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Female Livestock Extension Agent

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About CARD-F

Comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development – Facility (CARD-F) is a donor funded Agriculture development program which aims to increase employment, income and business opportunities in Afghanistan through the design, facilitation and implementation of commercially viable value chains supplemented with rural infrastructure projects. As a model of cross-ministry collaboration, CARD-F works under the patronage of an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) that consists of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, the Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the Ministry of Finance. CARD-F operates in 14 provinces and Implements 19 Agriculture and 38 infrastructure Development project.

Job Summary

The Livestock (Poultry &Dairy;) Extension Agent will work under the direct supervision of Livestock Specialist and overall supervision of provincial manager to provide Small Scale Layer (SSL) Poultry and Dairy beneficiary’s extension services.

Detailed duties and responsibilities are as per following:

Job Details

Date Posted: 13 Feb 2018 Reference: CARD-F-HRT-2-18
Closing Date: 23 Feb 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Female
Functional Area: Agriculture Open Ended: Yes
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 1 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

A&B (Poultry & Dairy)

A-Poultry,
• Assist the project Officers in beneficiary selection process and conducting beneficiary surveys;
• Provide extension services to project beneficiaries on regular basis;
• Adopt and demonstrate the best management practices in the poultry sector as ToT approach. Conduct various technical poultry farm management for the poultry farmers at district level and provide them technical advises on regular basis;
• Prepare and implement seasonal calendar of poultry activities for the targeted beneficiaries;
• Collect required data from poultry farmers on regular basis, enter the data into the excel spreadsheet and report to the project specialists;
• Must be prepared to field work and frequently travel to the project sites;
• Train the female poultry trainees in poultry management, coop construction, nutrition, watering, vaccination and bio security SOPs.
• Take part in capacity building of project beneficiaries/trainees with a view to ensure long term sustainability.
• Regularly vaccinate the birds under the supervision of project technical team.
• Check with approved technical specification and Assist in distribution of inputs package (bio security kit, pullets, feed, equipment and other materials supplied by the project) to the targeted beneficiaries.
• Technical assist the beneficiaries in poultry husbandry practices and marketing of end products.
• Participate in the training activities (ToT approach) organized by CARD-F to improve the technical level of the Extension team.
• Update monthly work plan every last week of ex month and Successful implementation of the monthly work plan.
• Reports and monitoring data produced as required and in a timely manner.

B- Dairy,
• Assist the project specialists in beneficiary selection process and conducting beneficiary surveys;
• Provide extension services to project beneficiaries on regular basis;
• Adopt and demonstrate the best livestock management practices in dairy sectors as ToT approach. Conduct different technical field trainings for the dairy farmers at district level and provide them technical advises on regular basis;
• Prepare and implement seasonal calendar of dairy activities for the targeted beneficiaries;
• Collect required data from dairy farms on regular basis, enter the data into the excel spreadsheet and report to the project specialists;
• Must be prepared to work and frequently travel to the project sites and;
• Undertake any other task assigned by project specialists and Project Manager.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Skills

Skills:
• Have a good knowledge of communities and villages in Kabul Province;
• Possess good interpersonal skills and communication abilities;
• Well organized, with the ability to properly record and store data;
• Be familiar with major poultry diseases and its management approaches;
• Committed and punctual, both in the office and in field activities;
• Have a basic understanding of the English language.

Qualifications

Education:
• Bachelor degree in Animal husbandry or Doctor of Veterinary Medical (DVM).
Experience:
• At least one year experience in Livestock sector.
• Knowledge of local context is mandatory thus candidates from Heat Province are highly encouraged to apply.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Herat: PROVINCIAL CENTER (HERAT)

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Agriculture

Submission Guideline

Submission Guideline:

Please read the submission steps in order to have a successful application. By Electronic submission:
 Preferably, you should apply electronically by sending your CV and a one-page cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the position to Email address given below.
 Please specify only and only vacancy number “CARD-F-HRT-2-18” in the subject line of your Email
 DO NOT attach any other documents and certificates only Your CV and
Cover letter

By Hard Copy:

Alternatively, you may submit a hard copy of your CV and a one- page cover letter in an envelope marked “Confidential”. Please note clearly on the envelope the VA number and position for which you are applying for. The envelope should be addressed to:

HR Department

CARD-F Office, Evergreen Building, Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock, Kart-e-Sakhi
Square, Jamal Meena, Kabul, Afghanistan.

PLEASE NOTE:

1. Candidates from Herat Province will be given preference:
2. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
3. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Submission Email

jobs@cardf.gov.af

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