Human Resources & Child Safeguarding Coordinator

Human Resources & Child Safeguarding Coordinator

The Opportunity

The HR & Child safeguarding Co-ordinator will be expected to provide generalist HR support and take a lead in driving our endeavours in the focused area of work across the operation. The HR and CSG Coordinator will combine elements of capacity building and monitoring whilst enforcing compliance and accountability. Post holder will also be expected to provide significant monitoring and capacity building to staff and partners. The role holder will work as part of the HR and Child safeguarding team across the Syria Response office

Key areas of accountability:
Human Resources (50%-time allocation)
* Provide generalist HR service to managers across a full range of HR issues in national staff recruitment (and deployments), induction, performance management, Learning & Development.
* Responsible for National staff full recruitment cycle – sourcing, interviewing and on-boarding.
* Together with Director of HR and Admin, ensure that the area office has an L+D plan in place together with the budget to fulfil plans
* Responsible for national staff payroll.
* Make use of all available policy, practice, checklists and guidelines (HR minimum standards, emergencies HR toolkits) and ensure Save the Children good practice is in place)
* Ensure that performance management system and related processes are carried out consistently for national staff, objective setting and reviews are set up and done in ORACLE.
* Responsible for tracking mandatory training with the support of HR officer.
* Ensure that New joiners are inducted to effort reporting system and do the monthly follow up
Child safeguarding (50%-time allocation)
* Identify potential risks to children in all project activities (proposal design stage) including workshops and events, plan mitigating measures and assign staff responsible for implementation.
* Undertake clear, strong advocacy in line with the Child Safeguarding Policy for the Syria Response office and implementing partners.
* Deliver high quality, accessible and reliable support, guidance and capacity for child safeguarding focal points of implementing partners
* Establish child safeguarding networks within partner organizations to champion local implementation
* Ensure that local procedures for the area offices are developed and updated.
* Coach and support partner focal points in order to improve Child Safeguarding practices.
* Support and provide guidance to the Area Child safeguarding committee ensuring that key actions agreed are implemented.
* Follow up on actions included in the Child safeguarding plan
* Responsible for monthly safeguarding report
Country roll-out and maintenance of training programmes
* Deliver mandatory core training Child safeguarding workshops as to enable staff and partners with key responsibilities to undertake their roles and mainstream safeguarding functions
* Deliver CSG refresher trainings and inductions as appropriate for staff, suppliers, partners
* Review, strengthen, implement Child Safeguarding systems with partner agencies
* Develop capacity building plan for staff and partners and provide on-going mentoring and support
* Build the capacity of focal points to be deliver CSG inductions and trainings, manage & undertake investigation, receiving and recording reports
Safe programming and Child Safeguarding Practice
* Establishment of strong child safeguarding procedures and risk assessment in all programme activities
* Ensure that all Child safeguarding concerns are reported effectively and uploaded on the online portal DATIX and proactively followed up to the required standards.
* Ensure that lessons learnt and management actions highlighted from Child safeguarding cases are followed up
* Ensuring proper guidance is provided to investigation committees, risks assessments are properly carried in challenging environments and to rigorous timescales and standards.
* Support staff to take proactive steps to ensure that all programming activity identifies the potential risks and works to eliminate and mitigate those risks.
* Collaborate with the awards and proposal development teams to ensure CSG risks are properly analyzed, mitigation measures identified and budgeted for accordingly.
* Ensure that the tools and knowledge is made available to managers and that they know how to access support and guidance
* Act as an ambassador for Safeguarding policy and code of conduct
Contribute to building the capacity of partners on child safeguarding:
* In coordination with the Partnership focal point and Head of Office, support learning and training needs for Save the Children partners in child safeguarding and provide the needed coaching and trainings.
* Input into the design of training material in coordination with the partnership team, and make sure it reflects partners’ needs and requirements
* Conduct Follow- up face-to-face or Skype meetings with partners to evaluate and measure results
* Write reports and provide recommendations for follow-up and for future capacity building activities
* Keep an updated record of all trainings conducted.
* Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, Anti-harassment & Bullying, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


* Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources/ Business Management/ Administration/ Protection or equivalent
* At least 3-5 years’ work experience in Human Resources, and Child protection or Child Safe Guarding
* Previous Human Resources and Child Protection or Child Safe Guarding experience in INGOs is essential
* At least 1-3 work experience in Human Resources and/or Protection as a coordinator/manager is preferable.

Experience and skills:
* Previous experience in international organization is essential
* Experience working in a fast paced large scale humanitarian response
* Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English is essential
* Good Presentation and ability to deliver trainings and induction is essential
* Prior experience in conducting workplace investigations is preferable.
* Experience of working in remote management set up is preferable
* Ability to work independently, self-direct or at own initiative
* Customer service oriented approach for support to others
* Ability to work with tight deadlines, and a demanding workload
* Proven skills in handling and advising on complex people management issues
* Experience in working with and supporting multicultural teams

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
* No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
* All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
* Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Application Information:
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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