CARE International

CARE is Looking for Gender in Emergencies Speacilist (Ref: Gender in Emergencies Speacilist)

  • Gaziantep
  • CARE International
  • Posted date: 3 weeks before
  • End date: 2024-02-18

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Job Title: CARE is Looking for Gender in Emergencies Speacilist (Ref: Gender in Emergencies Speacilist)

Job In Gaziantep

Company: CARE International

Start Date: 2024-01-30

End Date: 2024-02-18

Job Description

CARE Turkey is committed to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls through humanitarian action. Humanitarian response has the potential to increase and reinforce, or reduce, existing gender inequalities. Consequently, CARE Turkey is searching for an experienced Gender in Emergencies Specialist to lead on advancing efforts to meet the needs of people of all genders, ages and abilities through applying a gender equality approach to humanitarian action.


Under the supervision of the Director for Program Quality (DPQ), the GiE specialist will focus on advancing the four key pillars under CARE’s GiE work across CARE Turkey programming (both inside NWS and in Turkey), including minimum commitments for technical sectors (such as Gender and Protection mainstreaming), Life free from violence (focusing on response to GBV in emergencies), Women Lead in Emergencies, and supporting the implementation of regular gender analyses.


This position will be based at CARE Turkey’s Gaziantep Office or home based inside Türkiye if identified candidates are not in the locations where CARE offices are located and will support CARE’s field offices/project sites in the implementation of a variety of projects and initiatives.




Job Responsibility #1   | % 20 |

Ensures sectoral commitments on gender and protection mainstreaming are in place and are being implemented

  • Works with XB and TP teams to develop action plans for gender and protection mainstreaming
  • Work closely with PM on identifying technical support needs and lead on developing or reviewing guidelines, curricula, training materials, SOPs
  • Ensures all program and partner teams have good understanding of sectoral gender and protection mainstreaming commitments and ability to implement relevant actions
  • Ensures quarterly reviews of those plans and of implemented actions
  • Develops/identifies training material and tools for key gender and protection mainstreaming areas


Job Responsibility #2  | % 15 |

Contributes to strategy development/updates and program design

  • Supports the development of and provide input into high-level strategy and conversations around approach, implementation, priorities, resources needed, for GiE programming. 
  • Contributes to program design and response plans in an integrated and holistic way to support medium to long-term efforts to assist women and girls in collaboration with team lead and other technical experts within CARE.
  • Contributes to the development of concept notes, Proposals for fundraising efforts.


Job Responsibility #3   | % 20 |

Ensures CARE Turkey programming considers GBV risk mitigation across humanitarian programming

  • Ensures CARE Turkey is following CARE’s global framework for addressing GBV in emergencies
  • Ensure adherence to international GBV standards, including the IASC GBV Guidelines, and other do no harm, safeguarding, and protection principles.
  • Provide training, on-the-job practice development mentoring and learning opportunities, and other technical support to CARE staff and partners particularly on GBV, supporting, do no harm, risk assessing and safety strategizing, risk mitigation, and psycho-social support in emergencies, and other areas as identified through collaboration with partners.
  • Advise on use and train on modality of referral pathways for GBV case management and SRH services
  • Provides GBV CM Supervision Coaching for both CARE and Partners’ GBV CM Supervisors/Team Leaders
  • Reviews tools of GBV Response/Prevention/Risk Mitigation and developing them including
    • GBV Case Management
    • GBV Risk Mitigation Activity Tools
    • GBV Individual and group PSS Counseling
    • Safety Audits
    • etc
  • Provides GBV Response/Prevention/Risk Mitigation related capacity building for CARE and partner staff where necessary
  • Contributes to GBV & SRH Integration in the implementation



Job Responsibility #4   | % 15 |

Facilitates advancing women’s voice and leadership in humanitarian action

  • Works with program and PQ teams to advance women role in community consultation and programmatic design
  • Ensures women’s needs and feedback are at the center of CARE Turkey programmatic and strategic decision making
  • In collaboration with Program managers, develops strategy for CARE Turkey engagement with WLOs, WROs, women groups and networks and follows up on its implementation
  • Ensures CARE Turkey enables and amplifies voices of its female staff members and creates female friendly and gender empowering work environment



Job Responsibility #5  | % 15 |

Ensures CARE Turkey conducts regular Rapid Gender Analysis and that MEAL tools and approaches are integrating gender

  • Ensures that gender analysis is in place and that it is regularly updated and made available for program decision making. Ensure follow up on the recommendations made.
  • Ensures proper budgeting for RGAs
  • Acts as a focal point for any Turkey/NWS dedicated RGAs
  • Build off of RGA and other ongoing assessments to input into regular sit reps/analysis of the situation from a gender and GBV perspective for internal use. 
    Ensures MEAL teams have necessary capacity to create gender sensitive tools, at a minimum
  • Periodically reviews the tools, process and systems that allow the program to embed gender sensitivity and transformative approaches in CO design and implementation processes
  • Works closely with M&E staff (CARE and partner), and KM and Learning Manager to ensure use of specific gender responsive and transformative M&E methods and monitoring and evaluation of gender specific outcomes and impacts.



Job Responsibility #6   | % 15 |

Coordination, advocacy and learning

  • Work closely with Regional GIE and Protection Advisor on identifying necessary support at the regional and global level, and on documenting best practices from the CO,
  • Attends relevant coordination fora (external Areas of Responsibility meetings, working groups and task forces)
  • Represent CARE in relevant coordination, policy, and advocacy discussions from a technical perspective. 
  • Cooperates/coordinates with relevant CARE networks (GiE community of practice for MENA, CIGN, GBViE CoP, etc.) and external stakeholders such as donors and strategic partners,
  • Leads the capturing of learning and sharing of best practices on gender in emergencies and gender transformative work within CARE Turkey,
  • Participate in interagency assessments by ensuring gender-sensitive data collection and analyses are in place, as and when deemed appropriate.




  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Gender Studies, Social Work, International Relations, Conflict transformation, Development studies, or related discipline.
  • Four to six years of experience working on gender and protection programmes in humanitarian contexts, including experience of field-level management of complex humanitarian response and resilience programs; and all phases of the project/program cycle.
  • Proven experience of successful capacity-building of humanitarian field staff and partners on gender and protection concepts, theory and practice.
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural team.
  • Commitment to CARE Core value and principles.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Strong networking capability
  • Ability to organize and facilitate training sessions
  • Ability to develop capacity building frameworks and work plans
  • Experience developing and implementing strategies and ToC
  • Fluency in English is essential. 


  • Six plus years of experience in not-for-profit organization with experience in complex emergency environments
  • Extensive experience in mainstreaming gender, use of gender analysis tools and other approaches.
  • Arabic and/or Turkish language skills



Fluency in written and oral English. Must be able to read and interpret documents, and communicate with others as necessary to perform job duties effectively.   Excellent report writing skills. 


Child Protection Policy

Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to CARE Turkiye, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. CARE Turkiye is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.


Safeguarding Policy:

At CARE, we believe all people have a right to safety and to live their lives free from harm. Our Safeguarding Policy is a response to CARE’s commitment and recognition of our responsibilities to protect and safeguard people we work with, and who work for CARE, from any form of abuse, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, physical and emotional abuse, neglect, and child abuse. CARE has a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of abuse perpetrated by our employees, related personnel, or partners, towards anyone, during or outside of working hours, in-person or online. Our recruitment process includes criminal records checks and the collection of relevant references. We expect those representing CARE Türkiye to adhere to our Code of Conduct and CARE International Safeguarding policy, both in their private and professional lives. 



Employment is subject to the possession of valid identification documents (passport, residency card, temporary protection card, etc.) and successfully obtaining permission to work by the Government of Turkiye (work permit). CARE will submit the work permit application on behalf of the selected candidate after the job offer accepted. Candidate can start to work for CARE only after the work permit is received. Failure to provide the required documents or rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Turkiye will result in your employment offer being rescinded.


Interested candidates, please attach a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post, following to provided link when you click on the apply button.

Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

** CARE International is an Equal Opportunity Employer **

** Female candidates are encouraged to apply! **


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