Program Officer


At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

CARE is seeking a Program Officer (PO) who will be a core member of CARE USA’s Humanitarian Team (HT). S/he supports the development of proposals for emergency funding and supports in managing the Humanitarian team’s portfolio of USG funded grants, such as awards from OFDA, BPRM, and FFP/EFSP – an approximate dollar amount of $45-50 million. This role includes assisting in developing technical proposals, interpreting and negotiating agreement terms and conditions, reviewing progress reports and monitoring emergency programs to ensure donor compliance and program quality. In emergency responses, the PO plays a key supporting role, providing backstop capacity to CARE’s HQ response. This position reports to the Humanitarian Program Manager (HPM) and provides support functions as needed to ensure team success. The person must have knowledge of humanitarian action and strong organization and communication skills.

  • Proposal Development
  • Grant Management and Programmatic Oversight
  • HT Communications and Information Management
  • Emergency Response Coordination
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in international development studies or related field
  • At least 2 years experience in proposal writing and grant management
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Familiarity with USG proposal guidelines
  • Exceptional planning, organizing and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work effectively with others on a team and proven team skills
  • Good interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills
  • Ability to manage budgets and review financial reports

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE’s career website at any time.