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At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security. 
This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.


Work Location : US- Washington, DC                            Type of Post : Not Applicable                  

Other Possible Location :                                         Funding : APPROVED

Expected Travel : up to 30%                                              Type of Contract : 

Language Requirement : ENGLISH                          Application Deadline : 

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The Associate Vice President (AVP), Competitive Bids, provides overall leadership and management of CARE USA's Competitive Bids Unit (CBU), which is responsible for leading the organization's global efforts in the acquisition of financial resources through competitive solicitations, exclusively from the US Government.  CBU provides direct support to and builds the capacity of CARE's geographic and technical teams worldwide to strengthen and maintain relationships with US Government staff and submit at least $500 million in proposals annually, with at least a 35% win rate, in order to fund CARE's work in combatting poverty and discrimination in approximately 84 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America and the Caribbean.  The AVP is the face of CARE's USG resource development efforts and is directly responsible for identifying issues, ensuring appropriate systems and processes are instituted, and is a responsible steward of CARE's human and financial resources. CBU, under leadership of the AVP, leads CARE's USG resource development goal-setting process and is responsible for monitoring, tracking and reporting issues and providing regular updates and revenue figures to CARE USA's Board of Directors, Executive Management Team, and a host of other stakeholders.

The AVP oversees and manages the four functional areas related to CBU's core work, which include Networking/Business Intelligence, Bid Coordination, Costing/Budgeting, and Recruitment. The AVP is responsible for ensuring that the flow of funds from CARE's institutional donor base, including USAID, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Department of State, and the Department of Labor, is maintained and increases to an optimal level, based on CARE's strategic goals and priorities, working in close collaboration with the VP of PPL, CARE HQ units, Regional Management Units (RMUs), Country Offices (COs) and CARE Member Partners (CMP) and technical staff worldwide.  The AVP supervises the multi-disciplinary CBU team of 19 staff, manages an annual budget which inlcudes CARE USA's proposal development costs, and fosters an environment of respect, integrity, diversity, commitment and excellence.

  • Management, Vision and System Development
  • Leadership and Staff Management
  • Networking/Partnership/Business Intelligence
  • Capacity Building
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Ten years experience in international development, including overseas posting.
  • Direct supervision of a team for more than five years.
  • Responsibility for proposal development, program design and/or competitive bidding.
  • Experience with USAID, and extensive senior-level contacts within the USG donor community required.
  • Experience in non-profit, non-governmental organizations.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Fund-raising or program design
  • Networking and Intelligence gathering
  • Planning
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Project management



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