Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 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 clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 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.
The Gender & Protection Advisor is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the gender/protection component of the Fortifying Equality and Economic Diversity for resilience (FEED II) programmes, supporting all the consortium members in relation to FEED II gender work. S/he actively contributes to define strategies advancing gender work across the consortia through research, partnership, alliance building and advocacy initiatives. S/he provides leadership in cross-learning and knowledge generation for the FEED II consortia. The position supports the building of systems, structures, capacity of staff and partners to put women’s rights at the heart of FEED II implementation.
The Gender & Protection Advisor ensures gender based violence (GBV) mainstreaming and integration in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of FEED II. S/he further contributes to the quality of GBV prevention and mitigation programming in other sectors (FSL and Nutrition) within the FEED II programme. S/he ensures case management services are in place and that the GBV Information Management System (GBV) is used ethically; and that data entry, storage and sharing are according to the prescribed international standards and principles. S/he builds the capacity of the program staff delivering GBV prevention, mitigation and response services in line with international and consortia-accepted standards.