Brac

Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)

http://www.brac.net

Overview

  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff10,000+
  • Development BudgetOver 500 Million
  • HeadquartersIndia
  • Founded1972
BRAC is a development organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor to bring about change in their own lives. We were founded in Bangladesh in 1972, and over the course of our evolution, established ourselves as a pioneer in recognising and tackling the many different realities of poverty. Our Priorities Focus on Women - Over 98% of our membership is female, and more than 95% of our volunteer cadre - health volunteers, paralegal trainers, agriculture, livestock and poultry extension workers and school teachers - are women.   Organising the Poor - Creating organisations of the poor are at the heart of our work. Our Village Organisations (VOs) of 30-40 women act as platforms for these women to come together, access services such as microfinance, exchange information and raise awareness on issues.   Unleashing Human Potential - BRAC acts as catalyst presenting a multitude of opportunities - both economic and social - that allows poor families to transform their own lives and futures.   Comprehensive Approach - We have therefore developed support services in the areas of human rights, legal aid, education, health services, social and economic empowerment, access to finance and enterprise development, agriculture, environmental sustainability and disaster preparedness. As well as running our own BRAC country programmes, we also provide direct technical assistance and operational support to development organisations in a number of countries. We work with governments, NGOs, commercial banks, microfinance institutions, and donors.  Our technical assistance programmes mainly focus on programmes for the ultra poor, small-scale entrepreneurs, and microfinance borrowers.     Where We Work The majority of BRAC’s work is in Bangladesh. Our low cost, innovative solutions to the daily problems facing poor families have been scaled up to reach every village in Bangladesh.  Since 2002, we have been using our experience to energise and accelerate poverty alleviation efforts in other Asian and African countries. We deliver microfinance, health, education, agriculture and livestock services based on our integrated approach in Bangladesh. We also provide support to other development organisations in Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Peru, and Northern Sudan. Asia  - Bangladesh  - Afghanistan  - Pakistan  - Sri Lanka Africa  - Liberia  - Sierra Leone  - Southern Sudan  - Tanzania  - Uganda Quick Facts about BRAC:   $5 billion in micro-loans to over six million borrowers Created 8.5 million self-employment opportunities  88,000 community health promoters, have provided basic health services to more than 92 million  Graduated 3.8 million students from its primary schools and 2.3 million from its pre-primary schools, with nearly 1.8 million children currently enrolled in its 66,000 schools 127,000 staff and teachers

Where is Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)
Staff6Location of current staff
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    Location of open jobs

    Careers

    Job openings over the past year

    436Total posted jobs

    Examples of past jobs

    • Regional Office Manager
      Kenya
    • Regional Coordinator Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents
      Uganda

    Staff at Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) have experience in

    Sectors

    • development
    • monitoring / evaluation
    • reproductive health
    • research & development
    • events / training

    Funders

    • save the children international
    • world bank group
    • ford foundation
    • ec

    Countries

    • bangladesh
    • united states
    • benin
    • japan
    • kenya

    Skills

    • managerial experience
    • business development
    • experience in recruitment
    • international experience
    • with experience in conflict areas

    Contact Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)

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    Company Offices
    • Bangladesh (headquarters)
    • Dhaka
    • 75 Mohakhali
    • Pakistan
    • Islamabad
    • House # 397, Street # 13, Sector # F-10/2
    • Haiti
    • Port-au-Prince
    • Rakibul Bari Khan, Country Manager, 13, rue Dr. Martin Tabarre-52
    • United States
    • New York
    • 11 East 44th St., Suite 1600
    • United Kingdom
    • London
    • Waterbridge House (2nd floor), 32-36 Loman Street

    Experience

    Primary sectors

    Research & Development
    Reproductive Health
    Monitoring / Evaluation
    Events / Training
    Performance Measurement
    Public Administration
    Farming / Crops
    Economic Policy
    Data Management
    Personnel / Human Resources

    Contract Awards

    Building Partnership for Better Health

    EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)
    2 Jul 2011

    Crop Intensification for Achieving Food Self-Sufficiency in the Coastal Regions of Bangladesh

    EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)
    2 Jul 2011

    National Food Security Nutritional Surveillance Project

    EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)
    2 Jul 2011

    Funding for Building Resources Across Community (BRAC)

    Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
    30 Jun 2011