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Job Title: Technical Advisor 1 – Partnership
Department: Country Programming Unit
Reports To: Technical Partnership Advisor !! with Dotted line reporting: Regional Partner
Country: CRS-Sierra Leone.
Duty Location: CRS Country Office, Freetown with 80% to project locations

Job Summary:
The CP Technical Advisor – Partner Safeguarding is a new or current CRS staff member who will oversee and coordinate the roll-out of the forthcoming partner safeguarding procedures and minimum standards to implementing partners at the CP level. The responsibilities laid out in this job description will be carried out in consultation with the position’s supervisor, the Technical Partnership Advisor.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:
Regional Coordination and Learning
• Participate in a series of ToT (Training of Trainers) events on the partner safeguarding
procedure/framework and minimum standards
• Act as a liaison between the CP and the Regional Partner Safeguarding Advisor on partner safeguarding
• Participate in relevant learning events and a regional partner safeguarding community of practice
and share experiences and lessons learnt with other partner safeguarding staff

Implementation of Partner Safeguarding Procedures
• Conduct a mapping of implementing partners and develop CP partner safeguarding annual workplan in collaboration with other relevant CP staff
• Organize orientation sessions for senior partner staff on the minimum standards and assessment
process and tools
• Coordinate and conduct partnersafeguarding assessments according to the procedures
• Coordinate with other relevant CP staff and departments supporting the partner assessment process and collating their contributions (if applicable)
• Ensure partners submit Safeguarding action plans following the outcome of their assessment as per procedure
• Conduct partner follow-up visits within the required timeframe
• Coordinate all partner safeguarding capacity strengthening activities in line with the partner’s
improvement plan. This includes:
▪ Providing partners with relevant templates and tools
• Organise and conduct online or face-to-face training to partners and technical accompaniment on relevant minimum standards (as per training materials and guidance provided by the Ethics Unit)
• Coordinate technical support of other CP staff and departments (e.g. Investigation
Focal Point, HR, MEAL) to partners.

In consultation with the Regional Partner Safeguarding Advisor, to contextualize and make necessary adaptations of partner safeguarding training materials and tools provided by the Ethics Unit
• Coordinate, conduct and communicate the re-assessments of partners as per the Partner
Safeguarding Procedure
• Ensure that documentation from the assessments, re-assessments and follow-up visits are safely
stored in the office and relevant documents are uploaded onto Gateway.

Community Level Safeguarding
• support partners to undertake awareness raising on safeguarding
• support partner to identify/ form community owned complaint and feedback mechanisms
• strengthening the linkage between community Complaint and feedback mechanisms and the CRS
toll Free line

Coordination and communication at CP level

• Be the first point of contact for partners in relation to the partner safeguarding procedures and
provide partners with appropriate information and technical resources
• Be the first point of contact for CP staff in relation to the partner safeguarding procedures and other partner safeguarding requests and questions
• Write regular (e.g. monthly/quarterly) progress reports on the roll-out of the partner safeguarding
procedures and share with supervisor, SMT, partnership staff and regional partner safeguarding
• Organise regular meetings with key program, risk& compliance, operations, partnership staff (if
applicable) and any other relevant CP staff to provide update on the status, progress and challenges
of rolling out partner safeguarding procedures at the CP level
• Ensure the coordination of all partner safeguarding activities with other CP staff involved in partner capacity building activities or assessments, including SRFMP and HOCAI
• If applicable, serve as the point of contact at the CP level for Empower and other CRS initiatives on partner safeguarding
• If applicable, serve as the point of contact at the CP level on ensuring compliance with partner
safeguarding procedures within HRD emergency responses
• any other tasks/duties as assigned by the supervisor

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Basic Qualifications

• Preferable a Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Development, Project Management,
Organizational Development, Psychology, Business or Public Administration
• Minimum of five years of experience in the humanitarian or development sector
• Minimum of three years of experience in designing and conducting trainings and/or implementing partnership capacity strengthening initiatives
Preferred Qualifications
• Experience of having worked directly with senior staff of implementing partners
• Previous experience in the field of protection or safeguarding
• Experience in conducting assessments (preferred)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Promotes the integration of a survivor-centered 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

Required Languages: Krio, Temne or Mende and Strong English skills (preferred)
Travel: Must be willing and able to travel up to 50 % to project locations
Key Working Relationships:
Supervisory Responsibilities (none)
Internal: All Program Teams
External: All CRS Partners



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