Regional Investigations & Safeguarding Manager

Regional Investigations & Safeguarding Manager

  • Full Time
  • EMEA
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Relief International profile

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

Relief International

We are currently recruiting two Regional Investigations & Safeguarding Managers – one to join our Middle East Regional Office, and one to join our Africa / Asia Regional Office.

This is a remote position, open to candidates based in one of RI countries of operation, willing to work GMT+3 office hours.

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.

Reporting directly to the Global Investigations Manager, the Regional Investigations and Safeguarding Managers will help ensure RI’s ethics and compliance program is designed and implemented effectively, based on the unique risks, needs and challenges of each country within the region.

The role is dynamic and needs-based, and the workload is expected to be; approximately 50% dedicated to safeguarding, and 50% dedicated to internal investigations and incident management. The role will also support other regional and global ethics and compliance needs as requested.

Your responsibilities will be

  • Undertake and lead investigations on a range of issue areas including fraud, corruption, code of conduct, aid diversion and safeguarding.
  • Ensure that safeguarding investigations are conducted according to established safeguarding principles, including with a survivor-centred approach.
  • Support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents sexual exploitation and abuse and promotes the implementation of the Code of Conduct.
  • Support the Global Investigations Director to develop and deliver investigation trainings, and to develop and revise investigative tools and templates.
  • Support and mentor Safeguarding Focal Points in each country. This will include regular one-on-one meetings to support and monitor progress towards initiatives.

About You.

You will bring the following experience and skills.

  • Proven experience in a role focused on Safeguarding in a humanitarian setting.
  • Have supported multicultural teams in remote locations and high-risk settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting investigations.
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and protection principles and standards.
  • Experience in the NGO sector or grant-supported organizations, regional and international organizations, or an inspector general function.
  • Understanding of key risk areas, including: fraud, corruption, procurement integrity, trade sanctions, safeguarding, data protection and donor compliance.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices associated with compliance risk management activities, including: risk assessment, communications, training, auditing, monitoring, investigations, donor disclosures and issue resolution.
  • High proficiency in English required.
  • Arabic is required for the Middle East regional role. Other language skills applicable to the region highly desirable for both these roles e.g. Urdu, Pashto, Dari, Farsi
  • Willingness to travel as safety conditions allow.

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: 22 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.

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