Intern-Horticulture/Extension

Bachelor's Degree   Multi Location Full Time 544
Date Posted:Jul 18, 2021
Reference:CBARD-93
Closing Date:Jul 31, 2021
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:7
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Agriculture
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:4 month(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Internship
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About MAIL/CBARD:

Founded: 2020  http://www.mail.gov.af

Agriculture is the foundational basis of Afghan society. Approximately 80% of the population is engaged in agriculture directly or in secondary or tertiary activities. While some of Afghanistan’s former agricultural infrastructure have been restored, considerably more, remains to be done. Lack of agriculture technology, infrastructure, and difficulty in accessing markets by farmers still remain as challenges in the sector. This is in spite of the enormous potential of agriculture as the sector that can drive economic growth. These challenges and dependence of rural households on low-value crops on scarce arable land and their vulnerability to increasingly severe droughts and floods due to climate change adversely contribute to viability of opium poppy cultivation as an easily marketable and drought-resistant option. Having said this, it also presents an opportunity as farmers, producers, and processors and traders are demanding increased support from the government, realizing the potential of agriculture as a viable economic option if provided with the requisite technologies and infrastructure. The Community Based Agriculture and Rural Development (CBARD) project funded by the US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) aims at supporting improved household income reducing dependency on illicit cultivation / production in 163 selected communities in Nangarhar, Farah and Badghis provinces. The project objective is to prove the viability of high-value agricultural-based interventions in improving local economies of Nangarhar, Badghis and Farah as a sustainable alternative to illicit crop cultivation. The project has two outputs; (i) local production of, and market for, high-value crops improved; (ii) community-based agro-business infrastructure are built, developed, and/or strengthened; (iii) potential national and international markets for CBARD products. The project will be implemented by MAIL.

Job Summary:

Four of the interns will be working in the Kabul under the Horticulture and Extension department, one of the interns will be in Nangarhar province, one of them will be in Farah province and one of them will be working in the Badghis province under the Horticulture and Extension department.

Duties & Responsibilities:

·      He/she would prepare and present accurate verbal and/or written reports to the line Extension/Horticulture Specialists of CBARD.

·      Participates in the meetings and trainings of project technical staff to facilitate the training with the trainer.

·      Conduct regular meetings with specialists to support and build his/her capacity in terms of project implementation and management.

·      Being active representative of CBARD in all project related activities.

·      Assists project team in all data collection activities in the respective sections, and able to use/manage database.

·      If needed Interact efficiently with communities, producer and CDCs etc in person or via phone.

·      He/she would be responsible of timely reporting of his/her monthly activities.

·      Assist the respective section in daily follow-up of the issues / documentations.

·      Assists in preparation of daily, weekly and monthly activity reports.

In case of need/or when asked, he/she would do any other task assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirement:

Bachelor degree in Agriculture or Agriculture Faculty students. Preference will be given to females’ graduates. 

New / Fresh Graduates

 

 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul, Nangarhar, Badghis, Farah

Submission Guideline:

Candidates who meet the qualifications above can send their CVs.

Please clearly mention the vacancy number in the subject line of your emails.

 

CBARD/MAIL is committed to Provide opportunity to fresh graduates to build their capacity.

 

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. 

 

Submission Email: Candidates will have to submit their documents to both jobs.cbard@gmail.com AND cbard.af@undp.org in copy and in one email. Candidates failing to do so, will be disqualified

 

All Applications should be received in English. 

Submission Email:

  jobs.cbard@gmail.com ,cbard.af@undp.org