ASSISTANT COUNTRY DIRECTOR – PROGRAMS
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.
CARE is seeking the Assistant Country Director – Programs (ACD-P) who will provide strategic leadership and direction for Jordan Country Office (CO) programs; both development and humanitarian. As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), she/he is also expected to actively contribute to the overall governance of the country office and delivery of its strategic and annual operating plans.
The ACD-P is responsible to ensure that programs’ work is integrated and well-coordinated, and that program quality issues, program impact and measurement, and program development are in line with CARE International and CARE Jordan vision, goals, program principles, standards and approaches.
The ACD-P is responsible to ensure that all CARE Jordan’s programs are well implemented, and program teams are aware of updates and progress within all programs. The ACD-P is the leader of the Program Committee of CARE Jordan; contributing to the development of the program strategies, policies, standards and directions, ensuring integration between different programs and projects, maintaining fund-raising momentum and promoting innovations, learning and best practice. Furthermore; the ACD-P is responsible of leading the CO Partnership Strategy; follow-up with key stakeholders and Governmental entities; and ensures maintaining a meaningful relationship with donors, coordination platforms, and all strategic stakeholders.
Additionally, the ACD-P is expected to contribute to strengthening the working relationship of program support with program. The ACD-P fosters a values-based organizational culture and ensuring good internal controls.
In addition, the ACD-P is responsible for the quality and effectiveness of CARE’s humanitarian response and development programming within her/his responsibility. She/he provides support and guidance to the Emergency Response Team (ERT), responsible and accountable for developing, coordinating and managing all emergency activities. Furthermore, she/he is expected to strengthen the CO’s overall capacity to be prepared and respond to emergencies in accordance with accepted principles and practicies, as well as strategically integrate emergency programming within the overall program approach.
- Staff management, coaching and development
- Program management, implementation and quality management
- Program development
- Emergency program management and implementation
- Public relations / media / representation
- Postgraduate Degree in Social Sciences, Management or equivalent field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
- Minimum of ten years’ experience in Senior management position
- Experience of working with partners and multi-stakeholder environments
- A proven record of effective project, program, and portfolio management, including strategic planning and management
- Proven skills in partnership building, influencing and negotiation with a range of stakeholders, including governments, UN agencies, academic institution
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