Career Opportunity

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 five years consecutively by NGO Advisor.


Job Summary:

The Programme Head will lead all the COVID-19 related responses and projects in BRAC. The job area will vary from developing crisis management strategies to mentoring managers for responding effectively during crisis. The incumbent will not only be responsible for coordinating with the government health counterparts but also with different programmes and enterprises within BRAC in case of emergency responses.



Programme Head, COVID-19 Response; Health Nutrition and Population Programme (Contractual)

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Develop need-based crisis management strategies that are aligned with organisational strategies.
  • Lead the overall planning, budgeting, and implementation of emergency response projects from both the strategic and technical aspects.
  • Provide quality leadership and mentoring to Programme Managers for rapid response during disaster.
  • Guide the core programme in strategic decision making and technical assistance in developing and reshaping new models of healthcare.
  • Lead grants application and specific grants management; provide leadership in financial management including tracking of project budget.
  • Maintain close networking, partnership and coordination with different core and support programmes within the organisation.
  • Establish, manage and improve active and regular working relationships with government, donors and partner agencies and other relevant stakeholders at national and global level by participating in organisational, national and regional initiatives and events.
  • Establish a safeguarding culture across all level of the programme by implementing the safeguarding policy. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment



Educational Requirements:

MBBS with MPH from any recognised university. For candidates having relevant experience, the requirement for MBBS degree can be relaxed.


Experience Requirement:

Minimum 10 years’ of work experience in emergency crisis management with 2-3 years in a leadership role is required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge on crisis management and donor regulations
  • Knowledge on financial planning, budgeting and project management
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills 
  • Strong strategic thinking ability along with good analytical, problem solving and networking skills
  • Past experience in leading change management initiatives
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in both Bengali and English 


Salary & Benefits


Other Benefits: Festival Bonus, Health and Life Insurance and others

Job Location: BRAC Head Office

Last Apply Date: 14/Jun/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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