Senior Child Safeguarding Adviser
Vijaya Baskar (Vijay) brings to his role as Senior Child Safeguarding Adviser, over 16 years of progressive work experience in the field of child rights and child protection. Before joining KCS, he worked in Malaysia as a Program Coordinator for Protect, and Save the Children. In this role, he advocated, both at a national and regional level (South East Asia), on advancing child rights and improving child protection mechanisms.
As part of Operation Thereva, he coordinated with and provided support to CEOP, the UK national crime agency, for implementing community child safeguarding activities with children and their families. During his tenure as Senior Program Coordinator at CHILDLINE India Foundation, Vijay initiated and provided training to child helpline partners in more than 10 locations in the South of India.
During the tsunami rehabilitation phase, he was given the challenging responsibility to initiate, train and coordinate the child helpline in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In 2007, he also managed the training of the child helpline team in the Maldives. Vijay’s competencies include programme development; programme management; training, child safeguarding auditing; advocacy; policy analysis; policy development; case management; networking and partnership building. He holds a Master degree in Social Work from Madras Christian College, India, and a certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility Foundation and Reporting by the Malaysian Institute of Management.