East, Central and Southern Africa Regional Office
Vacancy: Country Director, Somalia Program
CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people.
We currently work in over 93 countries, and focus primarily on women and girls as the most disproportionately affected by poverty, while engaging men and boys through our work too.
CARE’s East, Central and Southern Africa Regional Office (ECSARO) is responsible for the oversight of CARE’s operations as well as the provision of support to 15 Country Offices in the region.
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CARE is seeking a dynamic and experienced Country Director, based in Nairobi, Kenya, to lead CARE’s work in Somalia. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with a devoted team, to drive impact that benefits women and girls, addresses injustice and discrimination, and enhance the lives of poor and vulnerable communities.
The Country Director is the senior leader and representative for CARE Somalia. S/he will lead the team to ensure the strategic visioning, development, funding, and implementation of CARE’s program portfolio.
The County Director will be responsible for fulfilling the CARE International approved “Performance Standards of Country Offices”. S/he will oversee the development, funding and implementation of the Country Office [CO) program portfolio.
The person in this role will be responsible for the management of adequate emergency preparedness and emergency programming and operations. S/he will establish and sustain productive relationships and political influence with government officials, donors and strategic partners.
The Country Director will lead the CO’s fundraising strategy to ensure the CO’s financial viability. An organizational citizen, s/he will contribute to Cl’s global strategy, shares knowledge and support the generation of evidence to inform CARE’s global programming.
In this role, the CD will be 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 is expected to model and ensure systematic practice of CARE’s core values — Transformation, Integrity, Diversity, Equality and Excellence. S/he will promote Gender Equality and Diversity among Country Office staff.
The CD will be proactive, innovative, strategic and is expected to model new ways of working, will drive the teams towards CARE’s 2020 Program Strategy and vision as well as CARE USA’s Bold Moves, foster innovation, holistic planning and programming and work to build effective teams, coalitions and networks. S/he will encourage and practice on-going staff development to motivate and strengthen the teams’ resilience in the face of change.
If you possess a minimum 6-8 years of experience in senior management position in development or humanitarian field with demonstrated skills in influencing decision makers in adopting/reinforcing pro—poor policies and creating an enabling environment for social justice, then please do apply directly online at the link
below no later than June 22nd, 2018
CARE 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