Senior Programme Manager, Operations; Ultra Poor Graduation Programme

Job Description

Title: Senior Programme Manager, Operations; Ultra Poor Graduation Programme

Company Name: BRAC

Vacancy: --

Location: Dhaka

Experience:
∎ At least 10 years

Published: 13 Jun 2024

Education:

Requirements:

Additional Requirements:
∎ Comprehensive understanding of poverty dynamics, including its causes, manifestations, and impacts on individuals and communities.
∎ Profound knowledge of geographical contexts, communities, and cultures relevant to the programme area, facilitating effective programme design and implementation tailored to local needs.
∎ Thorough understanding of the relevant programme, including its goals, objectives, methodologies, and target beneficiaries, enabling informed decision-making and strategic planning.
∎ Analyse complex situations and find solutions.
∎ Convey ideas clearly to diverse stakeholders.
∎ Develop long-term plans for programme success.
∎ Oversee projects from start to finish.
∎ Predict future needs and organise resources efficiently.
∎ Lead and empower teams for high performance.
∎ Manage budgets transparently and effectively.
∎ Minimum of 10 years of managerial experience at the national or international level in the livelihood development arena or any other relevant field. Preferably working in extreme poverty-related programmes.
∎ ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
∎ Comprehensive understanding of poverty dynamics, including its causes, manifestations, and impacts on individuals and communities.
∎ Profound knowledge of geographical contexts, communities, and cultures relevant to the programme area, facilitating effective programme design and implementation tailored to local needs.
∎ Thorough understanding of the relevant programme, including its goals, objectives, methodologies, and target beneficiaries, enabling informed decision-making and strategic planning.
∎ Analyse complex situations and find solutions.
∎ Convey ideas clearly to diverse stakeholders.
∎ Develop long-term plans for programme success.
∎ Oversee projects from start to finish.
∎ Predict future needs and organise resources efficiently.
∎ Lead and empower teams for high performance.
∎ Manage budgets transparently and effectively.
∎ EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
∎ Minimum of 10 years of managerial experience at the national or international level in the livelihood development arena or any other relevant field. Preferably working in extreme poverty-related programmes.

Responsibilities & Context:
∎ Ensure the timely and quality implementation of the programme in the assigned zones as per the plan; and manage the associated risks in line with organisational corporate policies and practices.
∎ Ensure the effective and timely roll out of various phases of programme annual cycle as per agreed plan including the development of relevant operational tools i.e. relevant guidelines and communication materials; and the deployment of required human resources.
∎ Ensure the quality execution of programme components such as training, asset transfer, interest-free loan disbursement, follow-up, savings, healthcare services, and community mobilisation to achieve sustainable participant graduation and maximise programme impact.
∎ Establish good financial management practices to optimise resource utilisation and ensure accountability.
∎ Develop control mechanisms and analyse monthly account statements to ensure effective use of the given budget for programme operations in respective regions.
∎ Establish effective coordination with different programme wings, stakeholders, and platforms, both inside and outside BRAC. Foster synergy among various stakeholders to ensure optimum resource usage and maximise programme effectiveness.
∎ Ensure annual performance management of direct line management throughout the year and ensure the same for indirect line management staff.
∎ Lead the process of staff capacity development plan and execution of the same for the assigned areas and zones. Assist in developing training plans by coordinating with BLD and providing inputs for training tools and modules. Collaborate with various technical sectors to ensure training content is relevant and effective.
∎ Develop strategic and leadership skills within the field team through frequent field visits, hands-on coaching, mentoring, and effective meetings. Provide orientation/support based on the specific needs of each team member and the overall programme objectives.
∎ Implement strategies to ensure employee retention and promote gender diversity within the team. Develop and implement succession plans at different levels of staff to ensure continuity and sustainability.
∎ Improve the management of individual performance by setting objectives, implementing evaluation systems, and ensuring the quality execution of performance management processes in the field. Provide constructive feedback and support to staff to help them achieve their performance goals.
∎ Lead the development of comprehensive strategies for programme design and operational efficiency to enhance programme quality and ensure successful implementation.
∎ Ensure the new initiatives and operational strategies that address diverse contexts and organisational goals, fostering socioeconomic resilience among ultra-poor households.
∎ Collaborate with stakeholders to identify emerging needs, trends, and opportunities, and integrate them into programme strategies.
∎ Facilitate timely and effective knowledge transfer, capturing key learnings and generating innovative ideas.
∎ Provide valuable inputs for enhancing the overall programme strategy.
∎ 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.
∎ BRAC is the pioneer of the Graduation approach, a globally recognised holistic solution to curb extreme poverty. Since 2002, BRAC's flagship, the Ultra-Poor Graduation program, has reached more than 2.2 million households in 48 districts of Bangladesh and supported them to sustainably break the poverty trap. Join us at BRAC to build an inclusive society free from the clutches of extreme poverty. It's not just a job but a platform to drive real changes for those who need it the most. Be a part of the journey.
∎ 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
∎ The primary objective of this position is to ensure overall implementation of the UPG programme in the assigned zones. This position plays the lead role in designing the overall implementation strategies in line with agreed programme design; and ensures operational efficiency. This entails providing supportive and gender-sensitive supervision and follow-up within the designated territory. The role will be tasked with delivering timely and relevant high-level inputs across all programme aspects. Moreover, the incumbent will develop various tools to facilitate the smooth execution of programme.
∎ A key aspect of the role involves enhancing the capacity of staff, particularly in managerial and leadership skills, to bolster motivation among field personnel and ensure the delivery of high-quality programme outcomes. This position will assume responsibility for the operational management of new initiatives and pilot projects, contributing to the ongoing evolution and expansion of programme activities.
∎ KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
∎ Ensure the timely and quality implementation of the programme in the assigned zones as per the plan; and manage the associated risks in line with organisational corporate policies and practices.
∎ Ensure the effective and timely roll out of various phases of programme annual cycle as per agreed plan including the development of relevant operational tools i.e. relevant guidelines and communication materials; and the deployment of required human resources.
∎ Ensure the quality execution of programme components such as training, asset transfer, interest-free loan disbursement, follow-up, savings, healthcare services, and community mobilisation to achieve sustainable participant graduation and maximise programme impact.
∎ Establish good financial management practices to optimise resource utilisation and ensure accountability.
∎ Develop control mechanisms and analyse monthly account statements to ensure effective use of the given budget for programme operations in respective regions.
∎ Establish effective coordination with different programme wings, stakeholders, and platforms, both inside and outside BRAC. Foster synergy among various stakeholders to ensure optimum resource usage and maximise programme effectiveness.
∎ Ensure annual performance management of direct line management throughout the year and ensure the same for indirect line management staff.
∎ Lead the process of staff capacity development plan and execution of the same for the assigned areas and zones. Assist in developing training plans by coordinating with BLD and providing inputs for training tools and modules. Collaborate with various technical sectors to ensure training content is relevant and effective.
∎ Develop strategic and leadership skills within the field team through frequent field visits, hands-on coaching, mentoring, and effective meetings. Provide orientation/support based on the specific needs of each team member and the overall programme objectives.
∎ Implement strategies to ensure employee retention and promote gender diversity within the team. Develop and implement succession plans at different levels of staff to ensure continuity and sustainability.
∎ Improve the management of individual performance by setting objectives, implementing evaluation systems, and ensuring the quality execution of performance management processes in the field. Provide constructive feedback and support to staff to help them achieve their performance goals.
∎ Lead the development of comprehensive strategies for programme design and operational efficiency to enhance programme quality and ensure successful implementation.
∎ Ensure the new initiatives and operational strategies that address diverse contexts and organisational goals, fostering socioeconomic resilience among ultra-poor households.
∎ Collaborate with stakeholders to identify emerging needs, trends, and opportunities, and integrate them into programme strategies.
∎ Facilitate timely and effective knowledge transfer, capturing key learnings and generating innovative ideas.
∎ Provide valuable inputs for enhancing the overall programme strategy.
∎ SAFEGUARDING RESPONSIBILITIES
∎ 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, encourage others to do so.

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

Employment Status: Full Time

Job Location: Dhaka

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Company Information:
∎ BRAC
∎ BRAC Centre, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212
∎ 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.

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∎ BRAC Centre, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212
∎ 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.

Read Before Apply: Please apply only who are fulfilling all the requirements of this job

Application Deadline: 27 Jun 2024

Category: NGO/Development

Source: bdjobs.com

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