Country Director

CARE USA, Islamabad, Pakistan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
7th August, 2017

Job Description

CARE is seeking a Country Director who will provide effective leadership and management to CARE International (CI) staff and other stakeholders to undertake CARE International’s role in addressing poverty and injustice and providing humanitarian assistance when needed consistent with CI’s Vision, Mission, and Focus. The Country Director has overall responsibility and leadership to ensure the relevance, impact, and cost-effectiveness of CARE International in Pakistan. S/he represents CI in the country, guiding a relevant program strategy development and implementation, ensuring effective humanitarian capacity and timely response, leading operational planning, and overseeing financial, operations and human resource management, including the safety and security of all CI staff and visitors in Pakistan.


  • Representation and Communications
  • Program Development and Implementation
  • Emergency Preparedness & Response
  • Safety and Security
  • Country Office Strategic and Operational Planning and Implementation
  • Country Office Financial, Budget and Administration Management
  • Human Resources Development and Management
  • Communication, information and public relations


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field;
  • 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 international settings, in contexts similar to Pakistan;
  • Demonstrated experience of development and humanitarian programs relevant to the situation of Pakistan;
  • Solid understanding of financial and budget management, and of best practice programming;
  • Proven abilities in decision-making and problem-solving including in dynamic contexts;
  • Visibly and consistently demonstrate high standards for CIs core values;
  • Demonstrated leadership and management competency at a senior executive level in a dynamic environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, team player, creativity, appreciation of efficiency, highly organized, ability to handle detail concurrent with strategic issues, and reverence of deadlines and time obligations;
  • Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity;
  • Experience leading an organization through organizational change;
  • Have demonstrated experience, patience and the ability to work in diverse, cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner;
  • Has a capacity to make accurate self-assessment particularly in high-stress situations;
  • Excellent communication skills, an ability to work under stress, patience, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills; and positive attitude.


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