Irrigated Agriculture Specialist/Irrigated Engineer (DTL)

  AACS Consulting
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 550
Date Posted:Sep 12, 2019
Reference:AACS-VA-064
Closing Date:Sep 20, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Agriculture,Engineering
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:15 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About AACS Consulting:

Founded:  

AACS Consulting is a leading professional services and management consulting firm founded in early 2009 and headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan. A diverse team of national and international experts with combined experience of several decades, enables AACS Consulting to provide customized and quality professional services. These services are offered in areas Research and Survey, Monitoring and Evaluation, Business Development, Audit and Tax Advisory, and Inspection and Certifications.


For nearly a decade, AACS Consulting has helped a wide range of government, United Nations, international development, and business institutions maximize on opportunities and overcome business challenges in various areas and industries.


Job Summary:

AACS Consulting is looking for an experienced Irrigated Agriculture Specialist/ Irrigated Engineer. The incumbent is expected to have a post-graduate degree in agriculture, horticulture or another relevant subject. S/he will preferably have 15 years of experience in irrigated agriculture, preferably within a south-central Asian context, and with transition from traditional flood irrigation to micro-irrigation, laser levelling and bed forming technologies, agricultural extension, and farm business management. Based in Kandahar, the specialist will be responsible for:


Skills Required:

EngineeringAgriculture and Irrigatio Expert

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

The deliverables of the editorial services sought include the following:

1. Team Leadership

Å   Support the CPMO in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting obligations under the grant;

Å   Provide a point of contact between the AISC team, government CPMO and Kandahar PIU project management structures to coordinate activities of individual specialists;

Å   Assist in the preparation of annual work plans and associated budgets for consideration by the government and ADB;

Å   Assist the CPMO and PIU in the identification, design, preparation, and implementation of project activities;

Å   Manage the inputs of specialist consultants engaged through the AISC contract and guide their activities to ensure inputs are timely and achieve their intended purpose; and

Å   Other tasks agreed with the project management.

2. Irrigated Agriculture

Å    Review and strengthen agricultural extension and programming capacity of DAIL;

Å    Assess the on-farm agricultural technologies and practices, and identify improved technology and practices to be introduced;

Å   Lead the CPMO and Department of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (DAIL) PIU in the selection of demonstration sites and partner farmers based on the prioritized crops, and the site visibility and access by other farmers;

Å    Assist the CPMO to prepare Agreements governing the purpose, roles and responsibilities of the CPMO/PIU and the demonstration partner farmers, and partner agricultural mechanization contractors;

Å   Lead the CPMO and DAIL PIU in the design of demonstrations in participation with the partner farmers, including technologies for land preparation (e.g. laser levelling, bed forming), high-efficiency irrigation application, soil moisture monitoring and irrigation scheduling systems, seed and variety selections, nurseries, integrated pest management and integrated crop nutrition, good agricultural practices, protected cropping, trellising;

Å    Prepare a schedule of development for each demonstration, and supervise its implementation;

Å   Prepare and supervise the implementation of an extension program to promote climate-smart and water efficient agricultural technologies and practices using the demonstration farms;

Å    Lead in the selection of a small number of established agricultural contractors (i.e. who hire out services to farmers using their own tractors), and organize their training and equipping with laser levelling, bed forming implements and other climate-smart improved agricultural mechanization technologies;

Å    Prepare and supervise the implementation of a program to demonstrate the improved land preparation and leveling technologies using the partner agricultural contractors;

Å   Prepare demonstration design plans and procurement lists, and assist the CPMO in procurement of materials, works and equipment for demonstrations;

Å   Advise the CPMO and PIU in the selection of on-farm technologies, practices and systems eligible for investment support under the sub-project matching grant scheme;

Å    Foster the development of agro-input suppliers and linkages of farm advisory services to farmers;


Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

Å   Must have Minimum of Master’s degree in agriculture, horticulture or another relevant subject.

Å   Preferably have 15 years of irrigated agriculture, preferably within a south-central Asian context, and with transition from traditional flood irrigation to micro-irrigation, laser leveling and bed forming technologies, agricultural extension, and farm business management.


Job Keywords:

Irrigated Agriculture Specialist/Irrigated Engineer (DTL)
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