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Director, Research & Evaluation

Career with BRAC International

With over 100,000 employees reaching an estimated 138 million people, BRAC is the world’s largest non-governmental organization.

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.

With a holistic approach that uses a wide array of tools 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 organizations, BRAC is one of the few based in the global South. BRAC International is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill up the following position:

Director, Research & Evaluation

Key Responsibilities:
The purpose of this role is to provide strong and effective leadership to research and evaluation teams in BRAC International countries across Asia and Africa and set the agenda of BRAC International to move towards a sustainable Research Enterprise model.

Lead BRAC International Research and Evaluation programme by providing strategic direction and guidance to BRAC operating country research units
Lead resource mobilization and provide necessary budgetary allocation and take appropriate controlling measures
Write proposals as necessary to fund or initiate research evaluation or special projects
Identify and strengthen mechanisms for establishing and maintaining functional partnerships and platforms among stakeholders
Develop mechanisms for high-level stakeholder ownership and policy recommendations derived from strategic analysis and foresight studies
Use research findings in programme design, organizational development and organizational transformation.
Disseminate research findings and learnings
Use research findings and learnings to develop evidence based advocacy for BRAC International
Determine innovative approaches and customise research methodology in line modern practice and technology
Build and strengthen the Research and Evaluation teams based across Africa and Asia
Manage Research and Evaluation staff and interns, providing ongoing coaching and feedback
Serve as part of the organization’s leadership team and contribute to the development and execution of strategic decisions.
Represent BRAC International in conferences, workshops and training events

Person Specifications:
Good publication record in peer reviewed journals
Knowledge and experience of using evaluation and community-based research to inform program development
Demonstrated expertise in successfully designing and carrying out quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation processes
Familiar with the best practices for establishing and strengthening research protocols and review processes
Knowledge on impact evaluation of social programs using experimental design (RCT)
Strong analytical skills, including expertise into modeling and analysis of quantitative/qualitative data using sophisticated statistical software packages (i.e. STATA, SAS, R)
Strong base of coordination and technical skills that can be flexibly adapted to meet the needs of many different internal and external stakeholders
Enterprise-oriented with the ability to prepare business plans to set up a sustainable programme
Demonstrated ability to manage large teams with diverse professional backgrounds, experience and personalities
Experience working with governing bodies, including boards of directors, advisory boards
Highly proficient and knowledgeable in the use of current computer software and tools
Strong oral and written communication skills
Readiness to undertake extensive field visits across multiple countries

Educational Requirements:
PhD in Social sciences and/or quantitative sciences

Experience Requirements:
7 – 10 years experience in research and evaluation preferably in the non-profit sector, with 4 years in a senior position
Experience in more than one country preferable
Employment type: Regular/Contractual

Salary: Negotiable

Job Location: Head Office, Dhaka or BRAC International Research hub in Uganda

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 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# BI 18/16 in the subject bar.

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

Application deadline: May 21, 2016

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer


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