Sponsorship Child Safeguarding (CSG) Officer

The Opportunity Sponsorship Child Safeguarding (CSG) Officer is an organisational priority as we ensure that Sponsorship program is transparent and safe for children. Given the growing portfolio, as well as number of sponsored children, and children participating in the programs, the need has arisen to have a fulltime Child Safeguarding Officer in place in the Country Office to ensure total compliance of the CSG policy, standards and protocol by all Save the Children staff, partners, vendors and representatives affiliated with the Sponsorship. Child Safeguarding Officer will assist in driving our endeavours in this focussed area of work across their designated area in both humanitarian and development contexts. The post holder will combine elements of capacity building and monitoring whilst enforcing compliance and accountability, management and aspects of advocacy. Key Responsibilities Child Safeguarding Champion for the Sponsorship programme and operations
  • Deliver high quality, accessible and reliable support, guidance and capacity to challenge and encourage engagement as we progress full implementation of the Child Safeguarding Policy and procedures within Sponsorship programmes.
  • Undertake clear, strong advocacy in line with the Child Safeguarding Policy at all levels across the Sponsorship programme, with a primary focus on safe programming and operations; utilising all appropriate internal platforms and events in order to raise awareness, challenge complacency and increase commitment.
  • Coach and support program and operations based in the field as well as partners in order to improve Child Safeguarding practice.
  • In collaboration with Child Safeguarding Manager and Sponsorship Manager, design and facilitate trainings/ orientation/refreshers to staff, volunteers, partners and representatives on SCI ‘s child safeguarding Policy and safeguarding section mentioned in Sponsorship Operation Policies and Procedures.
  • Provide support to Sponsorship Manager in risk assessment, design of mitigating actions and monitoring implementation of the actions.
  • Support Sponsorship Manager and team members to ensure proper vetting and coaching on Child Safeguarding to Sponsorship team, partners, consultants, vendors and volunteers
  • Provide Child Safeguarding monitoring visit as per monitoring plan, and support Sponsorship teams and CSG focal points to embed child safeguarding into their monitoring visits to partners.
  • In collaboration with partners, map out available services to support victims of abuse, neglect, violence etc.
  • In collaboration with Sponsorship manager and Child safeguarding manager, ensure that Data Protection Policy and national Child Law requirements are applied in all of Sponsorship work.
Field level roll-out and maintenance of training programmes
  • Deliver a suite of mandatory core training workshops to enable staff with key responsibilities to undertake their roles and mainstream safeguarding functions. Deliver on-going refresher trainings
  • Review and strengthen Child Safeguarding systems within partner agencies, planning and delivering training programs accordingly. Support Sponsorship manager in designing, implementing and monitoring capacity building plans as appropriate.
  • Ensure that all visitors and representatives are given briefings and comply with the Policy.
  • Provide regular monitoring visit to field and partner’s offices.
  • Deliver awareness raising campaigns on child safeguarding to children and communities, set up accountability mechanisms and ensure prompt and proper follow up on any reported concerns or suggestions.
Child Safeguarding Standards are applied throughout the Programme and Operations.
  • Identify and utilise opportunities to integrate safeguarding approaches into all aspects of our work, in alignment with CSG policy, procedures, standards and protocol.
  • Create ways for staff and beneficiaries to report violation of the policy.
  • Apply critical analysis to ensure that we live up to our commitment to making Save the Children safe for children by:
    • Ensuring child safeguarding concerns are reported effectively in line with the policy, acting as the Sponsorship program referral point
    • Timely reporting of incidents and concerns to the Country Director and Internationals CS Director in the Region, managing and supporting investigations in order to ensure that concerns are followed up safely, effectively and efficiently and to the required standards.
    • Collaborating with key teams and processes within Country Office to ensure that Child Safeguarding is integrated into all systems.
    • Conduct regular review of Sponsorship procedures and practices in relation to correspondence, visits, media etc. to ensure they are safe for children.
Child Safeguarding Practice promoted across sector
  • Develop materials to promote CS within the Sponsorship programme and operations.
  • Ensure that all visitors related to Sponsorship Programme receive a visit specific briefing on arrival prior to any field visit.
  • Act as an ambassador for Child Safeguarding at all times.
  • Role model high levels of professional safeguarding behaviour and maintain the standards required by the Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
Reporting and Responding
  • Ensure timely reporting of cases to the CSG Lead in country and on DATIX
  • Assist CO to undertake the investigations on child safeguarding
  • When required assist in victim support/ survivor care
  • Keep all reports and cases confidentially recorded
  • Follow-up on recommendations and plan of action and keep the tracker updated
The Organisation We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. Application Information Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at: https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2000006R&tz=G... Closing Date for Application: 18 February 2020 We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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