Part of a comprehensive approach featuring short- and longer-term multi-sector response to the drought in the South Western Region of Afghanistan, ECHO drought response project will address the critical, urgent needs of drought affected communities through a WASH and Food Security response. The project will prevent loss of life and preserve dignity by addressing immediate, life-saving emergency needs. Under Result 1, RI will provide affected individuals with clean water for drinking and domestic use. In the first phase of the action, RI will be delivering water through water trucking and while refurbishing wells (Build Back Better - BBB) in order to enable safe access to water in the medium term. Under this result, the Action will also build capacity of affected populations to handle water safely and treat it for drinking, thus preserving and ensuring the wellbeing of all the members of the household. Emergency safe sanitation will be put in place in order to preserve and improve health status and prevent outbreaks connected to dangerous sanitation practices in a situation of water scarcity. Under Result 2, the Action will ensure food security through distribution of food parcels targeting remote communities in Nimroz and Farah. The intervention is meant as a short-term surge response, intended to scale up quickly to meet the urgent needs triggered by the drought. The Action will contribute to improving the Food Consumption Score of vulnerable families affected by the drought and prevent malnutrition triggered by nutrients deficit. The Action will also tackle some of the underlying causes resulting in negative coping mechanisms which would compromise the safety and security of the most vulnerable members of society.
Overall management of the ECHO project in Nimroz and Farah provinces. Ultimately responsible for the timely, effective and on budget implementation of the project, the position directly supervises the project team and works in close coordination with the PPC at Provincial level. He/she will represent the ECHO project in relevant meetings at Local, Regional and Kabul level, in coordination with their line manager .