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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.      


Specialist, WASH (Contractual); Humanitarian Crisis Management Project (HCMP)

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Contribute towards the promotion and adherence to BRAC Purpose, Core Values and Operating Principles.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations, codes, and technical standards of the country.
  • Ensure that the programme designed are implemented in accountability manners which takes into account and mitigates environmental impacts, natural hazard risks and water/land right issues.
  • Undertake all activities in accordance with internal management systems, operating procedures and policies, and monitor field-based work to maintain compliance.
  • Ensure the project team are conducting the activities as planned
  • Ensure the assessment are conducted in coordinated manner and as per direction of WASH team
    Initiate the coordination structures with the camp where information flow is maintained in accountable basis
  • Ensure designs are implemented as planned and implement Sanitation and Hygiene related program in community and institutions
  • Perform technical assessments and support households on facilities site selection and construction
  • Design water supply system or rehabilitation schemes wherever necessary.
  • Prepare water source protection schemes wherever necessary in consideration of ecology and natural disasters
  • Provide capacity strengthening trainings and workshops to staff, masons and ensure knowledge transfer
  • Identify community needs and resources available using agreed assessment tools
  • Establish and organize regular supervision and monitoring plan/framework with regular updating of the planned versus achieved from office to the deep field level and held responsible what happening in the field
  • As requested participate in sector meetings and evaluations with other agencies and government departments working in the WASH sector and advocate to ensure integration between water, sanitation and health sectors in accordance with the WASH strategy
  • Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of results to assess project impact and effective use of resources
  • Implement design and system modifications as appropriate for the continual improvement of the programme in terms of design, methodology and implementation to ensure quality projects are delivered to the communities
  • Assist the Team lead in managing detailed sector budgets in accordance with funding grants being implemented in fulfilment of funding specified activities, outputs and objectives
  • Assist the Team lead in monitoring sector expenditure, understanding variances and taking corrective actions through tracking the expenditures and adapting the procurement plan
  • Keep the grant budgets tracked and updated with very strict follow up of any over/underspent
  • Provide supervision, guidance and monitoring of WASH field personnel through setup of task and close monitoring and be first line responsible for the field team
  • Ensure that staff understand their individual and collective responsibilities for safety and wellbeing
  • Ensure BRAC performance management system is effectively implemented with objective setting to the staff as per organigram
  • Assist the team lead to identify key lessons learnt from project reviews and evaluations and submit brief reports to ensure knowledge sharing
  • Work with the other partners to improve the coordination and keep the meeting minutes recorded and filed
  • Establish networking with communities and ensure their participation in the project implementation is well maintained
  • Communicate and get approval from the sector lead for issues need decisions
  • Ensure all the achievement data are consistence with the work plan
  • Archive and back up all the information related to the project and keep them accessible while you are away
  • Share the technical Plans and tasks with the specific support unit to ensure the project harmony and be the only responsible for the work quality
  • Develop and maintain an effective filing system for storing project documentation and records and project monitoring systems Logistics / Technical Support
  • Assist in the development of procurement plans for WASH activities and advise WASH team lead and the
  • Logistics Officer to ensure timely procurement of materials and equipment to the field location in accordance with BRAC Manual for Logistics

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor/ Masters from any reputed University with all second class/ division or equivalent GPA/ CGPA in academic examinations. No 3rd division/ class or equivalent CGPA is acceptable

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in managing WASH programs in emergencies & Development Program is required

Additional Job Requirements:

  • Strong project cycle management skills, assessments, design, Budgeting,
    implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and strategic planning skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and staff management & development skills
  • Strong communication skills in both verbal and written English and Bangla
  • Computer skills on MS word, Excel, Power point
  • Gender awareness and a commitment to gender equality
  • Able to manage competing priorities and multiple grants
  Salary and benefits  

Salary Range: Negotiable

Other Benefits: Festival bonus, Health & Life insurance and others as per organisation policy

Job Location: Cox’s Bazar


Application Deadline: 14/ December/ 2018

Other Way to Apply:
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