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  • Posted: Nov 18, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • CARE International is one of the Worlds leading humanitarian and development organizations. Founded in 1945, CARE has been fighting global poverty and defending the dignity of people around the world, working in over 90 countries around the globe.

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    Regional Innovation advisor

    The Impact + Innovation Department’s overarching goal is to deliver greater impact at greater scale​. We drive strategies to massively scale gender-transformative, evidence-based solutions across CARE and beyond to reach all those in need​. We do this by:

    •  Identifying, nurturing, and validating solutions to maximize impact and minimize cost (external & internal)​
    •  Developing organizational systems to track program quality, cost-effectiveness, and progress to scale​
    •  Building staff capacity on pathways to scale (including market based approaches and advocacy), and innovation tools
    •  Providing thought leadership to influence humanitarian and development sector policy and practices​

    This position will sit under the Innovation Team within the Impact + Innovation Department (directly reporting to the Director – Innovation with a dotted reporting line to the Regional Director) and will support solutions in CARE’s stage-gated innovation pipeline. The Regional Advisor will work closely with in-country staff and the Impact and Innovation Team to identify internal and external solutions with potential to transform CARE and the sector, develop pathways to scale, and use rapid experimentation and iteration to refine and validate.

    Key activities for this role include:

    •  Identifying promising internal and external innovations for the team to support
    •  Coordinate with country office staff and technical experts to validate solutions
    •  Leading development and execution of experiments for proof of concept validation
    •  Coaching teams to understand and utilize Innovation Tools
    •  Build local and regional partnerships with a range of stakeholders from local organizations to social enterprises and governments


    • Pipeline Sourcing and Partnership Development
    • Solution Validation – Leading Research & Development and Proof of Concept
    • Coaching CARE teams to utilize Innovation Tools and analyze data


    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 5-10 years’ experience with international development, social enterprise organizations, or social movement groups
    • Training and experience in human-centered design, co-design and/or lean startup methodologies
    • Experience structuring, managing, and executing design and experimentation engagements
    • Strong local ecosystem connections and networks
    • Experience in partnerships cultivation and management
    • Strong creative facilitation skills Strong written communication skills
    • Experience with monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies
    • Strong facilitation and presentation skills
    • Strong organizational capabilities
    • Proficiency in regional written/spoken languages
    • French desired

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to CARE International on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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