Career Opportunity With BRAC International

BRAC is a development success story, born in Bangladesh and expanding into 10 other developing countries in Asia and Africa. It spreads anti-poverty solutions making it a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor.

BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, and is today one of the top leaders in developing cost-effective, evidence-based poverty innovations in extremely poor, fragile and post-disaster settings. BRAC started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002 through its Dutch registered Stichting BRAC International. BRAC International is currently reaching over 19 million people beyond Bangladesh and creating opportunities to break the cycle of poverty.

With a holistic approach that uses a wide array of interventions including microfinance, education, healthcare, legal services and more, BRAC invests in communities’ own human and material resources, catalyzing 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. In February 2019, BRAC was ranked as the number one NGO in the world for the fourth consecutive year by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent media organisation committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector.

BRAC International is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:



Associate Director, Humanitarian Programme, BRAC International (Re-advertisement)

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Associate Director will play a leading role in strategic planning, coordination, and implementation of preparedness and emergency response in BI operation countries. He/she will be assisting the regional and country teams in developing emergency preparedness plans, and building their capacity to assess crisis situations and initiate, implement, monitor and evaluate response activities. The incumbent will take lead in designing and developing programmes and projects for the humanitarian response; ensure that proposals for funding are produced, donor reporting requirements are adhered to and are of the highest standard. He/she will monitor the on-going humanitarian situation in the countries, provide leadership to rapid deployment of the team and facilitate cross-programmatic collaboration, and identify and mobilize resources. He/she will also ensure the representation and engagement of BI external humanitarian clusters and policy forums to ensure commitments and accountability for the delivery of humanitarian policy and practices in the world.




Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic guidance on the overall preparedness planning and actions for the humanitarian programme. 
  • Assist the country offices to undertake strategic planning, develop Standard Operating Procedures, staff capacity building plans, etc.
  • Lead the development of BI Humanitarian Response Programme partnership strategy.
  • Provide leadership and appropriate technical support in delivering and implementing programme activities in BI countries timely and effectively.
  • Ensure all country staffs’ understanding and ability to perform their role in humanitarian programme implementation.
  • Ensure training modules and work closely with the training/capacity building team to train the Emergency Response Team (ERT) of BI operation countries in coordination with the Director BIHP, to ensure efficient delivery of supports of humanitarian response.
  • Arrange quarterly program review meetings with BIHP country teams in order to review the progress of programs and prepare a plan of action for the next quarter.
  • Explore the capacity building and learning opportunities (national and international) for the BI country teams.
  • Ensure basic preparedness system is introduced in all BI countries and system is operational.
  • Work closely with BIHP Director for developing fundraising strategies through successful engagement with donors, government agencies and development partners in the global humanitarian sector.
  • Engage in regular scanning of new programme opportunities and primary donors from global communities for humanitarian response.
  • Ensure the adherence of all humanitarian proposals and programs to common humanitarian and recognized technical standards (SPHERE) as well as the country-specific cluster guidelines.
  • Assist to produce high quality and timely emergency situation report and rapid damage and need assessment report for BIHP, within agreed reporting schedules as required
  • Help to establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with the key global and regional humanitarian agencies and partner organizations.
  • Represent BIHP in different coordination forums e.g. humanitarian clusters (Protection, Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education in Emergencies, etc.).
  • Represent BIHP in different policy and advocacy forums to ensure that BIHP’s efforts in humanitarian response are recognized and addressed in humanitarian policy and practice.
  • Ensure that BIHP represents its humanitarian response programmes and policy in an effective manner in all external forums.
  • Lead on all grant revisions, extensions, and donor reporting.
  • Ensure that lessons learnt are documented and shared with the humanitarian programme teams across BIHP operations countries.



Educational Requirements:

Master’s degree from reputed universities in Disaster Management, Social Science, Development Studies or its equivalent.

Experience Requirement:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a management position in both humanitarian preparedness and response and long-term development in an emergency response or fragile setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders and multicultural staff and work, team supervision and development

Additional Requirements:

  • Track record in programme design and proposal development, and experience with a thorough understanding of funding agencies and international organisations for humanitarian and nexus programming.
  • Experience in managing or leading the multi-sectorial humanitarian response.
  • Demonstrable competence in budget monitoring and management.
  • Strong commitment to support/develop the capacity of national staff.
  • Ability to deal with difficult, often frustrating work situations.
  • Demonstrated experience of working in insecure environments.
  • Ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrable competence in report writing.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication
  • Ability to work in a flexible, changing environment and perform effectively under pressure.
  • Leadership skills and developing others
  • Understanding of international social, political and economic issues and regional particularities
  • Data rational, finance and budgeting skills, analytical and resource optimization skills
  • Participative style, strong influencing skills
  • Appreciation of diversity and familiarity with multicultural environment

Age: N/A


Salary and Benefits


Other Benefits: As per HRPP of BRAC

Job Location: BRAC International Head Office or in BRAC International operating countries

Last Apply Date: 20/Feb/2020


Candidates will apply with CV, letter of interest, current & expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net & internal candidates will apply to internal.bi@brac.net & mention position name and AD# BI 03/2020 in the subject. BRAC is committed to safeguard children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, our hiring process includes extensive background checks and a criminal records disclosure. BRAC is an equal opportunities


BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment policy and procedure include extensive background checks and disclosure of criminal records in order to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent.  


BRAC is an equal opportunities employer

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