Background & Description

Position Summary: The post holder will support efforts to refine RI’s protection and safeguarding approaches across its Pakistan programs. S/he will provide ongoing technical support to field teams and partners across RI’s portfolio to strengthen best practices, tools, and implementing strategies for protection and safeguarding. The post holder will also ensure that RI’s Protection policies and procedures are effectively implemented in the country and field offices and that protection/safeguarding matters are responded to in a sensitive manner. S/he must know/learn and abide by organizational rules, regulations, and donor requirements concerning protection and safeguarding.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Keep informed of current legislation, statutory and other guidance with regards to safeguarding, child and adult protection, and sharing with staff on a regular basis.
  • Develop protection and safeguarding training materials; work with country teams to identify and address training and awareness gaps, and; lead investigations of protection and safeguarding incidents that occur in the course of RI’s work.
  • Strengthen protection and safeguarding practices throughout the project life cycle at project, program and country level strategies for RI.
  • Act as the first point of contact for any safeguarding, child and adult protection concerns, providing timely, relevant support and advice in order to safeguard staff and beneficiaries
  • Attend safeguarding related meetings and participate in protection-related forums
  • Maintain up to date, accurate, confidential records.
  • Provide, collate and monitor regular, accurate and timely data on safeguarding and child protection incidents and outcomes.
Requirements and Skills

Qualifications & Requirements: This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in demanding and often difficult environments.

  • A master’s degree or equivalent experience in a field related to humanitarian assistance and international development
  • 3-5 years’ experience in protection and safeguarding program design and implementation in fragile context settings
  • Proven experience responding to and managing sensitive protection / safeguarding matters in a confidential manner
  • Experience developing protection and safeguarding resource materials, including guidance, tools, and best practices
  • Experience in providing training to staff on protection and safeguarding
  • Excellent oral and written English and Urdu communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills and resourcefulness
  • Willingness and ability to travel
How to Apply

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About Organization

 Relief International entered the country in 2005 after a devastating earthquake where we were among the first organizations to respond. Our emergency response work continues today. We also team with local communities to deliver top-notch expertise in pressing issues such as agriculture and disease control.

In Pakistan, as in many developing countries, the well-being of livestock is critical for family finances — and for public health. That’s why RI worked to become the global leader in the prevention of zoonotic diseases — diseases transmitted from animals to humans.

On the forefront of zoonotic disease prevention, RI’s work in Pakistan:

  • Addresses the risk of zoonotic diseases by training government officials and university labs in zoonoses, ultimately preventing the transmission of diseases such as anthrax and tuberculosis
  • Empowers farmers, public health workers and other community members to prevent and safely cope with animal diseaseson the ground
  • Equips communities with civic engagement tools that enable them to advocate for medical services, women’s access to education, business loans and more