Security, Medical & Safeguarding Coordinator – Kenya

Type of role Facilities
Location Kenya
Salary KES 2,116,565 annual gross
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract length 2 years
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date July 2022
Start date September 2022

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview

The post-holder will provide technical guidance and support to the project team and delivery partners to ensure compliance with all our security and safeguarding policies in line with donor expectations and the VSO volunteering for development approach. Key responsibilities also include building the capacity of partners on safeguarding through training and supporting case management of reported safeguarding incidents and concerns.

Skills, qualifications and experience

We are looking for someone with experience and knowledge of best practice guidance relating to safeguarding, including strengthening local community capacity on referral systems.

The ideal candidate has undertaken safeguarding training with demonstrable experience in child safeguarding, protection against sexual exploitation and abuse. You will have practical experience of designing and delivering training and on going capacity building in safeguarding and security. You will also have previous experience of managing safeguarding incidents and sensitive support to survivors of gender based violence and people affected by conflict.

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce. We also offer a range of benefits, including;
• Opportunities for flexible working and working from home
• Generous annual leave of 37 days (inclusive of public holidays)
• Employee and Volunteer Assistance Programme
• Opportunities for professional development, including a range of online self-study modules, coaching and workshops

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure that you have the right to work in Kenya.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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