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  • Organization: CARE
  • Location: Quito
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2023-02-25

Job Summary:

CARE is seeking a motivated and talented Regional Humanitarian Manager who will be responsible for leading and providing strategic guidance and technical support to CARE’s humanitarian work within the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. This includes emergency response strategy development, start-up and scale up of response actions, program quality and impact, human resources management, financial stewardship, resource acquisition and representation.

This position will provide leadership and hands-on technical support, as required to Country Offices in the LAC region and will be directly engaged in the humanitarian responses in South America while guiding and leading the Sub-regional Humanitarian Manager for Central America and the Caribbean (CAC) to support CARE’s humanitarian responses that are impactful, at scale, and that adhere to humanitarian principles and CARE’s approach (gender equality & women’s voice, resilience and governance). This role will also provide leadership on humanitarian advocacy priorities at regional level.


  • Resource Mobilization, coordination and representation
    • Provide on-going leadership and oversight to ensure regional and sub regional resource mobilization plans (networking, positioning, donor´s cultivation, proposal design, engagement with CARE Member Partners (CMPs)
    • Lead on the coordination of regional and sub-regional proposal development, providing strategic advise and design for multi-country humanitarian priorities, coordinating with CARE LAC Country Offices, Members, etc.
  • Regional strategy development and program development
    • Provide leadership to strategy design at regional level, supporting the development of the regional humanitarian strategy, as well, lead the development of sub-regional response for South-America, specifically Venezuela´s response strategy, Central America, and the Caribbean
    • Engage and lead with the CI advocacy humanitarian priorities
  • Emergency preparedness and Humanitarian Response
    • Directly responsible for the Emergency preparedness activities in LAC. Lead the development, review and implementation of detailed emergency preparedness plans for the region in liason with country office staff. Supervise & coordinate training session and workshops on order to achieve the objectives set in the emergency preparedness plan, especially provide staff and partners with training and leadership on contingency planning and emergency response.
  • Program Quality and technical support
    • In coordination with the Regional Program Quality and Impact Director this position will assure that CARE’s Humanitarian response in the region is complying with international and CI standard, principles and approaches, especially Nexus approach, Women´s lead in emergency, and Localization. Providing support for developing humanitarian plattforms with local partners and key stakeholders.


  • Bachelor degree or relevant combination of qualifications and experience in a relevant discipline. Master's degree preferred
  • 7 – 10 years of progressively responsible relevant experience, especially humanitarian experience in LAC.
  • Languages needed Spanish, English and French
  • Good grasp of issues related to force displacement, mixed migration and the cause of poverty and injustice.
  • Proven expertise in gender and gender in emergencies.
  • Experience working in Latin America, focused mainly on South America and the Venezuela crisis. Central America experience is a plus.
  • A strong commitment to, and a demonstrated experience in, the areas of organizational development and learning, knowledge-sharing and people development
  • Demonstrable skills in change management, coordinating, facilitating and creating a consensus in a complex environment
  • Strategic and critical thinking skills; experience of strategic planning
  • Evidence of capacity to innovate
  • Strong staff management, coaching and mentoring skills and experience (particularly managing remote/virtual teams)
  • Commitment to and capacity to model the behaviors that we value. Evidence of capacity to support the development of these behaviors in others

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