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Consultation Job at ADD International, Consultant to Develop Shivyawata's Child And Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding Policy

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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’
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.

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

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.

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


  • 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

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.

0. Contractor appointment and contracting  - 24th August to 28th August

1.Document review, define workplan and capacitybuilding 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 supporting SHIVYAWATA- 9th of October 2020

This is the suggested timeline, but we will be open to negotiation on this.


Expected deliverable(s) include:
1. A sexual harassment policy
2. An updated Safeguarding policy which includes protections for children and
vulnerable adults together with its associated policies
3. Accessible training resources that can be used at induction sessions for new staff,
representatives, and SHIVYAWATA Board members
4. Evidence of a complaints handling mechanism
5. A Code of Conduct for staff and representatives (Board members, secretariat,
volunteers etc.)
6. 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 rose.tesha@add-tanzania.org
Further support will be provided by Shabani Abeid Tanzania Safeguarding Focal Person
shabani.abeid@add-tanzania.org and Adil Shah Director of Finance and Operation and
Safeguarding Focal Person adil.shah@add.org.uk

Interested applicants should send their applications and appropriate attachments by email
to info@add-tanzania.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 fromall 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 intocontact 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 andvolunteer, 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.

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