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.
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CARE is a leading humanitarian and development organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on rights programming, gender equality, and women and girls. CARE works in a variety of contexts from protracted crises to stable development settings, as well as contexts in the nexus between these two types, and recognizes that the underlying drivers of food and nutrition insecurity are poverty, gender inequity, non-inclusive governance, poor adaptation to climate change and the inability to manage other economic and political shocks and stressors. To address these underlying drivers of poverty, the CARE Food Systems Global Team has developed the "She Feeds the World" (SFtW) framework, which underlies all CARE FNS programming. The SFtW framework leverages CARE's experience and tools to bring about access to productive assets and resources to women and vulnerable groups, build their capacity to improve their productivity and increase their incomes through agriculture and other livelihoods, increase their awareness of the negative impacts of climate change and how to mitigate them, increase access to critical nutrients and adoption of effective behaviors to reduce malnutrition and ensure healthy lives for all members of society and increase the capacity of women, men, boys and girls to adapt to and absorb shocks and stressors so that they can effectively manage their food and nutrition security. Achievement of gender equality and empowerment of women and girls is at the center of achieving all of these outcomes in our programs, and all participants must be able to express their views and influence the quality of service delivery and assistance regardless of the context. Wherever possible, CARE also works at the systems level to develop responsive governance systems that address the immediate and longer term needs of food insecure populations. At the same time, CARE works with market actors and systems to build their responsiveness to poor households, women and youth to enable their full participation and benefits from these systems. CARE FNS programming worldwide integrates these elements to reduce food insecurity and malnutrition and increase gender equality and women's empowerment, inclusive governance and resilience.
The CARE Food Security and Resilience team (FSR) is a key contributor to CARE's global Food Systems programs worldwide. The team designs and manages USAID/Food for Peace Title II Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) and USDA McGovern-Dole Food for Education programs in accordance with the SFtW framework. The FSR Advisor must speak excellent French and English and will play the following roles:
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