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Program Development Officer

CARE Canada



Title: Program Development Officer

Location: Ottawa

Position type: Domestic Temporary, Full Time 12 months

Expected Travel : Up to 20 %


CARE Canada is currently seeking a Program Development Officer.


Reporting to the Senior Manager, Program Development, the Program Development Officer will provide support two Senior Managers and the Senior Director of Program Innovation and Strategic Partnerships. He/she will also work in close collaboration with various CARE Canada team members as part of a team responsible for building and maintaining partnerships and securing funding anywhere that CARE has (or would like to have) a presence and to ensure strong alignment of new programs to the CARE International Program Strategy, with a particular focus on ensuring gender transformative and innovative program design.


A large focus of the Program Development Officer’s role will center on Program Development and Design.  The Program Development Officer will lead and/or support the coordination process of developing high quality concept papers and proposals in collaboration with Country Offices and Program Managers (including Logic Models (LMs), Performance Management Frameworks (PMFs) and detailed budgets) for both unsolicited proposals and competitive bids (Calls for Proposals, Request for Proposals, Solicited Proposals). The Program Development Officer will also monitor institutional funding opportunities and track CARE Canada submissions. 


Is this right for you? Here’s what we’re looking for:


  • You have a minimum of 2-4 years developing and/or managing international development projects and programming
  • You have a knowledge of financial program management
  • You have a knowledge of development issues in low and middle income countries
  • You have an ability to apply Gender Equality concepts to the proposal development process by ensuring that the appropriate Gender Equality content is in the process itself as well as the proposal
  • You are familiar with climate change, women’s economic empowerment, health, nutrition, humanitarian, and/or food security programming
  • You have a working knowledge of MS Office
  • You have excellent written and verbal skills in English and French or Spanish



What would make you extraordinary?


  • You have a Master’s degree in a related field
  • You have 1-2 years of field experience working overseas, in a development context
  • You have experience with Results Based Management tools and familiarity with donors, particularly Global Affairs Canada.
  • You have experience working with the Private Sector in a development context



What we offer:


  • Generous leave entitlements, including December holiday closure;
  • Full benefits: dental, medical, vision care, paramedical, life insurance (some exceptions may apply) and professional and confidential Employee Assistance Program services;
  • Learning and Development opportunities, and specialised training;
  • Flexible work hours and a work from home policy;
  • Free parking; transportation routes, central location which is close to popular amenities;
  • We also have an onsite BBQ and shower facilities;



About CARE


Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. In over 80 countries, CARE works with the poorest communities to improve basic health and education, enhance rural livelihoods and food security, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity, help vulnerable people adapt to climate change and provide lifesaving assistance during emergencies. We place special focus on working alongside women and girls, living in poverty, because, equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. To learn more, visit


If you are someone who thrives on challenge, loves to be part of a dynamic team and you are passionate about making a difference, then this opportunity is for you and we would like to hear from you. Please apply directly at before Sunday, June 24, 2018. Please note resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the advertisement will be removed once candidate has been identified.


CARE Canada is committed to employment equity, embraces diversity in the workplace and supports applications from all qualified applicants. Recruitment-related accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request.




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