Provincial Livestock Officer

Bachelor's Degree   Multi City Full Time 1740
Date Posted:Sep 12, 2018
Reference:MAIL/058/018
Closing Date:Sep 24, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:3
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Agriculture
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About MAIL/NHLP:

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.

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of Regional livestock officer (RLO) and overall supervision of National Livestock Coordinator, the provincial livestock officer (PLO) will do the following;

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:


Training in any discipline of animal science / veterinary science related with livestock extension, farmer field school (FFS) will be of an advantage.

Should have good communication skills in English, and local languages are essential.

Computer literacy, especially in MS word.

Good report writing skill and being a good team player.

Duties & Responsibilities:


The provincial livestock officer (PLO) will be responsible for the overall livestock activities take place in their assign area.

Organize on site trainings for male livestock farmers mainly on Farmer Filed School (FFS) methodology.

Collect required data on production and productivity, processing of livestock products, byproducts, breed improvement, feeding, forage production/conservation and address marketing related development.

Conduct meetings with focus groups and make minute of such meeting.

Conduct demonstration and keep track of all records.

Report the activities to the RLO on monthly basis.

Help to link the FGs and VGL (CIGs) with the service delivery organization such as Veterinary Field Units (VFUs) or any other animal health providers.

It is a filed based position. So, he should be ready to travel to field regularly.

Participate in stockholders meeting.

Regular supervision and monitoring of the livestock activities takes place in their assign area.

Participate in monthly regional officers and stakeholders meetings.

Develop activity monitoring tools for each activity with M&E and supervise accordingly.

Any other task assigned by RLO/NLC.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Farah, Faryab, Oruzgan

Qualifications:

Should have bachelor degree in Veterinary Science or Animal Husbandry from a recognized university verified by MoHE.
Have at least four years working experience in similar position of donor funded projects

Job Keywords:

Agriculture
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