Safeguarding Co-ordinator

Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 39 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disasters.

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is actively seeking a dedicated individual to fill the role of ‘Safeguarding Project Coordinator.’ The role offers an opportunity to become part of a dynamic team passionate about ensuring global safeguarding standards and committed to CHS. This position is based from Birmingham (open to candidates across the UK). The organisation is currently operating to a hybrid working model.

As a Safeguarding Project Coordinator, your primary responsibility will revolve around the development and implementation of safeguarding policies, procedures, and infrastructure. It is essential to align these efforts with global safeguarding standards, demonstrating our commitment to CHS. In addition to this, you will play a crucial role in providing continuous support to both country offices and IR family members, ensuring the seamless integration of safeguarding and PSEAH requirements into all our operations, projects, and programs.

Furthermore, the Safeguarding Coordinator will collaborate closely with the Safeguarding Manager to mainstream the safeguarding strategy, ensuring the fulfilment of safeguarding and PSEAH needs. This role also encompasses a significant emphasis on strengthening preventive measures and actively engaging in case management related to safeguarding cases. Integral to this position is the necessity to build and maintain strong working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.

The successful candidate must have or be:

  • Strong familiarity with current sector trends in safeguarding, PSEA, protection mainstreaming, inclusion, and sensitive programming.
  • Experience with safeguarding and protection/inclusion issues in humanitarian settings.
  • Background in training, adult learning, and staff development.
  • Practical knowledge of faith-based approaches in safeguarding, PSEA, protection, and inclusion.
  • Proficiency and experience in safeguarding investigations and case management.
  • Excellent communication and representation abilities.
  • Proficient in writing reports and toolkits in English.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical capabilities.
  • Experience in training stakeholders
  • Willingness and capacity to travel abroad (up to 30% of the time).
  • Demonstrates a deep understanding and empathy for Islamic values and principles and a commitment to IRW’s vision and mission.

For more information, please click on the Documents tab above to view the full Job Description.

If you are talented, reliable, service-minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional looking for a meaningful career, with a strong commitment to IRW’s mission and values of sincerity, excellence, compassion, social justice and custodianship, please apply by completing our online application form.

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PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place on 30/10/2023.

Pre-employment Checks:

Any employment with Islamic Relief will be subject to the following checks:

  • screening clearance
  • proof of eligibility to live and work within the UK
  • criminal records check
  • receipt of satisfactory references

Please note, for UK-based roles, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. We are unable to progress applications which would require sponsorship.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

IRW 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 IRW engages. IRW 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.

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 the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records checks. IRW also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

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