1921 - Head of Safeguarding

Posted: 07/11/2022 07:03
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In Line with Oxfam Values
Location: OIS office or Oxfam existing office location
Level: Management
Deadline: 07/12/2022 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: In line with Oxfam Values
Job Type: Open Ended

Closing date: 27th November 2022 @ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT

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: Open Ended

One Oxfam Grade: B1

Salary and benefits: In line with Oxfam values

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 for the role. 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 Secretariat is looking for  Head of Safeguarding to join Oxfam Global Safeguarding Team

Please see the job description for further details

Who we're looking for

The post-holder will lead on, oversee and quality assure the delivery and development of safeguarding content (including policies, procedures, training and communication) and appropriately manage safeguarding incidents, concerns and investigations. The other main purpose of the role is to build on the One-Oxfam safeguarding risk framework and to establish and maintain risk management processes. Both aspects have a strong focus on the ability to provide safeguarding expert knowledge, influencing and engagement with key internal and external stakeholders.

What we offer

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 a flexible 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.