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CARE is seeking an experienced Senior Advisor for Emergency Food and Nutrition Security (SAEFNS) with expertise in food security in chronic and transitory food insecure environments, as well as its links with disaster risk education and resilience. The SAEFNS liaises with many key internal stakeholders (including CARE International) and provides leadership, technical guidance, emergency recruitment support, preparedness planning for food and nutrition security crises, and strategies related to food assistance and operations. The SAEFNS will also need to strengthen CARE's strategic engagement with Both USAID and the World Food Programme.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Strategy Development and Implementation
  • Technical Support for Emergency Response
  • Representing CARE in Global Fora
  • Technical Support for Emergencies
  • Strengthening Strategic Alliances
  • Support Food Aid and Food Assistance Operations Globally

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 10 years international experience with specific experience in designing and implementing food security and/or nutrition programs, cash and voucher based programs, monitoring of nutritional indicators, supply chain management, logistics and food non-food distribution programs
  • Substantial experience responding to major emergencies overseas and working with appropriate emergency donors
  • Demonstrated experience of internationally accepted food security and nutrition concepts, standards and practices, as well as strategic planning, program analysis, grant management and organizational skills
  • Strong management, coordination and mentoring skills, especially with cross-cultural groups under difficult field conditions
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication
  • Decisiveness
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
  • Ability to set priorities for self and team, and ensure these priorities are addressed
  • Willingness to travel up to 40%, at times under extreme working conditions
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English as well as at least one of the following: French, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic or a major African language
  • Ability to envision the broader macro picture of emergency operations yet able to maintain a handle on the specific micro detail of operational setup when deployed to the field
  • Ability to operate in the field in challenging environments and lead, train and coordinate multi-cultural staff as needed
  • Ability to keep focused on the overall CARE strategy while developing programs that are sensitive to cultural, gender and political realities of the workplace

  • Masters degree with concentration in food security, nutrition or related field
  • 5-8 years experience managing, coordinating, implementing, and/or evaluating international operations and programs
  • Substantial experience responding to major emergencies overseas and working with appropriate emergency donors (eg OFDA, UNHCR, ECHO, WFP, etc.)
  • Experience managing, training and supervising diverse staff in emergency situations