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CARE Canada Job Vacancy

CARE Emergency Response Specialist – Gender in Emergencies

Country: Canada
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CARE Canada is currently seeking an Emergency Response Specialist – Gender in Emergencies. This job offers a 4-5 month contract along with the possibility of extension.
This position requires a very flexible individual, provides expertise and leadership at a senior level and who works well within a team.  Experience in integrating gender equality considerations, with a particular focus on girls and women’s empowerment, into humanitarian interventions is required. 
CARE helps women and girls in developing countries lift themselves and their families out of poverty and out of the crisis. It brings people together to end inequality as a whole community by developing solutions with women and girls and their communities. This aims to tackle the big issues facing them like climate change, economic empowerment, food security and emergency relief in times of crisis or disaster.


  • Promote and maintain an organizational culture that advances gender equality, reduces power abuse and inequalities as well as fosters trust and safety.
  • Create an environment within the workplaces, programming, and communities where CARE works, that is free from sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation and child abuse.
  • In addition, ensure high standards of prevention and response measures for SHEA-CA are in place consistent with the CARE International (CI) Policy on PSEA-CP and CI Performance Standards.


  • At least 5 years of gender in emergencies or GBV related emergency programming experience with international NGOs or international organisations, of which a minimum of 3 years have been completed in the field 
  • Demonstrated experience in mainstreaming gender equality and GBV in at least one of CARE’s key sectors (WASH, Shelter, SRH & Food Security) 
  • Experience leading or feeding into policy and advocacy work at the national or international level with regards to gender or GBV programming in emergencies 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in mainstreaming gender in program design, management/implementation, monitoring and evaluation. 
  • In addition, ability to manage workflows, balance competing priorities and work effectively in a small, diverse, remote and busy team environment. 
  • Field experience in an emergency response context, preferably with an international NGO. 
  • Experience in project development and monitoring  
  • Also, the experience in program design, management, monitoring and evaluation and has an understanding of the Core Humanitarian Standard 

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  • Excellent capacity building, coaching as well as training skills, particularly in a partnership setting 
  • Ability and willingness to undertake frequent travel including travels within short notice to high and extreme risk locations 
  • Equal ability to provide effective virtual remote support should physical deployment not be possible
  • Experience and capacity to work in harsh conditions and insecure environments 
  • Track record of high resilience under pressure and ability to support and motivate teams in these situations 
  • High political acumen as well as excellent team-building and interpersonal skills 
  • A very good understanding of the humanitarian system, principles and key relief sectors
  • Also can work closely with communities affected by disaster
  • Excellent communication skills and home infrastructure/internet services for remote job tasks
  • Excellent research, assessment, report writing, proposal development, and emergency strategy development skills. 
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation best practices and application in emergency settings. 
  • Moreover, excellent written and spoken English is essential

Desirable Qualification

  • A second key language (French, Arabic or Spanish)  
  • Experience managing CARE emergency responses

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  • Generous leave entitlements, including December holiday closure
  • Full benefits: dental, medical, vision care, paramedical, life insurance as well as professional and confidential Employee Assistance Program services
  • In addition, international travel opportunities
  • Learning and development opportunities, and specialised training
  • Flexible work hours and a work from home policy
  • Moreover a family-friendly environment

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Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline14 January,2022
Company NameCARE Canada



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