Regional Ethics Officer – Safeguarding US NGO Job Placements – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organization: Catholic Relief
Ref: 2020/005
Reports to: Regional Manager-
Grade: TBD
Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the
Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform
lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or
nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of
emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peace
Job Summary:
Regional Ethics Officer Safeguarding will carry out safeguarding investigations
and ensure all key steps in the investigative process are followed. S/he will
provide technical support to Country Programs (CPs) and partners with regards
to prevention, detection and related safeguarding policy procedures and
internal control systems. Their advice and support will help the strengthening
of and understanding of standards for safeguarding, contributing to the
continued efficiency and effectiveness of our programming to the people we
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Support initial
assessments of allegations of safeguarding violations to determine credibility.
·       Develop or contribute to
the development of safeguarding investigation plans/Scope of Work (SoW) for
·       Undertake investigations
into allegations of safeguarding violations to determine breaches of policies,
procedures, standards, guidelines, and applicable rules and regulations.
·       Ensure steps of the
investigative process, including planning, fieldwork, reporting, follow- up and
case closure, are performed in line with CRS guidance on safeguarding
allegations management and technical advice and guidance from the Ethics Unit
Safeguarding Team.
·       Effectively document and
prepare comprehensive reports and ad hoc briefs on assigned
·       investigations and,
based on analysis and findings, make recommendations for corrective actions and
improved controls.
·       Provide technical
support to CPs and partner/sub-recipient (SR) teams, remotely and on-site, to
assess structures and capacity of the country programs to comply with
safeguarding procedures, applicable local laws, and donor requirements and
offer improvements in safeguarding actions to strengthen internal control
systems and procedures.
·       Support the development
and contribute to the implementation of standards and tools, including
detection and response processes to safeguarding violations, guidelines,
reporting formats and how to incorporate such standards into relevant CRS
business practices.
·       Support capacity
strengthening activities in safeguarding violations for staff and partners
through Identifying partner capacity/knowledge/skills gaps, conducting
trainings and awareness programs, and mentoring and coaching CP and partner
·       Collect and analyze
relevant data, evaluating and measuring impact of activities, and capturing and
sharing lessons learned and best practices.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       Bachelor’s degree in
human resources, psychology, law, counseling or related discipline required.
·       Master’s degree
·       At least seven (7) years
related work experience, ideally with an international organization, with progressive
responsibility in operations and/or programming. At least three (3) of these
years in human resources, protection programming, or child safeguarding.
·       Knowledge of and
experience working with USG, DFID, and other major public donors
·       Knowledge of protection,
prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation, and the field of safeguarding.
·       Empathetic with exceptional
listening skills.
·       Strong relationship
management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under
direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and
cultural settings.
·       Good strategic,
analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see
the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
·       Good written and oral
communication skills
·       Proactive, resourceful
and results-oriented
·       Ethical conduct in
accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
·       Willingness and ability
to travel (approx. 40%).
·       Fluency in written and
spoken English; some regions may require French, Spanish or Arabic
How to apply:
candidates should follow these instructions exactly otherwise your application
will NOT be considered:
Written applications indicating the reference number of the position applied
for and CV including daytime contact phone numbers, as well as names and
contact information of three references only to ;
 Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge
any fees from applicants for any recruitment.
CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment.
talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and
vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Deadline:  Friday, 24th January 2020
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