Bilingual Program Manager

  • Contractor
  • Canada
  • $76000 - $81000 USD / Year

CARE Canada


CARE Canada’s bold 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.

Under the leadership of a Head of Program Management,the role of Program Manager oversees development, resilience and/or humanitarian projects, and are accountable for their success, through dedicated support and availability to Country Office program delivery staff. They do this work aligned to CARE Canada’s values and approaches, with decolonisation as a core principle. They lead CARE Canada’s project-specific relationship with our funders, working closely with Country Office leadership to maintain strong in-country ties with donors. As Project Lead of a matrix programs team structure in CARE Canada, they effectively oversee an internal project matrix team, with finance & program quality colleagues across the Global Program Department, to fulfill their responsibilities across the Program Management cycle. They are accountable for the success of donor reporting at all levels, playing an enabling role for Country Offices to fulfill these contractual responsibilities to our donors.


  • Significant experience in implementing development, resilience and/or humanitarian programs, including a portion of this experience gained in the Global South.
  • Significant experience and commitment to promoting gender equality and implementing gender transformative programs.
  • Experience working at multiple levels of the project cycle including one or many of the following: design, delivery, reporting, evaluation; additional sectoral technical assistance experience would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive working partnerships with stakeholders, in particular Country Offices, partners, local organizations, donors, and government officials.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage project budgets of significant size and scope.
  • Ability and experience working collaboratively in a matrix management structure.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, expertise, and passion for international development, resilience and/ or humanitarian work with a focus on quality programs; in particular, an understanding of current trends, opportunities and challenges facing this sector.
  • Experience and willingness to travel to and work in complex and/or insecure environments.
  • Related studies in international development or a related field or equivalent combination of work experience and education.
  • Exceptional communication skills, in both French and English.


  • Previous experience managing complex Global Affairs Canada funding, including familiarity with Contribution or Grant Agreement requirements, negotiations and execution. Experience of working with other donors is an advantage.
  • Specialized technical expertise, particularly in the areas of the CARE 2030 Program Strategy (gender equality, crisis response, food and water, economic justice, health, and climate justice).
  • Demonstrated success working in large and medium sized global organizations.


Promote and maintain an organizational culture that advances gender equality, reduces power abuse and inequalities, and fosters trust and safety.

Create an environment within CARE’s workplaces, programming, and communities where CARE works that is free from sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation and child abuse (SHEA-CA).

Ensure high standards of prevention and response measures for SHEA-CA are in place consistent with the CARE International (CI) Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Code of Conduct.


  • Starting salary range between $76,000 – $81,000
  • Comprehensive benefits package and confidential employee assistance program services available to you and your dependents from your first day of employment
  • 3 weeks of annual leave (increases to 4 weeks from 2nd year of employment)
  • In addition to annual leave, we offer a December 24-January 1 office closure so we can all recharge simultaneously.
  • Inclusive holiday policy
  • Paid sick leave
  • Parental leave top-up
  • Employer contributions to group pension plan after first year of employment
  • Optional participation in group RRSP (eligible from first day of employment)
  • International and domestic travel opportunities
  • Annual all-staff retreat in Ottawa
  • Learning and development opportunities and specialized training
  • Flexible work hours to support employee wellbeing and productivity
  • A focus on wellness and work-life balance
  • Amazing colleagues who are very committed to CARE’s mission

How to apply

If you are someone who thrives on challenge, loves to be part of a dynamic team and you are passionate about making a difference, then this opportunity is for you! Don’t think you check all the boxes? Reach out anyway – we would love to hear how your experience translates to this role! Please apply directly at by May 1, 2024. Please note resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the advertisement will be removed once a candidate has been identified. We are only able to consider candidates who currently have the right to work in Canada.

CARE Canada is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Recruitment-related accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request.

CARE Canada has a mandatory vaccination policy currently in place with accommodations based on the Ontario Human Rights Code.

As part of CARE Canada’s commitment to preventing sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, we conduct reference checks on all final stage candidates in line with the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. By applying to this role with CARE Canada, you are giving us consent to contact your previous employers to seek information in line with this scheme.

Deadline: 1 May 2024