Team Lead, Policy Research and Evidence; Advocacy for Social Change (ASC)

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Lead policy advocacy initiatives of BRAC through research, evidence creating and development of appropriate strategy for implementation.
Lead timely and effective implementation of the advocacy strategy drawn for each of the advocacy topics/issues.
Develop partnership with Government agencies, UN organizations, international organizations, likeminded agencies and individuals including opinion leaders in support of the policy agenda.
Manage and lead policy research and evidence creating initiatives for internal and external consumption including for Government agencies specifically outlining policy responses and expected impact in life of underserved communities
Lead high impact report publications to sensitize the external and internal stakeholders on policy issues
Lead and manage policy Advocacy team members and act as mentor and guide the professional development of the team members to successfully undertake their roles and improve their capacity.
Monitor national policy environment to provide necessary suggestions to the Programme Director and the programme head to take timely initiative for influencing specific policies that is of interest to BRAC.
Manage in designing, organising, and coordinating national and international advocacy events in conjunction with other BRAC programmes
Work closely with other BRAC programmes to lead the development of clear, innovative, consistent and coherent messaging for BRAC national and global advocacy.
Support the Programme Director in providing necessary updates and information on policy advocacy work to senior management and potential donors and stakeholders.
Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.



Educational Requirements:
Masters in Science/Social Science in Public Administration, Public Policy, Development Studies, Economics, Business Administration or any relevant field with a minimum CGPA 2.5 or above from any recognized University


Experience Requirement:
Minimum 8 years’ work experience of policy reform, research and advocacy agenda implementation

Additional Requirements:
In depth knowledge of policy making, legislative process and government structure of Bangladesh;
Knowledge of current development policy trends and frameworks, especially the Sustainable Development Goals and in particular youth development;
Experience in and capable to communicating with high level legislative and executive branch policy-makers and staff;
Demonstrated technical expertise in the policy analysis and advocacy;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and fluent written/spoken English

Age: N/A


Salary & Benefits


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

Job Location: BRAC Head Office

Last Apply Date: 13/Nov/2019

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