Safeguarding Officer
Muslim Aid

Muslim Aid is a faith-based British international charity that provides help to people who are victims of natural disasters, conflict or suffering from poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy. It was established in the United Kingdom in 1985 in response to the drought in the Horn of Africa. Muslim Aid's Sudan Country office (MASCO) was set up in 1991 in response to the strategic need and to enable the continuation of effective aid work in the country. Currently, Muslim Aid is implementing projects in Kassala, Central Darfur and Red Sea State , Algazieera State , Gdarief State in Sudan.


 Section/Unit: MEAL
 Supervisor: MEAL Coordiantor
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum, Sudan ,Frequently Travel to field visit
 Duration: 12 Months
 Closing Date: 31 July 2021

 
 Background:

Muslim Aid is a faith-based British international charity that provides help to people who are victims of natural disasters, conflict or suffering from poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy. It was established in the United Kingdom in 1985 in response to the drought in the Horn of Africa. Muslim Aid's Sudan Country office (MASCO) was set up in 1991 in response to the strategic need and to enable the continuation of effective aid work in the country. Currently, Muslim Aid is implementing projects in Kassala, Gadarief,Aljazeera  ,Khartoum in Sudan

 

Job Purpose:

Safeguarding Officer job purpose is to support and develop an understanding and compliance to Safeguarding and protection policies and procedures across the organization.

The Safeguarding Officer will work as part of the CO MEAL team and will work with MA staff and concerned external bodies to ensure that the MA adheres to polices and measures related to safeguarding of children and Vulnerable Adults.



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

 

  • Identify and address training needs of staff and stakeholders in all MA operating areas in relation to keeping children and vulnerable adults at risk safe.
  • To organize and provide Safeguarding training for MA staff, partners staff, Community Volunteers and other stakeholders as required.
  • Provide guidance to MA staff, focal persons and partners in relation to rolling out safeguarding awareness raising, sensitization and communication.
  • To along with the Safeguarding Team, review and enhance training programs and materials and ensure that all training is up to date.
  • Develop and prepare materials for all Safeguarding related trainings and ensure they are up to date.
  • Work with HR in organization and facilitation of safeguarding induction for newly recruited MA staff, Partner staff, volunteers, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders.
  • support the process of improving prevention of SEA through HR policy and practices, including PSEA standards into induction materials and training courses for MA employees and related personnel.
  • Develop safe guarding messages for various groups of stakeholders and facilitate publication.
  • Maintain clear records of number of MA staff, partners, volunteers, contractors, vendors, consultants and other parties trained or oriented in safeguarding.
  • Facilitate translation of safeguarding IEC materials to relevant languages and local dialects as required.
  • Conduct safeguarding risk assessments of all sectors, projects and partners in collaboration with respective leads.
  • To work co-operatively with the MEAL and Project staff to support and improve Protection and Safeguarding practices in the organization.
  • Maintain accurate, confidential and up-to-date documentation on all cases of safeguarding and provide reports where required.
  • Respond in a timely manner to safeguarding concerns to ensure children and vulnerable adults are kept safe from harm in MA operational areas.
  • Support the referral of potential safeguarding cases to outside agencies to receive support and required services.
  • Work directly with children in need and their families in the community in order to promote, strengthen and develop the potential of parents/caregivers to contribute towards creating safer environment for children and adults at risks

 

  • Coordinate with MA Staff in development of strategies, systems and procedures to respond to safeguarding concerns, including integrating and existing complaint mechanisms and identifying additional complaint channels.
  • Conduct supervision and monitoring visits to project and construction sites as required.
  • Reviewing of proposals with a safeguarding view to ensure safe program is implemented.
  • Coordinate with the MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) unit to ensure compliance and incorporation of safe programing indicators.

 

 

MA Global Safeguarding Policy:

  • Act as an ambassador for safeguarding in both your professional and personal life. Never abuse your position of trust and authority.
  • Keeping all people, we work with specifically children, safe from deliberate harm/risk or inadvertent harm/risk. This is a top organizational and personal commitment, and the standards of behavior towards children expected by the organization should reflect both in your personal and professional life.
  • Behave towards children in a way, which reflects the MA Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy.
  • Report any Safeguarding issues or concerns in a timely way according to the Country reporting system and procedures.  
  • Ensure all MEAL activities for each program /project include safety and safeguarding principles and to report concerns and issues arising.
  • Ensure each project has a system, developed in consultation with beneficiaries, to promote, regularly collect and respond to feedback, suggestions, and complaints from children, beneficiaries and community members regarding the safety of the program.
  • Ensure safety and safeguarding of beneficiaries is integrated in the terms of reference of mid-term reviews and evaluations and reports have conclusions and recommendations on how safety and safeguarding is integrated in MA programming
  • Ensure beneficiary (especially children’s) knowledge of the Safeguarding Policy and mechanisms for raising concerns/complaints about staff or Safeguarding risks.
  • Communicate the Safeguarding messages to partner organizations of all kinds including government and line ministries.


 


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential / Desirable

Assessment Stage

At least university degree in social science, economics, health, nutrition or other discipline relevant to humanitarian programming. 

Essential

Application

Experience & knowledge:

Minimum 3 years of related experience in working with children and families with regards to Child Protection and safeguarding.

Essential

Application and Interview

Skills and Abilities

Proficiency in excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Essential

Application and Interview

 Experience of delivering training/sessions to build the skills, confidence and understanding of others in Safeguarding and Child protection matters.

Essential

Application and Interview

Detail oriented and the ability to prioritize tasks effectively and meet deadlines

Essential

Application and Interview

Strong analytical skills and attention to details

Essential

Application and Interview

Proven initiative and ability to work independently

Essential

Application and Interview

Good English speaking and writing skills.

Essential

Application and Interview

Willingness and ability to frequently travel

Essential

Application and Interview

A strong communicator, demonstrating the ability to network, present and negotiate effectively at a very senior level

Essential

Application and Interview

Familiarity with international safe and quality programing standards (child safeguarding policies, Child Rights Acts, Red Cross Code of Conduct, SPHERE Standard, HAP Standard) and experience of using these standards in practical ways to promote safe, quality wise and accountable programming;

Essential

Application and Interview

Work independently, accurately and efficiently to deadlines and targets, often under pressure, managing a wide and varied workload, using strong organizational skills, with minimal supervision

Essential

Application and Interview

Knowledge and experience on Health, Nutrition, FSL and education programs

Desirable

Application and Interview

Experience in both emergency and development contexts;

Desirable

Application and Interview

 

 

 

 

 

            You will display the competencies below :

Competencies

Definition

Team working and collaboration

Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

Communication

The ability to listen, express and communicate information effectively

Performance Management

Delivery of organization objectives through effective setting of SMART

personal goals and team goals

Results Focused

Work efficiently with MA team and partners to deliver on their responsibilities and intended results and providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Integrity:

Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Innovation & Continuous Improvement

Constantly seeking to improve the way business is done through analysis,

creativity, problem solving and change initiatives

Note: Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications with C. Vs and Credential certificates HAC Khartoum OR via sudanjobs.net Only short listed candidates shall be invited for the interview

 

How to apply:

 

•            To apply for the above-mentioned position, please submit your CV and credentials to Sudanjob.net

•            The closing date for submission of applications is 31st  July 2021. 

 


 safeguarding level:

Level 3:  the post holder is the CO focal person for safeguarding. He will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

 




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