Programme Head; BRAC Humanitarian Programme

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Provide strategic and operational guidance to respective Team Leads for developing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), disaster preparedness and capacity development plan to ensure that they accomplish their assigned activities effectively in line with Annual Operational Plan (AOP)
Management and oversight of disaster preparedness, emergency response, DRR and capacity building teams to implement their operational plans in line with AOP
Provide management support to teams to ensure that Contingency Plan on disaster preparedness and emergency response are in place and practice at national and district level
Guide respective Team Leads to conduct assessment for designing Emergency Response (ER) strategies, and implementation plans considering the contexts and requirements
Undertake appropriate measures to enhance the organizational capacity in order to respond quickly on any natural and human-induced disasters/ hazards as per Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)/ Disaster Management Steering Committee/ senior management’s decision
Ensure planning, designing of training curriculum for ICS, UDMT, community and implementing capacity development plan as per AOP to strengthen the capacity of BRAC staff at organisational level as well as community
Collaborate with programme development team for resource mobilisation to undertake innovative intervention on DRR, ER & preparedness and capacity building
Ensure that all projects meet the donor and BRAC’s financial compliance and standards in accordance with agreement/ contract/ MoU with development partners/ other programmes
Ensure tracking budgets and good governance in project financial management and project implementation
Undertake measures to ensure updated version of SOP, which is practiced by all relevant programmes within BRAC
Undertake measures to address compliance related issues as per the findings of internal/ external audits and monitoring & evaluation studies etc.
Represent BRAC in different national/ regional forums, platforms/ networks and maintain productive relationships with relevant stakeholders
Oversee people management and create a performance evaluation and management culture across the teams
Coordinate and collaborate with Humanitarian Crisis Management Project, BRAC International’s Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Response teams and Humanitarian Leadership Academy, BRAC University etc. as per demand of BRAC Humanitarian Programme



Educational Requirements: Masters in Disaster Management/ Environmental Science/ Social Science/ Development or any other related discipline (not limited to and mandatory)


Experience Requirement: Minimum 10 years of experience with proven programme management/ operations in disaster management and or humanitarian sector/ Disaster Risk Reduction related works with significant experience in the context of emergency response/ humanitarian crisis management

Additional Requirements:
Sound knowledge of diverse development approaches, disaster management, DRR, programme/ project management, humanitarian principles /standards/ code of conducts etc.
Proven leadership skills with ‘can-do’ approach
Flexible attitude, with the ability to lead and inspire diverse teams
Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and ability to develop trusting relationships with external organizations and stakeholders
Ability to represent BRAC to different forum, governments, partners, donors, communities and other stakeholders

Age: N/A


Salary & Benefits


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

Job Location: BRAC Head Office

Last Apply Date: 04/Aug/2019

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