Regional Technical Officer – Child Safeguarding

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To apply, email your résumé to:
ciresumes@children.org

Reports to: Program Officer - Child and Youth Development

About Children International

Children International is a community development organization that works to eradicate poverty around the world. We believe that ending poverty starts with children. Without help, children in poverty become adults in poverty. Our vision is to bring people and partners together to break this generational cycle through programs focused on health, education, life skills and employment. Through a long-term, customized approach, we work with children for the first two decades of their lives. We’re in it for the long haul because we know that the children, we support in 10 countries deserve a fighting chance, and sustainable change takes time.

Children International’s work is made possible by generous sponsors, donors, strategic partners, more than 4,000 dedicated community volunteers, and approximately 1,200 employees, most of whom are local to the areas where we work. To ensure our programs give children, youth and families the best possible chance of breaking the poverty cycle, we are elevating our practices for growing our people talent worldwide. That’s where you come in.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Child Safeguarding Systems and Processes

    • Maintains up-to-date standard operating procedures to implement the CSPP, including compliance with needed standard operating procedures at each agency level.
    • Ensures that the CSPP are full implemented at agency levels.

Case Management

    • Engages with particularly complex or sensitive cases from his/her assigned region as needed to support the agencies.

Support and Capacity Building

    • Supports Child Safeguarding Officers at the agency level through capacity-building. consultation, debriefs and dissemination of best practices.
    • Provides appropriate training on the CSPP needed by internal stakeholders.
    • Provides onboarding training on the CSPP to all Child Safeguarding Officers, as well as other forms of technical training to carry out their roles.
    • Facilitates community of practice for Child Safeguarding Officers in the region.
    • Support ongoing identification of local services and programs and establish referral pathway to mitigate risk, respond to child safeguarding concerns, fill gaps, and strengthen capacity.

Reporting and Assessment

    • Monitor, analyze and follow-up on incident reporting tracker and train staff on incident report writing.
    • Establish clear recommendations related to reported child safeguarding concerns and oversee development of a time-bound plan of action and lines of accountability.
    • Oversee assessment of child protection risks and gaps in services observed through reporting.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Three to five years of experience in child safeguarding, preferably overseeing multiple locations.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the social sciences, preferably in Social Work, Psychology, or related field.
  • Languages: If designated as officer to Latin America, must be fluent in spoken and written English and Spanish. If designated to Asia/Africa must be fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child safeguarding systems and practices, and the ability to identify needed changes and improvements.
  • Proven documentation skills that reflect an ability to convey events with accuracy, sufficient detail, timeliness, and objectivity.
  • Demonstrated ability to critically evaluate incidents and provide constructive advice and guidance, while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate successfully with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally, with a proven ability and willingness to use assertiveness with staff across various levels of authority in interest of keeping children safe.
  • Proven experience with staff presentations and facilitating training and working sessions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining an environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Strictly observe confidentiality and strong ethics with respect to all beneficiary information/financial and other organizational data.
  • Comply with and ensure adherence to the agency’s policies, safety and security protocols and child safeguarding norms and guidelines by self as well all stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Promote diversity and inclusion, value other cultures, and demonstrate respect while relating with all organizational constituents irrespective of their race, color, faiths, gender, sexual orientation, age, caste, disabilities, experiences, beliefs, and ethnicity.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENT

Willingness to travel up to 10% of the time.

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