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Projects Safeguarding Officer

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 13446
Date Posted: Jun 28, 2022

Job Description

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We’re searching for a Projects Safeguarding Officer to join the team in Boone, NC! Do you have a thriving relationship with Jesus and a desire to protect vulnerable beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation? This position plays a vital role in supporting Samaritan's Purse initiatives to safeguard children and vulnerable adults from exploitation and abuse. This position will focus on fostering a work environment that minimizes the potential for abuse, exploitation of children and vulnerable adults, and workplace sexual harassment. Safeguarding is critical to protect the mission of Samaritan’s Purse in reaching the vulnerable with the Gospel. Come be a part of what the Lord is doing here at Samaritan’s Purse!

A day in the life of a Project Safeguarding Officer:

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. 

In the role of Projects Safeguarding Officer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Implement a comprehensive Safeguarding initiative in partnership with all Projects teams, including policy review, training, and awareness
  • Assist Global Safeguarding Officer with investigations as directed by the Compliance Department.
  • Develop and implement appropriate policies/procedures, trainings, initiatives, and communications, in collaboration with and support of the field Safeguarding Officers
  • Remain current with all donor Safeguarding requirements, ensuring Safeguarding language and requirements are adhered to in project proposals and implementation
  • Remain current with Safeguarding trends and best practices
  • Conduct reviews and assessments of safeguarding operations to determine key risk areas, including cultural and safety considerations. Work with Projects leadership to identify program specific issues and methods to manage and mitigate risks
  • Provide technical training and advice to Country Directors, Regional leadership, Protection Officers, and other staff involved in cases of alleged abuse and exploitation to effectively review and address alleged misconduct
  • Liaise with Compliance and Risk department, Global Safeguarding Officer, Projects leadership, and investigative fact finders to incorporate investigation lessons learned into program enhancements, as appropriate
  • Conduct benchmarking with similar organizations operating in similar environments and participates in industry roundtables on safeguarding to ensure that programs incorporate current and best practices
  • Complete ancillary type training on an annual basis
  • All other duties as assigned

Learn more about serving with Samaritan’s Purse

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in relevant field and five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience with international non-profit(s) in humanitarian and development settings, or relevant field experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  •  Nonprofit program management skills strongly preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of beneficiary protection from abuse and exploitation in development and humanitarian contexts
  • Thorough knowledge of international protection frameworks and mechanisms
  • Ability to work with vulnerable children and adults
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environments, often in very challenging situations
  • Highly effective capacity building and change management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with competency in the development and delivery of training
  • Ability to develop organizational policies and effective training initiatives
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (required); if not already completed, opportunity to meet and complete requirement is available upon hire.

Job Location: Boone, NC

Type:  Full-Time

Travel Expectations: Domestic and international travel primarily related to investigations, training, and professional development (approximately 15%); required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary


  • On-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long-term and Short-term disability insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Term Life Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days

Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.   (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.   (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.  (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.   (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.   (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.   (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.   (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)

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    Location: Boone, NC, United States
    Date Posted: Jun 28, 2022

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