Emergency Team Leader (Madani) – CARE



**Intial duty station will be Nairobi, Kenya but the long term station remains Sudan**

Following the eruption of violent conflict in Sudan on 15 April 2023 Sudan was plunged into a deepening humanitarian crisis that has left over 24 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. In response, CARE International in Sudan has stepped-up its humanitarian assistance. CARE implements its humanitarian programs in East Darfur, South Darfur, Gedaref, Kassala, South Kordofan, Khartoum and Al Jazeera states. CARE works in partnership with National NGOs, currently reaching over a million people in Sudan through its humanitarian programs in Health, Nutrition, WASH and food security. All programs use the Gender Equality Framework to ensure gender sensitivity and promote lasting change of gender norms. CARE has about 230 staff throughout Sudan. 

The Emergency Team Leader is responsible for the quality and effectiveness of CARE’s emergency response within his/her designated area of responsibility. He/she is the leader of the Emergency Response Team, responsible and accountable for developing, coordinating and managing all emergency activities. 


  • Assessment, Program Design and Planning
  • Emergency Project Management and Implementation
  • General Management, Leadership and coordination
  • Any other tasks as assigned by line manager


  • Minimum of 8 years humanitarian aid experience in complex and natural disasters in a senior leadership role.
  • Proven knowledge of WASH, Health, Nutrition, Food Security and Protection porgraming.
  • Proven experience in ensuring gender sensitivity in humanitarian programs
  • Proven experience in the development of program strategies and project proposals
  • Experience with key institutional donors, including BHA, ECHO, GAC, SHF, UNHCR and other UN agencies
  • High level experience in aspects of management, including managing multi-million dollar budgets
  • Experience in complex decision making and leading a multi-disciplinary, multi-national team under difficult circumstances
  • The highest level of expertise in representation and negotiation with governments and donors
  • Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, humanitarian principles donors, security, civil military liaison and program management
  • Relevant language skills for the country of deployment
  • Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CARE’s core values and humanitarian principles


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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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