Vice President of People & Operations

Vice President of People & Operations


Remote/Location Flexible, Global   |   February 5, 2021

About BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative

The Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative (“UPGI”) is a global unit of BRAC that was founded in 2016 to build off of the success of BRAC’s Ultra-Poor Graduation program in Bangladesh. BRAC UPGI aims to position the Graduation approach as a key driver to eradicate extreme poverty worldwide. It does this by:

  • Advocating for uptake of the Graduation approach by policymakers, national governments, multilateral institutions, and non-governmental organizations; and
  • Effective adaptation and implementation of the Graduation approach in countries around the world, supported through technical assistance and capacity strengthening for external stakeholders.

In 2002, BRAC pioneered the Ultra-Poor Graduation (“Graduation”) approach in Bangladesh – a holistic intervention to help people lift themselves from extreme poverty – after recognizing that existing poverty alleviation programs were not reaching the poorest people. Through the provision of livelihood assets, cash transfers, and continued mentoring and training, the Graduation approach addresses participants’ multidimensional needs within the local context and ‘graduates’ people from extreme poverty into sustainable livelihoods.

To learn more about BRAC UPGI, please visit

The Opportunity

BRAC UPGI is seeking its inaugural Vice President of People & Operations to help support building the global organization as it scales aggressively over the next six years and beyond. This role is a critical leadership position in BRAC UPGI’s next chapter.

A key leader, the Vice President of People & Operations will establish and develop relationships with Executive and senior management, global and country teams, and Board members. The VP of People & Operations will provide a broad range of functional leadership, building teams, scaling, standardization, consistency, and oversight of HR; administrative functions including Finance, IT, Legal, and Grants & Contracts Management; and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging internal and external initiatives.

Expressing Interest

Nicole Kamaleson, Managing Director Global Practice, and Domino Gehred-O’Connell, Vice President Executive Search of Koya Partners, have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role, please submit your materials here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

BRAC UPGI is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.

Read and download the position profile HERE.