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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.‚Äč


Work Location : US - Atlanta, GA                            Type of Post : Not Applicable                  

Other Possible Location : West/East Africa                                        Funding : APPROVED

Expected Travel : up to 30%                                              Type of Contract : 

Language Requirement : ENGLISH                          Application Deadline : 

Employee Duration : 

CARE is looking for a Gender and Livelihoods STA that will provide gender expertise, guidance, and technical support to CARE's Food and Water Systems projects and programs. S/he will ensure that CARE's gender transformative principles and practices are reflected and integrated in high quality programmatic implementation that score high on CARE's Gender Market. S/he will ensure that gender program analyses, assessments, implementation plans, reports and operations reflect CARE's strategy for Gender Equality and Women's Voice, as promoted by CARE’s International Gender Network (CIGN), and in accordance with CARE's Good Practices for Gender Analysis and other key gender frameworks.

The Gender & Livelihoods Advisor will help ensure that staff continues to build on and enhance the impact of FWS approaches and deliverables by creating an inter-country platform for sharing best or promising practices, innovations, and learning. S/he will encourage innovations, process improvements, mutual support, and maintenance of CARE cultural standards in order to enhance team effectiveness. The Gender & Livelihoods STA will participate in external global for a such as IDEAL, Gender Advisor practitioner groups, communities of practice related to gender and livelihoods, gender and resilience, as well as knowledge sharing events, conferences, etc. Areas of specific inquiry for research and learning will focus around women's land rights, empowerment through collectives, measuring women's empowerment, improving men's engagement, and building linkages between transformative gender approaches and FWS outcomes.


  • Provide direct, high quality TA to CARE's Food and Water Systems (FWS) programs
  • Provide gender expertise, guidance, and technical support to CARE's Food and Water Systems projects and programs.
  • Provide leadership, mentorship and coaching to country-based gender advisors
  • Support resource mobilization efforts to scale up/advance CARE's gender work in FWS
  • Mentor/Coach/Lead CO-based Gender Advisors on transformative gender approaches
  • Improve technical excellence & knowledge management in using transformative gender approaches


  • Bachelor or Master's degree in International Development - in the field of women's/gender studies, Economics, Business Administration, Agribusiness Development, Anthropology, Sociology, or a related field
  • 3 to 5 years experience in international gender programming, or related field
  • Fluency in spoken and written French and English
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct gender analysis and apply findings to a programmatic gender strategy
  • Demonstrated capacity to facilitate trainings and learning on gender discrimination and women’s empowerment (or other social justice issues)
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse teams and effectively communicate new or sensitive topics
  • Work experience in a developing country context
  • Demonstrated ability to design and adapt program approaches that promote gender transformative programming and support women's empowerment in diverse cultural contexts
  • Experience in inspiring and supporting colleagues to integrate gender into their work



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