Safeguarding Manager

Master's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1392
Date Posted:Mar 17, 2020
Reference:AD#AF 20/20
Closing Date:Mar 31, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Security/Safety
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:7 - 10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About BRAC Afghanistan:


BRAC is a nongovernmental development organization originated in Bangladesh and currently working in 10 countries in Asia and Africa. BRAC began its operation in Afghanistan in 2002, has been implementing its specialized programs in education, health, youth development, ultra-poor, national solidarity and safety net, as well as capacity development in the country

Job Summary:

BRAC Afghanistan recognizes that safeguarding staff, children and communities is a priority for the organization. The Safeguarding Manager working directly to the Country Representative, will coordinate and advise on strengthening the organization’s capacity to develop and implement safeguarding policies, procedures and measures which meet international standards and are locally relevant. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

A. Contribute in Developing BRAC’s safeguarding policy and procedures 

o Provide inputs in developing and reviewing of BRAC’s safeguarding policy and procedures so that the full scope of safeguarding includes safeguarding staff, children and communities including PNGOs staff

o Advise departments of BRAC in Afghanistan on how to strengthen their departmental policies and procedures so that safeguarding is reflected where appropriate

B. Support the Senior Management Team to strengthen the organizational culture for safeguarding

o Work with the SMT to identify the current organizational culture, aspirations for a culture which supports safeguarding and how this can be realized through leadership and organizational development

C.Coordinate the implementation of BRAC Afghanistan’s safeguarding measures to meet policy and procedures requirements

Support departments to risk assess and develop mitigation actions to strengthen departmental systems and processes for safeguarding including PNGO

Develop, and provide support to programmes teams and PNGOs to use, tools and approaches for designing and delivering safe programmes across all sectors

Support programmes and M&E teams to incorporate a specific safeguarding component into MEAL activities 

D.Design and deliver training programmes for staff and support relevant departments to deliver training to their stakeholders

o Design training interventions and accompanying materials to build the capacity of staff, children, communities and other stakeholders on safeguarding

o Deliver training to key target groups and provide support to programmes and other departments e.g. procurement to deliver relevant trainings to children, communities, partners, suppliers etc.

o Develop capacity of local staff team and PNGOs on safeguarding in the areas of 

o a) effectively establishing and handling the compliance and reporting mechanism, 

o b) facilitating, guiding and monitoring of safeguarding interventions and

o c) preparing quality report and documentation.

E. Work with the relevant teams to establish Community Complaints Mechanisms

o Support programmes teams to consult children and communities on how they would like to report concerns of harm and abuse to children and adults in the community caused by the organisation

o Ensure Community Complaints Mechanisms across all programmes effectively integrate reporting on harm and abuse to children and adults in the community caused by the organization

o Ensure that reporting/referrals to formal authorities is part of the reporting mechanisms so that concerns can be reported or referred safely

o Develop tools and mechanisms for monitoring the effectiveness of the Community Complaints Mechanisms

F. Establish an effective reporting mechanism within the organization for reporting on workplace safeguarding issues

o Support HR to ensure that the reporting mechanism within the organization for reporting on workplace safeguarding issues is effective and that staff are confident to use

o Act as a reporting point for all safeguarding reports

G.Support the country safeguarding committee to investigate safeguarding concerns

o Support senior management to establish a safeguarding committee which will lead on investigations of safeguarding concerns

o Act as case manager for investigations, liaising with the committee and assigned investigators

o Monitor the progress of all cases.

H.Network as appropriate to strengthen safeguarding work

o Develop and maintain working partnership with the Line Ministry e.g. Ministry of Education, Ministry of Women and Child Affairs concerned departments and relevant child rights focused organizations and networks for joint programming and represent BRAC Afghanistan to external audience and networks in the areas of safeguarding.

Job Requirement:

Master degree from any reputed University. 

• Excellent understanding of the scope of safeguarding and particular challenges in supporting organisations to implement safeguarding policies and procedures.

• Knowledge of Organization Development techniques which support departments, management and staff to implement change.

• Experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines on safeguarding.

• Proven experience of capacity building of staff and other stakeholders using participatory facilitation methods.

• Ability to influence senior members of organization to take appropriate decision and action for ensuring the organization is safe.

• Ability to take necessary action/work under pressure.

• Must be a confident communicator and presenter with excellent written and spoken English.

• Ability to work in multi-cultural team.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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