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Maputo (Mozambique)

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.

Under the overall supervision of the Assistant Country Director – Programs the incumbent will provide specialist advice and support to the Country Office in undertaking humanitarian work within the provinces where CARE has humanitarian and DRR responsibilities, including for project response design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. During specific humanitarian crisis the position supports the Country Office with technical and operational support including managing specific responses as delegated and leading as Emergency Team Leader as delegated. Works within CARE policy, strategy and operational frameworks and ensures compliance with commitments made under agreements with ECHO, UNICEF, OFDA (USAID), CHAF, DFID and other key actors.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Program Management
  • Budget management and development
  • Policy
  • Human Resource Management

Primary Skills:

  • University degree (BA or equivalent) in a discipline relevant to the emergency response; Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in humanitarian and agricultural/rural development sectors including work experience with national and international NGO’s, UN agencies, governments and donors;
  • Personal Attributes: Ability to cope with frequent transition between different cultures; A strong security consciousness particularly the ability to undertake personal risk analysis and act accordingly; Ability to take independent initiatives and critically analyze emergency programs; Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team; Flexibility and capacity to work unsocial hours under pressure; Ability to travel and work under hardship conditions; Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, child safe and staff health and wellbeing principles
  • Leadership experience in humanitarian response, including in conflict and post conflict settings
  • In depth knowledge of disaster management, including community-based approaches to disaster preparedness, and proven ability to provide high level advice
  • Knowledge and experience of humanitarian coordination.
  • Significant experience in the capacity building of field-based staff and/or partner agencies in all aspects of disaster management including proven ability to provide both face-to-face and remote support to in-country staff to design and implement disaster management programs
  • Experience managing staff security in complex and/or high risk environments
  • Knowledge and experience of program management including strategic planning, design, evaluation, policy development and administration
  • Knowledge and experience of development and humanitarian program issues, including the political, social, cultural and economic aspects, relating to humanitarian responses
  • Knowledge and experience of humanitarian issues, particularly in the areas of agency focus such as gender, human rights, child protection, and disability inclusiveness
  • Qualifications or training in international and community development, disaster management, and gender and emergencies.
  • High level skills in information management Strong written and oral communication skills; Ability to influence and bring about change in a cross cultural setting; Human resource management skills; Computer literacy particularly MS Office and e-mail usage
  • High level of cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills; Excellent facilitation, training and mentoring skills; and the ability to build the capacity of country program staff. Significant experience working in a high pressure coordination role including coordinating a wide range of external stakeholders

To apply for this position, please visit our website at

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.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: CARE - USA
  • Location: Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Medicine
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-03

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