In order to implement this program strategy consistently, coherently and accountably, CARE has identified four strategic approaches to guide and inform how the organization will work internally and with its partners in Mozambique.
Internal and external gender and power transformation CARE understands that its programming should not be simply gender-sensitive but rather gender-transformative.
The situation of women and girls can only be changed if certain traditions, norms, practices and behaviors change, including men's perception of masculinity. This requires attention not only to programming but to how gender equality is being practiced and modeled throughout the organization, by staff at an individual level, and by partners. At the same time, CARE will improve its own capacity to create and use cutting edge approaches that transform the gender and power dynamics that trap millions in poverty.
Peer partnership and collaborative empowerment
Given Mozambique's progress over the past 20 years, CARE will transition its historic role as service provider to one that is more focused on peer partnership and empowerment, working collaboratively with Mozambican groups to build and support their leadership in promoting more equitable development and the rights of women and girls. CARE will support partners to expand their capacity to deliver critical services - including emergency response services - and to use field expertise and other resources to effectively advocate for the rights of the poor and for reforms that will benefit those in greatest need. By working together, CARE and its local partners will learn from one another and collectively tackle challenges, and should thus be able to achieve impacts well beyond those that could be achieved by CARE or its partners in isolation. The ultimate objective is for partners to take over where CARE leaves off.
Rights-oriented, evidence-based advocacy
CARE will use rights-oriented, evidence-based advocacy to propel constructive change. It will support advocacy for greater protection of rights, be it through better implementation of existing legislation, or through reforms to flawed legal, policy and strategy frameworks. CARE will also work with its partners to promote and generate evidence of impact of cost effective innovative models that can be replicated at scale to improve women's and girls' right to food and nutrition.
Linking Emergency & Development Programming and Disaster Risk Reduction
Our long-term people-centered approach enables CARE to address development as multi-faceted and fluid, rather than as a simplistic linear continuum. Our impact groups experience chronic poverty and vulnerability with acute stress during disaster periods. CARE's strategy is to address the underlying systemic drivers of poverty while strengthening resilience and adaptive capacity to potential shocks. Elements of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation are thus incorporated into every initiative. Likewise longer-term development needs are incorporated into humanitarian response efforts focused on water, sanitation and hygiene and shelter (e.g., gender transformative emergency response and application of the Humanitarian Accountability Framework principles). This integrated approach enables CARE to have multiple and complementary impacts along the emergency-to-development continuum.
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Mozambique has enjoyed more than 20 years of strong overall economic growth since the end of its civil war, averaging over 7% per year. [MORE]
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Why work at CARE?A career at CARE Mozambique is truly one-of-a-kind experience. It's more than working for a national and global leader; it's an opportunity to be a part of something that can help bring about lasting change in the world. We're looking for experienced professionals who not only align with our values, but also want to make a difference, develop and inspire others, drive innovative ideas and deliver results. [MORE]
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