GBV IN EMERGENCIES ADVOCACY OFFICER

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CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in 100 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 disaster response to food and nutrition to education and work for women and girls to healthy mothers and children. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because when they have equal access to resources, they lift their families and communities out of poverty. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for 75 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, and Fight with CARE.​

Work Location : US- Washington, DC                            Type of Post : Not Applicable                  

Other Possible Location :                                         Funding : APPROVED

Expected Travel : up to 20%                                              Type of Contract : 

Language Requirement : ENGLISH                          Application Deadline : 

Employee Duration : Active Full-Time

CARE seeks an energetic and motivated GBViE Advocacy Officer to support implementation of two Global Advocacy projects implemented by CARE in 2020-2021: Safe From The Start and Call to Action Field Implementation roll-out.  The GBViE Advocacy Officer will work with the GBV in Emergencies Advocacy Adviser, Senior Humanitarian Policy Adviser and Director of Life Free From Violence advocacy to support coordination, administration, monitoring, reporting and project documentation.

As a core member of the GBV Area of Responsibility (AoR), co-chair of the AoR’s Policy and Advocacy Reference Group and Localization Task Team, and the hosting agency for the global inter-agency GBV Guidelines Coordinator, CARE works across the GBV community on a variety of initiatives, and is currently implementing two US-funded projects: Safe From the Start and Call to Action Field Implementation.  CARE is working with women led organizations in Cameroon, Iraq, Lebanon, Mali, Niger and Sudan to map women’s groups and GBV activism in these contexts and examining the obstacles to the participation of local GBV actors in humanitarian planning and decision-making at local and national levels.  Concurrently, CARE is working to drive field implementation of the Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies global roadmap 2021-2025.

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting project implementation of the Call to Action Field Implementation roll-out projects
  • Supporting project implementation of the Safe From the Start project.
  • Support to the Global Advocacy team in the Impact & Innovation Department, contingent on funding

Qualifications:

  • Masters (or Bachelors degree with relevant work experience) in a field related to international development
  • Work, study, and volunteer experience that has included responsibility for activities or outcomes other than academic assignments.
  • Sound personal organizational skills, including time management, ability to meet deadlines, multi-tasking, prioritization of tasks, and working under pressure
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international multiethnic and multicultural environment
  • Ability to establish collaborative relationships with staff, partners and other stakeholders
  • Ability to travel to support project activities.   

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