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

Job Description

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 country. CARE’s programs 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 protection programming.

The Protection Program Manager will be based in NES and will report to the Deputy Director of Programs. She/he will be responsible for supporting CARE’s gender and protection work in north east Syria – programs focused on both the establishment of protection activities and protection mainstreaming within existing programs. Under the guidance of the Deputy Director of Programs and with ongoing input from technical gender and protection experts, the 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 partners. Protection Program Manager will contribute to the development of training/capacity building materials, and will be overseeing training sessions and providing coaching and mentoring to partner staff and CARE field teams on the ground. She/he will work closely with other units to support routine program management activities, such as financial tracking, procurement and logistics processes. The Protection Program Manager will coordinate closely with CARE’s monitoring and evaluation team to ensure ongoing program monitoring and documentation, and will contribute to report writing and program/proposal development as needed. The Program Manager will also work closely with CARE’s other Program Managers to ensure strategic integration where possible.


  • Project Design and Implementation
  • Information and Coordination
  • Assessments and Learning
  • Staff Management and Building Capacity of Staff and Partners


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Social Science, Public Administration, Business Administration, Developmental Studies)
  • Certification/training in gender and protection mainstreaming
  • 3-5 years of experience in program management in a development/humanitarian setting
  • Strong experience in capacity building and training on specialized and none-specialized protection services
  • Understanding of the key strategies and principles of gender, protection programming and the varying psychosocial needs of women, men, boys and girls living in areas of conflict.

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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