Safeguarding Manager job at BRAC


Safeguarding Manager job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 03 April 2022

Hiring Organization: BRAC

Job Details:

BRAC is an award-winning international non-governmental development organization, with the vision of a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realize their potential. BRAC is a leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programs to assist poor and disadvantaged communities in low-income countries, including in conflictprone and post-disaster settings. It is an organization of and for the people of the Global South, pioneering new development and social enterprise approaches to equip communities to achieve prosperity. As well as being the world's biggest NGO by number of staff and people directly reached, BRAC has regularly been ranked the number one NGO in the world by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent organization committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector. BRAC retained the top spot in 2020 among the top 500 NGOs for the fifth consecutive year.

BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. It started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002, and has since reached millions of people in 11 countries in Asia and Africa. BRAC has a holistic approach to development that uses a wide array of programmes and social enterprises, including in microfinance, education, health, agriculture, gender and human rights BRAC believes that every person has inherent potential, and when an enabling environment is created and that potential is unleashed, even the poorest can become agents of positive change in their own lives, for their families and their communities

About the country
BRAC Uganda started operations in Uganda in 2006 and social development work in different thematic programs including Agriculture, Food Security & Livelihood, Health, Ultra Poor Graduation/Disability Inclusion, Education & youth Empowerment and Emergence Preparedness & Response. BRAC Uganda Country Office is located at Plot 880, Heritage Road, Nsambya, Kampala,

About the Programme
In 2022, the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BRAC International (BI) will be announcing an initiative that will create a positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women and 9.5 million people across seven countries in East and West Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda.

There is mounting urgency to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living in poverty, which has been further amplified by the global pandemic. Through this partnership, scalable economic development approaches will be delivered in communities to foster the agency and voice of AGYW. They will have the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations, achieve sustainable livelihoods, and engage in advocacy issues

BRAC International will implement an integrated and holistic model to address the various life cycles of a young woman living in poverty, ensuring she is able to transition safely from adolescence to adulthood. She will be equipped with the appropriate skills, tools, and access to finance to effectively exercise her agency and build a fulfilling and productive livelihood.

In preparation for the launch, BRAC International is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position in Uganda
Safeguarding Manager

Job Purpose
This role will lead safeguarding activities for all programmes in the country. Responsibilities include: implement the Safeguarding and sub-set of policies and procedures across the organization, act as the reporting avenue for safeguarding concerns violations: lead the process of ensuring safeguarding risk management is done and safeguarding indicators are mainstreamed in the programme design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and partnerships: lead the case management process ensuring timely reporting of incidents to donors, Bl Head Office and Bl affiliates, ensure confidential investigations are done in a timely fashion following a risk assessment of cases, ensure disciplinary actions are implemented and documented by HR provide survivor support, and lead the mapping of referral services in the country for all programmes

• Lead the implementation of the 06 Safeguarding and sub-set of policies by training the country leads of programmes departments. The project leads and build up a pool of trainers to ensure 100% staff, partners, volunteers, consultants and service providers receive training and refreshers on the safeguarding policies, prioritizing project staff and partners;
• Ensure the country management and programme leads champion safeguarding:
• Act as the primary reporting avenue for safeguarding related concerns/violations and be the key resource for survivors, ensuring their safety, security and providing survivor support services in line with a survivor-centred approach;
• Conduct safeguarding risk assessment and integrate safeguarding measures in programmes, and operations with support from the Regional and Head Office Safeguarding units;
• Lead case management of safeguarding violations ensuring that BRAC Uganda meets its donor obligations to report safeguarding violations without delay
• Develop capacity of staff to conduct sensitive investigations and produce high quality investigation reports, maintaining confidential investigation case files:
• Ensure organizational reporting and response mechanisms are functional, practical and community friendly;
• Lead the process of identifying, mapping and regularly updating local support services available to survivors across the country in all the regions where programmes operate, prioritizing the project:
• Maintain the online safeguarding case management system, reviewing incidents submitted and ensure timely follow-up actions;
• Lead the annual safeguarding budgeting process for BRAC Uganda, monitoring expenditure and follow up actions with support from the Regional and Head Office Safeguarding units;
• Prepare quarterly reports of reported cases for reporting to Bl management:
• Review monitoring and audit review findings and address gap areas;
• Create impactful presentations for senior management on reported cases and trend analysis;
• Participate in program design meetings and kick-off workshops to facilitate inclusion of risks, planning and strategy with regard to safeguarding;
• Represent BRAC Uganda at external meetings (ie., Safeguarding clusterinetwork groups)
• Supervise the officers interns who will be working in the Safeguarding unit, providing them effective supervision and mentoring so that they have a positive learning experience.
Safeguarding Responsibilities:
• Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the program's goals on safeguarding implementation
• Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment
• Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action
• Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place and encourage others to do the same

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Sociology, Gender and Women's Studies, Development Studies, International Development, Anthropology, Economics or any relevant discipline

Skills and Competencies
• Excellent conceptual and analytical skills with regards to safeguarding
• Experience of implementing safeguarding policies and practices
• Ability to build trust among stakeholders to report safeguarding violations
• Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and sensitivity
• Knowledge of international standards of safeguarding and ability to implement best practices
• Experience of conducting complex and sensitive safeguarding investigations and preparing investigation reports and guiding other teams to do so
• Ability to work strategically and practically with multiple stakeholders
• Strong facilitation and presentation skills
• Experience of designing and delivering training and capable of delivering messages appropriately to a variety of audiences
• Clear communication and public speaking skills
• Capable of working both individually and as part of a team
• Excellent relationship management skills and ability to communicate in all forms (written, verbal, negotiation, presentation skills)
• Ability to prioritize and deal with competing demands to deliver results
• Ability to work under pressure and manage tight deadlines Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills

Experience Requirements
At least 7 years of experience in the development or humanitarian sector. At least 3 years of experience working in the areas of safeguarding protection, gender or GBV in any reputed organization

Employment Type: Contractual
Salary: Negotiable
Job Location: Country Office, Nsambya

Application procedure

Persons with disabilities and women are encouraged to apply
If you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly
Candidates need to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at

Please mention the name of the position in the subject bar.
Only complete applications will be accepted and shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Application deadline: 03 April 2022

BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment process includes extensive reference and background checks self-disclosure of prior issues regarding sexual or other misconduct and criminal records and our values are a part of our Performance Management System.
BRAC is an equal opportunities employer.

Date Posted: 2022-03-24