Job code: PDD010
Salary: 4,500,000 - 5,000,000UGX, dependent on candidate skills and experience
Hours: Full time – 40 hours per week over 5 days
Contract type: Fixed term – approximately 22 months
Contract duration: March 2024 to December 2025
Location: Mbarara, Uganda
About the role
In partnership with Mastercard Foundation, Ripple Effect Uganda is implementing a five-year (2022 – 2027) Youth Inclusive Dairy Market Systems Project (YIDaMS) whose aim is to enable 50,000 young women and men to access dignified and fulfilling work in the dairy sector. In support of our project objectives, we are seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Safeguarding Officer for the YIDaMS project based in Mbarara.
As Safeguarding Officer, you will support project Youth Inclusive Dairy Market Support (YIDaMS) team by systematically ensuring the safety, dignity, and meaningful access of project participants is upheld. As Safeguarding Officer, you will ensure that project activities do not unintentionally increase participants exposure to potential risks. As part of this, the Safeguarding Officer will implement preventive measures to ensure project participants (youth) as well as staff are protected from harassment, exploitation, and abuse. The projects will directly serve over 50,000 project participants under YIDaMS and key accountability staff are required to ensure projects are consistently responsive to project participants needs and that any safety concerns are quickly addressed.
Ripple Effect is a dynamic and passionate international development charity on a mission to create a powerful and lasting impact. Our vision is to see a rural Africa that is confident, thriving, and sustainable, with a growing economy and higher living standards for all. At Ripple Effect, we've honed our focus on three critical areas: Farm Systems, Gender and Social Inclusion, and Enterprise Development. Through these pillars, we're dedicated to combating poverty and nurturing a vibrant, thriving African landscape that will thrive for generations to come.
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As Safeguarding Officer, your core skills will include:
Safeguarding expertise: You will have a solid 5 years’ experience in safeguarding and a proven track record in safeguarding programming.
Youth skilling: You will bring your 4 years of experience in youth skilling to contribute to our mission of empowering the next generation.
Values alignment: You will understand the importance of confidentiality, integrity, and maintain a clear understanding of a zero-tolerance approach to safeguarding concerns.
Leadership qualities: You will be an initiator and self-driven individual with a demonstrated ability to lead, build, and develop effective safeguarding strategies within a team setting.
Strategic vision: You will possess a broad and mature perspective, coupled with strategic thinking skills and an exceptional eye for detail.
Innovation and creativity: You will showcase your creative and innovative approach to problem-solving, enhancing our safeguarding initiatives.
Interpersonal skills: You can demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills to effectively engage with stakeholders and foster a safe and inclusive environment.
Flexibility: You will embrace flexibility as a team player, adapting seamlessly to the evolving needs of our dynamic organisation.
Read the detailed job description below to understand more about what we want a successful Safeguarding Officer to bring to Ripple Effect and achieve in the role.
What we offer
- Provident fund
- Generous annual leave allowance
- Medical insurance for yourself and dependents
- Training and development opportunities
- A fulfilling opportunity to contribute to a meaningful cause.
- A supportive working environment that champions wellbeing and support
How to apply
If you feel you have the qualities, passion, skills, and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding, and vital role, we would love to hear from you.
1) Download and complete the following documents:
- Uganda job application form
- PSEA self-assessment form
2) Submit your job application and self assessment forms to email@example.com by the closing date clearly indicating the position you are applying for and the job code in the subject line.
Please note that CVs or incomplete forms will not be considered, and only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.
Ripple Effect also seeks references and conducts background checks before confirming any candidate in a role offered.
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Closing date – Tuesday 20th February 2024 at 5:00pm EAT