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 organization 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:

Senior Programme Specialist, Emergency Preparedness & Response

The purpose of this position is to establish a model/system in selected BRAC International countries including capacity development to address disasters and emergency situation. Job responsibilities include but not limited to the following -

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness and response plan framework considering BRAC International global plan, strategies and focus.
  • Provide project management and technical support to the country emergency preparedness and response teams on disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness and response interventions.
  • Support country teams to conduct country risk assessment for designing emergency response strategies and implementation plans considering internationally accepted standards and frameworks.
  • Design, promote, and facilitate capacity development of a global team to address emergency preparedness and response at country level and BRAC International.
  • Provide financial and grants support to country emergency preparedness and response teams.
  • Facilitate & monitor communication for information sharing and maintain contact with related stakeholders.
  • Monitor risk management, safety and security situation through country teams and support them to adapting relevant procedures.
  • Report writing and budget development for relevant stakeholders.
  • Engage with regional and global forum on humanitarian response, disaster risk reduction and climate change for co-creation of concepts, access resource and policy dialogues.
  • Promote and facilitate BRAC International humanitarian branding at regional and global level.
  • 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:

  • Masters in Disaster Management/Urban Planning/ Social Science from an accredited university.

Required Competencies

  • Knowledge on disaster management and emergency response programme/ project management
  • Ability to document lessons learned and apply them to future project/programme management
  • Ability to work under pressure with self-awareness, cultural sensitivity, respect to diversity, flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to demonstrate values, core purpose and principles of humanitarian work
  • Proven track record in capacity development interventions for teams
  • Effective presentation and writing skills
  • Effective donor communications skill

Experience Requirements:

  • At least 7-8 years working experience in disaster management, planning and capacity development
  • Experience of working with cross boarder team and culture.

Employment type: 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 17/19 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