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.

We envision a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. Over the last 45 years we have grown to become the largest non-profit development organisation in the world, and our work has empowered millions of people living in poverty to take control of their lives. Reaching an estimated 138 million people, with staff in thousands of offices across 11 countries, as well as affiliate offices in another three, a career at BRAC offers you endless ways to make a change in our world.

Social Innovation Lab (SIL) is a cross-disciplinary platform for our staff to learn about best practices in development, generate ideas, experiment, and share knowledge about scalable innovations with the global development community. SIL works as a knowledge and experimentation hub, and has been continuously supporting BRAC to stay ahead of the curve by capitalising on emerging opportunities and catalysing innovation throughout the organisation.

  Position  

Deputy Manager, Innovation Ecosystem and Partnerships, Social Innovation Lab (SIL)

Job Description/Responsibilities:

We are looking for a curious, creative individual with a passion for development to join the Innovation Ecosystem & Partnerships Unit within the Social Innovation Lab. You’ll work with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals to forge new opportunities for collaboration between our programmes and key stakeholders, improving existing programming or experimenting with new solutions with the potential to improve lives for the millions of people we seek to serve.

You will be joining the team at an exciting time, as BRAC works to develop and refine its organizational strategy in this new decade. You will have the opportunity to provide direct, hands-on support to programmes in improving their service design, quality, and effectiveness.

You will have the unique opportunity to shape BRAC’s flagship annual event, the Frugal Innovation Forum (FIF).  This is a platform for practitioners from the Global South to connect and explore low-cost innovations addressing the world’s toughest development challenges. You will play a pivotal role in designing the Forum, curating sessions, engaging with speakers, and searching out innovations to showcase.

You will act as the voice of BRAC in advocating for social impact innovation, representing the work of the organisation to stakeholders in Bangladesh and abroad. You will also have the ongoing opportunity to enhance the social impact of BRAC by driving strategic partnerships, building meaningful collaborations with key internal and external stakeholders.

For this position: The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter with the ability to think critically, work collaboratively, and adapt quickly in a flexible environment.  S/he will also demonstrate a passion for testing new ideas, encouraging entrepreneurship and driving innovation. 

  • Managing components of innovation fund/ challenge projects.
  • Maintaining regular communications with project stakeholders.
  • Identifying new opportunities for cross- programme collaboration.
  • Supporting existing partnerships to foster innovation throughout the organisation
  • Writing proposal, concept notes, other relevant materials for Fundraising and external events.
  • Organising meetings, trainings, and field visits.
  • Bringing together essential reports, blogs, update e-mails and presentations that can be shared with the senior leadership and/or external audiences.
  • Documenting lessons learned, challenges, field visits, meeting notes. Maintaining and disseminating knowledge management related materials, as appropriate.
  • Writing blogs and preparing audio-visuals to capture learnings from the field.
  • Ensuring the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation. Acting as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
  • Practicing, promoting and endorsing the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensuring the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
  • Following the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.
  Requirements  

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree any disciplinefrom any recognised university

Experience Requirement:

  • 1-3 years of experience in local or international corporate or development sector, preferably in knowledge management, partnership development and communications.
  • Qualification in and/or significant experience in innovation related field is highly desired.
  • Understanding of startup ecosystem and industry knowledge is preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of budget and statistics, project management, communication (specially writing), Microsoft Office (specially Excel) and ability to conduct on-line research.

Age: N/A

  Salary and benefits  

Salary: Negotiable

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

Job Location: BRAC Head Office

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Interested candidates who fulfill the requirements may apply by followed instruction mentioning the position name in the subject line to: resume@brac.net

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Last Apply Date: 21/Sep/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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