Safeguarding and Complaints Investigations Manager Job in Kenya

The position requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% per cent of the time.

Leads Safeguarding Investigations

  • Plans, conducts and manages internal investigations into alleged breaches of safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Drafts and reviews Terms of Reference (TORs), interview documentation, and outcome reports.
  • Presents findings and recommendations to CHAI leadership, ensuring confidentiality is maintained.
  • Assists external investigations as needed, acting as a CHAI liaison and providing relevant information.

Safeguarding Expertise

  • Provides expert guidance and support to internal investigators, Global HR, Safety & Security, impacted staff and managers, and senior leadership.
  • Stays up-to-date on IASC’s 6 Core Principles and international best practices related to safeguarding, PSEAH (Preventing
  • Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment), and GBV (Gender Based Violence.

Complaint Handling & Monitoring

  • Supports CHAI’s complaint response mechanisms, including monitoring the third-party whistleblower hotline and responding to open complaints.
  • Ensures prompt and thorough investigation of reported concerns

Policy & Procedures

  • Maintains CHAI’s investigations procedures, collaborating with legal counsel to update them as needed for legal compliance.
  • Identifies trends and lessons learned from investigations to inform improvements in safeguarding policies, procedures, and strategies.

Case Management & Reporting

  • Regularly monitors ongoing incident reports and investigations within the organizational case management systems.
  • Ensures cases are closed promptly, escalating potential issues or risks for attention.
  • Utilizes databases to document investigations and generate management reports.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 7 years of work experience, with at least 5 years dedicated to managing safeguarding policies and programming.
  • Strong investigation, research, and analytical skills.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of IASC’s 6 Core Principles and international standards related to safeguarding, PSEAH, and GBV.
  • Previous certifications and training in conducting investigations or related subjects.
  • Proven experience leading sensitive internal investigations, particularly those related to PSEAH.
  • Excellent written and spoken English (French language skills are a plus).

Ability to

  • Produce comprehensive and accurate investigation reports.
  • Analyze information objectively and make informed decisions.
  • Identify and utilize relevant evidence during investigations.
  • Manage and prioritize investigations for timely completion.
  • Share knowledge and deliver training effectively.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience using multimedia tools to create accessible information.
  • Knowledge of current best practices related to employment law and grievance procedures.
  • Experience working in the care, health, or voluntary sectors.
  • Familiarity with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency safeguarding settings.

How To Apply

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