Career with BRAC International
With over 100,000 employees reaching an estimated 138
million people, BRAC is the world’s largest non-governmental
BRAC is a development success story, spreading
anti-poverty solutions born in Bangladesh to 10 other developing
countries in Asia and Africa, making it a global leader in providing
opportunities for the world’s poor.
With a holistic approach that uses a wide array of tools
including microfinance, education, healthcare, legal services and more,
BRAC invests in communities’ own human and material resources,
catalysing 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. BRAC International is seeking
application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to
fill up the following position:
Gender and Child Protection Advisor
BRAC Afghanistan plans to implement an eight year long
project titled Continuation of Education for Marginalized Girls’ in
Afghanistan from April 2017 to March 2025 which will deal with 50,000
adolescent girls. The project considers gender and child protection as
an issue of red flag and therefore it has taken a very comprehensive
and robust plan to address them
A. Leading on all aspects of the implementation
of BRAC Afghanistan’s Child Protection Policy and that includes the
- Revise and update the BRAC Afghanistan Child Protection
Policy (CPP) incorporating and contextualizing the recent global
learning and updates on Child Protection (CP) issues.
- Establish a robust safe guarding mechanism across the
total departments of the organization that includes all prgrammes,
projects and departments..
- Enhance the capacity of all relevant organizational
staffs including partner NGOs by providing necessary training and
orientation on the CPP and issues.
- Establish effective reporting mechanism across the
organization (including field offices, CBGSs and TVET centres) as well
as referral mechanism to support the victims.
- 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 Child Protection.
Support BRAC Afghanistan to develop mechanism for regular
monitoring and reporting onsafe guarding issues as well as addressing
the issues in line with the taken policy and procedure.
- Leading on the programmatic CP works of the
Girls Education Challenge GEC_T project and that includes the
following roles and responsibilities :
- Provide technical guidance to the relevant project
staffs on the development of Child Protection programmes, tools and
techniques/ protection mechanisms in line with the GEC minimum
standards of CP.
- Contribute to develop and align/adjust programme
strategy, operational and management plans in line with the Child
Protection Policy and Strategies.
- Enhance the capacity of the project teams on
effective implementation of the CP tools and strategies; timely
monitoring of the CP mechanism and activities as well as functioning of
reporting and referral mechanisms.
- Support the partner NGOs to formulate their own CP
policy (currently those who have no policy) as well as build the
capacity of PNGOs’ staffs on implementation of their own CP policy,
strategies and activities.
- Strengthen the existing support mechanisms and work
closely with central and local counterparts to ensure that the GEC-T
interventions related to CP are culturally and contextually
- Contribute to the positive visibility and the positive
image and over all credibility of the organization through the
application of the BRAC's Child Protection Policies and Code of
- Ensure that GEC-T plans and implements the self-audit
tool of child protection following the GEC minimum standards of CP
regularly and prepare and submit the self- audit report to the donor as
- Ability to work, facilitate and lead a multi-cultural team.
- Willing to travel both within and outside country
- Confidence and innovation and willingness to learn
- Excellent understanding of Gender and Child Protections
issues, particularly in the context of conflicting countries like
- Sound knowledge on global and national Gender and Child Protection policies and guidelines.
- Experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines on Gender and Child Protection.
- Proven experience of capacity building of staff and
partners on Gender and Child Protection concepts, standards, policy and
- Ability to take necessary action/work under pressure.
- Must be a confident communicator and presenter with excellent written and spoken English.
- Master degree from any reputed University concentrating
on Gender Studies, Social Work, Psychology, Development Studies,
Public Administration, Sociology or any relevant subject.
- At least 5to 70 years of comprehensive experience on
Child Protection issues in humanitarian context, including experience
of working in complex context and 3 to 5 years of experience on
addressing gender and inequality issues in the fields of development.
Employment type: Contractual
Job Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:
External candidates need to email
their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years
of experience, current and expected salary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to email@example.com
Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 43/17 in the subject bar.
Only complete applications will be accepted and short
listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who applied earlier need
not to apply further
Application deadline: November 25, 2017
BRAC is an equal opportunities employer