Managing Deputy Regional Director Job Vacancy- Great Lakes, Kigali, Rwanda

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in 100 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 disaster response to food and nutrition to education and work for women and girls to healthy mothers and children. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because when they have equal access to resources, they lift their families and communities out of poverty. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for 75 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.​

Work Location : Rwanda – Kigali

Type of Post : Accompanied – Family

Funding : APPROVED

Expected Travel : up to 30% Type of Contract :

Language Requirement : ENGLISH

Employee Duration : Active Full-Time

CARE is seeking a strong, innovative and proactive leader to assume the responsibility of Managing Deputy Regional Director (MDRD). The MDRD reports to the East, Central and Southern Africa Regional Director and is responsible for overseeing, monitoring and support the development and operation of CARE’s sub-regional and country programmes in the Great Lakes (DRC, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda).

The MDRD leads and manages operations in the sub-region, including the line management of the heads of country programmes. The position is to inspire and motivate others to embrace programming against gender-based violence (GBV) in the Great Lakes. It requires going beyond quality programming within each border but really building upon the best in each office and ensuring that all programmes are meeting quality and that there is learning and knowledge sharing for a strong regional portfolio -with others. The position manages Country Directors and also provides support for them to have quality programming, great staffing reflecting diversity and very good management of resources to maximize impact. The MDRD – GL liaises with other organizations, within CARE International to help with institutional, technical and financial support for quality programming and effective program support. S/he is not a postal box but adds value to programming and effective organizational development at country office, regional and international levels.


  • Management by providing on-going supervision, leadership support and guidance to country directors and other direct reports
  • Lead strategy development and implementation
  • Leadership on change management
  • Oversight and support to country programs
  • Resource acquisition and good stewardship
  • Part of senior leadership in ECSA


  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant combination of qualifications and experience in relevant discipline
  • Evidence of extensive experience in international humanitarian & development work at management level
  • Good grasp of issues related to the cause of poverty and injustice; knowledge of Central Africa an advantage
  • A strong commitment to, and a demonstrated experience in, the areas of organizational development and learning, knowledge-sharing and people development
  • Demonstrable skills in organizational development, change management, coordinating, facilitating and creating a consensus in a complex environment
  • Proven operational management skills in large scale operations
  • Strategic and critical thinking skills; experience of strategic planning
  • Evidence of capacity to innovate and demonstrate entrepreneurship
  • Strong staff management, coaching and mentoring skills and experience (particularly managing remote/virtual teams)
  • Commitment to and capacity to model the behaviors that we value. Evidence of capacity to support the development of these behaviors in others
  • Ability to work independently, with little direct supervision
  • Respects and encourages diversity
  • Willingness to spend approximately 40% time travelling
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and communications skills
  • Language skills: English fluency and good working French


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