Career with BRAC International

BRAC is a development success story, born in Bangladesh and expanding into 10 other developing countries in Asia and Africa. It spreads anti-poverty solutions making it a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor.

BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, and is today one of the top leaders in developing cost-effective, evidence-based poverty innovations in extremely poor, fragile and post-disaster settings. BRAC started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002 through its Dutch registered Stichting BRAC International. BRAC International is currently reaching over 19 million people beyond Bangladesh and creating opportunities to break the cycle of poverty.

With a holistic approach that uses a wide array of interventions including microfinance, education, healthcare, legal services and more, BRAC invests in communities’ own human and material resources, catalyzing lasting change and creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives. Of the world’s top development and humanitarian relief organisations, BRAC is one of the few based in the global south. In February 2019, BRAC was ranked as the number one NGO in the world for the fourth consecutive year by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent media organisation committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector.

BRAC International is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:

Manager, Safeguarding

BRAC Afghanistan recognises that safeguarding staff, children and communities is a priority for the organisation. The Safeguarding Manager is the focal point for Safeguarding coordinates and advises on strengthening the organisation’s capacity to develop and implement safeguarding policies, procedures and measures which meet international standards and are locally relevant.  This position is reportable to the Country Representative and closely work with the Heads of all programmes and departments, Managers of Education programme, donor and relevant ministries. 

Job Location:   Kabul, Afghanistan

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute in Developing BRAC’s safeguarding policy and procedures
    • 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
    • Advise departments of BRAC in Afghanistan on how to strengthen their departmental policies and procedures so that safeguarding is reflected where appropriate
  • Support the Senior Management Team to strengthen the organisational culture for safeguarding
    • Work with the Senior Management Team to identify the current organisational culture, aspirations for a culture which supports safeguarding and how this can be realised through leadership and organisational development
  • 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
    •  Develop, and provide support to programmes teams 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

  • Design and deliver training programmes for staff and support relevant departments to deliver training to their stakeholders
    • Design training interventions and accompanying materials to build the capacity of staff, children, communities and other stakeholders on safeguarding
    • Deliver training to key target groups and provide support to programmes and other departments
  • Work with the relevant teams to establish Community Complaints Mechanisms
    • 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 in the organisation
    • Ensure Community Complaints Mechanisms across all programmes effectively integrate reporting on harm and abuse to children and adults in the community caused in the organisation
    • Ensure that reporting/referrals to formal authorities is part of the reporting mechanisms so that concerns can be reported or referred safely
    • Develop tools and mechanisms for monitoring the effectiveness of the Community Complaints Mechanisms
  • Establish an effective reporting mechanism within the organisation for reporting on workplace safeguarding issues
    •   Support HR to ensure that the reporting mechanism within the organisation for reporting on workplace safeguarding issues is effective and that staff are confident to use
    • Act as a reporting point for all safeguarding reports
  • Support the country safeguarding committee to investigate safeguarding concerns
    • Support senior management to establish a safeguarding committee which will lead on investigations of safeguarding concerns
    • Act as case manager for investigations, liaising with the committee and assigned investigators
    • Monitor the progress of all cases.
  • Network as appropriate to strengthen safeguarding work
    • 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 organisations and networks for joint programming and represent BRAC Afghanistan to external audience and networks in the areas of safeguarding.

Educational Requirements: Masters degree in Gender Studies or any relevant discipline of Social Science. 

Required Competencies:

  • Excellent understanding of the scope of safeguarding and particular challenges in supporting organisations to implement safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Organisation Development techniques which support departments, management and staff to implement change.
  • Proven experience of capacity building of staff and other stakeholders using participatory facilitation methods.
  • Ability to take necessary action/work under pressure.
  • Proven experience of capacity building of staff and other stakeholders using participatory facilitation methods.
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural team.
  • Must be a confident communicator and presenter with excellent written and spoken English

Experience Requirements:  

  • At least 7 to 10 years of comprehensive experience on safeguarding related issues e.g. child safeguarding or prevention of Sexual Exploitation and abuse preferably in humanitarian context, including experience of working in complex context like Afghanistan.
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience on addressing diversity and inequality issues within the workplace and programming.
  • Experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines on safeguarding.

Employment type: Contractual

Salary: Negotiable

If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

External candidates are requested to email their CVs with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at

Internal candidates are requested to apply with their latest CVs including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to

Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 23/2019 in the subject bar.

Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: 21 September 2019

BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and 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 policy and procedure include extensive background checks and disclosure of criminal records in order to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent.  

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer