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Policy Officer -Focus Safeguarding & Transparency (m/w/d)

Soziale Dienste & Gemeinwohl
Wirtschaft & Fundraising
Dienstort Wien
Dienstverhältnis Vollzeit/ Teilzeit
Veröffentlicht am 13.06.2024

Light for the World

Department: Governance & Compliance
Place of work: Vienna or Remote
Duration: Full time 38h; (minimum 30 hours)
Salary: Europe: from 46.000€ p.a. full time, Africa: Adjusted to local market rates and cost of living
Reports to: Head of Governance & Compliance
Effective as of: ASAP

Corporate Policy Officer (m/w/d)

About the Role:

The Corporate Policy Officer will develop and implement corporate policies in Safeguarding, Safety & Security, and Transparency & Anticorruption. Working closely with National/Country Directors and the Safeguarding Team in Vienna, the role ensures these policies are globally adopted and managed effectively. Responsibilities include incident management, substituting for the Safeguarding Officer, and supporting donor reporting and due diligence.

Main Responsibilities:

Policy Development and Implementation:

  • Lead the creation and global rollout of policies on Safeguarding, Safety & Security, and Transparency & Anticorruption.
  • Collaborate with Vienna and national teams to integrate and adapt policies locally.
  • Enhance prevention and sensitization measures through training and communication.
  • Monitor compliance and disseminate policy information internally.
  • Support organizational learning and ensure proper documentation.
  • Act as the main contact for Safety & Security, Transparency & Anticorruption in Europe and mentor the global safeguarding team.

Case/Incident Management:

  • Oversee and support incident management, providing technical advice and preparing response reports.
  • Ensure transparent standard operating procedures for incident management.
  • Maintain compliance with external and internal reporting standards.
  • Create an incident management report covering all organizational incidents and lessons learned.

Networking and Relationship Management:

  • Monitor international trends and engage with NGOs and experts.
  • Build a network of contacts and act as the primary contact for policy information requests.

Budgeting and Support:

  • Assist in developing the budget and updating forecasts.
  • Substitute for the Safeguarding Officer as needed.


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in policy development and implementation in relevant areas.
  • Strong understanding of international standards and trends.
  • Excellent communication and training skills.
  • Excellent English language skills.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in case/incident management and reporting.
  • Ability to collaborate across countries and manage sensitive situations.

Why Join Us:

  • You join a highly motivated team, appreciating your experience and eager to jointly shape Light for the World’s monitoring and steering mechanisms.
  • We are offering an outstanding opportunity to bring about change through an international development organization with strong expertise and a growing profile.
  • We are committed to giving our colleagues space to explore new directions, test new ideas and to excel as individuals through and with their team.
  • We emphasize a good work-life-balance, have flexible working hours and Home-Office opportunity.
  • We are a professional team that strives towards continuous development. We believe in participatory leadership and expect you to contribute your expertise and ideas. We believe that learning from mistakes is an important way of developing and put emphasis on our culture of learning.

How to Apply:

Please note that to apply for this position you must have a work permit for one of the following countries (we cannot sponsor visas): Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan or Mozambique. You will have permanent residence in the country for which you have the work permit.

We are looking forward to receiving your online application. A complete CV and a letter of motivation are important parts of this. Please also refer to the salary information and let us know why you would like to join our team and why you consider yourself suitable. We look forward to hearing from you!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion in our organization. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of national origin, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, and we very much welcome applications from people with disabilities.


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