Great vacancy Safeguarding & GESI Manager - Stamping out Slavery - Nigera hiring now
Please note that all positions close at 11:59pm UTC-5:00.

Applicant Portal


Job Details: Safeguarding & GESI Manager - Stamping out Slavery - Nigera

Full details of the job.

Safeguarding & GESI Manager - Stamping out Slavery - Nigera
Edo State
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.
Stamping out Slavery in Nigeria (SoSiN) is a 4-year DFID Nigeria programme which aims to change or reduce the behaviours, attitudes, and social norms in Edo State that drive or enable human trafficking.
The project seeks to achieve the impact that more effective Government and non-Government institutions reduce the drivers and enablers of unsafe migration and trafficking through three components:
  • Strengthened Edo State Government response to preventing unsafe migration and human trafficking: more effective and innovative use of resources – human, financial, physical, political and network assets – supports a ‘whole of government’ approach to preventing unsafe migration and human trafficking through social and attitudinal change;
  • Improved coordination, innovation and quality of NGO response to preventing unsafe migration and human trafficking: better coordinated and more effective civil society tackling the drivers and enablers of human trafficking;
  • A stronger evidence base for action in anti-slavery prevention, with learning platforms operating and informing policy and interventions: the use of evidence and sharing of best practices becomes embedded in ways of working, to deliver improved performance not only in Nigeria, but globally.
The primary responsibilities of the Safeguarding & GESI Manager will be to lead, coordinate and support the development and implementation of the programme’s protection policy and safeguarding practices. The Safeguarding & GESI Manager will advise other team members and select stakeholders on safeguarding best practice to mainstream protection policy and safeguarding practices across the programme.
The Safeguarding & GESI Manager will be the Safeguarding Focal Person for SOSIN and responsible for the overall design and implementation of Safeguarding and GESI policies, mechanisms and activities. During the inception phase of the project, this will specifically include the following:
  • Develop the project protection policy framework.
  • Develop the project safeguarding mechanisms (prevention and response).
  • Work with the Team Leader and Government Policy & Technical Lead to engage with NAPTIP and NACTAL to ensure SoSiN’s approaches to safeguarding and protection are in alignment with local needs.
  • Work with the Communications Manager to ensure the project comms strategy is aligned with safeguarding principals in the Nigerian context.
  • Develop safeguarding trainings to be delivered to different stakeholders (project staff, government and CSOs). Support team leader to ensure all SOSIN staff take a lead role in raising awareness about the company’s and DFID’s safeguarding measures including the Code of Conduct and provide training and advice to staff and partners.
  • Support the team to establish community-level complaints mechanisms that facilitate reporting of concerns by beneficiaries. Receive and refer reports in regards to Safeguarding, in accordance with the organisation’s procedures.
  • Promote the participation of beneficiaries and communities so they are aware of the organisation’s Safeguarding measures and Code of Conduct, and of their right to protection including how they could report any safeguarding issues or concerns.
  • Responsible for review, implementation and monitoring of a safeguarding risk register ensuring effective risk escalation and mitigation mechanism and review point exists for the programme and integrated to a broader programme risk framework/register.
  • At a team level, be orientated in Palladium’s policies and best practice in order to operationalise guidance and to support those who are affected by Safeguarding incidents to obtain the advice and support they need, both within the company and the wider community. Appropriate training and advice on Safeguarding will be provided to support the SFP in the fulfilment of their role.
  • Support the team to complete/update the Safeguarding Risk Assessment and management plan, which will be reviewed and approved by the Team Leader and Project Director.
  • Ensure that staff receive appropriate training on safeguarding, including specific training on child protection where engagement with children is anticipated.
  • Support the team to ensure that the project integrates safeguarding measures across project activities.
  • Plan and participate in any investigation into Safeguarding incidents in support of the appointed Decision Maker.
  • Identify and share lessons and best practice related to safeguarding with the project leadership and and wider SOSIN networks and stakeholders
  • Where appropriate, work with the team to establish community-level complaints mechanisms that facilitate reporting of concerns by beneficiaries.
  • Undertake preliminary GESI analysis.
  • Develop GESI strategy and framework.
  • Develop GESI trainings to be delivered to different stakeholders – these may include project staff, government and CSOs.
  • Work with the Communications Manager to ensure the project comms strategy is gender sensitive and socially inclusive.
  • Work with Project Team to ensure adequate attention to GESI across the programme
  • Work with Team and relevant stakeholders to build the capacity of identified champions within communities so as to further help build safeguarding structurers, platforms and networks.
During the Implementation Phase the Safeguarding & GESI Manager will implement relevant activities within the finalised
  • Experience in developing gender sensitive and social inclusion policies in programmes and in ensuring their implementation
  • Outstanding strategic thinker and team player with willingness to learn and support learning of others.
  • Fluency in written and oral communication skills in English is required.
  • Strong analytical, reporting and presentation skills.
20 Sep 2019
By submitting an application for this position you are agreeing to submit to or provide information relating to police/background checks which may be conducted as applicable.

Palladium is committed to the protection of personal information and compliance with relevant data protection and privacy laws. The information requested as part of your application is collected directly from you to assess your suitability to provide services to Palladium, its clients and/or any of its projects. Any information that you provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential way. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law. Palladium is a child-safe organisation and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. Our checks may include a police check. If this applies to your position, this will be discussed directly with you by our recruiter. We collect the information outlined in this form on the legal basis of your consent and then may later use it for compliance with relevant laws (e.g. taxation), the performance of any contract we have with you or any contract we have with our client. This contract performance management includes managing your employment, your performance and/or engagement with us. The information you supply may be provided to our related companies and offices overseas, subject to such overseas offices/related companies being bound by the same data protection standards as the office/related company to which you provide the information and provided also that such transfer of information is required as part of fulfilling the purpose of or the reasons for the provision of the information, or for the performance of any subsequent contract. An example of this might be that the hiring managing or an individual involved in the decision is based in another location. Further details on overseas transfers are available at If you do not provide your data or consent to processing by us then we cannot assess your suitability to enter into a contract with you. Depending on your country of residence, you may have certain data protection or privacy rights. You can find details, including our retention guidelines, at Data protection or privacy queries can be directed to

Previous MonthNext Month