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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.

Purpose

Incumbent will be responsible to assist management in developing agricultural and nursery strategies of the programme, identify challenges, provide context specific advanced technical support to the selected ultra-poor households, capacity development of branch and regional level staffs, and build networks with relevant stakeholders within and outside BRAC to ensure required inputs and services for the programme participants.

 

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Position

Deputy Manager, Technical, Agriculture & Social Forestry, Ultra-Poor Graduation Programme


Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Assist management to develop agriculture and social forestry strategies and to ensure effective and timely implementation of programme strategies at the branch and regional level regarding agriculture and social forestry enterprise.
  • Conduct regular field visits, proper follow-up and monitoring to identify participants’ needs and challenges, provide necessary guidance and supports to resolve for expected results.
  • Assist branch level staffs to develop cropping patterns and annual crop rotation plan for individual programme participants and ensure availability delivery of allocated inputs (e.g., land lease, seeds, fertilizers etc.) for agricultural and nursery enterprises.
  • Identify areas of capacity development for programme participants and staffs, provide quality inputs to develop training modules and guidelines, develop and execute staff training plans, and facilitate trainings on agriculture and nursery enterprises.
  • Assist management to bring knowledge and innovations suitable for ultra-poor context and provide quality inputs, share learnings from field in different meetings, forums, seminars, workshops etc.
  • Communicate and build network with relevant stakeholders within and outside BRAC to mobilise different resources and technologies, and create access for the programme participants.
  • Develop different reports on Agriculture and Social Forestry enterprise, analyse and assist management to identify gaps and provide guidance accordingly.
  • Implement market-based initiatives for program participants aimed at improving access to necessary and relevant services.
  • 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:

B.Sc./ M.Sc. (Honors) in Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture from any recognised educational institute.


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Experience Requirement:

Minimum 3 years’ experience in agriculture and social forestry related work. Experience of working with extreme poor people will be an added advantage. Female candidates with relevant experience are highly encouraged to apply.


Additional Requirements:

  • Good knowledge in agriculture and social forestry sector in country context.

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Salary & Benefits

Salary:Negotiable

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

Job Location: BRAC Field Office (Mymensingh)

Last Apply Date: 02/Dec/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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