BRAC is a development success story, spreading anti-poverty solutions born in Bangladesh to 11 other developing countries in Asia and Africa, making it a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor. BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, and is today one of the top leaders in developing cost-effective, evidence-based poverty innovations in extremely poor, fragile and post-disaster settings. BRAC started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002 through the Stichting BRAC International, which is registered in the Netherlands.
BRAC International is currently reaching over 19 million people beyond Bangladesh and creating opportunities to break the cycle of poverty. With a holistic approach that uses a wide array of interventions 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 organisations, BRAC is one of the few based in the global south. In 2019, BRAC has been ranked as the number one NGO in the world for the fourth consecutive year by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent media organisation committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector. BRAC International is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:
Programme Manager, Ultra-Poor Graduation, BRAC Uganda
BRAC Uganda launched its first pilot programmes in 2006. Through its unparalleled network of 159 branches across 80 districts, BRAC Uganda creates large scale, positive changes though a holistic and integrated set of programmes in Microfinance, Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood (AFSL), Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents (ELA), Education, Early Childhood Development (ECD), Ultra-poor graduation, Health, Nutrition, and WASH, and a Seed Social Enterprise. BRAC also operates a highly capable Independent Research and Learning Unit in Uganda”. BRAC is set to launch a pilot to implement disability-inclusive ultra-poor graduation programming for 2700 ultra-poor households in Uganda in partnership with Humanity & Inclusion (HI) and National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU). In Uganda, 14% of the population have a disability and 80% of persons with disability (PWDs) live below the poverty line. Under-investment in disability inclusive development, as well as weak capacity and accountability of development actors stymies progress. The goal of the “Partnerships for Disability-Inclusive Ultra-Poor Graduation” project is to overcome the exclusion of ultra-poor and PWD to make a significant impact on addressing and eliminating extreme poverty in the country as well as building the capacity of existing poverty reduction and social protection actors and developing evidence for inclusive graduation programming. Learn more about the position here: https://bit.ly/2XysUtE