Regional Safeguarding Advisor-West Africa

from Oxfam
Closing date: 23 Oct 2019

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 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here

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.

The Role

Oxfam International's West Africa Regional platform is looking for an experienced safeguarding professional to help deliver Oxfam's strategy and program to protect those we work with from harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse and to contribute to support a cultural transformational journey:- promoting within teams a better understanding and adherence to Oxfam values

Please see the job description for further details.

What we're looking for

You will have experience in conducting investigations and managing complex cases, demonstrating confidentiality, empathy and sensitivity to survivors and stakeholders involved, with the ability to build personal rapport and trust. You will be skilled in identifying and mitigating risks. You will have strong facilitation and presentation skills, with proven experience in delivering training. Experience working in an international preferably in an INGO context is also a requirement.

Bilingualism in English and French is a key essential requirement in order to effectively support the West African region.

What we offer

This role offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to and shape Oxfam's transformative journey regarding safeguarding practices and be part of a global community of safeguarding experts across the Oxfam confederation. We offer a fair compensation package.

How to apply:

If you believe your qualifications meet the requirements, please click here to start the application process.

Please outline in your cover letter how your skills and experience meet the essential criteria above.

Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.