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BRAC’s vision is a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. The organisation was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 and acts as a catalyst, creating opportunities for people to transform their lives. BRAC believes in integrity, inclusiveness, effectiveness, and innovation in all areas of work. BRAC uses an integrated model to change systems of inequity, through social development programmes, humanitarian response, social enterprises, socially responsible investments and a university. It operates in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings in 11 countries across Asia and Africa.

BRAC is a global leader in developing cost-effective, evidence-based programmes, and has been ranked the #1 NGO in the world for the last four years consecutively by NGO Advisor.



Senior Sector Specialist (Counseling), Community Empowerment Programme

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Develop a community based psychosocial support model for the host community in collaboration with concerned experts in the field (BIED and others) 
  • Capacity development and follow-up of community people (Monobondhu, para counselors) from the host community of Cox’s Bazar on identification and Psychological First Aid (PFA) to provide primary psychological support for violence survivors coordinating with PPS team
  • Monitor and supervise the trained Monobondhu/ para counselors in Cox’s Bazar
  • Increase mental strength of violence survivors by providing them psychosocial counseling as individuals and group
  • Capacity development and sensitise BRAC Promoting peaceful society project staff through orientation on psychosocial counseling and Psychological First Aid (PFA)
  • Provide tele-counseling services and ensure supports to survivors as and when necessary
  • Keep working relationship with other relevant service providers (e.g. OCC) and take necessary steps to link the survivors with emergency medical support and rehabilitation
  • Capture learning and critical observation, maintain documentation of psychosocial counseling, develop reports, update training modules, prepare handbook etc.
  • Provide need based counseling support to internal BRAC field staff (e.g. SHRC survivors)
  • Networking with GO and NGO and other humanitarian actors especially at Cox’s Bazar for the prevention of violence against women and mental well-being of the community
  • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the safeguarding goals while acting as a key source of support, guidance and expertise for establishing a safe working environment in accordance to its reporting procedures. Practice, promote, encourage and endorse the safeguarding policy and implementation standards among team members in case of any reportable incident



Educational Requirements:

Masters in Clinical Psychology/ Counseling Psychology from any reputed university with all second class/ division or equivalent GPA/ CGPA in all academic examinations. Advanced degree/ certification courses on psychosocial counseling is preferable


Experience Requirement:

At least 2 years of experience of providing psychosocial counseling to violence survivors and ensure need based support, research etc.

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge on psychological counseling skill, psychotherapy, progressive muscular relaxation skill to the adult, children and survivors
  • Skills on training and capacity building  
  • Good Understanding on Gender equality and women empowerment  
  • Strong Understanding on GJ&D’s goals and objectives and BRAC gender strategy
  • Have skills on cross-cultural  sensitivity, time management, leadership,  analytical ability, multitasking, communication, presentation skill and report  writing                                     
  • Have competency on adaptability, teamwork, relation building and change management

Age: N/A


Salary & Benefits


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

Job Location: BRAC field Office (Cox’s Bazar)

Last Apply Date: 29/Jan/2020

BRAC believes every one of its employees, suppliers, downstream partners, visitors, clients and community including children, youth and vulnerable adults that come into contact regardless of age, race, religion, gender, disability or ethnic origin has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation. We guarantee assessment of candidates with disabilities who meet the essential requirements. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will do everything possible to ensure that those who are suitable to work within our values and beliefs are recruited to work for us. Any personal persuasion will result in disqualification of candidature.

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