Senior Program Associate 2

Senior Program Associate 2

Deadline : 30 June 2024

Position Summary

The Sr. Programme Associate (SPA) will work for an organizational strengthening project funded by FCDO. They will work under the supervision of the Senior Program Coordinator to manage partner reporting, organize learning events, and oversee a range of communication initiatives. The SPA will be responsible for organizing and managing and leading the engagement initiatives under the project. This role requires excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as the ability to engage and collaborate with multiple stakeholders within and outside of BIGD. The SPA will ensure timely reporting and dissemination of information, fostering a culture of knowledge sharing and engagement. This is an exciting position that demands a strong understanding of communication strategies, event management, and a commitment to enhancing institutional visibility and impact.

About BIGD

BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), Brac University, is a Bangladesh-based social science research and academic institute, dedicated to generating and sharing knowledge through education, research, and public and policy engagement in equitable partnerships with national and global actors.

We conduct rigorous, multi-method social science research, grounded in developing country operations, on a range of social and economic issues to promote practical, time-sensitive innovations for tackling governance and development challenges. Our research spans innovations taking place in government, non-profit, and private sectors for improving lives.

We lead the research on the socioeconomic empowerment programs of BRAC—the global leader among NGOs focusing on poor and marginal people—including their ultra-poor graduation, integrated development, skills development, migration, microfinance, gender justice and diversity, community empowerment, climate change, humanitarian, and urban development programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Program Management (50%)
    • Assist in planning, implementation, and tracking of engagement activities
    • Coordinate meetings, workshops, and conferences
    • Manage budgets and assist with financial reporting
    • Collaborate with other stakeholders within the organization as well as beyond for the initiatives
    • Foster collaborations with other research institutions and stakeholders
    • Ensure compliance with the university and funding agency policies and regulations.
  • Communications Activities (30%)
    • Take the lead in encouraging the proper documentation of the initiative’s activities, documents, and processes, including following up with team members to continuously update and sync all files and folders
    • Facilitate internal communications to keep staff informed and engaged with ongoing initiatives
    • Provide writing and editorial support on donor reporting, internal documents, etc. as and when needed
    • Identify potential platforms/networks/events for the promotion of the initiative and take necessary actions for promotion
    • Identify key deliverables of the projects and grants and work towards meeting them in a timely manner
    • Ensure regular production of podcasts and webinars
  • Engagement with Partners and Stakeholders (20%)
    • Serve as the primary liaison for communication between BIGD and external partners, ensuring consistent and clear messaging
    • Map partnerships and develop a strategy for engagement
    • Support learning and development opportunities for BIGD researchers in partnership with other organizations

Skills and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Development Studies, Public Policy, Management, or a related discipline
  • At least 3 years experience in development communications
  • Excellent writing and synthesizing skills
  • Experience in managing publications
  • Experience in managing audio-visual communications
  • Reporting and Base: The position will report to the Senior Program Coordinator, BIGD, and will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Job Nature, Reporting, and Base

This is a full-time, contractual position. The position will report to the Senior Program Coordinator, BIGD, and will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


BIGD will recruit an individual with the right to work in Bangladesh. BIGD recognizes the value that diversity brings to the organization in terms of experience, skills, talent, and cultural perspectives. The organization is committed to building an environment and culture where all staff feel valued and are treated fairly and respected. BIGD is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all current and prospective staff members and will not discriminate on grounds of sex (female, male, or other) race, age, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, medical condition (with certain exceptions based on job role), class, caste, ethnicity, disability, location, pregnancy, maternity or paternity, or religion.

BIGD’s commitment to equal opportunity covers all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, selection, compensation, promotion, professional development, termination, and participation in BIGD-sponsored employee activities.

Application Instructions

Please send your resume (not more than three pages) along with a cover letter, clearly explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position. Your resume must include the names of at least two references who can speak about your credentials in technical writing. Send your application to: and mention “Application for the position.”

Applications that do not comply with the instructions will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview and no TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

Deadline: 30 June 2024