NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: United States of America
Organization: CARE USA
Closing date: 22 Jan 2021

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.

The Program Officer will be joining the Global Advocacy Team at a critical time as we work to reduce gender discrimination and ensure that food systems deliver healthy and safe diets for all through sustainable means.

The position will primarily support our nutrition and food systems-related advocacy globally, while contributing to other related advocacy initiatives, team-related grant and project management; monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEAL); and external engagement needs.

Drawing from CARE’s 75 years of experience, we recognize the centrality of transparency and accountability. In addition to CARE’s involvement in holding governments to account on their commitment made, internal accountability will include capturing information about CARE’s advocacy accomplishments, monitoring our work and presenting this information in a way to inform learnings to advance our strategy and approach. The Project Officer will pull from various resources and working across teams and stakeholders to align donor interest, grant objectives, advocacy objectives and workstreams, to help move major initiatives forward and track their impact. This includes working closely with the Senior Advisor for Food Systems, the Global Advocacy Team Lead, CARE’s financial team and other budget holders in the department to ensure good stewardship of our grants as well as to build our pipeline and pursue additional funding opportunities.

The Program Officer would thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the skill set to transfer learnings and data to various audiences with proven written/verbal communication skills. Must be interested in working in a matrixed and geographically dispersed organization, with the ability to self-start and carry projects forward with input from multiple teams.


  • Nutrition and Food Systems Advocacy
  • Global Advocacy Program Support
  • Communications & Resource Support
  • Knowledge Management and Grant Support


  • Bachelors degree in relevant discipline: sciences, business, social sciences, social development, international relations, nutrition, public health or other relevant fields of study.
  • 1-3 years experience working in the field of international development, advocacy and/or program support and management
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent at meeting deadlines and managing multiple projects at once
  • Effective inter-personnel and communications skills
  • Flexible, creative and solution-orientated approach
  • Word processing, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong team player, able to develop and maintain effective working relationships within a distributed and dynamic team, and with partner organizations
  • Must be fluent in English with skills in written communication and report writing
  • Sensitive to cultural differences and the ability to work effectively across diverse cultural contexts

How to apply:

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