Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) has initiated the On-Farm Water Management (OFWM) Project, approved and co-funded by the ARTF. The overall development objective (PDO) of the OFWM-Project is to assist farmers to adopt improved farm practices that increase agriculture production and productivity by enhancing efficiency of water used.
The OFWM Project will have three components:
A. Component A: Establishment of 5 OFWM project areas in Herat, Bamyan, Jalalabad, Mazar-i-Sharif, and Kabul comprising of total of approximately 50,000 ha. This component contains three sub-components:
(i) Establishment and/or strengthening of Irrigation Associations in order to enable them to assume their role in operation and maintenance (O & M).
(ii) Improvement of the physical irrigation infrastructure to reduce system water losses and facilitate equitable water distribution.
(iii) Dissemination of improved water saving techniques including (a) more efficient irrigation methods, (b) more efficient water distribution systems, (c) agronomic water saving measures
B. Component B: Strengthening MAIL’s Capacity in OFWM at the national, provincial and district levels in the project areas.
C. Component C: Project management, implementation and coordination.
The project is expected to start by January 2011 for a 3-year period and will be preceded by a 9 month preparation period starting 1 June 2010, which will have the following outputs: (a) Selection of Project Areas and project sites for project implementation during the first year, including reconnaissance surveys of two of the five sites and development of an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF), (b) Formulation of a detailed Activity Plan for the first year in the selected project sites; and (c) Plan of logistical and organizational activities required to prepare the provincial Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (DAIL) offices for execution of Project activities in collaboration with Area Teams.
For the implementation of the project MAIL is seeking dedicated project staff at national and provincial levels.
Key Responsibilities of Transport Assistant:
This support will include but not limited to:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Three years experience and at least one year of related experience.
Education: 12 grade graduate.
Good oral and written communication skills in Pashto, Dari and English.
Basic understanding of Ms. Office
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview
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