SAFEGUARDING MANAGER

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SAFEGUARDING MANAGER

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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, BI Head Office and BI 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,
RESPONSIBILITIES
• 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 communityfriendly;
• 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 BI 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 (i.e.,
Safeguarding cluster/network 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