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Kampala, Uganda



June 14, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international, non-government operated organization. It was founded in the UK in 1919, with the goal of helping improve the lives of children worldwide.

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Job Title

Safeguarding Coordinator job at Save the Children

Job Description

Are you passionate about being an advocate for children? Do you want to use your expertise to bring about lasting change for children and be a part of an inspiring, dynamic global movement?

The Safeguarding Coordinator will take a lead in driving SCI endeavours in the focused area of work across the West Nile and Northern region. The coordinator will combine elements of monitoring and capacity building of staff, volunteers and partners, whilst enforcing compliance and accountability, management and investigation as well as aspects of advocacy across the region. The role holder will work in conjunction with the National Safeguarding Manager at Head office and the RAM and/or Project Managers in the region.

Duties and Responsibilities

Safeguarding Standards are applied throughout the West Nile & Northern Region

  • Coordinate with National Safeguarding Manager and monitor the overall implementation of safeguarding in West Nile & Northern Region

  • Safeguarding policy and local procedures are in place in the region.

  • Ensure that the safeguarding mechanisms are implemented, and feedback is given to the appreciate stakeholders.

  • Oversee and enforce follow-up in order to ensure maximum levels of compliance and competence.

  • Ensure all staff members – as well as other SC representatives - are familiar with our SGPolicy and Code of Conduct and informed and empowered on howto report.

  • Identify and utilise opportunities to integrate safeguarding approaches into all aspects of the projects, working effectively with the different project officers, coordinators and managers to achieve this.

  • Apply critical analysis to ensure that we live up to our commitment to making Save the Children safe for children by ensuring child safeguarding concerns are reported effectively in line with the policy, acting as focal point person for the project.

  • Ensure that concerns are followed up safely, effectively and efficiently and to the required standards.

  • Provide guidance to staff and where appropriate, with support from the National Safeguarding Manager undertake Safeguarding investigations, sometimes in challenging environments and to rigorous timescales and standards.

  • Ensure that Safeguarding is integrated in all contracts including partnership and contractors’ agreements.

  • Assess partners, sub-contractor Safeguarding capacities and compatibility to SC safeguarding policy and standards, advise on capacity building activities and help build capacity of partners and other external actors as agreed to.

  • Support National Safeguarding Manager to develop a database on core training including Safeguarding and get relevant update from HR on who is trained on safeguarding.

  • Develop IEC materials on Safeguarding Policy, associated policy guidelines and local procedures within response locations, such as leaflets and posters, including child-friendly material.

  • Ensure materials are adequately disseminated and used within the organization.

Safeguarding Leader and Champion across West Nile & Northern Region

  • Identify potential risks to children in all the project activities including workshops and events, plan mitigating measures and assign staff to be responsible for the implementation.

  • Undertake clear, strong advocacy in line with the Safeguarding Policy at National levels.

  • Deliver high quality, accessible and reliable support, guidance and capacity to emergency/ humanitarian response and programs team.

  • Ensure that a mapping of service providers for children is completed in Save the Children’s operational areas and local procedures are developed/up to date.

  • Ensure all incidences are reported in accordance with the Safeguarding timelines.

  • Ensure all mandatory reports are submitted in timely basis.

  • Ensure All child safeguarding concerns, allegations, and incidents are reported, recorded and investigated according to Local or Country procedures, and reach the National Safeguarding Manager within 24 hours.

Country roll-out and maintenance of training programmes and Capacity Building

  • Develop a capacity building plan for staff and partners and provide on-going mentoring and support.

  • Review and strengthen Safeguarding systems within the field office, planning and delivering training programs accordingly.

  • Serve as safeguarding lead focal point for the field office and lead on establishment of strong safeguarding procedures and risk assessment in all programme activities in accordance with the national strategies developed.

  • Ensure trainings on Safeguarding aredone for all staff, partners, suppliers and any associate of Save the Children representatives or associates.

  • Organise a refresher training once every 6 months for volunteers and project staff within the field officE Safe Programming and Safeguarding Practice promoted across the Regionand sectors.

  • Support project managers in ensuring that allplanned activities are, implemented and monitored through a Safeguarding lens.

  • Support staff and volunteers to take proactive steps to ensure that all programmingactivity identifies the potential risks andworks to eliminate and mitigate those risks.

  • Ensure that the tools and knowledge are made available to project staff and volunteers and that they know how to access support and guidance.

  • Support staff and volunteers to identify potential risks to children in all project activities including workshops andevents, plan mitigating measures and assign staff to be responsible for the implementation.

  • Act as an ambassador for Safeguarding atall times.

  • Role model high levels of professional safeguarding behaviour and maintain the standards required by the Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.


  • In collaboration with the monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning team, adapt and implement Complaint/Feedback Response Mechanisms (CFRM) involving beneficiaries and children.

  • Address all child & adult safeguarding concerns and take necessary mitigation measures in line with the local procedures and in coordination with the national safeguarding manager.

  • Support the development of joint procedures and relevant guidance/tools documents on safeguarding for reporting, investigation and case management.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Humanities.

  • At least 4 years working experience in Child Protection or training in an INGO.

  • Experience in child protection/ safeguarding practice in humanitarian setting.

  • Leadership experience within an INGO or similar other organisation working with vulnerable communities and children or with similar experience within Save the Children.

  • Experience of managing as well as undertaking complex child protection/safeguarding investigations andor disciplinary investigations

  • Multi-disciplinary experience of working successfully with senior managers in other parts of own/partner’s organisation to deliver major operational change with a track record of delivering results to high standards.

  • Experience of a lead role in national advocacy or policy work either in the field of Child

  • Protection/Safeguarding or Human Resource to achieve policy change.

  • Experience of building personal internal and external networks.

  • Experience of planning and undertaking training programmes/workshops in child protection/safeguarding at a range of levels (e.g. field workers, managers, senior managers and decision makers)

  • Excellent verbal communication and report writing skills in English.

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Demonstrable commitment to Children’s Rights

  • Ability to manage and maximise the benefits ofcultural diversity.

  • Self-sufficient, proactive self-motivating work styles

  • Ability to prioritise and deal with competing demands.

  • Ability to provide long distance support and establish supportive relationships and networks.

  • Ability to deliver results against demanding timetables and in the face of competing demands.

  • Ability to travel andwork within challenging environments.

  • Awareness of own strengths and weaknesses and evidence of commitment to self-managed personal development

  • Evidence of professional expertise, personal development and learning in the field of childcare.

  • Experience of working within hostile and challenging environments

  • Experience of work-relatedtravel in challenging environments

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