The mandate of FAO The mandate of FAO in Afghanistan is to support agricultural and environmental rehabilitation and assist the country to become a food secure and self-reliant nation in accordance with the principles of the National Development Framework of the Afghan Government. the development agenda belongs to the people of Afghanistan the private sector is the principal instrument of economic growth decision making is participatory and community-based investment in human capital is essential donor-funded activities must sit within the sector framework The objective of the Organization is to improve livelihoods for all sections of the rural community based upon economically viable activities â€“ food production, off-farm employment and trade - social cohesion and sustainable use of natural resources. FAO works with three counterpart ministries â€“ the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, the Ministry of Energy and Water and the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. The FAO Representation is based in Kabul with regional offices in Herat, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Mazar-i-Sharif and Faizabad and subregional offices in Bamyan, Farah, Ghazni and Kunduz.
The National Consultant – GIS Specialist is responsible for preparing GIS maps showing command area delineation, Catchment area delineation in the watersheds, mine risk area, map showing hydrological/meteorological stations, soil erosion maps etc. He/she provides the information through the GIS maps to help strengthen Decision support System (DSS) which would provide guidance to Project Manager/CTA ...
Reporting Lines / Supervision Received/Exercised:
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative /Country Director, direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) and National Project Manager (NPM), in close collaboration with the Gender Focal point in FAO, counterpart authorities and other national and international staff, the candidate will be responsible for project activities related to soci...