• Contractor
  • Bangladesh
  • TBD USD / Year
  • CARE USA profile

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Join Our Team as Country Director at CARE Bangladesh


Are you ready to lead impactful change in Bangladesh? CARE Bangladesh is on the lookout for a dynamic and visionary Country Director (CD) to spearhead our mission of tackling poverty, social inequality, and humanitarian crises in one of the world’s most dynamic and challenging contexts. As the CD, you’ll drive forward-thinking strategies, innovative programming, and collaborative partnerships to make a lasting difference. As the Country Director, you will lead with vision and strategy, driving organizational change to align with CARE’s global mission and the evolving needs of Bangladesh.

Why CARE Bangladesh?

CARE Bangladesh boasts a proud legacy of over 75 years, marked by innovation, partnership, and a commitment to transforming lives. With a portfolio impacting over 12 million individuals annually, we’re at the forefront of social development and humanitarian efforts in the region. Recent expansions have further positioned us as leaders in climate justice, youth empowerment, health, food security, and nutrition. We’re now poised for even greater impact through market-based approaches and digital innovation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Planning and Leadership: Lead and drive the Country Leadership Team, overseeing program quality, adherence to CARE’S standards, and global connectivity, while fostering local leadership and gender equality within initiatives. Design and implement innovative strategic plans, ensuring alignment with local contexts and global objectives.
  • Program Delivery and Operational Excellence: Ensure operational excellence, including financial stewardship, risk management, and compliance with regulatory requirements. Oversee program delivery to achieve impactful and scalable outcomes, in line with CARE’s standards for quality and gender equality.
  • Innovation and Team Empowerment: Drive innovation, holistic planning, and team effectiveness, encouraging entrepreneurial thinking, and promoting CARE’s 2030 vision. Foster an environment of innovation and build diverse, strong teams, coalitions, and networks. Encourage a culture of learning and collaboration, promoting continuous improvement and knowledge sharing.
  • Resource Mobilization and Partnerships: Forge strategic alliances with CARE Member Partners, external donors, and key stakeholders to ensure adequate funding and sustainable operations while representing CARE at a high level in meetings and forums.
  • Representation and Advocacy: Act as the face of CARE in Bangladesh, influencing donors and national stakeholders, representing the organization in crucial forums, and embodying CARE’s values and feminist principles both internally and externally. Contribute to national dialogue on poverty reduction strategies and advocate for change in policies and practice in line with program goals.


  • Education: A bachelor’s degree in a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of 10 years of experience in international development and humanitarian assistance. 6-8 years in senior management within the development field, demonstrating leadership in delivering high-quality programs, influencing strategies, and humanitarian initiatives in challenging locations within Bangladesh.
  • Leadership and Advocacy: Proven track record of strategic leadership and operational management, influencing at national and international levels, with a commitment to a rights-based approach, especially in advocating for women’s rights. Passion for gender equality, diversity, and social justice.
  • Change Management & Relationship Building: Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead diverse teams in cross-cultural settings. Experience in managing complex change processes and fostering relationships across diverse internal and external stakeholders in multicultural settings.
  • Team Leadership: Skilled in leading and motivating diverse teams in remote locations, fostering excellent team performance aligned with CARE’s core values and policies.
  • Representation: Demonstrated success in representing an organization with partners, government agencies, private sectors, media, and donors at senior levels both nationally and globally.
  • Financial Management and Fiscal Responsibility: Demonstrated experience in responsible program design, financial management, audits and donor compliance and reporting. Understand the basics of financial oversight.

If you’re ready to make a meaningful impact and lead change in Bangladesh, we want to hear from you! Join CARE Bangladesh as our Country Director and be part of a dynamic team driving positive change.

How to apply


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Starting salaries are based on internal equity, candidate experience, and the cost of labor where the job is based. Salaries listed only apply to jobs based in the US.

Deadline: 23 Mar 2024

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