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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 : Somalia - Hargeisa                            Type of Post : Unaccompanied                  

Other Possible Location :                                         Funding : APPROVED

Expected Travel : up to 30%                                              Type of Contract : 

Language Requirement : ENGLISH                          Application Deadline : 4/26/19

Employee Duration : 

CARE seeks a passionate and value driven Deputy Country Director-Programs (DCD-P) responsible for ensuring that CARE Somalia's programs contribute to CARE's vision of "a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been eliminated and people live with dignity and security". The DCD-P is expected to provide strategic leadership in the areas of program quality, development, implementation and scaling up of CARE Somalia's humanitarian interventions. A major emphasis in this position is to play a strong resource mobilization and technical leadership role in ensuring that Country Office has a robust and diverse donor funding base and that programs are implemented fulfilling standards for quality and accountability along with delivering to the desired IMPACTS in making a significant contribution to reducing poverty and social injustice. The DCD-P is responsible for overseeing the development of program strategies appropriate for the Somalia context and environment which is associated with chronic poverty and emergency humanitarian needs due to the on going conflict and instability. S/he manages a team of professionals focused on the design, funding, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects, with large focus on emergency programs, that effectively address the underlying causes of poverty and meeting immediate humanitarian needs in line with CARE's Programming Principles. S/he must also ensure that systems, policies, procedures and people are in place to ensure the proper management and implementation of those projects and programs. The position will be based in Hargeisa.

Reporting to the Country Director, the DCD-P will be responsible for overseeing the development, testing and implementation of new innovative program approaches appropriate for the context of Somalia. S/he works closely with, and is supported by the program units at CI, regional and CARE USA HQ levels, as well as with other interested CARE International members. Given the high level of recurrent humanitarian need in Somalia, the CO has standing emergency response capacity in addition to three long-term programs focused on the empowerment of vulnerable girls and women. CARE is a leader in the humanitarian policy and coordination arena and the DCD-P is expected to be familiar with CARE’s humanitarian mandate and able to represent the CO at highest level fora in country. The DCD-P is a key member of the Country Office Leadership Team and as such is responsible for leading and supporting the CO leadership and management initiatives. S/he is responsible for (along with the CD) maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, donors, peer agencies and other partners. S/he may be required to become Acting CD when the CD is out of the country.

• Oversee the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of county office (CO) programs and projects and ensure that they are in line with CO strategic plan and program strategy and with the CI programming principles
• Lead process with staff and partners to identify and secure funding for viable humanitarian and development programs in line with CO strategy
• Conduct regular analysis of the CO contingency planning and capacity to scale up quickly and respond to significant emergency needs and propose actions to address capacity gaps
• Provide proper supervision and management for all direct reports and lead the establishment and functioning of a strong, effective and coordinated Program team
• Ensure adequate and strong working relationships between program team and other units teams and oversee the recruitment and orientation of new senior program staff
• Monitor the CO programs and projects to ensure that they are implemented in a professional manner in line with the project proposal through project visits and the review of annual implementation plans and activity reports
• Work closely with units in Program Support (finance, procurement, HR, transport, etc.) to ensure proper coordination exists for efficient program implementation
• Ensure that the CO program seeks opportunities for innovation and personal growth by promoting a culture of, and mechanisms for, reflective practice and learning at all levels
• Ensure adequate integration of humanitarian and development programming within the CO Program strategy
• Seek strategic partnerships necessary to promote CARE's vision and programming principles and ensure that those partners understand the COs program strategies
• Identify issues to be addressed to heighten donor and government accountability and maintain a positive image and good visibility for CARE amongst these groups
• Ensure that lessons learned are consolidated and used to inform ongoing and future practices

• Master’s degree in Humanitarian Response and Accountability, Women’s Empowerment, Impact Measurement or related field
• A minimum five (5) years’ in senior management and leadership positions in humanitarian and development programs
• Strong background and extensive experience in emergency humanitarian programming
• Demonstrated skills and motivation towards gender and cultural sensitivities, valuing diversity and championing organizational and staff diversity, strong ability and commitment to upholding organizational core values
• Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills and proven experience in managing individuals and teams for success
• Experience in Somalia desired
• Fluent English (written and verbal)




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