Country Director - Care USA, Addis Ababa

Closing date:  05 Dec 2011

CARE is seeking an experienced Country Director (CD) to be CARE's senior representive in Ethiopia and to be responsible for ensuring that CARE's work in Ethiopia contributes to CARE's vision of "a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been eliminated and people live with dignity and security". The CD is expected to provide strategic leadership and guidance to Ethiopia’s office team and ensure that CARE's role and mandate are appropriate to the operating context and position CARE as partner of choice and a significant contributor to reducing poverty and social injustice.

The CD is responsible for overseeing the development, funding and implementation of the CO strategy and a program portfolio (including emergency programming) that effectively addresses the underlying causes of poverty in line with CARE's Programming Principles. S/he must also ensure that systems are in place and being properly implemented that ensure the proper management, well being and safety of CARE staff and the proper stewardhip of CARE resources. The CD is responsible for promoting Gender Equity and Diversity and ensuring an organizational culture where CARE core values - Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence - are practiced, team work is encouraged and all staff feel valued. S/he is responsible for establishing and maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, donors and other partners.

Staff Management

Strategic Planning


Strategic Support

Human Resources

External Relations And Partnerships

Bachelor's Degree in related field

8 years in senior management position in development field

Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning

Demonstrated leadership and management skills in a very complex international setting

Extensive conceptual skills including development of program strategy

Demonstrated experience in program design (including proposal development), implementation and evaluation

Experience in emergency related activities

Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills

Ability and interest to coach and develop staff

Experience with performance management

Experience with the management of a diverse workforce

Strong representation and negotiation skills

Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments

Demonstrated cross cultural communication skills

Knowledge and experience with financial management as demonstrated by:
Ability to manage a complex budget

Donor compliance and reporting

Ability to establish a learning culture within the CO

Experience in successfully managing institutional partnerships with national and · international NGOs

Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and · government counterparts

Proven experience with excellent networking

Master's Degree in related field

10 years in a senior management position in development field

Experience and knowledge of operationalizing a rights-based approach

Demonstrated experience with proposal development with range of international donors (i.e. USAID, EU, DFID,CIDA)

Experience and skills in organizational change processes

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.