Natural Resource Management Advisor

  Afghanistan Unspecified 261
Date Posted:Jan 18, 2010
Closing Date:Jan 29, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Agriculture
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

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Job Summary:

The Role: The Natural Resource Management Advisor is responsible for working as national counterpart to NRM advisor (expat) in providing technical guidance to the program staff both at Project Management Unit (PMU) and districts and develop their capacity to ensure effective delivery of actions envisaged in project design which are summarized in logical framework. (S) he will assist to design, develop and disseminate manual, guide lines and technical notes required for standardizing AAD initiatives. In addition, s(he) will assist team leader in planning, implementation and management of the Upper Catchments Rehabilitation and Management activities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities

1. Technical Backstopping
Identify appropriate forest and rangeland management techniques; prepare simple learning and extension materials targeting project staff, government staff and community members.

2. Research
Contribute conducting sub-catchment level natural resource situational analysis and dissemination to stakeholders. Carry out documentation of best practices.

3. Capacity building

Appraise training needs of AAD staffs, government staffs and user associations’ executives and accordingly organize appropriate training.

Specific duties:
1. Contribute conducting natural resource situational analysis of the four targeted sub-catchments.
2. Contribute developing technical guidelines, manuals, handbooks, information materials relevant to project implementation and building capacity of project staff, government staff and community beneficiaries.
3. Assess training needs of project staff, government staff and beneficiaries; develop appropriate training curriculum, training material and support training implementation.
4. Provide technical backstopping to the project staff in watershed management particularly in the areas of planning and implementing community based natural resource management initiatives, development of management and operational plans.
5. Assist in preparing annual work plans including cash flow.
6. Assist to develop and institute simple yet robust monitoring plan
7. Document and disseminate case studies, best practices
8. Take active role in organizing dissemination workshops, seminars

Job Requirement:

Competencies and Skills:

Essentials: Bachelor degree (preferably master degree) in Forestry, Rangeland, NRM or Agriculture with at least five years of proven work experience in relevant field. Must have working knowledge of English and Dari and be comfortable handling MS office packages such as word, excel, power point.
Desirable: Working knowledge of GIS and GPS, prior work experience in Badakhshan or similar environment.

The post also demands committeemen to Afghanaid’s mission of poverty alleviation in a suitable and equitable manner, positive attitude to work, team player, personal integrity, and self motivation as well as knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses.

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