|Date Posted:||Sep 12, 2018|
|Closing Date:||Sep 24, 2018|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyAFG|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Open Ended|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
About On Farm Water Management Project, Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock:
The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock is implementing “On Farm Water Management (OFWM)” Project, financed by the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), in five (5) regions, namely: Kabul, Nangarhar (Jalalabad), Balkh (Mazar-i-Sharif), Baghlan and Heart. The overall development objective (PDO) of the OFWM-Project is to improve agricultural productivity in the Project Areas by enhancing the efficiency of water used. A Kabul-based Project Management Unit (PMU) headed by the Project Manager, with the assistance of Core Team of Specialists, is responsible for execution of the project. Five Area Teams: one each in Kabul, Nangarhar (Jalalabad), Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh), Bamyan and Heart, have been established for implementation of field activities. The project started its implementation from March, 2011 for a period of 3 years and is being monitored by Worlds Bank. The project closing date has recently been extended up to April 2016. The project has received additional fund from the World Bank (the Bank) and the period of the OFWMP has been extended to December 2019.
Will work under direct supervision of National plant protection coordinator and in close coordination with MAIL – PPQD Director, and will support MAIL in follow- up of Plant Protection and Quarantine Act rules and regulations, with consideration of International standards under the WTO-SPS agreement in export and import of plant and plant products.
Requires travel to provinces:
Familiarity with the rules and regulation of Quarantine of Afghanistan
Good knowledge of International Quarantine standards of agriculture produces
Expertise in diagnosis of plant pest
Good knowledge of computer (MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power point)
Proficient in English, Pashto and Dari, in speaking, reading and writing
Willing to work in difficult and challenging circumstances
Knowledge of suitable Quarantine treatment for false consignment
Duties & Responsibilities:
Together with PPQD staff verifies the perfectness of accompanying documents with any plant / plant products’ consignment.
Together with PPQD/PQS critical examine the Plant and Plant samples for presence of any quarantine Pests and diseases using appropriate equipment including Soft X – Ray and microscope.
Destroy / resist entry of the faulty consignments and / or if applicable put in quarantine area for disinfestations / disinfection and perform disinfestations / disinfection treatment.
Examine the samples from export consignment for pest and disease free.
Facilitate the export processes at an international standard.
Together with PPQD/ PQS Hq, issue Phytosanitary certificate for proper consignments.
In case of faulty consignment, be able to suggest appropriate measures and render such services, and if possible issue Phytosanitary certificate.
Maintain records of all inspections including particulars of import and export consignments along with their quarantine status.
Assist the National coordinator and PPQD to ensure the proper implementation of Pesticides Act and Regulations for pesticides registration and quality control, and Plant Quarantine Act and Regulations to comply with the IPPC, SPS and WTO obligations.
Any other task assign by (AAIP) Project director or Coordinator.
Job Location:Afghanistan, Nangarhar
Master Degree in Plant Pathology/ Plant Protection with minimum of 3 years working experience in the area diagnosis of plant diseases or in identification of plant pest will be preferred. or :
B.Sc in Plant Pathology/ Plant Protection with minimum of 5years working experience in the aforementioned area is require