Senior Safeguarding Officer

  • Contract
  • Türkiye
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Save the Children


Senior Safeguarding Officer


Save the Children International is committed to strengthening our safeguarding work in humanitarian settings with robust mechanisms for prevention, disruption, and response, offering support to survivors, promoting a child safe environment, and holding those responsible for abuses to account.

The Senior Safeguarding Officer will proactively support the Safeguarding function embedded within our team, focusing on supporting and strengthening safeguarding at every stage within our operations, from ensuring safe programming to strengthening our partners’ capacities.


Reports to: HR, Admin, Safeguarding Coordinator

Direct Report: N/A

Budget responsibility: N/A



  • At least 3 years of working experience in child safeguarding, child protection, gender, PSEA or SGBV with non-profit organizations
  • Proven writing and numerical skills and experience in writing/editing briefing documents
  • Proven attention for detail and ability to effectively manage a high volume of data and information
  • Experience in designing and delivering training or workshops
  • Good Computer skills working with MS Office Packages especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English and Arabic, with experience in working with multicultural teams and experience of internal comms and/or behaviour change campaigns
  • Ability to manage stress, be flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstance;
  • Commitment to and understanding of child rights, as well as of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Ability to take a proactive approach to problem solving, to recommend and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Willingness and ability to travel


  • Knowledge of Save the Children’s key sectors
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in Turkish, with experience in working with multicultural teams.
  • Experience with complaint handling mechanisms
  • Knowledge and experience of handling sensitive investigations
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector at the pay-grade of the position, transportation allowance as per relevant internal policy and 20 days of annual leave per year.

Position holder will be based in Gaziantep, therefore legal right to work in Turkey is necessary at the time of applicaton.

Save the Children is committed to create a truly inclusive, effective and representative organisational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating discrimination. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation etc., including a range of different experiences and capabilities helps us understand, represent and serve children better. Therefore all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Application Information:
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

How to apply

Please follow this link to apply:

Closing date: 17-Oct-22