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AFNP Safeguarding Technical Advisor - Flexible Location

World Vision

The Opportunity to be a Changemaker

Reporting to the Manager, Program Effectiveness & Development, we are seeking a Safeguarding Technical Advisor - AFNP to lead the development and implementation of strong safeguarding practice, approaches and culture across the Australia First Nations Program (AFNP).

The primary focus is on contextualising WVA’s safeguarding policy for First Nations programs and strengthening the safeguarding capability of staff and communities in which we work through guidance and training. 

Through technical advice and direction, this role supports the implementation of WV’s Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy & Guidelines and works closely with the WVA Safeguarding Unit.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Policy Management, Contextualisation, Monitoring, Implementation & Advice by supporting the continuous improvement of WVA’s safeguarding policy and practice, and by co-ordinating AFNP’s response to all safeguarding related internal audits and programs of work.
  • Support the management of AFNP Safeguarding Incidents & Reporting by supporting AFNP staff to report safeguarding incidents, by developing AFNP’s Safeguarding Incident Preparedness Plan and by co-ordinating AFNP’s Safeguarding risk and compliance reporting.
  • Building Capacity & Awareness by establishing a safeguarding culture, and designing, delivering and co-ordinating annual workplan to track progress of safeguarding training and capacity building activities with staff, projects and partners.
  • Provision of strategic safeguarding programming advice by developing a written AFNP safeguarding situational assessment, and providing sectoral technical expertise for grants, advocacy or policy initiatives

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Experience in creating, developing and implementing high quality policies, procedures and guidelines in a culturally appropriate manner
  • Experience in designing and delivering safeguarding training for a range of audiences
  • Broad understanding of Safeguarding within First Nations contexts
  • Experience in supporting staff respond to safeguarding issues and reporting requirements
  • Support, mentor and coach staff to develop safeguarding competence and confidence
  • Experience in researching and designing initiatives to strengthen safeguarding practices and responses

What you need to know

This role is 2 years fixed term contract operating in a full-time capacity. We will consider applicants-based Australia wide subject to the person having the flexibility to travel as required to fulfil the requirements of the role.

This is an Indigenous-identified position. Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent.

World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries.

Why World Vision

World Vision is a global community, working together for the one purpose – to bring about positive change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. People are inspired to work for us because they want to contribute to making a difference.  We are part of an international team, using our talent, determination and influence to invest in a better tomorrow. As a global Christian humanitarian organisation, we provide short-term and long-term assistance and have impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children and people worldwide. With approximately 37,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes for almost 7 decades.

World Vision has been partnering with First Nations communities in Australia for more than 40 years through our Australia First Nations Program. We are committed to supporting First Nations communities achieve their own development goals, build on their strengths and create solutions to their own challenges. World Vision is committed to ensuring First Nations staff are well represented and supported within the staff team. The Australia First Nations Program has a First Nations staff network that acts as a support network and safe space for First Nations staff who are separated by distance but connected by culture and their collaborations in the program. The network also provides advice to the Australia First Nations Program and the broader World Vision organisation regarding our work with First Nations organisations, communities and families.

When it comes to our people, as an organisation we embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. 

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