Safeguarding Humanitarian Support Personnel (HSP) - Two Posts (INT4893)

Job Type

Full Time


Details: £27,963 - £37,095 per annum net. (Net = take home pay. Oxfam will meet the tax and social security liabilities of post-holder in addition to net salary).



Application Deadline



John Smith House
John Smith Drive
United Kingdom



Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.



All our work is led by three core values:

Empowerment. Everyone, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.

Accountability. We take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.

Inclusiveness. We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.



Location: HSPs: Roving role deployable to Oxfam Programmes worldwide. HSPs work away from their homebase continuously (apart from annual leave days). Deployments to a particular location vary in length from a few weeks to 6 months duration.

Home-based when not deployed.

Our package: £27,963 - £37,095 per annum net. (Net = take home pay. Oxfam will meet the tax and social security liabilities of post-holder in addition to net salary).

Oxfam offers a wide range of benefits, including 43 holiday/TOIL, pension, medical cover, insurance, living and accommodation costs during deployments. Please view attachment for more information.

One Oxfam Grade: C1

Contract Type: Open ended

Job Family: Programme

Hours of work: Full time

This role reports to: Humanitarian Directors in GHT, matrix managed by Safeguarding Adviser (OGB)

Staff reporting to this post: None

Annual budget for the post: < £50k budget projects / consultancy from GHT or Country budgets, context dependent.


The GHT has designated responsibilities to support, coordinate and lead humanitarian policies and actions to reduce the impact of, prepare for and respond to crises, harnessing the resources of the whole Oxfam confederation to deliver support for Oxfam’s strategic plan

The GHT works across Oxfam, in particular with Oxfam country teams, and others to maximise the quality and impact of Oxfam’s humanitarian programme by:

  • Delivering rapid, safe and high-quality emergency scale up capacity.
  • Supporting programme strategy, operational design, humanitarian preparedness and response.
  • Capacity building across Oxfam and partner organisations.
  • Supporting the gathering of evidence to enable learning, innovation and advocating for change across the sector.
  • Working with Campaigns and Policy to influence for greater respect of the basic rights of crisis affected men and women.
  • Working closely with affiliates in their roles as EAs, PAs, response work in media and policy for the best interests of the humanitarian programme as part of the one-Oxfam programme


To ensure the Safeguarding of Oxfam staff, stakeholders and beneficiaries in Humanitarian responses, with an emphasis on field settings with GHT involvement and / or GHT staff presence.

Be accountable for ensuring community participation shapes programme decisions, actively seek a partnership approach and work following feminist principles including strong awareness of power dynamics.






  • Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to Oxfam's values, mission and work
  • Knowledge and understanding to global justice, social change, women’s rights and gender equality and commitment to delivering humanitarian work through feminist principles.
  • Ability to scan the environment, anticipate changes, be comfortable with ambiguity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.
  • Previous development or humanitarian work experience with a similar organisation and in an emergency context.
  • Experience of defining and adapting safeguarding Procedures and mechanisms in different contexts, at least in 2 different types of context.
  • Proven experience of handling Safeguarding concerns or allegations including conducting investigations
  • Proven experience of working with survivors of sexual violence
  • Ability to quickly build personal rapport and trust
  • Empathy for the challenges survivors face in reporting and the pressures an investigation places on all stakeholders, including the alleged perpetrator and management.
  • Ability to think analytically, draw logical conclusions and evidence points made.
  • High degree of organisational ability, working well under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Ability to make sound judgements about and maintain appropriate confidentiality
  • Experience of developing training modules and delivering training.
  • Excellent communication skills to support the managers building awareness around safeguarding issues.
  • Ability to maintain high levels of discretion and to manage dossiers with sensitivity
  • Appreciation of welfare issues that can be seen to be connected to Safeguarding issues
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • Proven ability to react positively and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Adaptable, flexible, able to deal with a wide range of conflicting needs and demands.
  • Ability to use appropriate styles of communication to influence key decision-makers both internally and externally, as well as beneficiary communities.
  • Gender and cultural sensitivity, commitment and an understanding of the values of Oxfam and the principles of equal opportunities.
  • Good IT skills including strong knowledge of MS office software and emails.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English language.


  • Strong and proven experience in people management.
  • Awareness of working in or studying mental health issues/psychology/criminal justice
  • Working knowledge of one or more additional languages (especially French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic or Swahili) an advantage.


Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of screening checks.


Oxfam offers a wide range of benefits, including 43 holiday/TOIL, pension, medical cover, insurance, living and accommodation costs during deployments. Please view attachment for more information.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required


How To Apply

Candidates with priority status will be considered first.

All applications must be submitted online via the Oxfam website using the following link: