CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in 100 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 disaster response to food and nutrition to education and work for women and girls to healthy mothers and children.
CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because when they have equal access to resources, they lift their families and communities out of poverty.
Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for 75 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, and Fight with CARE.
Work Location : Nigeria- Maiduguri (Borno) Type of Post : Unaccompanied
Other Possible Location : Funding : APPROVED
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CARE International’s humanitarian mandate is to meet the immediate needs of disaster-affected populations, including women, girls, men and boys as well as their families in the poorest communities in the world, in a way that also addresses the underlying causes of people’s vulnerability.
According to OCHA, the Lake Chad Basin humanitarian emergency is among the most severe in the world. Across the Lake Chad Basin region comprising Cameroon’s Far North Region, Chad’s Lac Region, Niger’s Diffa Region, and northeastern Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states violence continues to impact civilian populations and relief organization personnel.
After more than 10 years of conflict between non-state armed groups and the Nigerian military, the situation is only getting worse.
The conflict is intensifying, and the needs are massive. The United Nations estimates that there are more than 2.5 million people who have been displaced from their homes due to violence, and 7.
9 million who depend entirely on humanitarian aid to survive with women and children bearing the brunt of the conflict (estimated 80% of those living in UDP camps are women and children).
including prevention of and response to GBV, sexual exploitation and abuse, CARE has a specific focus on working with girls and women in a way that supports their empowerment and of engaging actively with men and boys as allies in GBV prevention.
Due to the acute need to address Gender and Protection (G&P) issues in Northeast Nigeria and surrounding (non-conflict) areas, CARE is seeking an experienced Gender and Protection Sector Manager to develop and support high quality Gender / GBV and Protection-related programming and operations, as well as to serve as CARE's representative for all G&P-related activities within the UN system, the Ministry of Health and with other key partners and stakeholders.
work across various departments, collaborate with the other Sector Specialists (Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Food and Nutrition Security and Livelihoods) and also work closely with the Program Director.
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We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran .