Career with BRAC International
BRAC is a development success story. Founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, today BRAC is a global leader in developing cost-effective, evidence-based poverty innovations to assist the most marginalized people 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 currently reaches over 19 million people through programmes implemented in 10 countries in Africa and Asia. BRAC International also supports partners, including governments and civil society organisations in additional countries through BRAC’s Ultra Poor Graduation Initiative
With a holistic approach that uses a wide array of interventions including microfinance, education, healthcare, women and girls’ empowerment, agriculture, human and legal rights amongst others, 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.
BRAC is the only top global development and humanitarian relief organisation based in the global south. BRAC has been ranked as the number one NGO in the world for the fifth consecutive year in February 2020, 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 looking for inspirational candidates with leadership experience in international development organisations, a strong fundraising background and an impressive track record of results with institutional donors and other funding sectors in multiple geographies. Experience and skills in the development and delivery of fundraising strategies will be critical and experience of living and working in the Global South. Excellent communication and people management skills are essential, combined with ability to build strong relationships, including remotely, with a wide range of people across different cultures and countries.
We welcome applications from dynamic, motivated individuals who have a passion for our mission and the skills and experience we are looking for.
Director, Global Resource Mobilisation and Partnerships, BRAC International
The main purpose of this senior position is to mobilise sustainable resources for the delivery of BRAC International’s programmes. He/she will play a key role in bringing the organization to a higher level of financial sustainability to improve impact at scale in support of country and regional programmatic priorities. The Director is expected to build the organisational profile by supporting the development and implementation of a more strategic and skilled approach to resource mobilization, bringing together existing and potential donors, partners, and other development stakeholders, and engaging them to support BRAC’s mission and contribute to long-term sustainable programmatic impact. The position holder will work closely with BRAC’s country, programme, and fundraising teams in BRAC UK and BRAC USA, to strengthen resource mobilization efforts across the Organisation. The Director of Global Resource Mobilisation and Partnerships at BRAC International, will represent BRAC to national and international donors, and other development stakeholders. The key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Collaboratively engage all BRAC entities, including BRAC, BRAC International, BRAC UK and BRAC USA, in the development and delivery of a Global Resource Mobilisation and Partnerships Strategy
- Working closely with BRAC UK, BRAC USA and other BRAC and BRAC International colleagues, coordinate the end-to-end resource mobilisation cycle across the Organisation
- Proactively engage with new and existing bilateral donors, trusts & foundations, multilaterals, and regional organisations to build meaningful and close working relationships
- In close coordination with BRAC UK, BRAC USA, and other BRAC and BRAC International colleagues, strategically position BRAC for funding opportunities with new and existing bilateral donors, trusts & foundations, multilaterals, and regional organisations
- Lead and coordinate the entry into new geographic markets and funding streams
- Proactively develop key strategic partnerships with local governments, international and national NGOs, and research partners
- Work with country offices and programme teams across BRAC and BRAC International to leverage their key programme objectives and coordinate the development of business opportunities, through the preparation and submission of quality proposals
- Coordinate the development, implementation and maintenance of core business development processes, tools, information management systems and technical skills of the staff team
- Ensure strategic and proactive coordination of opportunity scoping across all BRAC entities including management of a global pipeline, and coordinate platforms for timely and accurate tracking, analysis of outputs, and information sharing for countries and programmes
- Working closely with the Communications Departments across all BRAC entities, expand the branding of Stichting BRAC International and knowledge of BRAC’s work in key high potential areas for funding
- Remain current on the latest funding trends, policies, and innovations for priority focus areas that align with the organisation’s current and expanding core business and programmatic priorities.
- Provide technical advising, coaching, mentoring and training for fundraising focal points in BRAC Programmes and BRAC International Country Offices
- Establish a safeguarding culture across all levels of the program by implementing the safeguarding policy as well as act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
- Enforce the adherence to safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place and ensure team members are appropriately trained, supported and have access to resources regarding issues that are identified in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure.
- Post-graduate/Master’s in any of the following- Development Studies, Law, Public Policy/Administration, International Business, Economics, Business Administration, International Relations or equivalent with a demonstrable commitment to poverty reduction and social justice issues.
- Results-driven with strong fundraising background
- Proven track record in successfully securing grants from institutional donors such as FCDO, DFAT, Global Affairs Canada, USAID, and Foundations etc.
- Energetic, entrepreneurial, proactive with excellent relationship- and influencing skills
- Strong understanding of donor engagement strategies in the Asian and Middle Eastern Markets
- Relevant network in any or several of the relevant donor segments
- Demonstrated leadership and management skills in a complex international setting, with a proven track record of people and team management and development
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills; demonstrates mature judgment, trust and open communication; ability to develop collaborative and harmonious relationships with internal partners at the senior level
- Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and commitment to active citizenship, poverty eradication, global justice, social change, and gender equality Ability to work virtually in a global environment
- Proficiency in English required; fluency in an additional language, particularly French, or Arabic would be an asset.
- High proficiency with computers in particular MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Project, MS Visio, Cloud Computing (Google Drive and Dropbox), and the Internet
- Ability to travel internationally @ 25% of time
- Minimum 10 (ten) years of experience with proven track record of resource mobilisation in an international development organisation.
- Experience in successfully establishing and managing collaborative relationships and partnerships, particularly with institutional donors and partners
- Experience in managing partnerships with multilateral and regional development organizations and financial institutions, including the UN, the EU, ASEAN, the AU, AfDB etc.
- Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in an international environment – with a diverse workforce – that includes leading roles in fundraising/donor relationships, partnership building and stakeholder management/communication
Employment type: Full time contractual employment
Job Location: Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya/ The Hague office in the Netherlands, The UK office in London or the Bangladesh Office in Dhaka
How to apply
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 email@example.com
Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mention the name of the position and AD# 16/2022 BI in the subject bar.
Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted.
Application deadline: 28 February 2022
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*