Jamie Terzi serves as CARE USA’s Vice President of Program, Partnerships and Learning (PPL). PPL supports colleagues across CARE to make impact at scale with teams and capacities in Gender Justice, Food & Water systems, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and Education; Impact, Knowledge, Learning & Accountability, Market & Business Approaches including CARE Consulting, CARE Social Ventures and CARE Enterprises Inc and supporting CARE’s bids for US government funding. Jamie has spent over a decade in significant senior management posts at large, complex international humanitarian and development programs, after more than 10 years in the Australian community and health sector, working in women’s health, psychiatric disability, counseling and family violence prevention.
Throughout her career she has demonstrated a commitment to gender equity and diversity, women’s empowerment including women’s economic empowerment and social enterprise development as well as humanitarian action. Jamie was previously Country Director of CARE Bangladesh and was also the Chairperson of JITA, a social enterprise and a member of the Advisory Board of the Alliance for Bangladeshi Worker Safety. She previously spent three years at CARE Bangladesh as Assistant Country Director – Programs. Before moving to Bangladesh, Jamie spent four years as Assistant Country Director – Programs at CARE Afghanistan, and was Deputy Director and Program Manager for the Afghan Women’s Educational Center from 2002 to 2005 in Peshawar, Pakistan. Jamie graduated with Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Cognitive Science. Prior to working in the development sector, she worked as a registered psychologist in Melbourne.