Humanitarian Program Coordinator


CARE Canada’s Global Programs (GP) unit is responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of the organization’s global programs in both development and humanitarian assistance, focusing on the injustice of poverty and gender inequality. In humanitarian assistance, CARE Canada is committed to meeting the urgent life-saving needs of women, men, girls and boys affected by disasters and conflict, consistent with CARE’s humanitarian mandate.

Under the leadership of a Humanitarian Advisor, you will support the quality implementation of a diversified portfolio of humanitarian and nexus projects in line with humanitarian principles and best practices, through guidance and support to country offices around the world, including programmatic, administrative, financial, and contractual elements. 

Being the primary point of contact for country office colleagues on their Canadian-funded projects, you will thoughtfully engage with their needs, aligned with our core values and team culture, with the goal of forging strong, trusting relationships. You will help to ensure that humanitarian programs are delivered according to international standards and with a gender in emergencies lens and localization approach embedded, connecting local program teams with sectoral technical guidance and capacity throughout CARE Canada and the CARE Confederation. You will be accountable for ensuring that processes are in place to ensure projects are successful, acting as an advocate for Country Offices within internal dynamics and processes at CARE Canada. 

In your role, you will contribute to and lead on program development initiatives by supporting Country Offices to develop high quality concept papers and proposals, under the coordination and leadership of the New Business Development team. And of course, it wouldn’t be a headquarters role without a healthy dose of reporting. You will support Country Offices in the production of high quality project reporting, including strengthening CO knowledge of shifting donor guidelines and requirements

Because of the nature of the work, demands are fast-paced and unpredictable. To thrive in this job, you will need to be flexible and be willing to both lead and work as part of a close-knit team when needed. 

Gender is at the heart of CARE’s mandate, and therefore at the centre of everything we do. You must have a strong commitment to gender equality and be keen to learn more about how this fits into the work that we do. 


  • You have experience working in an international NGO, local NGO or UN agency, or similar organization or role.
  • You have experience working in a Country Office, specifically within a humanitarian crisis or emergency context (minimum 6 months duration) and an understanding of the related realities and challenges.
  • You are comfortable working within unpredictable parameters, and juggling competing priorities.
  • You’re able to forge strong relationships across cultures and are willing to be accommodating and flexible in support of colleagues around the world (yes, sometimes that means a 6AM video call, because, time zones).
  • You’re guided by humanitarian principles in your decision-making.
  • You will promote and maintain an organizational culture that advances gender equality, reduces power abuse and inequalities, and fosters trust and safety.  
  • You will create an environment within CARE’s workplaces, programming, and communities where CARE works that is free from sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation and child abuse (SHEA-CA).  


  • You are fluent in French (exceptional speaking and formal writing ie. reports & communications).
  • You have previous experience managing humanitarian and/or development Global Affairs Canada funding.
  • You have a specific technical specialization in the humanitarian sector, including but not limited to: Gender in Emergencies, WASH, food security, sexual & reproductive health, shelter, cash etc. — we’re excited about what you bring!  


  • Starting Salary Range between 55,000 – 60,000 depending on skills and experience 
  • Generous leave entitlements, including December holiday closure
  • Full benefits: dental, medical, vision care, paramedical, life insurance (some exceptions may apply) and professional and confidential Employee Assistance Program services
  • Learning and development opportunities and specialised training
  • Flexible work hours and work from home arrangements within Canada
  • A family friendly environment
  • Amazing colleagues who are very committed to CARE’s mission!

How to Apply:

If you are someone who thrives on challenge, loves to be part of a dynamic team and you are passionate about making a difference, then this opportunity is for you! Don’t think you check all the boxes? Reach out to us anyway. We would love to hear from you. Don’t wait to apply by visiting this link – Deadline is March 13, 2022. Please note resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the advertisement will be removed once a candidate has been identified. We are only able to consider candidates who currently have the right to work in Canada.

CARE Canada is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Recruitment-related accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request.

As part of CARE Canada’s commitment to preventing sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, we conduct reference checks on all final stage candidates in line with the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. By applying to this role with CARE Canada, you are giving us consent to contact your previous employers to seek information in line with this scheme.


March 4, 2022


March 13, 2022


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CARE Canada