Call for Application: Safeguarding Consultant

Global Fund
Abuja
Posted 2 weeks ago

Call for Application: Safeguarding Consultant

Required services: Consultancy to provide technical support to the Program Management Team of the NAHI grant

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Proposed dates:  November-January 2023

Commencement Date: November 17th, 2022

Duration: 3 Months

Background

The Global Fund supported National Aligned HIV/AIDs Initiative, NAHI has an overarching goal of contributing to the reduction of the incidence of new HIV infections as well as the mortality and morbidity due to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria both in general and key/vulnerable populations. Some program participants are more vulnerable to harm than others. Therefore, the GF NAHI project ensures that safeguarding efforts are tailored towards protecting program participants and project staff from any form of harassment and violence, including sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), child abuse, and human trafficking – that may be committed by project staff, volunteers, or partner staff.

Description/Purpose of the consultancy

The Global Fund supported National Aligned HIV/AIDs Initiative, NAHI has an overarching goal of contributing to the reduction of the incidence of new HIV infections as well as the mortality and morbidity due to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria both in general and key/vulnerable populations. Some program participants are more vulnerable to harm than others. Therefore, the GF NAHI project ensures that safeguarding efforts are tailored towards protecting program participants and project staff from any form of harassment and violence, including sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), child abuse, and human trafficking – that may be committed by project staff, volunteers, or partner staff.

Objectives of the consultancy:

The objective of this consultancy is therefore to support SR program managers/program staffs to ensure integration and compliance to safeguarding policy in all programmatic and operations activities. The Safeguarding Focal Person (SFP) will support in raising awareness about the project safeguarding/PSEAH measures including the Code of Conduct. The SFP will support in promoting the participation of affected populations and training of the Subaward Recipients (SRs) so they are aware of the organization’s PSEAH measures and Code of Conduct, and of their right to protection including how they would raise a concern and report about Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (SEAH) and other safeguarding concerns.

Consultancy Overview and Role

The services of the Safeguarding Consultant with the HQ team will include the following:

  • Support in raising awareness about the project safeguarding/PSEAH measures including the Code of Conduct.
  • Support in facilitating training of trainers’ workshop on FHI 360 Safeguarding policies and monitor stepdown training of partners and program participants.
  • Work closely programs technical staff in developing training design and contents for training of program participants.
  • The SFP will support in promoting the participation of affected populations and training of the Subaward Recipients (SRs) so they are aware of the organization’s PSEAH measures and Code of Conduct, and of their right to protection including how they would raise a concern and report about Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (SEAH) and other safeguarding concerns.
  • Work with SR program managers to establish community-level complaints mechanisms that facilitate reporting of concerns by program participants, service recipients and other community members.
  • Work with the PR communication and media team to ensure communication materials/contents on different media platforms do not carry identifiable information and uphold the dignity and respect of those sharing their stories. Participants must know, agree, and understand how their stories will be shared by signing an informed consent form.
  • Plan and support any investigation of an SEAH incident necessary. Discuss subsequent action required, to ensure the safety and welfare of individuals in cases of SEAH caused by the organization.

Specific deliverables:

Based on the activities listed above, the Consultants are expected to produce or accomplish the following:

  1. Support in facilitating training of trainers’ workshop on FHI 360 Safeguarding policies and monitor stepdown training of partners and program participants.
  2. Work closely programs technical staff in developing training design and contents for training of program participants
  3. Support in promoting the participation of affected populations and training of the Subaward Recipients (SRs) so they are aware of the organization’s PSEAH measures and Code of Conduct, and of their right to protection
  4. Attend review meetings with program technical staff to understand training needs and expectations.
  5. Submit a monthly report of the consultancy assignment to AHNI.

Qualifications

Qualification:

  • At least a Bachelor degree in Social Work, Psychology, Communications, Law, Education or relevant professional qualification.
  • Minimum of 4 years post NYSC relevant work experience.
  • Direct or indirect experience of child protection practice and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Knowledge of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Nigeria Child Rights Acts, child protection policies and practice as well as current issues in relation to safeguarding children in the Nigeria context.
  • Good data management, data analysis, computer literacy and excellent documentation and report writing skills in English are necessary.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of child safeguarding, child protection, gender, PSEA or SGBV
  • Ability to communicate complex and sensitive information as well as facilitate training to a wide and diverse audience
  • Commitment to and understanding of child rights, as well as of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

Work Experience:

  • Carrying out a substantial safeguarding role to include dealing with a range of issues such as abuse, neglect,  CSE
  • Making appropriate referrals into Children and/or Adult Social Care
  • Completing safeguarding related risk assessments, putting in place relevant control measures that leads to informed decisions
  • Developing working relationships internally and with external agencies successfully
  • Delivering safeguarding related staff training
  • Attending statutory, multi-agency and family meetings
  • Ability to deal with situations sensitively and with empathy, both face to face and telephone communication

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Have a good, sound, working knowledge of current safeguarding, child and adult protection legislation, statutory and other related guidance
  • Have a good, sound, working knowledge of current data protection and confidentiality related legislation, statutory and other related guidance
  • Preparing and presenting safeguarding, child and adult protection reports and information
  • A knowledge of available safeguarding support services and referral routes
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Capable of working under operational pressure in a challenging environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines effectively
  • Excellent communication, negotiating, mediating and interpersonal skills, in particular, an ability to relate well to young people, parents/carers, colleagues and professionals
  • Able to establish and maintain positive and professional relationship
  • Ability to work in a crisis situation

Method of Application

Interested and Qualified candidates should send in their Curriculum Vitae to AHNi to gf_advert@ahnigeria.org.

Deadline for submission of application is November 24th 2022.

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