Ecuador

COUNTRY DIRECTOR, ECUADOR

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and fight with CARE.

CARE is seeking for Country Director, Ecuador. The CD is responsible for fulfilling the CI approved Performance Standards of Country Offices . S/he oversees the development, funding and implementation of the Country Office (CO) program portfolio. S/he is responsible for adequate emergency preparedness and manages emergency programming and operations. S/he establishes and sustains productive relationships and political influence with government officials, donors and strategic partners. S/he leads the CO's fundraising strategy and ensures the CO s financial viability. An organizational citizen, s/he contributes to CI's global strategy, shares knowledge and supports the generation of evidence to inform CARE's global programming.

The CD is also accountable for competent operational and risk management, including the proper management, well being and safety of CARE staff and the proper stewardship of CARE's resources. The CD models and ensures systematic practice of CARE core values - Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence- S/he also promotes Gender Equality and Diversity among CO staff and in programming. The CD models new ways of working and drives the teams toward the CARE 2030 vision, fostering innovation, holistic planning and programming and helping to build effective teams, coalitions and networks. S/he encourages on-going staff development to motivate and strengthen the teams resilience in the face of change.

Responsibilities:

  • STAFF MANAGEMENT
  • STRATEGIC PLANNING
  • PROGRAM IMPACT AND RELEVANCE
  • RESOURCE MOBILIZATION & OPERATIONS VIABILITY
  • HUMAN RESOURCES
  • EXTERNAL RELATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS AND ADVOCACY

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • 6-8 years in senior management position in development field
  • Strategic and operational Management
    • Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning
    • Extensive conceptual skills including strategic analysis
    • Demonstrated management skills in a complex international setting
  • People/Relationship Management
    • Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership and interpersonal skills
    • Strong human resource management skills including capacity building, coaching and conflict management;
    • Experience supervising and developing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting;
    • Demonstrated interest and ability to give feedback, develop, motivate and lead a diverse team to achieve results;
    • Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments
  • Financial Management
    • Knowledge and experience with financial management as demonstrated by ability to:
      • Manage a complex budget
      • Effectively follow-up on internal and external audit recommendations
      • Ensure donor compliance and reporting
  • Information/Knowledge Management
    • Ability to establish a learning culture within the CO and to facilitate knowledge sharing across CARE

How to apply

To apply for this position, please visit our website at

https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAREUSA&cws=52&rid=6089

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