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Safeguarding Training Consultancy

  • Contract
  • Guyana
  • TBD USD / Month
  • HIAS profile
  • Salary: TBD
  • Deadline: 31-Jul-23


HIAS Guyana is seeking a consultant to design, build and implement a Safeguards training and coaching process for country office staff members.

The consultant will be responsible for the complete development, from design to implementation, of a training curriculum for strengthening the knowledge of HIAS Guyana office staff and some of its implementing partners in Safeguarding, taking into account, the policies, procedures, statements and other tools that HIAS Guyana and HIAS HQ has developed, and other the international developments that have been made in the field of safeguarding, both conceptually and in terms of the tools available for NGOs and UN System agencies to implement actions that guarantee the safeguarding of the communities they assist in the framework of humanitarian action.

All resources should be structured, practical and adapted for the targeted audience in Guyana. The SG training and accompanying resources should be designed in line with the HIAS Guidelines and with the constant accompaniment and participation of the people in charge of the consultancy within HIAS.


The objective of the consultancy is to build the capacity of HIAS Guyana Staff and partners on safeguarding, understanding this as the strategies to avoid sexual exploitation, abuse, violent and discriminative behavior and harassment situations between HIAS staff or anyone related with HIAS, and participants or members of the communities where HIAS work through the following:

  • Develop a short term (one week) curricula to strength the staff capacity to understand, engage and put in practice de HIAS safeguarding framework policies.
  • A clear emphasis about “do no harm” principle, gender, age, race, intersectionality and unbalanced power perspective/approach; and survivor centered approach for the SEA cases response.
  • Basic core competencies and skills to strength the capacity of the staff to do a two-way exercise: i) Identify their own bias and beliefs that put them in a potential situation of being violent towards someone (emotional, physical or/and sexual violence) and ii) identify safeguarding situations in their work environment.
  • Commitment to the safeguarding international framework and a safer programing approach.
  • Set of case studies to facilitate the comprehension of people about safeguarding situations.
  • Set of resources or toolkit to support the development of the curriculum and promote the self – learning mindset in the staff, including a tool that allows members of the staff to self-assess their safeguarding knowledge.


  • Document with the curriculum and the methodology to develop and facilitate of an 18-hour remote web-based training divided into 6 sessions (3 hours each), on safeguarding concepts, policies, tools, statements and others.
  • Training materials/tools in English and editable versions.
  • Full training report in English, including a general evaluation of the participation of the trainees to the training sessions.
  • A power point presentation that supports the report.
  • The consultant is expected to use a participatory and rights-based approach that considers gender, socioeconomic status, and contextual factors. The Consultant will work closely with Country Focal Points and the safeguarding manager for the region. They will provide guidance and feedback to the consultant to ensure the training and supporting training materials are useful to HIAS’s continued work with its staff.


  • Demonstrated ability and experience in conducting capacity building online activities that actively combines theory and practice on safeguarding concepts, especially with international NGOs staff and their partners.
  • Demonstrated understanding of safeguarding standards for NGOs, including prevention of concern situations and the identification and case management, also the gendered, aged and powered drivers of safeguarding situations, including those in relation with sexual exploitation and abuse. Considering the links with patriarchy and intersectionality, focusing on the situations where the affected population are migrants and refugees.
  • Demonstrated experience with the minimum standards for survivor centered approach on safeguarding cases response.
  • Minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience applying safeguarding guidelines and standards, as well as UN security council resolution about PSEA, the principles and standards to prevent SEA situations.
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills.
  • Prior experience working in humanitarian contexts.
  • Strong understanding of international guidelines for programming in humanitarian settings.


Applicant consultants for this opportunity should submit a preliminary concept proposal and work plan that reflects the requirements of this document. Some highlights for this document are:

  • Main concepts that they will consider developing the training and put it in place, including a clear approach for the learning methodology.
  • The way in which all the approaches and principles mentioned above will be mainstreamed.
  • Their own understanding about the HIAS Safeguarding framework and the aspects that they could strategically highlight to achieve the goals proposed in this ToR.
  • Set of steps to developing and implementing the training in the mentioned timeline.


Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America. Supporting Jews fleeing persecution and poverty in Eastern Europe, our founders were guided by the traditions, texts and history of the Jewish people—a history of oppression, displacement and diaspora. HIAS has since helped generations of Jews facing violence because of who they were, and HIAS remains committed to helping Jewish refugees anywhere in the world. Today, our clients at HIAS come from diverse faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds, as do our staff. We bring our experience, history and values to our work across five continents, ensuring that refugees today receive the vital services and opportunities they need to thrive.

HIAS is a learning community, committed to diversity and inclusion. We do our work with integrity, accountability, transparency and a commitment to the highest ethical standards. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our teams located in the United States and across the globe. People who identify as BIPOC, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community and people with lived experiences of forced displacement or immigration are all encouraged to apply. We are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects our vision, mission and values.


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HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status, religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, protected veteran status, political orientation or other legally protected status.


HIAS is committed to the protection of children, vulnerable adults and any other person from any harm caused directly or indirectly due to their coming into contact with HIAS. We will not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or any form of child abuse or neglect by our staff or associated personnel. Any candidate offered a job with HIAS will be expected to sign and adhere to HIAS’ Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records. HIAS also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. Likewise, HIAS will share this information when other organizations inquire about current and former HIAS staff as part of their recruitment process. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

How to apply


We are committed to a fair and respectful hiring process, and we do our absolute best to respond to every applicant. We prioritize communication and transparency with all candidates, even those who are not moving forward. Here’s a snapshot of our hiring process for consultancies:

Step 1: Submit your application!

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Step 2: Video interview with the hiring manager.

Step 3: Offer, consultancy agreement and background check.

Step 4: Start your professional journey with HIAS!

Note: Some of our hiring processes may vary, and not all candidates will advance to each step.

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