Program Manager


CARE Canada is looking for Two Program Managers for the Global Programs team/CARE Canada est actuellement à la recherche de deux Agent(e)s de programme pour se joindre à notre équipe.


CARE Canada is looking for

Two Program Managers for the Global Programs team

#1 – Permanent – Bilingual French/English Required (Global Health Team)

#2 – 2 year temporary contract – Bilingual French/English Required (Women’s Empowerment and Rights on Gender Food and Climate Justice Team)


#1 – The Global Health team at CARE Canada is looking for one Program Manager to support the implementation of a portfolio of projects.  This is a permanent role and requires a fluently bilingual (French/English) candidate. The Program Manager is responsible for managing CARE Canada’s project-specific relationship with GAC and works closely with Country Office colleagues to ensure donor compliance and to share project learning.

#2 The Gender, Food and Climate Justice team at CARE Canada is looking for a fluently bilingual (French/English) Program Manager with experience in program management in complex environments with exceptional skills in gender equality programming, feminist coalition building, women’s rights and empowerment. Reporting to the Head of Gender, Food and Climate Justice Programs (GFCJ), the Program Manager is responsible for leading CARE Canada’s women’s empowerment and rights programing and, including the day-to-day project support, donor relations, compliance, sharing learning and engagement.

Both positions require candidates to have strong project management skills, experience managing donor-funded programming, and excellent relationship-building and communication skills.


  • Fluency at a professional level (written and oral), in French and English are required for both roles.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience managing international development projects, with at least 1 year experience working overseas/in the global south in a similar role in a humanitarian or development context.
  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years managing for results using results-based management tools.
  • Experience with project financial management and expertise in developing and managing budgets.
  • Experience in applying rights and gender-based approaches to programming.
  • Minimum MA/MSC in relevant field or significant experience in managing international development portfolios of similar size and scope.
  • Commitment to feminist principles and approaches to program management.
  • Promote and maintain an organizational culture that advances gender equality, reduces power abuse and inequalities, is inclusive, and fosters trust and safety.  
  • Create an environment within CARE’s workplaces, programming, and communities where CARE works that is free from sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation and child abuse (SHEA-CA).  
  • Ensure high standards of prevention and response measures for SHEA-CA are in place consistent with the CARE International (CI) Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Code of Conduct. 


  • Basic verbal communications skills in Spanish
  • Basic verbal communication skills in Arabic
  • Experience working in a fragile state
  • Familiarity with the development branch of Global Affairs Canada


  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Flexible work hours
  • Option to be based in Ottawa or remotely from anywhere else in Canada, with some travel to Ottawa
  • A work-personal life balance environment 
  • Amazing colleagues who are very committed to CARE’s mission

If you are someone who thrives on challenge, loves to be part of a dynamic team and you are passionate about making a difference, then this opportunity is for you and we would like to hear from you. Please apply directly here before September 7th 2021. Please note resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the advertisement will be removed once the candidates have been identified. Don’t wait to apply!  Only candidates who currently have the right to work in Canada can be considered for these roles.

CARE Canada is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Recruitment-related accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request.

As part of CARE Canada’s commitment to preventing sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, we conduct reference checks on all final stage candidates in line with the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. By applying to this role with CARE Canada, you are giving us consent to contact your previousemployers to seek information in line with this scheme.


August 30, 2021


September 8, 2021


Full-time Permanent, Contract Position