Partners in Health (PIH) is a non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through service delivery, training, advocacy and research, PIH works globally to bring the benefits of modern science to those most in need and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIH has programs in Haiti, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kazakhstan and Boston.
PIH began working in Malawi in 2007, where today we support the Ministry of Health (MOH) to serve a catchment area of 165,000 through 12 health centers and two hospitals in partnership with our sister organizations. Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU) is in Neno District and we seek to recruit suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the following positions:
Position: Safeguarding Manager
Commitment: Full Time (Monday-Friday)
Working Hours: Regular Office Hours (40Hrs/Week)
Location: Lower Neno, Malawi
Position Description Overview
The Safeguarding Manager is a key member of the operations department working closely with the Chief Operating Officer, the Human Resource (HR) unit, the Regional Safeguarding / Prevention of Sexual, Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) Advisor and other relevant departments to support the promotion of safeguarding and PSEAH and facilitate the development of capacities and safe environment for our staff, and our patients, families and community members that PIH interacts with in the course of their work. The safeguarding Manager will work to ensure all staff and stakeholders understand the PSEAH policies and standards as well as develop resources to support PSEAH programs with readily accessible reporting and redress mechanisms for reported cases whether by staff or community members.
Responsibilities and Duties
The position will primarily work to create and promote a safe and healthy working environment and culture that prevents and condemns sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment in all its forms within or outside the organization. S/he will report to the Chief Operating Officer with dotted line to HR unit and will work closely with the Regional PSEAH/Safeguarding Advisor to support the following key delivarables:-
1. Supporting HR in implementation of PIH’s PSEAH policy standards and code of conduct.
2. Implementing survivor centered support services including strengthening referral networks
3. Building capacity and awareness of staff and partners in safeguarding; PSEAH and key organizational policies
4. Building internal and external safeguarding partnerships for strengthening PSEAH across PIH’s networks
5. Monitoring compliance to PSEAH and learning from practice
6. Supporting HR in managing PSEAH complaints and investigations.
Qualifications, Attributes and Experience Required
We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic team member with a minimum of at least 5 years’ experience of working on Safeguarding/PSEAH. Strong demonstrable experience of conducting investigations; working to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse as well as identifying and mitigating risks will be an added advantage.
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Benefits & Remuneration
An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates commensurate with experience and qualifications.
How to apply
Qualified and interested persons should apply to the address below, enclosing their cover letter; copies of relevant certificates and Curriculum Vitae indicating three names of traceable referees with valid telephone numbers and email addresses not later than 3rd September, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
The Director of Human Resources
Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU)
P.O. Box 56
P.O. Box 1774
NB: Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU) is is an equal opportunity employer, so, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, tribe, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment.
Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU) is committed to safeguarding staff, children and communities with whom we work.
We are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work-including our patients, families and community members – as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from
sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. Therefore, any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks.