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Work Location: Kenya – Nairobi  Type of Post:  Not Applicable

Other Possible Location: Any country where CARE USA operates

Funding:  APPROVED

Expected Travel: up to 40%

Language Requirement: English

Employee Duration:  Active Full-Time


Job Summary:

This role is open in CARE USA states and our Regional Hub countries Philippines, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nigeria & Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi and Zimbabwe

CARE focuses on the most marginalized and hard to reach, which in many contexts are adolescents, particularly girls, who have been left out of formal education. Priorities include developing academic abilities as well as leadership skills and other 21st century skills to boost students’ agency and consequently to address barriers for equal participation – in class, in communities, and beyond. CARE’s work brings together communities, schools, local organizations and government partners to create gender-transformative, innovative, and sustainable solutions to ensure that marginalized children and adolescents, especially girls, can stay in school, succeed, and transition to meaningful engagement in society.

As a member of CARE’s Education & Adolescent Empowerment Team with Program Strategy & Impact (PSI), the Senior Technical Advisor for Program Design and Resource Mobilization (STA-PDRM) plays a key role in positioning CARE as a global leader in EAE programming. The STA-PDRM will be the primary technical program design expert on the team. They will leverage promising practices and core strategies that are cutting-edge, replicable, scalable, and documented with credible evidence to develop sound designs for EAE approaches, including learnings from other evidence-based programs.



  1. Resource Mobilization Planning & Positioning

The STA-PDRM works closely with various leaders and teams, to position CARE EAE programs to have the greatest impact and influence; attract investment; and to be a partner of choice. This includes:

Working with various teams on identifying and vetting potential EAE funding opportunities.

Identifying additional opportunities that integrate elements of EAE into CARE’s Impact Areas.

Leading or participating in potential partnership and funding meetings.

Tracking key opportunities.


  1. Program Design and Execution

Leading or supporting the development of innovative technical designs in EAE, incorporating learnings from other evidence-based programs within CARE and elsewhere.

Leading or supporting the writing of concept notes, proposals, presentations, and other key documents with key inputs from others.

Leading or supporting workshops and other sessions (in-person and virtually) for program design.

Ensuring the use of CARE’s program quality standards across all program designs.

Travel as needed.


  1. Compiling and Using Learning for Program Design & Resource Mobilization

Developing a robust knowledge of ongoing trends and donor priorities.

Incorporating and institutionalizing learnings and best practices into program designs.

Leading and engaging in relevant key technical discussions within CARE and with other partners.

Supporting CO teams to develop presentations of their results and innovative strategies to position CARE in advance of upcoming proposals, including developing and updating capacity statements.

Representing EAE programs in key forums.


  1. Team Participation

Participate in EAE and Program Strategy and Impact (PSI) regular meetings and retreats.

Represent the Sr. Director and other team members as requested.

Participate in EAE communities of practice and working groups, including in the Adolescent & Youth Working Group.

Meet regularly with the EAE Sr. Director and Facilitation Team around planning for resource mobilization.



Master’s degree in education, international development, or a related field.

7-10 years of experience in a relevant field, and at least 2 years in a business development role.

Knowledge and experience with a variety of donors, including foundations and USG.

Demonstrated experience and successful track record in proposal writing for large and small donors.

Facilitation and training skills including development of training materials and facilitation of participatory program development and capacity building.

Experience working in developing contexts and with culturally diverse teams.

Evidence of outstanding English communication skills, including technical writing.

Knowledge of gender-transformative EAE strategies.

Strong skills in planning and organization, partnership, and collaboration.

Familiarity with research/analytical skills, including MEAL systems

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