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Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Digna's Directory of PSEA Service Providers

About the Directory

One of Digna’s objectives is to make PSEA resources more accessible to Canadian organizations and their partners. Digna has collected a growing list of PSEA service providers across Canada and around the world. The list includes professionals specialized in training, safeguarding, investigations, complaints and reporting mechanisms, and many other specializations. These professionals have undergone a quality assurance process to assess their capacity*. The list will grow rapidly in the coming months as we assess more professionals, and we will explore including SEA survivor support services. Make sure to check back regularly! 

The database includes a filter-search system that will help you find what you are looking for easily. For example, you will be able to search for professionals by their kind of expertise, their areas of specialty, their working languages, their gender, and by other categories. If you need a guide on how to use this database, please click on the tabs below Organization Support Services.

*Digna assumes no responsibility for the services provided by the professionals or organizations listed in this database. We welcome all kinds of feedback about their work and encourage people to submit this to us via: digna.info@cooperation.ca

Digna’s Directory of PSEA Service Providers

Contact NameServices Provided:Geographic CoverageWebsiteContact LinksGenderName of OrganizationRegion, CountryWorking LanguagesSpecialization(s):Services Available for:Description
MichelleBerg
  • Consultant
ConsultantOrganizations
  • Middle East, Africa, Asia, Pacific, Europe, Canada
Middle East, Africa, Asia, Pacific, Europe, Canadawww.linkedin.com/in/michelle-berg-998a032michelleberg2@gmail.comWomanIndependent ConsultantOntarioCanada
  • English
  • Can speak understand and read French
English, Can speak understand and read French
  • Legal aid
  • Organizational policies & procedures
  • Project design and implementation
  • Training
  • Gender
  • Protection
  • Protection mainstreaming
  • Organizations
Legal aid, Organizational policies & procedures, Project design and implementation, Training, Gender, Protection, Protection mainstreamingProvides services in research, writing, analysis, strategic planning and programmes for protection, gender, protection mainstreaming, gender mainstreaming, and PSEA.Fournit des services de recherche, de rédaction, d'analyse, de planification stratégique et de programmes pour la protection, le genre, l'intégration de la protection, l'intégration du genre et la PSEA.www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-berg-998a032
CarolynBys
  • Consultant
  • Trainer
Consultant, TrainerOrganizations
  • Globally
Globallywww.equitableterms.comcarolyn@equitableterms.comWomanEquitable TermsOregonUnited States
  • English
English
  • Complaints and reporting mechanisms
  • Human resources
  • Investigation
  • Organizational policies & procedures
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding
  • Training
  • Organizations
Complaints and reporting mechanisms, Human resources, Investigation, Organizational policies & procedures, Risk management, Safeguarding, TrainingEquitable Terms works in partnership with your organization to deliver a suite of services that provides a holistic framework for creating and maintaining an equity-informed and trauma-informed approach to Safe and Respectful Workplaces.Equitable Terms travaille en partenariat avec votre organisation pour fournir une série de services qui offrent un cadre holistique pour créer et maintenir une approche de la sécurité et du respect sur le lieu de travail qui tienne compte de l'équité et des traumatismes.(+1) 503-765-6583www.equitableterms.com
IreneDawa
  • Consultant
  • Trainer
Consultant, TrainerOrganizations
  • Globally
Globallywww.linkedin.com/in/irenedawa/irynahda@gmail.comWomanIndependent ConsultantUganda
  • English
English
  • Gender
  • Gender based violence
  • Sexual reproductive health
  • Conflict-related sexual violence
  • Research
  • Design and program implementation
  • Organizations
Gender, Gender based violence , Sexual reproductive health , Conflict-related sexual violence , Research, Design and program implementationI am a Gender expert with focus on Gender Based Violence and Sexual Reproductive Health (GBV/SRH), protection, and conflict management with more than 10 years of experience in emergency humanitarian response. I am specialising in conflict-related sexual violence research, designing, and implementing programs in GBV/SRH, protection, peacebuilding and conflict management, women’s empowerment, mental health and governance. I am a member of the GBV AoR Help Desk. In the past, I have coordinated Violence against Women programs for GIZ in Sudan and South Sudan and numerous other gender programs for Regional organizations. I am a certified trainer of conflict management, Do No Harm and Alternatives to violence projects.(+256) 772 668698www.linkedin.com/in/irenedawa/
AmiraDiallo
  • Consultant
  • Trainer
Consultant, TrainerOrganizations
  • Globally, Canada
Globally, Canadawww.linkedin.com/in/amira-diallo-366043a9/performimpactc@gmail.comWomanPerformImpact Consultance Inc.QuebecCanada
  • English
  • Français
English, Français
  • Organizational policies & procedures
  • Complaints and reporting mechanisms
  • Community based complaint mechanisms
  • Project design and implementation
  • Safeguarding
  • Risk management
  • Training
  • Organizations
Organizational policies & procedures
, Complaints and reporting mechanisms
, Community based complaint mechanisms
, Project design and implementation
, Safeguarding
, Risk management
, Training
PerformImpact Consultancy Inc. is a consulting firm aiming to effectively contribute to the realization of a more equitable world with Human Rights promoted and Gender Equality a reality.
Our expertise takes into account specific gender related topics such as gender mainstreaming, prevention and response to gender-based violence (GBV), protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), diversity and inclusion, harmful practices (child marriage, female genital mutilation), sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), empowerment of women and girls, men and boys’ engagement, etc.

Our services include:
• Development of policies, strategies, projects/programmes
• Organizational and strategic development
• Capacity building/training
• Evaluation-Research-Analyses (including gender audits and analyses)
• Advocacy and resource mobilization

PerformImpact Consultancy Inc. has a pool of experts with various profiles, and teams are formed according to the missions to be carried out.

Our mission is to be a strategic partner accompanying organizations from diverse backgrounds in achieving positive and sustainable impacts in the promotion of Human Rights and Gender Equality.
PerformImpact Consultance Inc. est un cabinet de consultation visant à contribuer de façon effective à la réalisation d’un monde plus équitable et juste avec les Droits Humains promus et l’Egalité de Genre une réalité. Notre expertise prend en compte des thématiques spécifiques liées au genre telles que l’intégration du genre, la prévention et la réponse aux les Violences Basées sur le Genre (VBG), la protection contre l’exploitation et les abus sexuels (PEAS), la diversité et l’inclusion, les pratiques néfastes (mariage d’enfants - mutilations génitales féminines), la santé et les droits sexuels et reproductifs, l’autonomisation des femmes et des filles, l’implication des garçons et des hommes, etc. Nos axes d’interventions sont :  Développement de politiques, stratégies, projets/programmes  Développement organisationnel et stratégique  Renforcement de capacités/formation  Évaluation-Recherche- Analyses (y compris les audits genre et de sécurité)  Plaidoyer et mobilisation de ressources PerformImpact Consultance Inc. dispose d’un pool d’experts de profils variés et des équipes sont constituées tenant compte des missions à réaliser. Notre mission est d’être un partenaire stratégique accompagnant les organisations de divers profils dans l’atteinte d’impacts positifs et durables dans le cadre de la réalisation de leurs objectifs en matière de promotion des Droits Humains et de l’égalité de genre.(+1) 514-777-6638www.linkedin.com/in/amira-diallo-366043a9/
DaisyFrancis
  • Consultant
  • Trainer
Consultant, TrainerOrganizations
  • Globally
Globallywww.linkedin.com/in/daisy-francis-52927950/daisyfrancis2001@yahoo.caWomanIndependent ConsultantMarylandUnited States
  • English
English
  • Community-based complaints mechanisms (CBCM)
  • Investigation
  • Organizational policies & procedures
  • Training
  • Organizations
Community-based complaints mechanisms (CBCM)
, Investigation
, Organizational policies & procedures
, Training
A humanitarian, development and policy/advocacy professional with 30-plus years of experience analyzing and monitoring global justice trends in the fields of international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law; and humanitarian protection, especially addressing sexual exploitation and abuse of programme beneficiaries/ safeguarding of children and adults in cross-cultural and diverse contexts.

Experienced trainer and developer of SEA-related tools/resources in areas such as:
Developing a comprehensive organizational framework and strategy to address SEA (prevention and response);
Designing a participatory and inclusive field-based community-based complaints mechanism (CBCM) that is confidential, accessible, safe and transparent, based on the InterAction CBCM training units;
• Leading and engaging in investigations of SEA, based on the InterAction training units which I used to train field-based participants;
• Supporting organizations in building/enhancing capacities to Manage/Oversee Investigations through full-training sessions based on InterAction’s Management of Investigations training unit and also adaptation of these units to fit time limits of leadership to participate in full training events;
Addressing the survivor’s needs, through protection and assistance programmes; and
Leading Training of Trainers (ToT) sessions based on the facilitation guides related to the CBCM and Investigations Unit which I co-authored and field-tested.
(+1) 410-467-6729www.linkedin.com/in/daisy-francis-52927950/
Adriana LeighGreenblatt
  • Consultant
  • Trainer
Consultant, TrainerOrganizations
  • Canada
  • Globally
Canada, Globallywww.algconsulting.ca/adriana@algconsulting.caWomanALG consultingQuebecCanada
  • English
  • Français
  • Spanish
English, Français, Spanish
  • Complaints and reporting mechanisms
  • Human resources
  • Organizational policies & procedures
  • Training
  • Process and good practice facilitation and knowledge sharing
  • Building relational capacity in organizations
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding
  • Organizations
Complaints and reporting mechanisms, Human resources, Organizational policies & procedures, Training , Process and good practice facilitation and knowledge sharing , Building relational capacity in organizations, Risk management, SafeguardingALG, founded by Adriana Leigh Greenblatt, specializes in building the capacity and people skills necessary to build safe, empathetic, and inclusive environments and relations free of sexual and gender-based violence. We lead from a service and heart-centred place to inspire positive change. The ALG approach is rooted in creative facilitation and legal and global subject-matter expertise, drawing on this unique blend to serve you wherever you are in your journey. ALG builds build safer, more equitable, inclusive organizations and relations through workshops, policy development, implementation coaching and other communications services that push thought leadership.ALG, fondée par Adriana Leigh Greenblatt, se spécialise dans le renforcement des capacités et des compétences humaines nécessaires pour créer des environnements et des relations sûrs, empathiques et inclusifs sans violence sexuelle ou sexiste.Nous menons à partir d'un service et d'un lieu centré sur le cœur pour inspirer un changement positif.L'approche ALG est enracinée dans la facilitation créative et l'expertise juridique et globale du domaine, s'appuyant sur ce mélange unique pour vous servir où que vous soyez dans votre voyage. ALG construit des organisations et des relations plus sûres, plus équitables et inclusives grâce à des ateliers, à l'élaboration de politiques, à un encadrement de mise en œuvre et à d'autres services de communication qui encouragent le leadership éclairé(+1) 514-882-4694www.linkedin.com/in/adrianagreenblatt1
CarolineLemay
  • Consultant
  • Ombudsperson
Consultant, OmbudspersonOrganizations
  • Globally
Globallywww.omega-ombs.cainfo@omega-ombs.caWomanOmega OmbudservicesQuebecCanada
  • English
  • Français
English, Français
  • Complaints and reporting mechanisms
  • Investigation
  • Organizations
Complaints and reporting mechanisms, InvestigationI am offering advising services for small organizations who have to manage cases of sexual misconduct, and coaching for internal investigators mandated to deal with such complaints. As an ombudsperson, investigator and conflict management practitioner for 15 years, I specialized my interventions for small organizations and communities. I have a confirmed experience in management of sexual misconduct. My approach is trauma-informed, oriented towards restorative justice principles and seeks to foster a sense of fairness and trust in order to protect the relationships that underlies a community. I am trained as a lawyer and worked for 4 years in the humanitarian field at the beginning of my career. Those experiences led me understand the necessity to articulate interventions around the spirit of the rules and norms applicable in order to be culturally sensitive. It also helped me to understand the reality of international cooperation work.J'offre des services-conseils pour les petites organisations devant gérer des cas d'inconduites sexuelles ainsi que des services de coaching pour les enquêteurs internes appelés à gérer les plaintes dans ces situations. En tant qu'ombudsperson, enquêteure et praticienne en gestion et prévention des différends depuis 15 ans, je me suis spécialisée dans les interventions pour les petites organisations ou communautés. J'ai une expérience confirmée en gestion de plaintes en matière de violences sexuelles. Mon approche est sensible aux traumatismes, orientée vers les principes de la justice réparatrice. Elle cherche à promouvoir le sentiment de justice et de protéger la confiance nécessaire au sein de communautés. Je suis formée comme avocate et j'ai oeuvré dans le monde humanitaire pendant 4 ans, au début de ma carrière. Ces expériences m'ont permis de comprendre la nécessité d'articuler mes interventions en vertu de l'esprit des règles et normes en vigueur afin d'avoir une approche sensible à la culture. Ces expériences me permettent également de proposer des conseils adaptés au milieu de la coopération.(+1) 514-716-6468www.linkedin.com/in/caroline-lemay-bba94764/
ErnestLukumwena
  • Consultant
  • Trainer
Consultant, TrainerOrganizations
  • Africa
Africalukumwena@unfpa.orgManIndependent ConsultantDRCDemocratic Republic of the Congo
  • English
  • Français
  • Swahili
English, Français, Swahili
  • Human rights
  • Protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA)
  • Child protection
  • Humanitarian law
  • Organizations
Human rights
, Protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA)
, Child protection
, Humanitarian law
Skilled trainer in the field of PSEA through several platforms and organizations. Regional PSEA Coordinator at UNFPA and facilitator of PSEA network meetings for the Kasai region. Lawyer specializing in human rights, protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), child protection and humanitarian law. I have a degree in Law and a Master's degree in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid. Judicial defender at the High Court of Mbandaka/ DRC and Expert in Institutional Development and Capacity Building, Coach in project management and development programs. I have nearly 13 years of experience in the management of the development and humanitarian project cycle both in the United Nations system (UNDP, UNJHRO, UNICEF, WFP, FAO, IFAD, UNCDF, UNFPA, UNOCHA) and in other international organizations (ACORD, CONCERN, SNV-Netherland), consultancy firms (Dalberg), national non-governmental organizations and state services. And it is in urban and rural settings, refugee/returnee areas, post-conflict areas and in stable areas. I have a proven experience in the structuring of the rural world (rural organizations, cooperatives, umbrella organizations, etc.). I have also benefited from several trainings in the fields of emergencies, child protection, resolution 1612, early recovery (rehabilitation), development, reporting and public information, sustainable development, gender, institutional and organizational development, participatory approaches. I work for humanitarian associations/foundations on various issues such as women and children's rights, promotion of indigenous peoples' rights, sexual exploitation and trafficking, migration and refugees, crime, democratic governance and criminal justice. Rigorous and endowed with analytical and synthesis skills, I lead cross-cutting and international missions involving the design and implementation of projects and advocacy campaigns. I have demonstrated my ability to quickly grasp complex legal and political issues. Aware of injustices and democratic issues, I am involved in a society more respectful of people's rights.Formateur talentueux dans le domaine de PSEA à travers plusieurs plateformes et organisations. Coordinateur régional PSEA chez UNFPA et facilitateur des réunions du réseau PSEA pour la région du Kasaï. Juriste spécialiste des droits de l’homme, Protection contre l’exploitation et les abus sexuels (PSEA), protection de l’enfance et du droit humanitaire. J’ai un diplôme de licence en Droit et un Master en Coopération Internationale et Aide Humanitaire. Défenseur judiciaire près le tribunal de grande instance de Mbandaka/ RDC et Expert en Développement Institutionnel et Renforcement des Capacités, Coach en gestion de projets et programmes de développement. Je possède une expérience de près de 13 ans dans la gestion du cycle des projets de développement et humanitaire tant dans le système des Nations Unies (PNUD, BCNUDH, UNICEF, PAM, FAO, FIDA, UNCDF, UNFPA, UNOCHA) que dans d’autres organisations internationales (ACORD, CONCERN, SNV-Netherland), bureau/cabinet d'études (Dalberg), organisations non gouvernementales nationales et services étatiques. Et c’est dans les milieux urbains et ruraux, zones de retour des réfugiés/rapatriés, zones post-conflits et dans les zones stables. J'ai une expérience avérée dans la structuration du monde paysan (organisations paysannes, coopératives, faitières, etc.). J’ai également bénéficié de plusieurs formations dans les domaines des urgences, protection de l’enfance, résolution 1612, de relèvement précoce (réhabilitation), du développement, du reporting et information publique, développement durable, genre, développement institutionnel et organisationnel, les approches participatives. Je travaille pour des associations/fondations humanitaires sur des sujets variés tels que les droits des femmes et des enfants, la promotion des droits des peuples autochtones, l’exploitation sexuelle et la traite des êtres humains, les migrations et les réfugiés, la criminalité, la gouvernance démocratique et la justice pénale. Rigoureux et doté de capacités d’analyse et de synthèse, je dirige des missions transversales et internationales impliquant la conception et la mise en œuvre de projets et de campagnes de plaidoyer. J’ai montré ma capacité à appréhender rapidement des enjeux juridiques et politiques complexes. Conscient des injustices et des enjeux démocratiques, je m’implique pour une société plus respectueuse des droits des personnes.(+243) 812382447
BernardNgamo Kameni
  • Consultant
  • Trainer
Consultant, TrainerOrganizations
  • West Central Africa
West Central Africabnkameni@gmail.comManIndependent ConsultantYaoundeCameroon
  • English
  • Français
  • Portugais
English, Français, Portugais
  • Organizational policies & procedures
  • Training
  • Organizations
Organizational policies & procedures
, Training
Areas of technical support

1. Creation of gender-responsive PSEA / Safeguarding Policy documents, Code of Conduct and needed annexes.
2. Creation of age, culture, and gender-sensitive PSEA / Safeguarding Reporting schemes.
3. Creation of PSEA/Safeguarding tasks to be embedded in Job Descriptions for Senior Managers, Specialists, Assistants from of all areas and sectors (Finance, Human Resources, Procurement, Program, Operations....).
4. Creation of PSEA/Safeguarding-responsive provisions to be incorporated into inter-Organizational Memoranda of Understanding and Contracts with service providers.
5. Creation of awareness raising tools, stepping of findings of PSEA/Safeguarding Needs Assessment / Risks management, Gender Analysis and Focus Group Discussions with clusters of community members and best practices.

Trainings:

1. Training of staff and partners’ staff on Norms, standards and procedures of PSEA/Safeguarding.
2. Training of Organization’s PSEA/Safeguarding Focal Points on topics of relevance to their Terms of Reference.
3. Training of Trainers (PSEA/Safeguarding Focal Points or other staff) who will roll-out PSEA/Safeguarding trainings, with development of training modules
4. Training on safe programming.
Appui technique 1. Conception des documents de Politique de PSEA /Safeguarding ; Code de conduite sensibles au Genre et des Annexes ; 2. Conception des procédures de signalement des cas et allégation PSEA/Safeguarding sensibles à l'âge, à la culture et au genre. 3. Conception des tâches PSEA/Safeguarding à intégrer dans les descriptions de poste des seniors, managers, spécialistes, assistants.... de tous les domaines et secteurs ; 4. Conception des dispositions relatives à la PSEA/Safeguarding à intégrer dans les accords de coopération inter-organisationnels et les contrats avec les fournisseurs de services ; 5. Conception des outils de sensibilisation PSEA/Safeguarding Formations : 1. Formation du personnel et du personnel des partenaires sur les normes, standards et procédures de PSEA/Safeguarding ; 2. Formation des points focaux PSEA/Safeguarding sur les domaines couverts par leurs Termes de Référence (réception et gestion des plaintes, approche centrée sur la survivante) 3. Formation des formateurs (Points Focaux PSEA/Safeguarding ou autres membres du personnel) avec mise à disposition des modules de formation 4. Formation du personnel du programme sur la programmation sûre.(+237) 694 492160
LaraQuarterman
  • Trainer
  • Consultant
Trainer, ConsultantOrganizations
  • Globally
Globallylquarterman@gmail.comWomanIndependent ConsultantEthiopia
  • English
English
  • Gender based violence
  • Child protection
  • Sexual exploitation and abuse
  • Organizations
Gender based violence
, Child protection
, Sexual exploitation and abuse
Lara is a gender and protection specialist with 18 years of experience, including on gender-based violence, child protection, and sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). She is skilled at training design and facilitation, coordinating diverse networks, designing projects to address violence, exploitation, and abuse, managing projects with multiple components, and monitoring and evaluating the implementation of projects.(+251) 968-500-202
KashindiShabani GADY
  • Advisor
Advisor Organizations, LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congowww.gaymalta.com/post/portrait-of-kashindi-shabani-gadykashindi.shabani@yahoo.iePrefer not to discloseSavie Asbl NGO LGBT PGEL CongoSouth Kivu, BukavuDemocratic Republic of the Congo
  • English
  • Français
  • Swahili
English, Français, Swahili
  • LGBTQ+ rights
  • Organizations
  • LGBTQ+ individuals
LGBTQ+ rightsSavie Asbl NGO LGBT PGEL is a group of rural LGBT internally displaced IDPs & refugees, made up of LGBT Street sex workers, vendors in the informal economy, LGBTQ+ activists, students and professionals in Albinism based in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo at Bukavu town in South-Kivu region.

Mission:
• To accelerate sexual and reproductive health rights on minority sexual, equality, social and economic inclusion for LGBTQI people locally by leveraging the collective advocacy and empowering of business to support LGBTQI inclusion in local communities.
• Supporting LGBTQ refugees and migrants in integration.

Vision:
• Reduce discrimination in the workplace against LGBTQI people locally.
• Increase the number of local workplaces that are LGBTQI inclusive.
• Raise awareness among public policy makers in Democratic Republic of Congo and globally of the economic benefit of LGBTQI inclusive policies and HiV and AIDS.
• Leverage the power of business to use its platform (email, social media, website and activities...) to drive legal change in Democratic Republic of Congo and worldwide where LGBTI discrimination is still legal.
Savie Asbl NGO LGBTQ | DRC |Association de lutte contre les provocations et la haine anti-LGBT+ et persecution sur l'inclusion social de SGBV et LGBTQ au travail.Mission-Lutte contre les discriminations liées au sexe, lieu de travail, au genre, à l’orientation sexuelle et/ou à l’état de santé résultant de l’infection par une maladie sexuellement transmissible, en particulier par le VIH et SGBV.-Accélérer l'égalité, l'inclusion sociale et économique des personnes LGBTI en Democratique du Congo et dans le monde en tirant parti du plaidoyer collectif et pouvoir des affaires.Description de l’organizationAssociation de lutte contre:-les discriminations liées à l'orientation sexuelle et l'identité de genre et SGBV.-l'inaction sur l'inégalité, l'inclusion sociale et économique des LGBTI persone.-Organiser des plaidoyer collectif dans les milieux des affaires pour inclusion des LGBTI persone.(+243) 973-734462www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/kashindi-shabani-8740a16b
AseelShakboua
  • Trainer
  • Consultant
Trainer, ConsultantOrganizations
  • Middle East and West Africa (MENA)
Middle East and West Africa (MENA)aselshak@live.comWomanRelief InternationalJordan
  • English
English
  • Capacity Building
  • Training
  • Organizations
Capacity Building, TrainingA humanitarian worker with extensive nine years of professional experiences in safe programming and safeguarding, willing to provide capacity building and training in addition to protection-related analysis and reporting.(+962) 796768331www.linkedin.com/in/aseelshakboua/
TiffanyWalsh
  • Consultant
ConsultantOrganizations
  • Canada (Turtle Island and Inuit Nunangat)
Canada (Turtle Island and Inuit Nunangat)www.tiffanycewalsh.comtiffanycewalsh@gmail.comWomanIndependent ConsultantAlbertaCanada
  • English
English
  • Policies
  • Diversity equity and inclusion
  • QT2SBIPOC Mental health and wellness
  • Organizations
Policies
, Diversity equity and inclusion
, QT2SBIPOC Mental health and wellness
Tiffany Walsh offers a range of freelance policy analysis and writing, content and curriculum development, consulting, and coaching for organizations within the non-profit and private sectors in the following areas:

• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives
• Organizational Assessments
• Equitable Human Resources Policies and Practices
• Gender-Based Violence Prevention
• QT2SBIPOC Mental Health and Wellness
• Accessible Housing

Tiffany is informed by her own experience within the non-profit sector and the helping professions as a marginalized member of leadership, and is passionate about rendering institutions accountable and transparent. Tiffany grounds her approach within community perspectives and best practices, and offers critical analyses rooted within anti-oppressive and decolonial frameworks. To this end, Tiffany is also committed to offering accessible, one-on-one coaching and support to marginalized team members and members within leadership navigating systemic oppression.
(+780) 710-5488www.linkedin.com/in/tiffany-walsh/
DésiréeWalter
  • Auditor
AuditorOrganizations
  • Globally
Globallywww.hqai.org/en/communication@hqai.orgWomanHumanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (HQAI)GenevaSwitzerland
  • English
English
  • Auditing
  • Organizations
Auditing Sexual exploitation and abuse undermines the aid sector as a whole. The sector needs to catalyse change to ensure organisations are accountable and have the leadership, capacity and systems in place to fight back against sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment (SEAH). HQAI - as independent auditor against the Core Humanitarian Standard - can assure that audited organisations have the relevant mechanisms in place: HQAI auditors determine if safeguarding mechanisms exist, if these mechanisms can identify breaches and if they lead to corrective actions. All these elements are interconnected to draw audit conclusions.

The standard:
As a core standard, the CHS describes the essential elements of principled, accountable and high-quality humanitarian aid. The topic of safeguarding is a cross-cutting theme in the CHS. About one third of the requirements directly or indirectly refer to safeguarding issues, including staff behaviour, do-no-harm and complaints handling but also the involvement of communities in setting-up appropriate feedback and complaint mechanisms. 
The set-up and control of appropriate mechanisms can minimise the risk that wrong-doing happens, identify an incident when it happens and take corrective actions (e.g. sanctions for perpetrators, assistance to victims and improving these mechanisms based on the learning from each case). HQAI - as independent auditor against the CHS - can assure that audited organisations comply with the standard (in other words: that the mechanisms exist and function).

About HQAI: The Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (HQAI) is an independent auditor for the humanitarian and development sector. Professional, not-for-profit and non-governmental, HQAI offers mechanisms to measure the extent to which organisations are accountable. Accountable to the people they serve, to donors, host governments, and, indeed, their own staff. The standard we use is the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) on Quality and Accountability.

HQAI's role as an independent auditor is to verify that organisations correctly apply the CHS from the head office to the field. The independent audit starts with document reviews and interviews at the head office. Then we visit a selection of country programmes where we interview staff and partners, but most importantly we talk to the people who are affected by crisis. We actively ask for their views and take them into account for our reports and feedback to the organisation.

HQAI’s auditing services (see below) are intended to systematically improve the quality and accountability of humanitarian and development work. With safeguarding being a cross-cutting topic in the CHS, HQAI auditors continually check and connect the related CHS requirements. They determine if safeguarding mechanisms existe, if these mechanisms can identify breaches and if they lead to corrective actions. We provide an objective assessment of the performance of organisations and help them credibly demonstrate the quality of their services. This builds trust with stakeholders - including institutional donors who increasingly recognise and recommend HQAI audits. And most importantly we ensure that organisations put vulnerable people at the centre of their work.

To make our services accessibly to a variety of organisations we manage a Subsidy Fund. National organisations are encouraged to apply for a Subsidy that can cover up to 90% of the cost of an audit. Read more info here:

HQAI audit services:
Through a system of independent quality assurance (this means “audit by an external party”) HQAI assesses the performance of organisations. Our audits determine the degree to which the implementation of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) - and therefore good practice and accountability to affected communities - has been successful. Our audit services include certification, independent verification and benchmarking.
Organisations making use of our services are extremely diverse in terms of size (1 to 150 country programmes), types (UN agency, group, national, international) and mandates (humanitarian, development, advocacy). This diversity demonstrates the flexibility of the CHS as a standard, and of HQAI’s methods to measure its application.

HQAI is accredited against ISO/IEC 17065:2012 for its CHS certification scheme since 2018.
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JosephineWanjiru
  • Consultant
ConsultantOrganizations
  • East and Southern Africa
East and Southern Africawww.linkedin.com/in/wanjiru-gichuhi-720b1b37/jw.gichuhi@gmail.comWomanInternational ConsultantKenya
  • English
English
  • PSEA Coordination
  • PSEA Action Plans
  • Training
  • PSEA tools
  • Risk assessment
  • Community-based complaints mechanisms (CBCM)
  • Organizations
PSEA Coordination
, PSEA Action Plans
, Training
, PSEA tools
, Risk assessment
, Community-based complaints mechanisms (CBCM)
Josephine has worked with UN Agencies, international and national NGOs and, national and local governments to strengthen/implement PSEA as follows:

Josephine has supported the PSEA Coordinator and OCHA to implement the PSEA Action Plan and to strengthen PSEA infrastructure in OCHA. She has worked in gender and Protection, implementing PSEA and GBV responses in various contexts, including

(a) training staff, government officials, and implementing partners in PSEA;

(b) Developed/or customized PSEA tools including:
(i) Developing PSEA Action Plans;
(ii) Customizing PSEA risk assessment tools;
(iii) Customizing terms of reference for PSEA Focal Point;
(v) Assessment tool for assessing capacity of community-based complaints and feedback mechanisms, and the referral pathways.

She has promoted inter-agency coordination on PSEA and advised the managers on ways of strengthening coordination, including promoting inter-agency coordination with Government Departments NGOs. Some of the PSEA Training materials that she developed were used in development of a PSEA Toolkit. Josephine can support organizations in the following ways:

1. PSEA Coordination
2. Develop PSEA Action Plans
3. Draft PSEA training materials and conduct training
4. Develop/customize PSEA tools
5. Undertake PSEA risk assessment tools;
6. Draft terms of reference for PSEA Focal Points;
7. Review and strengthen community-based complaints and feedback mechanisms, and the referral pathways.
8. Promote inter-agency coordination
9. Conduct impact assessments on Sexual and Gender Based Violence in IDPs and Refugee Camps
10. Develop social norms change communication to address female genital mutilation/cutting FGM/C
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