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Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Build your career while building hope.

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Build your career while building hope.

Watch our short uplifting film which highlights what unites us.

This role could be based in Nigeria, Kenya or Zimbabwe.  The role will be office based with the flexibility of working from home, given the global nature of the work. 

This role is open to the nationals of the Country where the role is based.

Early applications are strongly encouraged as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and this role may be filled before the advertised closing date.

Salary is dependent on country location. Please see attachment for more information.

About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

Learn about our vision, mission and values

About the role

This role will be building on strong organisational knowledge and practice in both gender and race. This broader DEIB work also bridges our external programmatic knowledge and internal organisational approaches for application across our global context. We recognise that as people and society evolve, so to does our understanding in these areas. The social construction of identity and their politicisation globally is continually changing. Therefore, we expect this work to adapt as this happens, whilst being grounded in our mission and values. We have a desire to be a learning organisation that ensures our people feel like they belong and diversity in all its forms, is understood, respected and welcomed. 

This role leads an evolutionary and values-based approach to our focus on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, within Christian Aid. Our aim is to ensure that our values are living and breathing examples of who we are on the inside reflecting the commitment to the work we do on behalf of the organisation. Leading a small team but a big community of practice, this role will support the organisation and its leaders in living our values, creating a safe and welcoming place to work so that our people feel like they belong and are respected for each part of their unique identity.

About you

Looking for someone who is a passionate expert, is committed to progress over perfection. Worked globally previously. High emotionally intelligent. Good at influencing and working with others. 

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative and high performing teams.

We are actively encouraging racialised minorities, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, and older workers to apply. This is because these groups are under-represented within our teams, especially at senior level, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative and high performing teams. 

We have a strong Christian ethos and we encourage applications from all faiths and none (with the exception of Director positions where there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian - Exempted under the Equality Act 2010).

All successful candidates will require a DBS/police check appropriate to the role and location and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. We also participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information as part of the referencing process from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.


 

Quick check

  • Type of contract:
    Permanent
  • Contracted hours:
    35
  • Location:
    Abuja, Nigeria, Harare, Zimbabwe, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Closing date:
    28 May 2024
 
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As a volunteer, you will receive:
  • Support and supervision from a named contact within Christian Aid
  • Appropriate induction and training for your volunteering role.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses as agreed.
  • Our regular volunteers e-newsletter
  • Access to our Volunteers’ Hub for all our latest news, events and resources
Christian Aid is a Living Wage Employer
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