President & CEO

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 23 August 2019
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Closing on 22 September 2019
  • Current

Job Description

On the ground in more than 90 countries, CARE brings people together to end inequality. Not just for one person, but entire communities.

With CARE International nearing 75 years, CARE Canada works as part of an international confederation that puts women and girls at the centre of its work because poverty cannot be overcome until all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE develops solutions with women, girls, and their communities and stands alongside them in economic empowerment, while facing issues like food insecurity, climate change, and emergency relief in times of crisis or disaster.

It is within this context that CARE Canada is seeking to recruit a President & CEO.

Reporting to and working closely with the Board of Directors, you will develop a bold and compelling strategy that inspires commitment across the organization, and with key stakeholders across Canada and around the world. You will lead a positive, cohesive, and high performing team culture that embraces change and that values transparency, accountability and innovation. As CARE Canada’s key spokesperson, you will engage with a variety of partners to promote the exceptional work the organization is doing around the world, and to differentiate CARE in a highly competitive environment.

As the ideal candidate, you are inspiring and engaging, and possess strong strategic and business modelling skills. You are respected by peers and staff as a compelling communicator, a trusted partner, and a highly effective relationship builder. You have a track record of raising funds through innovative, creative and meaningful partnerships, and are energized by the opportunity to promote a sense of pride, purpose and identity across the CARE organization. As an experienced executive, you have strong financial management skills, and are known to set clear priorities while leveraging the talent, expertise and aspirations of your teams. Knowledge of the international development sector is preferred, and your ability to communicate in both official languages is an asset.

To learn more about this important opportunity, please contact John Caminiti or Michael Naufal at 613-742-3202. To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to and state “CARE Canada, President & CEO” in the subject line of your e-mail.

CARE Canada is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

About the Organization

CARE Canada was established in 1946 as part of an international network bringing emergency relief to the people of Europe. CARE's commitment to humanitarian assistance continues to this day, and is complimented by a broad range of long term development programmes in water and community health, agroforestry and conservation, and small enterprise and income generation. 80,000 individual, corporate, foundation, community group, and service club donors across Canada support CARE's work. CARE works with communities in need to improve living conditions. CARE is also there in the aftermath of disaster or social conflict, providing urgently needed food, water, and shelter. Once the immediate crisis is over, CARE works with communities to re-establish stability. In all its activities CARE has developed an exemplary reputation for community-based programmes built on community participation and solid research and design an ability to respond quickly to marshal resources, equipment, and personnel a skilled workforce with knowledge and experience of the special circumstances that prevail in states emerging from social and ethnic conflict a proven managerial capacity to handle large and complex international projects. With offices throughout the world CARE has an unparalleled capacity to help communities address their development and relief needs. Qualified staff provide a ready network which can respond rapidly when disaster strikes. Working in close collaboration with the Canadian government and United Nations agencies, and other members of CARE International, CARE Canada is well positioned to provide swift and effective emergency assistance and meet long term development needs. CARE Canada is an operational member of the CARE International network, supporting and implementing development projects and relief efforts around the world. We are also the lead CARE member responsible for coordinating the overall efforts of the CARE International network in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Cuba, East Timor, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe. CARE Canada operates additional projects in 23 countries.

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