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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 three years consecutively by NGO Advisor.


Community Architect, Urban Development Programme

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Regular assistance in community planning, security of tenure, low-cost housing/ house design including structural drawing and quantity/ cost estimation, community resilience building etc. other activities related to community led low-cost housing intervention implementation
  • Counseling to the City Development Fund (CDF) leaders, community relevant LGI staffs on step-by-step idea and process of tenure security, low-cost housing, community resilience building adopted by Urban Development Programme (UDP)
  • Coordinate and lead the implementation of community led low-cost house construction activities and other infrastructure related works
  • Provide guidance to community builders and local UDP staffs in demarcating land/ plot area (giving layout on land as per house/ infrastructure design) for construction of community houses and infrastructures
  • Assist in conducting Tenure Action Plan for the selected UDP cities and towns
  • Assist to develop training needs and training for capacity building of urban local government officials/ representatives, CDF and CDO members, UDP local level staffs and local community builders in low-cost quality house/ infrastructure construction techniques, selection and procurement of quality construction materials, concepts of resilient house/ infrastructure construction etc.
  • Conduct surveys, stakeholder consultations, in-depth interviews, key informant interviews, FGDs and other tools for collecting qualitative and quantitative data related to the activities
  • Assist in preparation of Community Map and Settlement Improvement Plan (SIP) through participatory approaches and provide assistance to interpret it using GIS mapping technique
  • Monitor the CDF, CDO and community activities including house construction as per design
  • Review and provide necessary feedback with graphical drawing support (AutoCAD) on house design prepared by the community
  • Regular monitoring of progress and quality, progress reporting and process documentation of the work
  • Assist the M&E team to develop appropriate indicators and monitoring tools to monitor and evaluate the activities
  • Any other works related to the thematic area that are requested by the community organisations and programme management

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s in Architecture from any recognised university/ institutions with minimum second class/ division or equivalent GPA/ CGPA in all academic examinations

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in relevant field

Additional Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage large scale and complex projects
  • Knowledge of training and facilitation methods, tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of programme/ project cycle management and development
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative monitoring system
  • Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Must have the skills of house layout design and drawing by using AutoCAD software
  • Skills in the use of GIS will be an added advantage
  • Strong analytical skills and possess a proven track record of working successfully in a variety of cultural contexts

Age Range: Maximum 40 Years

  Salary and benefits  

Salary Range: Negotiable

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

Job Location: BRAC Field Office


Application Deadline: 17/Feb /2019


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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 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.

BRAC is an equal opportunity employer