Re- Announced Targeting Ultra Poor Coordinator
Job Categories: Agriculture
Minimum Education Level: Master/Bachelor
Position: M&E Officer
Organization: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL).
Duty station: Kabul
Support to National Priority Program2 (SNaPP2) is a development project of MAIL funded IFAD with the goal to improve food security and economic status of poor rural households in three provinces; Balkh, Herat, and Nangarhar. The Sector Focus of CLAP and SNaPP projects (Poverty Reduction, Food Security, Income Opportunity, M&E). The project will reach at least 57,000 households consisting of 427,500 people in these provinces. Community Livestock and Agriculture Project (CLAP). The overall goal of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction in rural Afghanistan. The long term goal of the project is to contribute to reducing poverty in rural Afghanistan and its short term goal to improve the food security of 169,500 rural households in selected districts in the provinces of Kabul, Parwan, and Logar by increasing agriculture and livestock productivity. While the SNaPP projects have two specific objectives:
(i) institutional development and capacity building of community organizations, public extension services, and relevant private sector entities in the provinces; and
(ii) sustained increased incomes of small farmers and herders fostered by improvements in productivity and output, infrastructure, and market linkages. These objectives will be addressed through supporting institutions and services, fostering increased productivity and production, and where feasible, upgrading profitable agriculture/livestock value chains.
Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager/ Program Director and in close collaboration with the SNaPP2 Technical Team. The overall responsibility of the position is to look and provide coordination, execute and manage the TUP project and as well as have a strong coordination with FMFB-A for Agriculture Credit.
- At least 5 years of experience working in community development activities where a focus on
income generation project;
- Experience and knowledge implementing TUP in Afghanistan is an advantage;
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
- Build coordination between TUP project and the project stakeholders
- Prepare Annual Work Plan & Budget for TUP project at the head quarter and field level
- Provide on time support in monitoring and supervision of the household survey and make necessary arrangement for poverty ranking in discussion with relevant project officer and provincial staff.
- Developing the scope of services and operating procedures including monitoring tools of the TUP project in collaboration project manager and other SNaPP2 and CLAP technical team at head quarter level
- Participation in the identification of village for TUP project
- Selection of the most eligible beneficiaries as per the preset criteria
- Identify relevant training for TUP beneficiary and TUP relevant staff
- Preparation of training materials and information booklets on TUP,
- Work with the M&E Unit to identify key indicators for the monitoring the progress of the project with consultation of project manager;
- Make regular field visits to provide technical support and advice SNaPP2 provincial staff;
- Effectively communicate TUP project expectations to team members and stakeholders
- Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables
- Prepare information for the MIS Unit and reports as required by project manager;
- Participation in identification of TUP households through PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal) and wealth ranking methodology under close supervision of MAIL/SNaPP-2.
- Conduct a base line survey with field staff before start of the project and share its outcome with MAIL/SNaPP-2. This is a critical step to measure the impact of TUP project.
- Work closely with relevant counterparts (PAIL, MoPH, Education, Ministry of Women Affairs and CDCs);
- Track and monitor program performance indicators and ensuring the realization of benefits and delivering of results
- Conduct frequent field monitoring visits to project targeted areas to track and evaluate the TUP project activities against project set indicators.
- Coordinate the Microfinance program with FMFB-A
- Participate in the meeting with FMFB-A when required
- Close coordination with SNaPP2 provincial staff and PAIL staff
- Other duties and tasks as assigned by Project manager.
- The interested candidates should submit their resume alone with a cover letter.
- Please note that application received after the closing date will not be considered.
- Only short-listed candidates whose application responds to the above criteria will be contacted for written test.
Submission email: firstname.lastname@example.org