JACK is an independent, Non-Governmental, Non-Profit, Non-Political and Non-Sectarian Organization working in Afghanistan in the areas of (Health, Education, Capacity building, Human Rights, Nutrition, Emergency, Protection, Research and WASH) with an aim at improving livelihoods and alleviating poverty. The organization works is registered under the Ministry of Economy with registration number, 316 of 28/10/1384. The organization works in collaboration with other line ministries, UN- agencies, NGOs, INGOs, and donor community. The mandate of JACK is to improve lives of the people we touch through our programs. We strive to have a community that is empowered, participates in its development and is able to use the resources available to them to get what they want. We work to assist communities in their efforts that lead them to self- help and in essence self- reliance that comes with economic and social independence. When the children are safe the women and men can provide for their families with pride and our community is vibrant again, we will have achieved. In addition, we provide assistance to refugees, victims of Disaster, people with disability and marginalized groups in the community. Our service is without fear, favor or prejudice to race, nationality, religion, political affiliations JACK has been working in the country since 2001 and its record speaks volumes for itself. We implement the largest by sector education and health program in the country and have a multi sectorial program that looks at all the areas of need of the vulnerable in the community. JACK as an independent organization has its charter, policies, and procedures, developed in line with the operating country laws and international standards. JACK Charter, the main governing instrument of the organization, is emphasizing on the effective and efficient use of the resources. JACK financial management policy and procedures are prepared in line with International Accounting Standards (IASs) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
The organization has a tremendous capacity to develop highly qualified and committed staff to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of its projects in the country. At the end of the fiscal year, JACK had a total of 3000 full time paid staff at different levels of the organization. JACK also had 996 Community Health Workers (CHWs) who are delivering essential health services considering the CHW guidelines and strengthening more the referral systems. JACK is an active member of HSS Steering Committee, Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM), active member in CPDS (Coordinated Procurement Drugs Supply System) forum, and the steering committee member of Alliance of Health Organization (AHO) which is an umbrella organization of most health NGOs working in Afghanistan. JACK has contributed significantly in health sector policy development through participating in different forums. JACK has contributed to health sector policy development through participating in various forums. JACK has provided input in the finalization of National Standard Treatment Guidelines (STG) for the primary level (as a quick reviewer). This Guideline was developed by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) – General Directorate of Pharmaceutical Affairs (GDPA) under the financial support of USAID/SPS. JACK has contributed to the National Health Strategic (NHS) 2016-2020 through revision and inputs on the document. JACK has the membership of GBV sub-clusters, Advocacy committee of AWN and National Masculinity Alliance.