Safeguarding Officer, temporary
United States (United States of America)
The IRC has a strong commitment to creating a culture of prevention on safeguarding in our workplace and in our programs – as well as a safe environment for reporting. We are determined to protect our clients and staff from safeguarding violations through prevention and, where misconduct is alleged, to address it without fear or favor. The Safeguarding Officer will specifically be supporting field offices of the Resettlement, Asylum and Integration (RAI) programs department in the United State and Europe to have in place essential prevention and response measures.
The Safeguarding Officer, under the direction of the IRC’s Director of Safeguarding, will be responsible for providing focused, short-term support to IRC offices in 26 US cities and 5 country programs in Europe to assess their current capacity and support needs in relation to prevention, response, and learning metrics. Specifically, s/he will also be responsible for providing technical programming leadership to Safeguarding Leads and other member of local teams on program offices across RAI, in developing plans and protocols to enhance preparedness for responding to safeguarding violations reported by IRC clients, and supporting on the development standard procedures contextualized to ta each site.This position reports to the Senior Director of Program Quality in co-management with the Director of Safeguarding.
•Gather input from RAI office via interviews and correspondence to use to complete SOPs for Responding to Safeguarding Violations Experienced by Clients for RAI offices
•Submitcompleted SOP and ensure sign off by the Executive Director/ Site Lead, Regional Director and Director of Safeguarding
•Facilitate regional Safeguarding Assessment with up to three key recommendations to be considered by program offices and signed off by Regional Directors
•Provide technical support in the form of 1:1 advice to country Safeguarding Leads in RAI Europe as they contextualize regional SOP
•Look at all sites in planning for and monitoring of individual staff completion self-guided online module on Fundamental of Safeguarding
•Coordinate the development of an animated video on Client Rights & Responsibilities with recording of voiceover in multiple key languages in close collaboration with RAI’s RAL unit.
•Bachelor degree in relevant related field or equivalent working experience
•At least 2 years of relevant program and/or safeguarding experience with an international organization in a development or resettlement setting
•Experience with client protection from abuse and exploitation, sexual violence prevention in response in culturally diverse and trauma-impacted communities, and/or knowledge of protection frameworks and mechanisms on safeguarding
•Experience in project management and in training preferred
•Excellent organizational skills
•Excellent communicator with technical writing ability in English is a requirement. Other languages are a bonus.