|Date Posted:||Jul 2, 2017|
|Closing Date:||Jul 7, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableNone|
|Years of Experience:||3 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
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.
Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Agriculture Officer will implement the project at the community level. She/he will closely work with field staff and project beneficiaries in both Samangan and Logar provinces. Impart regular visits to farmer’s field, provide technical agriculture training to project farmers, distribution agriculture inputs to increase their land production and improve food security. She/he will also provide support to the Project Coordinator in compiling monthly and quarterly Progress Reports.
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.
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.