COUNTRY DIRECTOR - HAITI

Country: Haiti
Organization: CARE USA
Closing date: 13 Jun 2021

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, and fight with CARE.

75 years ago, a small group of Americans sent the world’s first CARE package on a ship across the Atlantic Ocean. They refused to stand on the sidelines while millions of Europeans faced starvation. Much has changed since World War II but CARE’s commitment to helping peoplehas not.

Today CARE isa leader in global development. Care staff strengthen health in Honduras. Advance gender equity in Ethiopia. Reduce poverty in Pakistan. Mitigate climate change in Cote d’Ivoire.

With an annual budget of $650 million and a global team of 6,000, CARE works in nearly 100 countries around the world to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.

Haiti

CARE began working in Haiti in 1953. Sixty-years of experience has taught us that tackling poverty requires a blend of programs that meet basic needs and basic rights. That’s why CARE works on improving food security and support local producers, increasing the resilience to climate change. It’s why we provide safe water, hygiene kits and educate the population to prevent the spread of COVID19. It’s why we educate children in schools and women through financial literacy programs. It’s why we provide family planning alongside efforts to advance gender equity.

The Opportunity

We’re looking for a strong leader for our Haiti team. Someone who can open doors to new partners and strengthen relationships with existing ones. Serve as CARE Haiti’s biggest ambassador and advocate for gender equity. Someone who can tell the CARE story and help us secure the funds to grow CARE’s impact. We need you to…

  • Drive strategy. Develop the blueprint to guide CARE’s work in Haiti, driving innovation and impact at scale, and help shape the LAC regional strategy.
  • Lead the team. Guide a passionate team of program managers and operations experts.
  • Promote CARE. Maintain strong relationships with government, partners and donors, such as the USAID, BHA, the World Bank, and European Union
  • Grow the portfolio. Work with business development teams to identify, track and coordinate responses to funding opportunities. Develop partnerships that lead to new funding.
  • Make sure we play by the rules. Serve as our chief compliance officer in Haiti. Ensure that we are ethical and efficient, that we have the procedures in place to be strong steward of donor funding and accountable to our partners and program participants.
  • Lead with integrity. Create a positive and productive workplace. One that values hard work, feedback and continuous improvement, diversity, inclusion and a strong commitment to CARE.**Your Background**

  • Record of humanitarian leadership. You have at least 10 years’ experience leading systemic change, managing people, budgets and working in global companies or international NGOs. You have an MBA, MPH, MA in International Development or other relevant post-graduate degree. You are fluent in French and English.

  • Commitment to gender equity - You are an advocate for women and girls. You’ve worked humanitarian or development programs that advance gender equity.

  • Natural fundraiser. You have experience identifying business opportunities for health organizations or securing funds from foundations and institutional donors like USAID, OFDA, the EU, and The Gates Foundation

  • Collaborative manager. You are able to inspire a shared vision and motivate a country-wide team. You’ve managed an annual budget of at least $6 million and country-wide teams of 30+.

  • A natural connector. You are able to build and sustain relationships with government ministries and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). You are able to identify new donors and partners to work with us. You can spot trends and keep the CARE regional executive team informed about gender, development and health needs and opportunities in Haiti.

  • A strategist. You are a quick thinker, laser focused and clear decision maker. You have a strong interest in private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results. You can apply what you learn in your country to other countries CARE works in.

  • Solution driven. You are good at finding solution in crisis contexts, finding different pathways to solve complex problems.

Reports to: Regional Director, Latin America & Caribbean
Size: $10 million annually, 130 staff

How to apply:

https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAREUSA&cws=52&rid=5452

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