Head of Women & Markets (Maternity Cover)
CARE International UK
London , United Kingdom
3d ago
source : Bond

CARE International UK £49,238 Are you a self-motivated and experienced expert on Women’s Economic Justice, with expertise in financial inclusion and / or entrepreneurship.

If you feel you have the experience and skills for this role, we would like to hear from you!

Why work for us?

The Programme Quality Team is at the centre of CIUK’s 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 Justice, Inclusive Governance, Emergency Shelter and Gender and Resilience.

The team also provides thought leadership, learning as well as a global perspective to CARE programmes.

Women’s Economic Justice (WEJ) is one of CARE’s six priority impact areas as part of CARE’s new Vision to 2030. The goal for the Women’s Economic Justice impact area is that 50 million women have more equitable access to and control over economic resources and opportunities by 2030.

The current Global WEE / WEJ team, hosted by Care International UK on behalf of CARE International, is embarking on a strategy development process to refine and develop CARE’s approach to meeting this goal for the Women’s Economic Justice Impact Area.

About the role

Across the confederation we are growing a portfolio of work which delivers impact at scale and is currently focused on four inter-related and key pathways to economic empowerment : financial inclusion, women and value chains, dignified work and entrepreneurship with linkages to CARE’s work in fragile and humanitarian contexts.

This role will specifically focus on shaping and defining CARE’s approach to financial inclusion within the Women’s Economic Justice Impact area as well as leading on programme quality and impact in CARE’s entrepreneurship work to ensure there is an increasing global programmatic footprint in this field.

About You

The post holder, with the Lead WEJ technical advisor who heads up the Global WEJ team , will work with colleagues across CARE International to scale up the number of women CARE is directly and indirectly empowering economically.

The post holder is supported by the Lead WEJ technical advisor and the Business Development Manager and will prioritise increasing the value and impact of CARE’s WEJ programme portfolio by focusing on, bidding for, winning and delivering world class programmes.

You are a self-motivated and experienced expert on Women’s Economic Justice, with expertise in financial inclusion and / or entrepreneurship.

You have a track record of inputting technical advice into large, successful donor projects, working with country and regional offices, companies, governments and international organisations in a supportive manner.

You have a strong understanding of the key policy areas and cross cutting themes in relation to women’s economic justice and are able to contribute to strategic thinking and research development on the key barriers to women’s economic justice.

You are passionate about programme quality and are able to oversee the development of best practice programme technical resources, materials and knowledge products to improve policy and practice.

You are confident at building strategic relationships and partnerships and will be able to support the WEJ team to develop and outwork a new strategy and operationalisation plan in response to the Agenda 2030 vision.

About CARE

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.


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They are responsible for ensuring they understand and work within the remit of these policies throughout their time at CARE International UK.

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    Equality and Diversity

    We are committed to Equality and value Diversity .

    We are a Disability Confident Employer and particularly welcome applications from disabled people. We guarantee interviews to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role (see person specification).

    If you require the candidate brief or need to submit your application in an alternative format, because of a disability, please do get in touch by sending an email to, info careinternational.org

    We also encourage people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME ) backgrounds or LGBT+ to apply for roles at CARE International UK.

    Please note that in compliance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, all job offers at Care International UK are conditional on eligibility to work in the UK

    Closing date : 13th October 2020

    Interview date : 22nd October 2020

    Region : London and the southeast Leonard Cheshire

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