Area Director (Contractual); Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme (HCMP)

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Develop strategic plans and lead to prepare specific need based short or long term intervention plan for humanitarian response programmes.
Provide leadership and overall management support to programmes and support services operations for all ongoing humanitarian projects in the Cox’s Bazar area.
Ensure strong operational systems are in place to support project implementation, managing program team including sectors and branch offices.
Oversee the Grants management for effective execution of the projects as stipulated in the project documents.
Play a coordinating role with team members to carry out field visits, prepare project review reports, technical progress reports and other periodic reports.
Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback through regular performance reviews.
Take lead for developing and submission of quality EOI, concept notes and project proposals and budget.
Develop highly competitive project and programme proposals, finalize applications to persuasively communicate our vision, strategy, and programs to potential funders; solicit and integrate feedback from program, budget, and fundraising perspectives.
Engage in regular scanning of new programme opportunities and primary donors for humanitarian response.
Work closely with BRAC Head Office Team and HCMP team for developing fundraising strategies through successful engagement with donors, UN agencies and development partners in the humanitarian sector.
Coordinate with Programme Development and Fund-Raising team in managing the grant application process and ensuring that grants received are tracked, and reported upon and aligned with donors' expectations.
Ensure that the M&E team has developed and maintain standard M&E framework, guidelines and tools.
Ensure that the sectors have established programme quality standards and standards are followed strictly.
Ensure that the protection needs for programme staff are analysed and addressed appropriately in all programme activities.
Work with the M&E team to carry out monitoring, after-action review and other forms of project monitoring and evaluation.
Ensure that lessons learnt are documented and shared with the HCMP teams.
Help to establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with the key humanitarian agencies and partner organizations.
Represent HCMP in different coordination forums e.g. ISCG sectors (Protection, Health, Nutrition, WASH and Education).
Maintain regular contact with all relevant UN agencies, RRRC and team, district administration and other BDG agencies.
Represent HCMP in different policy and advocacy forums to ensure that our efforts in humanitarian response are recognized and addressed in humanitarian policy and practice.
Consult and coordinate with the team to identify key actors, likeminded consortium/ agencies for roll out advocacy and involve in quick decision making in rapid humanitarian response.
Represent HCMP at different levels of meetings, workshops etc.
Work closely with the BRAC Communication team to develop communication materials, documents,
Actively interact with the sectors to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the Knowledge System.
Communicate with Consortium/ Networks/ Alliances as per advice from Director, Humanitarian Programme and Other Management Officials when needed.
Communicate related information regularly with BRAC Head Office Management and team members.
Ensure proper documentation of all key documents of HCMP.
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.



Educational Requirements: Masters in Management/ Social Science/ Economics/ Development Studies/ Public Administration/ International Relations or any other relevant discipline


Experience Requirement: Minimum 15 years’ experience preferably in any emergency response, including 5 years in management and/ or supervisory role. Experience in providing support (logistical, operational, safety and security, administrative, finance etc.) and monitoring large-scale field operations is important

Additional Requirements:
Enormous knowledge of national and international humanitarian issues, core humanitarian standard and principles, coordination mechanism, humanitarian reform, humanitarian programme cycle, National and international statue relating to disaster management etc.
Advance knowledge on grants, financial, administrative and human resources management, excellent knowledge on emergency response/humanitarian programme.
Proven strategic planner and team leader with sound technical knowledge of support systems.
Proven ability to develop and lead a high performing team.
Excellent people manager, mentor and coach.
Strong problem solving and organisational skills in day to day and crisis situations.
Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritising a high workload and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines.
Experience of working collaboratively with local and government, with NGO partners and a commitment to working through systems of children/community participation.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

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Salary & Benefits


Other Benefits: As per organisation policy

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Last Apply Date: 30/Nov/2019

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