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BRAC envisions 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 uses an integrated model to change systems of inequity, through social development programmes, humanitarian response interventions, social enterprises, socially responsible investments and a reputed university. The majority of the organisation’s work is  self-financed and operates in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings in 11 countries across Asia and Africa.

BRAC has been working in Cox’s Bazar for the last 35 years including with the Rohingya population from previous influxes and has implemented a holistic, multi-sector response. Since 25th August 2017 to until date, nearly a million forcibly-displaced Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar. They require immediate, ongoing humanitarian services to address their basic needs. Besides this, 3, 35,500 Bangladeshi host community members are also suffering as their land is currently being occupied by the displaced Rohingya people which is badly affecting their livelihood and other services. BRAC’s work includes an initial phase of focused services to address the most urgent needs of the stated communities. Now, in organised phase, BRAC is deepening this sectoral response with a focus on integrating disaster risk reduction in to its regular interventions by following a humanitarian development approach.

Initiatives on Disaster Risk Reduction, Shelter and NFI, Protection, WASH, Health and Nutrition, Communication 4 Development, Agriculture and Environment, Site Management, Livelihood and Education are planned and implemented in close coordination with the Government of Bangladesh and other partners through the Inter Sector Coordination Group. We are pursuing an adaptive, phase-wise strategy that sequences interventions to provide integrated services to everyone affected by the crisis.

BRAC is actively implementing comprehensive interventions designed to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people, while supporting them to build skills, resilience and awareness that will facilitate their long-term well being as the situation evolves in partnership with the Government of Bangladesh, UNHCR, IOM, UNICEF, WFP, Australian Aid, the Government of Canada, the Netherlands, World Memon Foundation, Bill & Melinda Foundation, Open Society Foundations, The Global Fund, Avaaz Foundation, Novo Foundation, Hilton Foundation and Philips Foundation including a cohort of other stakeholders

The BRAC Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme (HCMP) team is one of the biggest in Cox’s Bazar, working in 13 sectors and working groups, 30 camps and host communities. We have over 2,500 staff and around 3,000 volunteers providing essential services from primary health care and nutrition, learning, skill development and psychosocial counseling, to building latrines, shelters and community gardens. We provide site management in 3 camps, where we support the government-appointed Camp-in-Charge in administering and coordinating services.   


Team Lead, Programme (Contractual), Humanitarian Crisis Management Project (HCMP)

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation of BRACs HCMP goals as laid out in the Strategic Action Plan and Joint
  • Response Plan in line with the BRA Strategy in coordination with the HCMP leadership team, respective
  • Directors at BRAC H, In addition, update sectoral programmes, and sector strategies while remaining relevant to evolving contexts and operational effectiveness
  • Lead roll out of all strategic programming initiatives; including but not limited to Research and Development
  • Oversee the development of donor and programme sector strategies, including the integration of cross-cutting functions of gender, monitoring and evaluation, cash programming, partnership, disaster risk reduction and advocacy
  • Contribute toward the strategic direction of the response and sector strategies through influence of and leadership within inter-agency coordination forums
  • Oversee the implementation and monitoring of the HCMP Strategic Action Plan
  • In coordination with the HCMP and Disaster management Steering Committee, pro-actively design and implement fundraising strategies, incorporating donor mapping and communication plans, to ensure that programme sectors are adequately financed
  • Support the Grants and Programme Quality/monitoring and evaluation team to ensure that high quality, evidence and needs-based project proposals are developed, according to the Proposal Flowchart and in compliance with donor regulations as well as within the parameters of the Joint Response Plan and HCMP Strategic Action Plan
  • Support the Sector leads and Technical team to ensure that programme implementation is managed closely through the development of structured work-plans and approved monitoring plans based on project proposals/Joint Response Plan
  • Provide the HCMP leadership team with accurate and up to date advice of developments and opportunities in programme and project implementation together with necessary recommendations for action
  • Support the Programme Quality Coordinator in developing, rolling out and monitoring the use of a programme-wide monitoring and evaluation strategy and tools for the collection and analysis of programme information (qualitative and quantitative) to inform all stages of the project cycle and increase shared learning internally and externally
  • Support the development of a Partnership Strategy, development of required strategy implementation tools and identification of potential national civil society organisation partners
  • Leading and overseeing the implementation of a coherent and strategic emergency response by setting the strategic vision and direction for the team
  • Ensure the provision of appropriate technical assistance from BRAC’s technical units, or partner agencies as necessary

Educational Requirements:

  • Master’s in any subject from any reputed public or private university/ institution with minimum 2nd division/ class or equivalent GPA/ CGPA in all academic examinations. No 3rd division/ class or below CGPA is acceptable

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in senior management roles working in complex protracted emergencies and in a challenging work environment

Additional Job Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of humanitarian principles, standards and systems (IHL, Core Humanitarian Standards, (ISCG ) and key relief sectors
  • Strong leadership and management of multi-sector teams in an emergency setting, with skills in guiding, mentoring, coaching and training teams
  • Experience of leading, transitioning and scaling up first phase emergency responses into stabilised, multi-sector large scale emergency response operations
  • Strong experience in programme development and proven programme development abilities with key donors
  • Operational experience of new programme design, participatory programme planning, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including application of SPHERE standards and the Core Humanitarian Standards
  • Experience of managing multi-donor funding (Institutional, Appeal, Private) and multi-site programmes
  • Team player with excellent communication and strong participatory leadership skills including capacity building and mentoring
  • Experience of supervising and managing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting
  • Previous budget and fiscal oversight responsibilities
  • Ability and personal resilience to work in a fast paced, dynamic and pressurised environment
  • Well-developed written and oral communications skills in English with high level experience in representation and negotiation
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, prioritise and meet deadlines in
    a complex and challenging environment; must be culturally sensitive
  • Excellent leadership, people management, interpersonal and negotiation skills
    with a demonstrated ability to develop harmonious and high-performing teams
  • Strong diplomacy skills; ability to establish and maintain good working
    relationships with partners, donors and other stakeholders in a sensitive environment
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent skills in managing large scale programmes with high value budgets from
    a diverse range of donors

Age Range: N/A

  Salary and benefits  

Salary Range: Negotiable

Other Benefits: Festival Bonus, Health & Life Insurance and others

Job Location: BRAC Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme based in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh with frequent travel to camps and host communities in Ukhia and Teknaf sub- districts


Application Deadline: 07/ December/ 2018

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