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Research Agronomist

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Activation Date: 03 Jun, 2021   Announced Date: 03 Jun, 2021   Expire Date: 09 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Category: Other
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per Company Salary Scale
Vacancy Number:
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul
Organization: DAI/AVC-HVC
Years of Experience: Research experience
Contract Duration: 3 months with possibility of extension based on project need and performance
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Masters/Bachelor
Close date: 09 Jun, 2021

About DAI/AVC-HVC:

The Afghanistan Value Chains-High Value Crops (AVC-HVC) project exemplifies USAID’s new approach to promoting rapid, inclusive, and lasting growth in the agriculture sector. This approach combines Market Systems Development, which seeks to address market failures through interventions that modify market player’s incentives and behavior, with the use of anchor firms (i.e., well-established agribusinesses positioned to drive systemic change) as entry points and partners.  This approach introduces behavior change, drives innovation, and accelerates economic growth in a way that ensures lasting and large-scale transformational market system change.  AVC-HVC promotes transformational change, building economies of scale to attract investments and penetrating new markets while enabling thousands of rural households to participate in and benefit from economic growth.

Organization and Values
DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.

DAI and its employees are committed to confronting racism and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work.  DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner.

DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All of our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks. 
DAI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. DAI does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, veteran status, or other non-merit factor.

Job Description:

The agronomist will work together with an international agricultural advisor in the evaluation of different varieties of high-value crops under integrated crop management systems.

Duties

Articulating the guidance of the international consultant to farmers and other field technicians
Supervising fieldwork, ensuring that crop management practices adhere to the protocols defined by the international consultant
Assisting in experimental design, data collection, and data analysis
Able and willing to travel, to work directly with farmers, and teach by doing

Job Requirements:

Degree in agriculture
Master’s degree with substantial research experience
Attention to detail
Proactive, energetic, and willing to learn.

Submission Guideline:

To apply: Please send your updated CV & Cover letter to the below-mentioned email address and include Research Agronomist in the subject line of your application.
Application without subject line will not be considered.

Submission Email:

[email protected]

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