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Organisation: 
CARE
Location: 

Atlanta, GA, United States

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2015, CARE worked in 95 countries and reached 65 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

Supporting sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) is fundamental to CARE’s mission to reduce poverty and increase social justice, and SRMH and Rights is one of four priority global program areas for CARE.   In 2014, 46 CARE countries were engaged in maternal and child health programming and we reached nearly 37 million women, men, and children. CARE has been working in sexual, reproductive and maternal health programming for over 50 years in countries with some of the highest unmet need for family planning services, and some of highest maternal mortality rates. 

Across CARE, country offices are working in close collaboration with local and national governments and organizations and international partners to support comprehensive programs to improve coverage, quality, and equity of health services.  CARE believes that access to quality sexual, reproductive, and maternal health is both a fundamental human right and a critical development issue, and that by increasing gender equality and women's voice and promoting inclusive governance and resilience, we will help women and girls exercise those rights. 

As a lead in realizing the CARE2020 Program Strategy vision, CARE’s US-based global SRMH team works to generate and build evidence, measure impact, and share learning globally, and to increase global impact by advocating for stronger SRMH policies and encouraging scale-up and replication of successful approaches.

CARE's SRHR Team is embarking on a project focused on developing and testing scalable interventions that can effectively delay first birth among married adolescent girls in Niger and Bangladesh. We envision that the interventions designed and tested through this initiative will take a holistic approach, one that builds married girls’ human capital, focuses on their agency to make decisions about their life course, and presents real opportunities for girls so that early motherhood is not their only life option. We envision the interventions will target the social norms and values, circumstances, conditions and structural forces that perpetuate early pregnancy among married adolescents and limit alternative life options. This project will be carried out over a four-year period in three phases:

  • Phase I: Understand the intentions, desires, perspectives, motivators, and de-motivators, and opportunities related to delaying first birth and pursuing an alternative life course (other than early motherhood) with married adolescent girls, influential people in their lives, health providers, and positive deviants to inform the intervention design.
  • Phase II: Design context-specific, scalable interventions to delay the timing of first birth among married adolescents for Zinder region, Niger and Rangpur division, Bangladesh.
  • Phase III: Test the effectiveness of context-specific interventions to delay the timing of first birth among married adolescents.

CARE is seeking an SRHR Project Director who will provide overall direction, technical leadership and project management support to successfully guide this initiative. The Project Director will be responsible for leading the project and providing overall project management, including, but not limited to the following:  development and execution of work plans, overseeing sub-awards and contracts, staff recruitment and management, coordination internally and externally, budget management, project reporting, and liaising with donors and partners.   

This position will also guide the technical components of this project on both SRHR subject matter and research fronts. Responsibilities will include working closely with country teams and partners to support quality formative research, intervention design, implementation, and evaluation.  This will require knowledge of, and experience with, health systems in low resource settings, family planning programming, and research and evaluation, as well as expertise in family planning and adolescent health. In addition, the Director must have French language skills.  

The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring program quality throughout the life of the project.
In addition, the Project Director will lead the SRHR team to advance towards our ASRH goals.  This will include setting strategic direction and overseeing the SRHR Team's efforts in ASRH evidence generation and program evaluation, innovative program design, ASRH technical expertise, fundraising, and external engagement. 

This position will require 7 years of experience in the health and development field. This position will require knowledge of, and experience with, adolescent SRH, health systems in low resource settings and family planning programming.  In addition, the Director must possess project management skills. The Project Director must also have exceptional skills working cross-culturally, excellent presentation skills, demonstrated success in contributing to winning proposals, and experience working with a broad range of donors.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Leadership, Direction, and Management
  • Collaboration, representation and relationship management
  • Technical Leadership and Program Quality
  • Perform other duties as assigned to advance SRHR team goals

Qualifications:

  • Master’s in public health, public policy or related field
  • 7 years of experience in a relevant position
  • Experience designing and implementing ASRH and health programs in developing world contexts
  • Experience in both health systems strengthening, community-based health programming, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, integrated programming, or some combination of the above 
  • Experience in ASRH program design
  • Strong project management experience
  • Experience in public health evaluation
  • Experience in partnership building, collaboration, and negotiation
  • Experience working in the Asian and African context
  • Experience developing and an executing an organizational strategy
  • Experience donor relations
  • Strong background in ASRH, health, and development
  • Strong project management skills
  • Evidence of excellent writing skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written in English format
  • Proficiency in WORD, Excel, PowerPoint, and SPSS or SAS or STATa

 

Please be aware that there may be job advertisements and offers that falsely state that they are from CARE. CARE does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training, or any other such fees).

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

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