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Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. In over 80 countries, CARE works with the poorest communities to improve basic health and education, enhance rural livelihoods and food security, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity, help vulnerable people adapt to climate change and provide lifesaving assistance during emergencies. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls living in poverty because, equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. To learn more, visit
Job Title
INTERNAL: Private Sector Advisor
Work Location
This position is only open to CARE Staff. Only applicants legally eligible to work in Canada will be considered.
Job Summary
The Private Sector Partnerships Advisor (PSP) is responsible for building strategic engagements that fight global poverty and empower girls and women via a hybrid background in international development programming, and private sector partnerships. Responsible for managing all aspects of corporate and foundation development activities in the International Programs unit in CARE Canada, the PSP must be a developer of CARE’s collaborations with a portfolio of multinational and Canadian corporations, including business units and foundations, to leverage impact for the most vulnerable communities and value for socially responsible companies. The person must demonstrate initiative at all stages of the partnership cycle, from research and identification, to cultivation, to solicitation, and stewardship, in order to secure programmatically relevant partnerships, in line with CARE Canada’s programmatic focus areas.
Reporting to the Director of the Policy, Innovation and Partnerships team (PIP), the Private Sector Partnerships Advisor will be part of the program development team, working closely with program managers and technical advisors to develop proposal content and stay abreast of anticipated fundable projects. The PSP will work closely with the corporate engagement advisor in the Fundraising Team, who leads on CARE Canada’s corporate philanthropy strategy.
• Coordinate the implementation of the Private Sector Engagement strategy, including taking the lead on the Due Diligence process.
• Develop, cultivate and leverage partnerships with corporations and foundations, with special focus on matching partner business needs to CARE program priorities.
• Develop with the Program Development Manager and in close collaboration with the Corporate Engagement Advisor from Fundraising, a corporate and foundation strategy to meet annual new program development objectives and targets, including solicitation calls and proposals submitted, and other measurable objectives in support of CARE Canada’s programs.
• Conduct research and analysis on corporate and foundation prospects for their capacity and interest in collaborating with CARE in both Emergency response and long term development initiatives.
• Identify, cultivate and solicit corporations and foundations to make major investments in support of CARE by matching strategic initiatives and fundraising priorities .The PSP will work closely with the Fundraising and Communication Regional teams in building relations and funding opportunities beyond the programmatic partnership.
• Establish and maintain excellent, collaborative relationships with all the units, the Senior Leadership Team, and other key staff to foster their involvement in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding corporate and foundation prospects.
• Manage specific programs, including meeting narrative and financial reporting requirements for donor funds of corporate partnerships.
• Represent CARE Canada in appropriate and agreed meetings, conferences and discussions on the subject of corporate partnerships.
• Other duties as assigned.
Experience Level
Intermediate Level
Closing Date