Job Title: PROGRAM SPECIALIST, FARMER, FIELD & BUSINESS SCHOOLS – UNGO Jobs

Country: United States of America
Organization: CARE
Closing date: 18 May 2022

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

To address these underlying drivers of poverty, the CARE Food and Water Systems (FWS) Global Team has developed the “She Feeds the World” (SFtW) framework and the Right to Food, Water and Nutrition Impact Area Strategy (FY22-FY25), which underlie all of CARE’s food and water systems (FWS) programming towards the CARE 2030 vision. This leverages CARE’s experience and tools to influence broader systems to support empowered women and youth to a) GROW food and income-generating products, recognizing that healthy ecosystems, water management and climate resilience are critical to sustain water and grow food; b) USE resources, approaches, social protection mechanisms and technologies to reduce food loss and waste, increase WASH services, ensure nutrition; c) Buy and sell food and water-related goods and services in inclusive markets while diversifying their livelihoods and using market-based approaches. This includes promoting integrated water resources management and ecosystem protection and restoration; Increasing women’s access to and control of sustainable productive resources and assets; preventing food loss and waste; improving nutrition; increasing access to water, sanitation and hygiene services; strengthening social protection and building efficient, inclusive local structures and systems; enabling women’s access to inclusive markets; promoting livelihoods diversification and rural development. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is at the center of achieving these outcomes in all of CARE’s FWS programs. CARE commits to work with partners around the world to support 75 million people, the majority of them women and girls, to fulfill their right to food, water and nutrition as part of Vision 2030. The intent is to directly reach at least 25 million people (at least 55% of them women), and to indirectly reach a further 50 million people by 2025.

Led by the Gender, Youth and Livelihoods (GYL) team, the FWS will be up-scaling FFBS to reach 15 million poor women small scale farmers and their families, by expanding the Farmer Field and Business Schools (FFBS) model, deepening all FFBS, new and old, engaging farmers with global markets via a certification model, and promoting the adoption of FFBS by governments.

Responsibilities:

  • Support implementation of FFBS programing
  • Support development of policies, systems and procedures for FFBS program delivery
  • Support KM & monitoring of all program support areas and implementation of FFBS programs
  • Provide backstopping to other programs within GYL
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science or other relevant subjects (e.g. sociology, international development, agriculture)
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting development programs/projects and experience of coordinating activities, managing deliverables
  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively and work under tight deadlines (as needed)
  • Current or recent experience working with CARE on a similar role
  • At least 2 years of experience in supporting development programs/projects.
  • Experience of working in developing country context or within an international development organization in the agriculture/food, water and nutrition security context.
  • Demonstrated experience providing programmatic support in program/project implementation.
  • Interpersonal and intercultural communications skills, with the ability to communicate in a manner appropriate to diverse audiences.
  • Proven ability to work in partnership with other professionals.
  • Knowledge of and experience working in the area of agriculture-based livelihoods, food, water and nutrition.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluation and research, FFBS and FFS.
  • Experience working in international development or related field.
  • French, Spanish or Arabic language proficiency

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please visit our website at

https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAREUSA&cws=52&rid=5957

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