Regional Animal Production Officer

Bachelor's Degree   Multi City Full Time 1493
Date Posted:Sep 16, 2018
Closing Date:Sep 28, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Agriculture
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


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 overall supervision of National Livestock Coordinator, direct supervision of the Regional Livestock Officer and technical assistance and guidance of the Animal Production the Regional Animal Production Officer will do the following:

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Have good managerial skills to manage livestock team.

Should have good communication skills and has commend on English, and local languages.

Computer literacy, especially in MS Office.

Good report writing skill and being a good team player

Duties & Responsibilities:

Supervise the implementation of the poultry or any other production project and monitor animal production activities at provincial and regional level.

Ensure the goods and services delivery for the animal production programs and when delivered, report to the regional livestock officer.

He should be responsible for the quality assurance and besides poultry will work for any other activity under animal production (dairy, fishery, Api-culture etc.)

Collect data and report in writing to the Regional Livestock Officer each month regarding poultry/animal production and productivity, feeding, vaccination, medication and diseases among the animal raisers under his control,

Conduct coordination meetings with stakeholders, IPs, MAIL representatives (at regional/provincial/district level) for the smooth implementation of the animal production programs, by taking minutes at these meetings and reporting to the RLO on issues raised.

Monitor the quality and quantities of production inputs delivered by the IP to beneficiaries.

Assist field staff in conducting beneficiary surveys to ensure the findings of such surveys are accurately reported to the RLO.

Supervise and assist with the implementation of poultry raiser training and coop construction.

Conduct poultry/animal raising field demonstrations, coordinate with other partners working in livestock sector.

Solve local technical poultry issues where possible and report ongoing problems to the RLO, including outbreaks of disease, and poultry mortality.

Prepare monthly activity plans, monthly reports and time sheets for submission to the RLO.

He should make field visits and conduct activities assessments and submit its report.

He should also ensure work of the Regional Poultry Assistant and she will work under the direct supervision of RAPO.

Any other job assign by Animal Production Responsible or NLC

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Herat, Kandahar


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.

Preference will be given to formal training in Livestock Management and Housing, Nutrition, Production or Farming Operations.

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