Associate Director, Health and Nutrition

Job Description/Responsibilities:
The Associate Director will provide strategic and technical leadership to develop transformative approaches for Health and Nutrition programme initiatives of BRAC International (BI). Reporting to Senior Director-Programmes, s/he will work with the team to ensure programme standards and systems are in place and implemented across BI countries. S/he will also, ensure linkages to institutional advocacy, partnerships, fundraising, and internal technical and functional teams, and ensures consistency of approaches with other associated members of BRAC International. The Associate Director will establish a strong collaborative relationship with other key teams across BRAC and BI. Job responsibilities include but not limited to the following- Key Responsibilities:
Lead the Health and Nutrition team, and oversee the implementation of program strategy, work plan and initiatives.
Develop transformative technical approaches for Health and Nutrition and promote innovation for learning.
Assist country management on develop strategic direction to country Health and Nutrition, by ensuring transformation of BRAC values & learning to BRAC International.
Rollout of Health and Nutrition programme strategy and ensure appropriate and effective integration of BI Health and Nutrition programme strategy and priorities of National Health Strategy of Government in BI countries.
Provide technical support and guidance to the team to design, implement, and monitor and evaluate the programs through communication and regular field visit to the countries as requested and necessary.
Help country management to design new projects/proposals and review and provide technical input on proposals.
Bring innovation in terms of digitally enabled Health and Nutrition program to address newness in system.
Review and provide technical input on internal and external impact documents/ reports and other documents as needed.
Fosters donor relations and ensures consistent fundraising for Health and Nutrition programming.
Informs, learns from, and builds relationships with key stakeholders, affiliates and partners.
Build capacity of the team and ensure the documentation and dissemination of lessons learned from the programs. Safeguarding:
Establish a safeguarding culture across all level of the program by implementing the safeguarding policy. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
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.
Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.



Educational Requirements: MBBS/MPH/Master’s degree from reputed universities with major any relevant subjects areas


Experience Requirement:
10+ years’ experience in a senior technical or management position preferably in an NGO (an international organization managing complex programs), including program design, planning, implementation, administration and finance especially for Health and Nutrition programme.
Demonstrated experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders and multicultural staff and work, team supervision and development
Demonstrated success in raising fund for Health and Nutrition programme.

Additional Requirements:
Results-driven with demonstrated success in planning, designing, monitoring and implementing of Health and Nutrition projects /activities
Demonstrated experience in project design and proposal development.
Demonstrated excellence in communication
Ability to work in a flexible, changing environment and perform effectively under pressure.
Leadership skills and developing others
Understanding of international social, political and economic issues and regional particularities
Data rational, finance and budgeting skills, analytical and resource optimization skills
Participative style, strong influencing skills
Appreciation of diversity and familiarity with multicultural

Age: N/A


Salary & Benefits


Other Benefits: As per HRPP of BRAC

Job Location: BRAC International Head Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh/ BI countries preferably in Africa Region

Last Apply Date: 26/Nov/2019

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Or Candidates will apply with CV, letter of interest, current & expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net & internal candidates will apply to internal.bi@brac.net & mention position name, AD# BI 59/19 in the subject bar. BRAC is an equal opportunities employer. BRAC is committed to safeguard children, young people & vulnerable adults & expects all employees & volunteers to share this commitment. So, our hiring process includes extensive background checks and a criminal records disclosure.