• Executive-level
  • Posted on 12 April 2019
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Closing on 12 May 2019

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.

The Emergency Response Program Manager will be based in NES and will report to the Deputy Director of Programs. He or she will be responsible for managing, implementing and monitoring CARE’s emergency programming in Northeast Syria – gender sensitive programs focused on emergency response distributions and shelter. Under the guidance of the Deputy Director of Programs, the Emergency Response Program Manager will lead on representation of CARE with relevant program stakeholders in this region, ensuring that CARE’s core values are promoted and procedures are complied with. S/he will manage day-to-day communication with field teams and providing general guidance on field activities implemented by staff and/or partners. S/he will contribute to the development of training/capacity building materials, and will be oversee training sessions and providing coaching and mentoring to staff, partners and consultants on the ground. S/he will work closely with other units to support routine program management activities, such as financial tracking, and procurement and logistics processes. The Emergency Program Manager will coordinate closely with CARE’s monitoring and evaluation team to ensure ongoing program monitoring, accountability, learning and documentation, and will contribute to report writing and program/proposal development as needed. The Program Manager will also work closely with CARE’s other Program Managers to ensure strategic integration where possible.

The Emergency Response Program Manager will lead the development and implementation of the emergency program strategy to ensure CARE’s intervention is timely, effective and relevant to a range of needs and incorporates a gender focus in all aspects of programming.. S/he will manage multiple project managers, providing training, mentoring and capacity building for CARE staff and potentially for partner agencies as well. CARE places high value on ensuring the specific needs of women, men, boys and girls are met, through a gender sensitive approach that seeks transformative outcomes.The Emergency Response Program Manager will cooperate with key programme support functions, including Finance, HR, Administration, Logistics and Procurement and will be responsible for donor coordination, program development, and reporting.


  • Program Design, Management and Implementation
  • Information and Coordination
  • Monitoring, Evaluations. Accountability and Learning
  • Staff Management and Capacity Building


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Emergency Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Developmental Studies, Logistics, etc)
  • 3-5 years of experience working with an INGO in emergency programming or programming with significant distribution activities
  • Strong experience in capacity building and training
  • Understanding of the key strategies and principles of emergency programming, Sphere, Core Humanitarian Standards , gender in emergencies

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.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. 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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