Do you have a strong moral compass? Are you at your best when developing and guarding policies on Safety, Integrity and Privacy? Do you have specialist knowledge on these important topics? Are you one of those people gifted with the talent to switch effortlessly from the bigger picture to the details? Do you have affinity with laws and regulations and a healthy dose of empathy? Then we have a challenging position for you! We are looking for an experienced Senior Advisor on Safety, Integrity & Privacy (32-36 hrs / week).
Terre des Hommes (TdH) fights the exploitation of children across Asia, East Africa and Europe. We work on child exploitation covers: (a) the worst forms of child labour; (b) child trafficking; (c) sexual exploitation of children and (d) child Abuse. Terre des Hommes strives to prevent child exploitation, remove children from exploitative situations and ensure that they can develop in a secure, healthy and supportive environment. We are involved in both development/structural aid and humanitarian/emergency relief work.
Terre des Hommes has a moral duty to run activities with the utmost respect for the people whom we work with. For this reason, we require all staff, partners, volunteers and collaborators to adhere to the highest standards of behaviour at all times and in all places, based on humanitarian principles and our organisation’s values. As Terre des Hommes fights child exploitation, at the core of our work is to ensure that the best interest of the child is always paramount.
We will challenge you to take the awareness of and operationalization of these 3 topics of our organisation further and to guard our principles, in order to prevent and respond to any form of violations in the following clusters of integrity violations:
Beside responding to violations, your work will focus on prevention of violations through conceptualising and implementing policies and strategies across a set of issue areas. Helping to structure training and awareness improvement processes. Child safeguarding is of course a significant part of our integrity system.
Privacy and Security
For Terre des Hommes privacy and security is of the utmost importance; we work with highly sensitive information, therefore we need to keep our policies and processes regarding privacy and security up to date to be able to secure the safety of (the information about) the children, our employees, partners and donors.
Safety and Integrity
As for safety and Integrity you have a leading role on this topic. You make sure our policies concerning GDPR are ‘top of mind’ in our organisation. You do this together with our ‘privacy champs’ throughout the organisation.
Position in the organisation
You will directly report to our CEO and you have ‘a dotted line’ with the Supervisory Board. As integrity, safety and privacy are themes that concern all employees, volunteers, partners, beneficiaries and communities that we work with, you will inherently cooperate with all other departments. In particular, on integrity and safety you will work closely with some colleagues who are experts in specific integrity areas such as child safeguarding.
What will you do and how will you make an impact?
We see safety, integrity and privacy as a collective responsibility. You will be responsible for coordinating the further development and implementation of our integrity system, as well as for coordinating our case management. In some cases/ issues you are the linking pin toward external experts if necessary.
You will keep a strong focus on learning! Both the further development of our integrity system and the operational follow-up of suspected breaches are in your hands, as we expect both responsibilities to nurture each other. Each case will definitely bring up new insights to further improve our integrity system.
Who are you?
What do we have to offer you!
Because Terre des Hommes carries out programs and projects itself, the difference is that the organisation, and therefore also your contribution, is visible and tangible every day. We offer:
Do you like to become part of our organisation? We like to hear from you. Please upload your application before January 15 2022.
Terre des Hommes Netherlands aims to guarantee the safety of children and does not accept any form of child abuse. Every Terre des Hommes employee is bound by the Child Safeguarding Standards, part of our Code of Conduct. That is why a Certificate of Good Conduct is requested from every employee, which counts as part of the employment contract.
This role is based in The Hague, the Netherlands. Applicants for this contract must be Dutch nationals or nationals of a European Union member State or have a valid work permit for the European Union.
Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.