Cordaid in Afghanistan
Cordaid has been working in Afghanistan for over 15 years. Its programme focuses on several intervention areas, including health, humanitarian aid, security and justice and women leadership. Cordaid manages and supports this programme largely from its country office in Kabul, with other staff and local implementing partners in project areas. Currently Cordaid Humanitarian unit is implementing Multi Purpose Cash and shelter projects. For its Humanitarian Aid programme in Afghanistan, Cordaid is inviting applications for the positon of Humanitarian Program Manager
CORDAID is an international non-governmental organization for relief and development aid. CORDAID motto is Care. Act. Share. Like Cordaid. Showing the philosophy of the organization. Identify needs, respond to those needs, and work with local partners to improve the living conditions of people in need. CORDAID, in its current form was established in 1996, but has 100 years of history and experience in fighting poverty. In total CORDAID works with nearly 700 partners worldwide, supporting them and strengthening them in order to create conditions for sustainable development.
CORDAID works is Afghanistan since 2002 with programs in Women Leadership, Security and justice, Health, Emergency Response, and Food Security (FS) with in total (for all programs) approximately 25 partners. The funds for the FS program will have been exhausted by December 2015. To continue with the program we need to look for external funding in collaboration with our partners. This is one of the reasons that we want to evaluate the current programs, to summarize the lessons learned, and to analyze the added value of a Food Security program of CORDAID in Afghanistan.
CORDAID is an international non-governmental organization for relief and development aid based in The Netherlands, with field offices in various countries including Afghanistan. CORDAID, in its current form was established in 1996, but has 100 years of history and experience in fighting poverty. In total CORDAID works with nearly 700 partners worldwide, supporting them and strengthening them in order to create conditions for sustainable development.
Cordaid works is Afghanistan since 2002 with programs in Women Leadership, Security and justice, Health, Emergency Response, and Food Security (FS) with in total (for all programs) approximately 25 partners.
CORDAID has a proven track record in achieving health results in Afghanistan. It has worked with local partners to develop health programs providing relief to some of the most marginalised areas. Given its successful track record, Cordaid was awarded the lead position in BPHS and EPHS under SEHAT Phase I in Urozgan province together with a local partner, AHDS and BPHS in the Zabul province with local partner HADAAF. CORDAID and its partners have been implementing these projects since January 2014.
1%Club together with its partners, Cordaid, Bayat Group and HBORL will implement, the
Bright Future Program, which is part of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded
program: ‘Addressing Root Causes’. The ‘Bright Future program’ will run for five years and
will focus on improving local economic prospects for urban youth in Kabul.
The program has 5 main components:
1. Enable young urban Afghans in Kabul to set up and grow a business
2. Link skilled young Afghans to employers
3. Scale up Afghan SMEs by providing Business Development Support services
4. Improve the business enabling environment
5. Address key issues hampering the ease of doing business and gainful employment
1%Club will work on enabling young entrepreneurs to set up and grow their business as well
as working on improving the business enabling environment.
Cordaid has been active in Afghanistan since 2001. It has a Country Office in Kabul and networks of field staff and local partners overseeing implementation of projects in Balkh, Kunduz, Faryab, Herat, Daikundi, Uruzgan, Bamyan, Parwan, Kabul, Nangarhar, Paktia, Kandahar, Helmand, Laghman and Badakhshan. Cordaids program in Afghanistan provides healthcare services, tackles the problems of gender - based violence and provide support for women to improve their leadership skills, access to justice, lobby and advocate for their rights and participate in peace and decision - making processes, and addresses economic opportunity issues.
Cordaid in Afghanistan joins hand with a number of ministries, government institutions, Local and International Organizations, civil society groups, alliances and networks, etc. for wider reach, efficiency, cost effectiveness and sustainability. Main donors of the Cordaid program in Afghanistan are the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union, the Afghan Ministry of Public Health and others.
Cordaid is an international Non-Governmental Organization with more than a century of experience in emergency aid, development and structural poverty reduction. Cordaid currently manages projects in 21 focus countries, working with over 600 partner organizations, 12 country offices and liaison offices, 175 staff members at headquarters in The Hague (Netherlands) and 250 in the country offices. Cordaid’s turnover was almost € 152 million EURs in 2015 and the annual turnover of the Healthcare unit alone was €57 million in 2015. Cordaid’s interventions focus on fragile countries and areas. Cordaid acquires funding from the Government of the Netherlands, multi-national donor organizations, private foundations, charities and from the general public through donation campaigns.
Since 2005, Cordaid has been registered with the Afghan Ministry of Economy with registration number 135. It is an active member of Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development (ACBAR) Cordaid has a country office in Kabul with 25 staff led by an expatriate country director.
Cordaid is a Dutch relief and development agency that has been active in Afghanistan since 2001. It has a Country Office in Kabul and networks of field staff and local partners implementing projects in health, security & justice, humanitarian response, lobby & advocacy, and livelihoods in 16 provinces across the country.
Since 2016, Cordaid with the financial support of the Dutch Government supports the local implementing partners to effectively engage in restoring the social contract in Afghanistan particularly in areas of inclusive peacebuilding, access to justice, extractive industries and health system reform. The Cordaid Afghanistan lobby and advocacy program includes coherent, technical and financial support to partner NGOs to strengthen their capacity in various aspects including the project design, implementation and evaluation. Therefore, The Cordaid Afghanistan office is planning to train its staff and the local partners (about 20 people) in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL), research and strategic communication.
The Cordaid office in Afghanistan is looking forward to receiving the expression of interests from consultants / organizations who can organize and deliver the following trainings.
Cordaid is a Dutch NGO operating in fragile contexts and (post-) conflict areas. Cordaid has been present in Afghanistan since 2001 and has implemented projects in humanitarian aid, health, security and justice, DRR, food security & livelihoods.
Cordaid is a Dutch relief and development organization. It currently operates in the most difficult and fragile contexts and (post-) conflict areas.
Cordaid has been working in Afghanistan since 2000, with a Cordaid Country office in Kabul as well as through partnerships with local organizations. Cordaid at present works in 15 provinces on healthcare, security and justice, lobby and advocacy, entrepreneurship/jobs creation, agriculture / food security and humanitarian response.
About Cordaid and the Programme
Cordaid is one of the biggest NGOs in the Netherlands having presence in Afghanistan since 2001 with its country office in Kabul. Cordaid is in the lead of implementing the five year (2017-2021) “A Bright Future” programme funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
The programme is aimed to serve the youth of urban part of Kabul province in three main pathways, namely:
Capacity Building and Employment (Pathway 1)
Supporting Start-Ups or Incubation (Pathway 2), and
Business Acceleration or Scale up of existing Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) (Pathway 3)
The three main pathways above will be supported through iv) strengthening the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and v) Rule of Law, by expert and experienced partners working together in a consortium with Cordaid Afghanistan.
For implementing Pathway 3 (Business Acceleration or Scale-up existing SME’s), Cordaid Afghanistan is looking for a partner organization to implement and support in the initial phase of pathway 3 and for the first track that will last for a period of 6 months. The initial phase will be carried out until the end of 2017 and the first track of the business acceleration will last for the first 6 months of 2018, i.e. January 2018 until June 2018.