GENDER AND PROTECTION SPECIALIST
CARE USA, Mozambique
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 and Protection Coordinator (GPC) is responsible for the overall direction and performance of the Gender and Protection program portfolio. The range of duties include playing a critical role in defining the sector’s programs principles, objectives and operational strategies; setting standards for project implementation, monitoring and evaluation; overseeing project planning and budgeting; giving technical assistance to staff (or recruiting and hiring specialists as needed for various projects); ensuring collaboration with counterpart agencies; representing the CO to external organizations. The GPC will be responsible for new project development starting with the identification of program initiatives appropriate to both the sector and country strategies, all the way through submission of quality proposals. The GPC will assure collaboration and synergies among projects within the sector as well as between this sector and the WASH, Cash and Livelihoods, Shelter, Food and NFI sectors.
- People management
- Program quality and implementation
- Resource mobilization
- External relations and partnerships
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree plus seven (7) years of technical experience
- Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in mid-level management positions with team management of supervision responsibilities
- Three years of experience in project management
- Fluency in spoken and written English
- Gender and Protection technical knowledge of Sphere minimum standards and best practices
This position will be for 4 - 5 months.