INTERSOS intervention in Afghanistan began in October 2001 and continues today with projects of assistance to the population, with particular attention to its most vulnerable section. After completing its intervention in Herat province, where it supported the local population on issues of water access, combating malnutrition and food security, in 2017 INTERSOS focused its efforts in the southern province of Kandahar, at the centre of the armed conflict, where the humanitarian needs are greatest.
The intervention in the province of Kandahar, and in particular in the white areas, namely the areas disputed between the national government and the armed opposition groups, has focused on providing health services, both through support to local facilities and through the use of mobile clinics to reach rural areas. At the same time, INTERSOS started its activities in Kabul, supporting an education project for displaced and returned children.
Afghanistan is one of the countries with the lowest values in the Global Human Development Index. In 2017, about 507,000 Afghans were forced to leave their homes because of violence. 2017 was the fourth consecutive year with over 10,000 civilian victims since the conflict broke out in the country: women and children continue to represent the section of population that pays the highest price of war, accounting for 30% of all civilian casualties. Another negative trend we saw in 2017, highlighting the intensifying violence in the country, is the forced closure of health facilities, increasingly affected by the conflict, which has prevented 1.4 million people (65% of them women) from accessing essential health services. 3.3 million Afghans suffer from chronic malnutrition: 73% of them are under 18 and 23% are women. Another sector that directly suffers the consequences of conflict is education, with at least one thousand schools closed or inactive due to the fighting. At the same time, the continuous internal migratory flows, combined with the huge population influx returned from Iran and Pakistan (162,000 in 2017 alone), have contributed to a significant increase in the number of people living in informal settlements, reinforcing the need for lasting solutions that support their social and work reintegration.
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Maria De Luca
|Expire on :2021-08-04| Location:kandahar | Job Numbers:1|
3+ years of as counsellor dealing with CP, GBV and/or PwSN at least. 2 years Dipluma in psycho social counseling English, Pashto and Dari skills are required. Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet). Previous experience in working with GBV survivors and coordinating with International and national organizations operating in protection in emergencies is preferable. Previous experience working for an international NGO is prefer...
|Expire on :2021-08-04| Location:zabul | Job Numbers:1|
Advanced university degree in medicine or other paramedical studies. Desirable degree in Public Health. Minimum 2 years relevant work experience as Medical referent / coordinator / advisor in the humanitarian sector. Experience with monitoring tools and systems in the health and nutrition sectors. Proficiency in English, Pashto and Dari languages is highly essential. Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet). Commitment to INTE...
|Expire on :2021-12-29| Location:kandahar | Job Numbers:1|
Qualified technologist with a degree in radiological technology 3 years of experience in a busy environment can be considered in lieu of a degree certified in radiological studies Other essential skills: Able to collaborate with physicians and other health care professionals Strong leadership skills, excellent problem-solving skills, effective communication and interpersonal skills.
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