Career Opportunity  

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 12 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 four years consecutively by NGO Advisor.

Can you bring the world’s attention to the successes that Bangladesh has had in community health and water, sanitation and hygiene?

We are looking for a communications specialist to strategically support BRAC’s Health and Wellbeing portfolio, which includes our health, nutrition and population programme, water, sanitation and hygiene programme and communicable diseases programme.

This is a role for a resilient and efficient multi-tasker who can think strategically, manage a team, deliver on deadline and approach relationships and projects with flexibility, creativity and a can-do-spirit.

  Position  

Communications Specialist (Health and Wellbeing), Communications Department

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • You will be a part of the programme and enterprise communications team, which could mean anything from building the brand of a new social enterprise to figuring out how to change behaviour to prevent tuberculosis.
  • You will work with a team of dedicated communications staff across BRAC’s social programmes, social enterprises, social investments and BRAC University. You will ensure that our entities are taking a strategic approach to communications, ensure global visibility, support high-profile events, manage major communications initiatives and events and lead field visits.
  • This role will offer you on-the-job training and the opportunity to stretch past limits, acquire new skills and broaden your depth of knowledge in the development sector. You will have the opportunity to work with globally renowned humanitarian and development experts. Ultimately, your contributions will strengthen BRAC’s reputation among external stakeholders and enhance the sense of pride among our staff. Your work will increase visibility of our programmes and positively influence mindsets to create change.
  Requirements  

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree from any government recognised University/ Institute in communications, journalism, economics, public health, humanitarian studies or development studies.

Experience Requirement:

  • Minimum 2 years of working experience.

Additional Job Requirements:

  • It is a plus if you have worked in the humanitarian or development sector,
    but not necessary. Applicants with previous experience in the health sector
    will be preferred. It is essential that you are fluent in both spoken and written English and Bengali.
  Salary and benefits  

Salary Range : Negotiable

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

Job Location : Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Last Apply Date: 22th April 2019

Other Ways to Apply : You may apply through careers.brac.net or send your updated CV to resume@brac.net mentioning the name of the position “Communications Specialist” in subject line.

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.

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