National NRM Manager

  Afghanistan Unspecified 353
Date Posted:Sep 6, 2010
Reference:KBL/2010/071
Closing Date:Sep 19, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:General
Nationality:International
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Aga Khan Foundation:

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private international, nonprofit, and non-denominational development agency. It seeks sustainable solutions to long term problems of poverty, with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous, coastal and other resource poor areas across the world. Concentrating its efforts in health, education, rural development and strengthening civil society sectors, AKF’s approach is based on long-term commitment that is maintained through political and social uncertainty. Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan is part of a dynamic network of development agencies currently operating in over 30 countries across Central and South Asia and East and West Africa. AKF,A currently manages and implements the largest, multi-sectoral development programme within the network and has built a strong reputation with the Government of Afghanistan, donors and local partners in a number of technical fields.

Job Summary:

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private international, nonprofit, and non-denominational development agency. It seeks sustainable solutions to long term problems of poverty, with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous, coastal and other resource poor areas across the world. Concentrating its efforts in health, education, rural development and strengthening civil society sectors, AKF’s approach is based on long-term commitment that is maintained through political and social uncertainty.
Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan is part of a dynamic network of development agencies currently operating in over 30 countries across Central and South Asia and East and West Africa. AKF,A currently manages and implements the largest, multi-sectoral development programme within the network and has built a strong reputation with the Government of Afghanistan, donors and local partners in a number of technical fields. At present, it is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of National NRM Manager at National Program Office- Kabul

Job Summary:
To lead implementation of NRM programme, providing direction and technical leadership to further the development of AKF’s NRM programme components.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Support the RD Director in devising a clear strategy and concepts that will guide the future direction of the organization’s engagement in FPTR and horticulture development in Afghanistan.
• Support the organization’s NRM programme team in developing strategic documents (e.g. concept notes, proposals) for programme development.
• Provide technical backstopping support to build capacity among the field team implementing horticulture development activities under various grants
• Facilitate the coordination between, and integration of ICM based horticulture activities.
• Build NRM staff capacity on FPTR concepts and methodology, including Farmer Field School (FFS) and Participatory Technology Development (PTD), as well as guide implementation and impact measurement.
• Develop farmers’ Common Interest Group (CIG) clusters to drive localized ICM based agriculture development.
• Work with ERLU team in the establishment of monitoring and quality assurance mechanisms for Farmer Participatory Training Research (FPTR) activities, including FFS and PTD activities.
• Ensure participation of farming communities, CSOs and government in all stages of programme development and implementation.

Job Location:

Afghanistan

Qualifications:

• Make operational / technical decisions relevant to the scope of this position
• Supervise and manage the performance of its direct supervisee
• At least 5 years of experience in a similar position, preferably in a country with similar environment. Experience working in a conflict / post conflict setting is preferable.
• Familiar with MS Office applications and other softwares relevant to the job. Excellent in oral and written English. Ability to speak Dari / Pastho is an advantage.
• Master’s degree or equivalent in relevant field.
• Proven ability to manage and lead team at a senior position, preferably in a multicultural environment
• Demonstrated ability in being proactive, innovative, thinking strategically, collegial, participative, working both independently and in teams, and delivering in time demanding situations.

Job Keywords:

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