Program Officer

We are seeking a dynamic and bilingual Program Officer with experience in supporting the design of gender equality and women’s rights programming, and a good knowledge of feminist approaches in development. The Program Officer will provide overall support and coordination for projects both in French and in English, as well as provide support to the unit’s program development efforts, as needed.

Tasks include:

  • Support compliance with donor and CARE financial, administrative and programmatic procedures.
  • Support the Program Manager and the country office teams on impact, program quality issues, administration, information requirements, and reporting.
  • Liaise and provide support to ensure that projects are on track, achieving their objectives, and adequately integrating gender equality.
  • Support the preparation of high-quality reports, program documents, concept papers and proposals in English and French.
  • Support the development and use of gender transformative / feminist monitoring and evaluation systems and tools to collect, collate, and analyze data.
  • Travel up to 20% of the time (when feasible given COVID-19) to support country office staff with project implementation, including to insecure and high-risk locations.


  • Experience working with international or local development projects.
  • Experience in gender analysis, gender equality activity design, monitoring and evaluation, results measurement and coaching.
  • Experience using participatory and collaborative approaches to move teams towards results.
  • A knowledge of women’s economic empowerment and rights programming.
  • A knowledge of development issues in low and middle income countries.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in both French and English.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in international development studies, women’s studies, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • A strong belief in gender equality and feminist principles.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, initiative, infectious enthusiasm, keen drive and cultural sensitivity.
  • Commitment to creating an environment within CARE’s workplaces, programming, and communities that is free from sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation and child abuse (SHEA-CA).  


  • Familiarity with the development branch of Global Affairs Canada.
  • Knowledge of feminist theory, programming, facilitation and coalition building.
  • Field experience working overseas, in a development context.
  • Experience working with Results-Based Management tools.
  • Experience working with organizations that defend the rights of marginalized groups (e.g. LGBTQI+, people living with HIV/AIDS, people living with disability, etc.)
  • Experience working on the theme of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV)
  • Participatory facilitation skills
  • Experience in capacity building with partners and colleagues.
  • A knowledge of financial management.
  • A Masters’ degree in international development studies, gender studies, or a similar social science.
  • Written and verbal communications skills in Spanish.


  • Starting Salary Range between 55,000 – 60,000 depending on skills and experience
  • Generous leave entitlements, including office closure for end-of-year holiday
  • Comprehensive Group Health Benefits and Insurance, including dental, medical, eyecare, paramedic, life insurance, tax-saving benefits through retirement plan benefits
  • The possibility of international travel
  • Learning and professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working hours and the option to be based in Ottawa or anywhere else in Canada, with some travel to Ottawa
  • A commitment to work-life balance
  • 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! Don’t think you check all the boxes? Reach out anyway – We would love to hear how your experience translates to this role! Please apply by July 4, 2022. Please note resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the advertisement will be removed once candidate has been identified. We are only able to consider candidates who currently have the right to work in Canada.

How to Apply:

To apply, visit this page.

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.

CARE Canada has a mandatory vaccination policy currently in place with accommodations based on the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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 previous employers to seek information in line with this scheme.


June 27, 2022


July 4, 2022


Contract Position




CARE Canada