The conflict in Ukraine is resulting in a major humanitarian crisis with over 3 million people having fled to neighboring countries, and millions displaced within Ukraine. Plan International is responding to the crisis and working in partnership with civil society organisations in Poland, Romania, and Moldova to meet the key needs of those affected by the crisis as well as host communities.
This position will play a key role in the support to country level activities and will provide technical support and guidance to Plan International teams and partners in Poland, Romania, and Moldova. A priority focus will be on supporting Plan International and its partners to DO NO
HARM to children, program participants and affected community members that we serve. This will be done through supporting integration and mainstreaming of safeguarding and prevention of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (PSHEA) in our interventions, ensuring that our contact, interventions and operations do not harm or put those that we serve at risk of being harmed. Should harm occur, the position will support immediate effective survivor centered responses.
The position will initially be remote but may well be based in one of the 3 countries in the future.
The Ukraine Hub is a service-oriented structure to support initiation of activities, and to help find solutions to problems as and when arise. Creative thinking and identifying work arounds to problems faced will be a critical element of the role.
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
· Experience of working in an international context on Safeguarding/Child Safeguarding, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Protection and Gender Based Violence, particularly in humanitarian settings
· Proven experience of using and promoting the Core Humanitarian Standard and related tools and guidelines.
· Good experience of embedding Safeguarding/PSEA or related practice into programmes – particularly humanitarian programmes – with experience developing risk management structures
· Significant experience of the humanitarian system and associated coordination mechanisms.
· Proven experience and ability to design and deliver training.
· Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate, negotiate and influence at all levels, considering cultural and language difficulties.
· Track record of strong facilitation, networking, and influencing skills in person and remotely.
· Skilled in risk identification and mitigation.
· Strong competencies on monitoring and evaluation of safeguarding and PSHEA mechanisms.
· High degree of organisational ability, working well to deadlines. Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work flexible hours in the event of emergencies.
· Passionate about safeguarding and PSHEA
· Diplomatic, culturally and politically sensitive
· Experience of supporting complex safeguarding and SHEA investigations.
· Demonstrated experience of working with highly sensitive material in a confidential way; ability to show empathy for the challenges survivors face in reporting safeguarding concerns and the pressures
· Proficiency in Ukrainian, Polish, Romanian, or Moldovan languages.
For the full role profile please follow this link Role Profile_Roving Safeguarding Specialist_Ukraine Response Hub_April2022.docx
Location: Location: Flexible where Plan International has a legal entity and the applicant has the pre-existing right to work and live. Travel to Poland, Romania or Moldova is likely.
Applicable locations may include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Type of Role: Fixed Term
Reports to: Accountability to Affected Populations Specialist
Closing Date: 23rd April 2022
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