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Project Administrative Officer

Ottawa, ON, Canada ● Virtual Req #115
Friday, October 16, 2020
About CARE: 

CARE helps women and girls in developing countries lift themselves and their families out of poverty and out of crisis. 

We bring people together to end inequality. Not just for one person, but a whole community. Not just for now, but for a lifetime and across generations. We develop solutions with women and girls and their communities to tackle the big issues facing them like climate change, economic empowerment, food security and emergency relief in times of crisis or disaster.

About the role: 

CARE Canada is looking for a Project Administrative Officer for a 12 month contract 




The CARE Canada global health department is a dynamic and inspired group of gender equality and health champions currently seeking an Project Administrative Officer to support the Southern African Nutrition Initiative (SANI) implemented by CARE Canada in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. The Project Administrative Officer will be a key part of the SANI project’s close-out phase and will work with the Program Manager for SANI to support the grant management and administration of the project, which includes communicating to partner organizations and Country Offices to ensure they are meeting their contractual requirements.  Additionally, you will support the Global Programs unit with other projects as required. As a highly organized and detailed oriented individual, you will successfully ensure that project requirements are met and the project information system is maintained.  Your strong communication skills, including inter-cultural communication, allows you to collaborate well with project partners and Country Offices to solve problems.  Enthusiasm for excellence in Global Health programming with a passion for gender equality and health make you an ideal candidate.  Colleagues encourage one another to innovate, use participatory approaches, learn iteratively and strive for program excellence. The Program Administrative Officer will be able to draw support from CARE’s basic programming and coaching resources online and from colleagues around the CARE world.    




Minimum of a college degree in a relevant field  

Minimum of 2 years of work experience preferably in an office environment Computer literacy (MS Office Suite) especially excel and word  

Advanced organizational skills and a strong attention to detail  

Strong writing skills for reports and correspondence  

Languages : Fluent English written, spoken 

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, particularly cross-culturally  

Problem solving skills with the ability to accurately assess situation and come up with positive solutions  

High level of professionalism and drive, with an infectious enthusiasm and passion for delivering results  

Ability to work in a fast paced environment and manage competing demands  

Be adaptable and open and willing to assist across the organization during periods of high work volume 

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.  




Previous experience working in an international NGO including work in development contexts 

Languages : Portuguese, French an asset 




Generous leave entitlements 


Flexible work hours and current work from home arrangement 

A family friendly environment 

Amazing colleagues who are very committed to CARE’s mission 

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.

 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.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Virtual