Job Description

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Asia Regional Safeguarding Director in London or any existing Save the Children International office location. 



Making Save the Children (“StC”) safe for children and adults in the community is a global strategic objective for the entire organisation. We have an aligned global safeguarding strategy across the ~17,000 employee strong Save the Children International (“SCI”) and our ~30 plus member’s organisations. SCI works across 5 regions (“RO”), and 56 country offices (“CO”), to deliver lasting change to 40+ million children who come into contact with our work each year.

The purpose of this role is lead the regional safeguarding practice in order to ensure that safeguarding is prioritized, of high quality, and embedded in a culture of prevention, awareness, reporting and response. The ultimate purpose of the role is to ensure that SCI is safeguarding children and adults in the communities where SCI works in the respective region. The Asia Regional Safeguarding Director will combine elements of capacity building and monitoring whilst enforcing compliance and accountability, management and investigation as well as aspects of high-level advocacy.

This role reports directly to the Global Safeguarding Director and works closely with the global safeguarding team, the Asia Regional Director (“RD”), Asia Country Directors (“CD”), and Asia Regional Office Senior Management Team (“RO SMT”).


In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.



  • Education to degree standard with a professional qualification in a relevant field, including but not limited to: law, child rights, child psychology, child protection / counselling, survivor care, behavioural change
  • Deep expertise in safeguarding, child protection or similar investigations
  • Deep experience of child protection, child safeguarding or SGBV issues and practice
  • Leadership experience within an INGO, a complex large NGO, ministry or similar other organisation
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and diplomacy skills and ability to bring people from different cultures onboard
  • Inspirational people and leadership skills
  • Strong moral compass and ability to deal with complex and ambiguous dilemmas
  • Awareness of own strengths and weaknesses and evidence of commitment to self-managed personal development


  • Excellent communication skills, preferably through multiple media such as on-line webinars, face to face engagement, visualisations, infographics, etc.
  • Strong analytical capabilities, incl. quantitative analysis
  • Significant experience of building personal internal and external networks at senior level
  • Multi-disciplinary experience of working successfully with senior managers to deliver major operational change with a track record of delivering results to high standards
  • Extensive experience of planning and undertaking training programmes/workshops/trainings in child protection/safeguarding at a range of levels (e.g. field workers, managers, senior managers and decision makers)
  • Proven track record of delivering high performance and leading an organization through a change process to institutionalize systems and procedures across a complex organization
  • Self-sufficient, collaborative, proactive self-motivating work styles
  • Ability to deliver results against demanding timetables and in the face of competing demands
  • Ability to travel and work within challenging environments, such as conflict locations
  • Proven competencies and experience of heading a safeguarding team or similar team
  • Proven track record in strengthening organizational capacity in a distinct area
  • Proven ability in terms of verbal communication, training and report writing in French, Spanish or Arabic language (preferred)
  • Understanding of UK Charity Commission and other legal requirements for an international organization registered in the UK and compliance
  • Experience of leadership, coordination and participation within professional networks
  • Experience of work related travel in challenging environments

We can offer circa £68,000 per annum with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National T&C (including pay) will apply.

This role can be based in London or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

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The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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