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Career Opportunity With BRAC International

Career 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 2020, BRAC was ranked as the number one NGO in the world for the fifth 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:

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Position

Head of Communications

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Head of Communications leads the BRAC International (BI) Communications team to ensure the development and successful deployment of BI communication strategy, to strengthen and promote the BRAC brand and the reputation of the organisation and to support the communication needs of the BI operating countries and programmes.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all internal and external communication of BRAC International.
  • Coordinating the group of in-country communications managers, ensuring their capacity development and timely delivery of communications products.
  • Ensuring that agreed key messages are used consistently in all communications and are in line with BRAC’s core values and central messaging format.
  • Developing communications product ideas for best representing BRAC International among key stakeholders.
  • Provide technical support to the communications managers for developing and implementing country specific communications strategy and yearly work plans.
  • Manage the updating process of website, coordinate video production, manage social media content, write blogs and op-eds, and prepare the quarterly newsletter Interface.
  • Prepare newsletter; circulate information on important news, events, workshops, seminars, etc.
  • Content sign-off of all published documents and style guide check.
  • Generate report from communications managers.
  • Work closely with affiliates at BRAC USA and BRAC UK, and BRAC’s central communications team.
  • Preparing branding/ marking strategies/ advocacy campaigns for specific projects.

 

Others (Safeguarding):

  • Establish a safeguarding culture across all levels of the programme by implementing the safeguarding policy. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
  • Responsible to ensure team members are appropriately trained, supported and have access to resources regarding issues that are identified and actioned in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure.
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

Required Competencies

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Ability to understand complex economic, social, environmental and technological issues, and translate them into understandable and creative narratives
  • The ability to build compelling stories and deliver them in various formats
  • Proficient in use of multiple social media platforms
  • Ability to manage multiple communication projects simultaneously whilst dealing with ambiguity, adversity and real-time adjustments and changes
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and delegate work effectively, work to strict deadlines, manage budgets and resources and implement organizational policy
  • Ability to work effectively, build relationships and gain respect of diverse groups, including executives, content and business owners, and event teams
  • Lateral thinking and the capacity to listen to other people's points of view, and understand and integrate multiple perspectives
  • Strong team spirit with a passion for managing teams composed of people from different cultures, fields and backgrounds

 Employment type: Contractual / Regular

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Requirements

Educational Requirements:

Masters/Graduate in Mass communication, Development studies, English or any other relevant education from recognized university with minimum second class/Division or equivalent CGPA in all academic records.

Experience Requirement:

  • 8 to 10 years’ experience in communication in a multicultural, matrix organisation. Experience in the development sector is desirable, but not mandatory.

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Salary and Benefits

Salary:Negotiable

Job Location: Head Office, BRAC International, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Last Apply Date: 20/Mar/2020


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If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly: External candidates need to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to internal.bi@brac.net Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 0

  • Establish a safeguarding culture across all levels of the programme by implementing the safeguarding policy. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
  • Responsible to ensure team members are appropriately trained, supported and have access to resources regarding issues that are identified and actioned in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure.
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

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