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Provincial Coordinator

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About MAIL/NHLP

The National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) have three components: (1) Horticultural Production, (2) Animal Production and Health, and (3) Implementation Management and Technical Assistance Support.
The NHLP objective is to promote the adoption of improved farm production practices via a gradual rollout of farmer-centered agricultural services mechanisms and investment support. Service delivery centered on farmers is expected to increase their involvement in identifying the services they need and in delivering more cost-effective services.
NHLP will contribute to increasing (a) horticultural productivity and production and (b) improved animal production and health. For livestock raisers, this strategy is based on (i) strengthening the delivery of animal production and animal health extension at small-holder level, supported with some investment support for production and health inputs, and (ii) investment in a sustainable broad-scale, livestock disease surveillance and response capability. NHLP will also develop policies for the livestock sector, specifically animal production through trials involving (i) backyard and commercial poultry, (ii) fish farming, (iii) Dairy and small ruminant production and (iv) Bee Keeping practices.

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Coordinator and overall supervision of the National Horticulture Coordinator, the Provincial Coordinator will do the following;

Job Details

Date Posted: 16 Sep 2018 Reference: MAIL/062/018
Closing Date: 29 Sep 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Male
Functional Area: Agriculture Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy10000.0
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 4 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

• Provide enough guidance to Extension Workers and Farmers to carry out the activities of NHLP
• Support farmers to select knowledgeable and trustable farmers as farmer trainer.
• Provide guidance and supervision support on the Farmer Field school related activities. In addition, the Provincial Coordinator should also contribute and support the establishment of the CIG and preparation of the ESMPs.
• Prepare schedule of training program for his province.
• Close liaison with Monitoring &valuation;, Soil and Water Management, Integrated Pest Management, Environmental Social Safeguard Framework, Gender and Capacity Building components of NHLP.
• Liaise regularly with Provincial Agriculture Director of MAIL.
• Provide close collaboration on NHLP activities with Provincial Agriculture Directors of MAIL especially DAIL extension unit and extension worker and contribute to building their capacity.
• Hold regular team meetings with Extension Officers to discuss common experience and problems.
• Provincial Coordinators support Extension Workers in identifying members and farming Farmer Groups in collaboration with CDC or Shura.
• Monitor Farmer Field School, Common Interest Groups, FSC activities.
• Train Extension Workers
• Support ongoing communications with Shura/CDC and other regional or provincial organizations with an interest in the agriculture sector, including other donor funded projects and stake holders.
• Any other task assigned by the senior supervisors.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Skills

• Must be able to travel in the province where NHLP operates
• Must be fluent in English and the local languages
• Impartial in selection of beneficiaries and other activities should not indulge in any political activity.
• It is preferable that Provincial Coordinators should be residents of the operating areas with enough knowledge of the area with the crops in the area

Qualifications

A Bachelor degree in Horticulture / Agriculture or related discipline from recognized university with 4 years of relevant experience.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Farah: PROVINCIAL CENTER (FARAH)
AF AF 12

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Agriculture

Submission Guideline

• The interested candidates should submit their resumes along with a cover letter to Human Resource Directorate of Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) as following Conditions
• Subject line must be Provincial Coordinator (MAIL-062-018) otherwise application will NOT be considered
• No resume will be taken under consideration without having a cover letter, the position title vacancy number in the subject line of the email
• Please note that application received after the closing date will not be considered

Note: The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) is an equal opportunity employer which encourages male and female candidates to apply for vacant positions.
Only short-listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted.

Submission Email

hrcontracts.hrd@gmail.com

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