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Organization: CARE USA
Closing date: 7 Nov 2021

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 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 clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 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.

CARE is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor, Adolescent Health, who will provide programmatic and technical leadership to advance the work of CARE’s Health Equity and Rights team, particularly its adolescent and youth focused portfolio. This position will provide technical guidance to the design, implementation and evidence generation and translation of adolescent and youth health projects and other HER team priority projects and initiatives. This position will support strategic planning and project management to ensure quality execution of programs and initiatives and support adolescent health related fundraising efforts. The incumbent will also serve as the HER team connect to the CARE’s Education unit and engage in relevant external forums both to raise the visibility of CARE’s adolescent health work, build new partnerships and bring the latest thinking and evidence-based approaches to bear in CARE’s programs.

This position will support specific projects with technical, learning and project management leadership and in cross-cutting knowledge sharing, technical influencing, and contributing to resource mobilization and knowledge management related to the evidence base and CARE’s work in adolescent health more widely.


  • Technical leadership in adolescent health and rights including the role of digital technology to improve health outcomes among children, adolescents and youth
  • Evidence and learning generation especially in relation to the role of formal education and skills education in improving health outcomes
  • Technical influencing and technical contribution to program design and resource mobilization
  • Donor engagement and oversight of project management and reporting
  • Perform other duties as assigned by HER and CARE leadership


  • Advanced degree (master’s level or higher) in social sciences, public health or related field or equivalent combination of work experience and education
  • At least 10 years of experience working in the public health arena and of these, at least 5 years living and/or working in developing countries
  • Experience managing teams and processes
  • Expertise in adolescent health and rights
  • Experience in program design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent training and mentoring skills
  • Experience working closely with local civil society organizations in the Global South
  • High level written and communication skills
  • English: fluent speaking, reading, and writing. Foreign Language: Preferred
  • High level representation in internal and external discussions
  • Experience working in USAID funding environment and active participation on USAID bid wins.
  • Excellent writing, speaking and oral presentation skills
  • Superb Concept Note, Proposal Writing and Budget Development and Monitoring skills

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