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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:

Responsible for planning, designing and implementing project on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and capacity building for achieving strategic goal and objectives of the programme. Provide leadership in the development of DRR conceptual framework and plan for BRAC to mainstream DRR in BRAC programmes for resilience building and technical assistance to build organisational capacity in building resilience across the community.

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Position

Programme Coordinator, Disaster Risk Reduction and Capacity Building; BRAC Humanitarian Programme


Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and standardization of tools, systems, and templates for the humanitarian capacity building activities to continue to increase the quality of the programmes delivered and to monitor their impact.
  • Designing, planning, budgeting and implementing project activities; follow – up and monitoring the progress; reporting and documentation.
  • Ensure that the project implementation plan is developed timely, effectively, and to ensure the sustainability of the project interventions beyond the project end.
  • Develop a plan for BRAC humanitarian programme on capacity building initiatives and DRR framework mapping assessment that contribute to DRR related issues.
  • Maintain liaison, linkage and communication with GO, NGO, INGO, UN, University, Research agencies and other relevant stakeholders for the successful implementation of the programme.
  • Build knowledge of organisation level, civil society, communities and volunteers, as well as the private sector, through sharing experiences, lessons learned, good practices and training and education on disaster risk reduction, including the use of existing training and education mechanisms and peer learning.
  • Participate in national level coalitions/clusters on DRR & resilience issues, establish partnerships with other NGOs with proven expertise in the sector and identify areas of possible linkages.
  • Guide to ensuring projects adhere to technical norms and standards in resilience and DRR activities.
  • Guide the team to ensure that disaster risk reduction and resilience are incorporated in the development of BRAC strategic and programmatic documents.
  • Represent BRAC in the different national and regional forum.
  • Collaborate with the programme development team to explore new funding on training, innovative interventions on DRR.
  • Provide technical guidance to the training team to manage training curriculum and courses as per plan to develop DRR.
  • Supervise and ensure project lesson learnt documentation and project data-based is updated and ensuring timely completion and reporting of the activities.
  • Contribute to the preparation of learning documents, case studies and comparative study documents for knowledge management and publication
  • Prepare quantitative and qualitative reports capturing the progress against agreed work plans and learning.
  • 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 Disaster Management/ Environmental Science/ Social Science or any other relevant subject from any renowned public or private university.


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Experience Requirement:

Minimum 8 years’ experience on DRR and capacity building programmes at the national and international NGOs or relevant organisation is required. Candidates having experience in the establishment and support of community led projects particularly on DRR and capacity building will get preference.


Additional Requirements:

  • Sound Knowledge on national and international policies, standards and practices of DRR.
  • Understanding of advocacy, campaigning and communications and how they contribute to achieving programme goals.
  • Strong ability and proven track record on capacity need assessment and influencing
  • Strong communication ability to work with different stakeholders like Ministries, private sector etc.
  • Ability to prepare high quality reports and presentations for a range of key audience.
  • Demonstrated ability in the design and effective use of training materials
  • Flexible attitude, with the ability to lead and inspire diverse teams
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to represent BRAC to different forum, governments, partners, donors, communities and other stakeholders

Age: N/A

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Salary & Benefits

Salary:Negotiable

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

Job Location: BRAC Head Office

Last Apply Date: 30/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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Or You may apply through careers.brac.net or bdjobs.com or send your updated CV to resume@brac.net mentioning the name of the position “Programme Coordinator; BRAC Humanitarian Programme” in the subject line.