Program Manager at Care International Rwanda


CARE Rwanda is seeking to recruit a “Program Manager for its Women Economic & Climate Justice (WE&CJ) Program ”.


CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. CARE Rwanda aims to be a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty.

Are you passionate about driving economic empowerment and climate justice for women? Do you have the skills to lead complex programs and foster impactful partnerships? If so, we invite you to join our dynamic team as the Program Manager for the Women Economic & Climate Justice (WE&CJ) Program.

Key Responsibilities:

Program Management and implementation: You will oversee the coordinated planning, organization, and implementation of various projects and of a mix of projects and other transformation activities to achieve the program outcomes/outputs set under the WE&CJ Program initiatives within the WE&CJ program.

Strategic Leadership: You will lead the WE&CJ Program team, in a manner that empowers them to deliver on CARE’s Rwanda goals and objectives

Budget oversight : You will ensure that the WE&CJ program overall budgets are developed and managed according to CARE and Donor requirements

Strategic planning and change management : You will contribute to the development and implementation of the effective delivery of a successful transformational program under WE&CJ program, as per the ambition of the CO Program strategy; aiming to maximize our beneficial impact on vulnerable women and girls

Educational Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (e.g. Development Management or Social Science, Climate justice related fields)

Master’s degree in Development studies, Gender studies, Climate justice related fields

Qualified Program/Project Management certification

Experience and skills required:

8-10 years in program management role in the development sector

At least three years’ experience managing multi donor funded projects, demonstrated skills in risk management and ensuring value for money

Demonstrated experience in program design, implementation and evaluation; including participatory approaches in the Gender and Climate justice field

Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with private sector, implementing partners, donors and government counterparts.

Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership and interpersonal skills

Strong human resource management skills including capacity building, coaching and conflict management;

Demonstrated proposal writing and report writing skills

Knowledge and demonstrated skill in financial management

Managing a complex budget

Effective follow-up on internal and external audit recommendations

Ensuring donor compliance and reporting

What We Offer:

An opportunity to make a significant impact on women’s economic and climate justice.

A collaborative and supportive work environment.

Professional development and growth opportunities.

Competitive salary and benefits package.

How to Apply:

Join us in our mission to create a more equitable and sustainable future for women. Apply today!

Applications should be submitted not later than June 20th , 2024 via the apply button.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further steps.


CARE seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly women and girls. Our diversity is our strength. We are an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity, diversity and Inclusion. CARE’s focus as an organization is to empower women and girls as we strongly believe that they are most affected by poverty. In line with our values, we highly encourage women to apply for this position.

We are committed to preventing all unwanted behavior at work. This includes sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, and child abuse. We expect everyone who works for us to share this commitment by understanding and working within the CARE Safeguarding Policy and related framework.

CARE International has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of any person or child by any of our staff, or partners. CARE International reserves the right to seek information from job applicants’ current and/or previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer.

We participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme and will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, child abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that they have no objection to CARE International requesting the information specified above.

*Disclaimer: CARE International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment.

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