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Safeguarding Field Manager Role


Post-publication date: 28-02-2024.

Location-This role is based in Nigeria. Candidates should be able to work from our Abuja office and frequently travel to the field in Lagos, Kogi, and other locations.

Job role-Safeguarding Field Manager reporting to Country Director, Nigeria

Company-GiveDirectly (GD)

GiveDirectly (GD) provides cash grants to people living in extreme poverty. Since launching in 2011, GD has raised over $1B, delivered cash to more than 1.5 million recipients, established operations in 15 countries, and continues to expand its reach across the Global South. GD has also grown the research base supporting unconditional cash with 20 randomized control trials from its programs, generating rigorous evidence across countries and contexts.

Across our global offices, our culture is candid, analytical, non-hierarchical, and agile. We work alongside 750+ individuals who come from 21 different countries and speak 69 other languages. Team members at GiveDirectly attest that diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just buzzwords but a fundamental part of our culture and values. We seek to recruit individuals from our communities and use DEI as a lens in our hiring practices. We strive to be inclusive of all cultures and experiences while upholding our values globally. In the spirit of our “Know Yourself and Grow” value, we recognize there is always room to improve our team’s working experience. But day to day, we aim to “Create Positive Energy” – we take care of one another, have fun, seek to maximize flexibility and accessibility in roles, and pursue professional development opportunities to stay challenged & engaged in our work.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.

The Safeguarding Field Manager will own Safeguarding for the Nigeria country program. They will not only hold the operational execution of safeguarding policies and processes in Nigeria but will advise as the expert in safeguarding within their specific country’s context.

The manager will support community engagement efforts, joining community meetings and providing safeguarding support/training as needed, running focus group discussions to identify critical issues for recipients.

The manager will support GiveDirectly’s efforts towards improving our programs to ensure that our target communities understand the vital messages we want to communicate to them, including program goals, eligibility determination, enrollment, protection from risks, and reporting incidents.


Roles and Responsibilities for the Safeguarding Field Manager.

Program Design and Project Work

  • Advise and provide recommendations on program design and proposal development to ensure programs align entirely with GiveDirectly and general Safeguarding standards and policy.
  • Guide other GD staff to ensure all aspects of our program are respectful, dignifying, and reflective of GD’s commitments to “Recipients First.”
  • Proactively conduct program reviews to identify context-specific safeguarding risks that could impact our recipients and advise the country team on how to prevent, detect, address, and mitigate these risks. 
  • Conduct community spot checks with recipients, communities, local leaders, and staff for high-risk safeguarding locations. 
  • Conduct in-depth project safeguarding risk analysis, document the same in project risk registers, and provide guidance on safe implementation strategies that protect recipients from inclusion/exclusion errors, community tensions or conflicts, adverse events, sexual harassment, Gender-Based Violence, extortion, or concerns with local leaders.
  • Review all new field surveys to ensure recipient safe communication and appropriate inclusion of consent language. 
  • Coordinate the review of strategic country safeguarding protocols and guidelines, including the safeguarding checklist, SEAH assessments, and country metrics for Accountability to program participants.
  • Support Programs and Community Engagement team in community scoping, vulnerability assessment, and risk sensing before new program launches to help GD fully understand the needs of the communities we serve.

If you are interested in this job, apply using this link. 

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