Head of Safeguarding Lead at Oxfam Nigeria

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations (affiliates) committed to creating a just world without poverty. In Nigeria Oxfam works in the areas of Economic Justice/Sustainable Livelihoods, Humanitarian Programming to save lives, Advancing Gender Justice and Good Governance, adopting a right based approach.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Safeguarding Lead

Job ID: 1921
Location: Nigeria (OIS or Oxfam office location)
Job Type: Fixed Term
Contract: Open Ended
One Oxfam Grade: b2
Level: Management
Hours: 36
Consultancy: Monitoring, learning and Accompanying Support to Pan Africa Advocacy and Campaign Programs and Projects

The Role

  • We are looking for Head of Safeguarding lead to join Oxfam Global Safeguarding Team

Who We’re Looking for

  • Post Graduate qualifications in Social Work, International Development or a similar field
  • Safeguarding experience including working with children and adults who have witnessed or experienced exploitation and abuse.


  • Experience in the delivery of programs in complex development contexts:
  • Experience in the provision of SG technical advice in a complex large organization on SG in general and also on specific cases/investigations
  • Ability to provide specific case management as well as general technical and strategic guidance and advice; demonstrating awareness of the complex operating contexts Oxfam works within
  • Experience conducting awareness raising and training on sensitive issues such as sexual exploitation and abuse, and/or child abuse
  • Experience supporting the design and implementation of humanitarian and/or development programming –including conducting risk assessment, developing risk mitigation plans, and development of complaints and feedback mechanisms.
  • Experience in supervision and leadership, as well as project management
  • Experience working within an international context with a NGO or UN
  • Strong and clear communicator and public speaker, capable of delivering messages appropriately to a variety of audiences, building a sense of passion and engagement.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of strategies, policies and procedures, including some leadership or coordination role in relation to these
  • Ability to display high levels of cultural and emotional intelligence in across cultural setting
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and convening within a complex organization, especially on technical matters, and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent resilience, self-awareness and understanding of the need for self-care;
  • Skilled in identifying and mitigating risks
  • Able to work professionally and with a high degree of confidentiality at all times;
  • Experience conducting/coordinating SG investigations
  • Excellent written and spoken English and demonstrated ability to produce excellent written reports;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy, and ability to undertake simple interrogation of data for the purposes of reporting
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to and model Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights
  • High degree of organizational ability, working well under pressure and to deadlines.


  • In line with Oxfam values.


  • In line with Oxfam values.

Application Close Date
20th November, 2022 (23:59 GMT / BST / EAT).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Upload an up-to-date CV and a Cover Letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile
  • Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.
  • Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you.
  • Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the location for the role.
  • We are not able to support the relocation of a candidate to take up the position in an Oxfam location

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