Agricultural Marketing Specialist

  FLAG International
  Afghanistan Unspecified 468
Date Posted:Sep 22, 2010
Closing Date:Sep 29, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:General
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About FLAG International:


FLAG International Afghanistan (FIA) is an AISA registered non-governmental organization based in Kabul. FIA provides entrepreneurs, businesses and community groups with business planning, financial instruction and career training opportunities in order to maximize their economic, social and entrepreneurial potential. FIA is also a facilitating partner under the National Solidarity Program, which provides capacity building, infrastructure improvements and technical expertise to communities throughout Afghanistan. In addition, FIA is engaged in agricultural extension training in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, Information and Livestock, engaging with farming communities on new agricultural methods, tools and techniques.

Job Summary:

Agricultural Marketing Specialist

Duties & Responsibilities:

The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Recommends procedures and methods of operation in the process of marketing packed fruit and vegetables. Be able to teach/transfer to others his/her skills.
Provides technical guidance and direction for junior specialists; along with cooperative leaders, coordinates and directs the execution of approved policies to ensure a uniform and integrated order formulation program throughout the three provinces
Collects, or advises lower level specialist on the collection of, statistical and economic data necessary to make recommendations to hold hearings

Job Requirement:

Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes packing and marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems
Excellent communication skills: Talking to others to convey information effectively. Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Business practices and agricultural economics involved in the merchandising of inspected commodities in Parwan, Kabul, Kapisa and other domestic and foreign markets.
Marketing systems and operations in relation to agricultural commodities applied to fruits and vegetables, farmer’s market programs or electronic marketing systems.
Promotional marketing methods and techniques as related to the development and expansion of new or existing markets for agricultural commodities.
Agronomy and horticulture as applied to the production, processing, and distribution of fruits and vegetables.
Ability to review and analyze statistical data on commodity prices and other market factors in order to project trends and determine market prospects.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and private officials and the general public in order to promote agricultural commodities.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, in order to summarize research and make promotional presentations.
Displays high standards of ethical conduct. Exhibits honesty and integrity. Refrains from theft-related, dishonest or unethical behavior.
Works and communicates with internal and external clients and customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous, and cooperative manner. Committed to quality service.
Displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently. Works with minimal supervision. Demonstrates responsible behavior and attention to detail.
Responds appropriately to supervision. Makes an effort to follow policy and cooperate with supervisors.
Aligns behavior with the needs, priorities and goals of the organization.
Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity. Fosters commitment and team spirit.
Share information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information. Listens to others and responds appropriately.

Education, experience, and special requirements
Four years of post-high school education with an emphasis in marketing, economics, business administration, statistics agronomy, horticulture, or a closely related area and five years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience in farm management, agricultural commodity brokerage, or in promotions or marketing cooperatives agricultural commodities or products; Master degree will be a plus.
Compensation: U$1,500 - $1,900 based on experience and skills.

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