Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Apply by 4 April 2018
Full-time staff position
Posted on 5 March 2018

Job Description

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

CARE is seeking an Emergency Preparedness Planning Manager who will provide overall technical leadership and coordination of EPP activities throughout CARE. S/he will coordinate CARE’s support to Country Offices to ensure appropriate levels of emergency response readiness. S/he will manage the centrally held functions of CARE’s 3-year, $2.5 million Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP)-funded RRACE project and ensure delivery on CARE’s commitment, maintaining relationships and reporting to the donor. S/he will provide technical leadership and coordination to the overall CARE confederation on issues related to emergency preparedness through regular engagement with CMPs and participation in relevant CI events and fora such as EPP Working Group. The EPP Manager will support CARE USA to fulfill its commitment as technical lead on emergency preparedness for the CARE confederation by spearheading planned reviews of EPP guidance. The EPP Manager will be tasked with working across the CARE membership to integrate humanitarian and development best practices, working closely with CARE’s technical teams for the core emergency sectors to ensure cross-learning and the integration of minimum technical sectors standards and risk analysis into the EPP process. The EPP Manager will report through CARE USA’s humanitarian operations line and will work closely with relevant CARE confederation bodies and individuals engaged with emergency preparedness.


  • Oversight of Grant Management and donor’s relationship
  • Technical leadership, management and coordination of EPP activities throughout CI
  • Oversee and support Emergency Preparedness Planning for CARE USA COs
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Reporting and Communications
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 5-6 years in humanitarian response, program management, monitoring and evaluation, EPP, or related fields
  • Extensive experience facilitating emergency preparedness planning
  • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with other organizations.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Sound knowledge of Humanitarian Response, Emergency Preparedness Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Extensive experience in grant implementation and oversight
  • Comprehensive understanding of development of learning agendas
  • Proven ability in partnership building and developing consensus
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to write basic correspondence and
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of information/data
  • Adequate oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in budgeting
  • Ability to work independently and at a fast pace.

About the Organization

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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