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. Raising Syrian women’s voices and enabling their meaningful participation in decision-making within their households, communities, civil society, and the private sector is central to all CARE’s programming. 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 Protection, Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL), Shelter, WASH and Gender. There are over 120 CARE staff members working in hubs (Turkey, Jordan, North East Syria and Lebanon) across the region.
Recognizing the differential impact, the crisis has on women, men, girls and boys, CARE prioritizes gender-sensitivity in its emergency and recovery efforts and, where possible, the use of transformative approaches.
The Protection and Gender Advisor for the ‘Whole of Syria’ will be the Country Office’s primary focal point for the following:
- Ensuring protection is mainstreamed into all CARE’s efforts.
- Ensuring that gender equality objectives are mainstreamed into all of CARE’s efforts, including those of our partners, and that relevant capacities are built to enable gender-sensitive and, where possible, gender transformative practices.
- Developing a clear strategy on CARE Syria’s protection and gender equality approach, with special attention to gender mainstreaming as a means to ensuring safe, inclusive, effective and quality programming.
- Working directly with hub and partner teams in synergy with the respective hub Gender and Protection Managers to build capacities and provide technical advice/supervision to implementing staff.
- Monitoring the impact of the implementation of the protection and gender strategy and the impact of capacity-building activities.
- Working closely with program staff to embed gender-sensitive and, where possible, gender-transformative, approaches across the project cycle.
This position will ensure alignment of the strategy and its actions to CARE’s gender and GBV frameworks and policy commitments, including CARE International Gender Policy, CARE MENA Social and Gender Justice Framework 2015 – 2030, CARE Gender Equality Frameworks, CARE Gender Equality and Women’s Voice Guidance Note and all other relevant frameworks and guidance.
- Whole of Syria gender strategy and harmonization, including an enabling environment
- Gender mainstreaming across CARE Syria’s work
- Capacity Building of CARE and Partners
- Coordination, Program development and Reporting
- Master’s Degree in Gender Studies, Social Work, International Relations, Conflict Transformation, Development Studies, or related discipline. A bachelor’s degree will be acceptable only if the candidate can demonstrate sufficient experience in gender and protection programming in conflict settings.
- Eight years’ experience working on protection and gender equality and mainstreaming in humanitarian contexts, including experience of field-level management of complex humanitarian response and resilience programs
- Five years’ experience in a coordination role requiring provision of support to multiple offices//locations/teams
- Two years’ experience working in remote management in Syria or similar context
- Proven experience of successful capacity-building of humanitarian field staff and partners, with experience in remote training
- Excellent communication and writing skills in English
- Strong networking capability
- Ability to organize and facilitate training sessions
- Ability to develop capacity building frameworks and work plans
- Ability to work in multi-cultural teams
- Culturally aware and respectful
- Commitment to CARE core value and principle
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.
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