Regional Partner Safeguarding Advisor – II At Catholic Relief Services

Regional Partner Safeguarding Advisor, ASIA

Job Title: Regional Partner Safeguarding Advisor – II

Reports to: DRD MQ with dotted line to DRD PQ


Salary Grade: 10

About CRS

Catholic 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 peacebuilding.

Job Summary:

The regional partner safeguarding advisor (ASIA) will ensure and oversee the implementation of the forthcoming CRS partner safeguarding procedures through capacity building efforts and technical guidance to Country Programs and partner organisations in the Asia region, in line with CRS principles and standards, donor guidelines and industry best practices.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

· In coordination with the regional = and sub-regional offices, oversee the roll-out process of the partner safeguarding procedures/minimum standards across the region

· Act as a liaison between the Ethics Unit and the region/Country Programs on partner safeguarding

· Participate in coordination meetings and a global community of practice (lead by the Ethics Unit) alongside the other regional partner safeguarding advisors

· Provide ongoing and ad-hoc remote and in-country technical support to Country Programs, in particular to Partner safeguarding Focal Points, and directly to partners when needed on partner safeguarding (e.g. support in adapting and reviewing training materials and tools, co-facilitate safeguarding trainings for partners, review of policies and procedures)

· Design new or adapt/contextualise existing tools, resources, and training curricula, as needed and in consultation with the Ethics Unit and other relevant technical departments

· Establish and lead a regional community of practice on partner safeguarding for all Country Program Partner Safeguarding Focal Points to support learning and experience sharing across Country Programs in the region

· Review project proposals when relevant and needed

· Coordinate and collaborate with the regional Caritas office (Caritas Asia), peer/donor agencies, and/or other stakeholders on safeguarding support to partners

· Oversee partner safeguarding compliance reporting, with support from Ethics Unit Safeguarding Advisors, including quality control and providing technical guidance and support to field staff

· Share new partner safeguarding resources, industry guidelines, learning initiatives and policies with relevant and interested regional and Country Program staff. Contribute to raising broader staff awareness of the meaning, importance of, and approach to partner capacity strengthening in safeguarding

· Coordinate with relevant regional teams, including regional Technical Advisors, regional compliance unit, DRD MQ, DRD PQ regarding partner safeguarding support to ensure complementarity in effort

Basic Qualifications: (Approximately 5-7 Requirements).**

· Minimum of five years of experience in the humanitarian or development sector

· Minimum of three years of experience in the field of protection or safeguarding

· Minimum of three years of experience in training and/or partnership capacity building including the design and delivery of systems and trainings

· Experience facilitating collaboration between partners and different departments and country programs

Education and Experience

· University degree in Social Work, Development, Project Management, Organizational Development, Psychology or Public Administration

· Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred

*Required Languages

Travel – up to 30% in any one calendar year

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (SKAs) Limit to 2-5 SKAs.

· Promotes the integration of a survivor centred approach in all areas of their work

· Contributes to safeguarding risk assessment and mitigation strategies in relation to areas of their work

· Promotes widespread awareness and where applicable, use of safeguarding reporting channels throughout their work

· Knowledge of industry safeguarding/sexual exploitation and abuse principles and standards

· Excellent interpersonal, communication, representation, and networking skills

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfil his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

• Integrity

• Continuous Improvement & Innovation

• Builds Relationships

• Develops Talent

• Strategic Mindset

• Accountability & Stewardship

Supervisory Responsibilities (if none, state none)

· Potentially interns/volunteers

Work Conditions/Environment Conditions

· Possible Office or Tele-commuting position

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Interested applicants must send their updated CV and application letter to


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