Anticipated Start Date:
Position Location: WEST AFRICA
Expected Travel: up to 40%
Language Requirement: English and French
Employee Status: Full Time
Hrs Per Week (Part Time):
Type of Post: Accompanied - Family
Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
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. We also deliver emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and help people rebuild their lives.
CARE USA is now seeking a Regional Director (RD) to be the organization’s leading figure in the West Africa region. This person will report directly to the Vice President of International Programs and Operations, and will also serve as a key liaison to our Executive Management Team. Our West African region encompasses a total of 10 Country offices (7 under direct management of CARE USA), with an average annual budget of $70 million (USD). This region has several key initiatives in Gender Equity and Diversity, Leadership Development and Program Quality, all of which are focused on strengthening our global impact.
The RD will be responsible for providing high level oversight of all key areas of performance, including strategy development, program quality and impact measurement, emergency preparedness and response, advocacy, knowledge management and learning, human resources management, financial stewardship, resource acquisition, risk management, and administrative operations.
CARE is at an exciting point in its evolution as we are currently transforming the organization to deliver even greater impact and enhance our ability to accomplish our mission. With this in mind, there are other key aspects of this role which include:
•Leading change and communications for CARE’s operations in the region at a time when CARE’s role and relevance is evolving in light of significant changes in development resource flows, and in the capacity of the state and civil society in the countries we work.
•Building and maintaining key relationships with other actors in the region as well as colleagues from other regions and other CARE International members.
•Contributing to and coordinating the engagement from staff and other actors in the region in CARE International’s transformational change process.