|Date Posted:||Sep 16, 2018|
|Closing Date:||Sep 28, 2018|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyAFG|
|Years of Experience:||4 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Open Ended|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
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.
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Coordinator and overall supervision of the National Horticulture Coordinator, the Provincial Coordinator will do the following;
Requires travel to provinces:
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
Duties & 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.
Job Location:Afghanistan, Farah
A Bachelor degree in Horticulture / Agriculture or related discipline from recognized university with 4 years of relevant experience.