Field agent (Field Officer)

Vacancy Number:CRS/Herat/19/078
Title: Field agent (Field Officer)
Duration:6 months and potential to extend
Exp.: 2019-07-27-(2 Weeks From now)
Jobs no:2
Salary:based on the CRS salary scale


Organization: CRS | About CRS
City: Herat
Country: AF


Education:High school degree or equivalent
Work Experience:Minimum three (3) of experience working on a Years

• High school degree or equivalent

• Minimum three (3) years of experience working on agriculture projects for a national or international organization

• Basic math skills

• Computer literate: Word and Excel

• Proven skills in facilitating community trainings community mobilization conducting needs assessments data collection and writing activity reports of project activities. 

• Willingness to be based in Herat and and spend 80% of his or her time in the field in Adraskan District

• Ability to work independently; and within a team of national and international staff.

• Excellent communication skills and good judgment with regards to problem solving.

• Strong sensitivity and respect for local cultures

• Professional manner in dealing with community members and co-workers.

• Strong listening skills combined with excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

• Possess good communication and organizational skills.

• Show initiative and flexibility to manage competing priorities

• Basic English speaking reading and writing skills

• Excellent Dari speaking reading and writing skills

Key contact:

Internal: Team Leader Senior Project Officers MEAL Officers Project Officers Field Officers WASH Engineer Heads of Office

External: Project Participants Community Leaders and other Community Members

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission values and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

• Trusting Relationships

• Professional Growth

• Partnership

• Accountability

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill effort duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Protection Policy:

I understand the Agency’s commitment to protect the rights and dignity of children and vulnerable adults and to safeguard them from abuse and exploitation as defined in CRS’ Protection Policy. 


Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Team Leader (TL) in Adraskan the Agriculture FO will assist in the implementation of day-to-day project activities.  The FO will develop relationships with the community and build trust to improve project implementation.  The FO will also be responsible for utilizing participatory facilitation methods to train community members on selected agricultural techniques.  Drawing on lessons from the Social Behavior Change (SBC) theory CRS encourages communities to adopt behaviors that will improve agricultural productivity and resilience to ecological shocks.  The FO will conduct trainings on agricultural techniques in target communities and report on field activities to the Team Leader and Project Officer.  The FO will be expected to work closely with external and internal stakeholders including local government departments communities POs TLs CRS Technical Advisors (TAs) CRS Administrative support and CRS Program Managers (PMs).

Specific Duties:

- Work closely with village Shuras and community leaders to organize trainings and project activities

- Introduce selected agricultural techniques to groups through trainings and assist to select farms for demonstration plots

- Conduct monitoring visits to target villages a minimum of 4 times per week

- Record relevant information from monitoring activities (including information from field visits pre- and post-test results from trainings and any informal feedback from target communities)

- Participate in staff trainings on new technical skills

- Assist in the distribution of seed vouchers and food as part of an emergency and early recovery response

- Work closely with the TL PO and Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) staff to collect information for weekly and monthly reports schedule field visits and develop quarterly work plans.

MEAL Support

- Support monitoring of project activities through data collection and other MEAL activities as needed.

- Participate in project learning and reflection events

Teamwork and Relationships

- Develop and maintain positive relationships with the project team and other CRS colleagues

- Develop and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders including project participants and other community members government agencies other NGOs and service providers

Submission Guideline

Application comprises a one-page cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the post and your CV copies of diplomas/degrees copy national ID card certificates of work experience.
Interested candidates can submit their application by email or by dropping a hard copy of the documents at one of the locations below.
Email Applications should be sent only to: [email protected]  and for any more clarification please contact to mobile number: 0797247879
Please include the Vacancy Number in the subject line (CRS/Herat/19/078). Email with any other subject will not be considered.
Hard Copy Applications should be in a sealed envelope marked “Confidential” with the position number clearly written on envelope.  They can be delivered to any of the locations listed below:
 CRS Herat: Near Rafa Hotel Abbakhsh Badmorghan Jada-e-Mokhaberat District No. 3.  
 CRS Kabul: House # 124 Radio Kilid Street Kolola Pushta District # 4
 CRS Ghor: South of main road Gharb-e-Familiha House No. 212 Chaghcharan Town.
 CRS Bamyan: Bamyan Center Sar Aseyab Village behind the Airport/ next to Resalat mosque.
Applications sent to any other address will be rejected
Please note that applications received after the closing date (i.e. 27-July-2019) will be not given consideration. Only short-listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted for test and interview.
CRS talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
In line with CRS policy on gender equity qualified women whose qualifications meet
The requirements of above mentioned position are particularly welcome to apply.

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