Many humanitarian organisations have introduced complaints mechanisms or whistleblowing systems to enable communities, staff and other stakeholders to safely raise issues of sexual violence, exploitation, abuse of power, or any other form of misconduct. Implemented effectively, they can help to identify problems and misconduct at an early stage.
When sensitive allegations of misconduct are reported, organisations have to take appropriate action to investigate them. Many organisations conduct internal investigations. Still, it remains a challenge to prepare and conduct in-depth and confidential investigations. This training will give an overview on how to plan, conduct and report on internal investigations on staff misconduct regarding sexual exploitation and abuse.
The training will be conducted in a blended-learning format and consists of online (two half-day sessions) as well as one face-to-face session (three days) including interview simulations. After the training, participants will have the chance to take part in individual online coaching sessions with the trainer.
The training is directed at staff of German humanitarian NGOs that are or will be part of an or manage an internal investigations team and that already have basic knowledge on topics like PSEA in general as well as complaints and response mechanisms.
The seminar will be facilitated by Ester Dross. Ester is an accountability, PSEA, gender and child protection specialist with long experience in the humanitarian field. She has extensive expertise in conducting investigations into allegations of staff misbehavior including sexual exploitation and abuse, fraud and corruption.
Participation is free of charge. The programme and registration will be available on this page a few weeks before the event.
For further questions please contact Karoline Krähling (k.kraehling(at)venro.org).