Safeguarding Coordinator

CARE Australia  
Employment Type:
FT - Full-Time Temporary  
ES - Risk and Compliance
Closing Date:
Supporting Documentation:

  • Work with a team dedicated to supporting women around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.
  • Flexible working environment, based in VIC,ACT or NSW
  • Fixed term (12 months) , full time or part time (0.8 FTE)

CARE Australia works to defeat global poverty by supporting women to create lasting change in their communities around the world.

About the Role 

The Safeguarding Coordinator will provide technical support, policy development and training in the areas of Prevention of Sexual Harrassment, Exploitiation and Abuse (PSHEA) and Child Protectiong (CP) to CARE Australia, the CARE International Country Offices (CICOs) that we manage and the programs that CARE implements. The role serves as CARE Australia’s focal point for safeguarding, leading good practice on child protection and the prevention of sexual misconduct including with CARE International and peak bodies.

The role will build organisational capacity to prevent, assess, mitigate and respond to CP/SHEA risks, meet compliance obligations and help nurture a culture with a strong, embedded and dynamic approach to mitigating risk. The role may be required to travel to CICOs to support training and undertake monitoring activities.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Work closely with Human Resources to ensure PSHEA and CP are fundamental to our recruitment processes, work practices and safeguarding activities;
  • Work closely with each country office PSHEA and CP focal points to ensure ongoing training of staff and partners, and appropriate response systems are in place;
  • Develop a comprehensive suite of PSHEA and CP resource materials in conjunction with CARE Australia and the CI COs;
  • Support and build the capacity of the CI COs PSHEA and CP focal points in terms of understanding policy, procedure, training and the use of resource materials;
  • Review and update CARE Australia’s child protection, harassment, code of conduct policies and other relevant policies to ensure compliance with Accreditation and relevant standards as required;
  • Monitor compliance with the policies, quality of training and risk assessments;
  • Support Risk and Compliance team to ensure compliance requirements are met on related operational safeguards to mitigate risks.

Ideally you will have: 

  • A demonstrated understanding of PSHEA and Child Protection issues and approaches, prevention and response strategies in developing countries both organisationally and programmatically;
  • Highly developed reporting skills and evidence of experience in PSHEA and child safeguarding/child protection including understanding principles and practice;
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to quickly ascertain concerns for the protection of children and make the appropriate decisions to ensure safety and wellbeing and provide strategic advice;
  • Experience in engaging and managing a wide range of relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • A Bachelors’ Degree in international development, gender studies, social sciences, social work or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree which includes: a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma;
  • Proven experience in developing policies and supporting organisation change Strong PSHEA and Child Protection training experience and participatory facilitation skills;
  • A participatory and capacity building approach that is open to feedback and allows for learning and capacity building of staff in a cross cultural environment;
  • Very strong communication skills including the ability to speak and write effectively; and
  • Understanding and experience of donor policy requirements and the ACFID Code of Conduct.

What we can offer you

  • A flexible and supportive working environment
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Professional development and training opportunities

CARE Australia will  seek information from job applicants’ previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment, and/or child abuse the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer.  By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Australia requesting the information specified above.

CARE Australia is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people living with a disability and/or have lived experience of disability. We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply. 

How to Apply?

Please review the Candidate Information Pack linked above and complete the online application form by clicking ‘Apply Now’. Please ensure you attach your CV and cover letter at the bottom of our application form. After submitting your application you will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt.

This will be conducted as a rolling recruitment process, with shortlisting and interviews being completed as applications are received. Please submit your application ASAP if you are interested in the role.

Questions about the role? 

Please  contact Celine Savage on, using the subject line "Safeguarding Coordinator enquiry" (please do not email applications to this address).

Applications Close: 11:59 pm (AEST), Monday 27 June 2022.