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.



Head of Research & Insights, BRAC Microfinance Programme

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize and develop a contemporary and right fit Research & Insights unit for Microfinance programme.
  • Build a system to analyze and capture insights on microfinance clients and their changing needs, the landscape of the sector as a whole, emerging trends etc.
  • Influence high level strategic decision making process of the programme to measure client centric interventions and social performance goals with in-depth research output.
  • Conduct gap analysis of research needs for the programme and its different units, e.g. client development unit, business development unit, operations unit etc.
  • Develop yearlong research log framework and roll out all research works efficiently.
  • Build effective partnership with external research firms or agencies, both in local and international markets, to run down necessary programmatic research projects.
  • Maintain effective liaison with local and international thought leaders in microfinance sector to share research findings, experience and learning from different research exercises.
  • 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 Statistics/ Mathematics/ Economics or MBA or equivalent degree from any reputed educational institute.


Experience Requirement:

8 years of experience in any research agency or firm or in any organisation that has a structured research and insights unit.

Age: n/a


Salary & Benefits


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

Job Location: BRAC Head Office

Last Apply Date: 18/Aug/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 who fulfill the requirements may apply by followed instruction mentioning the position name in the subject line to: resume@brac.net