Specialist - Safeguarding and Child Protection

Posted a month ago by World Vision Lanka, Classification: Charity & Voluntary

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Support programmes to empower communities to respond to their child protection needs.
  • Monitor participation and skills development of children in programmes.
  • Provide hands-on technical guidance and support for implementation of identified project models and promote innovation.
  • Support capacity building of staff and partners with necessary Child Protection related skills.
  • Support staffs/teams to understand safeguarding standards and expectations of WVL and global.
  • Promotion of 100% compliance on behavior protocols especially by programme staff, partners and visitors who engage with project communities.
  • Support building of safeguarding related capacity of partners.
  • Guide and support programme staff to implement safeguarding incident preparedness plans (SIPPS).
  • Compile information (internal and external) at regional level and help generate recommendations for further improvement of CP focus in programmes.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in training, facilitation and capacity building for staff and communities related to child protection and safeguarding, youth development/empowerment.
  • Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences, Psychology Social Work, Education or qualification in youth work.
  • Qualification on child development or child psychology is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Child Protection and safeguarding in Sri Lanka.
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 70% of the time.
  • Fluency in local Language and efficient working knowledge in English.

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