Head of Policy and Advocacy


CARE Canada

  • Career category:Advocacy/ Policy
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Humanitarian & Development Nexus
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:Hybrid
  • Right to work requirements:Right to work required in advance
  • Salary: $ 92000-97000 / yearly
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:10/04/2024
  • Location:Canada 
Leadership Political participation
Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls. Equipped with the proper resources women and girls have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. In 2023, CARE worked in 109 countries, reaching 167 million people through more than 1,600 projects. To learn more, visit www.care.ca 

CARE Canada’s bold new Strategic Plan, From Caring Comes Courage (2021 – 2025), sets out CARE Canada’s commitment to bring all our resources, talent, and expertise together to unlock women’s leadership for a gender-just future. It recognizes that to lead change and realize a better life for herself and her community, every woman needs to be safe, healthy and have a dignified livelihood. It also fundamentally realizes that ‘business as usual’ is no longer good enough: this Plan challenges us to reimagine how we achieve our mission, inspire Canadian investment in that mission, and transform our organization to be future-ready. 

CARE Canada’s Global Programs Team is responsible for developing and managing the organization’s programs in both development and humanitarian assistance focusing on the injustice of poverty and gender inequality. The new Strategic Plan reaffirms our gender-equality focus and our dual-mandate status. Our ultimate impact goal is to support women’s leadership for a gender-just future grounded in strong programs supporting safety/protection, health and dignified livelihoods across both humanitarian and development settings. The Global Programs unit is responsible for the overall management of CARE Canada’s global programming circa $50-60m annual development and humanitarian programming portfolio. 

  • Proven experience in stakeholder and government relations or 8+ years related experience
  • Ability to work and communicate successfully with senior executives and officials
  • Ability to research, write and present in appropriate formats for a wide range of audiences on legislative and policy matters
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to succinctly articulate ideas and opinions that involve analysis, interpretation, assessment in an engaging way
  • Exceptional relationship building skills and leverage an external network to increase the awareness of CARE
  • Well-developed judgment and problem-solving skills sufficient to interpret and/or analyze factual and conceptual information
  • Ability to develop materials and have an excellent command of common desktop applications including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, etc.
  • Bilingualism in French and English is an asset 
  • Strong understanding of Canadian politics and global trends in poverty, humanitarian action, and gender equality  
  • Degree in international relations, development, political science, law or relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  

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