We are looking for an experienced individual to join us as Safeguarding Advisor, playing a vital role in the Safeguarding Team and providing effective and operationally sound advice across Save the Children UK.
As Safeguarding Advisor you will be responsible for a variety of key functions, such as developing and delivering training to staff and partners, supporting the roll-out of new ways of working and helping to establish an effective, survivor-focused, approach to our safeguarding commitments. You will maintain positive and constructive relationships with law enforcement agencies, Social Care bodies and other statutory and/or investigatory bodies in connection with safeguarding allegations or concerns.
For the first two years, this post will provide support to the Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC), helping to make lifechanging improvements to the lives of children. Specifically, you will support the GEC’s safeguarding obligations in Mozambique, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Travel to each of these countries is a vital part of this role, as is relevant experience of working in humanitarian emergencies or fragile states.
In addition you will:
- Conduct investigations and other incident management work in connection with safeguarding allegations and suspicions of abuse; Provide professional specialist supervision, training and oversight to staff managing safeguarding cases and other critical incidents;
- Develop training resources and deliver training to staff members, volunteers and partners;
- Provide specialist advice and guidance to partners to support improvements in the way we all safeguard the welfare of all those who come into contact with Save the Children.
To be successful you will have good experience in Child Safeguarding, Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), Gender Based Violence or another relevant specialism. You should also have experience or knowledge of investigating abuses perpetrated by professionals in a survivor-centric way. A willingness to travel, where required, sometimes at short notice, is an important part of the role. In addition you will have:
- An understanding of trauma and how this may impact on work in the sphere of sexual violence
- Demonstrable experience working with and coordinating diverse groups of staff and other actors
- Experience with and enthusiasm for coaching, mentoring and on the job training and capacity strengthening
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including competence in the delivery of training.
Applicants with professional fluency in either Arabic or French are particularly encouraged to apply.
At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.
Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.
To apply please visit our website.
Closing date: 7th July 2019. We might review applications before closing date.
Interview date: 18th July 2019