management and Assurance 

Location: London, UK (Remote initially till risk assessment on Covid 19 allows) 

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK

Reporting to:  Vice President Risk Management and Assurance

Direct reports:  Non-Applicable

Budget responsibility: Non-Applicable

Working hours: Open to various flexible working arrangements and with the option to recruit two Managers to cover 3 days a week each.

 

ABOUT Relief International.

 

Relief International (RI) is a leading nonprofit organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

 

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.   RI includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe.  Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure.

 

Position Summary.

 

RI is committed to ensuring that all those involved in our work uphold the highest ethical standards and are safeguarded against any form of exploitation and / or abuse. The Global Safeguarding Manager will oversee all areas of safeguarding including children, vulnerable adults, discrimination, harassment, and bullying.

 

To do so, s/he will strengthen and deliver RI’s safeguarding program across the organization to ensure that safeguarding is an integral part of everything that RI does, oversee and coordinate investigations into safeguarding violations, and strengthen the capacity of key staff across the organization to raise awareness and champion best practice.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Implement RI’s safeguarding program to deliver our commitments to do no harm to anyone in the organization and anyone we come into contact with as part of our work.

  • Build and maintain a culture where safeguarding considerations are of highest priority

  • Build the capacities of country safeguarding focal points to ensure that concerns at country level can be raised and people supported, and that safeguarding awareness at country level is prioritised. This will involve continuously developing the safeguarding focal points as a network, offering advice and guidance as required.

  • Strengthen organizational capacity to manage investigations into safeguarding violations, including developing a roster of staff as investigators through face to face and remote trainings and workshops.

  • Respond to and where appropriate, investigate or coordinate the investigation of allegations of safeguarding violations directly, including maintaining comprehensive and confidential investigation case files, producing high quality investigation reports, and ensuring that RI meets its statutory and donor obligations to report safeguarding violations.

  • Represent RI at professional groups (e.g. the IASC, AAP / PSEA Task Team, CHS Alliance etc)

  • Uphold and promote RI’s commitment to ensuring the safeguarding and safety of the vulnerable communities we serve.

  • Consistent with RI’s safeguarding and protection policies, ensure all people who come into contact with Relief International are as safe as possible.

 

‚Äč QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

This position will require a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.

  • Proven track record of implementing safeguarding policy and practices and developing a safe and trusted culture in an international organization.

  • Detailed knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and best practice in safeguarding that apply to international organizations.

  • Significant experience in conducting and coordinating safeguarding investigations.

  • Experience designing and delivering capacity building initiatives to a diverse and international audience, including in safeguarding investigations and case management.

  • Experience designing and delivering safeguarding awareness training in different settings for varied audiences, with the ability to adapt complex information according to the audience.

  • Ability to work strategically and practically across multi-cultural teams

  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills

  • Clear communication and public speaking skills, capable of delivering messages appropriately to a variety of audiences, building a sense of passion and engagement.

  • Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team.

  • Excellent relationship management skills and ability to communicate in all forms (written, verbal, negotiation, presentation skills, etc.)

RI Values: 

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.

We value:

  • Inclusiveness

  • Transparency and accountability

  • Agility and innovation

  • Collaboration

  • Sustainability

 

 





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