Deputy Manager

Published April 3, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


Career with BRAC International


BRAC is an award-winning international non-governmental development organisation, with the vision of a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. BRAC is a leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programmes to assist poor and disadvantaged communities in low-income countries, including in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings. It is an organisation of and for the people of the Global South, pioneering new development and social enterprise approaches to equip communities to achieve prosperity. As well as being the world's biggest NGO by number of staff and people directly reached, BRAC has regularly been ranked the number one NGO in the world by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent organisation committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector. BRAC retained the top spot in 2020 among the top 500 NGOs for the fifth consecutive year.


BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. It started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002, and has since reached millions of people in 11 countries in Asia and Africa. BRAC has a holistic approach to development that uses a wide array of programmes and social enterprises, including in microfinance, education, health, agriculture, gender and human rights. BRAC believes that every person has inherent potential, and when an enabling environment is created and that potential is unleashed, even the poorest can become agents of positive change in their own lives, for their families and their communities.


Deputy Manager, Ultra-Poor Graduation, BRAC International


The Deputy Manager, Ultra-Poor Graduation is a fulltime position based in BRAC’s Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya. S/he will ensure proper standards of programme quality across the countries where BRAC International is directly operating the graduation programme. S/he will provide overarching technical support to help develop the capacity of implementing countries to design and deliver quality programmes, with adherence to project plans, timelines, quality standards and safeguarding policies. This position will be reportable to the Manager, Ultra-Poor Graduation.


Key Responsibilities:


Technical Assistance and Programme Quality


Provide hands-on technical support to the BRAC implementing country teams to ensure timely delivery, quality implementation and proper documentation of ongoing project activities

Develop tools such as technical checklists, standardized supervision models, and monitoring framework for the context where BRAC is implementing graduation

Guide the development and review of operational manual, training modules and training sessions, market assessment, geotargeting and participant selection tools

Oversee and contribute to the production and operationalization of project management tools, such as dashboards, budget review, workplans, resource allocation tools, reporting formats and risk assessments and mitigation plans

Establish common practices for learning and knowledge sharing among programme staff

Conduct routine field visits, meetings with beneficiaries and country teams to monitor project progress and to assess the quality of implementation;

Arrange monitoring visits based on needs and activities identified in the inception and implementation phase.

Assist country team to comply with the M&E frameworks, key performance indicators (KPIs); learning objectives and assessment frameworks

Provide technical assistance to other CSOs/partners in implementing graduation approach.

Stakeholder Management


Work closely with global and country level internal teams of BRAC to support on strategic goals

Coordinate immersion visits for external and internal teams and partners in on-going graduation programme in BRAC operating countries.

Reporting and Learning


Ensure timely and quality report submission to donor and other internal stakeholders

Prepare reports and necessary documentation after monitoring visits, partner visits and immersion visit.

Prepare learning documents during different phases of the programme implementation for the ongoing initiatives in BRAC Operating countries.

Others (Safeguarding):


Establish a safeguarding culture across all levels of the programme by implementing the safeguarding policy. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.

Responsible to ensure team members are appropriately trained, supported and have access to resources regarding issues that are identified and actioned in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure.

Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

Educational Requirements:


  • Bachelor Degree in Development Studies/ Sociology/ Operations Management/ Agriculture/ Economics or related field


Required Competencies:


  • Demonstrated ability to take a strategic view across a large and complex programme


  • Interest and ability to build capacity and provide stewardship to country teams


  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to be a team player and to work independently and with initiative


  • Proven ability to perform under pressure and prioritize with multiple competing demands.


  • Skilled in preparing presentations with visuals and quality report writing


  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision


  • Highly organized, analytical, strategic thinker with a strong attention to detail


  • Ability to travel frequently to BRAC countries as needed


  • Fluency in written and spoken English


Experience Requirements:


A Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience in project management/ M&E experience/ Knowledge management and/or research

Employment Type: Contractual


Salary: Negotiable


Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya


How to apply

If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:


External candidates need to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at

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