CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and fight with CARE.

CARE is seeking an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) who will be the primary lead for ensuring that SHOUHARDO III is designed and implemented effectively. The SHOUHARDO III project is focused on achieving resilient and sustainable food security with the high-level objectives of poverty reduction, women’s and girls’ empowerment, and adaptive and absorptive capacities improved. This program has completed five years of implementation. The DCOP will be working with technical specialists and select operational management staff to identify approaches and strategies to achieve the best impact for the program participants.

The Deputy Chief of Party will possess strong technical and leadership skills that will enable them to understand and grasp the multi-dimensional complex concept and underlying causes of food security with particular focus on the interventions undertaken in the program. S/he will provide support and guidance to program staff to assist them in navigating the complex context the program is implementing starting from community realities; an array of stakeholders specifically the private sector and public service providers to ensure sustainable program impact.

The person in this role will work closely with field offices to ensure effective implementation of the strategies and actions. The DCOP will ensure appropriate sequencing and integration in technical approaches and strategies to implementation. S/he will devise systems to provide on-going support to ensure “quality” programming is being implemented. Additionally, the DCOP will engage other technical units in CARE Bangladesh to ensure adequate cross-fertilization of learning and cutting-edge approaches for mutual benefits.

The DCOP will act as the Chief of Party in his absence and work closely with four other senior staff.


  • Ensures appropriate program implementation approaches in the program implementation locations
  • Ensures appropriate sequencing and integration of various technical streams in the program
  • Ensures integration of program learning and external lessons for enhanced impact
  • Contributes to Learning, Knowledge Management, M&E analysis, and reporting
  • Planning and Reporting
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of technical strategies and mainstream these in the Project
  • Prioritize resource allocation for budgeting purposes
  • Maintain technical and managerial contact with the program, country office, and technical and implementation staff in addition to donor and government
  • Recommend performance-based and recruitment, termination actions on staff within the line of management


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or related areas. Master’s degree preferred
  • 7 years of professional experience at a senior management position in the technical management of Food and Livelihood security projects
  • Quantifiable experience in one or more of the following areas
    • Community mobilization for community-led development,
    • Public service promotion models
    • Working with the private sector to achieve development results for the rural poor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Bengali

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