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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

This position will provide leadership and support in problem solving, key decision making, quality control, technical input and advice as well as planning, executing, monitoring and evaluation of the protection sector activities (training, research, mobilization, policy advocacy, documentation, development & mainstreaming activities), facilitating fundraising and project proposal development,, maintaining liaison among different government and local bodies for sector purpose under the supervision of Head of Programme.

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Position

Sector Lead, Protection (Contractual); Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme


Job Description/Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning and Programme Management:

  • Lead Protection Sector through HCMP Strategic Planning, developing sector strategies, policies & procedure, Work Plan and providing overall management of protection staff, budget, operations align with BRAC and FDMN strategies.
  • Provide strategic and operational oversight and guidance to the project teams to ensure the effective delivery of the Projects.
  • Provide strategic decision and necessary guidance to protection partner team and staff to develop work-plans in coordination with the Programme Manager, and follow up with team members regularly to ensure that activities are on track.
  • Oversee implementation of Protection project activities ensuring that services are delivered on time, on budget and in compliance with donor regulations.
  • Ensure that Protection partner field staff understand the requirements of implementation.
  • Ensure Protection programme is implemented in ways responsive to communities, partners and women, children and in line with BRAC’s principles, values and strategic plan and compliant with BRAC’s procedures.
  • Develop detailed implementation plans including procurement and distribution schedules of programme inputs in line with programme logistics/supply chain capacity.
  • Ensure appropriate, timely and accurate data collection against agreed indicators to enable both internal and external reporting.
  • Monitor programme progress against both programmatic and budgetary targets, making adjustments to programme design as necessary. 
  • Prepare timely and high quality programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal BRAC’s requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Support to PDDR and Grants in reviewing partner narrative and financial reporting as well as MEAL data.
  • Undertake ongoing capacity assessments of partner, reporting areas for development to Protection programme managers and other staff.

Need Analysis and Programme Design:

  • Support design and organization required for assessments, baselines and evaluations, particularly in regards to communicating needs to the PDDR team, Protection team and partners.
  • Foster an understanding of the context – political, cultural etc. and community expectations, within the Protection and programmes team in rohingya and host community and contribute to the development of contextually appropriate programme design.
  • Contribute to the integration of protection in all programme planning and proposal design, where possible.

Quality and Accountability:

  • Ensure training for BRAC team on Protection principles, SGBV principles, PSEA policies and principles, service provision, and refugee rights.
  • Facilitate reflection and learning among project teams SGBV, CBP, LEGAL, Protection Monitoring to build knowledge and understanding.
  • Prepare technical specifications, SOP/Guidelines and QA guidelines.
  • Ensure to develop all kind of module, flipchart, curriculum as per project need.
  • Manage budget and expenses of Protection activities.

Coordination, Networking and Advocacy:

  • Maintain network and liaison with GBV Subsector, Protection Working Group, GIHA network PESA network.
  • Liaise, cooperate and create partnerships with other organizations to ensure cohesive service coverage.
  • Ensure that programme interventions continue to be informed by and integrated with other core sectors of BRAC, such as education, health & nutrition, shelter and child protection & livelihoods.
  • Establish strong relationships with external stakeholders, including relevant government agencies, employers, duty bearers, relevant networks and civil society organizations.
  • Contribute to develop concept note and different proposal as per Rohingya and host community need.
  • Ensure that project learning and achievements are shared with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the development of case studies for the purpose of reporting, advocacy and media efforts.

Partnerships:

  • Offer sufficient support to the partner organizations in respective access points.
  • Conduct periodic review of annual plans to identify challenges and the ways those challenges could be addressed.  
  • Adopt an approach towards partner capacity strengthening.

Safety and Safeguarding:

  • 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:

Masters in Social Science/ Public Administration/ Economics or any other relevant subject from any recognised university with all second class/ division or equivalent GPA/ CGPA in academic examinations


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Experience Requirement:

Minimum 10 years of working experience in the protection sector including at least 2 years in the emergency field of NGO/ INGO is required.


Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge on humanitarian principles, emergency situations, sphere standards etc.
  • Ability to visit field offices/camps frequently (50% field engagement)
  • Knowledge on people management, donor coordination, donor compliance etc.
  • Knowledge on proposals development, budget etc.
  • Skill on monitoring, reporting etc.
  • Knowledge on protection, gender based violence, legal issues, laws of the country etc.

Age: N/A

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Salary & Benefits

Salary:Negotiable

Other Benefits: As per organisation policy

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Last Apply Date: 19/Jan/2021

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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