Global Safeguarding Manager

  • Anywhere
Organization: Self Help Africa
Closing date: 13 Feb 2023



In late 2021 Self Help Africa (SHA) and United Purpose (UP) merged. The two organisations – one headquartered in Ireland and the other in Wales – implement projects to end extreme hunger and poverty.

This merger doubled our size and reach – and means that in 2022 we are implementing poverty eradication projects in 17 countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. Collectively, we are also part of a group that includes social enterprise subsidiaries Partner Africa, TruTrade and Cumo Microfinance.

In 2023 our work will reach more than six million people and invest upwards of €45m in more than 100 development programmes designed to improve food systems, facilitate access to markets and financial services, combat climate change, gender inequality, and improve access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene.

We are looking for a dynamic, proactive and results-oriented Global Safeguarding Manager to lead on the development and implementation of the Group safeguarding strategy, policies and practices.

Working closely with the Risk and Compliance Manager, you will provide support to all Gorta Group entities including country programmes, be a trusted advisor and add value that will assist in key decision making.

You will lead on the development and implementation of the Group safeguarding strategy, policies and practices with the overall aim of contributing to the achievement of the Group’s mission. You will ensure that the highest safeguarding standards are in place throughout all aspects of the Group’s work, allowing the Group to fulfil its obligations in relation to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults and supporting the creation of a positive safeguarding culture.

The Services to be performed under the Contract shall be effected within a 12-months Contract (Contract of a 100 days spread out over 12 months from Contract placement). This Contract can be extended annually subject to funding and mutual agreement between SHA and the Consultant a minimum of six weeks prior to end of contract.

For full details on the objectives and how to submit your proposal, please visit our website:

How to apply

Request for Proposal submission requirements

Proposals must be submitted via electronic format to the following address:

Proposals must be received not later than 13th February 2023, 1.00 PM UK/Irish time.

Proposals that are received late or are in a format that cannot be accessed will be deemed to be invalid.



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