Job Description

Senior Safeguarding Advisor

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Do you have experience of conducting investigations into sexual exploitation and abuse and/ or child abuse?


Do you have experience working within an international context and/ or with INGOs?


Do you have an interest in working to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse and working with survivors of sexual violence?



We are looking for a Senior Safeguarding Advisor at a pivotal time of transition and change for the organisation.




What you’ll be doing:


The senior safeguarding advisor role is for an experienced safeguarding advisors looking at taking their first step into management by taking on additional task such as mentoring and training junior members of staff.

  • Lead investigations into safeguarding allegations
  • Support, train and mentor safeguarding advisors completing investigations
  • Implement improvements training and support to reduce safeguarding incidences to an absolute minimum through a holistic approach, across the whole organisation
  • Provide support to safeguarding personnel (full-time staff and Safeguarding Focal Points) across the organisation



You’ll have:


We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to the values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do and our feminist principles.


An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:

  • Experience of conducting investigations into sexual exploitation and abuse and/ or child abuse
  • Experience working within an international context and/ or with INGOs
  • Interest in working to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse and working with survivors of sexual violence
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders and influence using a variety of different styles, considering cultural differences
  • Ability to think analytically, draw logical conclusions and evidence points made.
  • Able to work with a high degree of confidentiality at all times
  • Provide a portfolio of evidence detailing you can meet the required standard




Flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. Flexible, ideally in the global south subject to Oxfam GB’s ability to employ in that location.


Our values and commitment to safeguarding:



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, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment by complying with 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.


The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of our organisation.


Conditional offers made in selection stages may also be subject appropriate screening checks. Oxfam GB participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will take into account any live disciplinary sanctions a candidate may have when making the selection decision.


How to apply:


As part of your online application, please upload a copy of your CV to the role.


Oxfam GB is a Disability Confident Employer. Should you be unable to submit your application online and would prefer an alternative method please contact our recruitment team ( If you also want to discuss your application, please do contact us as well.


About Us


Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.


Oxfam GB is a member of an international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.


A thriving diverse Oxfam:


It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.


To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.


  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.


  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.


In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.


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