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PSEA & investigations for managers training

Event Date: 17/06/2019
Duration: 1 day
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Booking Deadline: 16/06/2019
Price: TBC

This one-day workshop looks at how to manage investigations into staff misconduct, with a particular focus on investigations into sexual exploitation and abuse of beneficiaries by staff. Additionally, it explores safeguarding strategies that managers can implement in their organisations to reduce the risk of exploitation and abuse and improve their organisation’s capacity to receive and respond to allegations of staff misconduct.

Who should attend?

Senior managers responsible for managing administrative investigations and those who are responsible for development or review of organisational policy relating to sexual exploitation and abuse.


Course content

The course comprises the following modules:

Defining, and responding to, exploitation and abuse;
Principles, risk assessment and critical elements in managing investigations;
Creating a culture of safety – codes of conduct, awareness-raising amongst staff and communities, complaints response mechanisms and recruitment practices.


Pre-workshop assignments and background reading

Participants are asked to read several key documents relating to the management of investigations prior to joining the course. There are no pre-workshop assignments apart from the reading.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will have increased understanding of the following:

The context within which abuse and exploitation can occur;
The key elements in managing investigations;
Prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse through codes of conduct, complaints response mechanisms, awareness raising amongst staff and communities and recruitment strategies;
Organisational responsibility for creating a safe environment free from sexual exploitation or abuse.


They will have established skills in:

Planning and managing investigations;
Developing and implementing prevention strategies.


Course fees

The course fee includes facilitation, course materials, lunch and refreshments during the days of the course, and a course completion certificate. The course fee does not include the cost of overnight accommodation or travel to and from the training venue.


Swiss francs (CHF)

Full members

Associate & non-members

Standard rate



Small agency rate*



*A small agency is one with a global annual expenditure of less than 5 million Swiss francs


Programme guide


Day 1: 


Introduction, background and context

What is abuse?

Codes of conduct

Awareness-raising of staff and communities

Complaints response mechanisms

Good practice in recruitment for PSEA prevention

Manager testimony on investigations

Managers’ responsibilities in an investigation

Critical elements in managing investigations, including risk assessment

Action planning

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