Career Opportunity at BRAC International

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

BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan 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 the Stichting BRAC International, which is registered in the Netherlands. 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 2017, BRAC was ranked as the number one NGO in the world for the second 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 is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:

Deputy Manager, Communications

Job Location: BRAC International Head Office, Dhaka.

Programme Brief:

The communications team supports BRAC International and its programmes by providing guidance and technical expertise to build the BRAC brand and increase visibility around the globe. The team also shape the strategic goals of the organisation when it comes to internal and external communications. With a network of communications officers in all BI countries and affiliates as well as a core team in the Head Office, design and monitor all outreach activities, print and electronic media as well as social media. We work under the One BRAC umbrella guided by the BRAC communications department. Together, we explore new communications tools and methods to document and present our mission, activities, and impact with an effective dissemination plan to reach our stakeholders and achieve our combined goals.

Key Responsibilities:

The main purpose of this position is to maintain a smooth communication flow with-in country and BRAC and BRAC international Head Office. Provide all sorts of technical supports to the country for celebration BRAC events, assist in developing various communication materials.

  • Producing communication materials such as country specific annual reports, country specific fact sheet, updating BRAC International website and country portals, coordinating and communicating on country programme specific photography,  developing project specific brochures, preparing country specific diaries.
  • Provide all sorts of technical communication support to in-country communication manager.
  • As per request provide support to BI HO programme anchors in editing programme specific materials.
  • Support communication lead in writing blog and newsletters content.
  • Support communication lead in increasing visibility of BRAC operating countries with in country and BRAC HO. Such as monthly disseminating country programme events for BRAC internal audience and within country, Contributing BI interesting news in monthly BRAC Bulletin &Contributing BI interesting news in Bimonthly Shetu newsletter
  • Help country specific communication managers to plan events throughout the year in connection to BRAC day, International women day and OBR and provide support to attend the national events to help uplift BRAC’s profile globally.
  • Ensuring brand compliance before any designing material is published. If the materials are outsourced, provide programme with ‘brand guideline document.
  • Regular communicating with BRAC‘s core programmes as per BI management instruction for programme specific figures and other information.

Required competencies:

  • Knowledge about development communication trends
  • Strong communication in English both written and oral
  • Strong sense of Branding, sense of diversity
  • Good team player, ability to lead a team
  • Always prepared to face challenges
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skill
  • Willing to travel both within and outside country
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks

Educational Requirements:

  • Masters in Mass communication/ Development studies/ English or any other relevant subject from any recognized university with minimum second class/division or equivalent CGPA in all academic records.

Experience Requirements:

  • At least four years experience in communication in development sectors.

Employment type: Regular/Contractual

Salary: Negotiable

Job Location: BRAC International Head Office, Dhaka

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.net or 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 23/18 in the subject bar.

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

Application deadline: 26 May 2018

Women are encouraged to apply

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer