• Salary:
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Communications, Human Rights
  • Deadline:
    December 21, 2022


Work Location : US – New York, NY Type of Post : Not Applicable
Other Possible Location :  Funding : APPROVED
Expected Travel : up to 30% Type of Contract : 
Language Requirement : English, French Application Deadline : 
Employee Duration : Active Full-Time







Job Summary:

The incumbent will coordinate advocacy strategy, capacity-sharing and activities in the DRC and Afghanistan country projects. The GBViE Advocacy Coordinator will work with members of the WHS consortium and CARE colleagues at regional level to advocate for change in humanitarian planning and decision making structures at national and global level.

The incumbent for this position will be a motivated self-starter with a nuanced understanding of humanitarian architecture and academic and/or professional background in gender-based violence in emergency contexts. S/he/they will have exceptional organizational, coordination and communication skills, ability to work across teams to deliver.


1. Managing relationships with women-led organization (WLO) advocacy partners

  • Facilitate regional planning for the Call to Action Field Implementation (CAFI) project in the West Africa region and national planning for the Women’s Voice and Leadership in Humanitarian Settings (WHS) project in Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Provide strategic support and technical assistance to CAFI and WHS partners for their activities/engagement in high-level events and conferences.
  • Manage donor reporting for CAFI and project activities.

2. Resource mobilization with women-led organization (WLO) advocacy partners.

  • Provide technical assistance to anglophone and francophone WLOs in applying for various funding opportunities to resource advocacy work.
  • Engage institutional donors to expand CAFI and WHS project activities.
  • Build and manage relationships with potential donors and partners
  • Prepare concept notes, proposed budgets, and briefing documents, as needed, for relevant WLO donor proposals.

3. Coordination of Women’s Advisory Board for Advocacy (WABA)

  • Coordinate and conduct monthly meetings for the WABA.
  • Coordinate WABA engagement with the Her Voice program and increase the visibility of the WABA within the USPPA department and with CARE USA.
  • Manage the online presence of the WABA and uplift the work of its members through a webpage and newsletter.
  • Explore additional opportunities to increase the WABA’s online presence in coordination with various CARE departments.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization within the USPPA department to expand WABA.

4. Develop feminist localization advocacy messaging

  • Prepare internal presentations and reports on the feminist localization approach.
  • Advocate, internally and externally, for feminist localization.
  • Coordinate with WLO-focused projects across CARE to align on strategy and support a wide range of WLOs.
  • Share learning and best practices across the CARE Confederation, with INGO partners, and with donors.
  • Explore additional opportunities to advance and produce research on CARE’s WABA, CAFI, and WHS work.
  • Grow skills around feminist advocacy with WLOs.


  • Subject matter expertise in humanitarian advocacy and system change and experience in the design and implementation of advocacy strategies to influence multilateral institutional policy
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international multi ethnic and multicultural environment.
  • Sound personal organizational skills, including time management, ability to meet deadlines, multi-tasking, prioritization of tasks, and working under pressure.
  • Ability to establish collaborative relationships with staff, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to travel to support project activities.
  • Proficiency in English and French (conversation, reading and writing) required.
  • Technical background/training in gender-based violence in emergencies



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