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Organization: CARE USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Jan 2018

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 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 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.

CARE’s programming in Somalia focuses on strengthening resilience, reducing conflict and addressing chronic poverty as well as mitigating immediate emergency situations.
We are seeking a Program Development and Quality Coordinator who will report directly to the Assistant Country Director – Programs. This is a central position for CARE Somalia’s efforts to strengthen the quality of its programming; and our ability to innovate, learn and adjust to continually changing realities in Somalia.

The person in this role will cover the full breadth of our programming, both development and emergency. S/he will cover the whole program and project cycle; designing and evaluating program frameworks, developing projects on the basis of the program frameworks; ensuring the systems are in place to monitoring and evaluate impact. The Program Development and Quality Coordinator will focus on ensuring that our programs and projects address the underlying causes of poverty and vulnerability. The position will work closely with the CARE program coordinators, area managers, project managers and local partners.


  • Participate development and review of program strategies
  • Design, monitor and evaluate program strategy frameworks of our long-term programs
  • Develop funding proposals that are aligned with the program strategies
  • Ensure that all programs and projects have a DME and information management system in place
  • Conduct internal reviews of program quality and accountability
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required with significant relevant experience. Master’s degree preferred
  • At least 7 years of experience working in conflict/post-conflict context, with preferred work experience in Somalia
  • At least 2 years of experience working in a program management setting
  • At least 2 years of experience in working with pastoralist communities in Africa, preferably the Horn of Africa
  • Extensive experience in gender analysis and women’s empowerment
  • Proven experience in development and recovery programming
  • Demonstrated experience in program assessments, problem analysis and, program design
  • Team player, with the ability to develop strong collaborative relations across the organization, in both the program and program support departments;
  • Proven capacity of managing programs through partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to advise and coach field staff
  • Strong gender and conflict analysis skills, with the ability to articulate and design programs using a rights’ based approach
  • Proven budgeting and financial management skills
  • Preferably the incumbent also has a strong grasp of CAREs Unifying Framework for understanding the underlying causes of poverty and vulnerability
  • Ability to develop and articulate program ideas related to Peace-building, governance and civil society
  • Ability to work and live under difficult conditions

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please visit our website at

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

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.

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

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