Development of a priority health plan for the IFRC delegation in Afghanistan – Afghanistan



The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the largest humanitarian organization in the world, with 192 National Member Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), our work is guided by seven fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context:

The IFRC has had a constant presence in Afghanistan since 1990 to support the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) in its organizational development, auxiliary role and outreach, humanitarian diplomacy, partnership development, humanitarian operations humanitarian response and longer-term programming.

Currently, Afghanistan is facing a complex humanitarian crisis resulting from convergence conflict, drought, food insecurity, displacement, COVID-19, gaps in health services and economic hardship. , among others. In response to the growing humanitarian needs, the IFRC has launched an emergency appeal and expanded its operational plan as well as its COVID-19 response plan to support ARCS to scale up its humanitarian response alongside longer-term programmes.

The IFRC will support ARCS programming under three pillars:

Pillar 1 on responding to immediate humanitarian needs;

Pillar 2 on support for recovery and transition to development,

Pillar 3 on strengthening local response capacities.

With the scaling up of IFRC-supported operations and programs, IFRC capacity in Afghanistan is being strengthened. The capacity will also enable the IFRC to support ARCS with more rigorous, systemic and structured coordination, collaboration and cooperation towards more effective and efficient implementation of its Strategic Plan 2021-2025.

In the above context, the IFRC is looking for a consultant to support the development of a priority health plan for the IFRC in Afghanistan. The consultant will work closely with ARCS, IFRC Afghanistan Country Delegation, Participating National Societies (PNS), ICRC, Ministry of Public Health, health cluster partners and other parties key stakeholders supporting health programming in Afghanistan to document existing IFRC health interventions, assess their relevance to the current operational context, and propose a multi-year health programme.

The consulting firm will guide strategic efforts related to the development of a priority health plan for the IFRC in Afghanistan.

The focus will be on the following key tasks:

  • Document existing health activities
  • Identify gaps in current health approaches
  • Identify and describe new operational opportunities in health programming
  • Develop a proposal for multi-year priority health programming

The consultant will coordinate and collaborate closely with Movement partners (IFRC Secretariat, ICRC and Participating National Societies) present in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Public Health, Health Cluster partners and other key stakeholders supporting the health programming in Afghanistan to provide a coherent and harmonized approach for IFRC health programs in the country.

In addition, the consultant will endeavor to engage Participating National Societies that do not have a presence in Afghanistan but wish to contribute to efforts to strengthen the health programming capacity of ARCS.

How to register

The consultant will be engaged by the IFRC and standard contractual conditions will apply.

Applications must include the following documents:

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. A cover letter summarizing your experience, suggesting an approach to the work, your daily rate and three professional references.

Interested candidates should send their CV, letter of interest and daily consulting fee in CHF (Swiss Francs) to [email protected]

Email subject: “Development of a priority health plan for the IFRC delegation in Afghanistan”.


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