Programme Head, Community Empowerment Programme

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Provide a strategic leadership and management guidance in developing the overall strategy, implementation and administration of CEP to ensure that the programme meets its strategic and operational objectives based on organisation’s strategy
Generate innovative ideas and leading design projects/ pilots in the area of promoting Women’s Transformational Leadership, Ending Violence Against Women, SDG-16 and create interest of new donor agencies, development partners and mobilise fund and other resources
Ensure timely response to identified call for proposals/ RFPs/ EOIs from different donors and lead the process of development of technical and financial proposals, project concept notes etc.
Lead to operationalise new initiatives/ pilots under CEP to ensure cost effective sustainable models including exploring cost recovery models
Lead CEP team to develop advocacy strategy and communication strategy on women leadership, ending VAW in collaboration with others nationally and globally including enhance networking with the Government, CBOs, NGOs, INGOs and Media to achieve women empowerment’s advocacy goals
Support the knowledge and communication unit for capturing lessons learned and best practices from existing interventions and new initiatives. Prepare and finalise all progress reports, periodic reports, donor reports etc. as required
Ensure Programme Quality through strengthening monitoring and MIS mechanisms for tracking changes, outputs and results of all components and projects of CEP. Also explore opportunities to digitise MIS & M&E system of the programme/ projects
Oversight of timely planning of AOP, budget, finance and accounts, audit and its review of the department
Oversee CEP’s communications and documentation related activities, development of IEC, BCC and any other communications materials, ensure timely submission of donor reports, and maintain effective communication and liaison with donors, development partners and other relevant stakeholders
Represent BRAC and CEP in various forums related to women leadership, people’s organisation, community empowerment and ending VAW at national, regional and international levels including improve strategic linkages with the Government line ministries and policy makers, donor agencies and Development Partners (DPs)
Managing staff and supervise the key staff of CEP at HO and review annual / mid-year performance appraisal of programme staffs
Establish a safeguarding culture across all levels of the programme by implementing the safeguarding policy and follow its reporting procedure in case of any reportable incident. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise for establishing a safe working environment and ensure that team members have the required means to act in accordance with the policy and its procedure



Educational Requirements: Masters in Social Science/ Sociology/ Anthropology/ Development Studies/ Women and Gender Studies/ Political Science/ Development Management from any recognized university with all second class/ division or equivalent GPA/ CGPA 2.00 in all academic examinations


Experience Requirement: At least 10 years of experience in a national or international development organisation in an equivalent position with strong skills and capacity in managing interventions on Institution Building, Social Mobilisation, Women Empowerment, VAWG, Local Governance and Access to Information including 5 years of managerial experience

Additional Requirements:
Have knowledge on current national and global development trends related to women empowerment, community organising and social mobilisation, rights based approach, gender, good governance, access to information, results based management tools and techniques, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes, communications tools
Must demonstrate accountability, collaboration, creativity, integrity and adaptability
Have leadership ability and people management skills
Have skills on operations management, strategic thinking, decision making and problem solving, communication and documentation, programme/ project management, conflict and risk management, project design and proposal writing

Age: N/A


Salary & Benefits


Other Benefits: Festival Bonus, Contributory Compulsory Provident Fund, Gratuity, Health and life Insurance and others

Job Location: BRAC Head Office

Last Apply Date: 23/Jul/2019

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