CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and fight with CARE.**”**
The Senior Director, Health, Equity and Rights (HER) is responsible for leading CARE’s global health programming, including our continued commitment to sexual, reproductive health and rights (SRHR) while also supporting public health emergencies. This role will provide strategic leadership to collaboratively develop a transformative vision across CARE International, while also leading an international team and portfolio managed by CARE USA. The team will oversee a portfolio of over 70 projects in 35+countries valued in excess of $USD 200 million, and is responsible for the Reproductive Health Trust Fund, an endowment created by USAID and CARE. S/he must strategically identify and deploy diverse funding resources to best meet programmatic health goals and outcomes. This position leads a team of ~20 staff and provides programming leadership as well as strategic technical support to the field, knowledge sharing and learning opportunities for CARE staff, advocacy efforts and fundraising.
The Senior Director also represents CARE at high-level international forums on issues related to maternal health, family planning, global health security, public health in emergencies, gender and sexuality. S/he will engage and nurture strategic partnerships and donor relations with key donors including but not restricted to USAID, professional foundations (e.g. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and other actors in the global health space.
The Senior Director is part the global Program, Strategy, & Impact team and will collaborate, partner and support other Senior Directors and program teams (such as Food and Water Systems, Education, Climate Security, and Gender) to engage in in organization-wide efforts on program quality and learning as well as holistic/integrated responses.
- Global strategic and technical leadership
- CARE US Team leadership and Program management
- Global partnerships, External positioning and Advocacy/influencing
- Fundraising/Resource Mobilization
- Learning & Innovations
- Master’s degree or higher in public health, social sciences or international development
- 10-15 years in international global health, sexual and reproductive health, and/or public health in emergencies technical programming
- 5-10 years managing and leading a team of senior public health professionals
- Strategic planning, program design, implementation and evaluation of SRHR programs
- Experience working on USAID funded programs
- Successful fundraising experience
- Significant public speaking and representation experience
- Experience living and working in developing countries
- Experience working for an international non-governmental organization
- Advocacy to national and international bodies regarding global health issues
- Familiarity working in a rights-based organization
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