Regional Safeguarding Advisor
Contract type: Fixed Term – 2 years
Location: Any country of the Southern Africa countries with right to work (Malawi/Mozambique/South Africa/Zambia/Zimbabwe)
One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty. Around the world, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.
As a confederation, our values are Accountability, Empowerment and Inclusiveness.
Empowerment: Everyone, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can be a catalyst for change.
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 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.
Oxfam started working in southern Africa in the 1980s. Since then, we have implemented both development and humanitarian programmes to support practical and innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty.
We work with local stakeholders to find lasting solutions to the root causes which keep people in poverty. Oxfam is currently collaborating with the Government, international and local CSOs, UN Agencies and other stakeholders.
Oxfam envisions Southern Africa free of extreme inequality and injustice; a society where citizens and particularly women across all age groups claim and exercise their rights and responsibilities and can influence decisions that affect their lives.
Our programs aim to promote women’s rights, good governance and accountability, resilient livelihoods, as well as enhance preparedness, reduce vulnerability to disaster and ensure an effective response to humanitarian crises.
The position is accountable to the SAF Cluster regional leadership team for the delivery, effective management (which includes budgets and planning), monitoring and evaluation, and learning from the cluster programs.
To help deliver Oxfam’s strategy and program to protect those we work with from sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by Oxfam representatives.
We are looking for an individual who is dynamic, charismatic and credible leader with the following:
- Experience of
- conducting sexual exploitation and abuse investigations
- working within an international context
- working in an NGO or UN context
- Skilled in identifying and mitigating risks
- Strong facilitation and presentation skills
- Commitment to upholding and modelling Oxfam’s values, demonstrating integrity, diplomacy, professionalism, reliability and resilience at all times.
- Able to work professionally and with a high degree of confidentiality 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.
- Excellent written and spoken English
- Experience of working in challenging field locations e.g. refugee camps
- Strong IT skills
- High degree of organisational ability, working well under pressure and to deadlines.
- Strong and clear communicator and public speaker, capable of delivering messages appropriately to a variety of audiences, building a sense of passion and engagement.
- Excellent self-awareness and understanding of the need for self-care
At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.
Oxfam is committed to providing a competitive compensation package based on a 40-hour work week.
How to apply
The closing date is Friday, 27 January 2023.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Oxfam is an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.