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Type of provider
Organisation
List of services offered
Organisational culture
Partnerships
Policy development
Safe programming
Standards, audits and reviews
Survivor-centred case handling and referrals
Systems and procedures for safeguarding implementation
Type of client
Community-based organisations
Non-Governmental Organisations
International Non-Governmental Organisations
Private sector organisations delivering aid and development
Research and academic institutions
Sports organisations
Trust/Foundation donors of aid and development
Multi/bi-lateral donors of aid and development
International finance institutions
United Nations
Safeguarding expertise
SEAH
Sexual harassment
Adult safeguarding
Other workplace issues
Child safeguarding
Programmatic / thematic area(s)
Disability
Economic development
Education
Gender based violence/ Child protection/ Violence against women and girls
Health
Justice and peace building
Non-specific
Research
Social Protection
Sport
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Context in which services are delivered
Humanitarian
Development
Geographical coverage
Africa
Languages spoken
Swahili
English

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Optimal SCOE is a leading provider of bespoke safeguarding and child protection technical advisory support, capacity development and research services to typically local community-based organisations, social enterprises, national and international agencies in the development and humanitarian contexts. They support diverse organisations across Africa to develop and implement robust safeguarding and protection policies, procedures and practices contributing to the achievement of optimal programme/project outcomes for the vulnerable populations they serve. They’re equally focused on supporting organisations to manage social and environmental risks and impacts of GBV and VAC. Gender Equality and Social Inclusion is central to their work.

Optimal SCOE is a company limited by guarantee, with a highly experienced team of professionals that have a breadth of knowledge and familiarity with different community development and humanitarian programmes, which enables them to make very tailored, customized safeguarding solutions and resources for different local contexts. 

Their safeguarding conversations with clients are participatory, engaging and holistic; carried out in an empowering, approachable, respectful and helpful manner through an appreciative inquiry lens. Organisations emerge with a clear understanding of their safeguarding strengths, Optimal SCOE is a leading provider of bespoke safeguarding and child protection technical advisory support, capacity development and research services to typically local community-based organisations, social enterprises, national and international agencies in the development and humanitarian contexts. They support diverse organisations across Africa to develop and implement robust safeguarding and protection policies, procedures and practices contributing to the achievement of optimal programme/project outcomes for the vulnerable populations they serve. They’re equally focused on supporting organisations to manage social and environmental risks and impacts of GBV and VAC. Gender Equality and Social Inclusion is central to their work.

Optimal SCOE is a company limited by guarantee, with a highly experienced team of professionals that have a breadth of knowledge and familiarity with different community development and humanitarian programmes, which enables them to make very tailored, customized safeguarding solutions and resources for different local contexts. 

Their safeguarding conversations with clients are participatory, engaging and holistic; carried out in an empowering, approachable, respectful and helpful manner through an appreciative inquiry lens. Organisations emerge with a clear understanding of their safeguarding strengths, gaps, and the inspiration to improve their safeguarding culture for their teams and communities. 

Recent projects include: 
•    Conducting safeguarding risk assessments, development of a safeguarding policy and code of conduct, partner due diligence toolkit, and training manual for SFF and its grantee partners; 
•    Conducting a safeguarding ToT for senior leaders, training of organisation-wide staff and developing a handbook for VE; 
•    Conducting a safeguarding staff training for Hello World; 
•    Developing a PSEAH policy for SAO Uganda and integrating PSEAH in their HR and Program Practice Manuals; 
•    Carrying out a safeguarding and GESI analysis, training staff and developing a safeguarding policy for METGE; 
•    Facilitating safeguarding webinars in the context of COVID-19 for SFF, National CPWG;  
•    Establishing safeguarding Communities of Practice for the IRMG, SFF.  

Optimal SCOE works in English and Swahili.

David Wamboko: [email protected]  | [email protected] 

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