Program Officer - Global Advocacy


About the organization

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.


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.


-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

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Contact email: [email protected]

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