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Regional Safeguarding & Code of Conduct Specialist
Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Job Expired 28 Dec 2023
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description

Founded in 1956, The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities – in more than 40 countries around the world.

The EAGL Regional Office covers the following country operations: Burundi, Djibouti, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

Overall purpose of the role:

Conducting investigations within the EAGL region into allegations of violations of breach of DRC’s Safeguarding and Code of Conduct policies including allegations of SEAH, corruption, theft, and financial fraud as assigned to him by the Regional Safeguarding and Code of conduct Coordinator (ReSCO).

The position can be based in Kampala (Uganda), Nairobi (Kenya) or Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and opened to national applicants.

The role will have the following key responsibilities :

  • Effectively plan and execute impartial, thorough, timely and survivor-sensitive investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual abuse and exploitation, child abuse, trafficking, corruption, theft, financial fraud among others ;
  • Obtain, review and maintain relevant documentation related to an investigation;
  • Conduct interviews of the complainant/survivor, reporting person and other relevant witnesses;
  • Take statements; analyses facts, determines findings, and evidence;
  • Advise on the provision of survivor-centered support to survivors and witnesses ;
  • Provide regular updates on the status of the investigations to the ReSCO ;
  • Prepare detailed written investigation reports which will be submitted to the ReSCO ;
  • Maintain organized, confidential, and thorough investigation files ;
  • Identify and propose relevant key lessons learned from investigations for the organization to consider when revising policies, procedures, and training ;
  • Prepares complete and concise investigation reports and conducts post-investigation tasks;
  • Provide training and capacity building activities on the Code of Conduct, SEAH Policy to relevant staff and other stakeholders;
  • Performs other investigative duties as required or directed by the ReSCO;

About you

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Experience and Technical comptencies (included years of experience)

  • At least 6-years work experience in relevant field INGO or other agencies experience in Safeguarding;
  • At least two (3) years’ experience as a trained and practicing investigator, especially of fraud and corruption cases ;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Law, Human rights or any other relevant experience;
  • CHS PSEAH Investigation or other investigation certificates;
  • Experience working in the humanitarian aid or development sector with INGOs
  • Experience working in an international organization with other cultures
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in conducting training sessions, facilitating meetings
  • Able to work professionally and with a high degree of confidentiality at all times;
  • Fluent and articulate in spoken and written English;
  • Advanced knowledge of other regional languages: French, Swahili, Somali, etc
  • Ability to work independently, but also coordinate effectively as part of a team;
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point).

What we offer

Contract: 9 Months of Contract (initially) with the possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance.

Salary: in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment Non-Management Band/ G1.

Availability: 1st March 2024.

Duty station: Kampala (Uganda), Nairobi (Kenya) or Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).

Reporting Line: TBC

Providing equal opportunities We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

DRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff within its programs. As such, we strongly encourage national and diaspora candidates to apply for this position.

Promoting high standards : DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

Application and CV

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.

DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on under JOB/ Vacancies.

Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 28th December, 2023.

This job is no longer available.