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Female Livestock (Poultry &Dairy;) 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.

Job Details

Date Posted: 11 Mar 2018 Reference: CARD-F-BLK-08-18
Closing Date: 20 Mar 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 Policy10000.0
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

• Have a good knowledge of communities and villages in Balkh 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 Medicine (DVM).
Experience:
• At least one year experience in Livestock sector.
• Knowledge of local context is mandatory thus candidates from Balkh Province are highly encouraged to apply.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Balkh: PROVINCIAL CENTER (MAZAR SHARIF)
AF AF 12

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Agriculture

Submission Guideline

Please read the submission steps in order to have a successful application.
By Electronic submission:

• Preferably, you should apply through job application portal by clicking the below link.
• http://www.cardf.gov.af/job-application-portal
• If the above link does not open on click then please copy and paste the URL into web browser address bar.
• Please specify the vacancy number as ‘CARD-F-BLK-08-18’
• Once you complete the job application portal form you will be able to attach your CV and one page cover letter.
• Please do not attach any other documents.
PLEASE NOTE:
1. CANDIDATES FORM BALKH PROVINCE WILL BE GIVEN PREFRENCE.
2. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
3. ONLY SHORT-LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Submission Email

http://www.cardf.gov.af/job-application-portal

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