Role: Senior Humanitarian Advisor
Team: Humanitarian team
Suzy Madigan is CARE International UK’s Senior Humanitarian Advisor specialising in Gender and Protection. She has recently returned from Mozambique where she was assessing gender dynamics in the conflict-affected north of the country hit by Cyclone Kenneth. Her Rapid Gender and Protection Analysis on the crisis provides operational recommendations for the humanitarian response.
Suzy provides technical support to CARE teams in several of the 79 countries where the organisation works in emergency response and development. Recent work includes protection support to the Uganda response for refugees from South Sudan and DRC; work on Syria and Yemen programmes; and research with teams in Niger, Syria and OPT looking at women’s economic empowerment in fragile and conflict-affected settings. She was previously an advisor within CARE’s Policy and Advocacy Team on humanitarian and conflict issues.
Prior to joining CARE, she worked in programming for the United Nations and NGOs. She led a protection response in Northern Iraq within the combined Syrian refugee and Islamic State crisis, and has worked on gang violence with the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti, the reintegration of armed groups including the FARC and paramilitaries in Colombia, and reconciliation among ethnic groups in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
She has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Overseas Development Institute and Thomson Reuters.
CARE International UK’s humanitarian team supports CARE’s humanitarian work by accessing funding, and by providing project management and technical advice and capacity to CARE’s country offices and CARE’s emergency responses. CARE has a strong focus on ensuring that all our humanitarian programming responds meaningfully to the needs and capacities of different people, whatever their gender, identity or particular circumstances. CARE’s emergency shelter team is also based at CARE International UK.
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