1819 - Director of Safeguarding

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Posted: 03/04/2022 19:22
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Location: Flexible (OIS or Oxfam office location)
Level: Management
Deadline: 24/05/2022 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Job Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 15thApril, 2022@ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT

Location: Nairobi preferred or other established office location

Contract:  Fixed Term of 4 years

One Oxfam Grade: A

Salary and benefits: tbc depending on 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 countries they want to work for. We are not able to support the relocation of a candidate to take up the position in an Oxfam locatio

Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat team 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 forDirector of Safeguardingtoprovide expertise, strategic leadership, and direction for the continuous development of confederation-wide safeguarding strategy, policy and culture based on Oxfam’s mission and core values, and hasoverall responsibility for the implementation of Oxfam’s safeguarding strategy, achieving set goals and leading coordination, consistency and oversight of Oxfam-wide safeguarding efforts.

Please see the Job Description for more information.

Who we're looking for

  • Relevant qualification in a safeguarding -related field (which could include gender-based violence,social worketc.)and/or extensive experience in preventing,detecting,and responding to sexual abuse and exploitation, sexual harassment, and/orchildabuse.
  • Demonstrable experience of strategic, creative leadership, management, and co-ordination in a complex organization (i.e., network, confederation or a federation with multiple teams and functions).
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with others in a complex organization (i.e., network, confederation or a federation with multiple teams and functions), demonstrating team building and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully empowering, motivating, managing, and mentoring staff from diverse back grounds (including remote/virtual management)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills across a range of audiences, diplomacy, negotiations, influencing and conflict mediation skills in a culturally and linguistically diverse environment where English is the working language.
  • Experience working for an International NGO or UN agency.


What we offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in safeguarding department and key contributor to safeguarding issues At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together withthe ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment –as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.

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

How to apply

Please click on the "apply" button to start the application process. 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 shortlisted- 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 21 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in around 90 countries.

The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.

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 checksPlease note that Oxfam International participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Processes within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. Under this scheme, if you have been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization on any misconduct history in accordance with the terms of the scheme. For scheme details please click here

Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity and inclusion within the workplace.


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