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Coordinator, Child & Adult Safeguarding - Flexible Location

World Vision

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We are seeking a Coordinator, Child & Adult Safeguarding to join our team at World Vision Australia on a full time fixed-term basis (12 months with possible extension)

The Coordinator, Child and Adult Safeguarding supports the day to day activities of the WVA Safeguarding team to ensure that WVA is a Child Safe organisation and fulfills its mission to protect the children and adult beneficiaries it serves.

This role assists World Vision Australia to effectively implement a range of initiatives relating to the implementation of the organisations Child & Adult Safeguarding Policy & Guidelines and works closely with the Manager, Child & Adult Safeguarding and other business stakeholders to ensure that WVA meets its legislative, regulatory and donor compliance and reporting requirements. The role will also assist with incident management and reporting.

The Coordinator, Child & Adult Safeguarding role supports the Safeguarding team to operate effectively through providing coordination and support for following Safeguarding activities:

  • Policy Implementation & Advice
  • Compliance & Capacity Building
  • Safeguarding Incidents & Reporting
  • Training & Awareness Raising

Who we are looking for…

We are looking for someone with foundational knowledge and a genuine interest in child & adult safeguarding in either an international NGO setting or child focused NFP environment who has experience in providing coordination and project delivery support and who is proactive, keen to learn and able to take initiative to support the Safeguarding team to deliver its annual workplan and ensure that World Vision Australia meets its Safeguarding requirements.

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Previous experience working in a coordinator or administrator position.
  • Ability to review, understand and apply policies to complex situations and provide advice to internal stakeholders.
  • Project coordination, updating projects plans and overseeing the completion of actions to timeframes.
  • Ability to communicate confidently with all parts of the business and assist in identifying and organising the completion of task and initiatives.
  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, able to work with colleagues and leaders across the organisation.
  • Excellent written communication skills, able to complete written reports for internal and external stakeholder groups and regulators with guidance.
  • Resilient and able to remain a calm, taking a steady and pragmatic approach to challenging subject matter and situations.
  • Manage confidential and sensitive information with integrity and discretion
  • Tech savvy, confident with Office 365 and able to learn Ethics Point case management system.

What you need to know…

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

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 you should apply…

A career with World Vision Australia is an opportunity to join a sector-leading humanitarian aid organisation and a team of purpose-driven and diverse professionals who are each committed to our mission: the fight against global poverty and its causes.

Aside from the opportunity for broad and life-changing impact in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable, some of our other benefits include:

  • Access to professional development programs that include on-the-job learning, e-learning, workshops, forums, leadership development and internal mobility.
  • Policies that may accommodate flexible working and other working arrangements to tailor and encourage individual performance.
  • An opportunity to shape an already market leading organisation to achieve even greater impact
  • A highly engaged team culture that is dynamic, growing in agility and pace, and committed to serve beyond the call of duty.
  • A culture that encourages truth telling with grace that confronts challenges and issues to clear teams for success in a timely fashion

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.

With us, job satisfaction takes on a greater meaning. We have over 50,000 dedicated and passionate staff and volunteers, 10 million committed supporters who are changing lives and 100 million people as a part of World Vision’s supported communities.

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

NoteThe role location is flexible across all Australian states. This role may require some occasional domestic travel.

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