Safeguarding Advisor (Maternity Cover)

Oxfam GB, OXFORD (OXFAM HOUSE), United Kingdom

Skill Required:, HR and AdminMonitoring and Evaluation
Closing Date for Applications: 
7th September, 2018

Job Description


Oxfam's work is guided by the values of empowerment, accountability and inclusiveness. It is essential that in all our work we uphold the highest standard of conduct in our staff, volunteers, partners, and other associates. We have a duty of care to protect anyone who comes into contact with our work, particularly our beneficiaries, from sexual exploitation or abuse. Safeguarding (also known internationally as PSEA) is the work we do to ensure that all allegations of this nature are taken seriously; that there are serious consequences for those who carry our these abuses; and to promote a safe environment in which we are all responsible for challenging abuse and exploitation.

Oxfam GB’s unique, dedicated Safeguarding team pioneers work to address this issue.

As a Safeguarding Advisor for Oxfam, you will have responsibility for investigating allegations of sexual abuse made against Oxfam staff.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Global Safeguarding, the Safeguarding Advisor will be responsible for the following:

  • Respond to and where appropriate investigate all allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse
  • Providing professional advice to senior managers.
  • Influencing the development of strategy, and supporting and delivering operational implementation.
  • Developing solutions to diverse and complex problems within organisational policy.
  • Interpreting and applying operational and specialist information from a variety of sources.
  • Contributing to and influencing operational planning.
  • Influencing managers, staff and volunteers and developing effective networks with external bodies.
  • Ensuring Safeguarding investigation protocols are performed to a high standard and consistently checked for their relevance and standards.
  • Implementing Safeguarding best practice which is legally compliant.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for a dynamic and credible leader with the following:

  • Experience of
  • conducting investigations
  • working within an international context
  • Demonstrable interest in working to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse
  • Demonstrable interest in working with survivors of sexual violence
  • Skilled in identifying and mitigating risks
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders and influence using a variety of different styles, taking into account cultural differences
  • Commitment to upholding and modelling Oxfam’s values, demonstrating integrity, diplomacy, professionalism, reliability and resilience at all times.
  • Ability to quickly build personal rapport and trust
  • Empathy for the challenges survivors face in reporting and the pressures an investigation places on all stakeholders, including the alleged perpetrator and management.
  • Ability to think analytically, draw logical conclusions and evidence points made.
  • Experience of
  • working in an NGO or UN context (desirable)
  • working in challenging field locations e.g. refugee camps (desirable)

Additional Information:

  • Location: Oxford (Oxfam House)
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £30,375 (depending on experience)
  • Job Type: Fixed Term – 14 months
  • Closing Date: 7 September 2018

How to apply:

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs. If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please download the full job profile and apply online via the link below:

Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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