Marketing Specialist

  Roots of Peace
  Afghanistan Unspecified 442
Date Posted:Feb 13, 2011
Reference:ROP-CHAMP-M.Spec-39
Closing Date:Feb 17, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Management
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Roots of Peace:

Founded:  

Roots of Peace (ROP) is a humanitarian, not-for-profit organization focused on the removal of land mines and the restoration of agriculture in former conflict zones. ROP implements the Commercial Horticulture and Agricultural Marketing Program (CHAMP), which is a four-year program, funded by USAID in Afghanistan. The Program is implemented in the following Provinces: Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul, Uruzgan, Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar, Nuristan, Ghazni, Logar, Wardak, Bamyan, Paktya, Paktika, and Khost. CHAMP offers farmers the opportunity to establish new orchards and new vineyards and/or to install trellising on existing vineyards. The Program will be quite similar to the World Bank MAIL-HLP orchards establishment program being implemented by ROP in Northern and Central Afghanistan. CHAMP will be responding to farmer demand for the species of trees and grapes to plant. We expect that in the higher altitudes, farmers will demand apples, almonds, apricots, walnuts and some grapes. In the lower altitudes, farmers will demand citrus, apricot, pomegranate and some almonds. We will select farmers for participation based on their agreement to pay a portion of the cost of the saplings, trellising and/or other materials provided by CHAMP.

Job Summary:

Assist the CHAMP Marketing Manager implement a marketing program oriented to apple and apricot farmers.
4. Occasional translation: English/Dari/Pashto.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Develop and implement an extension training program to train farmers on the business management concepts listed above.
2. Train and manage a team of three extension officers who will provide training to farmers on the business concepts listed above.
3. Assist the CHAMP Marketing Manager implement a marketing program oriented to apple and apricot farmers.
4. Occasional translation: English/Dari/Pashto.

Job Requirement:

1. Experience in microcredit management.
2. Experience in training small-scale merchants and/or farmers on credit management.
3. Experience in managing extension officers implementing an extension program.
4. Excellent English skills for public speaking, report writing and translation.
5. Native Pashto, working level Dari language.
6. Willingness to work in urban and rural areas of Wardak and Logar Provinces.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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