Senior Director, Health, Equity and Rights

  • Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Jul 20

Position description

The Senior Director,  Health, Equity and Rights (HER) is responsible for leading CARE's global health programming, including our continued commitment to sexual, reproductive health and rights (SRHR) while also supporting public health emergencies.  This role will provide strategic leadership to collaboratively develop a transformative vision across CARE International, while also leading an international team and portfolio managed by CARE USA.  The team will oversee a portfolio of over 70 projects in 35+countries valued in excess of $USD 200 million, and is responsible for the Reproductive Health Trust Fund, an endowment created by USAID and CARE.  S/he must strategically identify and deploy diverse funding resources to best meet programmatic health goals and outcomes.  This position leads a team of ~20 staff and provides programming leadership as well as strategic technical support to the field, knowledge sharing and learning opportunities for CARE staff, advocacy efforts and fundraising. 

The Senior Director also represents CARE at high-level international forums on issues related to maternal health, family planning, global health security, public health in emergencies, gender and sexuality. S/he will engage and nurture strategic partnerships and donor relations with key donors including but not restricted to USAID, professional foundations (e.g. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and other actors in the global health space.

The Senior Director is part of a larger Program, Partnerships and Learning (PPL) team and will collaborate, partner and support other Senior Directors and Program teams to engage in in organization-wide efforts on program quality and learning as well as holistic/integrated responses.


  • Global strategic and technical leadership
  • CARE US team leadership and program management
  • Global partnerships, external positioning and advocacy/influencing
  • Fundraising/resource mobilization
  • Learning and innovations


  • Master's degree or higher in public health, social sciences or international development 
  • 10-15 years in international global health, sexual and reproductive health, and/or public health in emergencies TECHNICAL programming 
  • 5-10 years MANAGING AND LEADING a team of senior public health professionals 
  • STRATEGIC planning, program design, implementation and evaluation of SRHR programs 
  • Experience working on USAID funded programs 
  • Successful FUNDRAISING experience 
  • Significant public speaking and representation experience


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