Asia Pacific Regional Safeguarding Advisor

  • AVI Pacific People
  • Suva, Fiji
  • Mar 14, 2023
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description & Skills/Qualifications Required


Our client, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is the world’s largest humanitarian organization comprising 192-member National Societies, 14 of which are located across the Pacific and supported through the IFRC Delegation in Fiji. The IFRC’s aim is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.”  The IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.

The IFRC Pacific Office has a vacancy for a Asia Pacific Regional Safeguarding Advisor.

 Job Purpose

The IFRC has a Safeguarding Action Plan 2022-2025 that outlines its commitments and ambitions. Through this plan the IFRC has developed a safeguarding assessment tool which can be used to assess PSEAH and child safeguarding in the IFRC delegations and National Societies in the Asia Pacific Region.

The specific aim of this role is its PSEAH focus to directly assist national societies through a localised, locally led approach. National societies will be supported by this role to address national societies’ led safeguarding priorities such as mainstreaming safeguarding in emergencies, developing and adapting reporting mechanisms.

The role will support Asia Pacific National Societies (38) in identifying and addressing their self-assessed safeguarding priorities.

Job Duties Responsibilities

The role will support National Societies in the Asia Pacific Region to improve their Safeguarding (PSEAH and child safeguarding) capacities in the following ways:

  • Provide technical guidance to National Societies to implement and advance their Safeguarding (PSEAH and child safeguarding) priorities.
  • In cooperation with National Societies to conduct IFRC Safeguarding Self-assessments to identify existing National Society capacity and barriers, and to make practical plans to address and overcome barriers; for example, around effective (e.g. confidential / survivor centric) reporting mechanisms
  • Establish and guide National Society Safeguarding Focal Points
  • To implement their Safeguarding Plans based on Safeguarding Self-assessments
  • Strategize on Safeguarding budgets (and access funding) and support National Societies to identify sustainable solutions and resources around Safeguarding
  • Diversify Safeguarding Leadership
  • Take a ‘bottom-up’ ‘localized’ sensitive, and pragmatic approach in ensuring safeguarding is fit for end user purpose
  • Ensure best-practice training, policy and capacity building materials are available for National Societies
  • Take a coordination and networking function: connecting National Society and regional PSEAH and child safeguarding experts with the wider PGI networks, communities of practice and networking events in each Asia Pacific sub-region.
  • Strengthen existing PGI Communities of Practice such as the ACFID Community of Practice, so that they include PSEA and child safeguarding
  • Strengthen and support the Sub-Regional PGI Networks
  • Link and facilitate information sharing between National Societies
  • Coordinate with Regional Safeguarding Roles in MENA, Europe, the Americas, Central and Western Africa
  • To undertake the IFRC Safeguarding self-assessment tool, modify and support contextualize the tool to best-fit needs identified by NS
  • To support IFRC programs to complete the IFRC Child Safeguarding Risk Analysis tool


  • Relevant university degree (social sciences, law, etc.) or similar professional qualification (safeguarding, PSEA, gender, human rights, etc.) 


  • Minimum 7 years experience in Protection, Gender and Inclusion in the humanitarian context, including a proven track record in leading and delivering trainings, and technical advisory outcomes.
  • Proven technical expertise in Safeguarding, including child safeguarding and PSEA.
  • Possesses understanding of global humanitarian issues and international humanitarian standards for Safeguarding, Protection, Gender and Inclusion in disaster response.
  • Possesses working knowledge of Safeguarding, Gender and Diversity issues in humanitarian and development settings, specifically in the context of Asia Pacific Region.
  • Experience with the Red Cross / Red Crescent & other international organizations, large NGOs and/or governmental development agencies.

Knowledge, Skills and Languages

  • Ability to facilitate training and workshops on technical matters.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
  • Ability to deliver multiple activities with a degree of diversity; ability to create integration across these activities.
  • Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work on MS applications e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to facilitate training and workshops on technical matters.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Application Process:

A copy of the full role description is available on request at .  

Applicants must send their applications to ONLY.  Applications will not be accepted via any other portal / medium. 

Applications must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae with contact details of three professional referees.

For further clarifications, please contact IFRC Human Resources Manager, Ms. Ashika Devi on (679) 331 1855.

Applications close: Monday, 27th March 2023 .

Only successful shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Job Functions

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