NEW Senior Safeguarding Manager Mid level – Mid level IRC – International Rescue Committee Yangon

IRC - International Rescue Committee

Requisition ID: req52463

Job Title: Senior Safeguarding Manager

Sector: Human Resources

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Yangon, Myanmar

Work Arrangement: In-person

Job Description

Job Overview/Summary:

The Gender Equality Diversity and Inclusion and Safeguarding (GEDI and Safeguarding Officer) will be responsible for supporting the IRC Country Office in applying principles of gender equality, diversity and inclusion in all People & Culture policies and practices as well as Programs and will help country staff to set and achieve meaningful and targeted outcomes for more gender responsive, diverse and inclusive organization. They will also be responsible for advancing the IRC Safeguarding Minimum Standards, working with other stakeholders, and fostering staff learning and dialogue on safeguarding. The individual will also work with IRC partners to support their own safeguarding strategies and approaches, including their prevention, reporting and response efforts.

Main Responsibilities

GEDI and Safeguarding Support within HR/People & Culture

  • Work with HR to ensure a coordinated, well-tracked system to track the orientation of newly hired staff, enumerators, incentive workers, etc., to IRC policies, reporting pathways, and basic survivor referral and support options.
  • Work with HR to ensure that basic information on IRC safeguarding policies and expected behaviors is part of all IRC HR Implementation.
  • Work with the HR/P&C actors in conducting GEDI analyses of HR data and policies, ensuring recruitment and career support are aligned with GEDI values and principles.
  • Foster ongoing learning, honest dialogue, and reflection to strengthen safeguarding and promote IRC values and adherence to IRC policies to all IRC staff.
  • Support HR/P&C and other support teams to deliver and track progress on Safeguarding Minimum Standards in the Country Program / Office
  • Work with the Program Management staff (GEDI Focal) and the country team P&C actors to support Employee Resource Groups (such as Women@Work_W@W) and other innovative approaches for promoting and building an inclusive and equal office culture and environment.
  • Support in oversight and implementation of the GEDI and Safeguarding Action Plans and ensure that planned activities are delivered on time and within scope and meet technical standards.
  • Support the design, review, and implementation of key GEDI tools to help guide more gender-equitable HR policies and practices.
  • Support contextual adaptation, design and roll-out of information, education, and communication (IEC) materials on GEDI and safeguarding for the country program.
  • Support in liaison with the country safety and security focal points for more gender-inclusive country risk analysis and safety training and to allow for improved recognition of women-specific and marginalized groups’ security concerns.
  • Support in coordinating the efforts of Gender Equality/GEDI Champions and Safeguarding Focal Points based in the country and field offices, convening regular meetings and capacity strengthening, and providing technical support towards formation and implementation of country-specific focal points TORs.

GEDI and Safeguarding Support within Programs

  • Support in providing inputs to proposals and reports and provide technical input throughout the program cycle.
  • Support programs in applying sector-specific approaches to deliver more gender-responsive, inclusive, and safe programming by among other things, conducting gender and intersectional analysis of program activities.
  • Support the design, review, and implementation of key GEDI tools including the GEDI Marker to help guide more gender-responsive, inclusive, and safe programming.
  • Support program teams to deliver and track progress on Safeguarding Minimum Standards in the Country Program / Office
  • Support the IRC Protection team as requested to establish and disseminate information on basic referral and response pathways for survivors of violence, exploitation, and abuse, in coordination with inter-agency efforts.
  • Work with program coordinators and MEAL to ensure that client feedback mechanisms and registers include PSEA/safeguarding reporting channels and protocols.
  • Meet with other agencies safeguarding focal points to understand existing systems and inter-agency processes (e.g., PSEA network), and to ensure that IRC reporting channels are integrated into inter-agency efforts.
  • Support in monitoring program implementation through field visits, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews with staff and clients. Produce reports to demonstrate impact, progress against action plans and inform ongoing and future program design.
  • Support efforts to strengthen capacity of implementing partners to deliver gender-responsive, inclusive, and safe programs and on safeguarding.
  • Participate in country forums, conferences and clusters focusing on GEDI and safeguarding to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders – including community leaders, international and local NGOs, UN agencies, community-based organisations, and other IRC sectors to enhance multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination.

Collaborating with other teams

  • Directly reports to and receives supervision from: GEDI Manager Country Program and management in partnership with Safeguarding Manager Country Program or Regional Safeguarding Advisor
  • Work closely with the GEDI champions, ERGs lead (e.g. W@W) and Safeguarding Focal Points within the Country program across all field sites
  • Work closely with the Protection team towards strengthening the Client Feedback aspect of Client Safeguarding, supporting protection assessments and analyses
  • Work closely with security and safety team on areas of staff safeguarding.
  • Work closely with P&C actors and the GEDI and Safeguarding Technical Units to develop tools for monitoring GEDI activities.


What should you have?  


  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, Gender and Development studies, law, psychology, health, social work, humanities, or other related discipline.


  • 2 years of professional experience in gender equality and inclusion programming, safeguarding and understanding HR/ People & Culture (P & C) implementation and other program implementation experience as protection, Right for all and GBV.
  • Familiarity with Diversity, Equality, Inclusion (DEI) and safeguarding standards and principles, international protection frameworks, and mechanisms on safeguarding.
  • Demonstrated experience/understanding of organizational policies and practices.
  • Strong analytical skills related to feedback mechanisms, safeguarding, protection, and Accountability issues.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating training and workshops. Good team-building skills and knowledge of participatory approaches.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with local and remote team members at multiple levels in the organization. Experience in working collaboratively and/or advocating with other sectors and teams.


  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive situations diplomatically and confidentially.
  • Ability to travel to other IRC field sites and province field project sites to promote GEDI and Safeguarding awareness through training and orientations.
  • Computer skills are required – MS Office package and Internet.
  • Self-motivated, highly responsible, punctual, flexible, culturally sensitive. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.


  • Good communication and report-writing skills essential

Myanmar nationals with relevant skills sets and proven experience of working at international level are strongly encouraged.


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