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Global Safeguarding Manager

  • Contractor
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Relief International profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Relief International

We are currently recruiting a Global Safeguarding Manager to join our Ethics & Compliance team.

This is a remote position, open to candidates globally.

At Relief International, we are committed to building a representative, inclusive and authentic workplace. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from minoritized backgrounds those who bring lived experience of the contexts in which we work.

We are proud to be a global recruiter, hiring people from around the world. We offer competitive salaries and benefit packages for all staff, that are applied fairly and transparently. This means we are unable to advertise the salary as it is dependent on the local job market of the staff member, we will inform shortlisted candidates of the salary range as part of the selection process.

Note you must have the right to work in your home-based location and that national terms and conditions will apply.

This role is classified as requiring advanced pre-employment checks.

About Relief International.

Relief International (RI) works in 15 countries globally to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and chronic poverty.

About the Opportunity.

The Global Safeguarding Manager (GSM) will provide oversight and technical expertise for safeguarding incident investigations, and help to strengthen the capacity of key staff across the organization, to raise awareness and champion best practice. The GSM will assist in strengthening RI’s safeguarding framework, policies and procedures across the organization, helping to ensure that safeguarding is an integral part of RI service delivery.

Your responsibilities will be

  • Respond to, investigate or coordinate the investigation of allegations of safeguarding violations, overseeing approx. 25 investigations on a rolling basis, directly managing approx. 12 per year.
  • Support capacity development of country safeguarding focal points.
  • Support Investigation Managers and Safeguarding Focal Points to undertake safeguarding incident investigations.
  • Assure a network of support for country safeguarding focal points to ensure continuous development and guidance.
  • Design and deliver internal training that will help develop confidence and competence within the organisation to embed a safeguarding culture.
  • Assist in the completion of safeguarding incident reporting to donors and other relevant regulating bodies (e.g. ECHO, USAID etc.)

About You.

You will bring the following experience and skills.

  • Degree or equivalent experience in social work, international development, human rights, public health, or a related field.
  • Professional certifications in safeguarding, child protection, or related areas are beneficial.
  • Significant experience in conducting and coordinating safeguarding investigations and case management within the humanitarian sector.
  • Experienced in implementing safeguarding policy and practices and developing a safe and trusted culture in an international organization.
  • Experience supporting the design and implementation of humanitarian and/or development programming – including conducting safeguarding risk assessments, risk mitigation planning, and the development of effective complaints and feedback mechanisms.
  • Experience designing and delivering safeguarding awareness training in different settings for varied audiences, with the ability to adapt complex information according to the audience.
  • Fluency in English is required, additional languages relevant to RI’s countries of operation would be a bonus.

Research shows that women and those from marginalized ethnic groups are less likely to apply to jobs, unless they meet every single requirement. If you’re excited about this role, but your experience doesn’t align with every criteria described, we encourage you to apply anyway, you could be exactly what we need!

How to apply

To apply for this post, click on the “Apply” button in the job advert page.

  • You will be asked to upload a CV and Cover Letter.
  • The cover letter should be two pages, and explain why you are interested in this post with Relief International and how your skills and experience make you a good fit.

Closing date: 16 February 2024

As a humanitarian organization, Relief International is committed to the safeguarding of all those we come into contact with through our work. We are committed to the core humanitarian principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. Relief International expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and uphold the values and behaviors outlined in the Code of Conduct.

Recruitment to all roles in Relief International include a criminal records self-declaration, references, and other pre-employment checks, which may include police and qualifications checks.

Deadline: 16-Feb-24

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