Safeguarding Officer

Datum 20 mei 2022
Vervaldatum 06 jun. 2022
Aantal uren 32-40
Plaats Harderwijk
Betaald Ja
Organisatie Open Doors International

Open Doors is an international, interdenominational organisation that supports and advocates for Christians who are persecuted for their faith. Open Doors International supports the worldwide organization with services such as Campaign Communications, Advocacy, Design Monitoring and Evaluation Program Management,  Global Research, IT, Finance and HR by working in a service-oriented way with teams and colleagues in countries with an Open Doors Development or Field office. Do you have an interest in the safeguarding and protection of people? This is an exciting opportunity for you to develop your knowledge and skills to become the contact person and expert on safeguarding procedures within Open Doors International. We are a global charity that supports the most persecuted Christians. It is our responsibility to make sure our staff, operations and programs do no harm to vulnerable adults and children and do not expose them to abuse or exploitation. As safeguarding officer you will raise awareness of safeguarding in all areas in our organisation and you’ll assist with developing and implementing tools, processes and training (classroom and eLearning) for all teams. You won’t be alone in doing this, as you’ll be part of a Global Working Group that oversees and leads all global initiatives relating to safeguarding. This position will be part of the Global People and Culture team. Support will be provided as needed to enable you to do well in this role and support the needs of the organisation.


  • Keep our global safeguarding policy and procedures up to date.
  • Assist with Developing, implementing and keeping up to date all tools, processes and trainings that are listed as needs for the organisation.
  • Ensure global knowledge and awareness of safeguarding is up to date.
  • Monitor compliance with and implementation of global safeguarding and child protection standards and promote globally a safe environment for vulnerable adults and children.
  • Support key stakeholders on safeguarding case management.
  • Build and maintain a global network of contacts, both internal and external.
  • Analyse trends in safeguarding, note new needs in our organisation and make recommendations.


  • Committed Christian with a heart for the Persecuted Church.
  • Educated to bachelor degree or equivalent.
  • An understanding of policies and procedures within an organisation.
  • Able to think analytically and to translate needs into tools, processes and training.
  • Team player, adept at building strong relationships cross-organisationally and cross-culturally (or with the potential to do so)
  • Able to work on own initiative, manage and prioritise multiple tasks and produce work of a consistently high standard.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken.


  • Working at Open Doors means that you are actively involved in serving the worldwide Persecuted Church.
  • We offer you a versatile position in an international, dynamic environment, a professional team and the opportunity to grow professionally and personally.
  • As a global organisation we are used to combining working from home with working from the office and to have flexible working hours. Location preferably in the UK or NL.

INTERESTED? Please send your email with your resume and short motivation to Open Doors International, Mr. Jos van Stiphout: If you have questions about the position, please use this same email address. We will assess applications on a rolling basis through 6 June 2022.