|Date Posted:||Jul 5, 2017|
|Closing Date:||Jul 15, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableNone|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
About NEI (Nutrition and Education International):
Our goal is to eradicate malnutrition through Soy production Soy culture development and training Afghan farmers Soymilk distribution Women empowerment NEI works to address malnutrition in Afghanistan, especially among women and children, because malnutrition is synonymous with protein deficiency. The mortality rate in rural Afghan areas is among the highest in the world. NEI identified protein-rich soybeans as a potential remedy in Afghanistan. Since 2003, NEI has been developing a self-sustainable soy industry through soybean production, processing, and soy food culture development. NEI has been collaborating with farmers, private sector partners, and the Afghanistan Ministries of Agriculture, Public Health and Womens Affairs.
This position will be responsible for soy farmer identification, educating farmers in field of soybean cultivation, production, soy home consumption and soy food culture development at remote area. Monitor soybean farm and assist farmers technically in pest management and other agro technics including postharvest management.
He will be responsible for well coordination with DAIL, Provincial Economic Department, DoWA for finding true beneficiaries and effective implementation of the project.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Educate and assist farmers to produce for home consumption and market their harvest in excess to retail and instructional market.
Develop methods to increase soybean production yields, improve quality as well as assist in preventing and solving problems with soil and soybeans.
Monitor soybeans cultivation by farmers to provide technical assistance in yields improvement during production.
Establish and manage demonstration farms for conducting experiments and seed multiplications.
Plan and carry out breeding studies at experiment station or farms to develop and improve crops respect to characteristic, such as yield, quality adaption, to specific soils or climates, and resistance to diseases to diseases and pests.
Develop method to promote soybean production for human nutrition and also animals feed.
Assist local entrepreneurs to develop soy processing sector and markets for soybean.
Develop methods for control of noxious weeds, crop diseases, and insect pets.
Serve as a liaison and manage relationship between NEI and relevant government agencies at provincial and district level, and other nonprofit & for- profit organizations.
Represent and promote the mission, values and efforts of NEI in any setting, including personal communication, news media appearance
Having 5 years’ experience in the same filed.
Bachelor Degree Agriculture/ agronomy
Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint; Outlook).
Having knowledge of English completely.