Closing Date : 2019-11-15
Duty Station : Nairobi, Kenya
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Organization: Options Consultancy Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Nov 2019

The Safeguarding Officer will work to ensure the highest standards of safeguarding are enshrined and adhered to across the programme s implementation. The Safeguarding Officer will be responsible for promoting a strong safeguarding and Do No Harm culture across the programme, with a focus on at-risk girls, FGM survivors, grassroots activists, and team members.


Working with experts in Emotional Wellbeing and Do No Harm, the Safeguarding Officer will be responsible for developing policies, procedures and processes which are in line with Options guidelines and with sector best practices and will ensure that these are embedded in the programme through trainings, technical support, and design of relevant tools and resources.

The Safeguarding Officer will have substantial demonstrable experience in Safeguarding, and FGM and/or Gender Based Violence in an international development setting, and with embedding culture change management, working with the concepts of organisational cultures.

Core responsibilities include:

Development of Safeguarding policies, procedures and tools that are centred on at-risk girls, FGM survivors, activists and others, and ensure that these resources are contextually appropriate and relevant across focal countries;Embedding a culture of safeguarding across the programme through resources, technical training and working closely with staff, consortium members and stakeholders;Risk management and case management of policy breach investigationsMonitoring, evaluation and learning of safeguarding activities

Person specification:

Commitment to Do No Harm and Safeguarding principlesSignificant demonstrated technical safeguarding knowledgeExperience of developing safeguarding policies, processes, procedures and toolsExperience disseminating safeguarding knowledge to teams, including remotely, via trainings, presentations and/or otherExperience managing safeguarding policy breach investigations, and case managementExperience in risk managementProject cycle management, including monitoring and evaluation of safeguarding activitiesAbility to lead the design and implementation of safeguarding strategiesThe ability to communicate complex concepts to a variety of audiences/stakeholdersStrong interpersonal skillsFluency in English; working proficiency in French desirableStrong preference for candidates with the right to live and work in Kenya


Options offers a comprehensive and competitive salary and benefits package.

Other information:

Options is an equal opportunities employer.

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.

How to apply:

Application process:

To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Candidates should state the role in the subject headerClosing date for applications is: 15 November 2019. However, applications will be considered on a rolling basis.Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

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