Global Safeguarding Lead

DIRECTORATE: Secretary General

Position: Global Safeguarding Lead  

Duration: Fixed Term Contract (3 Years)

Location: Global Secretariat Hub Office (London, Nairobi, or Johannesburg) or AA Country Office

Salary: Grade E 

Closing Date: 20th May 2018

Local terms and conditions of the GS Hub will apply

At ActionAid International we are looking for an experienced Safeguarding Lead who would relish working on a global stage and is inspired by the challenge to lead in the development, enhancement, and ongoing embedding of strategies, policies and procedures to protect staff and programme partners and beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse from employees and representatives. Is that you? If so we can offer you a unique opportunity to shape a major NGO that is focused on making a real difference by helping people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice.

You will be providing professional advice and capacity building to staff and stakeholders on safeguarding issues and developing policies, processes and standards. In addition, you will ensure safeguarding protocols are legally compliant and meet global best practice standards. Your remit will also include advising and leading on investigations covering allegations of sexual exploitation, power and abuse from a safe guarding perspective in a sensitive manner with the ability to ensure these principles and attributes are embedded into the employee life cycle management.

 To succeed you will, preferably, possess a Master or Bachelor degree in Social Work, Human Rights, Child Protection or relevant field as well as extensive experience working in safeguarding, abuse and or women/child protection programming, including complex investigations. Proven track record of building strong safeguarding and women/child protection systems, and have delivered these services within communities, including in emergencies. Successful track record of designing and delivering training, in addition to monitoring and evaluating safeguarding mechanisms.

 If you have the right skills to help make a difference please send your CV and motivation cover letter by 20th May 2018 to You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.  To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in your chosen location. 

 If you do not meet all the essential criteria, please don’t apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet all of the essential criteria listed on the job description. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.

 Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

 ActionAid is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community in particular women who are currently underrepresented in senior positions. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered. 

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