Country: United States of America
Organization: CARE USA
Closing date: 1 Jul 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.

CARE is seeking a Program Support Officer who will contribute to CARE USA’s efforts to achieving the 2030 Vision, anchored in the delivery of women-centered, locally-led quality humanitarian response with speed and at scale. CARE is committed to meeting the urgent lifesaving needs of women, men, girls, and boys affected by disasters and conflict, consistent with CARE’s humanitarian mandate. Timely, scalable, and quality Humanitarian and emergency response are core to CARE’s 2030 vision to overcome poverty and social injustice by working with those most vulnerable and marginalized through locally-led globally connected humanitarian responses.

This role will support the Humanitarian Affairs team in programmatic and administrative activities and operation support needs, including emergency preparedness planning, emergency supply chain management, logistics, and other operational support needs globally. The Program Support Officer will work closely to support the Humanitarian Affairs team to deliver on their commitments to RMUs/country offices and presences and meet their support requirements in terms of provision of appropriate guidance, guidelines, and tools, processes, and systems, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, to ensure delivery of quality humanitarian response with efficiency, effectiveness and with speed and scale.

The person in this role will report directly to the Sr. Manager EPP, be an active member of the Humanitarian Affairs team, and work closely in collaboration with other team members to support other Humanitarian Affairs units through proper coordination with the Sr. Manager EPP. The Program Support Officer will primarily support the Operations team in humanitarian response by supporting preparedness efforts, supply chain management and other program support needs, including strengthening the capacity of the Regional Management Units and Country Offices. S/he will collaborate with respective CARE USA’s units/departments, RMUs/COs teams as needed.

The successful candidate for this role will possess the ability to multi-task, to be flexible and agile with the capacity to work and support all the teams across the Humanitarian Affairs department and respond to various types of support requirements.


  • Provide operation and programmatic support for the Humanitarian Affairs teams
  • Support the Humanitarian Affairs team in Emergency Response, Preparedness Planning and other related priorities
  • Provide support to the CARE SCM/Logs strategic priorities and grants and related activities
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in humanitarian affairs, Business Administration/accounting, emergency preparedness and response/management, international development or related field
  • At least 3-5 years of working with other INGOs/UN agencies
  • At least 2 years of project and grant management experience including budget oversight and donor reporting
  • Experience with Microsoft suites, developing PowerPoint presentations, drafting training materials and facilitating training sessions
  • Ability to analyze data and make appropriate recommendations/tell the story
  • Ability to conduct research, review reports and summarize findings and learnings
  • Language - excellent written and spoken English is essential Language

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