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.


Lead, coordinate and provide support to implement the current programme; design, plan and develop new strategies/initiatives and ensure timely, effective and efficient delivery through proper direction, team building, capacity development of staff and accountability. S/he will work closely with HRLS Director in representing HRLS to BRAC Management, donors, Government and other stakeholders.



Programme Head, Human Rights and Legal Aid Services (HRLS) Programme

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Job responsibilities:

  • Provide overall strategic and technical leadership in the design, development, planning, budgeting, and implementation of the programme strategy
  • Lead programme integration, creating a one programme approach and team culture for sharper impact
  • Strengthen the advocacy work of the programme to bring policy level change in the area of human rights
  • Working closely with the programme funding manager and BRAC central resource mobilisation unit, identify opportunities for funding to ensure the financial sustainability of the programme
  • Ensuring periodic engagement with BRAC affiliates (BRAC USA and BRAC UK) in programming through meeting affiliates’ needs in donor reporting, marketing, involvement in programme strategy/ proposal development and making use of affiliate knowledge and subject expertise
  • Building and developing an approach to programme quality, knowledge production and dissemination
  • Developing learning and knowledge management practices and encourage innovation across the programme
  • Leading, embedding and using monitoring, evaluation and learning work, in close collaboration with the BRAC monitoring department
  • Developing AOP and managing grants
  • Manage the programme team to deliver on the programme strategy, providing leadership and guidance and ensuring that the management of the team is in line with BRAC’s HR policies and procedures
  • Ensure that staff members are given opportunities for development and training, as discussed and agreed, and provide support to the capacity building planning for programme positions
  • Ensure an efficient and relevant staffing structure and lead structural change processes when necessary
  • Take a leadership role in multi-level meeting with the field and facilitate open channels of two-way communication
  • Ensure intra-programme communication within different management level, especially between the staff at the field level and mid management at the HO level
  • Build a high-performance culture in the programmes team

Safeguarding responsibilities:

  • Responsible to ensure team members are appropriately trained, supported and have access to resources regarding issues that are identified and actioned in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure
  • Establish a safeguarding culture across all level of the programme by implementing the safeguarding policy. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so



Educational Requirements:

Masters in Law/ Economics/ Sociology/ Development Studies or any other relevant field from any recognised university/ institution


Experience Requirement:

Minimum 8 years’ experience in development/ human rights and justice sector preferably in legal/ advocacy/ human rights/ gender rights, where minimum of 4 years programme management experience is a prerequisite.

Additional Requirements:

  • Commitment to an understanding of BRAC core values and principles
  • Effective programme and people management skills with strong competencies in teamwork and partnership
  • Sound understanding in writing progress report, annual report, grants and proposals and, in developing, monitoring and analysing log frame, Annual Operating Plans, and M&E systems
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Proven skills in dealing with national/ international stakeholders, donors and partners

Age: N/A


Salary & Benefits


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

Job Location: BRAC Head Office

Last Apply Date: 11/Mar/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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