• Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 22 April 2019
  • Juba, South Sudan
  • Closing on 22 May 2019

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 a passionate women’s rights advocate with experience in project management in humanitarian and complex environments with exceptional skills in advancing gender equality for vulnerable and marginalized women and girls with the ultimate goal of increasing the enjoyment of human rights for women and girls, feminist coalition building, women’s rights and women’s protection and empowerment. The Program Manager, Women’s Empowerment and Rights will contribute to the successful delivery of the Women Voices, and Leadership - South Sudan project.

The Program Manager will amplify voices of Women’s Rights Organizations from Central Equatoria, Jonglei and Eastern Equatoria states while enabling them to strengthen their capacity to promote and defend rights and empower follow South Sudanese women and girls. The Program Manager will strengthen Women’s Rights Organizations’ technical programming skills in areas such as women’s rights, gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights and women’s economic empowerment and strengthen women’s networks/coalitions within South Sudan. The project employs feminist organizational development and movement building approaches to be a support facility to the women’s rights movement in the target areas of South Sudan. As such, CARE acts as a convener, networker and liaison, providing space and technical assistance to women’s rights organizations to grow their own strategies, resources and programming. By the end of the project, it is expected that selected women’s rights organizations are stronger, more sustainable and provide a better quality of programming and information to their constituents.

The Program Manager, Women’s Empowerment and Rights will ensure advancement of gender equality in South Sudan by contributing to improving: the management, programming and sustainability of grassroots Women’s Rights Organizations through strengthening women’s rights organization’s internal governance, management and resource mobilization; the performance, effectiveness and quality of service delivery of Women’s Rights Organizations, strengthening women’s rights platforms, alliances and networks and; the effectiveness of national, State and County level Women’s Rights Organizations’ programming and advocacy to influence the development and implementation of gender-sensitive policies. S\he will ensure that this project contributes to women’s protection, empowerment and gender equality by engaging a broad stakeholder base.

Reporting to the Assistant Country Director for Programs (ACD-P) with dotted technical reporting to the Gender and Protection Coordinator, the Program Manager will be responsible for overall operational, contractual and financial management of the project. This will include all aspects of human resources management, activity coordination, results-based reporting, budget oversight and program quality. As a key focus will require flow of grants to women’s rights organizations and using innovative methods to report project impact, the Program Manager will coordinate all these activities in close collaboration with the ACD-P, with technical support from the Gender and Protection Coordinator in South Sudan as well as Program Managers and Advisors at CARE member countries such as CARE Canada.

S\he will Facilitate participatory and collaborative approaches to move teams towards results; utilize learn-by-doing, learn-by-peers, and blended learning methodologies; facilitate collaborative development of a comprehensive Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning / M&E plan, Detailed Program Implementation Plan, Operational Plan together with the program steering committee, program team and partner women’s rights organizations; Support in organizing MEAL strengthening workshop for implementers and finalize capacity building plans on MEAL, action plans for operationalization of M&E plan and coordinate mentoring of partners’ MEAL staff to support the development and operationalization of the M&E systems. The Manager will Support donor management and prospects, technical assistance providers, individual trainers, coaches, mentors, speakers, nominating partners, visibility partners, and/or other development partners.


  • Provide program management oversight including the grants to women’s right organizations and partnership management
  • Maintaining strong collaborative and participatory relationships with women’s rights organizations
  • Oversee project activities that support women’s rights organizations in their internal organizational development and in their work
  • Ensure that appropriate technical linkages are created to strengthen WRO’s work
  • Help steer the project’s strategies on feminist organizational development in collaboration with women’s rights organizations
  • Position CARE as a convener, collaborator and relationship builder vis-à-vis women’s rights organizations
  • May also be called upon to provide some limited technical or program quality advice in areas
  • Provide contractual compliance, quality assurance and controls
  • Oversee recruitment and management of four project staff and consultants
  • Support the project’s Compliance Committee, Strategic Advisory Committee, and Consortium Advisory Committee for coordination and effective delivery
  • Support the development and/or documentation of training implementation and tools
  • Incorporate global best practices and lessons learned into project design and implementation, and utilize project data for internal learning and decision-making
  • Facilitate collaborative development of a comprehensive Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning / M&E plan
  • Oversee field visits and monitoring plans and program review meeting with partners
  • Lead in writing, weekly/monthly/quarterly reports, pitches, and individual stories
  • Establish good working relationship and coordinate with program stakeholders


  • Bachelors’ degree in international development, women’s studies Peace Building or related field. Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of Five (5) years of experience in program management preferably of international programmes experience, with at least 3 years of Women’s Protection and Empowerment, women’s Voices and Leadership program in South Sudan or nexus/conflict/ fragile context
  • Experience in South Sudan or a highly volatile environment desired
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of gender, Women’s rights, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls especially in South Sudan
  • Knowledge and experience with gender approaches and tools
  • Ability to manage relations by being sensitive to cultural differences and responding appropriately to different situations
  • Demonstrated track record managing programming related to a combination of women’s rights, civil society capacity building, women’s empowerment, civil society coalition building, rights advocacy and civil society strengthening. Experience in feminist movement building or feminist organizational development is an asset.
  • Demonstrable experience in initiating and managing effective partnerships with government, women’s rights organizations, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders
  • Proven track record managing budgets, flow through funds, grants, and sub-contracts
  • Proven track record using results-based management to record and report on project impact
  • Strong skills coaching teams to facilitate, collaborate, network and train trainers
  • The post requires a high level of cultural sensitivity
  • Excellent oral and written English skills

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.

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