Job Opportunity for Director – Gender Equality Center at Care India in Delhi

Website Care India


Director – Gender Equality Center




Gender Equality Center


3 years


Executive Director – Education, Livelihoods, Humanitarian




30%-40% travel time to Care India’s projects in various locations


CARE is a not-for-profit organisation working in India for over 68 years, focusing on alleviating poverty and social injustice. We do this through well-planned and comprehensive projects in health, education, livelihoods and disaster preparedness and response. Our overall goal is the empowerment of women and girls from poor and marginalised communities leading to improvement in their lives and livelihoods.

During FY 2018-19, CARE India directly reached out to 37.2 million people through 43 projects across 14 states, covering more than 80+ districts. We are part of the CARE International Confederation, working in 100 countries for a world where people live with dignity and security.

CARE India seeks a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.

Our goal is to ensure that women and girls from the most marginalized communities are empowered, live in dignity and their households have secure and resilient lives. CARE India aims to accomplish this goal by working with 50 million people to help them have quality health, education, livelihoods and overcome the effects of disasters.

Our employees are committed to CARE’s values, Code of Conduct, and safeguarding commitments towards a safe workplace for all, including the principle of ‘do no harm’. They are also responsible to uphold and strengthen our safeguarding commitments in their role. To know more about our safeguarding policies please visit our website link given below.


This position offers opportunity for an experienced professional to advance gender equality and diversity in CARE India’s programming and organizational structure as well as establish CARE as a thought leader among peers and other stakeholders.

CARE India’s program goal is to ensure that “women from the most marginalised communities are empowered, live in dignity, and their households and communities are secure and resilient”. Unequal power relations are identified as one of the key underlying causes of poverty. Therefore, CARE India has prioritized promoting gender transformative change through our programming as a core cross-cutting aspect of its work right from design to implementation and evaluation.

Care India’s vision for 2030 has a clear focus to put women and girls at the centre of our work. CARE also has the ambition to be recognised for our gender equality and women’s empowerment work. There is extensive expertise and experience within CARE India and CARE International on approaches and frameworks for gender transformative programming and organizational strengthening.

CARE has made strategic investment to establish the Gender Equality Centre, that would contribute to the sectoral know-how, especially to practical programming solutions for community level and systems level gender transformative change and monitoring and evaluation practices that capture and measure these changes; support all functions to make CARE a gender equitable, safe and dignified workplace, that is impactful in delivering its commitment towards gender equality; and in the process establish CARE’s credibility as a leader in gender transformative work.


We are looking for a passionate and experienced individual with relevant experience in Gender, Diversity & Inclusion. S/he will be responsible for providing strategic, intellectual, and operational leadership to the Gender Equality Centre through: 

  • Driving CARE India’s ambition to be differentiated as a leader in gender transformative programming
  • Bringing cutting-edge thinking, gender transformative resources and practices to CARE’s work across program verticals and functions
  • Designing and testing programming solutions to transform health, education, market and social systems to be responsive to the differentiated needs and opportunities for the most marginalized groups
  • Curating and sharing best practices, evidence, and failures with practitioners and with major systems players
  • Working with the Design Centre to develop gender transformative solutions for identified as well as emerging focus areas
  • Working with the Knowledge Management, Learning and Evaluation Centre to devise robust monitoring approaches and tools for measuring and tracking gender transformative change in programs as well as in the workplace  
  • Meeting demands for technical assistance, learning and professional development with a ready supply of trained gender equality experts
  • Connecting people, knowledge, and passion within and outside of CARE towards impact in gender equality and social justice 
  • Driving the integration of gender sensitive policies and practices across all functions at CARE India such as HR, Finance, Procurement, Fund raising, Marketing, Communication etc. 


  • Set up and build the Gender Equality Center as a resource center, providing technical assistance, advisory and capacity building services to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strategic Integration for Gender Transformative Programming
  • Bringing cutting-edge thinking, gender transformative resources and practice to CARE’s work across program verticals to address issues of inequality and marginalization
  • To evolve into a platform for gender transformative interventions informing evidence to action pathways with a broader goal of informing policies
  • Reflect on portfolios and their alignment to CARE Principles and Gender Equality
  • Build evidence led processes/ models from analysis to inform programmatic initiatives across thematic areas
  • Design long-term programs based on situational analysis
  • Develop organizational accountability processes and guidelines on gender sensitive practices
  • Undertake and commission policy research on major development issues, especially in relation Gender Equality. Produce briefing / discussion papers, research reports, policy position statements and public communication materials in coordination with others.

Resource Center

  • Curate and share best practices, evidence, and failures to influence major systems players and connect with voices and agendas set forward by movements
  • New/expanded Gender guidance and tools to support CARE projects and advancement along the gender continuum
  • Development of an accessible, one-stop, online gender equality platform for relevant knowledge sharing and exchange
  • Becoming thought partner with stakeholders including policy makers in knowledge management, dissemination and utilization
  • Developing and marketing an annual property – She Told Us So

 Advisory and capacity building

  • Connect people, knowledge, and passion within and outside of CARE towards impact in gender equality and social justice.
  • Meet demands for technical assistance, learning and professional development with a ready supply of trained gender resource individuals
  • Productization of existing evidences and their methodologies
  • Institutionalization of gender cohort and other mechanisms
  • Training to create a cadre of gender transformative program managers
  • Representing and networking with key stakeholders within CARE India, CARE International, and outside the organization to promote learning, reflection, and knowledge building; and helping craft and advance an advocacy agenda to catalyze wider social change.
  • Coordinate with the peer NGOs, donor organisations and Government bodies at national level for Gender Equality.
  • Coordinate with CARE International sector leads for quality of work in the core sectors of CARE’s Gender work.

 Strategizing and Planning

  • Lead, design and deliver on Gender Equality Policy and strategy for India and support it through specialist advice at national and international levels. 
  • Develop strategic operational plan with the Gender Equality Center stakeholders and develop innovative impactful models where Gender Equality Outcomes are well integrated in projects with sector outcomes (e.g. maternal and child health, pro-poor value chain development, early childhood development among others);
  • Play an active role in the global Care Gender Equality team and help shape the overall global direction and strategy through contribution to analysis and policy development. 
  • Represent CARE India in CARE International global and regional gender working groups and ensure information flow among state offices about any development in gender sector at global level. 

People and Team Management

  • Build a strong team for providing cutting-edge technical assistance on Gender Equality to CARE India’s projects and long-term programs
  • Build a pool of gender equality champions across all functions and teams, with clear roles and responsibilities and support for executing those
  • Direct supervision of the GEC team, and matrix relationship with gender equality technical specialists across projects and programs
  • Performance manage direct line reportees


Care India Teams, CARE Member Partners and CARE International, Peer NGOs, Donors, Government Bodies, Corporates


Master’s degree with at least 18-20 years relevant working experience of providing leadership on gender related issues at a national level with an organisation of national/international repute


  • At least 10-12 years of experience as a gender equality expert
  • Proven track record of gender equality programming and technical assistance
  • Experience working with various support services (HR, Finance, Marketing and Communications, Procurement) to creatively integrate gender equality in policies and practices
  • Experience working in a multi-sector development and humanitarian organization highly desirable
  • Good standing among professional peers and professional networks
  • Demonstrated experience of advocating for gender transformative processes with government departments, corporates, donors and other stakeholders
  • Previous experience of establishing center of excellence/ resource center and/ or similar platform would be desirable
  • Business development outlook, with innovative ideas for scaling up
  • Past experience of influencing and establishing thought leadership


Communication skills:

  • Able to articulate and communicate well to all stakeholders (both verbally and in writing) in a manner that meets the audience-specific needs 
  • Ability to negotiate and influence internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated communication and presentation skills.

Language skills:

Able to read, write and speak impactfully in Hindi language at an expert level 

Research skills:

  • Able to conduct primary and secondary research for identifying the newest trends and incorporate them in program / process approach
  • Demonstrated experience of managing surveys/data collection initiatives

Team Management & Collaboration / People skills: 

  • High social intelligence: able to engage and influence teams, create relationships of trust with stakeholders
  • Adept at co-creation: naturally collaborative and solutions focused 
  • Able to reflect, be empathetic, and a good listener
  • Excellent facilitation and capacity building skills.

Strategic Thinking and Analysis:

  • Big picture / critical thinker (able to think clearly and rationally and select the best method as appropriate) / connector (able to spot gaps, establish needs and opportunities) analytically to influence decision making
  • Ability to conceive creative solutions for difficult social problems

Change Management:

  • Resilient: able to deal well with ambiguity, uncertainty, and change  
  • Flexible: able to adapt well to identify, manage and shift competing priorities  
  • Versatile: able to juggle different and conflicting priorities 

Operational excellence (Project / Program / Process management):

  • Proven experience of promoting practical and impactful gender equity and women’s empowerment approaches to development and humanitarian action as well as in organizational functions.
  • Ability to convert complex ideas into practical and impactful processes and actions with focus on skills transfer.
  • Conceptual and analytical skills with the ability to develop approach papers, concept notes, proposals, etc.
  • Demonstrable experience and skills to develop and support use of gender equality tools and techniques.

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