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Position Title: Project officer
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Project officer

Afghanaid

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Position Title: Project officer

2021-10-25        Badakhshan, Daikondi, Ghowr, Samangan, Takhar       Full Time        497

Job Location: Badakhshan, Daikondi, Ghowr, Samangan, Takhar
Nationality: National
Category: Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: .
Vacancy Number: VA-2021-34
No. Of Jobs: 15
City: Faizabad, Nili, Firozkoh, Aybak, Taliqan
Organization: Afghanaid
Years of Experience: 2 years
Contract Duration: 4 Months
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Close date: 2021-10-25

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 Descriptions:

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

  • With the assistance of project coordinator, the project 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 livestock owners to implement the project activities and will send monthly progress report against the agreed objectives and outcomes.
  •  Distribution of the wheat seed and animal feed to the targeted beneficiaries.
  • Conduct mobilization meetings with target farmers, and promote sustainability through farmer’s participation and involvement in all Agricultural and livestock activities.
  • Conduct regular visits to farmer’s fields, identify technical problems investigate causes, advise effective solutions to farmers and commercial growers to assure crop quality and low crop damage and ensure increased crop production levels.
  • Provide information or recommendations to farmers or other landowners regarding ways in which they can best use land, promote plant growth, or avoid or correct problems such as erosion.
  • Conduct experiments to develop new or improved varieties of field crops, focusing on characteristics such as yield, quality, disease resistance, nutritional value, or adaptation to specific soils or climates.
  • Develop new or improved methods or products 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.
  • Discussion with the community regarding extension of new methodology and introducing new varieties and techniques in the area.
  • He/she will delivery agro technique and livestock management trainings to project farmers and livestock owners.
  • He/she will carry out the post distribution and post harvesting survey in the field.

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

  • With the assistance of project coordinator, the project 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 livestock owners to implement the project activities and will send monthly progress report against the agreed objectives and outcomes.
  •  Distribution of the wheat seed and animal feed to the targeted beneficiaries.
  • Conduct mobilization meetings with target farmers, and promote sustainability through farmer’s participation and involvement in all Agricultural and livestock activities.
  • Conduct regular visits to farmer’s fields, identify technical problems investigate causes, advise effective solutions to farmers and commercial growers to assure crop quality and low crop damage and ensure increased crop production levels.
  • Provide information or recommendations to farmers or other landowners regarding ways in which they can best use land, promote plant growth, or avoid or correct problems such as erosion.
  • Conduct experiments to develop new or improved varieties of field crops, focusing on characteristics such as yield, quality, disease resistance, nutritional value, or adaptation to specific soils or climates.
  • Develop new or improved methods or products 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.
  • Discussion with the community regarding extension of new methodology and introducing new varieties and techniques in the area.
  • He/she will delivery agro technique and livestock management trainings to project farmers and livestock owners.
  • He/she will carry out the post distribution and post harvesting survey in the field.

Job Requirements:

Education/ Training

Possess at least a BSc degree in agriculture or social science.

Work Experience

At least 2 years of working experience in emergency project.

Professional Skills, Competencies, Values and Attitudes

  • Evidence of a highly developed computer literacy
  • Knowledge of English language will be an added value.
  • Knowledge of Dari and Pashtu language will be an added value.
  • Committed and honest in his/her work
  • Ability to provide technical supervision, motivate and train project livestock owners and farmers.

Submission Guidelines:

Please email a covering letter of application and your CV to vacancies@afghanaid.org.uk  including the job title and your name in the subject line by 25th Oct 2021. Your covering letter should be no more than one 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.

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