Colin Rogers: Head of Emergencies
With over 16 years of experience running emergency operations in disaster and conflict affected countries across the globe, Colin is well placed as CARE International UK's Head of the Emergencies.
Colin is responsible for the management of the Humanitarian and Emergency Team, which is made up of 3 sub-teams (Shelter, Emergency Response and Climate Change & Hunger).
Colin also coordinates our emergency responses with other CARE offices globally through the CARE Emergency Group. He consolidates relationships with key external stakeholders to ensure that CARE International UK remains in a perfect position to respond to emergencies quickly and efficiently.
Karl Deering: Climate Change & Food Security Team Leader
Karl's main role is to ensure CARE International UK continues to deliver high quality programmes that enable communities to break away from long term food insecurity.
Karl ensures that all CARE's relevant international programmes receive high quality support and technical advice in helping people to find forms of work which are more stable and resilient to change, improving stability of access to food, helping communities to adapt to the affects of climate change and reducing disaster risk.
Karl provides technical and operational support to a range of CARE's programmes in countries such as; Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Ghana, Mozambique and Bangladesh and he engages with CARE Poverty Environment and Climate Change Network (PECCN) and sits on CARE's Food Security Steering Committee.
Clare Sayce: Emergency Response Manager
Clare manages CARE International UK's Emergency Response Team, overseeing a portfolio of around 15 emergency response or recovery projects in south Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and other corners of the globe. Since joining CARE in January 2010, she has travelled to support CARE in various countries to deliver timely and effective humanitarian assistance to those worst affected by natural and man-made disaster. For example, she visited Pakistan in August 2010 to raise funds from institutional donors to enable a massive, country-wide flood response operation; and returned a few weeks later to help colleagues set up feedback mechanisms to ensure that those people that CARE sought to assist were being heard. More recently, she has worked with CARE Somalia to build capacity for an effective emergency response in a difficult operational context.
Clare has a strong interest in the quality and impact of CARE's work in emergency response and, while at CARE, has developed particular expertise in the practical application of the organisation's 'humanitatian accountability' commitments. She has worked in the international development and humanitarian sector for over 10 years, in London and also overseas.
Philip Barritt: Emergency Shelter and Reconstruction Advisor
Philip provides deployable shelter capacity to CARE for both disaster response and preparedness. Philip advises on the management, technical and quality aspects of shelter and reconstruction projects.
Philip is a chartered civil engineer with experience designing and managing construction projects in both the private sector and during emergency responses. He has a particular interest in the positive impact of the provision of shelter on vulnerable people including livelihood regeneration, improved health and increased resilience to future disasters.
Gabriel Fernandez Del Pino: Emergency Shelter and Reconstruction Advisor
Gabriel, an architect, provides advice for CARE in emergency shelter and reconstruction. Gabriel supports CARE offices worldwide with effective technical assistance for both emergency preparedness and response.
Gabriel is also responsible for making sure that learning and evaluation of CARE's shelter work takes place, developing sectorial policies, strategies, best practices and guidelines, and developing CARE's HR capacity in relation to shelter.
Gabriel has been working in disaster preparedness, emergencies, reconstruction & development phases for 9 years in 10 countries. He has managed projects and programmes including housing, shelter, habitat, WASH, disaster management, education and health infrastructures.
Angela Rouse: Emergency Capacity Building Manager
Angela joined the team in May 2010 after returning from the Democratic Republic of Congo where she had been working for CARE on a wide reaching project designed to support internally displaced people (people forced to leave their homes who remain within the same country).
Angela's focus is on building staff capacity in order to respond faster to emergencies and raise the quality of response with better trained and more rapidly deployable staff.
Angela works to improve CARE International UK's accountability to the vulnerable people it seeks to help. In practical terms this means involving local communities in the analysis of CARE's emergency responses and using this to improve future responses.
Angela represents CARE at the Emergency Capacity Building Project which is a consortium of 5 International Non Governmental Organisations (INGO)s who work together to improve the speed, quality, and effectiveness of the humanitarian community in saving lives, improving welfare, and protecting the rights of people in emergency situations.
Regine Skarubowiz: Emergency Programme Coordinator
Regine supports several emergency response and recovery projects in South and Central Asia. She joined CARE in November 2011 and has travelled to support CARE offices in Asia to deliver timely and effective humanitarian assistance to those worst affected by natural and man-made disasters.
Regine is particularly interested in monitoring and evaluation impact of CARE’s emergency response and has developed expertise around humanitarian programming in fragile contexts and conflicts.
Rachid Boumnijel: Emergency Programme Coordinator
Rachid is CARE's Emergency Programme Coordinator covering emergency response and recovery in Africa. He joined CARE in September 2011 and has most recently supported country teams on emergency programmes in the Horn of Africa and South Sudan. In February, Rachid was deployed to Madagascar as part of the Rapid Emergency Deployment Roster (RED) to support the country office to raise funds for the cyclone Giovanna response.
He has field experience in Bangladesh, Eastern DRC, Niger and Pakistan and has over eight years experience in the humanitarian sector both in the field and at head quarter level for a number of international organisations. Rachid has a particular interest in food security, cash transfer mechanisms and innovation in the humanitarian sector.