Local Agent

  FLAG International
  Afghanistan Unspecified 450
Date Posted:Aug 23, 2010
Reference:53
Closing Date:Sep 28, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:3
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Agriculture
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About FLAG International:

 

FLAG International Afghanistan (FIA) is an AISA registered non-governmental organization based in Kabul. FIA provides entrepreneurs, businesses and community groups with business planning, financial instruction and career training opportunities in order to maximize their economic, social and entrepreneurial potential. FIA is also a facilitating partner under the National Solidarity Program, which provides capacity building, infrastructure improvements and technical expertise to communities throughout Afghanistan. In addition, FIA is engaged in agricultural extension training in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, Information and Livestock, engaging with farming communities on new agricultural methods, tools and techniques.

Job Summary:

Local Agent

Duties & Responsibilities:

• • Provide assistance in conducting agricultural needs assessments amongst rural farming communities, agricultural groups and cooperatives.
• Provide assistance to senior program management in disseminating program information amongst program beneficiaries.
• Provide assistance to senior program management in coordinating meetings, seminars and workshops as directed.
• Provide assistance to senior program management, in order to achieve project goals in a timely and efficient manner.
• Other related responsibilities as assigned by senior program management.

Job Requirement:

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• Degree in Agriculture (Horticulture Degrees preferred). Business and finance degree holders are also encouraged to apply, as long as they have an agricultural degree.
• Native Dari speaker, with the ability to translate English to Dari and vice versa in both written and oral versions at a professional level. Pashtun is asset, but almost all work will be done in Dari speaking areas and/or with Dari documents, so that speaking and writing Dari at a high level of proficiency is necessary for this work.
• English: Speaking, reading and writing with a high degree of fluency is needed for the written reporting requirements of this position, as well as communicating with the international donor organizations.
• Experience working with agricultural organizations, such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) and/ or international donor organizations.
• Business and/or Financial Analysis is an asset, since the program should be working with loan and credit repayment programs for farm cooperatives and/or Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Micro-Financial loans with ties to agricultural cooperatives and/or farmers associations.
• Experience working with agricultural cooperatives and foreign donors is an asset.

Minimum Skill Sets Desired

• Strong Communication skills are required, both on an individual ( person-person) basis and on a group level basis.
• Past teaching experience will be preferred.
• Translation skills in preparing reports and documents in English and Dari.
• Diplomatic communication and negotiation skills are an asset.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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