Save the Children International

Gender and Safeguarding Coordinator

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Title: Gender and Safeguarding Coordinator
Line Manager:  Director Programme Quality & Development
Matrix Manager oversight of Safeguarding component:  CD/HR
LOCATION: LUSAKA, ZAMBIA with frequent travel to the field
Child Safeguarding:
Level 3: the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
The Gender and Safeguarding Coordinator will coordinate SCI Zambia’s gender and safeguarding work.
Gender:  The role will coordinate and strengthen SCI Zambia’s gender work across all thematic areas of Save the Children country programming (Health and nutrition, Education, Child protection, Social Protection, and Child Rights Governance).  S/he will ensure the country office gender equality analysis is regularly updated and action plan implemented; work with SCI Zambia Gender TAs and strategic gender partners to strengthen staff and partner capacity; work with staff and partners to ensure that gender equality is systematically mainstreamed into programs during design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of program activities.  The position will take lead in coordinating with strategic partners and relevant Ministries across thematic areas to ensure that Save the Children is actively engaged in gender technical working groups and relevant policy forums that advocate and address gender development and equality issues and share learning.
Safeguarding:  The role holder will be responsible for adapting and implementing strong safeguarding systems for effective safeguarding standards, reporting, monitoring and sharing learning that safeguards beneficiaries, partners and the organization at large. S/he builds the capacity of partners, volunteers and country office staff in safeguarding including implementation of SCI’s four pillared approach to safeguarding – Prevention, Awareness, Reporting and Response, in line with the Global SG Protocol.  The coordinator will work with HR to implement CSG and PSEA policy and procedures effectively and efficiently to make sure that all kinds of Safeguarding and PSEA Concerns must be reported within 24 hours following the Save the Children Zambia Country office Child Safeguarding and PSEA Policy and the Local/Country Procedures.  S/he will coordinate with all relevant departments to ensure safer programming is prioritised in programme design and implementation.
Coordination and representation:

Coordinate Gender technical resources and support from CO, RO and strategic gender partners
Collaborate  with peers and partners and participate in relevant  gender working groups in relevant ministries to achieve thematic outcomes

Capacity Building

Ensure all staff are aware and oriented on gender equality in Save the Children programming context
Support Country Office teams to integrate gender equality strategies into program/project objectives and initiatives

Programming & MEAL:

Support Country Offices and partners to design and implement quality programs that are gender sensitive and ensures gender equality.


Identify gender-related funding opportunities and participate in donor meetings as required


Be SCI Zambia’s spokesperson for gender-related issues including engaging with media


Identify and address training needs of staff and stakeholders in relation to keeping children safe.


A University degree in the social sciences or relevant subject, at least five years in capacity building and technical assistance provision to Government, NGOs/CBOs;
Experience in child protection/child safeguarding practice; including work and vulnerable children and managing issues.
Knowledge of gender and power analysis such as GEM
In depth understanding of children’s issues in Zambia, demonstrable commitment to Children’s Rights, coordinated care, case management and, child development processes and practices in Zambia;
Good data management, data analysis skills;
Ability to communicate complete and sensitive information to a wide and diverse audience
Ability to foster and maintain strategic alliances across multiple stakeholders;
Strong experience and ability to facilitate training to a diverse audience (in terms of education, language ability…)
Willingness to travel to and work in hard-to-reach areas; computer literacy and excellent documentation and report writing skills in English are a must;

Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 16th January 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Save the Children reserves the right to re advertise if suitable applicants are not found.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not engage in any practices which discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status and we will never ask that you pay for anything as part of the selection processor thereafter.

Job Summary

Lusaka, Zambia Location
Full Time Job Type
Save the Children International

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