Global Safeguarding Lead

  • Anywhere
Organization: Oxfam
Closing date: 16 Nov 2021

Closing date: 16th November 2021

Interviews: TBC

Location: OIS Office or where Oxfam has an office (subject to being able to establish a contract of employment directly or via hosting affiliate)

Contract: 1 year fixed-term

Salary and benefits: in line with Oxfam values and subject to location

Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the location of the post. We are not able to support the relocation of a candidate to take up the position in an Oxfam location.

Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you.

The Role

Oxfam International is looking for a Global Safeguarding Lead to help deliver Oxfam’s strategy and program to protect those we work with and for from SEAH perpetrated by Oxfam representatives. This role will focus on the provision and /or coordination of expert technical advice on safeguarding across the confederation; building capacity, overall coordination of policies and procedures related to safeguarding, and, when required, undertaking investigations. The post holder will provide advice and support case management to the Oxfam International Secretariat and Oxfam affiliates, when needed and agreed by the Director Safeguarding.

Please refer to the Job description for more information.

Who we’re looking for

A post-graduate in social work, international development or similar, having worked within an international context. The person must have demonstrated safeguarding (SG) experience in :

  1. working with children and adults who have witnessed or experienced SEAH
  2. providing SG technical advice, both generally and on specific cases
  3. conducting awareness raising and training
  4. developing strategies, policies and procedures
  5. conducting/coordinating SG investigations
  6. supervising staff remotely

Fluency in Arabic, French or Spanish is desirable.

What we offer

This role will give you an opportunity to contribute significantly to enabling Oxfam to become a safe, accountable, and feminist organization, where safeguarding is integrated into all aspects of our work. Together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as opportunities to develop your career.

Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment

How to apply

Please upload an up to date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 20 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality.

Our commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam International Secretariat also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, if a job applicant has been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

How to apply:

Please submit your CV and cover letter to the Oxfam International website here.