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
This position will be based in any country in East, Central Africa where CARE US is registered. The successful candidate will be placed on a national contract and paid in the applicable currency, if a National of that country.**
Locations: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, DRC.
The Regional Humanitarian Coordinator (RHC) provides critical coordination and support to CARE International’s humanitarian & emergency preparedness and response. In-between rapid onset emergencies she/he works with country offices (with a focus on high priority/risk countries), lead members’ management, members and affiliates to strengthen CARE’s humanitarian capabilities across the region in line with the Regional Road Map. This includes strengthening capacity for preparedness, emergency response, integration of emergency/humanitarian programming within CARE’s program approach, strengthening our gender in emergency capacity, humanitarian policy, and other related priority areas. She/he also represents CARE externally at regional level in the humanitarian field with key forums, partners and donors, develops a contextual understanding of the region, and undertakes appropriate humanitarian policy and analysis. During major emergencies, the RHC will often be the first rapid response staff member to deploy from outside the country office and would support initial response start-up by the country office. The RHC will also support and/or lead responses to rapid escalation of needs in existing CARE country programmes. The RHC represents all of CI, liaises with various CI offices and members, and should ensure consistency with CI global humanitarian approaches and standards. For these reasons, the RHC reports to the CI emergency group (CEG), but with strong links to lead members’ management structures, including both their line management and emergency units.
- Support to Country Offices
- Regional Representation
- Promote and guide quality in humanitarian & emergency programmes throughout the region
- Guidance on Humanitarian and Emergency Programmes
- Support and advise lead members, country offices, members and partners on emergency preparedness planning (EPP)
- Represent CARE International in regional forums and meetings in the humanitarian area
- Master’s degree, or relevant combination of qualifications and experience, in a relevant field At minimum
- 5-10 years’ experience in humanitarian preparedness, risk reduction and response
- Experience and knowledge of the region
- Experience in programme design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including the CORE Humanitarian Standards, SPHERE standards, Grand Bargain, gender, donor relations, security and protection considerations
- Experience in scale-up emergency response, Gender in Emergencies; women’s empowerment programming and humanitarian accountability.
- Excellent training, coaching and mentoring skills
- High level of writing and communication skills
- Willingness to spend high proportion of time travelling away from home (approx 60%) and be deployed with limited notice period
- Language skills: English. French would be an added advantage
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