CARE Job Vacancy 2018 for Programme Manager, Application Details

CARE Job Vacancy 2018 for Programme Manager, Application Details

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for CARE Job Vacancy 2018 Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

CARE Job Vacancy 2018

CARE is an international NGO working in Somalia. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, as well as mitigating immediate suffering caused by drought, conflict, and displacement. We invite applications from experienced and talented individuals for the position of Food Security and Livelihood Program Manager (Technical Support to CalPto be based in Nairobi with occasional field travels**. The successful candidate will be seconded to our partner, The Cash Learning Partnership (**CaLP on a one (1) year fixed term contract.

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Position Summary

The successful candidate will join the CaLP team in the Horn of Africa region. S/he will focus on delivering existing commitments, maintaining effective engagement with a wide range of actors and the wider community, exploring opportunities for further engagement within the scope of the agreed strategy and plans as well as developing new funding applications.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the planning and management of training courses in the region.
  • Manage relationships with certified trainers and Training Partner Organizations.
  • Occasionally facilitate or co-facilitate courses (subject to relevant skills and experience).
  • Actively promote the use of capacity building resources.
  • Contribute to further development of overall capacity building plans by providing feedback on changing training needs and interests.
  • Convene Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) actors to collaborate and share knowledge, including planning and delivery of webinars and learning events.
  • Promote the use of CTP standards and guidance, exploring the option of dedicated learning events on new standards.
  • Prepare relevant synthesis reports akin to others generated by the East Africa team.
  • Plan and manage the development of case studies or other learning products.
  • Explore ways of strengthening dissemination activities to enhance the uptake of resources.
  • Lead and support the delivery of existing commitments related to gender and CTP.
  • Support the strengthening of coordination capacity at national and regional level.
  • Liaise with Cash Working Group leads in multiple countries on a regular basis.
  • Arrange meetings of CWG leads.
  • Engage with government bodies, clusters and other humanitarian systems to promote and enhance the coordinated use of cash.
  • Contribute to regional perspectives & global policy debates & at the same time disseminating information on global policy debates.
  • In collaboration with relevant staff, support the development and implementation of a regional communications plans to aid the dissemination of CTP evidence and the work more broadly.
  • Support the Administration & Communications Officer to ensure East Africa information bulletins are regularly produced.
  • Contribute to the updating of the website.
  • Lead an ‘audit’ of member engagement in the region.
  • Develop and implement plans to support enhanced engagement with all members.
  • Develop and manage ‘member only’ or ‘member priority’ events.
  • Represent the organization with members, non-member, donors and other external stakeholders as relevant.
  • Explore opportunities to promote the work of the organization in appropriate national and regional fora.
  • Manage grants and budgets as agreed with the Regional Representative.
  • Ensure internal monitoring and reporting systems are continuously updated.
  • Develop new funding applications to support the organization’s work in the region.
  • Produce high quality and timely donor reports related to any regional grants and contribute to global reports as relevant.
  • Work with all staff (locally and remotely) to ensure effective delivery of agreed plans.
  • Contribute to the work of the whole team within agreed priorities, capacities and plans.
  • Ensure that the organization complies with the procedures & processes of its host agencies and donors.
  • Explore and respond to new opportunities that emerge for the organization to advance its mission, in line with capacities, annual plan and strategy.

Required Qualifications

  • Over four (4) years’ humanitarian experience in the areas for cash programming and food security.
  • Programme and grant management experience.
  • Understanding of Cash Transfer Programming in humanitarian contexts.
  • Knowledge of the international humanitarian system and understanding of some of the key debates related to cash transfers programming.
  • Strong communication/donor relation experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships.
  • Written and verbal communication skills in French is desired.
  • Skills and experience of facilitating training and/or events.
  • Experience of working in a network environment.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Understanding of gender programming. Strong coordination experience.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV to by November 6, 2018. Candidates are required to quote the position title on the subject line of the email when applying. CV & Cover letter should be sent as one document. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


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