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Young Professional Consultant



Support to National Priority Program2 (SNaPP2) is a development project of MAIL funded IFAD with the goal to improve food security and economic status of poor rural households in three provinces; Balkh, Herat and Nangarhar. The project will reach at least 57,000 households consisting of 427,500 people in these provinces.
The project has two specific objectives: (i) institutional development and capacity building of community organizations, public extension services and relevant private sector entities in the provinces; and (ii) sustained increased incomes of small farmers and herders fostered by improvements in productivity and output, infrastructure and market linkages. These objectives will be addressed through supporting institutions and services, fostering increased productivity and production, and where feasible, upgrading profitable agriculture/livestock value chains.
General Directorate of extension is the main stakeholders of the program and will lead the implementation of tow sub components 1. Extension services and 2. Small-holder Institutional development and Capacity Building. G.D of extension will establish program management unit under overall supervision of G.D general director who will be responsible for the implementation of the relate activities in three provinces.
Extension sub components will strengthen the extension directorate by: (i) establishing a women’s extension department in Kabul and a cadre of 12 female extension workers specializing in agriculture and livestock, in line with the Taksheel, across the six pilot districts; (ii) strengthening the male extension worker cadre at district level in agriculture and livestock; (iii) targeting young graduates from local agricultural faculties to be recruited as extension assistants, under the Taksheel, funded by the project in years 1-3 and by MAIL thereafter; and, (iv) adapting the curriculum, in collaboration with relevant MAIL directorates, using updated techniques.
Small-holder Institutional development and Capacity Building will strengthen the female CDCs through an orientation and training program guaranteeing female CDCs’ direct control over financial resources, over some elements of project implementation and over female beneficiary selection.

Job Summary

The young graduates will be working with any of the Service Providers of the General directorate of Extension and SNaPP2-MAIL in their provincial offices.

Job Details

Date Posted: 05 Feb 2018 Reference: 12348/MAIL/SNaPP2
Closing Date: 19 Feb 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Agriculture Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy10000.0
Contract Type: Short Term Years of Experience: 0 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

1- He/she would prepare and present accurate verbal and/or written reports to the line project manager of SNaPP2 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 SNaPP2 project.
5- Being active representative of SNaPP2 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- Assist the division in daily technical activities.
15- Perform any other task assigned by the supervisor.
16- Preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as appropriate.
Reporting Mechanisms:

• Any one assigned by the project director
• He/she will be based in General directorate of Extension and agricultural development and will report to extension coordinator for SNaPP-2, and will be traveling rarely to the project sites/districts for data collection and capacity building purposes of the project activities and conducting surveys and reporting on the progress accordingly;

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;


The young professional Interns should be a fresh graduate from the faculty of Agriculture. (Extension, Horticulture, Plant protection and/or agronomy)

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree, Agriculture

Submission Guideline

• Please send your CV along with a cover letter electronically.
• Subject line must be: (Young Professional Consultant-12348/MAIL/SNaPP2) 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.

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