Country Director


Job Description


Work Location : Philippines - Manila Type of Post : Not Applicable Other Possible Location : Funding : APPROVED Expected Travel : up to 30% Type of Contract : Language Requirement : ENGLISH Application Deadline : Employee Duration : Full-Time

CARE has been providing emergency relief and Development Assistance in the Philippines since 1949. Over the years, the organization has developed strong working relations with local communities and local non-government organizations throughout the country.

At present, CARE Philippines and its partners are working to implement a number of programs ranging from Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change adaptation in rural and urban areas, to humanitarian assistance focusing on food, shelter, cash, protection, water, hygiene, and sanitation, to recovery and rehabilitation focusing on women economic empowerment, health, and livelihoods across the Philippines.

The Opportunity:

CARE Philippines is seeking a talented and motivated Director" id="link" class="link">Country Director (CD) who will provide effective leadership and management ensuring implementation of CARE’s strategy and in-country operations consistent with CARE's Vision, Mission and Focus. **This position is open to national candidates.

The Country Director, reports to the Regional Director-Asia and will be responsible for overall leadership and management of all aspects of the country office and CARE programs in the Philippines. The position leads the country team in the identification, development and implementation of viable (financially, programmatically, culturally as well as from safety and security perspective) programming in the complex operating context, ensuring proper adherence to CARE policies and procedures, including staff management, financial management, wellness, safety and security, compliance with CARE and donor requirements, etc.

Drive strategy. Develop the blueprint to guide CARE’s work in the Philippines and help shape the Asia regional strategy Lead the team. Guide a staff of program managers, operations experts, and technology experts Promote CARE. Maintain strong relationships with government, partners, and donors, such as USAID, OFDA, and The World Bank. Lead and represent CARE on several Coordination forums, and maintain good relationships with the host government, donor community and international and local organizations. Grow the portfolio. Work with Business Development staff to identify, track and coordinate responses to funding opportunities. Develop partnerships and strategies that lead to new funding. Make sure we play by the rules. Serve as our chief Compliance Officer in the Philippines. Ensure that we are ethical and efficient, that we have the procedures in place to be strong stewards of donor funding. Lead with integrity. Create a positive and productive workplace. One that values hard work, feedback and continuous improvement, diversity, inclusion, risk and security and a strong commitment to CARE.

Your Background:

Humanitarian leader. You have at least 7 years+ of experience leading humanitarian programs, managing people, budgets and working in global companies or international NGOs. You have a bachelor’s degree in international development or other relevant post-graduate degree. You are fluent in English and proficient in other applicable languages. You have 7 years of successful senior Program Development and strategic leadership position in a humanitarian operating environment with a Strong background in Disaster Preparedness, Management, and Leadership Committed to gender equity. You are an advocate for women and girls. You’ve worked on education, humanitarian, or development programs that advance gender equity. Natural fundraiser with proposal writing skills. You have experience identifying business opportunities for health organizations or securing funds from foundations and institutional donors like USAID/BHA, OFDA, the EU Collaborative manager. You are able to inspire a shared vision and motivate a country-wide team. You’ve managed a large annual budget and regional, or country -wide teams A natural connector. You are able to build and sustain relationships with government ministries and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). You are able to identify and attract 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 the Philippines. 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 and other countries CARE works in.


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