Overview

  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Development Budget5 Million - 25 Million
  • Founded1992
INTERSOS is a non-profit humanitarian aid organisation that works to bring assistance to people in danger, victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Established in 1992 with support from the Italian Federation of Trade Unions, its actions are based on the values of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equal rights and opportunities for all people and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable and the unprotected. INTERSOS identifies with the core values of CONCORD, the European Confederation of NGOs; it adheres to international codes of conduct for humanitarian organisations and the values and principles expressed within those codes. INTERSOS is recognised by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the European Commission and the principal UN agencies; it is privileged to hold an advisory status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). INTERSOS is an independent association which, through its own humanitarian operators, intervenes to effectively answer the needs of people in serious crises situations, mainly in the world's poorest regions, who are suffering, deprived of rights, dignity and essentials goods. It maintains a flexible operating structure. The head office in Italy coordinates, supports and monitors the planned activities in the countries of intervention carried out by decentralised offices. The statutory bodies that guide, decide and monitor the interventions, activities, and finances of INTERSOS, are: the Members Assembly, the Council, the Society for Auditing and Certification of Accounts.  GOALS • To give an immediate response in humanitarian crises by bringing emergency relief to the victims of armed conflict, drought, famine, the presence of landmines or unexploded devices, and other disaster situations. • At the same time as providing primary emergency relief, to also begin working to promote a return to normal living conditions, the resumption of dialogue and the strengthening of peace, reconstruction and growth. • To stimulate, encourage and involve Italian society in helping to develop and spread the existing culture of solidarity and international justice. INTERVENTION SECTORS The principal intervention sectors are: • Providing emergency relief to civilian populations through the distribution of food and basic needs items, water, health, protection and the safeguarding of human rights, with particular attention paid to more vulnerable groups. • Assisting refugees and internally displaced persons: setting up and running refugee camps and reception centres. • Supporting the return of refugees and displaced persons. Assisting in the reconstruction of housing and community services, the restarting of economic activities and the democratic process. Fostering the growth of local potential and training courses. • The functional rehabilitation of social structures and public services: hospitals, treatment centres, schools, wells and aqueducts, housing. • Humanitarian mine clearance activities: the clearance of lands contaminated with mines, cluster bombs and other unexploded devices; Mine Risk Education concerning the dangers posed by landmines and other unexploded devices. • Promoting the resumption of dialogue, living together in peace and reconciliation.  WHERE INTERSOS OPERATES Countries where INTERSOS operated and/or is still operating: AFRICA: Angola, Burundi, Chad, DR Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan CENTRAL AMERICA: El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua ASIA: Afghanistan, India, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sri Lanka EUROPE: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chechnya (Fed. of Russia), Kosovo, FYRO. Macedonia, Poland, Serbia and Montenegro

Where is Intersos

Careers

28Current jobs
75Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Intern Under Assistant Country Finance Officer
    Italy, Worldwide
  • Roving Alternative Learning Programmes and Adolescence Project Manager
    South Sudan
  • Medical Activity Manager
    Iraq
  • Protection Coordinator (Nigeria)
    Nigeria

Staff at Intersos have experience in

Sectors

  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • personnel / human resources
  • administration
  • refugees

Funders

  • ec
  • goal global

Countries

  • somalia
  • united states
  • afghanistan
  • burundi
  • italy

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • Italy
  • Rome
  • Via Aniene 26/A

In the News

Intersos @ EUDevDays

How to deliver aid even when it's dangerous

17 January 2013
Development Buzz

A dangerous life

20 August 2014
Year in review

Live from Brussels: Devex at EDD12

11 October 2012
Organization Profile

Top global development NGOs in Italy: A primer

16 December 2011
Development Buzz

Too many unknowns

4 August 2011
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Voices from Rome: Food safety lessons from Africa drought response

4 August 2011
Organization profile

Top global development groups in Rome: A primer

15 December 2011

Experience

Primary sectors

Refugees
Monitoring / Evaluation
Procurement Process
Administration
Local Government
Performance Measurement
Logistics / Supplies
Torts / Conflict Resolution
Conservation
Education

Contract Awards

Winterization Intervention in Support of Most Vulnerable Syrian and Jordanian Families Living in Camp and Non-camp Settings

EC - Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)
5 Dec 2016

Strengthening Primary and Secondary Health Integrated Services and Mainstreaming Protection for Crisis-affected Populations in Somalia

EC - Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)
5 Dec 2016

Building Peace and Resilience Through Empowerment and School Retention of Adolescent Girls in South Central Somalia

EC - Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)
5 Dec 2016