CARE Canada is currently seeking a Country Director for our Country Office in Kenya.
Reporting to VP International Operations, The Country Director (CD) has the overall responsibility for the effective management of CARE International in country consistent with CARE International’s vision and mission, core values and program principals, global program strategy and operational code.
The Country Director has overall responsibility and leadership of the Country Office’s (CO) performance by representing the CO with key stakeholders, guiding program development and implementation consistent with CI’s global strategy, ensuring effective and timely humanitarian response capacity, leading strategy development, change management and operational planning, and overseeing financial, operations and human resource management, including the safety and security of all CO and visiting CARE staff. The CD reports to CARE Canada’s Vice President for International Operations and receives support and oversight from the International Operations team.
In doing so, s/he:
About CARE Kenya:
CARE has been operating in Kenya since 1968 working in close collaboration with multiple stakeholders to help enhance social justice and alleviate poverty in the country. CARE Kenya reaches approximately 2 million people per year in the areas of gender equality and women’s voice, economic empowerment, health, food and nutrition security and climate change resilience, and humanitarian assistance. CARE uses a program approach to address the underlying causes of poverty for marginalized groups and works in collaboration with national and county governments, communities and development partners to implement programs and influence policies that reduce poverty and social injustice. CARE works with a range of stakeholders including the Government of Kenya, the private sector, local and international non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations and local communities to promote lasting change and innovative solutions to complex humanitarian and development challenges.
Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. In over 80 countries, CARE works with the poorest communities to improve basic health and education, enhance rural livelihoods and food security, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity, help vulnerable people adapt to climate change and provide lifesaving assistance during emergencies. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls, living in poverty, because, equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. To learn more, visit www.care.ca
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. Please apply directly here before January 8, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and the position will remain posted until a qualified candidate is selected.
Country Director CARE Canada