TERMS OF REFERENCE CONSULTANT TO DEVELOP SHIVYAWATA’S CHILD AND
VULNERABLE ADULT SAFEGUARDING POLICY
Project: Modelling Inclusive Pre-Primary Project (MIPE)
Location: Dar es Salaam
Contract: Two Months 1st September – 31st October 2020
Disabled candidates are particularly encouraged to apply and as a ‘disability confident employer’ ADD guarantees to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria
To develop a Child and Vulnerable Adult safeguarding policy for the ADD partner organization SHIVYAWATA, together with its associate policies such as whistleblowing, human resource, risk management, code of conduct and governance and to support and monitor its roll out and implementation.
Ritha Paul Info@add-tanzania.org
Jess Gleeson firstname.lastname@example.org
The Old Church School, Butts Hill, Frome, BA11 1HR, United Kingdom
Registered charity number 2033925
ADD through its Child and Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding policy has laid out its commitments to keep children and adults (including staff, partners and beneficiaries) safe from any harm and abuse that may be caused due to their involvement in ADD International interventions.
SHIVYAWATA is an umbrella organisation of persons with disabilities in Tanzania. Its mission is to bring together ten national Disabled People’s Organizations to afford a larger, louder and common voice on issues of lobbying and advocacy. As one of ADD International Tanzania main partner and as organisation fighting for the rights of all person with disabilities in Tanzania, it is important that it has systems and mechanisms in place to keep its staff, volunteers, members and other stakeholders safe from harm.
An action plan has been drawn up and a request for an individual consultant to work with ADD and SHIVYAWATA to support the development of a Child and Vulnerable Adult safeguarding policy for our partner SHIVYAWATA together with its associate policies such as whistleblowing, human resource, risk management, code of conduct and to support and monitor its roll out and implementation. We would need a consultant with an understanding of the safeguarding context in Tanzania and/or an understanding of safeguarding in the disability sector to carry out this assignment. She/he should be aware of
further collaborations planned to be sought between organizations supporting SHIVYAWATA.
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE WORK.
To provide support on the following areas:
- Work with ADD to co-facilitate the safeguarding capacity needs mapping for SHIVYAWATA
- Through participatory approach, support the development of SHIVYAWATA Child and Vulnerable Adult safeguarding policy
- Support the SHIVYAWATA to update its Human resource manual, Code of Conduct, to better include safeguarding standards, especially PSEA.
- Develop a sexual harassment policy
- Support the organisation to design safeguarding training for its Board members, Staff and Volunteers
- Support the organisation to strengthen its complaints handling mechanism, with a focus on safeguarding and whistleblowing complaints.
- Development of risk management
SCOPE OF WORK
- SHIVYAWATA requires support to improve their safeguarding policies and practice. Safeguarding practice should focus on beneficiaries and their own staff members and representatives, many of whom have disabilities.
- The work will primarily be undertaken in Tanzania. The work (travel and consultation) will ideally take place between 1st September and 30th October 2020.
- If an extension to the timeframe is required, this should be justified by the consultant in his/her application.
EXPECTATIONS AND STANDARDS
The contracted person shall:
- Have an excellent understanding of safeguarding concerning minority groups, and experience in developing child and vulnerable adult safeguarding policy.
- Have experience in safeguarding capacity building work with other organisations
- Have an understanding of safeguarding in a development context. Experience of safeguarding in Tanzania would be beneficial.
- Have an understanding of the safeguarding risks faced by people with disabilities.
- Previous experience working with a disabled persons organisation would be a bonus.
We are committed to ensuing we are a safe organisation, delivering safe programmes that ensure we do no harm to people we work with. Our processes ensure all posts are graded, based on interaction with children and vulnerable adults. This post is a Level 3 post. See outline of all levels below:
- Level 1 – HQ based, no real direct access to children/vulnerable adults
- Level 2 – a travelling role, possible access to children/vulnerable adults but unlikely to be alone
- Level 3 – regular access to children/vulnerable adults including on their own, or lead responsibility for safeguarding within office/location
Work must be conducted and reported in a timely way and may not continue beyond the specific time frame as outlined in this ToR without the written consent of ADD International.
PROPOSED TIMELINES AND BUDGET
|0.||Contractor appointment and contracting||24th August to 28th August|
|1.||Document review, define workplan and capacity building methodologies||1st -13th of September|
|2.||Consultation on the ground||14th to 26th September|
|3.||Report submission||5th of October|
|4.||Report discussion with Organizations supportingSHIVYAWATA||9th of October 2020|
This is the suggested timeline, but we will be open to negotiation on this.
OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
Expected deliverable(s) include:
- A sexual harassment policy
- An updated Safeguarding policy which includes protections for children and vulnerable adults together with its associated policies
- Accessible training resources that can be used at induction sessions for new staff, representatives, and SHIVYAWATA Board members
- Evidence of a complaints handling mechanism
- A Code of Conduct for staff and representatives (Board members, secretariat, volunteers etc.)
- Evidence of named safeguarding leads, who have ownership over the safeguarding policy and sexual harassment policy
The contact persons for this Terms of Reference is Rose Tesha ADD Tanzania Country Director email@example.com
Further support will be provided by Shabani Abeid Tanzania Safeguarding Focal Person firstname.lastname@example.org and Adil Shah Director of Finance and Operation and Safeguarding Focal Person email@example.com;
HOW TO APPLY.
- Interested applicants should send their applications and appropriate attachments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date specified below.
- Application deadline: 04.30pm/20th August 2020
Incomplete applications will not be accepted. We are unfortunately only able to reply to those shortlisted.
We are keen to promote strong principles of equality and diversity and would welcome applications from all backgrounds. Disabled people are strongly encouraged to apply and as a ‘disability confident employer’ ADD guarantees to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria. For more information on this please see our Equal Opportunities Policy.
The nature of ADD’s work is as an ally to the global disability movement promoting the rights of all people with disabilities. It does mean that our staff, consultants, trustees and volunteers may come into contact with children and vulnerable adults in some capacity or another. ADD is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, consultants, trustees and volunteers to share this commitment.
At ADD, we’re committed to creating a safe and rewarding environment for all of our people to work and volunteer, as well as for those we come into contact with through our work.
This means we have robust safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure everyone is treated properly, and a whistle-blowing policy and process so people can raise any concerns they have, confidentially.
For more information on this please see the safeguarding pages on our website.