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Safeguarding Investigator Intl

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Last update: May 24, 2022 Last update: May 24, 2022

Details

Deadline: Jun 22, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: USA USA
Sectors: Humanitarian Aid & Emergency, Human Rights Humanitarian Aid & Emergency, Human Rights
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
Languages:
English English
Work experience: From 5 years
Date posted: May 23, 2022
Expected starting date: As soon as possible

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Description

Execution of Safeguarding Investigation activities as part of the Headquarters Investigations Unit.

JOB SUMMARY

Execution of Safeguarding Investigation activities as part of the Headquarters Investigations Unit.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under direction of the supervisor, develops action plans which determine scope, timing, and direction of PSEA ('Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse') and other Safeguarding investigations.
  • At the direction of the supervisor, conducts preliminary data gathering related to complaints received.
  • Conducts objective, fair, thorough, unbiased and timely investigations into allegations of SEA, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and Sexual Harassment.
  • Obtains relevant evidence and information on-site:
  • Reviews and researches evidence/documents to draw conclusions
  • Organizes and conducts interviews
  • Documents all investigative steps
  • Produces professional investigation reports with recommendations.
  • Keeps management up to date on safeguarding measures taken and plans for future action.
  • Remains up-to-date on relevant trends and activities in the global compliance profession within the NGO community, particularly as relates to safeguarding investigations.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.
Code of Conduct
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps' and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one's own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps' policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
Safeguarding
It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.
Equal Opportunities
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Typically, a Bachelor´s Degree in related area. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
  • Typically, 5+ years' experience of progressive relevant experience in related field, with at least 3 years' experience in humanitarian relief
  • Experience in effectively leading and completing Safeguarding investigations in challenging environments
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English
  • Ability to train staff
  • Ability to establish and retain effective working relationships with other staff
  • Ability to lead and coordinate other staff
  • Ability and willingness to travel to International Medical Corps program locations as required 30% of the time
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in French is an advantage.

Misconduct Disclosure Scheme

All offers of employment at International Medical Corps are subject to satisfactory references and background checks. International Medical Corps participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme from the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR). In accordance with this, we will request information from an applicant’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.