Country Representative, BRAC Liberia

Job Description/Responsibilities:
BRAC in Liberia was established in 2008 to alleviate poverty through our holistic, integrated approach. Our programmes currently reach across 10 counties of Liberia. Our micro-finance programme provides micro and small enterprise loans, reaching areas not covered by banks. We operate 33 public primary schools in partnership with the government and 30 community based early childhood development centres. Our clubs for adolescents empower girls economically and socially by providing life skills, livelihoods training and creating access for them to receive microloans. We also focus on reproductive health, family planning, maternal, newborn and child health, as well as prevention and control of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. We are scaling poultry and agro-solutions and exploring social enterprise and improved technology through our feed mill. We also conducted Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Assessment of six counties to integrate risk reduction in our food security programme. In 2017, BRAC in Liberia was honored by the President of Liberia, Her Excellency Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, for our contribution towards alleviating poverty in the country. The President admitted BRAC into the Humane Order of Africa Redemption and conferred upon us the Grade of “Knight Commander”. Key Responsibilities: Summary of duties: Overall leadership and management of the Liberia Country Programme of BRAC International (BI). Provide strategic leadership and direction in BRAC Liberia including country strategy and Annual Operating Plan (AOP) development, quality progarmme development and implementation, resource mobilization and finance and human resource management according to the relevant values, policies, protocols and standards of BRAC and BRAC Liberia and build a sustainable country operation. The country representative will represent BRAC International in the country at different platforms and ensure its profile and reputation with stakeholders are strong and reflect organizational value, vision and mission. S/he is expected to work closely with regional and head office teams to fulfill the duties/responsibilities of the position. Specific duties:
Lead the development and implementation of high quality country strategic plan and AOP relevant to the local context and the organizational priorities
Lead, guide and supervise the program managers on planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the projects to ensure the effective and efficient execution of project deliverables
Lead and oversee the grants acquisition and management effort in the country ensuring long-term health of the portfolio and achievement of annual targets.
Strengthen the financial sustainability of programs and operations through effective and efficient resource development effort, outstanding healthy financial ratios, and effective budget administration.
Ensure adequate systems are in place and followed, regarding program procurements, management and maintenance of project assets, regular inventories and similar activities
Develop brand and reputation among foreign and national governments, partners, donors and other stakeholders, and develop and maintain productive relationships and be the BRAC’s representative and spokesperson to all publics, including local and international media/ audience
Direct and manage staffing in the country while focusing on developing capabilities appropriate to the strategic and operational needs of projects/programs and also the needs of both the present and the future within the country and create ownership among local staff
Ensure proper and transparent management of resources and reporting systems are established in the country in accordance with the policy and procedures and all regulatory requirements of BRAC, host country governments and donor’s policy
Visit projects to encourage, advice, build relationships, evaluate and inspect the funded projects. Accordingly follow-up with the program managers on the findings of audit, risk register and monitoring report
Drive, develop, and ensure the adaption, integration, and learning around key areas including safeguarding, gender equity and diversity, monitoring and evaluation framework, risk management registrar in place and updated regularly.
Uphold, promote, follow and apply the Core Values and Mission of BRAC in the host country
Establish a safeguarding culture across all level 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. Additional:
Consult with Lawyers to resolve legal issue
Organize national and international workshop/seminar to represent the BRAC and commence new initiatives
Attend different national/ International events
Engagement with different service providers to ensure input procurements for smooth implementation of programme activities
Organize and participate in inter program coordination meeting like Audit review committee meeting, Country Management Team (CMT) meeting, compliance meeting
Communicate and discuss with other civil society, organizations, (CSOS), relevant persons & bodies like Educationist, economist to find out the members for advisory committee.



Educational Requirements: Masters in any Discipline.


Experience Requirement:
10+ years’ experience proven programme management experience in a developing country setting
Preferred to have experience as Country Director/equivalent role or Deputy Country Director/ equivalent role in INGOs

Additional Requirements:
Professional knowledge in diverse development approaches Demonstrable leadership, organizational, managerial and communication skills
Ability to think strategically, conceptualize new ideas, digest and analyze complex information and present coherent work plan or implementation plan
Understanding of BRAC core competencies so that program knowledge and skills can be transferred
Entrepreneurial and proactive
Possess professional attitude and diligence and able to work independently as well as work in a team
Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently
Proven skills in networking and relationship building
Strong analytical and information gathering skills
Excellent writing and facilitation skills
Strong communication and representational skills
Strong administrative skills
Cultural sensitivity

Age: N/A


Salary & Benefits


Other Benefits: Employment type: Contractual

Job Location: Country Office, Monrovia, Liberia

Last Apply Date: 20/Jun/2019

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Or Candidates need to email their CVs with a letter of interest, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net and mention position name and AD# BI 19/19 in the subject bar. 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 employer.