Vacancy Number:VA-2021-08
Title: Agriculturist
Duration:9 months
Exp.: 2021-04-17-(1 Week From now)
Jobs no:1


Organization: Afghanaid | About Afghanaid
City: Badakhshan, Takhar
Country: AF


Education: Bachelor’s degree
Work Experience:3 Years

Education/ Training

Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture

Work Experience

At least 2-3 years in Agriculture 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

Duties & Responsibilities

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

  • With the assistance of project coordinator the agriculturist 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 to implement the project activities and will send monthly progress report against the agreed objectives and outcomes.

  •  Distribution of the wheat seed cash vegetable seed home garden kits to the targeted beneficiaries.

  • Conduct mobilization meetings with target farmers 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 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 home garden poultry management trainings to project farmers.

  • He/she will carry out the post distribution beneficiary’s survey and post harvesting survey in the field.

  • He/she will conduct nutrition education and hygiene training to famers in the target communities.

  • He/she will create Beneficiary’s complaint and feedback committee during distribution and he/she will give beneficiaries information regarding the targeting criteria what is being distributed who is involved (e.g. GoA FAO implementing partners etc.) and how they can contact FAO and/or the implementing partner if they have any feedback.

  • He/She will receipt inputs from FAO and should submit confirmation of inputs receipt on the same day the inputs delivered to the distribution point.

  • He/she will follow FAO criteria for all inputs during the beneficiary’s selection.

  • Consultative with stakeholders’ and implement project criteria for selecting poultry home garden and wheat seed beneficiaries.

  • Conflict Resolution of likely disagreements which may emerge because of miscommunication or conflicting interests of interest groups and timely address them. 

  • Document and disseminates decisions to relevant individuals and organizations in timely manner.

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 17 April 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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