Degree in Agriculture, Economics or Social sector or relevant subject
At least 5 in Natural Resource Management (N Years
Degree/Diploma in Agriculture, Economics or Social sector. Excellent spoken and written English. Excellent training and facilitating skills. Experience of management of development projects with bi- or multilateral donors. At least five years of experience conducting or participating in Natural Resource Management Programs in mountainous areas. Experience in conducting or participating in community mobilization activities in the field or water management, irrigation or Natural Resource Management. A commitment to result based management. Strong project management skills and knowledge and experience of the Sustainable Livelihood Approach. Experience of using Outcome Mapping is an advantage. Ability to live under difficult conditions in a remote rural area (Rustaq district, Takhar province) Facility to mobilize and train local staff and partners, such as producer cooperatives and Watershed associations. Economic, or social background and/or experience in related fields.
Duties & Responsibilities
Ensures the implementation of the strategic plan and project activities in line with the Sustainable Livelihood and Outcome Mapping principles and approaches.
Closely work and supervise the process of the project implementation including but not limited: Natural resource management soil conservation, (contour lines, hedgerows, etc.) pasture improvement and reforestation, small scale irrigation and water use (micro-irrigation).
Develop new and innovative income generating activities for both men and women in rural areas with a focus on winter occupations that will facilitate the community income generation and food security.
Supervise the Capacity and institution building activities with all project boundary partners: Cooperatives, Watershed Associations, Women groups and micro-enterprises..
Work with the Coordinator to deliver the project according to contract.
Undertake desk-based research, visits and follow up of various research and pilot programmes in order to improve specific programme delivery.
With the Coordinator, identify and assess partner organizations capable to intervene and introduce innovative approaches in selected areas of interventions.
Implement and improve on-going agricultural and natural resource management activities.
Initiate, promote and support local producer organizations capable to take over progressively the project activities.
Develop and implement new and innovative solution to contribute to the main problems identified during previous project phases: poor agricultural yields, both in crops and livestock, scarce water resources, missing energy sources (firewood), and absence of off farm incomes.
Continuously interact and strengthen local partners, such as farmer groups, producer cooperatives and Natural Resource Management Committees.
Monitor and report on above mentioned activities using the project livelihood framework and outcome mapping methodology. Adjust project implementation according to lessons learnt.
Contribute to staff training and promotion.
Take frequent field visits for project implementation monitoring purposes.
Regular formal monitoring of the success of the project in achieving its expected outcomes, taking appropriate action as necessary.
Prepare project narrative, statistical and financial reports for in a timely fashion.
Work in close collaboration with M&E Officer for designing M&E tools and support in their application/implementation in the project.
Participate in drawing up project budgets in compliance with current standards.
Draw up the monthly estimates for the project expenditure.
Check and validate the funding requests from the members of his team according to available resources.
Monitor the project budget with the delegations/bases Finance and Administration manager.
Replace Project Coordinator during his absence.
Undertake any other duties assigned to by the Programme Coordinator, Tdh’s Technical Consultant in Lausanne / Switzerland or the Country Representative in Kabul.