Technical Specialist

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1603
Date Posted:May 4, 2017
Closing Date:Jun 3, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Technical
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66


The PROMOTE program is USAID’s largest ever investment in women’s empowerment. The Women’s Leadership Development (WLD) project is a PROMOTE component that provides capacity building, coaching, and mentoring to two groups of Afghan women: 1) The Primary Target Group includes women between the ages of 18–30 who possess at least a high school diploma, though many will also have undertaken some college, university, or technical vocational and educational training (TVET) study or possess a university degree. 2) The Secondary Target Group includes Afghan women between the ages of 15-24 who have completed primary school and perhaps some secondary schooling or TVET but who have not graduated from high school. WLD will provide opportunities for the Primary Target Group to develop advanced management and leadership skills that will enable entry and advancement into decision-making positions in mainstream social, political, and economic sectors at national or sub-national levels in Afghanistan. The Secondary Target Group will be provided with opportunities to acquire a high level of life and work skills through continued education and activities designed to promote social and economic development. Participants in each group come from diverse sectors of society and possess the aptitude, aspiration, and ambition to serve as leaders in their communities and country. Over a five-year period, more than 25,000 women will participate in WLD. As they assume leadership and decision-making positions, they are expected to enact new policies that will provide services and opportunities to benefit many more girls and women throughout the country.

Job Summary:

Tetra Tech, headquartered in Burlington, Vermont, is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified administrative and technical candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded project focusing on value chain development in Afghanistan.
The goal of the Value Chains Forward activity is to strengthen the private sector’s capacity to effectively link Afghan producers to domestic and international markets, and to grow the agriculture sector through interventions at all levels of high value crop (HVC) and livestock value chains-- a process which will naturally be led by the private sector.
The qualified candidate will support delivery of market-driven extension training, business development services, financing and marketing assistance for livestock and high value crop (HVC) value chains.

Duties & Responsibilities:

*Horticulture production, post-harvest handling, and marketing
*poultry, livestock, and small ruminant production, processing, and marketing
*Staple crop production, storage, and marketing
*Gender & Youth
*Monitoring & Evaluation

Job Requirement:

*A degree in a related field of expertise preferred, or at least 7 years of technically relevant experience;
*A minimum of 5 years of work experience in the field/position of interest;
*Prior experience working on agriculture/agribusiness and livestock development projects funded by USAID or by other major donors;
*Private sector business experience (management, production, etc.) highly desirable;
*Professional, relevant experience in Afghanistan or the region required; and
*Fluency in English and Pashto is required. Dari skills preferred.
Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. No phone calls will be accepted.

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Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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