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Manager/Senior Manager - Child Safety and Advocacy

Manager/Senior Manager - Child Safety and Advocacy

Organization: Teach For India

Apply By: 27 Feb 2021

Location: Mumbai(Maharashtra)

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About the Organization:

At Teach For India, they’ve built a nationwide movement of leaders who are working relentlessly to end inequity in education. It’s been twelve years since we began this journey and today we have 900+ Fellows leading classrooms impacting 32,000 children across the country, Through their Fellowship, they infuse the largest pipeline of driven, skilled talent into the educational ecosystem and have a growing movement of 3400+ Alumni. Their Alumni work at all levels of the education system from teaching, teacher training, school leadership and community empowerment to education technology, policy, governance, and media as well as in the private sector. Cumulatively, their Alumni have founded 150+ organisations in the social sector with 200 of them occupying senior leadership and CXO positions across organisations.

Position: Manager/Senior Manager, Child Safety and Advocacy

Summary:

Through its Fellowship program, Teach For India impacts 32,000 students across our 7 cities. As we enter new classrooms and our students grow older, the importance of keeping all of our children safe is growing more urgent and consequential. we recognize the importance of keeping child safety at the center of our work. The Manager/Senior Manager, Child Safety and Advocacy will be the central point of contact for managing child and vulnerable adult protection issues within all Teach For India intervention schools. S/he will work closely with the City Child Protection Officers (CCPOs), our regional representatives, to ensure compliance and governance with Teach For India’s Child Protection Policy.

Responsibilities:

Vision and Strategy

  • Developing an overarching vision, strategy, and approach to child safety and protection in Teach For India
  • Maintaining in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to child safety and protection, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partnering with the legal department as needed/required, and translating the same to guidance and policies for implementing in cities through CCPOs
  • Keeping up to date with developments in the field of child protection, by attending relevant training or events and reading relevant bulletins and publications
  • Developing innovative solutions that are student-centric and anchored in student voice & empowerment

Implementation through awareness building and consistency

  • Creating training and designing awareness mechanisms to ensure that the policy is widely understood by all Fellows & Staff
  • Identifying, cultivating, and evaluating partnerships that support the care of children including legal support, potential shelter homes, child counselors/psychologists, medical professionals, and hospitals to support in extreme cases of breakdown of physical health
  • Standardizing operating procedures and protocols so as to ensure consistency in response to CPP violations across cities
  • Thought partnering with CCPOs on building awareness in students on child safety, identifying abuse and reporting mechanism for the same

Advocacy, Mentoring and Decision Making

  • Raising awareness of the Child Protection Officer role to parents/carers, adults and children
  • Training and skill-building for all CCPOs in the form of 1:1 check-ins, group sessions, shadowing them in the city etc.
  • Supporting to CCPOs to identify and cultivate partnerships at a city level to bring in expertise to child safety cases
  • Handling sensitive, high-severity child protection cases across Cities (for example, child sexual abuse cases in cities)
  • Overseeing accurate, confidential, and up to date documentation on all cases of safeguarding and child protection by all CCPOs
  • Supporting Program Leads and CCPOs in designing and leading training for Fellows and Staff on supporting students with behavioral challenges
  • Advocate for child safety issues and rights with local and national government officials
  • Locate and secure collaborative projects with governments to ensure greater safety for children
  • Spread awareness of child protection implications within our community

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitoring and reviewing the implementation of the Child Protection Policy (CPP) and documentation and procedures to ensure they are adhered to remain current and fit for purpose
  • Conducting monthly/quarterly review meetings with all CCPCs to strengthen response protocols and procedures
  • Data collection from CCPOs to identify gaps and strengthen existing mechanisms
  • Organization-wide reporting (including to the Senior Leadership Team and Board) on prevention and learning

Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:

Minimum:

  • Ability to manage change in a complex work environment
  • Ability to operate with high integrity, confidentiality and sound judgement
  • Ability to identify solutions that are child-centric, rooted in student voice & empowerment
  • 3+ years of relevant field/social work experience with children
  • Excellent English communication skills - written and verbal

Preferred:

  • Previous experience of managing teams and projects
  • Innovation & creativity
  • Ability to speak any other local language is preferred
How to apply

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