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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

Associate Director, Health and Nutrition (Re-advertisement)

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Associate Director will provide strategic and technical leadership to develop transformative approaches for Health and Nutrition programme initiatives of BRAC International (BI).  Reporting to Senior Director-Programmes, s/he will work with the team to ensure programme standards and systems are in place and implemented across BI countries. S/he will also, ensure linkages to institutional advocacy, partnerships, fundraising, and internal technical and functional teams, and ensures consistency of approaches with other associated members of BRAC International. The Associate Director will establish a strong collaborative relationship with other key teams across BRAC and BI. Job responsibilities include but not limited to the following-

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Health and Nutrition team, and oversee the implementation of program strategy, work plan and initiatives.
  • Develop transformative technical approaches for Health and Nutrition and promote innovation for learning.
  • Assist country management on develop strategic direction to country Health and Nutrition, by ensuring transformation of BRAC values & learning to BRAC International. 
  • Rollout of Health and Nutrition programme strategy and ensure appropriate and effective integration of BI Health and Nutrition programme strategy and priorities of National Health Strategy of Government in BI countries.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the team to design, implement, and monitor and evaluate the programs through communication and regular field visit to the countries as requested and necessary.
  • Help country management to design new projects/proposals and review and provide technical input on proposals.
  • Bring innovation in terms of digitally enabled Health and Nutrition program to address newness in system.
  • Review and provide technical input on internal and external impact documents/ reports and other documents as needed.
  • Fosters donor relations and ensures consistent fundraising for Health and Nutrition programming.
  • Informs, learns from, and builds relationships with key stakeholders, affiliates and partners.
  • Build capacity of the team and ensure the documentation and dissemination of lessons learned from the programs.

Safeguarding:

  • Establish a safeguarding culture across all level of the program 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.

This is a re-advertisement and candidates applied earlier are requested not to apply further.

Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: 26 March 2020  

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Requirements

Educational Requirements:

MBBS/MPH/Master’s degree from reputed universities with major any relevant subjects areas.

Experience Requirement:

  • 10+ years’ experience in a senior technical or management position preferably in an NGO (an international organization managing complex programs), including program design, planning, implementation, administration and finance especially for Health and Nutrition programme.
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders and multicultural staff and work, team supervision and development
  • Demonstrated success in raising fund for Health and Nutrition programme.

Additional Requirements:

Required Competencies:

  • Results-driven with demonstrated success in planning, designing, monitoring and implementing of Health and Nutrition projects /activities
  • Demonstrated experience in project design and proposal development.
  • 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

Age: N/A

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Salary and Benefits

Salary:Negotiable

Job Location: BRAC International Head Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh/ BI countries preferably in Africa Region

Last Apply Date: 26/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 09

  • Establish a safeguarding culture across all level of the program 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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