British Council Career Jobs – Regional Child Protection Manager

Organisation: British
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of
Child Protection
About BC:
The British Council is the
world’s leading cultural relations organisation and creates opportunities for
people in the UK and worldwide to understand each other, to work together and
learn from one another. We see this as crucial to building secure, more
prosperous and sustainable futures for us all. We build trust and understanding
between different countries and cultures and develop strong international links
that are of benefit to people in Britain and the rest of the world. We call
this work – cultural relations.
The British Council engages
with millions of children directly and indirectly annually. Children engage in
a wide range of activities, both digital and offline, including learning
English, taking exams and participating in a broad span of programmes and
projects. These activities are organised by our staff and implementing partners
and delivered on or off British Council premises, involving frequent and
intermittent contact including overnight stays. Protecting children that come
into contact with the British Council, whether directly or through our
partners, therefore, is a top priority reflected in a zero tolerance risk
appetite for child protection and organisational membership of Keeping Children
Safe (KCS).
Job Summary: The Regional
Child Protection Manager will provide regional leadership in MENA (Middle East
North Africa) and SSA (Sub Saharan Africa) on the implementation, monitoring and
evaluation of the British Council Child Safe Programme.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure
    effective network coordination in MENA & SSA to aid a consistent
    organisational approach to child protection.
  • Steer
    the implementation of a child safe programme in MENA and SSA, with an
    emphasis on ensuring a culture of proactive child protection systems and
    safe practice.
  • Develop,
    review and promote organisational systems and procedures to help prevent
    and respond to child protection incidents.
  • Design
    and deliver child protection training to improve staff knowledge and
  • Offer
    specialist advice and support to staff in MENA & SSA.
  • Collect
    information and communicate key messages on child protection to raise
    staff and customer awareness and promote our organisational commitment to
    keeping children safe.
  • Improve
    recruitment and employment practices in all sectors working with children.
  • Carry
    out casework involving internal child protection enquiries and
    investigations as and when required.
  • Actively
    coordinate the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of child
    protection work in MENA and SSA.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    British Council Child Protection Manager should have significant work
    experience in the child protection sector including experience in at least
    one country that is not your country of origin.        
  • The
    ideal candidate should also hold a professional graduate or post graduate
    qualification in a child protection related field such as Social Work,
    Education, Law or Health. Be a Professionally registered social worker.            
  • Working
    knowledge of Child protection casework
  • Professional
    analysis and judgement
  • Conducting
    enquiries and Investigations
  • Skills
    in conducting interviews
  • Recording
  • Skills
    in Reporting writing
  • Excellent
    communication skills
  • Reading
    & writing
  • Excellent
    speaking & listening skills
  • Ability
    to understand the audience
  • Skills
    in knowledge sharing             
  • Fluency
    in written and spoken English
NB: Original
certificates will be requested.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join the British Council in the
aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online at the web link below.
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