Plan International Bangladesh invites qualified and committed individuals to fill the following position:

Safeguarding Specialist
Competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the deserving candidate

The role:

Based in Ukhiya with frequent field visit required both Teknaf & Cox’s Bazar, The Safeguarding Specialist will be responsible for delivering high quality, accessible and reliable support, guidance and capacity building across Plan International Bangladesh’s programme in Cox’s Bazar to support the full implementation of the Plan International’s Safeguarding Policy and procedures. This will also include the post holder receiving safeguarding referrals. A central responsibility of the role will be to promote and with the HR Manager to establish a framework to embed Plan Internationals culture and values in all that we do

The major responsibilities of this position holder will probe around:

Capacity Building:

  • Identify the training needs of staff and stakeholders including partners in relation to keeping children and young people safe.
  • Develop a capacity development plan and ensure resource allocation and implementation of the plan
  • Design and deliver capacity building for staff, incentive workers, partners and other stakeholders on Safeguarding of Children and Young People (SGCYP) through formal and refresher sessions, discussion of case studies etc.

Safeguarding risk assessment and monitoring:

  • Lead global safeguarding risk assessment for Cox’s office, prepare a progress plan based on the findings and ensure follow up
  • Conduct risk assessment of sectors, projects and partners in collaboration with respective contacts and focal points of the country program.
  • Compile partners’ activity documents, analyse partners risk assessment result and support on identified gap.

Gender Responsive Safeguarding Materials development:

  • Under the leadership of the National Safeguarding and GE Advisor develop and prepare materials for all Safeguarding and PSEA related trainings
  • Develop child and youth-safeguarding messages for various groups of stakeholders and facilitate publication.

Support establishment of Gender Responsive Reporting and referral mechanism:

  • Facilitate consultation with children and young people to develop gender responsive reporting mechanism
  • Establish and support focal points (one male, one female) to understand and perform their roles and responsibilities as per the ToR.

Networking and collaboration:

  • Networking and collaboration with other agencies, UN and government functionalities to ensure a strong sectoral mechanism for safeguarding children and young people.

The person:


  • A University degree in the social sciences or relevant subject, at least 3 years in capacity building and technical assistance provision to Government, NGOs/CBOs;
  • Experience in child protection/safeguarding practice; including work and vulnerable children and youth.
  • Demonstrable interest working on PSEA
  • Ability to communicate complete and sensitive information to a wide and diverse audience
  • Strong experience and ability to facilitate training to a diverse audience (in terms of education, language ability etc.)
  • Willingness to travel to and work in hard-to-reach areas; computer literacy and excellent documentation and report writing skills in English are a must;
  • Experience to work in emergency response is added value


  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Experience on assisting on development of local procedure, manual, guidance on child safeguarding.
  • Experience in conducting assessment, monitoring and report writing.
  • Good experience in planning, coordinating and implementing work activities 
  • Fluency in written and spoken Bangla and English.
  • Very good skill in communication, report writing and facilitation
  • Good team player

Duration of the position is 1 Year (possibility of extension).

To Apply:

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply online by 15th September 2019 at: Plan International Bangladesh: Career. Please click on Job Description for details regarding the job. Early submission is strongly encouraged as application collection and selection process will go simultaneously. Only short listed candidates will be communicated for interview. Any form of persuasion in the selection process will automatically disqualify the candidacy.

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