Senior Technical Advisor (Program Design and Resource Mobilization)


Job Description

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. CARE is a leader in promoting a comprehensive approach to Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and girls as key to its unshakable commitment to ending poverty. As such, CARE’s education priorities are embedded in its poverty reduction and social justice efforts. CARE focuses on the most marginalized and hard to reach, which in many contexts are adolescents, particularly girls, who have been left out of formal education. CARE’s work brings together communities, schools and government partners to create gender-transformative, innovative and sustainable solutions to ensure that marginalized children and adolescents, especially girls, are able to stay in school, succeed academically and transition to meaningful engagement in society. As a member of CARE’s Education Team, the Senior Technical Advisor for Design" id="link" class="link">Program Design and Resource Mobilization (PDRM) will play a key role in positioning CARE as a global leader in education and adolescent programming, contributing to CARE’s efforts to develop innovative designs for education and adolescent programming. The PDRM will be the primary technical proposal development expert on the team. S/he will leverage promising practices and core strategies that are cutting-edge, replicable, scalable, and documented with credible evidence to develop sound designs for education and adolescent empowerment approaches, including learnings from other evidence-based programs within CARE. S/he will engage extensively, internally and externally, around program design, proposal development and other aspects of resource mobilization. Responsibilities:
  • Primary technical proposal development expert on the team; will engage extensively, internally and externally, around program design, proposal development and other aspects of resource mobilization

  • Provide technical leadership on specific initiatives within the Education Team’s portfolio, including grant oversight, and ensuring the integration of proven and innovative approaches to education and adolescent empowerment

  • Learning for Resource Mobilization

  • Education Team membership

  • Master’s degree in education, international development, or related field

  • Experience
    • 10 years of experience in a relevant field, and at least 2 years of new Business Development experience

    • Knowledge and experience with donors, including foundations and US Government

    • Demonstrated experience and successful track record in leading development of proposals for large and small donors

    • Facilitation and training skills including development of training materials and facilitation of participatory program development and Capacity Building

    • Experience working in developing contexts and with culturally diverse teams

  • Technical Skills
    • Knowledge of gender-transformative education and adolescent empowerment strategies, including formal and non-formal education

    • In-depth knowledge of education and adolescent empowerment research and practice in development

    • Excellent skills in education and girls’ empowerment program design, proposal development and execution

    • Strong skills in planning and organization, partnership and collaboration

    • Evidence of outstanding English writing and communication skills

    • Familiarity with research/analytical skills

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