Young Professional Consultant

  SNaPP2-MAIL
Bachelor's Degree   Multi Location Full Time 3991
Date Posted:May 23, 2017
Reference:M&E2171;
Closing Date:Jun 5, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:6
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Agriculture
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About SNaPP2-MAIL:

Founded:  

Support to National Priority Program2 (SNaPP2) is a development project of MAIL funded IFAD with the goal to improve food security and economic status of poor rural households in three provinces; Balkh, Herat and Nangarhar. The project will reach at least 57,000 households consisting of 427,500 people in these provinces. The project has two specific objectives: (i) institutional development and capacity building of community organizations, public extension services and relevant private sector entities in the provinces; and (ii) sustained increased incomes of small farmers and herders fostered by improvements in productivity and output, infrastructure and market linkages. These objectives will be addressed through supporting institutions and services, fostering increased productivity and production, and where feasible, upgrading profitable agriculture/livestock value chains. General Directorate of extension is the main stakeholders of the program and will lead the implementation of tow sub components 1. Extension services and 2. Small-holder Institutional development and Capacity Building. G.D of extension will establish program management unit under overall supervision of G.D general director who will be responsible for the implementation of the relate activities in three provinces. Extension sub components will strengthen the extension directorate by: (i) establishing a women’s extension department in Kabul and a cadre of 12 female extension workers specializing in agriculture and livestock, in line with the Taksheel, across the six pilot districts; (ii) strengthening the male extension worker cadre at district level in agriculture and livestock; (iii) targeting young graduates from local agricultural faculties to be recruited as extension assistants, under the Taksheel, funded by the project in years 1-3 and by MAIL thereafter; and, (iv) adapting the curriculum, in collaboration with relevant MAIL directorates, using updated techniques. Small-holder Institutional development and Capacity Building will strengthen the female CDCs through an orientation and training program guaranteeing female CDCs’ direct control over financial resources, over some elements of project implementation and over female beneficiary selection.

Job Summary:

Under overall direction of M&E unit head and direct supervision Senior officer The YPCs will work with M&E team to assist in the area of Monitoring and Evaluation of both projects CLAP & SNaPP2 to ensure smooth implementation.

Duties & Responsibilities:


Assist in the monitoring of the field activities based on project M&E strategy through monitoring and evaluation tools.

Conduct monitoring visits to the field and collect data from beneficiaries, groups and conduct meeting with CDC and villagers and note down their views, suggestion and recommendation to be shared with HQ.

Prepare weekly/monthly schedule of monitoring related activities. Provide M&E verbal and written reports on a weekly basis to the management team.

Enter all collected data to the system on monthly bases.

Provide timely inputs for new initiatives and improvements on M&E issues to the management team.

Assist and facilitate all monitoring mission coming from HQ.

Attend all project critical events such as beneficiaries’ selection, inputs distribution, DEMO and so on.

Record all missions’ recommendations and persuade their implementation.

Conduct interviews with CDC members and record best practices, innovation and failure of the project.

Actively collaborate with MIS Officer and provide inputs to develop databases on project activities and assist to updating regularly the database according to the project requirements actively participate to project implementation & coordination meetings.

Provide inputs to project reports and publications upon request of the management team.

Assist to maintaining a clear and transparent filing system.

Job Requirement:

Fresh graduates attained BSc in Agriculture and master degree holder of the same field would be preferred.
Skills:

1. Good knowledge of computer packages, including MS Power Point, MS Word and Ms Excel is required;
2. Full working knowledge (in written and orally) Strong knowledge of national languages (Dari and Pashto) knowledge of English language is an advantage;
3. Good communication skill and creative thinking personality;

Experience:


Fresh graduate

Reporting Mechanisms:


Report to line M&E Unit Head

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Balkh, Herat, Kabul, Nangarhar, Logar, Parwan
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