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BRAC’s vision is a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. The organisation was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 and acts as a catalyst, creating opportunities for people to transform their lives. BRAC believes in integrity, inclusiveness, effectiveness, and innovation in all areas of work. BRAC uses an integrated model to change systems of inequity, through social development programmes, humanitarian response, social enterprises, socially responsible investments and a university. It operates in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings in 11 countries across Asia and Africa.

BRAC is a global leader in developing cost-effective, evidence-based programmes, and has been ranked the #1 NGO in the world for the last five years consecutively by NGO Advisor.

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Position

Deputy General Manager or General Manager, Production (BRAC Seed and Agro Enterprise)

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Planning, budgeting, directing, implementing, evaluating & monitoring of Seed Production of Rice, Maize, Potato and Vegetable seed.
  • Provide support in developing enterprise strategy & plan and develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the seed and agro enterprise.
  • Ensure the annual budget allocation for production to support the activities to achieve the set goals and objectives.
  • Taking necessary steps to achieve budgeted production target of Rice, Maize, Potato and Vegetable seed.
  • Taking initiatives to release/ develop the variety as well as the production of F1/ OP variety of seed and provide technical support for development through multi-location trial varieties which is highly productive and tolerant/ resistant to biotic & abiotic stress.
  • Develop and maintain a strong relationship with international and national agriculture companies, research institutes as well as private seed companies for getting the updated market knowledge from across the world.
  • Providing appropriate suggestions & sharing to higher management for program expansion and also increase production growth synchronize with market demand.
  • Establish and oversee the proper monitoring and reporting structure to ensure the required quality of products and services and conduct quarterly evaluation according to the program evaluation framework.
  • Seeking quality inputs from local & global authentic sources which are needed for programme implementation.
  • Develop proper communication structure to communicate with clients and other stakeholders to gain community support for the programme and to solicit input to improve the programme.
  • Analyze weekly, monthly & yearly reports of production. Identify the inconsistency of target vs. achievement & provide appropriate suggestions to the relevant section.
  • Supporting the recruitment process to ensure proper supply of desired talents in the team and ensure proper development of team members through training, counseling, assignment, meeting and workshop etc. and
  • Ensuring the safety of team members from any harm, abuses, neglect, harassment, sexual exploitation and respect everyone to comply with BRAC safeguarding policy.

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Requirements

Educational Requirements:

The candidate should have B.Sc Ag/ M.Sc or MS in any agriculture subject ( major in Agriculture/Agronomy/Seed Technology/ Plant breeding candidates will get preference) with minimum CGPA 2.50 or 2nd division/ class or equivalent result in all academic examinations.

Experience Requirement:

At least 10 year(s)

Additional Requirements:

Minimum 10 years' experience in Seed Production at practical field where 05 years in leadership position.

Age: N/A

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Salary and Benefits

Salary:Negotiable

Other Benefits: Health and Life Insurance Benefit, Festival Bonuses, Compulsory Contributory Provident Fund, Gratuity and others

Job Location: Head office

Last Apply Date: 04/Apr/2020

BRAC believes every one of its employees, suppliers, downstream partners, visitors, clients and community including children, youth and vulnerable adults that come into contact regardless of age, race, religion, gender, disability or ethnic origin has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation. We guarantee assessment of candidates with disabilities who meet the essential requirements. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will do everything possible to ensure that those who are suitable to work within our values and beliefs are recruited to work for us. Any personal persuasion will result in disqualification of candidature.

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