Senior Syria Crisis Advocacy Coordinator
Work Location: Jordan - Amman
Expected Travel: up to 20%
Language Requirement: English
Employee Duration: Active Full-Time
Type of Post: Accompanied - Family
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backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.
This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2015, CARE worked in 95 countries and reached 65 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.
CARE is seeking a Senior Syrian Crisis Advocacy Coordinator who will lead CARE International wide policy and advocacy efforts around the Syrian regional crisis, ensuring they are consistent, aligned with CARE’s Global Humanitarian Advocacy strategy, and effective in reducing the level of humanitarian suffering as a result of the Syrian crisis. The Senior Syrian Crisis Advocacy Coordinator will build on efforts made on the Syria advocacy strategy and further develop, update and implement CARE International’s operational advocacy plan and policy efforts for the Syria sub-regional crisis response. He/she will represent CARE at regional INGO forums for leading joint advocacy initiatives and disseminate information to key CI members involved in advocacy around the Syria Crisis.
This position requires a deep understanding of humanitarian issues, as well as the socio-political dynamics in Syria and the region. Given the conflict nature of this crisis this position requires extreme tact on the sensitive issues of access, border dynamics, and the fragile peace process, strong analytical skills, and the ability to conduct power mapping. The position also requires the identification of stakeholders and the development of viable theories of change and subsequent activities with the potential to reduced humanitarian suffering resulting from the conflict.The post will spend around 60% of their time advocating on events in Syria itself, but will be expected to support the neighbouring country teams and regional team around 40% of their time. Due to the changing demands as the crisis develops, a level of flexibility around priorities will be expected. The position reports to the Syria Country Director and is expected to travel in the region approximately 20% of the time.
- Advocacy, Lobbying and Influencing
- Coordination and collaboration
- Thematic expertise and advisory support
- Capacity building of CARE team, partners and stakeholders
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelors degree or equivalent in related field.
- A strong writing and publications record.
- Must have a demonstrated understanding of human and women's rights.
- Demonstrated experience in group facilitation and capacity building.
- Working experience and proven knowledge on International Humanitarian Law, UN Resolutions on Women, Peace & Security, Good Humanitarian Donorship Principles, the Red Cross Code of Conduct, Protocols on Forced Return
- Thorough understanding of political, social, and humanitarian context of Syria and the surrounding region.
- Policy analysis capabilities
- Developing advocacy positions in collaboration with others.
- Media relations
- Excellent English writing and speaking skills
- Awareness of Human rights and/or humanitarian law
Candidates from the MENA region are encouraged to apply
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