Job Title: Sr Safeguarding Investigator
Location: United States - , US (Primary)
Program Description (Background): Position will be based in Africa,ideally based in Kenya.
Senior Safeguarding Investigator is responsible for independently conducting Safeguarding investigations under minimal supervision. The Senior Safeguarding Investigator gathers, analyses and evaluates facts, defines problems, draws valid conclusions and prepares and presents concise written reports. The Senior Safeguarding Investigator promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps' and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Ethics and Compliance Department Overarching Responsibilities
- Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance throughout the organization.
- Prepares and provides necessary updates on internal investigations to Safeguarding Case Manager and Case Team.
- Ensures that IMC's Safeguarding investigations protocol and practice is in line with current good practice and internationally recognized standards and guidelines
- Encourage transparency, communication, and teamwork related to the Ethics and Compliance Charter and its Department objectives
- As directed by the Safeguarding Case Team, independently conducts objective, fair, thorough, unbiased and timely investigations into allegations of SEA and Safeguarding violations
- Develops action plans which determine scope, timing & direction of investigation
- Ensures field visits/communication/interviews to obtain relevant evidence and information
- Reviews evidence to draw conclusions
- Documents all investigative steps
- Produces investigation reports with recommendations
- Identifies interdepartmental referral pathways and recommended actions
Capacity building and training
- Researches available sources and remains up-to-date on relevant trends and activities in Safeguarding within the NGO community.
- Provides guidance and training to junior investigative staff
- As requested, assists in the development of relevant training and capacity building to IMC staff and partners
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.
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.
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.
Additional Technical or Language Requirements: French preferred
- Typically, a Bachelor´s Degree in related area. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
- Certification in SEA/Protection investigation
- Typically, Minimum 8 of progressive relevant experience in related field, with at least 6 years' experience in humanitarian relief
- Experience in effectively leading and completing safeguarding investigations in challenging environments
- Proven ability to gather, analyses and evaluate facts, define problems, draw valid conclusions and to prepare and present concise written reports in English
- Experience coordinating investigations conducted by other staff
- Ability to effectively train staff
- Ability to establish and retain effective working relationships with other staff and to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both orally and in writing
- Ability to lead and coordinate other staff
- Ability and willingness to travel to International Medical Corps' program locations as needed, up to 3 months a year
- Detail oriented, with a high degree of ethics, integrity, discretion and professionalism.
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