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 2015, CARE worked in 95 countries and reached 65 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 seeking a Technical Advisor for Public Health Emergencies (AKA “PHE TA”) who will build CARE’s capacity globally to contribute to CARE’s response in Public Health Emergencies in the context of CARE’s organization-wide commitment to meeting the needs of women and girls as a fundamental element of CARE’s humanitarian response.
The Technical Advisor- PHE will support CARE USA’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Global Program and more specifically the Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies. S/he will be a part of a de-centralized CARE group of sector specialists (water-sanitation, shelter, food security, gender, SRH) and also work with emergency response work units CARE-wide such as CARE Emergency Group (CEG) and Sectors Specialists team at the CARE International level and the Emergency Humanitarian Response Team within CARE-USA.
The person in this role will provide assistance to CARE Country Offices and CARE emergency response systems and staff globally to integrate Public Health emergency activities (community engagement for risk communication, community-based surveillance, digital data management in humanitarian settings) before, during, and after an emergency. S/he will also be an integral part of the SRH sector of CARE’s rapid emergency deployment roster, and will devote effort to strengthening the skills of SRH and other sector deployable staff in incorporating support for public health emergencies into CARE’s emergency response, and expanding the pool of emergency deployable staff who are competent in PHEs. This position will be available up to 50% for immediate deployment to emergencies.
- Support CARE’s response to Public Health Emergencies by being a key member in
implementing public health emergency activities in emergency response and preparedness
- Build CARE’s capacity to address PHEs through facilitating training in specific skills for CARE’s pool and work closely with the rest of the SRHE team in capacity building activities aimed at strengthening CARE’s ability to meet the health needs of women and girls in crisis-affected contexts
- Develop approaches, technical content, and materials for community-based interventions in emergency response
- Support surveillance, routine monitoring, and program evaluation efforts through participation in and providing support o field staff for data collection, interpretation, and analysis of quantitative and/or qualitative data
- Perform other duties related to supporting CARE’s response to Public Health Emergencies
- Master’s degree in public health or related discipline
- 5-10 years of experience in general public health programming and management
- 3+ years of experience in emergencies (chronic, conflict or transitional settings) specifically including deployment to acute emergencies
- Demonstrated mastery of public health in emergency contexts, with specialization in one or more of the following: infectious disease, waterborne disease prevention (water, sanitation, and hygiene), nutrition (particularly detection, treatment, and prevention of severe and moderate acute malnutrition (SAM/MAM))
- Monitoring and evaluation experience desired
- Experience in developing and facilitating trainings and workshops
- Excellent communication skills in English (spoken, written) required
- Fluency in French and Arabic a plus
- Community engagement and accountability in emergency and/or health programming
- Community-based surveillance (infectious disease or SAM/MAM)
- Demonstrated experience with coaching and mentoring staff
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.
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