Appointed as Policy Advisor, CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere)


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, Geography, University of Washington

Position Description

CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) is one of the world's largest private international humanitarian organizations, committed to helping families in poor communities improve their lives and achieve lasting victories over poverty. Founded in 1945 to provide relief to survivors of World War II, CARE quickly became a trusted vehicle for the compassion and generosity of millions. Today CARE places a 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. CARE currently works in 84 countries around the world, supporting 1,105 poverty-fighting projects to reach 122 million people, more than half of whom are women. The Policy Advisor will support the Emergency and Humanitarian Assistance Team and the Policy and Advocacy Unit within CARE USA to generate, harvest, cross-fertilize and promote the application of knowledge and learning throughout CARE for advocacy on humanitarian emergency and disaster preparedness and response. The fellow will work with key stakeholders across CARE International (CI Secretariat, CI Members, Regional Management Units and Country Offices) to formulate and deliver clear policy positions as they relate to and support the implementation of CI's Humanitarian and Emergency Strategy and specifically, CARE's advocacy work around women, peace and security.