|Date Posted:||May 10, 2011|
|Closing Date:||May 14, 2011|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableUSD|
|Years of Experience:||Fresh|
|Contract Duration:||Open Ended|
|Contract Type:||Short Term|
Identify, promote, and coordinate the partnership of investment by business entrepreneurs in seven farm service centers which are established in the targeted Afghanistan provinces. Identify and pursue beneficial linkages to the farm store development. Assist in developing and implementing all activities related to the farm store development, aimed at long term self-sustaining viability. Assist with coordination and development of FSC value-added activities, such as extension training, addressing FSC issues which are collected from customers, new business development, output marketing, and marketing and advertising. Establish linkages between agricultural input suppliers and the farm stores. Coordinate with other Regional Programs Managers to develop an effective approach to meeting project objectives. Provide data as needed by the AFSA project management for collection and reporting
Provinces to travel:
Duties & Responsibilities:
â€¢ In consultation with the Senior Programs Manager, prepare a work plan for proceeding with FSC development.
â€¢ Assist with the development, and the FSCs involvement, in the FSC Association of Afghanistan.
â€¢ Assist in identifying Afghan business entrepreneurs interested in investing in the Afghan agricultural distribution sector.
â€¢ Participate in the development of a business plan for each FSC to which the manager is assigned, including modification when necessary.
â€¢ Assist with market studies as required.
â€¢ Prepare monthly and quarterly reports to Senior Program Manager. Attend meetings with Senior Regional Manager and AFSA project management, as required.
â€¢ Communicate with local government Ministries, AVA clinics, PRTs, local USAID representatives, NGOs, GOs, etc., as necessary. In essence, become intimately involved in the promotion and visibility of the FSC and its products and services. Report such communication to the AFSA project office.
â€¢ Supervise and monitor service delivery provided by FSCs to the farmers/customers.
â€¢ 5+ years experience in Agricultural related activities.
â€¢ Agricultural Graduates are preferred.
â€¢ 2+ years experience related to agriculture and business development
â€¢ Strong understanding of Afghan agriculture and input supply
â€¢ Strong command of English language
â€¢ USAID experience preferred