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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.

CARE USA is one of the world’s largest humanitarian and development organizations in the world fighting global poverty. Founded in 1945 in the wake of World War II, CARE has evolved over time from our famous CARE Packages of life-saving food to long-term development projects. Our work is centered around and built with the leadership of local partners and local communities with a special lens of always putting women and girls at the center of our approach. During 2020, CARE worked in over 100 countries, reaching more than 90 million people through 1,300 projects.

CARE USA has launched its new, four-year strategy, which prioritizes three “impact drivers”: gender equal, locally led, globally scaled. Together, these impact drivers will enable us to accelerate and deepen our impact, putting us on a path to meet our ambitious 2030 impact goals, while also leading the sector in doing the critical work of de-colonization, shifting power, and transforming the organization. At the heart of our strategy is transformation, change, and embracing new ways of working.

The Senior Manager of Planning and Reporting will lead CARE USA’s strategic and org performance management, serve as a key focal point for annual planning, and provide strategic thought leadership and partnership to help departments and leaders execute on our goals with excellence. Reporting to the Senior Director of Strategy and Planning, the Senior Manager will be an exceptional strategic performance management guru, a strategic thought partner, and a process/project management pro. As an experienced cross-teams facilitator, the Sr. Manager promotes collaborative and streamlined ways of working towards collective goals.

Performance management, creative problem-solving, strategic acumen, and strong planning and project management skills are important for success in this role. The ability to envision opportunity for process excellence and optimization while staying focused on the people we support (and to have fun while doing it) is required.


  • Strategic Performance Management – Quarterly Performance Management
  • Annual Planning
  • Strategic Thought Partnership and Problem Solving
  • Coaching and management of interns, including recruitment process.
  • Coaching on Project Management.
  • Supporting the executive department on needs as they arise including communication, driving partnerships, change management, and promoting equity and inclusion.


  • Master’s degree (MBA, MPP, MPA, or MA in International Development or equivalent), or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 6-8 years’ experience leading and managing strategic performance management and annual planning
  • Strong international experience or understanding of challenges facing the humanitarian and development sector
  • Strong project management with excellent reporting and Dashboard management skills
  • Comfort with project management tools
  • Microsoft Office Suite, and specifically conducting analysis in Excel (e.g., formulas and pivot tables) or PowerBI; PowerPoint story building; advanced written communications, cross cultural communication and change management.
  • Regional or Country Office experience in international development or humanitarian response.
  • Management consulting experience.

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