Deputy Manager, Design and Co-creation, Social Innovation Lab (SIL)

Job Description

Title: Deputy Manager, Design and Co-creation, Social Innovation Lab (SIL)

Company Name: BRAC

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Graduation in any discipline. (Preferably in Business Administration, Anthropology and Social Sciences)

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 2 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ BRAC is an international development organisation founded in Bangladesh that partners with over 100 million people living with inequality and poverty globally to create sustainable opportunities to realise potential.
∎ Social Innovation Lab (SIL) is a cross-disciplinary platform for BRAC staff to learn about best practices in development, generate ideas, experiment and share knowledge with the global development community. We look for colleagues who value the importance of collaboration, embody curiosity, situational adaptability, sincere enthusiasm and a commitment to social good. Come join us, to experiment with innovation at scale and know that your work will have a lasting positive impact. Working at brac is not like any other job. It is a platform where you can bring about real change for people who need it the most. We are not just dreaming of a better world, we are building it. Join us to find the way.
∎ JOB PURPOSE: We are searching for a dynamic Deputy Manager to join the Design team within the Social Innovation Lab at BRAC. This position is ideal for a creative thinker with a passion for design thinking methodologies and a solid foundation in project management. The successful candidate will work closely with cross-functional teams, leading the design and implementation of projects that align with the organization`s mission and objectives. The incumbent will be transforming behavioral insights into new products, services, and experiences that we will design, prototype, and test-then help BRAC programmes take these new solutions to market.
∎ Ensure the safety of Programme Participants, people who come into contact with the organisation and team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation including sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) to achieve the programme`s goals of 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 and encourage others to do so.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Collaborate with teams to identify opportunities across the BRAC ecosystem for applying design thinking principles in project design and problem-solving.
∎ Design and facilitate design thinking workshops and sessions to foster innovation and creative problem-solving.
∎ Oversee the planning, execution, and monitoring of projects to ensure timely and successful delivery.
∎ Implement project management best practices to optimize efficiency and effectiveness.
∎ Collaborate with stakeholders, including internal teams and external partners to ensure project success and impact.
∎ Provide training and mentorship to team members on design thinking methodologies and project management principles.
∎ Contribute to the development of a culture of innovation within the organization.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Innovative thinking, strategic vision, problem-solving and results-oriented.
∎ Strong project management skills with a demonstrated track record of successful project delivery.
∎ Good communication and interpersonal skills to engage with diverse stakeholders effectively.
∎ Sound knowledge of design thinking methodologies, Project management, NGO sector knowledge, cultural sensitivity and inclusivity.
∎ Learning and collaborative mindset.
∎ Project management, design thinking facilitation, cross-functional collaboration, communication, adaptability.
∎ Minimum 2 years of working experience in the relevant sector. Proven experience in design thinking methodologies and their application in real-world scenarios will get the preference.

Salary: Negotiable

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Festival Bonus, Contributory Provident Fund, Gratuity, Health and Life Insurance, Maternity/ Paternity Leave, Wellness Centre Facility, Day Care Facility and others as per policy.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 3 Dec 2023

Company Information:
∎ 20 Nov 2023

Category: NGO/Development



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