Safeguarding & Human Resource Officer job at GROOTS Kenya
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Vacancy title:
Safeguarding & Human Resource Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Human Resources ]

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Deadline of this Job:
Friday, June 28 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi, East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, June 24 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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GROOTS is a national movement of grassroots women-led community-based groups (CBOs) and Self Help Groups (SHGs) in Kenya. Our Mission To facilitate grassroots women effective engagement in development through movement building, leadership and advocacy. Our theory of change is to shift grassroots women perceived role of vulnerable, victim and passive par...

Safeguarding responsibilities:
• Implementation of the Safeguarding policy and ensuring compliance in all areas of the organization. Facilitate regular training and capacity strengthening sessions for all staff, volunteers and interns on safeguarding.
• Facilitate and coordinate awareness and sensitization sessions for grassroots women, girls and all program participants.
• Conduct induction sessions on safeguarding to the newly recruited staff, volunteers and interns and carry out refresher trainings.
• Support implementation of community accountability reporting mechanisms for feedback, referrals and complaint handling.
• Conduct regular safeguarding risk assessments and execute mitigation plans.
• Receive, record and monitor the progress of reported cases and ensure follow up on recommendations received.
• Prepare regular reports on safeguarding activities, incidents, compliance and establish and manage a confidential reporting system.
• Continuously monitor and ensure that safe programming is integrated in all program interventions from design to delivery. Manage all safeguarding related partnerships and ensure that new partnerships and collaborations are regularly assessed on their level of safeguarding compliance.
• Update the safeguarding database on a regular basis and ensure that the identified issues are addressed on time.
• Propose to senior management and implement improvements on safeguarding practices based on lessons learned and industry developments.

Human Resource Responsibilities:
• Support in full cycle recruitment process (coordinating publication of vacancies, receiving and sorting applications, arranging interviews, conducting reference checks and extending employment offers).
• Confidentially maintain up to date employee staff files and ensure key HR information is maintained.
• Assist in onboarding of newly recruited staff and carry out refresher trainings regarding HR policies and procedures.
• Liaise with the programs team to ensure the newly recruited staff are inducted.
• Support staff performance management, learning and professional staff development.
• Identify capacity strengthening needs and coordinate any trainings required.
• Ensure implementation and adherence of HR policies and processes across the organization.
• Stay informed and ensure compliance with Kenyan labour laws as well as human resource legal requirement and data protection and privacy regulations.
• Manage staff attendance and coordination of staff wellbeing.
• Any other duty assigned by the immediate supervisor.

• At least Bachelor’s degree preferred in Human Resource Management, Sociology/Social Work, Psychology, gender and development studies, humanities or related social science
• Strong knowledge of HR policies, procedures and processes and training.
• At least 3 years’ experience working in human resource and safeguarding/ child protection at community, county and/or national levels.
• Proven experience working in a safeguarding capacity within local communities to protect children, prevent sexual exploitation and abuse and support survivors of sexual violence.
• A thorough understanding of relevant safeguarding standards, legislation, regulations, and policies is essential. This includes knowledge of child protection laws, data protection regulations, and knowledge of case management and psychosocial support. Strong communication skills and ability to communicate sensitively and empathetically on sensitive topics.
• Strong experience and ability to facilitate training to a diverse audience.
• Willingness to travel to and work in hard-to-reach areas; computer literacy and excellent documentation and report writing skills.
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, with highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including listening, influencing and negotiation.
• Excellent attention to detail, data management and data analysis skills.
• Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information and experience of applying survivor-centered approaches in programming and practice

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter outlining their qualifications and relevant experience to  by 28th June 2024. Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must indicate the POSITION in the email subject
Interested and qualified? Go to GROOTS Kenya on to apply

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Friday, June 28 2024
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 24-06-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 24-06-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 24-06-2067
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