Agriculture officer

Bachelor's Degree   Samangan, Afghanistan Full Time 1202
Date Posted:May 3, 2017
Reference:VA-2017-11
Closing Date:May 7, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Agriculture
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:

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:

Under the supervision and guidance of the Deputy Director of Compliance, the purpose of this position is to maintain certain level of control environment at head office and at provincial level. In addition, the post holder will be responsible to assists line manager in managing compliance issues, implement internal auditor recommendation, visit provincial district office to build provincial key staff capacity. The position holder will also focus on tax management in line with Afghan tax law, work with provincial staff to bring improvements in system and processes as well as implement corrective actions plans.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Duties & 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 quarterly and monthly work plan and budget plans, including monthly monitoring plan.

He/she will conduct monthly 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 to implement the project activities and will send monthly progress report against the agreed objectives and outcomes.

Conduct need assessment survey in both provinces.

Procure and distribution of the poultry inputs, improved wheat seeds ,Alfalfa seeds

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

Seek technical advice from the Project Manager in Agriculture related project activities and impart the knowledge and information to the target beneficiaries through training and demonstration on improved agriculture production.

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.

Develop methods of conserving or managing soil that can be applied by farmers.

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 poultry, orchard management and agro technique training to project farmers.

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

He /she will establish orchards in the target area.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Samangan

Qualifications:


Possess at least a BSc degree in agriculture.

At least 3 years of working experience.

Evidence of a highly developed computer literacy

Candidate must have good communication skills and should speak and write in English language.

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

Reporting writing skills

Committed and honest in his/her work

Ability to provide technical supervision, motivate and train project beneficiaries and farmers.

Job Keywords:

Agriculture officer
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