ABOUT THE ROLE / WHAT THE ROLE OFFERS
CARE Canada’s bold Strategic Plan, From Caring Comes Courage (2021 – 2025), sets out CARE Canada’s commitment to bring all our resources, talent, and expertise together to unlock women’s leadership for a gender-just future. It recognizes that to lead change and realize a better life for herself and her community, every woman needs to be safe, healthy and have a dignified livelihood. It also fundamentally realizes that ‘business as usual’ is no longer good enough: this Plan challenges us to reimagine how we achieve our mission, inspire Canadian investment in that mission, and transform our organization to be future-ready.
CARE Canada’s Program Design and Development team is responsible for coordinating, designing, and developing the organization’s development and humanitarian assistance programming, in close collaboration with the program management team, the program quality team, regional offices and country offices. The Strategic Plan reaffirms our gender-equality focus and our dual-mandate status. Our ultimate impact goal is to support women’s leadership for a gender-just future grounded in strong programs supporting safety/protection, health and dignified livelihoods across both humanitarian and development settings. The Global Programs unit is responsible for the overall management of CARE Canada’s global programming circa $50m annual development and humanitarian programming portfolio.
The Program Development Officer will play a key role in the coordination, design and development of impactful programs that address the needs of communities in which CARE works. This position will work closely with the Country Offices to coordinate and lead the design and development of CARE development and humanitarian programming. This position also includes regular communication and touch points between the program management and program quality teams. The primary role of this position is to ensure a clear process and assigning roles, responsibilities and setting clear timelines for the program development team for any Canadian funding opportunity (government, foundations, private sector) in any of the 90+ countries where CARE has a presence.
WHAT YOU OFFER / ABOUT YOU
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in program coordination, development, proposal writing, and project management in the international development sector.
• Strong understanding of gender-sensitive programming and a commitment to CARE's mandate of empowering women and girls.
• An ability to apply Gender Equality (GE) concepts to the proposal development process by ensuring that the appropriate GE content is in the process itself as well as the proposal.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; working knowledge of French or other languages is strongly preferred.
• Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multicultural and diverse team environment.
• Familiarity with key institutional donors and their requirements.
• Experience with Results-Based Management tools (e.g. Logic Model, Performance Measurement Frameworks) and familiarity with donors, particularly Global Affairs Canada.
WHAT WOULD MAKE YOU EXTRAORDINARY
• 1-2 years of field experience working overseas, in a development context.
• Experience working with the Private Sector in a development context.
• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in international development, humanitarian affairs, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Promote and maintain an organizational culture that advances gender equality, reduces power abuse and inequalities, and fosters trust and safety.
Create an environment within CARE's workplaces, programming, and communities where CARE works that is free from sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation and child abuse (SHEA-CA).
Ensure high standards of prevention and response measures for SHEA-CA are in place consistent with the CARE International (CI) Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Code of Conduct.
WHAT WE OFFER / ABOUT CARE
• Starting Salary Range between $67,000 - $72,000.
• Comprehensive benefits package and confidential employee assistance program services available to you and your dependents from your first day of employment.
• 3 weeks of annual leave (increases to 4 weeks from 2nd year of employment).
• In addition to annual leave, we offer a December 24-January 1 office closure so we can all recharge simultaneously.
• Inclusive holiday policy.
• Paid sick leave.
• Parental leave top-up.
• Employer contributions to group pension plan after first year of employment.
• Optional participation in group RRSP.
• International and domestic travel opportunities.
• Annual all-staff retreat in Ottawa.
• Learning and development opportunities and specialized training.
• Flexible work hours to support employee wellbeing and productivity.
• A focus on wellness and work-life balance.
• Amazing colleagues who are very committed to CARE’s mission.
If you are someone who thrives on challenge, loves to be part of a dynamic team and you are passionate about making a difference, then this opportunity is for you!
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