|Date Posted:||Apr 11, 2017|
|Closing Date:||Apr 19, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||5|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableNone|
|Years of Experience:||3 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Open Ended|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
About NEI (Nutrition and Education International):
Our goal is to eradicate malnutrition through Soy production Soy culture development and training Afghan farmers Soymilk distribution Women empowerment NEI works to address malnutrition in Afghanistan, especially among women and children, because malnutrition is synonymous with protein deficiency. The mortality rate in rural Afghan areas is among the highest in the world. NEI identified protein-rich soybeans as a potential remedy in Afghanistan. Since 2003, NEI has been developing a self-sustainable soy industry through soybean production, processing, and soy food culture development. NEI has been collaborating with farmers, private sector partners, and the Afghanistan Ministries of Agriculture, Public Health and Womens Affairs.
To make the capacity of Youth Clubs Members (YCMs) by providing standard training on coop construction, poultry management and marketing.
To implement NEI-Seeds of Hope Poultry production activities in the targeted districts according to the project plan.
To make sustainable poultry production /make the youth clubs development program maintainable.
Provinces to travel:
Excellent communication skill of the local languages. (Pashto and Dari) Demonstrated experience with workshop/ group work facilitation and participatory methods for consensus building;
Should be able to travel within the targeted places.
Ability to work in a team
Duties & Responsibilities:
The Poultry technician will work under the direct supervision of the Seeds of hope Project manager, Sr. Poultry Specialist and overall supervision of the Provincial coordinator to perform the following duties:
The poultry Technician will be based in the field office and will be responsible for ensuring the direction of the poultry program activities, result and achievement. S/he will manage inputs, training on coop construction/poultry management and day-to-day implementation of the poultry activities in the selected districts.
To work closely with the SOH Provincial staff, Youth club leaders and implement poultry activities according to the project plan.
Manage the poultry inputs, especially pullets, feed, drinkers, feeders, kit for coop construction, vaccines, medicines and etc.
Deliver standard trainings to the selected Youth Clubs Members (YCMs) according to the training manual produced by NEI’s Sr. poultry Specialist
Attend meeting with NEI’s staff, provincial DAIL and prepare reports
Keep all the records of poultry activities, input delivery /supply and assured the quality and quantity of inputs according to the ToR and main specifications.
Report the activities on weekly and monthly basis to Seeds of hope project management and poultry unit.
Help Seeds of hope provincial team to implement the planned activities.
Assist provincial coordinator to implement Seeds of hope project successfully.
Conduct any extension activity organizes for youth development in targeted location.
Conduct field demonstration and report it.
Work closely with NEI other components to reach the goals and objectives.
Coordination/ linkages with other provincial partners working in poultry sector.
To create Linkage among YCMs, YCL and Veterinary Field Unit (VFUs) in order to treat the pullets immediately.
To create Linkage among YCMs and YCL and local market in order to find a suitable market for produced eggs.
Report any outbreak of poultry disease to nearest Veterinary Field Units (VFUs) immediately.
PLANNING AND REPORTING:
Responsible for the training and monitoring of overall project activities in focus districts.
Responsible to submit monthly progress to SOH management and Sr. Poultry Specialist.
Submit monthly report on poultry production and diseases
Facilitate the NEI field visit/ mission in the concern districts
Job Location:Afghanistan, Badakhshan, Daikondi, Ghazni, Kandahar, Nangarhar
Bachelor degree in animal husbandry or veterinary science and preferably in poultry production. Strong English and Computer skills
At least three years of practical experience in poultry project /training in Afghanistan with national and international organizations.
Also at least 3 years of experience providing capacity development, youth and value chine development. Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines