Agriculture Officer

Bachelor's Degree   Multi Location Full Time 715
Date Posted:Jun 28, 2022
Reference:VA-2022-64
Closing Date:Jul 5, 2022
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:8
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Agriculture
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:9 month(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension: Maybe
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Afghanaid:

 

Afghanaid is a British-registered international NGO, which has worked in Afghanistan for over 30 years. We assist community-driven processes that address the rights and fundamental needs of people in some of the most remote areas of Afghanistan, providing basic services, supporting development of rural livelihoods and responding to humanitarian emergencies. We are headquartered in Kabul, and operate 20 provincial and district offices across Badakhshan (north-eastern region), Samangan (northern region) and Ghor (western region), as well as a Marketing and Fundraising office in London. We employ around 160 personnel, 97% of whom are Afghans.

Job Summary:

The Role Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Agriculturist will implement the project at the community level. She/he will closely work with field staff and project beneficiaries in Ghor province. Impart regular visits to farmer’s and livestock owners in the field, provide technical agriculture and livestock management training to project farmers, and livestock owners, distribution agriculture and livestock inputs to strengthen the livestock based livelihoods of food insecure farming families affected by recent drought. She/he will also provide support to the Project Coordinator in compiling monthly and quarterly Progress Reports. 


Duties & Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities

 

Under the direct technical supervision of project coordinator, you will be accomplishing the following key responsibilities:

·        With the assistance of project coordinator, the agriculturist will develop daily and monthly work plan.

·        He/she will conduct regularly visits to district programme site at 90 % time to field to observe and assess the performance of target beneficiaries’ and provide to them information and technical advice as required.

·        He/she will closely work with relevant project field staff and target farmers and livestock owners to implement the project activities and will send monthly progress report against the agreed objectives and outcomes.

·         Distribution of the wheat seed and animal feed to the targeted beneficiaries.

·        Conduct mobilization meetings with target farmers, and promote sustainability through farmer’s participation and involvement in all Agricultural activities.

·        Conduct regular visits to farmer’s fields, identify technical problems investigate causes, advise effective solutions to farmers and commercial growers to assure crop quality and low crop damage and ensure increased crop production levels.

·        Provide information or recommendations to farmers or other landowners regarding ways in which they can best use land, promote plant growth, or avoid or correct problems such as erosion.

·        Conduct experiments to develop new or improved varieties of field crops, focusing on characteristics such as yield, quality, disease resistance, nutritional value, or adaptation to specific soils or climates.

·        Develop new or improved methods or products for controlling or eliminating weeds, crop diseases, or insect pests and identify or classify species of insects such as locust.

·        Document and share case studies, success stories and field visit reports as and when required.

·        Discussion with the community regarding extension of new methodology and introducing new varieties and techniques in the area.

·        He/she will delivery agro technique and livestock management trainings to project farmers and livestock owners.

·        He/she will carry out the post distribution and post harvesting survey in the field.


Job Requirement:

Key Skills and Competencies

 

·        Possess at least a BSc degree in agriculture.

·        At least 3 years of working experience.

·        Evidence of a highly developed computer literacy

·        Knowledge of English language will be an added value.

·        Knowledge of Dari and Pashtu language will be an added value.

·        Committed and honest in his/her work

·     Ability to provide technical supervision, motivate and train project livestock owners and farmers.


Job Location:

Afghanistan, Samangan, Ghor
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