Head, Disaster Risk Management Programme (DRMP), BRAC International (Re-advertisement) At BRAC


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 February 2020, BRAC was ranked as the number one NGO in the world for the fifth 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 (This is a re-advertisement and candidates applied earlier are discouraged to apply further):

Head, Disaster Risk Management Programme (DRMP), BRAC International (Re-advertisement)

The Head, DRMP will contribute to strategic planning for BRAC International’s (BI) Disaster Risk Management Programme. S/he will be responsible for providing guidance and management support for implementation of preparedness and emergency response in BI operation countries as well as collaborate with the regional and country teams in developing emergency preparedness plans, and building their capacity to assess crisis situations and initiate, implement, monitor and evaluate response activities. The key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the BI DRMP team to provide strategic guidance on the overall preparedness planning and actions for the DRM programme to ensure that proposals for funding are produced, donor reporting requirements are adhered to and are of the highest standards.
  • Provide appropriate technical support in delivering and implementing programme activities in BI countries to ensure timeliness and effectiveness.
  • Oversee the ongoing humanitarian situation in the BI countries, provide leadership to rapid deployment of the team and facilitate cross-programmatic collaboration, as well as identify and mobilize resources to ensure all country staffs’ understanding and ability to perform their role in DRM programme implementation.
  • Represent and engage BI external humanitarian clusters and policy forums to ensure commitments and accountability for the delivery of humanitarian policy and practices in the world.
  • Review training modules and work closely with the training/capacity building team to train the Emergency Response Team (ERT) of BI operation countries in coordination with the Director DRM, to ensure efficient delivery of supports of humanitarian response.
  • Drive quarterly program review meetings with BI country teams to review the progress of programs and prepare a plan of action for the next quarter.
  • Explore the capacity building and learning opportunities (national and international) for the BI country teams to ensure capability is as per the expected level.
  • Introduce a basic preparedness system is in all BI countries to ensure the system is operational.
  • Work closely with DRM Director for developing fundraising strategies through successful engagement with donors, government agencies and development partners in the global humanitarian sector.
  • Engage in regular scanning of new programme opportunities and primary donors from global communities for humanitarian response.
  • Review and drive the adherence of all humanitarian proposals and programs to common humanitarian and recognized technical standards (SPHERE) as well as the country-specific cluster guidelines.
  • Provide guidance to produce high-quality and timely emergency situation report and rapid damage and need assessment report for BIHP, within agreed reporting schedules as required.
  • Represent DRM in different coordination forums e.g., humanitarian clusters (Protection, Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education in Emergencies, etc.) as well as the different policy and advocacy forums to ensure that DRM efforts in humanitarian response are recognized and addressed in humanitarian policy and practice.
  • Lead on all grant revisions, extensions, and donor reporting to ensure it is completed timely.
  • Lead, coach and guide the staff in technical expertise, management and soft skills, where necessary in order to enhance capabilities and deliver up to expectations.

Others (Safeguarding)

  • 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.

Educational Requirements:

  • Master’s degree from reputed universities in Disaster Management, Social Science, Development Studies or its equivalent.

Required Competencies

  • Knowledge and understanding on Disaster Risk Management
  • DRR and Response Programme design, proposal development and planning.
  • Networking and partnership
  • Develop the capacity of national staff.
  • Ability to deal with difficult, often frustrating work situations.
  • Ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Budget monitoring and management.
  • Demonstrable competence in report writing.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication
  • Ability to work in a flexible, changing environment and perform effectively under pressure.
  • Leadership skills and developing others.
  • Appreciation of diversity and familiarity with multicultural environment.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a management position in both disaster preparedness and response and long-term development in an emergency response or fragile setting.
  • DRR/DRM Training experience
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders and multicultural staff and work, team supervision and development.
  • Experience in managing or leading the multi-sectorial humanitarian response.
  • Experience with a thorough understanding of funding agencies and international organisations for humanitarian and nexus programming.
  • Experience of working in insecure environments.

Employment type: Contractual

Salary: Negotiable

Job Location: BRAC International Dhaka Office in Bangladesh or Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya.

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 recruitment.bi@brac.net

Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to internal.bi@brac.net

Please mention the name of the position and AD# 40/2022 BI in the subject bar.

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

Application deadline: 18 April 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

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