Technical Advisor - Adaptive Management


About the organization

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in 100 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from disaster response to food and nutrition to education and work for women and girls to healthy mothers and children. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because when they have equal access to resources, they lift their families and communities out of poverty. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for 75 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good.


CARE has the opportunity to improve performance, effectiveness, and impact at scale through adaptive management and rapid-cycle learning. These improvements will lead to a greater impact for the people we serve by increasing CARE’s return on investment. By combining new metrics on cost-effectiveness and scaling potential, support to project teams to apply agile learning methods, and near real-time data capabilities, we can increase our efficiency, impact, and scale. We can also make CARE a more attractive partner to donors and position CARE to be an industry leader that influences others.

CARE is investing in three critical areas of adaptive management 1) building rapid testing into project design; 2) engaging project teams in data-driven adaptation to increase impact and influence; and 3) equipping teams with the skills to analyze and apply data, and track results quickly.


Develop metrics and measurement tools: Propose, validate, and finalize key indicators on adaptive management to pilot with select CARE projects.
Coordinate documentation and learning: document core case studies on adaptive management, support an Adaptive Management community of practice, and
Strengthen CARE's adaptive management skills: partner with the Digital team to roll out data use trainings and adaptive management support, develop and deliver capacity strengthening materials for project teams and CARE partners.


-College degree in management, international development, product design, data analysis, public policy or similar fields (or equivalent combination of education and work experience)
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-5-7 years work experience
-Experience with project management, adaptive management, monitoring and evaluation, data analysis for decision making
-Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills * Ability to operate independently and work across teams and units
-Data visualization and analysis skills
-Work, life, or educational experience in developing country contexts. Priority will be given to people from the countries where CARE works and who can demonstrate experience working directly with communities

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