|Date Posted:||May 20, 2017|
|Closing Date:||Jun 2, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Functional Area:||M & E|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyNone|
|Years of Experience:||3 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Contract Type:||Short Term|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
About ( Ministry of Agriculture) AAIP Project:
Building on the Agriculture Master Plan, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoA), in collaboration with its development partners, has defined a number of appropriate priorities for agricultural investments and policies under the National Agricultural Development Framework (NADF). In order to increase farmers' incomes and improve the food security situation, the GoA is giving foremost attention to strengthening of the agricultural production base. In this respect the government has asked the World Bank for assistance in strengthening agricultural input supply systems. Specifically, the GoA has requested the World Bank for assistance in the implementation of the Afghanistan Agriculture Inputs Project (AAIP) that will consist of the following four components: (i) Improve seed production and certification; (ii) Establish infrastructure and policies regarding quality control and safe use of fertilizers and agrochemicals; (iii) Improve input delivery systems; and (iv) Establish efficient project management, implementation and coordination mechanisms. The development objective of AAIP project is strengthened institutional capacity for safety and reliability of agricultural inputs and sustainable production of certified wheat seed. The implementation phase of the project is expected to start around mid 2013. Under its Seed Component, the project assists the Agricultural Research Institute of Afghanistan (ARIA) with their mandates of variety selection, maintenance breeding and production of Breeder’s Seed, the Improved Seed Enterprise (ISE) with their mandate to produce Foundation and Registered Seed, and the Afghan National Seed Organization (ANSOR) and its member Private Seed Enterprises (PSEs) with their mandate to produce and market Certified Seed. (NB Seed Certification is supported by another project, funded by the EU) Moreover the project will support the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) with the overall coordination of the seed sector. Support provided by the project consists of hardware (equipment, constructions, etc.) and software (capacity building, organization, legislation, technical support, etc.). In order to coordinate the activities and provide the support mentioned, the project‘s Management Unit (PMU), apart from administrative and other technical units, contains a seed team consisting of a National Seed Program Coordinator and two National Seed Officers. It also provides short and long term national and international consultants and staff to the implementing partner organizations.
The M & E Officer will be responsible for the Implementation of M&E activities of AAIP.
The successful applicant will be responsible for the management of the AAIP M&E databases, compilation of monthly, quarterly or semi – annual reporting, analysis of raw data and oversight of data quality checking in the respective Directorates. S/he is also responsible for the implementation of the project M&E plan and design of related monitoring tools
Duties & Responsibilities:
Ensure capturing data for assessing physical progress;
Collection of all M&E data in time for AAIP;
Enhance and maintain the data entry in the database as required by project;
Assist to review the results of all surveys conducted by the consultants;
Assist in analyzing survey data and produce reports for AAIP PMU;
Collect, in cooperation with the other team members, the basic data required for the estimation of the financial feasibility of the proposed interventions, and analyze the financial feasibility of the proposed interventions;
Assist in developing standard forms and templates to collect and evaluate project related data;
Verification of the submitted reports from the line directorates ;
Conduct various case studies on a needs basis of AAIP PMU;
Assist the M&E specialist to analyze data (both qualitative and quantitative);
Assist to coordinate all research/survey activities;
Implement quality control during fieldwork related to M&E activities;
Support field recruitment and train field staffs;
Assist in the compilation of different monthly and quarterly and annual reports for AAIP PMU;
Collect all feedbacks and incorporate the necessary, relevant and required comments into report;
Assist in documentation of best practices and lessons learnt in project implementation;
Conduct regular field visits and provide full feedback to M&E Section on the M&E and reporting;
Perform any other official task assigned by the M&E Specialist/ Project Director.
Report to the M&E Manager of AAIP-PMU in the Ministry of MAIL.
A bachelor degree in social science, Economics or any other relevant field; preference will be given to master degree holder
2 to 3 years of relevant experience in the field of M&E;
Proficiency in basic computer programs (including word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications).
Able to use statistical software e.g. SPSS and STATA etc
Proficiency in English, Pashto and Dari: writing and speaking;