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Regional Safeguarding Advisor, Asia

Oxfam International |
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Location: International
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Closing date: 9th June 2023 @ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT
Location: Based in Any location in Asia where Oxfam has a registered office.
Contract: 2 Years Fixed Term, potential to extend
One Oxfam Grade: C1
Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the location.

The Role

Oxfam International Regional Asia Platform is looking for Regional Safeguarding Advisor to help deliver Oxfam’s strategy and program to protect those we work with from sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by Oxfam representatives.

Who we’re looking for

Experience of working and/ or living in the Region
• Experience of working with GBV/ Safeguarding cases
• Experience of working within an international NGO or UN context
• Skilled in identifying, mitigating and managing safeguarding 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 challenge’s survivors face in reporting and the pressures an investigation places on all stakeholders, including the alleged perpetrator and management.
• Experience in receiving allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, and providing support to those affected
• Excellent written and spoken English
• Competent understanding of predominant / local languages spoken in the Region
• Ability to travel regularly within the region
• Ability to analyse safeguarding needs in relation to the regional context and adapt responses to accordingly, demonstrating creativity and sensitivity to power dynamics, particularly in unstable environments.
• Mutual Accountability

In addition:

Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

What we offer

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 fair compensation package and a flexible working environment

How to apply

Please click on the “apply” button to start the application process. Please upload and up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

About us

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 21 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, all working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by our core values:- Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality.

Our commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior 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. Please note that Oxfam International participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Processes within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. Under this scheme, if you have been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization on any misconduct history in accordance with the terms of the scheme. For scheme details please click here

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

Closing Date: Jun 9, 2023