Christian Blind Mission (CBM) Child Safeguarding Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Christian Blind Mission (CBM) is an international Christian development organization, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities and those at risk of disability in the poorest communities of the world. 
We are looking to recruit a Child Safeguarding Officer for our East Africa Regional Office based in Nairobi.

Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to Apply

Job Purpose: This position exists for the institutional strengthening of CBM’s Partner capacity, systems and processes in child safeguarding to ensure the safety and security of children under their care; through risk, strengths, needs assessment and consequent development of standards to keep children safe and promote their welfare within the institution.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead teams in the development & delivery of training on institutional child safeguarding based on internationally recognized child safeguarding standards and CBM’s Child Safeguarding Policy.
  • Oversee the development and monitor the implementation of the relevant policies, documentation and procedures to ensure they are adhered to, remain current and fit for purpose.
  • Undertake field visits to CBM supported projects and Partners to give support to activities being implemented in line with their safeguarding action plans and the project/programme plans; analyze and evaluate data and/or make recommendations for improvement where necessary, to align and meet programme/project objectives.
  • In liaison with other agencies, to provide technical expertise on the inclusion, harmonization and championing the needs of children with disabilities.
  • Carryout joint planning, training and monitoring to ensure there are quality assurance mechanisms in place in all direct CBM partner organizations for the safeguarding of children.
  • Promote and document good practice by encouraging and championing child sensitive policies and procedures
  • Establish a monitoring system that facilitates the monitoring of achievement of outputs and outcomes set out for CBM.
  • Document processes, drafts narrative learning and financial reports in line with donor requirements of CBM.
Required qualifications and experience:
  • University degree in the social sciences or in child development.
  • Minimum two years relevant professional work experience in project management in the development sector preferably implementing child protection or safeguarding programs.
  • Good understanding of international, regional and national child protection frameworks and international safeguarding standards.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent management and coordination skills
  • Excellent documentation and reporting skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively within the East African region.
The future job holder adheres to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Child Safeguarding Policy.
How to Apply:

Application Procedures: Applicants should email their applications attaching a detailed curriculum vitae (including current and expected salary) and an application letter indicating why they are interested in and qualified for the position and the names of three referees who can provide confidential assessment of their capabilities. 
All communications relating to applications for this position should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Manager -

Applications must be received by 3rd October 2014.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted