Young Professional Consultant (Environmental Safeguard)

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1991
Date Posted:Apr 11, 2017
Reference:ID/MAIL 2525
Closing Date:Apr 24, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Engineering
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:1 Year
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About SNaPP2-MAIL:


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:

The YPC will work with Irrigation Directorate to help CLAP & SNaPP2 Irrigation Projects in the area of safe guard and environmental safeguard

Duties & Responsibilities:

Identify primary and secondary stakeholders at local level and give priority to seeking the views of the most disadvantaged and marginalized groups with communities e.g. women, especially female-headed households;

Assist the Safeguard Specialist to conduct consultation meetings with representatives from each stakeholder group to disseminate information about the project; seek their opinions on proposed activities; and involve them in design, implementation and monitoring of proposed activities including identification of specific prevention/mitigation measures to adverse social and environmental impacts of proposed activities if any;

Prepare list of the affected people in the targeted watercourse through broad consultation with the community, to provide a detailed tree list and/or site map which records each individual tree to be cut;

In close collaboration with Irrigation directorate regional team, facilitate women’s participation in the consultation process for their view and selection of washing and laundry basin locations along the watercourse;

In close coordination with the site supervisor provide monitor of Health Safety and Environment (HSE) plan with technical support of the Safeguard Specialist

challenges as they arise and ensure timely reporting to the safeguard Specialist;

To ensure checklists and guidelines are implemented at sub-project level

Job Requirement:

1. University degree from a recognized university in the field of environmental science, social science or other related field;
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;
4. Proven capacity to organize training activities in the field and to coordinate with implementing partners.
5. Skilled in basic GIS is an asset;

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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