Safeguarding Officer (national contract) – NGO Jobs 2021

Job Title: Safeguarding Officer (national contract)

Country: Turkey
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 10 Dec 2021

The Opportunity

Save the Children International is committed to strengthening our safeguarding work in humanitarian settings – with robust mechanisms for prevention, disruption and response, offering support to survivors, promoting a child safe environment, and holding those responsible for abuses to account.

The Safeguarding Officer will proactively support the Safeguarding function embedded within our team, focusing on supporting and strengthening safeguarding at every stage within our operations, from ensuring safe programming to strengthening our partners’ capacities.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • At least one year working experience in child safeguarding, child protection, gender, PSEA or SGBV with non-profit organizations
  • Proven writing and numerical skills and experience in writing/editing briefing documents
  • Proven attention for detail and ability to effectively manage a high volume of data and information
  • Experience in designing and delivering training or workshops
  • Good Computer skills working with MS Office Packages especially Word, Excel and Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English and Arabic, with experience in working with multicultural teams and experience of internal comms and/or behaviour change campaigns
  • Ability to manage stress, be flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstance;
  • Commitment to and understanding of child rights, as well as of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Ability to take a proactive approach to problem solving, to recommend and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Experience with complaint handling mechanisms and handling sensitive investigations is highly desired

    We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector at the pay-grade of the position, transportation allowance as per relevant internal policy and 20 days of annual leave per year.

Position holder will be based in Antakya/Hatay, therefore legal right to work in Turkey is necessary at the time of applicaton.

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 current remuneration and 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.

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