CARE Nigeria is seeking an experienced Program Director who will be responsible for ensuring that CARE's programs in Nigeria contribute to CARE's vision, mission and programmatic principles. S/He is expected to provide strategic leadership in the areas of program development, resource mobilization, knowledge management and learning to ensure that CARE's programs bring a significant contribution to reducing poverty and social injustice. This position holds an opportunity and expectation to exercise creative leadership, with the Program Director playing a leading role in ensuring program quality and impact and in contributing to the evolution of its presence in Nigeria and longer-term program strategy.
The Program Director will be responsible for leading the development of long-term programming strategies in Nigeria while supporting CARE's contribution to a large-scale humanitarian response in the Northeast of Nigeria. Ensuring CARE is addressing the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice and a strong focus on Gender Equality while ensuring alignment and coherence with global and regional strategies - in particular, CARE International's Vision 2030 and the West Africa Regional Strategy and Roadmap - will be crucial. The Program Director is fully responsible for the quality of CARE Nigeria's programming, including compliance with established norms and standards of program excellence.
The Program Director is a key member of CARE Nigeria Country Management Team. S/He participates in developing new partnerships and maintaining good relations with existing partners (Government of Nigeria, donors, INGOs, national NGOs, and other key stakeholders) and will assume acting duties for the Country Director in his/her absence. In coordination with the Country Director, the Program Director in Nigeria will be required to represent CARE at a wide range of sectoral and inter-organizational forums, providing proactive, consistent and principled leadership consistent with CARE's core values. The position, based in Abuja will report directly to the Country Director. As the hub of CARE's programs will be in the northern Nigeria States, the position is expected to spend up to 35% of its time in Maiduguri and Gashua to work closely with the program teams based there.
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