Head, Gender Mainstreaming; Gender Justice and Diversity Programme

Job Description

Title: Head, Gender Mainstreaming; Gender Justice and Diversity Programme

Company Name: BRAC

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Masters preferably in Sociology/ Gender and Women Studies/ Law/ Development Studies/ International Development/ Anthropology/ Economics from any recognised university

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 10 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ The Gender Justice and Diversity (GJD) Programme is at the core of BRAC`s operations. Our goal is to ensure equal access for all to progress professionally. We address issues of gender inequality, violence against women and children and work towards creating a harassment-free workplace. GJD has been paramount in facilitating gender transformative programmes across all BRAC initiatives. Want to play an active role towards fighting gender-based discrimination? Join us and learn how to bring transformative change into the mainstream.
∎ 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.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Lead internal negotiation and advocacy for Gender Mainstreaming across BRAC programmes, departments and enterprises to achieve BRAC strategy and gender strategy goals (2016-2020) and beyond.
∎ Lead sector specific/ appropriate Gender Mainstreaming new design, scale-up plans and methodologies to achieve Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) programmatic goals.
∎ Lead and ensure overall effectiveness of Gender Mainstreaming portfolio management focusing on quality control and result achievement.
∎ Explore and initiate joint/ collaborative innovations in line with BRAC's thematic/ emerging priority considering future up-scaling possibilities.
∎ Ensure support for gender responsive new programme/ project development based on BRAC SOP gender checklist.
∎ Lead BRAC programmes/ enterprises staff gender skills transfer process so that they can take charge of Gender Integration ownership and lead the process over the years.
∎ Provide technical advice, direction and support to all Programme Managers including support in directing BRAC's sectorial strategies to achieve significant impact on gender and womens' rights.
∎ Enhance knowledge, skills, and sector specific know-how technical expertise of Programme Managers.
∎ Provide strategic directions and ensure overall coaching, mentoring and effective decision making of Gender Integration Programme Managers/ managers and working team members.
∎ Ensure budget analysis, budget projection, cost efficiency and effective fund management of GJD Programme.
∎ Lead in effective application of results based management tools, establishment of management targets and monitor achievement of results.
∎ Report to BRAC senior management on Gender Mainstreaming progress.
∎ Provide strategic input and support to GJD management and programmes, focusing on achievement of the results through gender analysis and reports, strategic document and policy analysis, product development and capturing learning for knowledge sharing.
∎ Represent BRAC in different donors/ partners, network meetings and engage in platforms and flag BRAC's contribution to GEWE in Bangladesh.
∎ Provide technical support and guidance to Gender Justice and Diversity and other units for capacity building, result tracking, learning best practices, advocacy and networking.
∎ Strategically contribute to organisational gender equality culture building and change management.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Sound knowledge and understanding on gender and women development, gender mainstreaming and capacity to link with other development agenda.
∎ Excellent conceptual and analytical skills with regard to gender issues.
∎ Sound knowledge on budgeting and result reporting.
∎ Extensive experience in capacity development role at senior level and ability to facilitate learning and knowledge management.
∎ Capacity to work in partnership with multi-sector team, including coordination and providing technical inputs.
∎ Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership ability.
∎ Excellent decision making with competent analytical and problem solving skills.
∎ Excellent communication skills in Bangla and English.

Salary: Negotiable

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Festival Bonus, Contributory Provident Fund, Gratuity, Health and life Insurance and others.

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2022

Company Information:
∎ 10 Jan 2022
∎ Business : BRAC’s vision is a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. The organisation was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 and acts as a catalyst, creating opportunities for people to transform their lives. BRAC believes in integrity, inclusiveness, effectiveness, and innovation in all areas of work. BRAC uses an integrated model to change systems of inequity, through social development programmes, humanitarian response, social enterprises, socially responsible investments and a university. It operates in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings in 11 countries across Asia and Africa.

BRAC is a global leader in developing cost-effective, evidence-based programmes, and has been ranked the #1 NGO in the world for the last five years consecutively by NGO Advisor.

Category: NGO/Development

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