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Work Location : US- Washington, DC
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Application Deadline : 5/20/22
Employee Duration : Active Full-Time

CARE is dedicated to ending poverty and improving the lives of women, girls, and vulnerable populations around the world. We do this through meaningful partnerships with social justice movements, local civil society groups and broad networks of organizations focused on social inclusion. We are locally led, globally connected, and committed to advocating for the rights and inclusion of marginalized, under-represented populations around the world. We believe the inclusion of every individual, regardless of their identity, is essential in helping to transform societies and improve quality of life.

We seek a Deputy Director/ Deputy Chief of Party to help lead an anticipated USAID-funded inclusive development activity to engage with and support the priorities of marginalized and underrepresented groups in the development process globally. This includes partnering with and accompanying local organizations in ongoing efforts to transform their societies to be more inclusive, equitable and responsive to the needs of marginalized communities across diverse geographies and sectors.

The USAID Sustainable Inclusive Development for Equity (SIDE) activity is expected to be a five-year program in the $50M range. The solicitation is expected to be released in April 2022.

The Deputy Director will play a critical role in identifying, pursuing, cultivating and managing a broad portfolio of global partnerships to implement project activities and achieve results. The Deputy Director will work closely with USAID Missions, project leadership, and CARE technical and country staff to conduct outreach and positioning, demonstrate thought leadership, and leverage shared values to promote the project globally. The position will maintain and expand existing relationships and initiate new contacts with informal, nascent nonprofits, civil society organizations, institutions, governmental entities and the corporate sector.


The Deputy Director will have a global mindset, be creative, have the emotional intelligence and cross-cultural skills to work within and across multiple entities globally, facilitating collaborations to generate impactful and innovative programs. Reporting to the Project Director/Chief of Party, the Deputy Director will be a senior member of the project leadership team based in Washington D.C. They will provide timely and relevant intelligence and guidance as well as direct support to staff to achieve and operationalize strategic goals.

This position is pending donor approval and funding.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and execution of CARE’s strategy to support inclusive development programming through informed, evidence-based strategies. Engage with USAID and global partners to build local capacity for inclusive development.

  • Identify, reach out to, and engage with formal and informal entities dedicated to promoting the rights and inclusion of marginalized, under-represented populations and/or people in vulnerable situations (MUGPVs) in the development process including those focused on children in adversity, Indigenous Peoples; persons with disabilities; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) persons; victims of torture and those with unmet mental health needs as well as racial and ethnic minority populations.

  • Lead a team dedicated to researching, connecting with and supporting the landscape of actors engaged in inclusive development though capacity building, grants and knowledge sharing.

  • Support sub-grantees and participating groups to develop expressions of interest, concepts, proposals, and reports.

  • Network and demonstrate thought leadership in building partnerships and networks with other industry professionals, civil society organizations, public-private partnerships, and other relationships in support of inclusive development.

  • Build capacity of participating entities and subgrantees, help them problem solve and communicate success stories.

  • Coordinate internally and externally to further project goals, expanding the range of entities equipped to compete for funding in support of marginalized and vulnerable groups globally.

  • Design project concepts and market them to USAID Missions globally, gaining buy-in for new approaches to enable nascent entities (local, regional, national and international) with potential to grow, furthering an inclusive development agenda.


  • Master’s degree in public policy, international development, business, or other relevant field or a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 5 additional years of relevant experience.

  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible experience implementing complex projects in developing countries.

  • Substantial relevant experience working with marginalized, vulnerable groups including: children in adversity, people with disabilities, indigenous peoples, LGBTQI+ populations, youth, and people with mental illness.

  • Strong commitment to 1) proactively advocating for the rights and inclusion of marginalized, vulnerable groups 2) mainstreaming a feminist perspective as well as diversity and inclusion in development programming 3) applied, iterative and innovative technical learning.

  • Familiarity with key USAID policies including the Youth in Development Policy, LGBT Vision for Action, Disability Policy Paper, Collaborating, Learning and Adapting framework, gender equality policies and guidelines, and other relevant guidance documents.

  • Proven exceptional leadership in building and maintaining relationships with diverse local organizations including new, small, informal and/or remote entities that have may operate under conditions of exclusion, marginalization and discrimination.

  • Exceptional strategic planning and thinking, project management, supervision, and facilitation abilities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions.

  • Demonstrated skills in building and maintaining relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects, and stakeholders, including private sector stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.

  • Experience recruiting, developing, and managing diverse, multi-cultural staff and teams.

  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Ability to travel globally as required and as security and Covid-19 situations allow.

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