The Regional Humanitarian Director (RHD) plays a key role in CARE’s preparedness & response to humanitarian crises in the region. They reports to the Deputy Regional Director Progarm & Impact (DRD-P&I) with a strong technical link to the Humanitarian Affairs Senior Director for Emergency Response & Coordination.

The RHD will coordinate & support Country Presences responding to humanitarian crises, linking members of the CARE Confederation & key external stakeholders to best support the response. They will be expected to be the first rapid response staff member to deploy from outside the country office & would support initial response start-up by Country Offices.

Beyond immediate response, The RHD works to strengthen the capacity of Country Presences & CARE’s partners to prepare for humanitarian responses in the region & to ensure that the program quality aspects of CARE’s locally led, globally connected & gender equal approach are integrated into our humanitarian programming.


Humanitarian Response – Support to Country Presences (CPs)

  • Deploy as Team Leader or any other role to support the CP response to a humanitarian crisis or deploy for the initial assessment in a new Presence Response.
  • Coordinate the CARE Confederation response by leading CCG Type 1/2 calls and supporting calls led by HQ for Type 3/4.
  • Support the CP to access & receive the CARE Surge fund rapidly working closely with the Humanitarian Affairs Team (HAT).
  • Work with MENA RMU leadership & HAT to coordinate & track fundraising by CARE Members for the response.

Drive Humanitarian Program Quality

  • Participate/lead reviews of existing humanitarian programming utilizing tools developed by Prog. & Adv. Team in the RMU, to create development plans for follow-up by RHD.
  • Work closely with Prog. & Adv. Team in the RMU to ensure that reviews and humanitarian information (PQ dashboard etc.), before liaising with CARE technical staff to provide trainings & support.
  • Support and lead the implementation of CARE’s GiE approach in close coordination with the GiE staff elsewhere.

Enable Country Presence Preparedness and Capacity

  • Lead and support County Presences and CARE Partners to undergo emergency preparedness planning (EPP) processes and capacity assessments.
  • Conduct After Action Reviews to inform future preparedness and action.
  • Together with DRD-PQ&I, develop regional and country humanitarian capacity building strategies for CARE staff and partners; facilitate trainings; mentoring opportunities for key CP staff.
  • Gap-fill crucial positions of Humanitarian leadership in country presences.

Ensure Humanitarian Representation and Information Sharing

  • On request of the Regional Director, represent CARE in regional forums and meetings in the humanitarian area including with regional entities, UN humanitarian agencies, other NGOs, partners, region-based emergency donors, inter-agency working groups etc.
  • Keep CARE Members and CARE CPs informed on a regular basis on regional meetings, forums and also on advocacy initiatives and opportunities.


  • Master’s degree, or relevant combination of qualifications and experience, in a relevant field.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in humanitarian preparedness, risk reduction and response.
  • Experience in program design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including the CORE Humanitarian Standards, SPHERE standards, Grand Bargain, gender, donor relations, security and protection considerations.
  • Experience in scale-up emergency response, Gender in Emergencies; women’s empowerment programming and humanitarian accountability.
  • Excellent training, coaching and mentoring skills.
  • High level of writing and communication skills.

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