Program Manager


Job Description


Program Manager Canada ● Virtual Req #229 Wednesday, January 4, 2023 About CARE:
CARE helps women and girls in developing countries lift themselves and their families out of poverty and out of crisis.
We bring people together to end inequality. Not just for one person, but a whole community. Not just for now, but for a lifetime and across generations. We develop solutions with women and girls and their communities to tackle the big issues facing them like Climate Change, economic empowerment, food security and emergency relief in times of crisis or disaster.
About the role:

CARE Canada is looking for a Program Manager (One year contract)


CARE Canada’s bold new Strategic Plan, From Caring Comes Courage (2021 – 2024), sets out CARE Canada’s commitment to bring all our resources, talent, and expertise together to unlock women’s leadership for a gender-just future. It recognizes that to lead change and realize a better life for herself and her community, every woman needs to be safe, healthy and have a dignified livelihood. It also fundamentally realizes that ‘business as usual’ is no longer good enough: this Plan challenges us to reimagine how we achieve our mission, inspire Canadian investment in that mission, and transform our organization to be future-ready.

CARE Canada’s Global Programs unit is responsible for developing and managing the organization’s programs in both development and humanitarian assistance focusing on the injustice of poverty and gender inequality. The Unit is currently seeking a Program Manager with experience in Program Management with exceptional skills in gender equality programming, women and youth’s rights and empowerment, agrifood systems & food security, Climate Change Adaptation. Reporting to the Head of Gender, Food and Climate Justice Programs (GFCJ), the Program Manager is responsible for leading key components of CARE Canada’s women’s rights and agricultural livelihoods programing and, including the day-to-day project support, donor relations, compliance, sharing learning and engagement. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with team members within the GFCJ team, as well as with CARE’s Senior Gender Advisor, Senior MEAL Advisor, Senior Climate & Environment Advisor and other colleagues within the Global Programs unit and across the organization. This position requires innovation, flexibility, a strong feminist and collaborative approach, strong financial management knowledge, excellent interpersonal skills, and a strong commitment to localization and decolonization.

This position, initially envisioned as a one-year with the potential for extension, will work on a range of projects focusing on gender transformative approaches to youth engagement in agricultural Food Systems and associated livelihoods, financial inclusion and climate change adaptation. Current anticipated focus of programming for this role will be a multiyear flagship program in Rwanda. The position will also be expected to support additional programming, country/ies to be determined.


  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience managing international development projects, with at least 1 year experience working overseas in a similar role in a humanitarian or development context
  • Experience managing projects/programmes in areas such as gender transformative approaches, women’s rights, women’s and youth economic empowerment , financial inclusion, climate change adaptation food security, food systems
  • Experience in gender Analysis and gender equality activity Design
  • Experience facilitating participatory and collaborative approaches to move teams towards results
  • Experience working across cultures to build trust and effective relationships
  • Experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge sharing
  • Experience working with Results-based Management tools
  • Experience with project financial management
  • A knowledge of empowerment programming
  • A knowledge of development issues in low and middle income countries and complex environments
  • Working knowledge of MS Office is essential
  • Bachelor’s degree in international development studies, agricultural systems/development, women’s studies, environment and climate change or social entrepreneurship or a related field with senior course work in gender equality, rights and international development or equivalent combination of education and work experience


    • Excellent verbal and/or written communications skills in French or Arabic would be considered a strong asset
    • Familiarity or experience with Mastercard Foundation and/or Global Affairs Canada
    • Knowledge or experience in feminist MEAL or partnership approaches
    • Master’s degree in international development, food systems, environment and climate change, women’s and/or youth studies, financial inclusion, corporate social responsibility, Humanitarian Action or a related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience
    • Prior experience in Food Systems, Women’s and/or Youth Economic Justice, Entrepreneurship, Financial Inclusion or Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America, Asia or Africa


      Promote and maintain an organizational culture that advances gender equality, reduces power abuse and inequalities, and fosters trust and safety.

      Create an environment within CARE's workplaces, programming, and communities where CARE works that is free from sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation and Child Abuse (SHEA-CA).

      Ensure high standards of prevention and response measures for SHEA-CA are in place consistent with the CARE International (CI) Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Code of Conduct.


      • Starting Salary Range between $73,000 - $79,000.
      • Comprehensive benefits package and confidential employee assistance program services available to you and your dependents from your first day of employment
      • 3 weeks of annual leave (increases to 4 weeks from 2nd year of employment)
      • In addition to annual leave, we offer a December 24-January 1 office closure so we can all recharge simultaneously
      • Inclusive holiday policy
      • Paid sick leave
      • Parental leave top-up
      • Employer contributions to group pension plan after first year of employment
      • Optional participation in group RRSP
      • International and domestic travel opportunities
      • Annual all-staff retreat in Ottawa
      • Learning and development opportunities and specialized training
      • Flexible work hours to support employee wellbeing and productivity
      • A focus on wellness and work-life balance
      • Amazing colleagues who are very committed to CARE’s mission

        If you are someone who thrives on challenge, loves to be part of a dynamic team and you are passionate about making a difference, then this opportunity is for you! Don’t think you check all the boxes? Reach out anyway – we would love to hear how your experience translates to this role! Please apply directly by January 18, 2023. Please note resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the advertisement will be removed once a candidate has been identified. We are only able to consider candidates who currently have the right to work in Canada.

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