ASSISTANT COUNTRY DIRECTOR - PROGRAMS

Khartoum, Sudan
Apply by 30 January 2018
Executive-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 31 December 2017

Job Description

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

CARE seeks an Assistant Country Director – Program (ACD-P) to provide strategic leadership to drive program quality, as well as to develop, implement and scale up CARE Sudan’s humanitarian and development portfolio.

The successful candidate will be a strong technical leader, have solid program management capabilities and effective resource mobilization skills, to ensure the CARE Sudan office has a robust and diverse donor funding base and programs that meet or exceed Program quality and accountability standards.

The ACD-P is responsible for development of program strategies appropriate for the Sudan context and environment, which is associated with chronic poverty, emergency humanitarian needs as well as transition to recovery and resilience building. S/he manages a team of professionals focused on the design, funding, development, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects. S/he must also ensure that systems, policies, procedures, and people are in place to ensure the proper management and implementation of the programs.

The development, testing and implementation of new innovative program approaches, aligned with the context of Sudan will be a priority for the ACD-P.

S/he is a key member of the Country Office (CO) Leadership team, and as such is responsible for leading and supporting CO initiatives. S/he is responsible for (along with CD) maintaining good working relationships with host country officials, donors, peer agencies and other partners. S/he may be required to be Acting Country Director (CD), when the CD is out of the country.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Program Quality
  • Staff Management
  • Program Management
  • Program Strategy
  • External Relations and Partnerships

Other Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years’ experience in senior management and leadership positions in humanitarian and development programs.
  • Strong background and extensive experience in emergency humanitarian and development programming
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in relevant field
  • Arabic language fluency is desired

About the Organization

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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