Country Director, CARE Bangladesh

November 12, 2019
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
10+ Years
Education (minimum)
Travel Required?
Not specified
Base Salary
Not specified


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.

CARE Bangladesh shares the global CARE vision and missions. Since 1949 CARE in Bangladesh has been actively working as one of the largest country offices. In 2007, CARE Bangladesh adopted program approaches by defining impact population groups and focusing on empowerment for citizens to demand services and achieve representation; increasing work on women social, economic and political empowerment; forging strategic partnerships across sectors, and strengthening systems for enhanced and sustained impact; enhancing focus on climate impact programming; taking up smaller yet more impact group focused projects in holistic programming across sectors; and, strengthening work on youth. We seek a dynamic, innovative thinker 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.




Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh                      Type of Post: Full time                                   Language Requirement: English

The CD for CARE Bangladesh is responsible for the development, design and implementation of the Country Office (CO) program portfolio. The CD is responsible for emergency preparedness and manages emergency programming and operations. They establish and sustain productive relationships and political influence with government officials, donors and strategic partners. They lead the CO's fundraising strategy and ensures the CO’s financial viability. An organizational citizen, the CD for CARE Bangladesh also contributes to CARE International's (CI's) global strategy, shares knowledge and supports the generation of evidence to inform CARE's global programming, and fulfills the CI approved “Performance Standards of Country Offices”.

Reporting to the Regional Director for Asia, 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. They also promote 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 agenda and vision, fostering innovation, holistic planning and programming and helping to build effective teams, coalitions and networks. They encourage on-going staff development to motivate and strengthen the teams’ resilience in the face of change.



  • Team Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Program Impact and Relevance
  • Resource Mobilization and Operations Viability
  • Human Resources
  • External Relations, Partnerships and Advocacy
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor degree in a related field
  • Masters Degree in related field - desired
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in international development and humanitarian assistance
  • At least five years of successful experience at the senior management level in overseas postings, in a Country Office
  • 8+ years in senior management position in development field, Demonstrated experience in program design, implementation and evaluation, experience managing emergencies and experience, knowledge of operationalizing a rights-based approach, experience in development of program support systems and operational procedures, proposal development with a range of international donors (i.e USAID, EU, DFID,CIDA), & leading organizational changes - desired
  • Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning
  • Extensive conceptual skills including strategic analysis
  • 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
  • Knowledge and experience with financial management, audits and donor compliance and reporting
  • Ability to establish a learning culture within the CO and to facilitate knowledge sharing across the region and globally
  • Experience in successfully managing various forms of partnerships with national and international NGOs, etc.
  • Experience in resource mobilization across a variety of income streams, as well as establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts
  • Strong representation, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Proven experience in leading multi-disciplinary and multinational teams especially in response to a major disaster
  • Proven abilities in decision-making and problem-solving including in emergency contexts



For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Daniel Flynn at Perrett Laver at  Only fully completed applications will be presented to CARE USA, and must include both a cover letter and CV/resume. The cover letter should describe your personal motivation and interest as well as why you feel you are suited for the role at this time in your career. Salary history may be required. Completed applications can be uploaded at quoting reference number 4421. The deadline for applications is Friday December 6th at 12 noon EST.


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