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About CARE: 

CARE helps women and girls in developing countries lift themselves and their families out of poverty and out of crisis. 

We bring people together to end inequality. Not just for one person, but a whole community. Not just for now, but for a lifetime and across generations. We develop solutions with women and girls and their communities to tackle the big issues facing them like climate change, economic empowerment, food security and emergency relief in times of crisis or disaster.
About the role: 

CARE Canada is currently seeking a Multilateral Relationship Coordinator.

The Multilateral Relationship Coordinator (MRC) will play a key role in convening the relevant actors within the CARE Confederation and will be responsible for updating and executing our UNHCR cultivation plan, as well as coordinating and supporting Country Offices to increase their engagement and understanding of UNHCR in hopes of strengthening this partnership. The MRC role is critical to ensuring a cohesive and coherent approach to our relationship with UNHCR.

Strategy & Policy (25%)

  • In coordination with key CARE stakeholders, update the cultivation plan for UNHCR
  • In collaboration with CARE stakeholders and on behalf of the Confederation, establish, set targets for, and drive forward the strategy on UNHCR to both improve the partnership and grow the overall partnership.
  • Identify opportunities for advocacy vis-à-vis donors, including preparing, coordinating and participating in meetings and/or other initiatives, when relevant.
  • Lead on the development of a Global MOU with UNHCR.
  • Coordinate and where appropriate, lead CARE’s policy and advocacy engagement with UNHCR, with a particular focus on gender in emergencies.


Coordination (50%)

  • Tracking, capture and share intelligence and lessons learned about working with UNHCR with the Confederation.
  • Focal point for communications internally on all things related to UNHCR (CI, COs, CMPs, Fundraising, PPL, sector leads). For example, the MRC will be able to connect internal stakeholders to correct source for questions on UNHCR.
  • Provide guidance to the Country Offices (COs) on how to access UNHCR funding and connect COs with relevant technical stakeholders (gender, WASH, shelter) within CARE to provide support
  • Provide an internal help-desk function.
  • Respond to enquiries (from CARE’s HQs and field offices) related to UNHCR funding priorities, procedures, rules, regulations, policies and the partner portal.
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders within CARE, ensure program quality support and overall program coherence, including ensuring it meets minimum gender in emergencies requirements.


Representation and Knowledge Sharing (25%) 

  • Represent CARE in relevant inter-agency, partner or NGO forums relevant to UNHCR, and ensure cross-confederation input into relevant discussions and initiatives.
  • Develop and socialize knowledge management system to track, capture and share intelligence and lessons learned within the Confederation 

What you offer:

  • Experience working in humanitarian and transition/recovery programming;
  • Practical experience building relationships across multiple stakeholders and within complex environments;
  • Strong analytical and research skills, including the ability to process large amounts of information, extract critical analysis and distribute it appropriately;
  • Experience and commitment to promoting gender equality within humanitarian work; 
  • A very good understanding of the humanitarian system, principles and key relief sectors;
  • Well-developed communications skills in English, with a working proficiency in French;
  • Proven ability to work productively with a variety of stakeholders to run participatory processes and meet tight deadlines, with an emphasis on producing quality products;
  • Prior experience with government/UN donors, or larger international foundations;
  • Knowledge of fund-raising with institutional donors, in particular UNHCR.


What we offer:

  • Generous leave entitlements, including December holiday closure
  • Employer paid benefits: dental, medical, vision care, paramedical, life insurance (some exceptions may apply) and professional and confidential Employee Assistance Program services
  • International travel opportunities
  • Learning and development opportunities, and specialised training
  • Flexible work hours and a work from home policy
  • A family friendly environment
  • Free parking, access to public transportation; central location close to popular amenities
  • Casual work environment
  • Onsite BBQ and shower facilities
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.


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