• Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 19 November 2019
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Closing on 19 December 2019

Job Description

CARE is seeking an Emergency Response Program Manager, who will be based in North East Syria (NES) and will report to the Deputy Director of Programs. She/he will be responsible for managing, implementing and monitoring CARE’s emergency programming in North East 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. She/he will manage day-to-day communication with field teams and providing general guidance on field activities implemented by staff and/or partners. She/he will contribute to the development of training/capacity building materials, and will be overseeing training sessions and providing coaching and mentoring to staff, partners and consultants on the ground. Emergency Response Program Manager will work closely with other units to support routine program management activities, such as financial tracking, procurement and logistics processes. She/he 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. She/he 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. She/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 and will be responsible for donor coordination, program development, and reporting.


  • Program Design, Management and Implementation
  • Information and Coordination
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, 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 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.

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