HUMANITARIAN POLICY SPECIALIST

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 11 August 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 12 July 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.

The Humanitarian Policy Specialist is a new position, intended to play a key role defining organizational humanitarian policy positions and driving an ambitious global humanitarian policy agenda through the delivery of deep and thorough analysis, advisory support and the development of superior quality written materials. Under the direction of the Humanitarian Policy Director and the Vice President for Humanitarian Practice and Policy, the Humanitarian Policy Specialist is responsible for developing high quality and relevant policy analysis that will inform organizational positioning and policy formulation. The Humanitarian Policy Specialist will lead the development of superior quality written materials including but not limited to policy papers that define CARE’s position on critical humanitarian issues, talking points and briefings to ensure deep understanding and consistent messaging on priority humanitarian issues. This position is expected to represent CARE at a high level at relevant global fora in Washington DC, New York and other locations as appropriate.

Responsibilities:

  • Policy Analysis, Research & Information Management
  • Representation
  • Communications & Documentation
  • Humanitarian Team Strategic Undertakings
  • Other tasks as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in international relations / political science
  • 5-7 years humanitarian policy experience or 5-7 years international humanitarian experience.
  • Sound knowledge of the humanitarian system, including architecture, policy trends and major and emerging actors
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of CARE or a similar operational INGO, ideally with some field experience in rights-based programming
  • Proven ability to get things done in a complex, international organization
  • Experience representing a large non-profit organization at high-level events
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Top-notch written and oral communications skills
  • An ability to bring simplicity to complicated issues
  • Strong understanding of global humanitairan architecture and major players
  • Knowledge and understanding of current humanitarian issues, including a strong understanding of how to apply humanitarian principles in a policy setting.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Ability to work effectively in a decentralized model

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.

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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