Remote Job Opportunity: Become a Remote Emergency WASH and Gender Advisor at CARE

CARE Humanitarian team is seeking an Emergency WASH and Gender Advisor, who will provide specialized support to CARE emergency WASH programs, with a focus on the particular needs and vulnerabilities of women, men, girls and boys.  

Work Location : Remote LocationType of Post : 
Other Possible Location : Funding : APPROVED
Expected Travel : up to 50%Type of Contract : 
Language Requirement : Application Deadline : ASAP

* Remote to CARE USA hub countries.

The role is responsible for ensuring a quality, gender-sensitive approach to CARE’s emergency WASH programming by:

  • Deploying to emergency response locations to assess, design and implement emergency WASH programs which are acknowledged as sector-leading in respect to the different needs of women, men, girls and boys, and other vulnerable groups;    
  • Providing remote support to CARE offices on WASH and gender issues; 
  • Representing CARE’s emergency WASH team in gender networks (internal and external);
  • Developing strategic partnerships and identifying funding opportunities; 
  • Guiding learning and evaluation of CARE’s gender issues within WASH programming, documenting evidence and practice; enhancing CARE’s WASH and Gender tools; and contributing to CARE’s overall humanitarian policies and strategies.


1.      Provide technical support on Emergency WASH and Gender

o   Ensure that country offices and CARE members receive technical assistance in the emergency WASH sector in order that all CARE interventions meet established quality criteria  

o   Deploy as necessary to provide technical assistance in country (for up to 60% of the time, sometimes at short notice for periods of up to 8 weeks at a time)

o   Provide timely, high quality, proactive remote support to support WASH program design, implementation and evaluation, with a strong gender and inclusion lens.

2.      Research, learning and development

o   Provide advice and leadership on Emergency WASH and Gender research, learning and development

o   Represent CARE Emergency WASH team in relevant inter agency networks on innovation and research

o   Documentation and dissemination of best practice and lessons learnt on gender and WASH through case studies, blogs, websites, annual report etc. and at sector events.

3.      Capacity building

o   – Capacity building of CARE country teams on gender and WASH, including development, piloting and dissemination of gender and WASH training materials.

4.      Representation

o   Represent CARE emergency WASH team in internal and external networks on gender and as necessary other elements of WASH


  • University degree in a subject related to WASH (engineering, public health, community development) or Gender, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • At least five years overseas experience in emergency response
  • Demonstrated ability to design and manage appropriate emergency WASH programs
  • Proven experience of, and a passion for, gender in emergencies especially gender mainstreaming including gender assessment, implementation of specific gender equality programming, monitoring and evaluation, and an understanding of gender-based violence in the context of emergencies and WASH.
  • Understanding of research, innovation and learning methodologies in the emergency WASH sector, and a proven track record of supporting the planning, implementation, evaluation, documentation and presentation of field-based applied WASH research
  • Excellent representation and negotiation skills with stakeholders including donors, the WASH Cluster, gender specialist networks, the UN and other INGOs
  • Demonstrated high level of communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to create and foster collaborative and productive relationships with internal clients and external organizations
  • Proven leadership ability and personal attributes of a high order including, strong initiative and drive and, a record of innovation and achievement, and influencing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to challenges, with the ability to work independently in a geographically dispersed team as well as to work effectively in a small, diverse and busy team environment, occasionally in difficult circumstances with poor living conditions.

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Starting salaries are based on internal equity, candidate experience, and the cost of labor where the job is based. Salaries listed only apply to jobs based in the US.


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