Senior Safeguarding Officer


Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Skills Knowledge and experience:

  • A degree holder in social sciences, education, law degree would be preferred but consideration will be given to candidates with a diploma but extensive experience.
  • Experience of working with children and adults who have witnessed or experienced exploitation and abuse and working to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse
  • A clear understanding of sexual harassment, exploitation and (child) abuse risk factors (such as gender and power inequalities)
  • Able to demonstrate experience in gender, inclusion and conflict-sensitive programming
  • Knowledge of the current international frameworks and current best practices in safeguarding and PSEA
  • At least 5 years experience working in the humanitarian sector, preferably in protection, child protection or SGBV, with previous safeguarding responsibilities highly desirable
  • Skilled in identifying and mitigating risks
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Strong IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills, especially active listening
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, including at senior leadership level, and influence using a variety of different styles, taking into account cultural differences
  • Commitment to upholding and modeling War Child’s values, demonstrating integrity, diplomacy, professionalism, reliability and resilience at all times.
  • Ability to quickly build personal rapport and trust and support senior leaders
  • Empathy for the challenges survivors face in reporting and the pressures an investigation places on all stakeholders, including the alleged perpetrator and management.
  • Ability to think analytically, draw logical conclusions and evidence points made.
  • 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
  • Able to work professionally and with a high degree of confidentiality at all times


How To Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via the below link


  • War Child is an equal opportunity employer, both females and males are encouraged to apply.
  • Interviews will be done on a rolling basis.
  • In order for an application to be considered valid, War Child UK only accepts online profiles duly completed.
Employment with War Child will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:
  • A clear vetting and Due Diligence check and Police Check.
  • Receipt of three satisfactory references.
If you do not receive feedback within 2 weeks of submission please consider your application unsuccessful and kindly keep an eye on our website for future opportunities that may arise

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