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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 five years consecutively by NGO Advisor.

  Position  

Programme Manager, Advocacy & Networking, Gender Justice and Diversity Programme

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Lead and provide technical support in developing and implementing viable gender advocacy work plans for Gender Justice and Diversity programme  in line with BRAC Gender Strategy;
  • Develop result-based advocacy strategies relevant with gender integration initiative in sectoral programmes and enterprises;
  • Define strategies in collaboration with Advocacy for Social Change to promote gender equality in line with BRAC Gender Strategy;
  • Lead gender mainstreaming in education, scale-up plans and methodologies to achieve gender equalities and women empowerment programmatic goals.
  • Develop policy briefs/ concept note / position/ key note  papers on gender within organization, programmes, as well as at national level through a process of critical analysis and reflection;
  • Enhance the capacity of BRAC staff for the better use of knowledge and creating evidence based advocacy
  • Lead Gender Justice and Diversity for high level policy advocacy, negotiate and lobby with relevant ministries, directorates and strategic partners and represent BRAC in different national, regional and international meetings/workshops/ seminars.
  • Develop and maintain partnership with right based organization/ platforms/ alliances/ forums  and CSOs to promote social movements/ campaigns focused on VAWC, Child Marriage, and Engage Men and Boys (EMB) etc,
  • Representing BRAC to GNB and EMB Steering Committee and provide technical support for the smooth implementation ‘Promoting Gender Justice, Strengthening Engage Men and Boys Network for Reducing Violence against Women and Children in Bangladesh’ project funded by Amplify Change EMB Project. 
  • Provide advocacy support to BRAC Road Safety Programme and lead partnership with Social Innovation Lab (SIL) for experimenting the initiative for reducing violence in public transport using behavioral science;
  •  Lead documenting best practices, lesson learned, documents and experiences on gender aspects for effective advocacy.
  • Lead BRAC’s celebration of days and events (Women’s Day, Girl Child Day, 16 Days of Activism) for promoting women rights.
  • Prepare AoP, budget, financial management and procurement process for Advocacy and Networking Unit
  • Provide   technical support to develop IEC/BCC gender advocacy materials and capacity building of popular mass movement in line with BRAC Gender Strategy across BRAC Program
  • Strategic lead towards the use of media (print, electronic and social) to communicate with larger people to advance a gender focused social and public policy to influence attitude and behavioral change.
  • Initiate the process of implementing evidence based gender advocacy through close collaboration with KM , M&E and Gender Integration
  • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the safeguarding goals while acting as key source of support, guidance and expertise for establishing a safe working environment in accordance to its reporting procedures. Practice, promote, encourage and endorse the safeguarding policy and implement standards among team members in case of reportable incident.
  Requirements  

Educational Requirements:

Masters in Social Sciences/Development Studies/Gender Studies from any recognized university with minimum all second class / division or equivalent GPA / CGPA in academic examinations. No 3rd division / class or below CGPA 2.50 is acceptable

Experience Requirement:

  • Having at least 8 years’ experience in the related field;
  • Strong experience in strategic planning and policy formulation and experience in lobbying and media work
  • Extensive campaigns experience with regard to using policy, research, lobbying, media and digital platform;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience on gender  policy mapping, contributing to strategy development;
  • Understanding and wide ranging experience of employing communication techniques and tools to influence an advocacy agenda.
  • Experience in social  mobilization and policy advocacy at  national and  international level
  • Experience in alliance and partnership building

Additional Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal skill and ability to successfully manage complex and sensitive organizational relationships to achieve cross-organisational, collectively agreed goals;
  • Proficiency in  Bangla and in English;
  • Strong linkage and networking with forums/influential actors;
  • Time management, leadership, analytical ability, Multitasking, Facilitation, communication, presentation skill and report writing
  • Commitment to BRAC’s values to achieve common goals
  Salary and benefits  

Salary: Negotiable

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

Job Location: Head Office

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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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