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Career Opportunity

BRAC envisions a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. Over the last 45 years we have grown to become the largest non-profit development organisation in the world, and our work has empowered millions of people living in poverty to take control of their lives. Reaching an estimated 138 million people, with staff in thousands of offices across 11 countries, as well as affiliate offices in another three, a career at BRAC offers you endless ways to make a change in our world. 

Social Innovation Lab (SIL) is a cross-disciplinary platform for our staff to learn about best practices in development, generate ideas, experiment, and share knowledge about scalable innovations with the global development community. SIL works as a knowledge and experimentation hub, and has been continuously supporting BRAC for staying ahead of the curve by capitalising on emerging opportunities and catalysing innovation throughout the organisation.

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Position

Project Coordinator, Administration, HBCC, Social Innovation Lab (SIL)


Job Description/Responsibilities:

We are looking for a highly organized, driven, and dedicated individual with a passion for development to join the Social Innovation Lab and drive forward our work as part of the Hygiene & Behaviour Change Coalition. 

Through the Hygiene and Behavior Change Coalition, BRAC is aiming over the next 12 months to enable communities across Bangladesh to build long-term hygiene practices, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and protect against future outbreaks and diseases. We aim to reach 10 million people directly in our communities via our interventions, by focusing primarily on mass awareness and information dissemination to targeted vulnerable populations, in-person communications and hygiene demonstration, and the installation of handwashing stations in heavily frequented locations. A key component of this project will focus on incorporating a behavioural lens into designing, deploying and evaluating our interventions to generate knowledge on the effectiveness of campaigns and gather evidence of what works to combat crisis situations in the future. 

You will play a critical role in ensuring the successful execution of Hygiene & Behaviour Change Coalition project and its implementation. You will assist the project manager with facilitating the project activities by working with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and by taking a lead on coordination with stakeholders for ensuring timely and quality deliverables.

As project coordinator, you will help project execution by managing logistics, compiling reports, coordinating meetings, resources, equipment and information.

For this position: The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter with the ability to think critically, work collaboratively, and adapt quickly in a flexible environment. S/he will also demonstrate a passion for development initiatives in conjunction with strategic planning processes. They must have the ability to exercise good judgment, to demonstrate proficient project management skills related to development activities and behaviour change communications, and to use discretion in interactions with team members. 

Responsibilities:

  • Managing key administrative and logistical components of the HBCC project.
  • Maintaining regular communication with project stakeholders. 
  • Identifying new opportunities for cross-programme collaboration. 
  • Supporting partnerships to amplify impact of the project. 
  • Preparing quarterly reports to the donor. 
  • Organizing meetings, trainings, and field visits. 
  • Liaising with project stakeholders for timely and quality deliverables.
  • Maintaining thorough documentation of project updates and adjustments, and roll-out of implementation activities.
  • Developing schedule for activity planning and sequencing. 
  • Bringing together essential reports, blogs, update emails and presentations that can be shared with senior leadership and/or external audiences. 
  • Documenting lessons learned, challenges, field visits, meeting notes.  Maintaining and disseminating knowledge management related materials, as appropriate. 
  • 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.

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Requirements

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree any discipline from any recognised university.


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Experience Requirement:

  • 1-3 years of experience in local or international corporate or development sector, preferably in knowledge management, partnership development and communications. 
  • Understanding of hygiene and behaviour change communication preferred. 


Age: N/A

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Salary & Benefits

Salary:Negotiable

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

Job Location: BRAC Head Office

Last Apply Date: 15/Jul/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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Or Interested candidates are requested to email their updated CV and one (1) writing sample that showcases their passion or research acumen to aurin.ss@brac.net mentioning the name of the position: Project Coordinator, Administration, HBCC in subject line.