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Senior Safeguarding Officer

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: GOAL
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-30

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General Description of the Programme:

GOAL an International Humanitarian Organisation has had a presence in Turkey since 2013 and has been contributing to the migrant response since 2016 with a focus on responding to needs in health service delivery, social safety nets and the protection of vulnerable and marginalised migrants in southern Turkey.

GOAL has been working in Syria since 2013, responding to the acute needs of conflict-affected communities. GOAL is working in Idleb Governorate, both through direct implementation and through partners, delivering food, non-food programming to highly vulnerable populations, and provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) through support to Water units, as well as emergency support to recently displaced households.

Overview of the role:

The Senior Safeguarding Officer will have an active role in supporting the mainstreaming of protection & safeguarding across GOAL Syria Programme and Operations by raising GOAL staff and other stakeholders (including but not limited to partners, contractors and consultants, suppliers staff) knowledge and awareness in SG related topics and in alignment with GOAL’s SG related policies (Code of Conduct, Child Protection Policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policy, Whistleblowing Policy, Gender Equality Policy and Strategy beside other internal guidelines).The candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring the capacity building plans with guidance from Protection and Safeguarding Manager.

The Senior Safeguarding Officer will ensure that programme, systems and other departments understand and mainstream all stakeholders safeguarding needs including men, women, boys and girls affected by the Syria conflict. The candidate also must make sure that all programme and programme support staff in field offices in Syria, Turkey and Jordan abide by the Safeguarding principles and policies. The candidate will additionally maintain and regularly train a network of Safeguarding Focal Points across GOAL\partners deferent offices, provide inductions and mandatory trainings to new staff. S/he will coordinate closely with the HR and other related parties to insure smooth and effective implementation for the overall SG capacity building plan.

Main responsibilities:

Programming:

  • Support the Protection and Safeguarding Manager in all Safeguarding related initiatives at programme and operations level.
  • Support in reviewing all aspects of GOAL’s interventions from a Safeguarding lens and make necessary recommendations to improve these interventions and make them safer for GOAL staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
  • Support the Protection & SG Manager in designing and implementing interventions\ activities that recognize and enhance existing safeguarding systems and processes.
  • Contribute to the running MOUs & agreements review exercise by adding relevant SG clauses and alignment with GOAL SG related policies and procedures.
  • Updating the safeguarding related training materials (handouts, presentations, video, flip chart beside flash card, posters and visibility booklet) and develop new tools to monitor effectiveness of these trainings, including pre and post-tests; satisfaction surveys and facilitation guides, etc as requested

Capacity Building:

  • Conduct safeguarding capacity building assessment for GOAL staff and other stakeholders to address their training needs.
  • Develop a comprehensive capacity building plan based on the capacity building assessment outcomes considering the needs and gaps.
  • Ensure that all necessary requirements for successful training sessions are prepared in a timely manner in coordination with relevant departments\ stakeholders.
  • Implementing the approved the capacity building plan. This include, conducting safeguarding inductions, mandatory one-day Safeguarding trainings to all new staff and the ongoing guidance on incident reporting for the safeguarding FPs.
  • Ensure the activation for the training management system for proper documentation of all training and capacity building efforts, keep track of the attendance sheets, and generate reports as required using the TMS dashboard.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the different trainings and awareness sessions by activating tools like pre and post-tests, satisfaction surveys, etc.

Representation and Coordination:

  • Facilitate the Safeguarding Task-force meetings and follow up actions with guidance from Protection and SG Manger.
  • Facilitate the Safeguarding Focal Points regular meetings across GOAL\partners deferent offices.
  • Liaise with internal departments including but not limited to HR, MEL, Partnership Coordinator, Quality, filed management as well as field staff to insure smooth and effective implementation of the overall capacity building plan.
  • Ensure the proper implementation for the prevention activities especially information dissemination and raising awareness component activities in coordination with the Senior Case Management Officer.
  • Represent the protection & safeguarding function in internal and external meeting as requested.

Requirements (Person Specification)

Essential:

  • Degree level qualification in Human Rights, Protection, Psychology or Psychosocial Support, Social Studies or other relevant areas;
  • Minimum of 4 (Four) years of work experience with NGOs and/or Humanitarian agencies;
  • Experience in or good understanding of Safeguarding in the international humanitarian aid context;
  • Working English language skills (spoken and written);
  • Working Arabic language skills (spoken and written);
  • Proven ability to maintain databases and manage information, working independently and leveraging cross-department support.
  • Experience in training delivery and capacity support to colleagues and partners;
  • ICT skills, including strong knowledge of MS Office applications.

Desirable

  • Experience of working in Syria, specifically in the Syrian humanitarian context;
  • Understanding of / experience in Protection and Gender in humanitarian actions, especially in the Syria context, a distinct advantage.
  • Experience in the development, implementation and monitoring the capacity building plans.

General terms and conditions

Safeguarding:

Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL:

Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

General terms and conditions

Safeguarding

Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL

Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behavior protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behavior of a GOAL staff or partner.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

Thank you.

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Then apply for this position via clicking on the "apply now" button and fill out the application form. All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline is 30 November 2020 .

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