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Agrochemicals Trainer

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About ( Ministry of Agriculture) AAIP Project

Building on the Agriculture Master Plan, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoA) in collaboration with its development partners has defined a number of appropriate priorities for agricultural investments and policies under the National Agricultural Development Framework (NADF). In order to increase farmers' incomes and improve the food security situation, the GoA is giving foremost attention to strengthening of the agricultural production base. In this respect the government has asked the World Bank for assistance in strengthening agricultural input supply Systems. Specifically, the GoA has requested the World Bank for assistance in the preparation of the Afghanistan Agriculture Inputs Project (AAIP) that will consist of the following four components: (i) Improve seed production and certification; (ii) Establish infrastructure and policies regarding quality control and safe use of fertilizers and agrochemicals; (iii) Improve input delivery systems; and (iv) Establish efficient project management, implementation and coordination mechanisms.
The development objective of AAIP project is to increase adoption of improved crop production technologies through expanding development of certified seeds and improving access to agricultural inputs of reliable quality

Job Summary

The Agrochemicals Trainer will be working under the guidance and direct supervision of PPQD Coordinator and will perform the following duties and responsibilities.

Job Details

Date Posted: 04 Jun 2017 Reference: 131/AAIP/MAIL
Closing Date: 24 Jun 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 2 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Agriculture Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Short Term Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 12 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

 Delivery of training on various aspects of Pesticides, Fertilizers and Plant Quarantine for DAIL staff, farmers, extension workers and agrochemical traders/handlers.
 Preparation of plan for conduction of training in the target region on the safe use of pesticides, fertilizers and importance of Plant Quarantine in pest management.
 Training of DAIL staff, farmers and agrochemical traders in their own language in light of Afghanistan Pesticides, fertilizer and Plant Quarantine Acts.
 Collection of materials for better delivery of presentation to farmers, DAIL staff and agrochemical traders in coordination with the technical coordinator and training coordinator/officer.
 Be familiar with the commonly applicable pesticides in national as well as international level to advise farmers on the safe use of pesticides for protection of their health and environment
 Provide the advisory services to agrochemical staff/plant quarantine in registration procedures of pesticides in light of Afghanistan Agrochemical Act
 Ensure the overall planning, implementation, coordination and quality assurance of all plans training under the Agrochemical and Plant Quarantine Network
 Assist the M&E in proper monitoring of technical progress and performance of plan training of Agrochemical and Plant Quarantine Unit
 Preparation of publication materials like broachers, factsheets etc on the safe use of pesticides, storing and its proper disposal to reduce the risk of pesticides associated to human and environment.
 Preparation of Pesticides Registration Manual for Agriculture pesticides importer, distributor or manufacturer in assistance with International Agrochemical cum Plant Protection Advisor in reviewing the Afghanistan Pesticide Act and international rules and regulation in the selected discipline.
 Any other task assign by the Project Director or Coordinator

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Skills

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Qualifications

 Master’s Degree in Agrochemicals/ Plant Protection/ Entomology or Plant Pathology with minimum of 3 years working/ training experience in the area of pesticides administration, pesticides registration and any other plant protection disciplines./ OR
 B.Sc in Agrochemicals/ Plant Protection/ Entomology or Plant Pathology with minimum of 5years working/ training experience in the aforementioned areas or other plant protection disciplines are essential for this position to apply.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Agriculture

Submission Guideline

Send update CV and Cover letter to AAIP, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Jamal Mena, Kabul Afghanistan Or send us your CVs in soft to below e-mail:
Do not attach recommendation and Education documents; these will be required only in interview stage.

*Note: No resume will be taken under consideration without cover letter, the position title, vacancy number in the subject line of the email.
*Only selected candidates will be called for interview. All applications will be checked and validated against the above mentioned requirements. Any un-matching C.V.will be automatically rejected.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) is an equal opportunity employer which encourages male and female candidates to apply for vacant positions.

Submission Email

vacancies.aaip@mail.gov.af

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