Career Opportunity at BRAC International

The 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 2002through 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 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 is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:

Head of Social Enterprises, Uganda

The Head of Social Enterprise- is the lead role to develop, manage and expand portfolios of social enterprises of BRAC Uganda by developing business strategy and identifying growth opportunities of the enterprises.

The incumbent is also responsible to identify opportunities to expand market and increase market share, find new products and services, deepen client relationships; ways to increase revenue and effective management of the enterprises.

Job Location: BRAC Uganda Country Office, Kampala, Uganda

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the overall social enterprise business.
  • Review and prepare a business plan of social enterprises (seed and training) in consultation with related department and country team.
  • Develop strategy to expand portfolios of seed enterprises. Lead strategic planning, quarterly business reviews and client planning.
  • Guide the seed enterprise team to plan and implement the Social Enterprise in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Assist to deliver on value propositions for new and existing products, suggest for value added products.
  • Work closely with agriculture research organizations for exploring germ plasm/ seed materials.
  • Lead, manage and mentor a team of talented marketing professionals. Manage a revenue growth plan and profitable execution.
  • Advice enterprises to build trusted relationships with clients and demonstrate a strong ROI and leveraging thought leadership.
  • Interact with all level of  Intra managers, related Government officials, all stake holders to ensure effective management of business and as well as coordinate the delivery of services and products in a quality manner.
  • Generate strategic marketing program ideas, marketing plans, and oversee the implementation of marketing initiatives.
  • Support and review materials to be used in promotion of the enterprises.
  • Serve as the highest escalation point on major account roadblocks or risk factors and work collaboratively to resolve issues quickly.
  • Learning and knowledge management on best practices to achieve the overall as well as the specific goal. .
  • Analyse the monthly/ quarterly/annually financial statement prepared by each enterprise and guide them to take necessary action accordingly.
  • Help to ensure for the production and sale of quality products and collect feedback from the client.

Educational Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Business, Agribusiness, Marketing or similar field is required (Master’s in Agriculture with MBA will be preferred).

Required Competencies:

  • Excellent organizational skills – must be able to manage multiple, competing priorities with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Exceptional communication skills – create open and ongoing dialogue with clients and internal team members; extensive presentation experience a must
  • Business strategy, communication, presentation and networking skills.
  • Strong understanding of technical proficiency on MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and general computer and web technologies

Experience Requirements:

  • 10 years of senior-level experience in agribusiness management, preferably seed business.
  • Corporate and/or agency-side sales and marketing experience with an emphasis on relevant product marketing demand generation and marketing strategy
  • Strong management experience providing guidance to a small team and ability to manage at all levels of an organization

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 or email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at

Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to

Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 35/18 in the subject bar. 

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

Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: June 30, 2018

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer