Safeguarding Project Coordinator

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Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 38 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, conflicts and natural disasters.

IRW is currently recruiting for the position of ‘Safeguarding Project Coordinator (Maternity Cover)’ to join its dynamic Safeguarding team. The postholder will work very closely with IRW Safeguarding Lead and Safeguarding focal points as well as Protection and inclusion coordinators (when necessary) to ensure the development and implementation of safeguarding policies and procedures are in line with global safeguarding standards and meet our commitment to CHS. They will continuously support country offices to ensure all operations, projects and programmes incorporate safeguarding and PSEA needs. They will also support Safeguarding Lead to mainstream safeguarding strategy, with the aim to ensure safeguarding and PSEA needs are being met.

The successful candidate must have or be:

  • Demonstrated experience of leading quality grant management processes
  • Experience in managing/ coordinating programmes with the involvement of a number of stakeholders
  • Experience of writing and communicating learning effectively, internally and externally
  • Good knowledge of current sector trends in relation to safeguarding, PSEA, and protection mainstreaming, inclusion and sensitive programming in the context of INGOs
  • Experience and working knowledge of safeguarding and protection/inclusion issues in humanitarian settings
  • Experience in training development, delivery of staff training, adults learning and development
  • Working knowledge and/or experience of faith approaches in relation to safeguarding, PSEA, protection and inclusion

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.

For more information on the excellent company benefits we offer our employees, please visit:

PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place on 14/02/2022.

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 that 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.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief:

(Sincerity, Excellence, Compassion, Social Justice and Custodianship)

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

How to apply

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