Job Description/RequirementsHabitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seekingtalented professionals for the roles of Regional Safeguarding Advisorsfor Europe/Middle East/Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Thesepositions will lead the respective operational approach to fulfillingHabitat’s safeguarding commitments for the region as well as contributeto enhancing Habitat’s global technical capacity within Safeguarding.The advisors will lead the regional safeguarding planning andimplementation across the region, supporting significant capacitybuilding and bolstering compliance with Habitat’s Safeguarding Standardswithin all respective operating entities. This will includecoordinating capacity building, promoting safe programming, enhancingsafe partnerships, delivering trainings, establishing metrics, meetingdonor compliance, risk management, supporting the mainstreaming ofsafeguarding throughout operations, especially when engaging directlywith communities and through partners. Additionally, these roles willfocus on global capability enhancement through working closely with theglobal safeguarding team to develop systems/procedures and enhancestandards.Key Responsibilities:Safeguarding ChampionChampion safeguarding policies and accompanying policy guidancesupport materials, including strong advocacy for safeguarding across alllevels of business to promote a culture of safeguarding.Provide quality and accessible advice, support and guidance tomanagers and staff through supporting the effort for adequatesafeguarding measures are integrated into office operations, processesand programs as outlined by Habitat’s Safeguarding Standards and othercore documents.Act as a reporting avenue for safeguarding related issues, concernsor experiences and foster an environment where all potentialsafeguarding misconducts are reported as per Habitat’s SafeguardingPolicy.Represents Habitat regionally in safeguarding matters.Drive safeguarding regional strategy.Establish safeguarding implementation plan/annual plan for the region and monitors progress against plan.RegionalCapacity BuildingCreate, support, and nurture a network of safeguarding focal points across the region at the country and program levels.Collaborate with and provide advice to key teams and/or departmentswithin the offices to promote fulfillment of that safeguarding riskanalysis, including risk identification and management strategies of thecountry’s processes, procedures and activities and appropriatemitigating actions are developed.Partner with the program team to enhance safeguardingawareness-raising in communities where Habitat operates and the MEALteam for raising awareness around community reporting mechanisms.Support program teams in building partner capacity in the areas of safeguarding.Lead safeguarding training delivery for the region.Safeguarding standards are applied throughout the region.Manages the overall compliance to Habitat’s Safeguarding Standardswith support from leadership, including coordination of capacitybuilding and assessments of regional entities.Undertake and or support the development of local safeguardingprocedures in line with mapping of local external environment(legislation, cultural considerations, etc.) and global guidelines.Project and Proposal DevelopmentOperate as technical partners on safeguarding matters in regards to program design, proposal formulation, donor compliance, etc.Case ManagementWith respect to safeguarding investigations, provide advice oncase assessment and recommendations, and support fact-gathering under asneeded based on consultation with the investigations team.SuccessCriteria:Level of compliance by the Area Office and respective country programs within the region with Habitat’s Safeguarding Standards.Progress made against regional strategy development and roll-out.Capacity building efforts resulting in strengthen safeguarding within Habitat operations.Level of safer programming integration occurring throughout Habitat operations.Quality of support given to staff when safeguarding concerns arise.Ability to influence Habitat’s culture to work towards a ‘speak up culture’.Key Requirements:Bachelor's degree level of education in relevant field.3 to 5 years of safeguarding investigation experience indevelopment/humanitarian work or in similar fields such as protection,child protection, SGBV. Preferably in a international non-profitorganization.Experience dealing with sensitive matters - highly confidential and discrete – and ability to build/maintain trust.Experienced trainer, facilitator and mediator.Experienced in change management and project management skills.Must have a high level of resilience with the ability to be impartial and remain calm under difficult circumstances.Must be able to impartial in the most challenging situations.Must have excellent problem – solving, and decision-making skills.Excellent report writing and presentation skills.Preferred:Experience adhering to safeguarding compliance requirements from donors.A cover letter is required to be considered for these positions.
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