#WASHINGTON - CARE USA Vacancy: Director of Food Programming - Washington

The Director of Food Programming provides leadership in strengthening ties specifically with United States Agency for Int’l Development (USAID), in line with CARE USA’s core executive decision of mobilizing significant United States Grant (USG) resources to support our work. The Director will be the senior point of contact from the Food and Nutrition Security team on all matters related to USAID issues including proposal development requiring coordination with Country Offices, other relevant CARE International members, the Fund Raising team, other technical teams and specialists within the Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) team, as well as the broader Program team. S/he will be actively involved in the formation of partnerships – both as a prime and as a sub, negotiating program parameters and the budgets as needed. The Director will continue to provide support to successful bids over the Life of the Program won by CARE, in a management capacity to maintain the relationship with USAID from an Headquarters (HQ) level, coordinate technical functions as determined in the proposal, coordinate with partners, and provide direct technical support as needed such as the baseline, midterm, and end line evaluations, annual program reports, advising in the annual resource request preparation, etc. S/he will develop a strategy to elevate the profile of CARE’s USAID programs engaging in seminars, think tanks, coalitions, and other such forums, to elevate CARE’s reputation as a leader in the area of FNS. The Food Programming Director will possess extensive experience in food and nutrition security programming.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Supervision of the Food Programming team
  • USAID Resource Mobilization and Program Design
  • Technical Support to USAID Programs
  • Learning/Positioning and Influencing/Relationship Strengthening with USAID
  • Managing partnerships with Primes and Subs, and Technical Partners, at the US level
  • Perform other duties assigned
Primary Skills:
  • Post graduate degree in the area of development, food security, management, or other technical related discipline (note, this may be relaxed with exceptional work experience in the area of food and nutrition security)
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience managing and working with USAID programs, of which 7 years must be with Title II PL 480 programs
  • Demonstrable experience working with USAID Washington
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding on USAID Rules and Regulations, especially with Title II programs
  • Excellent understanding and demonstrable experience in the area of food and nutrition security
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Comfortable public speaker
  • Eagerness to work in team environments
Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences; particularly women, to apply.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

Closing Date: 10 Jun 2014

How to apply:
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