Career with BRAC International
BRAC is a development success story, spreading anti-poverty solutions born in Bangladesh to 10 other developing countries in Asia and Africa, making it a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor.
BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir FazleHasan 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 2002through the Stichting BRAC International, which is registered in the Netherlands. 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 March 2018, BRAC was ranked as the number one NGO in the world for the second 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:
Head of Communications
Job Location: BRAC International Head Office, Dhaka
The communications team supports BRAC International and its programmes by providing guidance and technical expertise to build the BRAC brand and increase visibility around the globe. The team also shape the strategic goals of the organisation when it comes to internal and external communications. With a network of communications officers in all BI countries and affiliates as well as a core team in the Head Office, design and monitor all outreach activities, print and electronic media as well as social media. We work under the One BRAC umbrella guided by the BRAC communications department. Together, we explore new communications tools and methods to document and present our mission, activities, and impact with an effective dissemination plan to reach our stakeholders and achieve our combined goals.
The main purpose of this role is to establish smooth flow of internal and external communications with the goal of promoting the long-term sustainability and growth of BRAC outside Bangladesh. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Responsible for all internal and external communication and knowledge management of BRAC International.
Coordinating the group of in-country communications managers, ensuring their capacity development and timely delivery of communications products.
Ensuring that agreed key messages are used consistently in all communications and are in line with BRAC’s core values and central messaging format.
Developing communications product ideas for best representing BRAC International among key stakeholders.
Provide technical support to the communications managers for developing and implementing country specific communications strategy and yearly work plans.
Manage the updating process of website, coordinate video production, manage social media content, write blogs and op-eds, prepare the quarterly newsletter Interface.
Prepare newsletter; circulate information on important news, events, workshops, seminars, etc.
Content sign-off of all published documents and style guide check.
Generate report from communications managers.
Work closely with affiliates at BRAC USA and BRAC UK, and BRAC’s central communications team.
Preparing branding/ marking strategies/ advocacy campaigns for specific projects.
Masters/Graduate Major in Mass Communication, Development Studies, English or any other relevant subject from any recognized university with minimum second class/division or equivalent CGPA in all academic records.
Knowledge about development communication trends.
Strong communication in English both written and oral.
Strong sense of Branding, sense of diversity.
Good team player, ability to lead a team.
Always prepared to face challenges.
Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organisation skill.
Willing to travel both within and outside country.
Ability to perform and prioritise multiple tasks.
At least seven years experience in communication especially in development sector or relevant fields.
Employment type: Contractual/Regular
If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:
External candidates need to apply online through careers.brac.net or 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# BI 05/18 in the subject bar.
Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted.
Application deadline: 05 May 2018
Women are encouraged to apply
BRAC is an equal opportunities employer