Safeguarding Advisor
Plan International
Nigeria
1m ago
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The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity.

We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

This role is contingent on proposal award. If awarded this role can be based from Plan Internationals offices in either Kenya, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali, Somaliland / Somalia.

Plan International seeks an outstanding Safeguarding Advisor to provide safeguarding technical support to the design, implementation and monitoring of the anticipated Supporting the Africa Led Movement to End FGM Programme which will be implemented across 6 countries (Kenya, Somaliland / Somalia, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali) with an expected budget of approximately £35 million over five years.

The project will focus on accelerating the pace of change to end FGM and achieving results at scale. The programme looks at achieving change at scale in the chosen countries, but also reinforcing this with a more global approach to grassroots networks and campaigns / advocacy.

The programme will deliver community-level projects to end FGM by changing attitudes and behaviours towards harmful practices, empowering communities to protect the safety, rights and choices of women and girls.

Responsibilities

  • Provide safeguarding advice across the consortium during programme design / co-creation phase and implementation to support the successful integration of safeguarding into operations.
  • Develop a programme safeguarding framework based on Plan safeguarding minimum standards and monitor its timely implementation.
  • Ensure the well-functioning and alignment of the safeguarding incident reporting system with Plan in country safeguarding reporting mechanisms.
  • Where needed, provide support and advice in dealing with alleged cases of safeguarding abuses and concerns including initiating, assisting with any necessary investigations and survivor’s care in line with appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the development of safeguarding tools, guidelines, training modules and awareness raising material in collaboration with the COs, safeguarding focal points and local implementing partners.
  • Provide support to in country safeguarding focal point to deliver safeguarding training with staff and partners and to develop and integrate safeguarding in partners due diligence assessment.
  • Support M&E colleagues in formulating relevant safeguarding indicators and support process of adapting programming to ensure that interventions maintain a positive impact and do no harm.
  • Review and strengthen safeguarding systems and processes within the team and partners and conduct safeguarding supervision visits in intervention areas.
  • Collaborate with and provide advice to key teams to ensure that safeguarding risk identification and management strategies are developed for sensitive activities
  • Review on a regular basis the safeguarding risk register to make sure that new risks are identified, and mitigation measures planned and implemented
  • Support and contribute to the writing of the inception report to the donor and other regular reports to be produced throughout the programme
  • Present to various audiences on the safeguarding aspects of the programme design and implementation and support the process of dissemination of learning.
  • Support the development of safeguarding costed annual workplans, as needed.
  • The Person

    In order to succeed in the challenging and varied role, you will have extensive experience in the following areas :

  • Extensive technical knowledge in thematic area of Safeguarding and protection, including knowledge of current trends and policies;
  • Experience of developing and implementing safeguarding frameworks, including for large complex projects, at country and / or regional level,
  • Experience in implementing community level social norms and FGM / HTP interventions and / or acting as a technical advisor to such programmes an advantage
  • Experience in case management is a strong advantage
  • Experience of working with / through partners, including building technical capacity of implementing partner organisations
  • Experience of working in one or several of the proposed countries and strong understanding of context and contextual challenges faced by communities in the country is an advantage
  • Strong public presentation skills and ability to represent the programme to a variety of audiences ranging from government representatives, donor, academic institutions, civil society, community representatives, and other as required.
  • Advanced report writing skills.
  • Diploma and language
  • Advanced degree in a relevant field, for example, Gender Studies, Development Studies, or Sociology
  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of French / Arabic / local languages would be an advantage
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
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    Plan International

    Plan International is an international organisation or development which works in 51 countries across Africa, the Americas, and Asia to promote the safeguarding of children.

    It is a nonprofit organisation and is one of the world's largest organisations based on children, it works in 58,000 communities with the help of volunteers to improve how 56 million children live.

    The charity also has 21 national organisations who have been given the responsibility to oversee the raising of funds and awareness in their individual countries.

    The organisation puts an emphasis on communities working together in order to address the needs of children around the world.

    The NGO focuses on child participation, education, economic security, emergencies, health, protection, sexual health (including HIV), and water and sanitation.

    It provides training in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, and has worked on relief efforts in countries including Haiti, Colombia and Japan.

    Plan International also sponsors the Because I Am a Girl campaign, which has published many stories focusing on the struggle of young women in the developing world.

    Plan International was founded during the Spanish Civil War by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and aid worker Eric Muggeridge.

    When they witnessed the conflict change the lives of children, they founded Foster Parents Plan for Children in Spain’, which would later change its name to Plan International.

    Set up in 1937, the organisation provided food, shelter and clothing to children whose lives had been destroyed by the war.

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    The Organisation

    Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

    We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

    And it’s girls who are most affected.

    Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

    We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity.

    We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

    We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

    The Opportunity

    This role is contingent on proposal award. If awarded this role can be based from Plan Internationals offices in either Kenya, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali, Somaliland / Somalia.

    Plan International seeks an outstanding Safeguarding Advisor to provide safeguarding technical support to the design, implementation and monitoring of the anticipated Supporting the Africa Led Movement to End FGM Programme which will be implemented across 6 countries (Kenya, Somaliland / Somalia, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali) with an expected budget of approximately £35 million over five years.

    The project will focus on accelerating the pace of change to end FGM and achieving results at scale. The programme looks at achieving change at scale in the chosen countries, but also reinforcing this with a more global approach to grassroots networks and campaigns / advocacy.

    The programme will deliver community-level projects to end FGM by changing attitudes and behaviours towards harmful practices, empowering communities to protect the safety, rights and choices of women and girls.

    Responsibilities

  • Provide safeguarding advice across the consortium during programme design / co-creation phase and implementation to support the successful integration of safeguarding into operations.
  • Develop a programme safeguarding framework based on Plan safeguarding minimum standards and monitor its timely implementation.
  • Ensure the well-functioning and alignment of the safeguarding incident reporting system with Plan in country safeguarding reporting mechanisms.
  • Where needed, provide support and advice in dealing with alleged cases of safeguarding abuses and concerns including initiating, assisting with any necessary investigations and survivor’s care in line with appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the development of safeguarding tools, guidelines, training modules and awareness raising material in collaboration with the COs, safeguarding focal points and local implementing partners.
  • Provide support to in country safeguarding focal point to deliver safeguarding training with staff and partners and to develop and integrate safeguarding in partners due diligence assessment.
  • Support M&E colleagues in formulating relevant safeguarding indicators and support process of adapting programming to ensure that interventions maintain a positive impact and do no harm.
  • Review and strengthen safeguarding systems and processes within the team and partners and conduct safeguarding supervision visits in intervention areas.
  • Collaborate with and provide advice to key teams to ensure that safeguarding risk identification and management strategies are developed for sensitive activities
  • Review on a regular basis the safeguarding risk register to make sure that new risks are identified, and mitigation measures planned and implemented
  • Support and contribute to the writing of the inception report to the donor and other regular reports to be produced throughout the programme
  • Present to various audiences on the safeguarding aspects of the programme design and implementation and support the process of dissemination of learning.
  • Support the development of safeguarding costed annual workplans, as needed. The Person In order to succeed in the challenging and varied role, you will have extensive experience in the following areas :
  • Extensive technical knowledge in thematic area of Safeguarding and protection, including knowledge of current trends and policies;
  • Experience of developing and implementing safeguarding frameworks, including for large complex projects, at country and / or regional level,
  • Experience in implementing community level social norms and FGM / HTP interventions and / or acting as a technical advisor to such programmes an advantage
  • Experience in case management is a strong advantage
  • Experience of working with / through partners, including building technical capacity of implementing partner organisations
  • Experience of working in one or several of the proposed countries and strong understanding of context and contextual challenges faced by communities in the country is an advantage
  • Strong public presentation skills and ability to represent the programme to a variety of audiences ranging from government representatives, donor, academic institutions, civil society, community representatives, and other as required.
  • Advanced report writing skills.
  • Diploma and language
  • Advanced degree in a relevant field, for example, Gender Studies, Development Studies, or Sociology
  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of French / Arabic / local languages would be an advantage
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
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