Career Opportunity  

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 five years consecutively by NGO Advisor.

  Position  

BRAC District Coordinator, Partnership Strengthening Unit

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and maintain liaison with District and Upazila Government authorities as well as with other Government offices and private organizations.
  • Establish, maintain, and strengthen relationship with the relevant people, Government officials and Private Development Organisation (PVDO)/NGOs’ of the location.
  • Build strong relationship with District/Upazila level journalists of both print and electronic media and publish articles/success stories in the local and national newspapers.
  • Attend local meetings/workshop/programmes organised by BRAC and local administration. Also, invite local Government officials for their participation in BRAC programmes authorised by PSU.
  • Organise field visits for the Government officials of District and Upazila administration.
  • Organise and implement exposure visits for both national and international delegation by taking all sorts of assistance from the local programme management.
  • Play role as Designated Officer in line with Right to Information (RTI) Act and provide information to applicants according to the RTI Act.
  • Organise/coordinate celebration of National and International Days and other special programmes.
  • Obtaining certifications from office of the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Upazila Nirbahi Officers (UNOs) in order to support programmes for fund release by the NGO Affairs Bureau.
  • Playing active role as Incident Commander during the natural disaster and maintain effective coordination with Humanitarian Programme
  • Facilitating District Programme Coordination (DPC) meeting, taking discussion notes and circulating it through e-mail across BRAC.
  • Playing active role being member of District Case Management Committee (DCMC), and Office and Land Management
  • Assisting Advocacy for Social Change (ASC) team to accomplish different surveys and events at field
  • Organising BRAC-wide events (BRAC day, different fairs, messages disseminations, staff get together) at all field offices.
  • Undertaking initiatives to resolve issues/problems accrued suddenly, i.e: accident, fire, security, election roles, harassments, taxes, office rent and deed etc. 
  • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
  • Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.
  Requirements  

Educational Requirements:

  • Masters in any discipline from any reputed university.

Experience Requirement:

Minimum 3 years of experience in coordinating functions of development sector with government authorities. 


Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge on Government policies, procedures and protocol
  • Tactful and diplomatic to deal with stakeholders involved
  • Writing skills of press notes
  • Communication skills in the field of Local Government Administration and media
  • Understading of basic socio-economic information of Bangladesh
  • Motor cycle driving skill
  • Reading, writing and speaking in English
  • Competent in MS Word, Excel, Power-point, Email and internet browsing.
  Salary and benefits  

Salary: Negotiable

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

Job Location: Anywhere in Bangladesh

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Last Apply Date: 29/Mar/2020

BRAC believes every one of its employees, suppliers, downstream partners, visitors, clients and community including children, youth and vulnerable adults that come into contact regardless of age, race, religion, gender, disability or ethnic origin has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation. We guarantee assessment of candidates with disabilities who meet the essential requirements. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will do everything possible to ensure that those who are suitable to work within our values and beliefs are recruited to work for us. Any personal persuasion will result in disqualification of candidature.

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