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MEAL Officer – Safeguarding

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CARE International is a humanitarian aid organization fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities. As a non-religious and non-political organization, CARE works with communities to help overcome poverty by supporting development projects and providing emergency relief. We believe supporting women and girls is one of the most effective ways to create sustainable outcomes in poor communities.

We invite applications from experienced and talented individuals for the position of MEAL Officer – Safeguarding based in Garowe & Hargeisa


The MEAL Officer- Safeguarding will play an important role in ensuring the SOMGEP T project meets the DFIDs requirement to adhere to its 14 Safeguarding Standards. SOMGEP-T project and its down-stream partners (DSPs), must put in place robust safeguarding measures in order to be compliant with the grant requirements. The project has a Safeguarding Action Plan that has been produced by the Fund Manager as a result of an initial assessment of CARE and its partners at project initiation. The position has been created to ensure more sustained and project capacity within SOMGEP-T


Responsibility # 1: Strengthening Safeguarding Capacity

  • Reviewing edits as per the recommendation of Surge Capacity Consultant on policies of codes of conduct, child protection, PSEA whistleblowing, and if relevant, HR policies of the members of the SOMGEP-T consortium and making recommendations for upgrades towards compliance with DFID’s 14 standards. Following the review, the policies will be translated into the Somali languages.
  • Reviewing of CARE Somalia/Somaliland’s policies such as the Human Resources policy on recruitment, IT policy. Upon request from SMT providing recommendations and action points for Country Office operations towards compliance.
  • Reviewing SOMGEP-T protocols for adults when interacting with children, as well as protocols for children to children interaction. Reviewing SOPs for external visitors when interacting with project beneficiaries including children.
  • Supporting the development of new training modules and reviewing existing modules on various safeguarding components of SOMGEP-T.
  • Providing guidance on mainstreaming safeguarding language in proposals and reports.
  • Developing TORs and/or protocols for Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSOs), and/or any TORs related to personnel/committees involved in handling cases pertaining to these projects.
  • Regularly reviewing project risk registers to ensure safeguarding is integrated and mitigating actions are implementable and closely monitored.
  • Reviewing Quality Assurance Tool to ensure service provider appropriateness and capacity to provide referral services safely.
  • Supporting HR to put in place safeguarding levels for existing and new positions in the project, with corresponding requirements from recruitment onwards, and ensuring that these are integrated into the CSOM HR manual. Supporting HR with developing safeguarding-related questions for interview processes.
  • Actively engaging in Protection Cluster and the GBV and Child Protection sub-clusters in project target areas.

Responsibility # 2: Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Monitoring safeguarding compliance by contractors and consultants to SOMGEP-T project.
  • Supporting the CSOM M&E Advisor to create secure databases for sensitive and non-sensitive FCRM entries which are connected into safeguarding systems.
  • Supporting M&E staff to embed safeguarding within a selection of project M&E tools, in collaboration with CARE USA’s Education Team’s Impact and Learning Advisors.
  • Supporting the CSOM M&E Advisor to create secure databases for sensitive and non-sensitive FCRM entries which are connected into safeguarding systems.

Responsibility # 3: Accountability

  • Following up on a regular basis with partners to gather information on complaints/feedback received by partners under the FCRM, action being taken, the status of complaint resolution. Liaising with the SOMGEP-T MEAL team on this data.
  • Consistently engaging with beneficiaries and the Community Education Committee on awareness-raising about CARE’s FCRM and its safeguarding provisions.
  • Reviewing existing and new IEC materials both in support of the FCRM but also for wider purposes (for example, education around rights and abuse at girls’ and boys’ empowerment forums), and recommendations for improvement.

Responsibility # 4 Reflective practice and organisational learning

  • Share through the routine monthly meetings the status of project implementation, quality-related concerns and highlight project performance using a simple dashboard system
  • Actively participate in quarterly project reviews
  • Attend M&E workshops to remain current on best practices in monitoring and evaluation.


  • M&E Officer –Safeguarding reports directly to Monitoring and Knowledge Manager. S/he does not directly supervise other staff, but maintains strong horizontal relations with project staff. No financial management responsibility.


  • Project Officers
  • M&E Officers
  • Area Manager
  • Project technical team


  • Advanced degree in a relevant field such as Gender Studies, Education, Development Studies.
  • Extensive technical knowledge of best practices in safeguarding, as well as the application of the protection principles in humanitarian and development work, preferably with direct experience in case management or handling, ideally with applied knowledge of PFA.
  • An understanding of DFID’s 14 Safeguarding Standards and other relevant guidance and policies, with knowledge of EiE and the barriers to girls’ education in Somalia a plus.
  • Experience in delivering training, inclusive of producing training materials accessible to non-technical staff.
  • Experience of developing and implementing safeguarding frameworks for NGOs, including for large complex projects, involving multiple stakeholders, with a focus on practical operationalization of policies and principles.
  • Practical experience of project management and/or deep knowledge of the various phases of the project cycle.
  • Experience of supporting NGOs and local partners with technical capacity-building.
  • Ability to produce high quality work within short deadlines.
  • Experience of working in an FCAS environment preferable, but not essential.
  • Experience of representation of agency at cluster meetings and coordination forums.
  • Ability to work within a multicultural team in a collaborative manner, whilst simultaneously being able to self-manage and succeed under pressure.

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV in a ONE PDF document to by 25 February 2020. Candidates are required to quote the position title “MEAL Officer – Safeguarding” on the subject line of the email when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

CARE is Zero Tolerant organization for child abuse and sexual exploitations

Garoowe, Somalia
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