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Organization: Relief International
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 05 Sep 2019

Position: Protection and Safeguarding Officer (for local national only, Pakistani)

Reports to: Education Project Manager

Location: Peshawar, Pakistan

About RI: Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 18 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Relief International includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure. In addition, RI has country offices registered as affiliates of one of the alliance members in an additional 18 countries.

Position Summary: The post holder will support efforts to refine RI’s protection and safeguarding approaches across its Pakistan programs. S/he will provide ongoing technical support to field teams and partners across RI’s portfolio to strengthen best practices, tools, and implementing strategies for protection and safeguarding. The post holder will also ensure that RI’s Protection policies and procedures are effectively implemented in the country and field offices and that protection/safeguarding matters are responded to in a sensitive manner. S/he must know/learn and abide by organizational rules, regulations, and donor requirements concerning protection and safeguarding.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Keep informed of current legislation, statutory and other guidance with regards to safeguarding, child and adult protection, and sharing with staff on a regular basis.
  • Develop protection and safeguarding training materials; work with country teams to identify and address training and awareness gaps, and; lead investigations of protection and safeguarding incidents that occur in the course of RI’s work.
  • Strengthen protection and safeguarding practices throughout the project life cycle at project, program and country level strategies for RI.
  • Act as the first point of contact for any safeguarding, child and adult protection concerns, providing timely, relevant support and advice in order to safeguard staff and beneficiaries
  • Attend safeguarding related meetings and participate in protection-related forums
  • Maintain up to date, accurate, confidential records.
  • Provide, collate and monitor regular, accurate and timely data on safeguarding and child protection incidents and outcomes.

Qualifications & Requirements: This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in demanding and often difficult environments.

  • A master’s degree or equivalent experience in a field related to humanitarian assistance and international development
  • 3-5 years’ experience in protection and safeguarding program design and implementation in fragile context settings
  • Proven experience responding to and managing sensitive protection / safeguarding matters in a confidential manner
  • Experience developing protection and safeguarding resource materials, including guidance, tools, and best practices
  • Experience in providing training to staff on protection and safeguarding
  • Excellent oral and written English and Urdu communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills and resourcefulness
  • Willingness and ability to travel

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.

We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

How to apply:

Please submit application package here:

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