Senior Governance Advisor - Asia & Pacific


First preference: Dhaka, Bangladesh; Kathmandu, Nepal; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Bangkok, Thailand. Second preference: anywhere where Care has an office in Asia-Pacific. Alternatively, the role could be based in London on a fixed term basis


Full time, Fixed Term to Permanent contract, depending on location and national employment laws


Will be agreed with the successful candidate and depending on the location of the role.

Do you want to play a key role in a growing, experienced and passionate team supporting and shaping CARE International UK's Inclusive Governance portfolio?Join the Programme Quality team! 

About the role

To promote social justice, CARE understands that inclusive and accountable governance systems are critical for equal distribution of resources and opportunities for the poor and marginalised.  This post will work as part of a global technical team, hosted by CARE International UK, that leads on facilitating the integration inclusive governance approaches and learning across CARE's work in 90 countries globally. 

As part of the Programme Quality Team in CARE UK, you will sit at the centre of CIUK's new strategy for the delivery of high quality and impactful programming within CARE. The team delivers high quality technical assistance to CARE offices around the world in the areas of Inclusive Governance, Emergency Shelter, Gender and Resilience and Women's Economic Empowerment. The team also provides thought leadership, learning as well as a global perspective to CARE programmes.

The Senior Governance Advisor will oversee our governance work in Asia and the Pacific. The Advisor will play a regional role, working closely with national advisors, partners and other experts implementing IG programming, testing and scaling innovative approaches/models and facilitating learning in the region.  The emphasis will be on consolidating work in country offices in the current IG portfolio and expanding to new countries.

About you

You are a passionate, self-motivated and experienced expert on Inclusive Governance. You have an in-depth understanding of key concepts in inclusive governance (including gender/inclusion) and expertise in applying these in international development programmes in at least several contexts in Asia/Pacific.

You have a strong track record in providing technical assistance to the design and implementation of governance projects/programmes, including social accountability approaches.

You are able to represent CIUK in high level programmatic and policy spaces. You have a proven track record of achieving significant fundraising and cost recovery targets from a range of funders.

About CARE 

We are one of the world's leading humanitarian and development charities. We fight poverty and injustice in the world's most vulnerable places. We save lives in disasters and conflicts. We stand with women, girls and their communities to achieve lasting change for a better future.


We have a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or a child by any of our staff, representatives or partners. Recruitment to all jobs in CARE International UK includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do.

Closing date: Sunday 17 November 2019

Interview date: Week of 25 November 2019

We are committed to Equality and value Diversity. We are a Disability Confident Employer and particularly welcome applications from disabled people. We guarantee interviews to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job (see person specification).  If you require the candidate brief or need to submit your application in an alternative format, because of a disability, please do get in touch by sending an email to,

 A criminal check will be requested of the successful candidate.

Closing date

Sunday, November 17, 2019
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