Senior Governance Advisor – East, Central and Southern Africa

Organisation: CARE International
Post: Africa
Deadline: 1/3/2020
Posted: Wed, 02/12/2020 - 14:37

Job Description

Do you want to play a key role in a growing, experienced and passionate team supporting and shaping CARE International UK’s Inclusive Governance portfolio? Join the Programme Quality team!


Senior Governance Advisor – East, Central and Southern Africa

Salary: £ 45,037 (or equivalent in Local Currency)

Contract: full time, permanent

Location: Flexible. Any country where CARE has an office in East, Central and Southern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe)

Please note that the candidate needs to have the right to work in the country where they wish to be based

This will include a minimum of 30% international travel.

To promote social justice, CARE understands that inclusive and accountable governance systems are critical for equal distribution of resources and opportunities for the poor and marginalised.  This post will work as part of a global technical team, hosted by CARE International UK, that leads on facilitating the integration inclusive governance approaches and learning across CARE’s work in 90 countries globally. 

Based in the East, Central and Southern Africa region, you will part of a country office structure but also part of the global technical team and regional structures. The global inclusive governance team hosted within the Programme Quality Teams at the centre of CIUK’s new strategy for the delivery of high quality and impactful programming within CARE.  The team delivers high quality technical assistance to CARE offices around the world in the areas of Women’s Economic Empowerment, Inclusive Governance, Emergency Shelter and Gender and Resilience. The team also provides thought leadership, learning as well as a global perspective to CARE programmes.

The Senior Governance Advisor will oversee our governance work in East, Central and Southern Africa. The Advisor will play a regional role, working closely with national advisors, partners and other experts implementing Inclusive Governance programming, testing and scaling innovative approaches/models and facilitating learning in the region.  The emphasis will be on consolidating work in country offices in the current Inclusive Governance portfolio and expanding to new countries. The post-holder will focus on coordinating technical assistance and capacity strengthening by supporting the integration of Inclusive Governance in country offices programming.

You are a passionate, self-motivated and experienced expert on Inclusive Governance. You have an in-depth understanding of key concepts in inclusive governance (including gender/inclusion) and expertise in applying these in international development programmes in at least several contexts in Asia/Pacific. You have a strong track record in providing technical assistance to the design and implementation of governance projects/programmes, including social accountability approaches. You are able to represent CIUK in high level programmatic and policy spaces. You have a proven track record of achieving significant fundraising and cost recovery targets from a range of funders.


CARE International is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development charities. We fight poverty and injustice in the world’s most vulnerable places.  We save lives in disasters and conflicts. We stand with women, girls and their communities to achieve lasting change for a better future.


How to apply

For a full job description and application form please click on the links at the bottom of this page. To apply please send your completed application form to:

Closing date:  Sunday 1st March 2020

Interview date: week of 16th March 2020



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