CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in 100 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 disaster response to food and nutrition to education and work for women and girls to healthy mothers and children.
CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because when they have equal access to resources, they lift their families and communities out of poverty.
Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for 75 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.
Work Location : Colombia - Bogota Type of Post : Not Applicable
Other Possible Location : Honduras, Guatemala, Ecuador or Haiti Funding : APPROVED
Expected Travel : Not Applicable Type of Contract :
Language Requirement : ENGLISH Application Deadline :
Employee Duration : Active Full-Time
The establishment of a Deputy Regional Director - Humanitarian (DRD - Humanitarian) position is in direct response to the expanded capacity required to effectively guide CARE’s humanitarian efforts in the Latin American & Caribbean (LAC) region, resulting from the continuously growing sub-regional Venezuela crisis, the crisis in the Northern Triangle in Central America, the unfolding crisis in Haiti, as well as the rapidly unfolding crisis resulting from the COVID-10 global pandemic.
The DRD - Humanitarian is responsible for providing strategic direction, technical support and guidance to CARE’s strategic humanitarian work within the LAC region.
This position will be responsible for providing leadership and hands-on technical support as required to Country Offices (CO) to support CARE’s humanitarian responses that are impactful, at scale, and that adhere to humanitarian principles and CARE’s approach (gender equality & women’s voice, resilience and governance).
S / he will provide leadership and oversight of all key areas including; emergency response strategy development, start-up and scale up of response actions, program quality and impact, human resources management, financial stewardship, resource acquisition, communications, legal and representation.
S / he will work closely with the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator to ensure clear delineation and coordination of support and engagement with COs, as well as in representing CARE in appropriate external forums, particularly in regional meetings to strengthen CARE’s presence, active participation and relevance at key internal and external humanitarian events.
The DRD - Humanitarian reports to the LAC Regional Director. The position is open for local hire in Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador or Haiti, and applicants must have a work permit in one of the locations.
Approximately 30-40% travel required.
g. Colombia, Ecuador, Peru for the Venezuela response) have strategies in place and that they are reviewed and updated as necessary
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran .