|Date Posted:||Oct 16, 2018|
|Closing Date:||Nov 27, 2018|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyNone|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Open Ended|
About Roots of Peace:
Roots of Peace (ROP) is a humanitarian, not-for-profit organization focused on the removal of land mines and the restoration of agriculture in former conflict zones. ROP implements the Commercial Horticulture and Agricultural Marketing Program (CHAMP), which is a four-year program, funded by USAID in Afghanistan. The Program is implemented in the following Provinces: Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul, Uruzgan, Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar, Nuristan, Ghazni, Logar, Wardak, Bamyan, Paktya, Paktika, and Khost. CHAMP offers farmers the opportunity to establish new orchards and new vineyards and/or to install trellising on existing vineyards. The Program will be quite similar to the World Bank MAIL-HLP orchards establishment program being implemented by ROP in Northern and Central Afghanistan. CHAMP will be responding to farmer demand for the species of trees and grapes to plant. We expect that in the higher altitudes, farmers will demand apples, almonds, apricots, walnuts and some grapes. In the lower altitudes, farmers will demand citrus, apricot, pomegranate and some almonds. We will select farmers for participation based on their agreement to pay a portion of the cost of the saplings, trellising and/or other materials provided by CHAMP.
Gender manager will lead CHAMP gender team to integrate women in processing, post- harvest management and marketing, with a particular focus on women owned or operated businesses so that they can produce quality horticultural processed products for promising domestic and international markets.
The Gender Manager maintains a network with colleagues from different aid Agencies, Government officials, and civil society.
Requires travel to provinces:
Ability and flexibility to work under stress and understanding to address sensitive social and or political issues.
Excellent solution-based management and analytical skills.
Fluency in English (working language), and language skills in Pashto and Dari required. Sensitive to cultural and gender issues, capable of working both independently and within a team on tasks with short deadlines.
Ability to work with a range of people with differing views and to adopt appropriate strategies for alliance building and effective advocacy.
Demonstrated understanding of advocacy approaches and ability to work comfortably in a predominantly male environment to build understanding and adopt appropriate strategies for alliance building and effective advocacy for women’s empowerment.
Strong analytical and communications, writing and presentation skills.
Experience using standard office equipment such as telephones, calculators, computers, and printers.
Excellent inter-personal skills and communication skills, including presentation skills – in local and English languages
Excellent English writing skills.
Motivation, flexibility and capacity to work under pressure and additional hours.
Focuses on results and responds positively to feedback.
Strong sense of personal initiative and problem solving skills.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Consult with stakeholders on key gender issues and opportunities to advance women’s economic empowerment in the CHAMP target areas.
Oversee the development and implementation of a gender equity and social inclusion strategy, to effectively empower women within all CHAMP activities
Assist small processors with the design of new processing facilities, development of new fruit and vegetable preservation processes and formulation of new products.
Improved post-harvest handling for high paying markets, including sorting, grading and packaging of fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts;
Assisting women-owned agribusinesses in exploring profitable markets for their products domestically and internationally.
Collate and analyze data related to food quality and safety, formulate control measures to reduce commodity losses and improve food quality and safety.
To ensure that CHAMP gender activities are in line with national policies and priorities.
Design and implement appropriate training courses for small-scale processors and CHAMP female extension officers.
Representation of CHAMP in different working groups and interagency working groups.
Job Location:Afghanistan, Kabul
Bachelor’s Degree in, economics, business, social sciences is required- MSc/MBA/Master’s in related field is strongly preferred.
At least 5 years of experience in developing, planning, and executing activities that integrate gender, particularly in food processing and policies that attract private sector investment preferred. Knowledge of USAID and its operations and other donor-funded programs strongly preferred.