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.
Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for a Director of Safeguarding to provide expertise, strategic leadership and direction for the continuous development of Oxfam-wide safeguarding strategy, policy and culture, based on Oxfam's mission and core values.
You will have extensive experience working for an international NGO or peer organization in a safeguarding related field, including in preventing, detecting and responding to sexual abuse and exploitation, sexual harrassment and/or child abuse. You will be able to demonstrate experience working at a corporate, strategic level within a complex organization. You will be able to influence a wide range of stakeholders to bring about transformative change. You will demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to Oxfam's values, feminist principles and mission and be able to model those in the way you lead and manage yourself and others.
Please see the full job description for further information
This role will give you an opportunity to make an important, transformative contribution to Oxfam's safeguarding work. 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
If you believe your qualifications meet the requirements, please click on the "apply" button to start the application process.
Please outline in your cover letter how your skills and experience meet the essential criteria of the role.
We are an international confederation of 20 organizations (affiliates) 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.
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. Please 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
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.
Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.