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Enhancing Women’s Voice to Stop Sexual Harassment (STOP) Project Director


Location: Myanmar/Cambodia/Vietnam/Laos

Organization: CARE Australia

CARE Australia is seeking to fill the position of an exciting new project management role, the Enhancing Women’s Voice to STOP Sexual Harassment Project Director or STOP Project Director in the Mekong Region. This project aims to target sexual harassment as a key obstacle to women’s economic rights at national levels through improved policy settings and better workplace practices and protections in garment factories.

The role provides leadership and management of a multi-country team that will implement this exciting new DFAT funded project across the Mekong and s accountable for the implementation of the project and its activities in four countries-Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos. The role leads and builds the capacity of a team of project managers and a regional technical advisor and undertakes networking with stakeholders. The role also undertakes representational, program development duties and development of costed work plans and budgets.

Your significant experience and technical expertise in the implementation, management and budget preparation of programs with a focus on women’s empowerment and gender equality workplace programming will be highly regarded. Your high-level commitment and competency in development of gender transformative and rights based programming, supporting a team led approach will be complemented by program development experience in decent/dignified work approaches. Your demonstrated leadership, representational, liaison and negotiation skills including experience in capacity and team building with a high level of communication and time management skills will set you apart from others.      

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide overall leadership, management and technical oversight of the project to ensure it achieves the highest standards of project quality;
  • Ensure the project implementation and processes are informed by and align to CAREs Gender Policy and Gender Equality Framework;
  • Provide oversight on effective implementation of activities in the four countries by CARE country offices and local partners including annual work planning and budgets;
  • Liaise and develop networks with government, non-government, partners, donors and the private sector to promote an understanding of CARE’s regional dignified work approaches,
  • Coordinate CARE’s activities alongside relevant work of other actors, and ensure each CO is informed of key trends and best practice;
  • Lead and manage STOP project staff in CARE country offices implementing national level project activities and the STOP Technical Advisor, and develop appropriate costed work plans and budgets;
  • Monitor and review project implementation regularly to ensure quality, contractual compliance and quality reporting throughout the project cycle;
  • Oversee project expenditure and identify and mitigate risks;
  • Oversee project evaluations and ensure lessons learnt are incorporated into current and future programming;
  • Establish and update the Project’s reference group as required and coordinate periodic reference group meetings;
  • Ensure sharing of project information and learning both within COs and with appropriate external agencies, partners and stakeholders including the project’s reference group;
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of internal systems and mechanisms for documentation and sharing of lessons learned across the program;
  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of project and information/reports for CA and relevant CI offices including periodic reporting for the International Program and Operations Committee in CA and the CA Program Information and Impact Reporting System (PIIRS);
  • Engage collaboratively with CA and other CARE Member Partners in the management, implementation and information sharing of projects;
  • Work closely with CARE International Advocacy staff to actively support relevant advocacy and dissemination of project knowledge;
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships between key partners in the project, including with CARE country offices, CARE International Dignified Work Team and relevant stakeholders;
  • Coordinate with CARE International staff and programs promoting our work in the Asia region, in order to identify synergies, support partnerships, promote cross-learning, and maximize efficiencies;
  • Provide technical oversight to the project team specifically in relation to M&E, gender integration, policy/stakeholder analysis, and advocacy planning. 

How to apply:

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Please ensure you attach your response to the Selection Criteria, CV and cover letter at the bottom of our application form before clicking ‘Apply Now’. Once you have submitted your application you will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt.

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