Agronomist

Fulltime
Afghanistan
Posted 3 months ago

Job Announcement

DACAAR invites applications from suitable candidates for the following position:

Job Title: Agronomist
Vacancy Number: PB-016/2017 
Nationality: Afghan 
Department: Programme / Operation Sub Department 
Duty station: North-RO/Balkh Sholgara FO with traveling to other provinces and districts
Required number: One (1)
Gender: Male / Female
Contract: Project Based till end of December 2017 (Extendable)    
Salary: PB-B1, USD (693) including food allowance & Government Tax
Opening Date: 02/07/2017
Closing Date: 26/07/2017
Organization Background
DACAAR is a non governmental, humanitarian organization that supports sustainable development in Afghanistan through promoting the ability of local communities to decide upon and manage their own development process. The organisation employs around 600 staff of whom 05 are expatriates. Core thematic areas are: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Natural Resource Management; Small Scale Enterprise Development; Women’s Empowerment.
Position Description:
·         Professional and practical knowledge of Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs), principles and techniques sufficient to assist in the recommendations of planning and implementing agriculture activities specially Training of Trainers and Farmers Field Schools.

·         Practical knowledge of soil health, crop cultivation, harvest and post harvest techniques.

·         Knowledge of pests and diseases, crop health, safe use of pesticides and fungicides and fertilizers.

·         Practical Knowledge of Farmers Participatory Trainings and Research.

Responsibilities:
·          Organize and facilitate farmer field school sessions.

·         Technical inputs in planning, organising and implementing operational plans of agriculture with concerned communities, line agencies and stakeholders.

·         Hands-on training of farmers on agricultural/horticultural crops cultivation and management specifically saffron cultivation, orchard establishment, vegetable cultivation, and greenhouse management.

·         Facilitate and participate in designing of good agriculture practices, curricula, training manuals and extension methodologies and modalities.

·         Develop sustainable and do-no-harm methodologies and techniques for assisting farmers with planning and execution of crops, directed at improving rural livelihood.

·         Develop, monitor and analyze on-farm research and development of recommendations that can be adopted by the farmers.

·         Identify and promote locally available, low-cost technologies and environmental-friendly farming technologies among farmers.

·         Promote hands-on agriculture waste management techniques among farmers through farmer field schools.

·         Facilitate the process of organizing farmer’s tool kits and its distribution in farmer’s graduation ceremonies.

·         Ensure quality assurance of activities and inputs.

·         Compile reports, document/record Information, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic (in soft, hard and audio visual) form.

·         Any other tasks given by the Supervisor.

Education/ Qualification and Employment Benefits                                                

Education: Bachelor Degree in Agriculture especially horticulture
Experience: At least 3 Years of Experience in related field especially FFS Saffron , kitchen gardening,  integrated farming, cultivation, greenhouse management and orchard establishment and management
Other qualifications’ an advantage: IT Proficiency, Good Interpersonal Skills, Good Organizational Skills
Languages: Dari/ Pashto and English.
Employment benefits:
·         Good training opportunities to enhance employees’ skills

·         Eid bonus on both Eids (after the completion of three months service)

·         36 days of paid annual leave per year

·         10 days of paid sick leave per year

·         30 days of paid Hajj leave (after the completion of one year service)

·         90 days of paid maternity leave for female employees(after the completion of three months service)

·         5 days of paid paternity leave for male employees(after the completion of three months service)

·         15 days of public holidays per year

Procedure for submission of applications:                                                                                      

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a DACAAR Job Application Form along with introduction letter and CV online to jobs@dacaar.org or a Hard copy to HR Department in DACAAR main office Kabul.
Important Note:
·   Applications without DACAAR Job Application Form will not be considered.

·    DACAAR job application form can be obtained from; DACAAR website www.dacaar.org/, acbar website www.acbar.org/; jobs.af website www.jobs.af / and DACAAR Main Office kabul.

·   Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted and called for the written test/ interview.

·   The salary would be paid in AFN according to the actual exchange rate.

DACAAR is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the society. While all applicants will be strictly assessed on their individual merit, qualified women, people with disabilities and members of minority communities are especially encouraged to apply.
Kabul Office Address:
DACAAR, Main Office, Paikob-e-Naswar, Wazirabad, Kabul, AfghanistanPostal address: Central P.O. Box 208, Kabul, Afghanistan
Phone: (+93) 0202230752/ (+93) 0202230753
E-mail: jobs@dacaar.org
Web site: www.dacaar.org

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