Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

Chief of Party (COP) - CARE Bangladesh



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Job Summary
CARE Bangladesh seeks a Chief of Party (COP) to support an upcoming, USAID-funded, project titled “Women’s Empowerment Activity”.

This effort aims to increase women’s leadership in their communities, enhance females’ collective and individual abilities to make decisions, and improve the target population’s access to income-generating activities, specifically in agriculture. By providing women with more, and deeper, avenues to access non-traditionally-female domains of activity – such as participation in public discourse, financial management, and decision-making in farming and off-farm production – the project will help distribute the gender balance of power from hegemonic household and community actors to rural, often poor, women – while acknowledging cultural norms and giving dominant actors a space to voice potential concerns about greater female autonomy.

Gender-based inequalities all along the food production chain, “from farm to plate”, impede the equal attainment of food security for men and women, boys and girls. In order to contribute effectively to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, development programming will require increased attention to address gender inequalities as key drivers of hunger and poverty. CARE’s food security, livelihoods and nutrition program strategies take into account context-specific issues, including local gender constraints and assets. CARE emphasizes participatory methods of social change and works extensively with partner organizations to build local capacity and generate local leadership for change towards more gender- equitable systems, structures and relationships.

The successful Chief of Party candidate will provide the project with overall vision, leadership and guidance – internally with project staff and externally with USAID, the government of Bangladesh, other donors and stakeholders. Moreover, the COP will assume principal responsibility for overall project management and technical operations to ensure project tasks are completed and objectives met. S/he will lead the team, serving as the primary point of contact with USAID. The COP will manage the preparation and presentation of all proposed implementation plans and reports, as well as any other duties required that may arise during the course of the project.

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

Apply here: CARE Careers

Solicitation: Women's Empowerment Activity in Bangladesh