Pomegranates Extension Agent

Vacancy Number:KVID20160722-28424
Title: Pomegranates Extension Agent
Category:Agriculture
Duration:1 year (with possibility of extension)
Exp.:2016-07-22-(2 Yearss Ago)
Jobs no:1
Salary:0
Gender:Male/Female

Location

Organization:CARD-F |About CARD-F
City:Kandahar
Country:AF

Qualification

Education:Bachelor Degree
Work Experience:2 Years
Qualification:

Education



University degree in agriculture, especially horticulture major or any other related degree.

Specialization in pomegranates production disciplines is desirable.



Experience:



·         At least 2 years experience in  Agriculture/horticulture sector.



·         Knowledge of local context is mandatory thus candidates from Kandahar Province are highly encouraged to apply.



Skills:



·         Basic computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint



·         Have a good knowledge of communities and villages in Kandahar Province;



·         Possess good interpersonal skills and communication abilities;



·         Well organized, with the ability to properly record and store data;



·         familiar with major cultivation and management practices of pomegranates



·         familiar with major  pomegranates diseases and its management approaches;



·         Committed and punctual, both in the office and in field activities;



·         Team player, with the ability to work with limited direct supervision;



·         Have a basic understanding of the English language.



·         Have good knowledge of communities and villages in Kandahar Province.



 



Note: Only applicants who meet these requirements will be considered.


Duties & Responsibilities

The Extension Agent will work under the direct supervision of Pomegranates Production Officer and overall supervision of the Project Manager to perform the following duties and responsibilities:



 



Assist the Project Officers in beneficiary selection process and conducting beneficiary surveys;

Provide extension services to project beneficiaries on regular basis;

Adopt and demonstrate the best management practices in the management of pomegranates orchards

This will be done after the Extension Agent is trained by the project officers;

Conduct various technical field trainings for the pomegranates farmers at district level and provide them technical advises on regular basis;

Prepare and implement seasonal calendar of pomegranates cultivation/ orhchard management  activities for the targeted beneficiaries;

Collect required data from pomegranates farmers on regular basis, enter the data into the excel spreadsheet and report to the project officers;

Must be prepared to work and frequently travel to the project sites;



Undertake any other task assigned by Grapes Production Officer and Project Manager.


Submission Guideline

Please read the submission steps in order to have a successful application.

By Electronic submission:

Ideally, you should apply electronically by sending your CV and a one-page cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the position to email address given below.

 

Please Specify only VA number (CARD-F/KDR/41/16)  in the subject line of your Email

 

DO NOT attach any other documents and certificates only Application Form, Your CV and Cover letter

By Hard Copy

Alternatively, you may submit a hard copy of your CV and a one-page covering letter in an envelope marked “Confidential”.  Please note clearly on the envelope the VA number and position for which you are applying for.  The envelope should be addressed to:

Masoodullah Ghyasi

Acting HR Manager

CARD-F Office, Evergreen Building, Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock, Kart-e-Sakhi Square, Jamal Meena, Kabul, Afghanistan.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Candidates from Kandahar province will be given preference:
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Email:[email protected]
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