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Junior Agronomist – Balkh

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About NEI (Nutrition and Education International)

Nutrition and Education International (NEI) is an international NGO based in Pasadena, CA, USA.

NEI Vision
End malnutrition among impoverished women and children living in high mortality regions.

NEI Mission
Since 2003 NEI has been developing a sustainable soy industry in Afghanistan as a practical solution to rampant malnutrition among Afghan women and children. NEI is a non-profit organization that implements programs using a corporate mindset, in a fast paced working environment. We collaborate with many Afghan ministries and international food security organizations to provide nutrition to malnourished people. Our current development focus is to create a self-sustainable soy value chain, including seed production, soybean cultivation, soy processing, and market development.
Please visit our website for more information: www.neifoundation.org

Job Summary

This position will be responsible for soy farmer identification, training farmers in the field of soybean cultivation, production, soy home consumption and soy food culture development at remote area. Monitor and visits soybean farm and assist farmers technically in pest management and other agro technics including harvest and post harvest management.
He will be responsible for well coordination with DAIL, Provincial Economic Department, DoWA for finding true beneficiaries and effective implementation of the project.

Job Details

Date Posted: 08 Jan 2017 Reference: 105
Closing Date: 15 Jan 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Male
Functional Area: Agriculture Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 2 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 3 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Educate and assist farmers to produce for home consumption and market their harvest in excess to retail and instructional market.
Develop methods to increase soybean production yields, improve quality as well as assist in preventing and solving problems with soil and soybeans.
Monitor soybeans cultivation by farmers to provide technical assistance in yields improvement during production.
Establish and manage demonstration farms for conducting experiments and seed multiplications.
Plan and carry out breeding studies at experiment station or farms to develop and improve crops respect to characteristic, such as yield, quality adaption, to specific soils or climates, and resistance to diseases and pests.
Develop method to promote soybean production for human nutrition and also animals feed.
Assist local entrepreneurs to develop soy processing sector and markets for soybean.
Develop methods for control of noxious weeds, crop diseases, and insect pets.
Serve as a liaison and manage relationship between NEI and relevant government agencies at provincial and district level, and other nonprofit & for- profit organizations.
Represent and promote the mission, values and efforts of NEI in any setting, including personal communication, news media appearance

Skills

Having at least 2 years of experience in the same filed.
Having knowledge of English in speaking and writing, completely.

Qualifications

•Bachelor Degree in Agriculture/ Agronomy.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Baghlan
Afghanistan - Balkh

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Agriculture

Submission Guideline

For more information, All resumes and cover letters should be e-mailed to submission email:

Note: Only Balkh applicant can apply for this position. Please clearly mentioned the province name Balkh in the subject of your email.

For your more information visit our website at www.neifoundation.org.

Submission Email

neiafghr@neifoundation.org

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