Technical Advisor (Food, Nutrition and Livelihoods - Humanitarian)


Job Description

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, and fight with CARE.

*This position will be based in a country where CARE US is registered. The successful candidate will be placed on a national contract and paid in the applicable currency.* CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, is seeking a dynamic leader to ensure impactful responses to food security crisis and support linking emergencies to longer-term program interventions. The Technical Advisor for Humanitarian Food, Nutrition and Livelihoods Security will support in the implementation of new initiatives such as Cash Transfer, local/regional purchase, and market Analysis systems. This person will also help develop strategies for resilience building, gender mainstreaming, and women’s empowerment.

The Technical Advisor (TA) is a highly experienced professional with expertise within chronic and transitory food insecure environments and addressing its links with long-term food security. On the Humanitarian Affairs Team, the TA reports directly to the Senior TA. This leader also collaborates closely with CARE’s Food Water Systems and Gender Equity & Empowerment teams along with Country Offices, the regional teams, and CARE International. The TA will represent the emergency food and nutrition security unit in relevant platforms and events such as regional/national working groups and the global Food Security and Nutrition clusters.

Deployable up to 50% of the time, the TA will address food, nutrition, and livelihoods in some of the most complex emergency environments. This new role is a great opportunity to collaborate closely with many national, regional and global team members and support the development and implementation of new initiatives in a fast-paced environment.


  • Support the Humanitarian Food, Nutrition, and Livelihoods Security strategy
  • Provide surge support and Capacity Building to Country Offices (CO) especially in areas of situation assessment, response analysis, Design" id="link" class="link">Program Design and development, program quality, technical guidelines, and women empowerment in emergency
  • Provide Technical Support to the CO's in scenario and contingency planning
  • Assist in Capacity Development and training of sector staff
  • Communicate, document and share learnings and best practices
  • Manage grants and contracts for Title II programs

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Science, International Development, Agriculture, or any related humanitarian field
  • 8 -10 years humanitarian work experience with a specific focus on assessment, analysis, design and implementation of food security and nutrition programs, M&E, cash transfer and vouchers programs, logistics and food aid management
  • Substantial experience in deployment and in responding to major emergencies
  • Experience working with appropriate emergency donors and relevant UN agencies (e.g., FFP, OFDA, USAID, ECHO, UNHCR, WFP, etc.)
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