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 International’s microfinance team is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:

Director, Human Resources

Job Location: Head Office, BRAC International

Key Responsibilities:

The Director, Human resources will lead and implement HR strategies across all BI countries and provide advice to senior management on all related subjects. This job holder will ensure continuous review and develop of new people-related systems and processes that support the achievement of the organization’s goals and strategic objectives.This position will report to the Executive Director of BRAC International and will lead small team in head office and will provide functional leadership to the Heads of Human Resources in head office and BI countries and also have an advisory role to guide the Country Representatives on critical matters related to human resource development and management.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following-

  • Develop human resource strategies in line with organizational objectives by identifying human resources concerns and contributing information
  • Implements human resources strategies in relation to talent management, HR planning, compensation management, health and welfare benefits, training and development, information management,  succession planning, employee relations and retention and labour law compliance
  • Provide tools and guidance to support and implement policies and procedures, local and international employment agreements, information management, benefit summaries and compensation guidelines
  • Ensure effective and efficient central HR function including appropriate technology, systems and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with local legal requirements in light of existing and anticipated new legislation, enforce adherence to requirements and advice management on needed actions
  • Work collaboratively with senior management teams, Country Representatives, HR teams in BI countries, and other stakeholders to build a culture of excellence and utilization of maximise human resource capital in the organization
  • Supports management by providing human resources advice, and decisions by analysing information and applications
  • Develop human resources budget by anticipating requirements, analysing trends, aligning monetary resources, developing action plans and annual priorities

Educational Requirements: MBA or Masters Degree, preferably in Human Resource Management.

Required knowledge, skills and competencies:

  • Thorough knowledge of human resource management
  • Strong strategic and problem solving skills
  • Strong people skill with ability to influence and build credibility at all levels and establish collaborative working relationships
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Conscientious with high ethical standards
  • Ability to effectively work remotely, across time zones, decentralized and geographically diverse organizational structure
  • Excellent networking and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to determine and ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with adequate fluency in English
  • Proficient computer skills – specially in Microsoft office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and HRIS systems

Required Experience:  8+ years of progressive experience in relevant field. At least 5 years of human resources experience in senior management of international development organization is preferred.

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 candidatesneed to apply online through careers.brac.net or email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at international.hr@brac.net

Internal candidatesneed 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 54/18 in the subject bar.

Application deadline:  15 December 2018

BRAC is committed to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, our hiring process includes extensive background checks and a criminal records disclosure to ensure safeguarding and to prevent harassment and abuse

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer