Associate Director of Safeguarding / Based in Nairobi, Kenya
Global Non-Profit Organisation
Opportunity to shape and drive safeguarding standards
About Our Client
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 organisations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.
You will need a deep experience of safeguarding issues and practice, including child protection, gender-based violence, investigating serious cases of abuse, ideally across a range of contexts including developing or fragile countries. With leadership experience within an international NGO, a complex large NGO, a ministry or other similar organisation working with vulnerable communities, you will display a proven track record in managing and conducting serious case incidents in Safeguarding (including Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, and abuse of children) or similar discipline.
The Successful Applicant
You will have strong interpersonal, negotiation and diplomacy skills and the ability to influence and bring people on-board, along, with a proven track record in strengthening organisational capacity in investigations and case management. With a proven ability to deliver results against demanding timetables and in the face of competing priorities, you will be comfortable working in challenging international environments.
Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace. We particularly welcome applications from a diverse range of locations in the Global South since they are under-represented at this level of management.
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour 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.
What's on Offer
Fixed term contract - 4 years.