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).
In order to address the systemic and structural practices that create barriers to the realization of women’s rights and gender equality; 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.