Syrian Arab Republic
Apply by 30 June 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 31 May 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 working in Syria to support vulnerable women, men, girls and boys affected by the ongoing civil war. We work both through partners and through direct delivery of humanitarian assistance across different parts of Syria. In addition, CARE supports livelihoods recovery and resilience programming across Syria. Most of our work is through cross border, remote-managed assistance modalities from neighboring countries, working closely with Syrian civil society organizations. Currently CARE’s core sectors in Syria are Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL), WASH and Protection, working with over 120 staff in hubs across the region.

CARE’s programs in North East Syria (NES) have a strategic focus on provision of humanitarian assistance (FSL, WASH, NFIs, etc.) and resilience centered programming with a key focus on livelihoods and food security. The resilience framework continues to strive to enable CARE’s programs to enable conflict-affected communities to better recover from shocks and changes in their context and also allows them to prepare for future scenarios. CARE places a 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 FSL Program Manager will lead lead the development and implementation of the FSL 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 a dynamic FSL team, providing training, mentoring and capacity building for CARE staff and partner agencies. S/he will be responsible for budget and project management for a number of FSL projects, implemented both directly an through local partners. CARE’s intervention remains a hybrid model, with both direct implementation as well as implementation through local partner agencies. The FSL Program Manager will lead on refining this approach and ensuring modalities are tailored depending on the most effective and sustainable approach for FSL programming in NES.

The FSL Program Manager will cooperate with key program support functions, including security, finance, HR, administration, logistics, and procurement in order to ensure smooth implementation of FSL activities and will also be responsible for donor coordination, program development, and reporting.


  • Program Design, Management, And Implementation
  • Staff Management And Capacity Building
  • Information And Coordination:
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountibility, And Learning
  • Other Responsibilities As Assigned


  • Bachelors degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Demonstrated experience in leading FSL programming
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills in a complex international setting
  • Extensive conceptual skills including development of viable program strategies
  • Demonstrated experience in program design (including proposal development), implementation, monitoring and evaluation

Selected candidate must attend and pass HEAT Training.

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.

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