Closing date: 24 Oct 2019

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

The Humanitarian Strategic Priorities Lead will play a critical role coordinating and stewarding CARE’s programmatic and thought leadership work on Gender in Emergencies and other strategic priorities including, but not limited to, the humanitarian-development nexus, the global displacement crisis and the localization agenda, among others. The Humanitarian Strategic Priorities Lead sits within the Humanitarian Team of CARE USA and will work closely with colleagues in regional and country offices, across other departments in CARE USA, and with colleagues across the CARE International confederation. The Humanitarian Team advances CARE’s humanitarian mandate through three primary workstreams:

  • Humanitarian Operations
  • Resource Mobilization
  • Program Quality and Policy

This position will coordinate work that sits within the Humanitarian Program Quality and Policy pillar. The position supports work in both the Operations and Resource Mobilization pillars of work, as and when required, for example following the onset of a large scale emergency and in support of resource mobilization efforts on specific priorities.


  • Managing Gender in Emergencies (GiE) workstream
  • Manage strategic priorities and positioning
  • Humanitarian practice and resource mobilization
  • Other duties as assigned or required as member of Humanitarian Team


  • 7-10 years of experience in international humanitarian response
  • 5-7 years of management / supervisory experience
  • Excellent knowledge of the humanitarian system, gender and related policy issues and trends
  • Strong programmatic experience, ideally delivering humanitarian responses in the field
  • 7 years of experience managing organizational relationships
  • Sound knowledge of CARE or a similar operational INGO
  • Proven ability to get things done in a complex, international organization
  • Experience representing a non-profit or policy organization at high level events
  • Strong gender analysis skills
  • Excellent organizational and strategic planning skills
  • Substantial knowledge and understanding of current themes in humanitarian practice and policy
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, with demonstrated ability to express complex ideas in simple and persuasive terms
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Line management experience or demonstrated personnel management competencies
  • Interpersonal skills and aptitude to coordinate efforts among diverse groups
  • Process facilitation skills
  • Negotiation, influencing skills (vital if this role is to influence any change)
  • Strong relational and networking skills
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