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26 Jun 2023

Safeguarding Advisor ECSA at Sightsavers

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Job Description


Sightsavers implements projects in over 30 countries in Africa and South Asia working to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities. We are looking for an experienced Safeguarding Advisor to provide informed and proactive support to the wider Safeguarding team.

Title:                 Safeguarding Advisor

Location:          Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania

Contract:          Two Year Fixed Term Contract – Renewable

Salary:             Local Terms and Conditions apply


The Safeguarding Advisor position is vital to effective safeguarding at Sightsavers, as the demands on safeguarding as a function continue to grow. Key duties will involve:

designing safeguarding elements for bids and identifying safeguarding risks

acting as the safeguarding lead on new consortiums and projects where Sightsavers acts as the lead

creating and facilitating safeguarding training

capacity building on safeguarding

identifying safeguarding risks

This is an involved role so please read the full job description for further details.

Skills and Experience

We are looking for an individual who is

  • experienced working in an international development or humanitarian setting, particularly in Africa.
  • experienced in running training and an understanding of the increased risks faced by children and adults with disabilities
  • experienced in safeguarding investigation or investigation management
  • able to bring a contextual understanding of working on safeguarding and child protection in Africa and provide support to our Designated Safeguarding Leads in Africa
  • fluent in English and able to deliver effective training
  • able to help design and run safeguarding training and action plans with our partners.
  • able to travel internationally for a few short trips per year


Sightsavers offers a supportive and inclusive work environment. Specific benefits and local terms and conditions apply to each location.

Next Steps

We anticipate that remote panel interviews will take place in mid-July and the assessment process will include a presentation related to the job role. We anticipate a start date of mid-August for the successful candidate. Due to project deadlines, we are keen to fill this role as quickly as possible so applications will be considered as soon as they are received.

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Closing Date : 21st July, 2023.

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