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HUMANITARIAN POLICY SPECIALIST

Washington D.C | United States (United States of America)

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 Humanitarian Policy Specialist is a new position, intended to play a key role defining organizational humanitarian policy positions and driving an ambitious global humanitarian policy agenda through the delivery of deep and thorough analysis, advisory support and the development of superior quality written materials. Under the direction of the Humanitarian Policy Director and the Vice President for Humanitarian Practice and Policy, the Humanitarian Policy Specialist is responsible for developing high quality and relevant policy analysis that will inform organizational positioning and policy formulation. The Humanitarian Policy Specialist will lead the development of superior quality written materials including but not limited to policy papers that define CARE’s position on critical humanitarian issues, talking points and briefings to ensure deep understanding and consistent messaging on priority humanitarian issues. This position is expected to represent CARE at a high level at relevant global fora in Washington DC, New York and other locations as appropriate.

Responsibilities:

  • Policy Analysis, Research & Information Management
  • Representation
  • Communications & Documentation
  • Humanitarian Team Strategic Undertakings
  • Other tasks as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in international relations / political science
  • 5-7 years humanitarian policy experience or 5-7 years international humanitarian experience.
  • Sound knowledge of the humanitarian system, including architecture, policy trends and major and emerging actors
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of CARE or a similar operational INGO, ideally with some field experience in rights-based programming
  • Proven ability to get things done in a complex, international organization
  • Experience representing a large non-profit organization at high-level events
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Top-notch written and oral communications skills
  • An ability to bring simplicity to complicated issues
  • Strong understanding of global humanitairan architecture and major players
  • Knowledge and understanding of current humanitarian issues, including a strong understanding of how to apply humanitarian principles in a policy setting.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Ability to work effectively in a decentralized model

To apply for this position, please visit our website at https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAREUSA&cws=52&rid=4337

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: Washington D.C | United States (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-11

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