Afghanistan

ADVISOR, HUMANITARIAN ADVOCACY

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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, and fight with CARE.

CARE is seeking a Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor. The Advisor will lead CARE advocacy efforts around the Afghanistan crisis and raise its profile.This position requires a deep understanding of humanitarian issues, along with Afghanistan’s socio-political dynamics. The Advisor will lead the development of the humanitarian advocacy strategy and be responsible for overseeing its implementation in collaboration with key advocacy colleagues across the CARE confederation. S/he will be responsible for disseminating relevant information to CARE members involved in the advocacy around Afghanistan. S/he will represent CARE in various coordination platforms at the country-level and outside when required.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and Execute CARE Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Advocacy Strategy
  • Developing Evidence-based Humanitarian Advocacy Products
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Representation
  • Build CARE’s Understanding of and Capacity in Humanitarian Advocacy
  • Any other tasks assigned by Country Director (CD) and Senior Management Team (SMT)

Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in advocacy, political science, international law or social sciences or related technical field or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Knowledge of INGO policies and procedures, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct
  • Strong understanding of the international humanitarian architecture
  • At least 5 years experience in policy development with a humanitarian aid organization
  • Strong background in working with INGOs and familiarity with key humanitarian coordination forums/mechanisms
  • Proven diplomacy and ability to articulate clearly, with impact and respect
  • Relevant work experience in policy analysis, communications, research, data gathering and/or information management
  • Excellent written, spoken English, communication skills with internal and external stakeholder
  • Effective negotiation and representation skills
  • Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions

How to apply

https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAREUSA&cws=52&rid=5647

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