Amman, Jordan
Apply by 16 May 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 16 April 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 Syria Resilience Consortium (SRC) was established in 2016 by CARE, DRC, Humanity & Inclusion, IRC, NRC, and Mercy Corps, In recognition of a joint responsibility to address the appalling levels of needs, as well as rights violations, in conflict-ridden Syria, with a main focus on Resilient Livelihood interventions. The SRC members share a vision of a future for Syria where conflict-affected women and men. including persons with disabilities, and their communities, have restored their livelihoods, benefit from inclusive economic rehabilitation processes, and have strong capacity to respond to shocks. This vision has been translated into a 5-year strategy that is currently supported by the EC, SIDA, NMFA, and DAN IDA.

The SRC has significant ambitions In relation to gender sensitivity and transformation, and donors who support this. Specifically, we are anticipating new contract with GAC which will provide the SRC with specific budget to enhance gender responsiveness as a cross-cutting theme. The SRC has a Program Coordination Unit (PCU) that coordinates the work across the SRC to maximize the impact of its interventions. The PCU is hosted by the CARE Middle East Regional Management Unit. The Senior Gender in Livelihoods Coordinator will be a member of the PCU team and reports directly to the Chief of Party. The purpose of the position is to enhance the quality of the SRC’s overall gender responsiveness. by building capacity of the 6 member organisations and their local partners and ensuring gender responsive tools and agreements are in place across the board. It will also establish new partnerships with women organisations and activists. The position leads a Gender Task Force with representatives of each of the organisations who are developing a gender responsive strategy and subsequent tools and plans. The Senior Gender Advisor is also meant to play a crucial role in the anticipated, GAG-funded project PERSEVERE, which will pilot gender responsive and transformative livelihoods programming, by providing technical advice to the project on the one hand and ensuring learning, and duplication and acceleration of successful approaches throughout SRC on the other hand.


  • Provide strategic direction for the SRC on gender responsiveness
  • Provide leadership to the SRC’s Gender Task Force
  • Ensure strategic guidance, programme quality and learning around the GAC PERSEVERE project
  • Ensure good capacity of the SRC members and partners related to gender in livelihoods
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Master’s Degree in social sciences, gender studies, international relation, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Experience working in a leadership role in consortia or similar type of multi-dimensional teams.
  • Very good ability to facilitate and steer complex group processes
  • Very good people- and communication skills
  • Ability to inspire and negotiate with a multitude of teams
  • Very good planning skills
  • Pragmatism, Able to take a good-enough approach
  • Positive and flexible attitude
  • Experience with gender integration during humanitarian response and Early Recover stages
  • 8+ years of experience effectively working on Gender Responsive and Transformative programming.
  • Experience working on gender programming in the Middle East.
  • Experience designing and facilitating trainings on gender issues and gender integration processes and techniques
  • Fluency in English

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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