Head of Operations, Ultra-Poor Graduation Programme

Job Description/Responsibilities:
BRAC’s Ultra-Poor Graduation (UPG) programme in Bangladesh, formerly known as Targeting the Ultra Poor (TUP) programme, is recognised worldwide as the pioneer of the Graduation approach and acclaimed for its innovative and holistic solution to ultra poverty. This approach aim to enable ultra-poor households to achieve key milestones towards sustainable livelihoods and socioeconomic resilience, in order to progress along a pathway out of extreme poverty. Since it began in 2002 to December 2018, the programme has served more than 1.9 million ultra-poor households in Bangladesh and also implementing this approach globally in different context.Currently the programme is running its operation in 44 districts across Bangladesh with a large workforce of more than 2700. Incumbent is responsible to lead the implementation of Ultra-Poor Graduation Programme across the country effectively and efficiently as well as to provide Technical Assistance (TA) to adapt the graduation approach in different countries.
Contribute in developing programme strategy to improve the design of existing programme and preparing new concept notes, proposals, budgets, planning for new new project.
Finalise programme’s operational strategy and design effective implementation process to increase the programme efficiency.
Provide technical assistance (strategy development, training, proposal and documents review, tools development) to adapt the graduation model in different context and new target populations.
Oversee all aspects of implementation and management of the UPG Programme interventions, including special projects , through supervising and monitoring the field operation, developing detail implementation plan, different training and orientation material etc.
Develop feedback mechanism; ensure flow of authentic information to assist management in order to make effective decisions.
Regular analysis of budget, identify deviation and develop plan for adjustment in order to establish good efficient financial management. Responsible for managing overall field administration including disciplinary management, logistics, etc.
Develop coordination mechanism and ensure close work relationship between operation and other units (M&E, technical team, etc) to ensure proper services, optimum use of resources and to make appropriate strategic decisions and changes.
Develop strategic and leadership skills of the team through field visit, hands on coaching, mentoring, effective meeting, proper orientation based on individual and overall need of the programme.
Develop staffing and capacity development plan through analyzing programme targets, need assessment, coordinate with relevant department and follow up proper execution of the plan.
Ensure employee retention and succession plan at different level of staff and promoting gender diversity.



Educational Requirements: Masters preferably in Social Science/ Development Studies/ Business Administration or related discipline from any recognised educational institute.


Experience Requirement: Minimum 7 years of working experience (at least 3 years in managerial position) in the development sector, preferably demonstrable experience of working with extreme poverty, livelihoods and disadvantaged groups in the Bangladesh and global context.

Additional Requirements:
Wide range of understanding on poverty dynamics of different context nationally and globally
Strong understanding of gender and economic development issues and experience in integrating these into programme practice.

Age: n/a


Salary & Benefits


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

Job Location: BRAC Head Office

Last Apply Date: 21/Oct/2019

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