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Syrian Arab Republic
Apply by 3 February 2013
Mid-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 4 January 2013

Job Description

CARE is seeking an experience Gender in Emergencies (GiE) Advisor to facilitate, coordinate and advocate for the implementation of gender equality programming in CARE’s three key sectors (WASH, Shelter & Food Security) in a humanitarian emergency setting in accordance to the CI mandate, policies and guidelines and the IASC Gender Handbook and the IASC Guidelines for GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Settings.

The aim of the GiE Adviser is to establish sustainable mechanisms in collaboration with the Sector Specialists and build capacity to continue and replicate her/his work after the deployment has ended. The mentoring of local staff is strongly encouraged.

CARE International’s Humanitarian Mandate is to meet the immediate needs of disaster-affected populations in the poorest communities in the world in a way that also addresses the underlying causes of people’s vulnerability. CARE recognizes the link between poverty and gender inequality and the need for humanitarian organizations to design, plan and respond to the needs of affected women, girls, men and boys in ways that promote gender equality.


  • Set priorities, establish key internal and external contacts to understand local gender issues, ensure that CI systems and structures are gender-sensitive and review HR and Administration issues
  • Information, analysis and program support
  • Capacity-building
  • Coordination and advocacy
  • Administrative and miscellaneous duties


  • Previous experience in medium-large scale emergencies (3 years minimum)
  • Familiar with humanitarian programming and inter-agency coordination systems
  • Proven experience combining formal expertise on gender mainstreaming and gender equality with experience of applying these concretely to specific humanitarian program sectors, plans, policies and processes
  • Masters or advanced degree in a relevant subject area
  • Knowledge of training tools and methods and proven experience delivering training on gender-responsive programs
  • Ability to communicate ideas in a culturally-sensitive manner and conducive to their practical application especially in regional context
  • Experience in budget development and management
  • Strong knowledge of IASC Gender and GBV guidelines and must have completed the IASC Gender e-learning course

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

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

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.