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Safeguarding Officer


Posted on January 14, 2020

3 - 4 years Lebanon - Lebanon

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The Safeguarding Officer is the first point of contact, concerning safeguarding matters at Caritas Lebanon. She/he will seek to ensure the implementation of safeguarding policy, raise awareness and promote safeguarding best practices. The Safeguarding officer is responsible for ensuring safeguarding concerns involving children, young people and adults at risk are managed in a confidential and safe way in line with Caritas Lebanon safeguarding policy and complaint handling mechanism
Safeguarding implementation and capacity building
Lead on the roll out, sensitisation and implementation of Caritas Lebanon safeguarding policy and practices
Coordinate with the relevant Caritas Departments/Units (Quality Management Dep. & Learning & Development Dep.) to identify training needs, develop a capacity plan, source providers, and preparing resources
Provide support and guidance to Departments/Units on the safeguarding rolling out and safeguarding-related matters
Develop, as required, materials related to the safeguarding policies, for use in induction, information and training across the organisation
Keep up to date with current safeguarding best practices and ensuring the dissemination of information and updates to relevant staff and senior management
Attend all relevant external meetings including but not limited to protection conferences, core-working groups including PSEA, child protection, etc.
Safeguarding and complaint mechanism
Serve as Caritas Lebanon s first point-of-call for any emerged concerns regarding safeguarding
Ensure safeguarding concerns are documented, responded to, monitored and managed promptly and appropriately to due process
Maintain at all times an updated, accurate and confidential recording system
Make case referrals internally when appropriate
Fulfil other reasonable duties and responsibilities, as requested by the line manager
Attend internal safeguarding related meetings
Establish and maintain positive and professional relationships with staff, volunteers, and others as part of duties
Liaise with the incumbent over safeguarding issues
Business Skills
Technical knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding, Protection, Child protection and Core Humanitarian standards, in an international context
Capacity building and facilitation skills
Ability to build relationships with a range of stakeholders
Excellent systems knowledge (Office 365, CRM)
Fluency in written and spoken Arabic & English
Ability to build rapport and communicate effectively, especially in a multi-cultural setting
Willingness to take ownership and to be accountable
Commitment to justice and development
Computer Skills:
Computer Skills: Microsoft office all applications
Professional experience in a relevant role working with adults and/or children
Experience of implementing, working with or demonstrated understanding of Protection, and Safeguarding
Relevant professional experience in the field of sexual exploitation and abuse, protection, gender-based violence, gender mainstreaming and/or humanitarian affairs
Experience in conducting training sessions
3 years experience in social care, development or related sector
Qualification in protection, social care, humanitarian or international development or related area

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