Country: United States of America
Organization: CARE USA
Closing date: 29 Sep 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.

  • Reports to: Associate Vice President, Global Policy and Advocacy

  • Department: Impact & Innovation

  • Location: Washington, DC or global


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 people has not.

Today CARE is a leader in global development and humanitarian response. 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 $700 million and a global team of 7,000, CARE works in nearly 100 countries around the world to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.

Your charge

The Global Advocacy Team centers the voices and leadership of women and girls to change systems that trap us in cycles of poverty. We influence change, shape policy, and advocate with and for women and girls worldwide. Our work is locally led, globally connected and aligned with CARE’s organizational priorities. To lead this work, we need you as our Senior Manager.

In this role, you will be a global influencer: providing evidence, measuring impact and shaping agendas to advance gender equity. You will also strengthen advocacy capacity throughout CARE and our sector, by building, leading and measuring impact of policy changes that strengthen the health system, the food system and the humanitarian system.

  • Manage internal stakeholders across multiple teams in a highly matrixed and collaborative fashion: directly manage 1-2 staff and closely collaborate with Country, Business Development, and Communications teams to ensure accountability, strategic alignment, and results. Oversee the knowledge management and internal communications function and manage staff in this role. Manage intern cohorts that support research, evaluation and implementation of new ways of working.

  • Represent CARE externally. This includes both formal and informal presentations such as speaking at conferences and other high-level gatherings. Identify and develop advisory partnerships, including external thought partners on decolonizing aid, systems level and catalytic roles for INGOs to transform the sector.

  • Manage and process CARE’s Advocacy Data globally, validate wins, including the reported reach and impact. Share evidence and learnings, deploy strategic communications, speak and publish across influential platforms.

  • Track and analyze key global policy developments and trends relevant to gender equity and lead organizational responses to them.

  • Support the development and advancement of regional or sub-regional advocacy strategies and initiatives that have demonstrated high impact and capacity to be scaled up.

Your background

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required competencies. Master’s degree preferred.

  • At least 10 years of experience working in impact evaluation and measurement of structural or systems-change in government, advocacy and/or public affairs.

  • Knowledge of global health and development issues.

  • Ability to work autonomously combined with experience working remotely and with global staff.

  • Experience developing and managing efforts to influence policymakers, institutional funders, and other external stakeholders.

  • Strong analytical, writing, editing and verbal skills for communicating with broad and diverse stakeholders.

  • Creative, energetic and innovative approach to identifying solutions.

  • Effective as a collaborator in complex internal and external organizations.

  • Ability to work with efficiency and diplomacy.

  • Proven ability to build and cultivate strong relationships.

How to apply:

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