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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

Deputy Manager, Agriculture Services; Climate Change Programme


Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement  activities related to climate change adaptation through climate smart and conservation agriculture
  • Provide technical advice on sustainable agriculture to guarantee production efficiency, climate adaptation and mitigation through effective climate smart, climate resilient and conservation agriculture
  • Technically assess the applicability of prevailing climate vulnerability assessments for linking it with development of agribusiness value chains of the selected commodities
  • Provide technical feedback in accessing and introducing climate resilient crop varieties, practices and systems for desired impacts
  • Oversee introduction, demonstration of resilient crops and plants species in collaboration with government institutions
  • Develop IEC (Information, Education and Communication) materials on climate smart and conservation agriculture in consultation with relevant governmental and non-governmental bodies/ institutions/ organizations
  • Technically manage the activities of CSA and CA demonstration sites to showcase climate resilient agricultural practices and technologies and ensuring the capacity development of communities and stakeholders on improved/recommended climate smart and conservation agriculture practices
  • Conduct capacity needs assessment (technical, financial, equipment, knowledge) associated with incorporation of new climate smart and conservation agriculture practices and technologies
  • Devise capacity development strategy/framework that addresses knowledge gaps, training and technical needs to support adoption of CSA technologies and practices;
  • 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 Agriculture/ Agribusiness/ Environment Science/ Geography and Environment from any recognized university/ institution


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Experience Requirement:

Minimum 3 years’ work experience. Experience in designing and implementing climate smart agricultural techniques at field level.


Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge on agriculture, climate change science, adaptation, mitigation and resilience building
  • Knowledge on global and national plan and policies on climate change issues
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills both in Bengali and English
  • Computer skills with all Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, Power Point)

Age: N/A

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Salary & Benefits

Salary:Negotiable

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

Job Location: BRAC Head Office

Last Apply Date: 15/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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