Type of provider
Individual Consultant
List of services offered
Organisational culture
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
Research and academic institutions
Trust/Foundation donors of aid and development
Multi/bi-lateral donors of aid and development
United Nations
Safeguarding expertise
Protection from sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment; PSEAH
Bullying and harassment (workplace)
Child safeguarding
Programmatic / thematic area(s)
Gender based violence/ Violence against women and girls
General programming
Context in which services are delivered
Geographical coverage
Languages spoken

I have a long-standing experience in humanitarian emergency work having worked for many years for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Somalia, Central Bosnia, Rwanda Afghanistan and Sudan. I joined the Building Safer Organisation project, aiming to build capacity amongst INGOs and NGOs to investigate allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse of beneficiaries by humanitarian workers in 2005. Once the project moved to the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP), I have been closely involved in the full integration of BSO as a core part of HAPs framework.  I have been supporting members in establishing their accountability frameworks and revising/implementing policies, designing and conducting learning programs on accountability, complaints handling, conflict resolution and creating a trusting environment to minimize conflicts, with a special focus upon investigating complaints of sexual exploitation and abuse, protection from SEA and accountability, develop and strengthen country and regional networks to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse.

I am working as an independent consultant since 2012, mostly on safeguarding topics and investigations, in South-America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Currently all projects are managed remotely.

I am an active member of the IASC/PSEA task force and part of the Technical Expert Group on sexual exploitation and abuse. 

I speak English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.


Skype: ester.dross

email: [email protected]

WhatsApp/Mobile: +41.77.429.71.14


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