Who we are:
Muslim Aid are an International not-for-profit providing support to communities around the world affected by disasters, conflict or endemic poverty without regard to their social, religious, or ethnic background.
We place strong emphasis on long-term development projects that build the capacity of local people helping themselves. In addition to the 11 country offices worldwide we also work with multiple partner offices focussing on sustainable development programmes and providing humanitarian relief during times of crisis.
Summary of the role:
Based in the UK HQ in London, the post holder will be a technical lead on Safeguarding and children’s Safety, delivering high quality, accessible and reliable support, guidance and capacity to emergency/humanitarian response teams, country offices and headquarters, in order to challenge and encourage engagement, as we further develop our Safeguarding programme, procedures and education plans.
About the Role:
The post holder will oversee and manage the Safeguarding framework and tools, in order to strengthen the capabilities and knowledge of all our stakeholders, ensuring we safeguard the children and vulnerable adults we serve.
The Key Accountabilities are as follows:
- Establish and develop Regional and Country child safeguarding networks to support local implementation.
- Coach and support where needed Country Focal Points and Investigation Officers to improve Child and vulnerable adult Safeguarding practice. Share learning from these experiences across the organisation.
- Support colleagues in Regional Programme Teams/Country Programmes to undertake risk assessments and solutions to mitigate risks
- Ensure all incidents are appropriately documented, reported and considered.
- Design and deliver a suite of mandatory core training workshops as part of the continuous learning and development of employees. Deliver on-going refresher training and senior representation induction as appropriate, members of the HR function.
- Support effective auditing and certification of the Country’s safeguarding systems and provide guidance to the countries on action plans. Oversee follow-up action in order to ensure maximum levels of compliance and competence.
This role is based in the UK and open to individuals with unrestricted right to live and work in the UK. At this stage we are unable to offer sponsorship opportunities.
To be successful in this role you will have:
- Experience of child protection/child safeguarding practice within developing countries
- Experience of working with children in international development and humanitarian settings
- Proven experience of conducting investigations in an INGO or international context
- Proven experience designing, facilitating and evaluating Safety and Safeguarding training in different cultural and organisational contexts
- Knowledge of gender, inclusion and conflict-sensitive programming
- Extensive experience of planning and undertaking training programmes/workshops in child protection/safeguarding at a range of levels
- Knowledge and experience of Incident investigation and how to improve policy and practice in the light of findings.
Why you should apply:
If you are self-motivated, with the ability to work with a high degree of autonomy this role is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Safeguarding professional to be able to lead on, build and develop internal Safeguarding framework and tools allowing us to demonstrate accountability internally and externally.
You will be joining a supportive, highly-skilled, passionate organisation as a specialist in your field. Muslim Aid offer a 35-hour week, generous holiday allowance of 37 days (including bank holidays), flexible working and encourage a healthy work-life balance.
How to apply:
To apply please submit your cover letter (no more than 1 page) and CV to us.
Muslim Aid’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children and vulnerable adults in our care/employment. Successful candidates will be expected to undergo a DBS check. In addition, all successful candidates for finance roles will undergo an Experian Credit Check.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief or age.
Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications will be accepted until closing date, however, Muslim Aid reserves the right to initiate interviews and the selection process on a rolling basis with the aim of identifying an appropriate candidate as quickly as possible.