Policy Advocate for Humanitarian Issues

Washington D.C | Washington D.C

CARE is seeking to hire a Policy Advocate for Humanitarian Issues. Under the direction of the Senior Director, Government Relations and the Vice President for Advocacy, the Policy Advocate will analyze U.S. government (USG) legislation and Administration policies; contribute to the formulation of CARE's policy positions on humanitarian issues; and participates in one or more Issue Teams to support the development and implementation of U.S. government and, where appropriate, global advocacy strategies.


  • In collaboration with the Senior Director of Government Relations, and colleagues on the Government Relations team and Humanitarian Issue Team, the Policy Advocate will:
  • Support the development of the Issue Team strategy and work plans.
  • Work with external coalition partner(s) to support achievement of advocacy goals.
  • Monitor relevant legislation and regulations and keep the Policy and Advocacy Department (PAD), Government Relations team and Issue Team(s) apprised of the status.
  • Provide analysis of relevant federal legislation and Administration policies,
  • Draft CARE policy positions, congressional testimony, talking points, and letters to government officials, advocacy materials and briefs on selected issues.
  • Represent CARE on Capitol Hill, with the Administration, and with NGO coalition partners, and external groups.
  • Prepare the CEO or Senior Management for meetings on Capitol Hill, with Administration officials, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) coalitions, and international forums.
  • Work with PAD, Communications and CARE Action (our C4 advocacy and citizen action partner) staff to draft internal and external policy communications.
  • Work with CARE Action Executive Director and CARE Action Network (CAN) Director and Regional Advocacy Coordinators to provide support for their engagement in congressional districts and their mobilization of citizen advocates.


  • Bachelor's Degree, Master’s preferred in political science, international relations, international development or a related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience;
  • 3 years substantive legislative/congressional similar experience or;
  • 3 years international development experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to implement advocacy strategies within the USG and/or international contexts;
  • Solid background and knowledge of legislative environment on Capitol Hill and related Executive branch departments;
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding international humanitarian assistance policy and programs as well as its accompanying budget and appropriations processes;
  • Strong Interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent organizational, written and oral skills;
  • Sound computer knowledge and skills.

Please click on the link https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=3390 to submit your cover letter and resume.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: CARE - USA
  • Location: Washington D.C | Washington D.C
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Humanitarian Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-11-30

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