Advisor II – Regional Partner Safeguarding, CARO(210000TS), Conseiller II – Partenaire Régional Sauvegarde, CARO(210000TS), Central Africa, Catholic Relief Services

Advisor II – Regional Partner Safeguarding, CARO – (210000TS), Conseiller II – Partenaire Régional Sauvegarde, CARO – (210000TS), Central Africa, Catholic Relief Services

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle


Job Title:             Advisor II- Regional Partner Safeguarding, Central Africa

Job Type:            Regular, Full Time

Job Location:     Home-based Telecommuting

Reports to:         Deputy Regional Director, Central Africa

Salary Grade:     10

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

Job Summary:

The regional partner safeguarding advisor will ensure  and oversee the implementation of the forthcoming CRS partner safeguarding procedures through capacity building efforts and technical guidance to Country Programs and partner organisations, in line with CRS principles and standards, donor guidelines and industry best practices.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

In coordination with the regional office, oversee the roll-out process of the partner safeguarding procedures/minimum standards across the region

Act as a liaison between the Ethics Unit and the region/Country Programs on partner safeguarding

Participate in coordination meetings and a global community of practice (lead by the Ethics Unit) alongside the other regional partner safeguarding advisors

Provide ongoing and ad-hoc remote and in-country technical support to Country Programs, in particular to Partner safeguarding Focal Points, and partners on partner safeguarding (e.g. support in adapting, contextualising and reviewing training materials and tools, co-facilitate safeguarding trainings for partners, review of policies)

Design new or adapt/contextualise existing tools and resources as needed and in consultation with the Ethics Unit

Establish and lead a regional community of practice on partner safeguarding for all Country Program Partner Safeguarding Focal Points to support learning and experience sharing across Country Programs in the region

Review relevant project proposals when relevant and needed

Coordinate and Collaborate with the regional Caritas office on safeguarding capacity building efforts in the region

Share new partner safeguarding resources, approaches, news, and updates with relevant and interested regional and Country Program staff

Coordinate with relevant regional teams, including regional Technical Advisors, regional compliance unit, DRD MQ, DRD PQ regarding partner safeguarding support to ensure complementarity in effort

Basic Qualifications

Minimum of five years of experience in the humanitarian or development sector

Minimum of three years of experience in the field of protection or safeguarding

Minimum of three years of experience in training and/or partnership capacity building including the design and delivery of systems and trainings

Experience facilitating collaboration between partners and different departments and country programs

Education and Experience

University degree in Social Work, Development, Project Management, Organizational Development, Psychology or Public Administration

Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred

Required Languages: Proficient speaking and writing in both English and French.

Travel – up to 30% in any one calendar year

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (SKAs)

Promotes the integration of a survivor centred approach in all areas of their work

Contributes to safeguarding risk assessment and mitigation strategies in relation to areas of their work

Promotes widespread awareness and where applicable, use of safeguarding reporting channels throughout their work

Knowledge of industry safeguarding/sexual exploitation and abuse principles and standards

Excellent interpersonal, communication, representation, and networking skills

Supervisory Responsibilities: Potentially interns/volunteers

Work Conditions/Environment Conditions: Telecommuting position


Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.


Continuous Improvement & Innovation

Builds Relationships

Develops Talent

Strategic Mindset

Accountability & Stewardship

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Note:  All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.

EOE/M/F/D/V – CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Primary Location: Central Africa

Job: Cross-Functional

Organization: Catholic Relief Services

Schedule: Regular

Shift: Standard

Job Type: Full-time

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Job Posting: Dec 16, 2021, 11:06:38 PM

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