SAFEGUARDING ADVISER

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 29 July 2019
  • Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Closing on 28 August 2019

Job Description

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.”

CARE believes that everyone has the right to live free from abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to keep children and vulnerable adults safe, and we are committed to protecting them in all our activities. This role has been created to ensure that we continue to protect people from sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse and that this is managed in a professional, sensitive, coordinated, accountable and urgent way, in line with best practices within CARE and the sector.

The post holder is responsible for ensuring that CARE offices are prepared and able to respond to reports of SHEA and Child Protection (CP) in humanitarian emergencies. This means ensuring that rapid risk assessments are completed, that staff and related personnel are trained and that complaints mechanisms are designed, consulted on and communicated to staff and program participants and the wider community. The post holder will ensure that reports are followed up and survivor support mechanisms are in place.

A fundamental part of the role will be ensuring that there is ongoing capacity in emergencies and will work with the Safeguarding Lead a

CARE believes that everyone has the right to live free from abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to keep children and vulnerable adults safe, and we are committed to protecting them in all our activities. This role has been created to ensure that we continue to protect people from sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse and that this is managed in a professional, sensitive, coordinated, accountable and urgent way, in line with best practices within CARE and the sector.

The post holder is part of the Safeguarding and PSHEA team and will assist the team in delivering their overall work plan taking specific responsibility for ensuring that CARE offices are prepared and able to respond to reports of SHEA and Child Protection (CP) in humanitarian emergencies. This means ensuring that rapid risk assessments are completed, that staff and related personnel are trained and that complaints mechanisms are designed, consulted on and communicated to staff and program participants and the wider community. The post holder will ensure that reports are followed up and survivor support mechanisms are in place.

A fundamental part of the role will be ensuring that there is ongoing capacity in emergencies and the post holder will work with the Safeguarding and PSHEA Lead and HR Generalist- Emergencies to ensure that a roster of PSHEA/Safeguarding specialists is created so that we have the capacity needed to provide support on an ongoing basis in emergencies.

The post holder is also responsible for the delivery of the Safeguarding and PSHEA teams road map, working closely with the Safeguarding lead and deputy lead to ensure that the HQ authorized training program is delivered in country offices, and to support with investigations and capacity building of focal points and investigators.

This is a global role therefore, travel is a key aspect of this role. The post holder is required to travel to locations of humanitarian disaster and conflict as part of this role and should be willing and able to do so.

Responsibilities:

  • Rapid response in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Capacity Building support and advice and guidance to stakeholders
  • Global Referencing and vetting checks
  • Support SHEA/ CP Investigations CARE USA Country office
  • Emergency Roster- PSHEA/CP (Development and maintenance)
  • All other assigned duties as directed by the Safeguarding and PSHEA Lead

Qualifications:

  • Degree level of education or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of safeguarding experience
  • Previous experience of humanitarian work (3-5 years)
  • Training in managing sensitive investigations
  • Training in interview skills and techniques or mediation techniques
  • Understanding and experience of the first phase of humanitarian response and the unique pressures faced in this period
  • Must have previous experience of managing sensitive and serious investigations involving SEA
  • Must have a high level of resilience and ability to remain calm under difficult circumstances
  • Must have experience of managing organizational change and uncertainty
  • Must be able to impartial in the most challenging situations
  • Must have excellent problem – solving, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Highly confidential and discreet
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining trust
  • Experienced trainer, facilitator, and mediator

About the Organization

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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