Honeybee Management Expert (Badakhshan Herat Nangarhar, Afghanistan) 84 views


Job Description

Objectives of the Activity The objective of STTA intervention focuses on honeybee management practices for association/cooperatives beekeepers’ members to increase the technical knowledge and skill of beekeepers in honeybee management. The main topics which will be focused on honeybee disease and mites’ diagnoses, treatment and control, queen bee rearing technical technic, four-season beekeeping management, pollen collection technics, proper and safe use of medicines to avoid contamination of honey, proper and safe use of medicines to avoid contamination of honey. Tasks (Performance Requirements) The jobs require the implementation and development of comprehensive training materials in the local language (Dari and Pashto) in the form of power points (ppt) on honeybee management practices: Make a comprehensive training materials PPT on honeybee management practices. STTA 1: Will train 256 association/cooperatives beekeepers’ members in Badakhshan, Takhar, Kunduz, Baghlan, Bamyan (Kahmard, Yakwalang, Panjab and Waras) and Maidan Wardak provinces. Totally 30 days. STTA 2: Will train 339 association/cooperative beekeepers’ members in Nuristan, Kunar, Nangarhar, Laghamn, Logar, Paktia, Khost, Herat, Farah and Badghis provinces total 25 days. STTA 3 Female: Will train 69 association/cooperative beekeepers’ members in Takhar and Herat provinces total 11 days.

  • Train the association/cooperatives beekeeper members on hiving and swarming management. Train the association/cooperatives beekeeper members on diagnosing, controlling, and treating protozoon, bacterial, viral diseases, and bee mites. Train the association/cooperatives beekeeper members on honeybee nutrition, including proper usage and application of medicine, and on the proper and safe use of medicines to avoid contamination of honey. Build the capacity of associations/cooperatives beekeeper members in methods for rearing the queen bee practices, the process of collection pollen, plants pollination mechanism development with the community.

Background

The Afghanistan Value Chains – Livestock (AVC-Livestock) is a USAID-funded program expected to run through June 2023. AVC-Livestock utilizes a market systems approach to strengthen and facilitate key transactions at either end of the farmer in targeted value chains – the commercial vendors of the goods and services that farmers need to grow higher volumes of quality products and the processors and traders who purchase farmers’ harvests. AVC-Livestock is a market-driven, private sector-focused program that aims to sustainably strengthen the Dairy, Poultry, Honey, Red meat, Fish, and fiber value chains throughout Afghanistan, resulting in increased incomes, employment, and productivity throughout targeted value chains. Beekeeping has a long history and is an important part of Afghanistan’s agriculture. Beekeeping provides a source of income for rural farm families, increases crop yields through pollination, and provides employment and income-generating opportunities for women and youth. In 2020, the number of beekeeping associations and cooperatives throughout the country totaled around 52, with over 6,520 individual beekeepers with over 250,000 beehives (boxes). The data from MAIL shows that around 3,500 MTs of honey was produced in 2021, with the main producing provinces including but not limited to Badakhshan, Takhar, Kunduz, Baghlan, Nangarhar, Ghazni, Logar, and Herat. Though there has been good progress in this area, Afghan beekeepers still have had limited skills and access to technical training. This has resulted in low-quality production, high mortality/disease rate of bees, and wastage of honey during production/harvesting. This situation has negatively impacted the honey value chain, especially the beekeepers, and there is a potential risk that some beekeepers may stop their operations. To overcome the mentioned challenges, AVCL has designed the following intervention.  

Job Requirements

  • A university degree in DVM, Agriculture, Animal Science, or Animal Health At least 4 years of practical work experience in the field of honeybee management practices Previous experience in conducting assessments and training is a plus Excellent analytical, communication, and report writing skills. Good computer and presentation skills. Fluency in Pashto/Dari and English.

Vacancy Number

DAI/AVCL-2021-042

No. Of Jobs

3

Gender

Any

Years of Experience

4 Years

Duration

Short Term (Minimum 11 and maximum 30 days)

Salary

As per DAI salary scale

Submission Guideline

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter, with the position name ( Veterinary Trainer) in the subject line, by email to avclivestock@dai.com.
To apply for any AVCL vacancies, please make sure you put the title on the subject of your email, or your application will be disregarded by the system. 
Please note that applications received after the closing date and without Subject line will not be given considerations. Only shortlisted candidates whose applications responds to the above criteria will be contacted for test/interview.

At no time is it appropriate or legal for a candidate to offer any DAI staff member commissions, kickbacks, or gifts of any kind. If a DAI employee is found taking commissions, kickbacks, gifts, or engaging in fraud of any kind their employment contract with DAI[Project] will be immediately terminated and their actions will be reported to USAID’s Office of the Inspector General(OIG).

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Submission Email
AVCLivestock@dai.com

Submission Email

AVCLivestock@dai.com



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