CARE International in Pakistan
Team Leader (Social Change Project)
CARE International in Pakistan
Posted date 9th May, 2024 Last date to apply 18th May, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations Islamabad
Category Development Sector
Type Contractual Position 1
Status Closed

Job Summary

The Team Leader will spearhead the implementation of an anticipated award of a social change project funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). This leadership role requires strategic vision, adept project management skills, and a deep understanding of social change dynamics, especially in the context of Sindh under areas of GBV and early child marriages. The Team Leader will oversee all aspects of project execution, including planning, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation, ensuring alignment with project objectives and donor requirements. This role involves managing a diverse team, fostering collaboration with key stakeholders, and driving innovative approaches to address societal challenges effectively. The Project Team Leader will serve as the primary liaison between the project and FCDO, providing regular updates, reports, and insights to demonstrate impact and ensure accountability. This position presents an opportunity to lead transformative change initiatives that contribute to sustainable development and positive social outcomes.

Job Responsibilities and Tasks 

1- Strategic Leadership (30% of time)

  • Provide strategic direction and vision for the implementation of the project, ensuring alignment with CARE's mission and objectives.
  • Oversee all aspects of project implementation, including planning, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluation, to ensure the timely and effective delivery of project outcomes.
  • Develop strategic plans, annual and quarterly work plans, and overall management of the program in line with donor guidelines and within set timelines to achieve objectives.
  • Develop and implement robust monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to track progress, identify challenges, and facilitate adaptive management. 
  • Identify issues and risks related to activity implementation and implement appropriate mitigation / corrective measures in a timely manner.
  • Oversee program administration, operations, implementation, and fiscal management to ensure technical and financial activity aligns with scope and budget allocations, internal policies, and donor regulations.
  • Manage and oversee all contract management and implementation tasks based on established donor regulations, procedures, and organizational guidelines.

2- Stakeholder Management (30% of time)

  • Establish and maintain strong partnerships with relevant government agencies, civil society organizations, other consortium members and other stakeholders to leverage resources and maximize impact.
  • Represent CARE and the project with key stakeholders, and at conferences, workshops, meetings, and other relevant industry gatherings.
  • Lead team to provide effective coordination between and guidance to implementing partners, regional and district governments, project participants, and other key stakeholders.
  • Supervise the administration of sub-recipient awards to ensure technical and financial compliance with donor and CARE standards.

3- Team Management (20% of time)

  • Lead and manage a diverse team of professionals, providing guidance, mentorship, and support to ensure high performance and professional development.
  • Proactively foster a team culture based on mutual respect and accountability and commitment to upholding CARE’s core values.
  • Optimize opportunities to improve staff productivity, creativity, and performance, and foster an enabling environment for staff wellness, recognition, and reward.

4- Representation and Reporting (15% of time)

  • Prepare regular reports, briefings, and presentations for internal and external stakeholders, including the donor, highlighting achievements, challenges, and lessons learned.
  • Represent CARE International in relevant forums, conferences, and meetings, advocating for policy changes and promoting greater awareness of issues related to GBV and early child marriage.

5- Other responsibilities as assigned (5% of time)

  • Any other tasks or responsibilities based on organizational and programming needs as assigned by the Line Manager.

A) Qualifications (Know How)


Bachelor's degree in social sciences, international development, gender studies, or a related field.


Master's degree in social sciences, international development, gender studies, or a related field is preferred.

B) Experience/ Technical Skills 

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in managing complex social development projects, in one of the areas such as; gender equality, social change, or GBV prevention.
  • Demonstrated expertise in gender transformative programming including addressing issues related to GBV and early child marriage.
  • Demonstrated understanding of social inclusion, especially engaging with marginalized groups/ communities as well as related organisations who can contribute to policy and implementation at both the community and decision maker levels.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with a proven track record of leading senior level large teams, managing budgets of institutional donors of worth $ 2 million per annum or above, and delivering results in challenging environments.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and networking skills, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders, including government officials, donors, and community leaders. Fluency in English and Urdu is required.

CARE participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we hereby request information from the candidate’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the candidate left employment. All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

How to Apply: Individuals can apply using Brightspyre or send their resumes directly to [email protected] clearly mentioning the position title in the subject line of the email, before the stated deadline. Please share your current as well as salary expectations along with the CV.

Note CARE International in Pakistan is recruiting for a Team Leader for an anticipated project, which is currently at its proposal stage. The selected individual will sign a commitment letter and will be expected to be onboarded after the award of the project. Actual hiring on this role is contingent upon successful award of the project by the donor. Applications for this position will be screened and interviewed on a rolling basis.

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