Career with BRAC International

BRAC is a development success story, born in Bangladesh and expanding into 10 other developing countries in Asia and Africa. It spreads anti-poverty solutions making it a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor.

BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir FazleHasan Abed, and is today one of the top leaders in developing cost-effective, evidence-based poverty innovations in extremely poor, fragile and post-disaster settings. BRAC started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002 through its Dutch registered Stichting BRAC International. BRAC International is currently reaching over 19 million people beyond Bangladesh and creating opportunities to break the cycle of poverty.

With a holistic approach that uses a wide array of interventions including microfinance, education, healthcare, legal services and more, BRAC invests in communities’ own human and material resources, catalyzing lasting change and creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives. Of the world’s top development and humanitarian relief organisations, BRAC is one of the few based in the global south. In January 2018, BRAC was ranked as the number one NGO in the world for the third consecutive year by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent media organization committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector.

BRAC Internationalis seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:

Head of Targeting Ultra Poor (TUP) Programme

Job Location: Head Office, BRAC International

Key Responsibilities:

The purpose of this position (Head of TUP) is to provide technical support to BRAC International (BI) countries on ultra-poor programming that include programme designing and proposal development, timely and quality implementation of projects/programme ,monitoring & evaluation and reporting including donor reporting and coordinating with  BRAC Bangladesh TUP, BI countries and affiliates (BRAC UK, USA and Netherlands office).

The Head of TUP reports to the Advisor, Programme Development and work closely with regional and country teams. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following-

  • Provide technical support and guidance to TUP country teams to design, implement, monitor and evaluate TUP projects in BI countries
  • Work closely with country team and other technical units to ensure cross-unit collaboration and programme integration
  • Contribute to the development of new and innovative approaches and initiatives in the programmes/projects
  • Ensure the quality of the programmes being implemented by the country TUP team
  • Ensure mechanisms are in place to measure and improve quality of programmes, sharing best practices and transfer technical skills to the local staff
  • Ensure the documentation and dissemination of lessons learned from the programmes.
  • Mobilization resource for expansion of TUP programmes in BRAC International countries
  • Network with donors, policy makers, researchers and other implementing organisations
  • Work with fundraising team and affiliates to design and review new projects/proposals to ensure quality
  • Develop, review and update training materials and support country team to adapt/contextualize the materials/modules as per country need

Educational Requirements: At least Masters, preferably in Economics /Social Science/Development Studies

Required Competencies and skills:

  • Ability to direct works and drive result
  • Ability to plan effectively and prioritize work
  • Ability to effectively work remotely, across time zones and team locations
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and build relationship
  • Excellent in interpersonal skill and comfortably adapts with diverse group of people
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to travel and visit field work

Experience Requirements:

  • At least 8 years of experience in managerial positions, preferably in relevant field
  • Experienced in project designing, proposal development, fund management and programme monitoring

Employment type: Contractual

Salary: Negotiable

If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

External candidates need to apply online through careers.brac.netor email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net

Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to internal.bi@brac.net

Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 48/18 in the subject bar.

Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: 15 November 2018

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer