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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.

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Position

Senior Regional Coordinator, Urban Development Programme


Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all programmatic targets like; community mobilisation, CAP implementation, WASH integration, service integration, right and entitlement, advocacy and knowledge management, research issue according to annual plan maintaining high quality of results
  • Identify local level funding and potential social business for the Urban Development Programme (UDP) for financial sustainability. Identify impact and best practices of UDP and scale up the potential interventions 
  • Liaise with the relevant government line agencies, private sector, training institutions, financial institutions and local commercial and industrial organizations to pro-actively promote economic opportunities for members of the urban poor communities through linkage/partnerships
  • Collaboration with city/ municipality authority, UDD, Rajuk, KDA, CDA, RDA for programme implementation.
  • Coordinate and liaison with national and international organizations working on development of safe, resilient city; affordable housing and land tenure security, livelihood and income generation, access to finance, access to market, disaster and climate change issues
  • Identify partnership opportunities and develop strong partnerships with NGO-GO and private sector service providers, other BRAC programmes and national/multinational corporations. Develop and manage a referral system with service providers. Coordinate and follow up with partner organizations to ensure coordinated and quality service delivery
  • Network and liaison with Mayor, Councilor’s, city/ municipality authority for ensuring coordinated service delivery.
  • Organise and manage regular team meetings with field staffs, informal catch up meetings and external meetings as necessary and to ensure meeting notes and action points are distributed to deadline.
  • Guide and supervise Field Coordinators to ensure all regional level targets are met according to annual plan. Monitor progress of the project and ensure smooth field delivery of the activities.
  • Identify, plan and organize capacity development trainings/workshops of the field staffs (urban development).
  • 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 any discipline from any recognised university/ institution.


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Experience Requirement:

Minimum 5 years’ experience with NGOs or international development organisation, including 3 years’ experience in the urban poverty reduction/ livelihoods/ planning and governance project or programme.


Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage large scale and complex projects
  • Have knowledge on current national and global development trends related to urban poverty and urban development
  • Competence in analysing the social and gender dynamics within urban set up
  • Have skills on community organising and social mobilisation.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, organisation and negotiation skills
  • Skills in documentation, facilitation & reporting
  • Strong analytical skills and possess a proven track record of working successfully in a variety of cultural contexts
  • Awareness of political processes and protocols

Age: N/A

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Salary & Benefits

Salary:Negotiable

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

Job Location: BRAC Field Office

Last Apply Date: 27/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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