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Child Safeguarding Advisor

Vienna (Austria) | Innsbruck

  • Organization: SOS Children’s Villages International
  • Location: Vienna (Austria) | Innsbruck
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-17

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Location: Innsbruck/Vienna, Austria or in a location in one of our Regional Offices


SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organisation for the global federation of SOS Children’s Villages. As a non-governmental social development organisation we help children without parental care and families in difficult living conditions through services in care, education, health and emergency relief, and we advocate for children’s rights. We work in 136 countries and territories, reaching over one million children, young people, families and caregivers each year. 



The mission of the child safeguarding advisor position is to coordinate and support our child safeguarding work. The primary focus of this position is to support child safeguarding incident management processes within SOS Children’s Villages International. It includes ensuring that children, young people and persons affected by abuse receive the support they need. In addition, the child safeguarding advisor will play a central role in ensuring communication to federation stakeholders on incident management and in supporting the development of child safeguarding incident management tools and training.   


Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • Support the development of child safeguarding reports, tools and training materials on child safeguarding incident management. 
  • Monitor the child safeguarding reporting channels (email, whistleblowing channel) and follow the required steps to ensure an appropriate and fast response. 
  • Develop child safeguarding incident papers on child safeguarding incidents where the GSC gets involved. 
  • In close cooperation with the IORs, monitor the implementation of the Child Protection Policy and related procedures. 
  • Undertake any reasonable tasks delegated from the Safeguarding Team Leader consistent with the role and nature of the job and responsibility 



  • University degree in social work, child and youth care, social studies, law, human rights (Master's degree desirable) 
  • Five years practical experience working on child safeguarding, PSHEA, violence prevention or alternative care.  
  • Three years of experience on incident management.  
  • At least five years of local and global alternative care, community, aid or humanitarian work experience implementing programmes including focusing on keeping children, young people or other vulnerable groups safe from abuse and harm. 
  • Knowledge of child safeguarding 
  • Planning, organising and project management skills  
  • Experience in developing training materials (e.g. e-learning)  
  • Editing skills (would represent an advantage) 
  • Strong communication skills, both in verbal and written form   
  • Fluent English language skills; French, Spanish, Russian and/or Arabic are an advantage 
  • A valid Austrian working permit or eligibility to work within the EU 



We offer 

  • A diverse range of interesting tasks in a leading INGO multicultural working environment 
  • As a responsible employer we provide a range of training schemes and encourage educational enhancement  
  • A salary that will be commensurate with experience and qualifications 



If you are interested in this position, please submit your application in English by 16 June 2021 at the latest.

SOS Children’s Villages International, 


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