Safeguarding Senior Advisor Job at International Rescue Committee

Safeguarding Senior Advisor Job at International Rescue Committee… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at International Rescue Committee.


The International Rescue Committee is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization.


Risk Mitigation: Technical guidance and support for safeguarding best practice in program design/implementation across sectors

  • Lead the development of best practices for mitigating safeguarding risks related to different types of programming. (In close collaboration with VPRU STAs for Child Protection and Women’s Protection and Empowerment, focal points from other sectors and SGU)
  • Ensure basic understanding of general Safeguarding risk mitigation, reporting, and response principles and actions across Technical Units so that these principles can be used in program design and implementation across sectors
  • Ensure basic understanding of general Safeguarding risk mitigation, reporting and response principles and actions across business process owners so that these principles can be incorporated into business processes related to programs, e.g. PCM, DDP 1:1s with TCs, or SAP design/revision
  • With SGU, develop and make available audit tools to be used by CPs to assess alignment between policy/program design and practices at site level, to include both assessment of risk and risk mitigation as well as response, including service mapping and referral pathways.

Safeguarding Response: Technical guidance and support for safeguarding response to client and staff survivors

  • In partnership with SGU, DOC, S&S, maintain and update on the IRC’s global minimum standards and SOPs for survivor-centered safeguarding response to clients and staff survivors.
  • Provide training and coaching support for relevant stakeholders to understand and utilize the standards when leading a response to a safeguarding violation and when putting in place the SoPs.
  • Support RVPs, Country Directors, and other relevant country office staff in establishing and maintaining site level response capacity
  • Provide leadership in creating and supporting regional communities of practice for all locally identified staff safeguarding responders to build community and provide support. This includes supporting country programs and regions to identify country leads and support them to facilitate regional CoPs, maintaining a database of appointed site level responders and onboarding newly appointed responders.
  • In collaboration with SGU and DOC, hold quarterly check in meetings for all those identified to lead a regional staff safeguarding response COP to facilitate training, coordination, discussion, support requests and data collection/analysis.
  • Collaborate with SGU, ECU, and HR to define clear division of responsibility and accountability between actors and coordination
  • Provide technical advisory support on client and staff safeguarding case response as terminal point of escalation for highly complex case

Job Requirements

Education: Master’s/post-graduate degree in public health , social work, humanities or other relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Work Experience: A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in safeguarding (or another relevant sector) and response services for survivors, ideally within a humanitarian or international development organization. Experience in technical tools and materials development, monitoring and evaluation is highly desired. Experience in strategy development and working across sectors or disciplines is highly desired.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Demonstrated ability to turn concepts and strategy into measurable action, and experience leading on program design, monitoring and evaluation. Must have proven experience of working directly with survivors of violence. Must have strong and effective communications skills, and the ability to present a broad array of information to inform and influence diverse audiences in multi-cultural environments. Demonstrate commitment and capacity to renew and maintain standards with best practices in the field.


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Application Deadline: 15th November 2022.

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