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Manager, Child & Adult Safeguarding - Flexible Location

World Vision

The Opportunity to be a Changemaker…

We are seeking a Manager, Child & Adult Safeguarding to join our team at World Vision Australia on a full time basis.

This role exists to ensure that World Vision Australia is a Child Safe organisation and fulfills its mission to protect the children and adult beneficiaries it serves. The role provides World Vision Australia with advice, training and implementation of the organisations Child & Adult Safeguarding Policy & Guidelines and works with stakeholders across the organisation to ensure that WVA meets its Child Protection and PSEAH legislative, regulatory and donor compliance and reporting requirements.

The Manager, Child & Adult Safeguarding provides subject matter expertise and manages the day to day activities of the Safeguarding team (1 direct report) for World Vision Australia through:

  • Policy Management, Monitoring, Implementation & Advice
  • Ensuring Compliance with Legislative, Regulatory and Donor Requirements
  • Building Capacity & Awareness
  • Managing Safeguarding Incidents & Reporting
  • Training & Communication

Who we are looking for…

We are looking for someone with a broad understanding of child & adult safeguarding in either an international NGO setting or child focused NFP environment who has experience in building a culture of safeguarding and achieving organisational compliance through policy advice, capacity building and training for a range of audiences.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills including proven experience of influencing decision makers at all levels to bring people on the journey when it comes to the awareness and implementation of safeguarding standards.

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Excellent knowledge of child and adult safeguarding issues, best practice and regulatory frameworks
  • The ability to engage stakeholders at all levels of the organisation to gain buy in and raise awareness of Safeguarding issues and initiatives.
  • Ability to analyse issues from different perspectives to draw sound inferences taking a fact and evidence-based approach.
  • The ability to design and deliver Safeguarding and Child Safe Organisation training for a range of staff teams across business and region to build capability.
  • Sound experience in regulatory compliance, incident reporting and case management
  • Excellent report writing ability and able to respond to compliance reports from regulators and donors (ACFID, DFAT, ANCP)
  • Calm, considered and pragmatic approach to identifying risks and developing workplans to address issues and improve safeguarding capability across the organisation.
  • Direct or in-direct people leadership experience, able to coach and develop others.

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 requires some domestic and possible international travel.

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