CARE is seeking a talented Deputy Director, Learning Tours. This individual will strategize, plan and execute CARE-sponsored travel to Africa, Asia and/or Latin America for high level development. She/He will organize learning tours for Members of Congress and other influential individuals to developing countries and meet local leaders. She/He will also coordinate follow-up advocacy to maximize impacts on U.S. government policy and funding levels. In addition to, the Deputy Director will manage all aspects of the Learning Tours operations and contribute to building capacity for global advocacy in the regions and/or countries where trips take place.
Manage and support Program Manager and Program Officer;
Serve and Represent as a leader of the Global Advocacy Initiatives team;
Manage logistics consulting firm on an ongoing basis along with vendors for each trip;
Follow-up Advocacy Coordination;
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree in political science, international affairs, international development or a related field;
At least 7 years of experience with a background in both advocacy and development;
Experience in managing projects in a complex, international organization;
Experience in managing people;
Experience with political and/or social change advocacy campaigns;
Experience planning and managing Congressional delegation travel and/or other VIP travel overseas
Experince getting things done without direct line management authority;
Experience with and knowledge of how USG policy is made and implemented;
Experience developling and managing partnerships and alliances;
Advanced written and oral communication skills;
Excellent planning and implementation skills;
Knowledge and understanding of the U.S. legislative process;
Knowledge and understanding of policy issues related to CARE’s mission;
Word processing, Outlook, Powerpoint, internet skills;
Interest in and willingness to travel;
Database management skills;
Facilitation and training skills.
Master’s Degree in relevant field;
Experience doing adance work for political campaigns;
General familiarity with U.S. ethics laws and lobbying regulations related to nonprofit organizations;
Experience with PeopleSoft;
Fundraising: Working with and relationships with funders.