Career with BRAC International

BRAC is a development success story, born in Bangladesh and expanding into 10 other developing countries in Asia and Africa. It spreads anti-poverty solutions 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 2002 through its Dutch registered Stichting BRAC International. 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 January 2018, BRAC was ranked as the number one NGO in the world for the fourth consecutive year by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent media organisation 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:

AGM, Risk Management

The purpose of this position is to identify, analyze and monitor risk factors, manage and implement risk management processes across BRAC international countries. The job holder also develops and proposes risk mitigation strategies to senior management. This position is reportable to the head of risk management and work closely with the risk management team in head office and BRAC International countries. Job responsibilities include but not limited to the following -

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement risk management framework in different development programmes which include risk measurement, identification and monitoring the risks, assist and guide BRAC International HR teams in implementing and administering employee benefit programmes.
  • Work across all programme levels of the organisation to understand cross-functional linkages and interdependencies, as well as the implications of risk at both at strategic level and at the operational level.
  • Participate in preparing risk management capacity development training modules and suggest proposals for development of the modules.
  • Communicate risk strategy and policies by arranging meetings and seminars on risk management for the beneficiaries and stakeholders.
  • Constructively challenge, consult and advise senior management within the organisational framework, follow-up on risk management reports with the concerned of all development programmes.
  • Prepare periodic risk management reports and submit to the head of risk management, senior management team and other stakeholders.
  • Lead, supervise and guide different programme risk assessment teams.
  • Establish and quantify the organisation’s 'risk appetite', i.e. the level of risk they are prepared to accept.
  • Assist in the development of and manage processes to identify and evaluate risks of business areas and control self-assessments.
  • Help managers at all levels across BRAC International to ensure that risk management is embedded at an operational level within the business and that staff at all levels are aware of and manage risk as a core part of their responsibilities.
  • Travel anywhere in the world as per requirement of the organisation.
  • 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.

Educational Requirements:

  • BBA/MBA/BSc in any Business Subject/ Statistics from an accredited university.

Required Competencies

  • Excellent knowledge of the functions and programmes of a development organisation including knowledge of strategy and people’s management of large work force
  • Excellent ability to influence, drive change and resolve conflicts
  • Ability to work independently and also in group
  • Strong analytic, logical reasoning, and problem solving, risk vs. reward skills
  • Excellent interpersonal/ communication skills
  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Skills in advanced Microsoft Excel

Experience Requirements:

  • At least 7 to 10 years of experience in NGO/ Business sector
  • At least 3 to 5 years in a risk management role
  • Experience in working with cross boarder team and culture
  • Experience in working with fast paced, technology based development organisation

Employment type: Regular/ Contractual

Salary: Negotiable

Job Location: BRAC International, Head Office, Dhaka

If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:
External candidates need to 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 18/19 in the subject bar. 

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

Application deadline: 24 June 2019

BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment policy and procedure include extensive background checks and disclosure of criminal records in order to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent.

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer