SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR (Proposal Development)
CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in 100 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 disaster response to food and nutrition to education and work for women and girls to healthy mothers and children. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because when they have equal access to resources, they lift their families and communities out of poverty. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for 75 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.
Work Location : US – Atlanta, GA Type of Post : Not Applicable
Other Possible Location : Nationwide – US Funding : APPROVED
Expected Travel : up to 40% Type of Contract :
Language Requirement : ENGLISH Application Deadline :
Employee Duration : Active Full-Time
CARE is a leader in promoting a comprehensive approach to gender equality and empowerment of women and girls as key to its unshakable commitment to ending poverty. As such, CARE’s education priorities are embedded in its poverty reduction and social justice efforts. 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. CARE’s work brings together communities, schools and government partners to create gender-transformative, innovative and sustainable solutions to ensure that marginalized children and adolescents, especially girls, are able to stay in school, succeed academically and transition to meaningful engagement in society.
As a member of CARE’s Education Team, the Senior Technical Advisor for Program Design and Resource Mobilization (PDRM) will play a key role in positioning CARE as a global leader in education and adolescent programming, contributing to CARE’s efforts to develop innovative designs for education and adolescent programming. The PDRM will be the primary technical proposal development expert on the team. S/he will leverage promising practices and core strategies that are cutting-edge, replicable, scalable, and documented with credible evidence to develop sound designs for education and adolescent empowerment approaches, including learnings from other evidence-based programs within CARE. S/he will engage extensively, internally and externally, around program design, proposal development and other aspects of resource mobilization.
- Primary technical proposal development expert on the team, responsible for writing proposals and concept notes for bilateral and private donors with input from other technical staff.
- Support program design in collaboration with country office teams, integrating evidence-based approaches and innovative elements in proposals.
- Prepare support materials for business development, such as capacity statements and presentations for donors.
- Support pre-positioning efforts for business development, working with country offices and regional teams to synthesize and present learnings from CARE’s programming to donor audiences.
- Provide technical support to specific initiatives within the Education Team’s portfolio, including grant oversight and capacity building for the integration of proven and innovative approaches to education and adolescent empowerment.
- Education Team membership.
- Master’s degree in education, international development, or related field
- 5-10 years of experience in a relevant field, and at least 2 years of new business development experience
- Knowledge and experience with a variety of donors, including foundations and US Government
- 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 writing and communication skills
- Knowledge of gender-transformative education and adolescent empowerment strategies, including formal and non-formal education
- Excellent skills in education and girls’ empowerment program design, proposal development and execution
- Strong skills in planning and organization, partnership and collaboration
- Familiarity with research/analytical skills
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