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Young Professional Consultant



Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) launches a new project called Community, Livestock and Agriculture Project (CLAP). The project is funded by International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD). The overall goal of the project is to contribute to reducing poverty in rural Afghanistan. More specifically, the project objective is to improve food security of 169,500 rural households in selected districts in the provinces of Kabul, Parwan, and Logar by increasing agriculture and livestock productivity. This will be achieved by enhancing productive assets, skills, services, technologies, and income opportunities of the targeted beneficiaries (i.e. by introducing appropriate livestock and agriculture technology options, strengthening local capacity, and strengthening some weak areas of value-chain, including linkages with markets). The project also aims at reducing gender disparities by increasing the social and economic status of women engaged in these activities.

Job Summary

CLAP programme finances “Young Professional Programme” (YPP), which allows young, national technical professionals recently graduated to work with the CLAP for a period of one year in order to acquire a practice-oriented, first work experience.

The young graduates will be working with any of the Service Providers of the CLAP-MAIL in their provincial offices.

Job Details

Date Posted: 16 Nov 2016 Reference: 10-Male&Female;/MAIL/CLAP
Closing Date: 30 Nov 2016 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 10 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Agriculture Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Short Term Years of Experience: 0 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 12 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

1- He/she would prepare and present accurate verbal and/or written reports to the line project manager of CLAP based in MAIL when required.
2- Working with project beneficiaries (women and men) to organize them in groups.
3- Participates in the meetings and trainings of women and men in the project interventions with a particular focus on gender related issues.
4- Records and reports success stories particularly of gender activities of the CLAP project.
5- Being active representative of CLAP with Service Providers (SPs) in all project related activities.
6- Assists project team in all research and data collection activities in the respective provinces.
7- Interact efficiently with communities, families, producer groups, cooperatives, village leaders, CDCs etc.
8- Makes regular field visit in order to make sure that project activities are on the right track.
9- He/she would be responsible of timely reporting of the problems faced by the project in the field.
10- Assists in preparation of daily, weekly and monthly activity reports.
11- In case of need/or when asked, he/she would help DAIL director in preparation and organizing of the provincial coordination committee (PCC) meetings.
12- Assists in translation of technical information from English to Pashto/Dari and vice versa.
13- Participate in trainings/workshops for self-development as required thus ensuring the successful implementation of the project;
14- Perform any other task assigned by the supervisor.
15- Assist the division in daily technical activities.
16- Preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as appropriate.
17- Giving Monthly Clearance Report to Central Office.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


• Written and oral proficiency in English language and both official languages of Afghanistan;
• Ability to work with computers particularly Microsoft Office applications;
• Work in the provinces


Reporting Mechanisms:

• Any one assigned by the project director
• He/she will be based in one of the project provinces, and will be traveling regularly to the project sites/districts for monitoring of the project activities and conducting surveys and reporting on the progress accordingly;

Minimum Qualifications:
The young professional Interns should be a fresh graduate from the faculty of Agriculture (Agronomy and Animal Husbandry) or Veterinary Science & Irrigation, Engineering.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
- Logar
- Parwan


Bachelors Degree, Agriculture

Submission Guideline

The interested candidates should submit their resume alone with a covering letter as follow conditions:
• Please send your CV along with a cover letter electronically.
• Subject line must be: (Young Professional Consultant-10-Male&Female;/MAIL/CLAP) otherwise your application will NOT be considered.
• Candidate’s educational degree must be attested with Ministry of Higher Education - Afghanistan otherwise we will not accept the application in short listing process.
• Please note that application received after the closing date will not be considered.
• Only short listed candidates whose application responds to the above criteria will be contacted for interview.
By email or Hard to the following address:
Jamal Mena, Karti – Sakhi
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock,
Community Livestock Agriculture Project

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