Position Title: Safeguarding Lead
Activation Date: 20 October, 2021 Announced Date: 20 October, 2021 Expire Date: 31 October, 2021
About Marie Stopes International Afghanistan:
Marie Stopes International Afghanistan (MSIA) was established after registration with the government of Afghanistan in August 2002. MSIA follows the global mission statement of MSI, which is children by choice not by chance. Our focus is to contribute in reducing maternal mortality ratio, providing quality and sustainable MCH/RH and family planning services and information across all provinces of Afghanistan in coordination with Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan.
MSIA is currently operating in 14 provinces of Afghanistan namely, Kabul, Balkh, Herat, Jawzjan Faryab, Nengarhar, Baghlan, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Takhar, Samangan, Helmand, kandahar and Kapisa.
MSIA delivers MCH/RH and family planning services through various channels such that centres, outreaches, social marketing and MS Ladies. With the Power of Ten strategy, MSI focuses on strategic and technical leadership in producing, interpreting and using high quality evidence to fulfill its mission of children by choice not chance. MSI is keeping the client at the center of our work and strengthening our development as an evidence-based organization.
Safeguarding Leads must ensure that hiring managers and human resource teams:
- Use job advertisements that inform prospective candidates about our safeguarding values and the behaviors we expect them to uphold
- Ask values-based interview questions designed to identify candidates’ values, attitudes, and motivations
- Conduct the relevant pre-employment checks to determine a candidate’s suitability to work with MSI’s clients
- Safeguarding Leads must ensure that all MSI team members have a clear understanding of ethical standards of conduct expected of them, behaviors that constitute sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment, physical or mental abuse, discrimination, and other forms of individual harm; all of which violate MSI’s Safeguarding Policies.
- Ensure that how to use MSI’s Speak Up Channels to raise concerns, and how to sensitively respond to and support survivors of abuse
Safeguarding Leads have a responsibility to:
- Raise awareness of MSI’s Speak Up mechanisms to ensure those affected by, or who witness abuse, harassment or discrimination know how to report their concerns. MSI’s client-facing Speak Up Posters must be clearly visible across all service delivery sites, and staff-facing Speak Up Posters must be visible across all MSI regional and support offices.
- Sensitively respond to disclosures of abuse, harassment, discrimination or any other kind of harm in line with the WHO’s LIVES approach
- Embed systems forward to board reporting. Ensuring that when concerns are raised, they always reach the Country Director, Regional Director, or the Director of Legal, Safeguarding & Donor Compliance, within 24 hours of the incident being discovered. Meaning all team members are clear how and who to escalate concerns to, even when key people are on leave.
- Establish partnerships with safe specialist organizations where safeguarding victims can be referred to for specialist follow-up care and support. Referral networks must be vetted and clear on their duty to provide excellent client-centered care and maintain privacy and confidentiality.
- Support to Country Director manages safeguarding cases (as required). Safeguarding Leads may be able to assist with: providing follow-up support to survivors, conducting investigations, and actioning recommendations from the investigation to prevent future safeguarding concerns.
Master in Law/ Social Science or related fields.
- Experience doing project monitoring and investigation.
- Multi-disciplinary experience of working successfully with senior managers to deliver major operational change with a track record of delivering results to high standards.
- Experience of planning and undertaking training programs/workshops in safeguarding at a range of levels (e.g. field workers, community-based staff, project staff).
- Ability to deliver results against demanding timetables and in the face of competing demands.
- Ability to travel and work within challenging environments.
- Awareness of own strengths and weaknesses and evidence of commitment to self-managed personal development.
Interested candidates are requested to send their CV along with Cover letter in 1 Word/PDF file (NO Educational and Work Certificates) to the attention of following email (email@example.com) no later than closing date.
Your email subject line should contain the Position title, Vacancy Number & Job Location otherwise your application will not be considered.