Location: United States of America (the) (New York, NY)
Closing date: 17 Jul 2008
Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Coordinator-Better Care Network, located in New York.

PLEASE NOTE: Funding is in place for this position for 12 months with a strong possibility of continuing.

The Senior Coordinator of BCN acts in capacity as the Lead Director and the Senior Global Technical Specialist for policy and advocacy in the area of prevention of family separation, including social protection, and alternative care for children. This position will be required to interact regularly with leaders and high-level representatives of international organizations, international and national NGO's, donor governments, and philanthropic organizations.

The Coordinator is responsible for managing the growing portfolio for the Network, and holds primary accountability for all of the Network's activities. The Coordinator is also responsible for leading global policy formulation, strategy and advocacy around children's issues, and is frequently asked to give presentations, or to sit on expert panels, at international conferences and events. The position strategically manages a listserve with over 1,200 experts throughout the world, and approves the technical content, structure and advocacy positions of the Network's website, which receives over 40,000 hits per month.

The Coordinator sits on and is a key contributor to CARE's global OVC task force, UNAIDS Interagency Task Team on Children and AIDS working group on Social Protection, and an Integrated Early Childhood Development reference group, to name a few. Internationally recognized technical expertise on the issues, including indicator development, vetting of multi-country programmatic proposals is critical as is the ability to write and pitch multi-million dollar funding proposals. The position manages and takes primary responsibility for the work of an assistant coordinator, three (3) research associates and occasional consultants ranging from 2-4 at a time.
Approximately 20% travel required.


* Master's degree in Social Science, Social Policy or related field (PhD a plus)
* 8+ years of relevant experience in policy development and advocacy with international NGOs, UN agencies, governments and other complex organizations around the issues of promoting and developing better care options for vulnerable children.
* A minimum of 3 years experience working in the above in a developing country context.
* At least 3 years of experience managing a small staff
* Must have high level oral and written communication skills as well as experience preparing and delivering presentations, particularly to external expert audiences
* Demonstrated ability to conduct in-depth analysis of emerging trends and historic evidence base
* Experience with strategic planning
* Fundraising skills a plus (including the ability to wirte and pitch multi-million dollar funding proposals)
* Fluency in English and at least one other relevant language (Russian fluency a big plus)
* Leadership, diplomacy and communication skills are critical.

She has the power to change her world, you have the power to help her do it! Come make a difference and work for CARE!
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