Assistant Country Director

Published May 18, 2022
Location GAZIENTEP, Turkey
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  



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.


The Assistant Country Director - Program (ACD-P) is responsible for ensuring that CARE Turkey's programs contribute to CARE's vision of "a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been eliminated and people live with dignity and security". The ACD-P is expected to provide strategic leadership in the areas of program quality, development and implementation. A major emphasis in this position is to play a strong RESOURCE MOBILZATION AND TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP role in ensuring that Country Office has a robust and diverse donor funding base and that programs are implemented fulfilling standards for QUALITY and ACCOUNTIBILITY along with delivering to the desired IMPACTS in making a significant contribution to reducing poverty and social injustice.


The ACD-P is responsible for overseeing the development of program strategies appropriate for the Turkey context and environment which is associated with the protracted Syrian refugee crisis in Turkey and emergency humanitarian needs due to the on going conflict and instability. S/he manages a team of professionals focused on the design, funding, implementation, with large focus on humanitarian and development nexus, that effectively address the underlying causes of protection risks and meeting immediate humanitarian needs in line with CARE's Programming Principles. S/he must also ensure that systems, policies, procedures and people are in place to ensure the proper management and implementation of those projects and programs.


The ACD-P is responsible for overseeing the development, testing and implementation of new innovative program approaches appropriate for the context of Turkey. S/he works closely with, and is supported by the program units at CI, regional and CARE USA HQ levels, as well as with other interested CARE International members. In light of the new development, the ACD-P is responsible for pre-positioning for collective efforts between the refugee and cross-border responses to ensure the maintenance of the protection space and principled engagement with return movements.


The ACD-P is a key member of the Country Office Core Team and as such is responsible for leading and supporting the CO leadership and management initiatives. S/he is responsible for (along with the CD) maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, donors, peer agencies and other partners. S/he may be required to become Acting CD when the CD is out of the country.




Strategic Planning and Program Design

Management and Capacity Building of Staff And Partners

Program Management and Accountability:

Representation and Coordination

External Relations and Partnerships:



Masters Degree

At least 8-10 years in senior management and leadership positions in humanitarian and development programs in a number of contexts. Given the current context in Turkey the job requires a person with strong background and extensive experience in building on humanitarian and development nexus in order to lead a possible scale up of CARE Turkey programs as required.

10 years in a senior management position in emergency humanitarian & development fields.


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