Senior Officer (f/m/d), Program Safeguarding
- Bonn or Berlin | as soon as possible
- full-time (40 h/week) | 2 years
Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. In 2016, IRC Germany was founded and is involved in the areas of education, economic wellbeing, and safety, legal protection, and empowerment throughout Germany.
RAI-Europe serves thousands of individuals each year through a diverse portfolio of programs. We operate in six countries and provide technical assistance to more than 10 others to ensure that the most vulnerable asylum-seekers and migrants have the vital support to feel safe and well, get the services they need day to day, and become financially independent of the time they arrive, throughout their journeys, and in their new homes.
Safeguarding is at the core of IRC’s mission. Ensuring that IRC’s clients can survive, recover and gain control of their lives requires that they and our staff are protected from sexual violence, exploitation, and abuse by those working for or associated with the IRC.
- Support and advise country teams in RAI Europe as they complete and update their safeguarding tools (country program self-assessment form (incl. SOP, service mapping), Safeguarding Violations Exposure Framework, client safeguarding SOP /Joint Safeguarding and Client Responsiveness Framework)
- Enable country teams in RAI Europe to deliver a survivor-centered response for staff who experience safeguarding violations by
- establishing a network of staff-facing safeguarding responders
- ensuring that responders are trained and marketed to their users.
- collaborating with responders at the country level as they support staff survivors.
- facilitating access to the 5 core support services using survivor-centered methods and the established SOP and service referral pathways
- Enable country teams in RAI Europe to deliver a survivor-centered response for clients who experience safeguarding violations via -established programming channels, using SOP and service referral pathways.
- Support and advise country teams in RAI Europe on client engagement and awareness-raising activities (incl. active methods such as campaigns, complaint mechanisms, SG checks in recruitment, and passive methods such as posters in work sites and information on Signpost platforms)
- Support and advise country teams in RAI Europe on partner engagement to ensure safeguarding practices are integrated into partner-led programming.
- Enable country teams in RAI Europe to mitigate safeguarding-related risks in program design and delivery (e.g., proposing practical approaches to reviewing program designs to ensure safeguarding standard methodologies are coordinated and conducting regular risk mitigation audits)
- Support the RAI Europe region and country offices in their external engagement on safeguarding, e.g., active, and consistent involvement in the PSEA network to ensure sector-wide systems strengthening and cross-organizational reporting by collaborating with dedicated SG technical specialists from other INGOs.
- Participate in a community of practice calls with the Senior Officer, Protection and Social Work and Regional Safeguarding Advisors, and Safety and Wellbeing Team
- Regularly engage with RAI Senior Technical Advisor for Safeguarding and Europe Regional Safeguarding Advisor for information exchange
- Relevant professional experience in humanitarian settings is required, confirmed ability of 5 years is strongly preferred.
- Experience in safeguarding in humanitarian settings, compliance and ethics, and investigative practice skills
- Experience in technical tools development, monitoring & evaluation.
- Positive relationship-building, tact, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.
- You have German and English language skills at B2-C2 level according to theCommon European Framework of Reference for Languages (CERF).
What We Offer
- Meaningful work in a multi-cultural team
- Flexible hybrid-work options (working hours, office/homebased)
- Attractive benefits for employees such as gym membership, company pension plan, job bike leasing, job ticket subsidy and special leave days
- 30 days of annual leave
- Training and development opportunties.
We are committed to empowerment and inclusion and actively counter all forms of discrimination. Therefore, applications from people with a history of flight and migration, experience of racism and discrimination are expressly welcome. We ask that you refrain from including photos in your application documents.
Please submit your complete application documents:
- Letter of motivation stating your possible start date and salary expectations (max. 1 page),
- curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages),
- at least three references
via our application portal. Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications submitted by e-mail.
If you have any questions, also on the topic of inclusion, please do not hesitate to contact Friederike Haarbrücker ([email protected]).