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Senior Technical Advisor - Education Program Design & Resource Mobilization

Closing: Jan 26, 2023

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Published: Jan 20, 2023 (10 days ago)

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As a member of CARE’s Education & Adolescent Empowerment Team with Program Strategy & Impact (PSI), the Senior Technical Advisor for Program Design and Resource Mobilization (STA-PDRM) plays a key role in positioning CARE as a global leader in EAE programming. The STA-PDRM will be the primary technical program design expert on the team. They will leverage promising practices and core strategies that are cutting-edge, replicable, scalable, and documented with credible evidence to develop sound designs for EAE approaches, including learnings from other evidence-based programs.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in education, international development, or a related field.
  • 7-10 years of experience in a relevant field, and at least 2 years in a business development role.
  • Knowledge and experience with a variety of donors, including foundations and USG.
  • 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 communication skills, including technical writing.
  • Knowledge of gender-transformative EAE strategies.
  • Strong skills in planning and organization, partnership, and collaboration.
  • Familiarity with research/analytical skills, including MEAL systems.


Responsibilities
As a member of CARE’s Education & Adolescent Empowerment Team with Program Strategy & Impact (PSI), the Senior Technical Advisor for Program Design and Resource Mobilization (STA-PDRM) plays a key role in positioning CARE as a global leader in EAE programming. The STA-PDRM will be the primary technical program design expert on the team. They will leverage promising practices and core strategies that are cutting-edge, replicable, scalable, and documented with credible evidence to develop sound designs for EAE approaches, including learnings from other evidence-based programs.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in education, international development, or a related field.
  • 7-10 years of experience in a relevant field, and at least 2 years in a business development role.
  • Knowledge and experience with a variety of donors, including foundations and USG.
  • 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 communication skills, including technical writing.
  • Knowledge of gender-transformative EAE strategies.
  • Strong skills in planning and organization, partnership, and collaboration.
  • Familiarity with research/analytical skills, including MEAL systems.


1. Resource Mobilization Planning & Positioning

  • The STA-PDRM works closely with various leaders and teams, to position CARE EAE programs to have the greatest impact and influence; attract investment; and to be a partner of choice. This includes:

    •  Working with various teams on identifying and vetting potential EAE funding opportunities.
    • Identifying additional opportunities that integrate elements of EAE into CARE's Impact Areas.
    • Leading or participating in potential partnership and funding meetings.
    • Tracking key opportunities.

2. Program Design and Execution

  • Leading or supporting the development of innovative technical designs in EAE, incorporating learnings from other evidence-based programs within CARE and elsewhere.
  • Leading or supporting the writing of concept notes, proposals, presentations, and other key documents with key inputs from others.
  • Leading or supporting workshops and other sessions (in-person and virtually) for program design.
  • Ensuring the use of CARE's program quality standards across all program designs.
  • Travel as needed.

3. Compiling and Using Learning for Program Design & Resource Mobilization

  • Developing a robust knowledge of ongoing trends and donor priorities.
  • Incorporating and institutionalizing learnings and best practices into program designs.
  • Leading and engaging in relevant key technical discussions within CARE and with other partners.
  • Supporting CO teams to develop presentations of their results and innovative strategies to position CARE in advance of upcoming proposals, including developing and updating capacity statements.
  • Representing EAE programs in key forums.

4. Team Participation

  • Participate in EAE and Program Strategy and Impact (PSI) regular meetings and retreats.
  • Represent the Sr. Director and other team members as requested.
  • Participate in EAE communities of practice and working groups, including in the Adolescent & Youth Working Group.
  • Meet regularly with the EAE Sr. Director and Facilitation Team around planning for resource mobilization.


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