Associate Director-Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood

Job Description/Responsibilities:
The Associate Director will provide strategic and technical leadership to develop transformative approaches for Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood (AFSL) initiatives of BRAC International (BI). Reporting to Senior Director-Programs, s/he will work with the team to ensure program standards and systems are in place and implemented across BI countries. S/he will also, ensure linkages to institutional advocacy, partnerships, fundraising, and internal technical and functional teams, and ensures consistency of approaches with other associated members of BRAC International. The Associate Director will establish a strong collaborative relationship with other key teams across BRAC and BI. Job responsibilities include but not limited to the following- Key Responsibilities:
Lead the Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood (AFSL) team, and oversee the implementation of program strategy, work plan and initiatives.
Develop transformative technical approaches for agriculture, food security and livelihood and promote innovation for learning.
Assist country management on develop strategic direction to country agriculture, food security and livelihood program, by ensuring transformation of BRAC values & learning to BRAC International.
Rollout of AFSL programme strategy and ensure appropriate and effective integration of gender, market analysis, private sector contribution and impact of small holder marginal farmer as per AFSL programme strategy.
Provide technical support and guidance to the team to design, implement, and monitor and evaluate the programs through communication and regular field visit to the countries as requested and necessary.
Help country management to design new projects/proposals and review and provide technical input on proposals.
Bring innovation in terms of digitally enabled agriculture, food security and livelihood program to address newness in system.
Review and provide technical input on internal and external impact documents/ reports and other documents as needed.
Fosters donor relations and ensures consistent fundraising for agriculture, food security and livelihood programming.
Informs, learns from, and builds relationships with key stakeholders, affiliates and partners.
Build capacity of the team and ensure the documentation and dissemination of lessons learned from the programs. Safeguarding:
Establish a safeguarding culture across all level of the program 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.



Educational Requirements: Master’s degree from reputed universities in Agriculture/ Poultry & Livestock/ Development studies/Any relevant subjects.


Experience Requirement:
10+ years’ experience in a senior technical or management position preferably in an NGO (an international organization managing complex programs), including program design, planning, implementation, administration and finance especially for AFSL program.
Demonstrated experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders and multicultural staff and work, team supervision and development
Demonstrated success in raising fund for Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood program.

Additional Requirements:
Results-driven with demonstrated success in planning, designing, monitoring and implementing of agriculture, food security and livelihood projects /activities
Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and commitment to Livelihoods, Food security, value chain development and market development programme.
Demonstrated excellence in communication
Ability to work in a flexible, changing environment and perform effectively under pressure.
Leadership skills and developing others
Understanding of international social, political and economic issues and regional particularities
Data rational, finance and budgeting skills, analytical and resource optimization skills
Participative style, strong influencing skills
Appreciation of diversity and familiarity with multicultural

Age: N/A


Salary & Benefits


Other Benefits: As per HRPP of BRAC

Job Location: BRAC International Head Office or in BRAC International operating countries

Last Apply Date: 20/Nov/2019

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Or Candidates will apply with CV, letter of interest, current & expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net & internal candidates will apply to internal.bi@brac.net & mention position name, AD# 57/19BI in the subject bar. BRAC is an equal opportunities employer. BRAC is committed to safeguard children, young people & vulnerable adults & expects all employees & volunteers to share this commitment. So, our hiring process includes extensive background checks and a criminal records disclosure.