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 2015, CARE worked in 95 countries and reached 65 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 is seeking CD who will be responsible for fulfilling the CI approved “Performance Standards of Country Offices”. S/he oversees the development, funding and implementation of the Country Office (CO) program portfolio. S/he is responsible for adequate emergency preparedness and manages emergency programming and operations. S/he establishes and sustains productive relationships and political influence with government officials, donors and strategic partners. S/he leads the CO’s fundraising strategy and ensures the CO’s financial viability. An organizational citizen, s/he contributes to CI’s global strategy, shares knowledge and supports the generation of evidence to inform CARE’s global programming.
The CD is also accountable for competent operational and risk management, including the proper management, well being and safety of CARE staff and the proper stewardship of CARE’s resources. The CD models and ensures systematic practice of CARE core values – Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence- S/he also promotes Gender Equality and Diversity among CO staff and in programming.
The CD models new ways of working and drives the teams toward the CARE 2020 vision, fostering innovation, holistic planning and programming and helping to build effective teams, coalitions and networks. S/he encourages on-going staff development to motivate and strengthen the teams’ resilience in the face of change.
CARE International Switzerland (CIS) is CARE’s representation in Sudan established in 2009 (prior to that CARE USA had been operational for over 30 years). In Sudan, in particular where CIS is operating, recurrent and violent conflict have contributed to further human suffering damaging infrastructures, institutions and production, destruction of assets, forced displacement, the breakup of social networks and increased unemployment. These again are contributing to further resource based conflict and unrest.
CIS implements humanitarian and development programs in East Darfur, South Darfur, and South Kordofan. CIS works in partnership with National NGOs, currently reaching over a half a million people in Sudan through its programs in Economic Empowerment, Health, Nutrition, and WASH. All programs use a women’s empowerment approach to promote lasting change. CIS has about 120 staff throughout Sudan
- Staff Management
- Strategic Planning
- Program Impact and Relevance
- Resource Mobilization and Operations Viability
- Human Resources
- External Relations, Partnerships and Advocacy
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree in related field
- 6-8 years in senior management position in development field
- Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning
- Extensive conceptual skills including strategic analysis
- Demonstrated management skills in a complex international setting
- Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership and interpersonal skills
- Strong human resource management skills including capacity building, coaching and conflict management;
- Experience supervising and developing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting;
- Demonstrated interest and ability to give feedback, develop, motivate and lead a diverse team to achieve results;
- Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments
- Knowledge and experience with financial management as demonstrated by ability to:
- Manage a complex budget
- Effectively follow-up on internal and external audit recommendations
- Ensure donor compliance and reporting
- Ability to establish a learning culture within the CO and to facilitate knowledge sharing across CARE
- Experience in successfully managing various forms of partnerships with national and international NGOs, etc.
- Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts.
- Strong representation, influencing and negotiation skills.