Associate Vice President, Program Design

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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International Public Sector
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Associate Vice President, Program Design

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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 is the vision of CARE, and has been since our founding 70 years ago, when 22 American organizations came together to rush lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today,

CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to eradicating poverty. In 2015, CARE worked in 95 countries to reach more than 65 million people with 890 life-saving poverty-fighting programs, including maternal and child health, education, food and clean water and more.

CARE is about enabling the human-to-human connections that affirm the dignity of every person on this planet. CARE puts women and girls at the center of its programs both because they are disproportionately impacted by poverty, something we cannot overcome until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

The CI 2020 Program Strategy makes explicit the ambition of CARE International to address poverty and other forms of injustice so that by 2020 at least 150 million people experience positive change in their lives as a result of CARE’s efforts. The new CARE USA Strategy was created to drive impact to 2020 through five bold moves which call for scaling much of the work we’re already doing as well as innovating.

CARE is seeking for Associate Vice President Program Design. The purpose of this role is to organize and mobilize CARE USA’s broad technical expertise to design for scale, initiatives that address the underlying causes of poverty. At CARE, we do not believe poverty is inevitable. At its root, poverty is caused by unequal power relations that result in the inequitable distribution of resources and opportunities between women and men, between power-holders and marginalized communities, and between countries. CARE believes that poverty cannot be overcome without addressing those power imbalances.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage and provide oversight of CARE USA’s portfolio of programs for the organization aligning to the CI 2020 Program Strategy and CARE USA Strategy
  • Represent the VP PPL and PPL Technical Teams
  • Manage the Fellowship program
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Primary Skills

  • Master’s degree in business or public administration, or an equivalent combination of a Bachelors degree and experience.
  • Fluency in English
  • A seasoned professional with expertise and minimum of 10-year experience in international development programming.
  • Experience in managing teams
  • Experience in leading strategy development and implementation of strategic changes.
  • Experience working with Senior Directors and Executive Management.
  • Demonstrated excellence in leadership, team management and collaboration
  • Ability to prioritize CARE’s overall organizational interests over and above individual department interests
  • Organizational & change management & strategic thinking & planning
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Development program design, management, and evaluation
  • Planning, budgeting and financial management
  • Organizational and staff leadership, management, decision-making & development skills
  • Operations management
  • Understanding of the evolving roles of international NGOs
  • Excellent communications and collaboration skills
  • Attention to detail and follow-through
  • In-depth knowledge of program conceptual and technical approaches
  • Relationship building and networking skills
  • Cultural sensitivity

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.

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE’s career website at any time.

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