1941 - Safeguarding Practice and Development Manager

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Posted: 03/01/2023 08:11
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In Line with Oxfam Values
Location: OIS office or Oxfam existing office location
Level: Administrative
Deadline: 16/03/2023 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: In line with Oxfam Values
Job Type: Fixed Term

Safeguarding Practice and Development Manager


Closing date: 22 January 2023 @ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT

Interviews: week of 30 January 2023

Location: Any location where Oxfam has an office and is able

to establish a contract of employment

Contract: 4 years fixed term (with possibility to extent)

One Oxfam Grade: Level C

Salary and benefits: to be confirmed, depending on contract location

We are unfortunately 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 organisation of the future, and we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements that might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as fully or partially home-based.


The Role

Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for a Safeguarding Practice and Development Manager who will specifically manage Oxfam’s ongoing efforts to develop and review One-Oxfam safeguarding policies and procedures. The other main purpose of this newly created role is to raise awareness, build capacity and improve safeguarding practices by leading a fit-for-purpose global safeguarding Learning and Development (L&D) strategy and implementation plan. Both aspects have a strong focus on ongoing engagement and communication with the safeguarding network and other key internal and external stakeholders.

Please see the Job Description for more information

Who we’re looking for

- Demonstrated experience working on (safeguarding) policy or process development in large and complex organisations within an international context;

- Demonstrated experience of having managed and developed (safeguarding) training and learning activities to diverse and large audiences.

- Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and work independently with a high degree of professionalism, to achieve objectives, as well as work collaboratively within a team;

- Demonstrated ability to develop effective professional networks with a range of peers within an organisation, and externally, in order to influence, progress an agenda, ensure relevance and best practice, and make an impact;

- Excellent communication skills, including excellent written and spoken English, and demonstrated ability to produce professional materials, communication, and written reports.

What we offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a positive difference with a global impact as you contribute to a safe and accountable organization. At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the 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 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 21 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.

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