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Livelihood and Agriculture Officers

Activation Date: 30 Mar, 2021   Announced Date: 30 Mar, 2021   Expire Date: 10 Apr, 2021

Job Location: Badakhshan, Samangan
Nationality: National
Category: Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: .
Vacancy Number: VA-2021-14
No. Of Jobs: 4
City: Argo, Kishem, Aybak, Hazrat Sultan
Organization: Afghanaid
Years of Experience: 2 – 3 years
Contract Duration: 36 month
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Bachelor’s degree
Close date: 10 Apr, 2021

About Afghanaid:

Afghanaid is a British international NGO (www.afghanaid.org.uk) that has been working in Afghanistan since 1983. Headquartered in Kabul, Afghanaid implements projects directly in 8 provinces and through partners in a further number of provinces and maintains a marketing and fundraising office in London. Afghanaid works in some of the most remote areas of the country and through a range of programme interventions supports development of basic services, such as water and sanitation, access roads, education facilities and other community infrastructure; strengthens livelihoods through improved natural resource management, agricultural and small enterprise development, and improved access to markets; and provides humanitarian assistance in times of emergencies. Gender mainstreaming, local governance and community development are integrated into all of Afghanaid’s work. The results achieved have earned Afghanaid the respect and recognition of stakeholders as an effective and collaborative charity.

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of project coordinator, you will be accomplishing the following key responsibilities:

  • With the assistance of project coordinator, the agriculture and livelihood officer will develop daily and monthly work plan.
  • He/she will conduct regularly visits to district programme site at 90 % time to field to observe and assess the performance of target beneficiaries’ and provide to them information and technical advice as required.
  • He/she will closely work with relevant project field staff and target farmers and beneficiaries to implement the project activities and will send monthly progress report against the agreed objectives and outcomes.
  •  Distribution of the agriculture and livelihood inputs to the targeted beneficiaries.
  • Conduct mobilization meetings with target farmers and other beneficiaries, and promote sustainability through farmer’s participation and involvement in all Agricultural activities.
  • Conduct regular visits to farmer’s fields, identify technical problems investigate causes, advise effective solutions to farmers and crop producers groups  to assure crop quality and low crop damage and ensure increased crop production levels.
  • Provide information or recommendations to farmers, producers or other landowners regarding ways in which they can best use land, promote plant growth, or avoid or correct problems such as erosion.
  • Conduct eco DRR and NRM training to WMCs and CBDMCs.
  • Conduct CCA training to target beneficiaries in the target communities.    
  • Implement soil and water conservation measures at watersheds level based on prepared watershed master plan.
  • Encourage non- nucleus communities to implement water and soil conservation activities in their own land and own labour and resources.
  • Conduct regular visit for implementing activities in the communities, recognize  community people for it is maintenance    and giving it is damages report to the office    
  • Conduct survey and assessment with DAIL to identify  the drought  resistance crops with value cost 
  • Develop new or improved methods or products and irrigation with efficiency for controlling or eliminating weeds, crop diseases, or insect pests and identify or classify species of insects such as locust.
  • Document and share case studies, success stories and field visit reports as and when required.
  • He/she will delivery all type agro technique trainings to project farmers.
  • He/she will carry out the post distribution, beneficiary’s survey and post harvesting survey in the field.
  • Consultative with stakeholders’ and implement project criteria for selecting of beneficiaries.
  • Other task if he/ she singe by his line manager.
  • Under the direct supervision of project coordinator, you will be accomplishing the following key responsibilities:
  • With the assistance of project coordinator, the agriculture and livelihood officer will develop daily and monthly work plan.
  • He/she will conduct regularly visits to district programme site at 90 % time to field to observe and assess the performance of target beneficiaries’ and provide to them information and technical advice as required.
  • He/she will closely work with relevant project field staff and target farmers and beneficiaries to implement the project activities and will send monthly progress report against the agreed objectives and outcomes.
  •  Distribution of the agriculture and livelihood inputs to the targeted beneficiaries.
  • Conduct mobilization meetings with target farmers and other beneficiaries, and promote sustainability through farmer’s participation and involvement in all Agricultural activities.
  • Conduct regular visits to farmer’s fields, identify technical problems investigate causes, advise effective solutions to farmers and crop producers groups  to assure crop quality and low crop damage and ensure increased crop production levels.
  • Provide information or recommendations to farmers, producers or other landowners regarding ways in which they can best use land, promote plant growth, or avoid or correct problems such as erosion.
  • Conduct eco DRR and NRM training to WMCs and CBDMCs.
  • Conduct CCA training to target beneficiaries in the target communities.    
  • Implement soil and water conservation measures at watersheds level based on prepared watershed master plan.
  • Encourage non- nucleus communities to implement water and soil conservation activities in their own land and own labour and resources.
  • Conduct regular visit for implementing activities in the communities, recognize  community people for it is maintenance    and giving it is damages report to the office    
  • Conduct survey and assessment with DAIL to identify  the drought  resistance crops with value cost 
  • Develop new or improved methods or products and irrigation with efficiency for controlling or eliminating weeds, crop diseases, or insect pests and identify or classify species of insects such as locust.
  • Document and share case studies, success stories and field visit reports as and when required.
  • He/she will delivery all type agro technique trainings to project farmers.
  • He/she will carry out the post distribution, beneficiary’s survey and post harvesting survey in the field.
  • Consultative with stakeholders’ and implement project criteria for selecting of beneficiaries.
  • Other task if he/ she singe by his line manager.

Job Requirements:

Education/ Training

Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture

Work Experience

At least 2-3 years in Agriculture, livelihood and community development field.

Professional Skills, Competencies, Values and Attitudes

  • Proficiency in computer software MS Office etc.
  • Reporting writing skills
  • Ability to deal with difficult, often challenging work situations.
  • Behavioural role model for peers and fellow team members.
  • Competent to work with significant levels of autonomy and able to meet tight deadlines.
  • Sensitivity to gender issues.
  • Fluent in Dari, Pashto and good English (written and oral).
  • Personal integrity, sense of humour, intuitive and self-motivation
  • Knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses, active listener

Submission Guideline:

Please email a covering letter of application and your CV to [email protected] including the job title and your name in the subject line by 10 April, 2021. Your covering letter should be no more than 2 standard A4 pages in length and explain how you meet the position requirements and why you feel you would be a suitable candidate for this role. Your CV should be no more than 4 pages and include 3 professional references including your current employer. The precision and style with which you present yourself in your covering letter and CV will be given significant weight in short listing candidates.

Submission Email:

[email protected]

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