US DOMESTIC PROGRAM OFFICER
CARE USA, Alabama, United States
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, and fight with CARE.
In the shadow of WWII, a small group of Americans came together to help millions of Europeans with the simple, but powerful plan: the CARE Package®. This innovative idea sparked an American movement that would deliver more than 100 million CARE Packages containing food and medicine to war survivors and families around the world, along with the tools and supplies needed to rebuild their lives. For 75 years, CARE has been on the frontlines of disaster response and humanitarian aid around the world. Today the need is more urgent than ever in a world facing one of the greatest challenges of our time. The COVID-19 pandemic knows no borders – and neither does CARE’s work. Now, we are unveiling a new CARE Package, specially built to help solve the problems we are facing at home and overseas. For the first time in our 75-year history, CARE is working in the U.S. and, for the first time since the 1960’s, CARE is again leveraging the CARE Package.
The US Domestic Program Officer will support CARE Package CASH, a cash assistance and physical CARE Package program supporting essential workers and vulnerable communities in the U.S. and beyond. The US Domestic Program Officer will provide project management and support for the daily operations of the CARE Package program. The US Domestic Program Officer will work closely with all team members in the US Programs Office and collaborate broadly across CARE’s departments.
The US Domestic Program Officer we are seeking will be a self-starter with project management experience who can leverage a high volume of internal and external relationships. They will have experience with cash disbursements and establishing collaborative partnerships with domestic community organizations.
- Project management and daily operations
- Recipient criteria/selection
- Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
- Partner relationship management and recipient relations
- Recipient data management
- CARE Package distribution and delivery
- Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness, Development studies and or Economics
- 2-3 years’ experience with domestic non-profit organizations
- Experience creating and working with large data sets in Excel
- Experience in cash distribution programming and/or food distribution
- Experience building monitoring & evaluation criteria and knowledge management systems
- Strong written communication skills
- Strong organizational capabilities
- Strong analytical skills
- Skills in using ICT and project management tools