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Regional Safeguarding Advisor- Americas

US, Colombia, Guatemala

The Position


The Regional Safeguarding Advisor (RSA) will provide technical guidance and support efforts to prevent, detect, and deter safeguarding issues in Mercy Corps’ Americas programs and operations and ensure appropriate survivor support mechanisms are in place. The RSA will provide guidance and support to country teams in the region on Mercy Corps’ safeguarding approach and processes, including roll out of Safeguarding Core Standards. The RSA will support the assessment and identification of safeguarding risks to children and adults in affected populations within regional Country programs and support the development and execution of plans to mitigate these risks. They will input into key funding proposals to ensure that safeguarding risks are assessed and key safeguarding activities are appropriately resourced. The RSA will provide regular updates on safeguarding in the region and escalate any safeguarding issues to the Global Safeguarding/Ethics team.This position will work closely with program and human resource teams around systems to vet, monitor, support, advise on and improve the safeguarding systems, capacity and awareness of team members and partners, including sub-recipients, contractors, consultants and other organizations or individuals that act on behalf of, or at the direction of, Mercy Corps. The RSA will work closely with Community Accountability and Reporting Mechanism (CARM) teams to ensure that safeguarding is considered throughout CARM implementation. 

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