CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and fight with CARE.

CARE USA is one of the world’s largest humanitarian and development organizations fighting global poverty. Founded in 1945 in the wake of World War II, CARE has evolved over time delivering CARE Packages of life-saving food to investing in long-term development programs and life-saving humanitarian response. Our work is centered around and built with the leadership of local partners and local communities with a special lens of always putting women and girls at the center of our approach. During 2020, CARE worked in over 100 countries, reaching more than 90 million people through 1,300 projects. Policy change is one of the most effective means of achieving greater impact as CARE works to end global poverty and improve the lives of women, girls, and vulnerable populations around the world. CARE is seeking a Communications and External Engagement Officer to support the USG Policy and Advocacy Team, in the Policy Advocacy and US Programs Department, in planning and implementing a communications strategy; assisting the development and management of external-facing engagements; and assisting managing relationships with CARE celebrity advocates and chefs’ network. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Learning Tours but provides equal support to all four teams that make up CARE’s USG advocacy team, including Government Relations, Citizen Advocacy Network, Learning Tours and CARE Action. This position works closely with the Advocacy Digital Content & Mobilization Manager to coordinate with CARE’s Marketing and Communication Team.


  • Plan and implement communications strategies
  • Develop advocacy content to advance CARE’s digital advocacy
  • Support communication and content needs around US Policy & Advocacy-led events and initiatives, including celebrity and chef engagement
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 4+ years work experience in relevant capacity or field
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of development, humanitarian, and/or foreign policy issues
  • Experience in project management and setting, following, and revising deadlines
  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science or similar field or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Self-starter who is capable of working independently and who understands how their work contributes to broader teams’ goals
  • Willingness and capacity for travel 1-3 times per year (pending lifting of CARE’s travel restrictions due to COVID-19)
  • Interest in/passion for CARE’s mission and values
  • Experience in special events planning and logistics coordination
  • Proficiency in multiple languages
  • An appetite and aptitude to learn our technology systems, including Microsoft Office and Salesforce. Proficiency in these systems a plus

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