• Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 22 May 2019
  • Amman, Jordan
  • Closing on 21 June 2019

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.

CARE defines women’s economic empowerment as the process by which women increase their right to economic resources and power to make decisions to benefit themselves, their families and their communities. This requires equal access to and control over economic resources, assets and opportunities as well as long term changes in social norms and economic structures that benefit women and men equally.

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 region. In addition, we maintain a standing emergency response capacity with a particular focus on Shelter/NFI programming. In 2018 CARE launched a strategy review of its work in Syria, and has prioritized building the resilience of affected people in Syria to recover from shocks and stresses, with a particular emphasis on supporting women to engage in sustainable livelihoods. This position will be responsible for delivering on that objective, by ensuring that CARE’s programming in Syria contributes to positive changes in women’s agency, and their position within their households and communities.

Based in Amman, with regular travel to neighboring countries, the Women’s Economic Empowerment advisor will report to the Head of Programs. S/he is responsible for providing sound technical leadership and overseeing Food Security, Livelihood and Value Chain related activities implemented by teams in several operational hubs, including skills training, agricultural inputs, cash transfer programming, support the promotion of adaptive techniques. S/He will ensure adequate measuring and monitoring of progress against objectives, coordinate with local and International NGOs on women economic empowerment; and to assist in planning future related projects.


  • Technical Leadership
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
  • Project Oversight
  • Partnership
  • Other responsibilities as asssigned


  • Bachelor degree in Social Science, Economics, Agriculture, or related field
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience on gender and livelihood issues,
  • Experience with gender in humanitarian response
  • Hands-on experience in planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation specifically in the field of gender and livelihoods

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.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. 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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