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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 11 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.


Position: Programme Head, BRAC Humanitarian Programme

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic and operational guidance to respective Team Leads for developing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), disaster preparedness and capacity development plan to ensure that they accomplish their assigned activities effectively in line with Annual Operational Plan (AOP)
  • Management and oversight of disaster preparedness, emergency response, DRR and capacity building teams to implement their operational plans in line with AOP
  • Provide management support to teams to ensure that Contingency Plan on disaster preparedness and emergency response are in place and practice at national and district level
  • Guide respective Team Leads to conduct assessment for designing Emergency Response (ER) strategies, and implementation plans considering the contexts and requirements
  • Undertake appropriate measures to enhance the organizational capacity in order to respond quickly on any natural and human-induced disasters/ hazards as per Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)/ Disaster Management Steering Committee/ senior management’s decision
  • Ensure planning, designing of training curriculum for ICS, UDMT, community and implementing capacity development plan as per AOP to strengthen the capacity of BRAC staff at organisational level as well as community
  • Collaborate with programme development team for resource mobilisation to undertake innovative intervention on DRR, ER & preparedness and capacity building
  • Ensure that all projects meet the donor and BRAC’s financial compliance and standards in accordance with agreement/ contract/ MoU with development partners/ other programmes
  • Ensure tracking budgets and good governance in project financial management and project implementation
  • Undertake measures to ensure updated version of SOP, which is practiced by all relevant programmes within BRAC
  • Undertake measures to address compliance related issues as per the findings of internal/ external audits and monitoring & evaluation studies etc.
  • Represent BRAC in different national/ regional forums, platforms/ networks and maintain productive relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Oversee people management and create a performance evaluation and management culture across the teams
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Humanitarian Crisis Management Project, BRAC International’s Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Response teams and Humanitarian Leadership Academy, BRAC University etc. as per demand of BRAC Humanitarian Programme.

Educational Requirements:

  • Masters in Disaster Management/ Environmental Science/ Social Science/ Development or any other related discipline (not limited to and mandatory)

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience with proven programme management/ operations in disaster management and or humanitarian sector/ Disaster Risk Reduction related works with significant experience in the context of emergency response/ humanitarian crisis management

Additional Job Requirements:

  • Sound knowledge of diverse development approaches, disaster management,
    DRR, programme/ project management, humanitarian principles /standards/
    code of conducts etc.
  • Proven leadership skills with ‘can-do’ approach
  • Flexible attitude, with the ability to lead and inspire diverse teams
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and ability to develop trusting relationships
    with external organizations and stakeholders
  • Ability to represent BRAC to different forum, governments, partners, donors,
    communities and other stakeholders
  Salary and benefits  

Salary Range: Negotiable

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

Job Location: BRAC Head Office


Last Apply Date : 23/May/2019

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