Women’s Protection Advisor

12 Sep, 2023


Women’s Protection Advisor


This role will be a Technical Advisor role in the Gender and Emergency team within CUSA. It will be a critical position to design, detail, and further refine CARE’s work around protection within the wider mission and vision of the organization, under its humanitarian response mandate. The role will more specifically focus on the intersection of gender, protection, and risk reduction for women and girls. It will include a mix of strategic thinking and planning; deployment and response work; technical and tool development; and program and proposal development. The position will report to the Director of Gender in Emergencies and work closely with the Deputy Director of Gender Based Violence in Emergencies, along with other humanitarian actors, CARE International stakeholders. This will be a new position in the team, so the candidate will be responsible for driving, defining, and initiating work within the context of already ongoing work and priorities.



Technical Assistance and Deployment

  • Support the integration of women’s protection activities into ongoing and planned GBViE and cross-sectoral work or activities.
  • Provide TA to CO’s in various regions, including tool development, technical support, training/capacity building, program design, MEAL, and strategic assistance.
  • Review current GiE documents, guidance, and approaches within CARE to improve women’s protection principles, and find ways to integrate greater safety and security considerations for women and girls.

Development of Tools and Resources

  • Develop new model or approach to GBViE or women’s protection services, based on pre-existing work and in line with CARE’s strengths for pitching and sharing with new donors.
  • Create new tools, resources, and guidance for CARE US CO’s in line with requests, gaps, and programming needs in various regions.
  • Develop training packages, delivery trainings, and support organizational wide capacity building as determined necessary, appropriate, and relevant to where CARE is in the conversation.

Program Development and Proposal Review

  • Build out pilot projects for CUSA humanitarian team in conjunction with CO’s to test CARE’s women’s protection approach, gather learning, and inform our next steps/ways of working.
  • Assist CUSA Humanitarian team and business development teams to determine the best way to approach protection mainstreaming reviews, ensure quality in program design, and submissions.
  • Support proposal review, program development, and program design to ensure CO’s have high-level women’s protection interventions.

Strategic Thinking and Planning

  • Develop light and practical framework for understanding women’s protection within the vision, strategies, and modalities of CARE, to overlap and connect to the GiE Theory of Change and connect with different regions.
  • Lead CARE USA GiE Team to identify pieces of work to try, pilot and test out as part of a new women’s protection work stream.
  • Guide CARE and CAREUSA specifically on next steps for women’s protection.
  • Support advocacy, learning, communications, research, and documentation.


  • Graduate degree in international relations, public health, public policy or similar
  • At least 5-8 years of direct experience working in international humanitarian response. Preference for candidates working directly on protection, women’s protection, or gender-based violence in emergencies, especially with emphasis on GBV risk mitigation
  • Substantial experience in the design and implementation of both policy and programmatic interventions, with at least 2-3 years of experience implementing programming at country or sub-national levels, ideally in an emergency or humanitarian context (particularly Africa, MENA, or Asia).
  • Deep knowledge of humanitarian assistance, architecture, agencies and related policy issues and drivers of change.


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Starting salaries are based on internal equity, candidate experience, and the cost of labor where the job is based. Salaries listed only apply to jobs based in the US.

Job posted: 2023-09-12