Senior Production Specialist (Kabul, Afghanistan) 35 views


Job Description

The Senior Production Specialist will: 

  • Provide the overall Organizational Planning process and design of an efficient production Plan at the Provincial or Regional level to produce export quality products. 

  • Coordinate closely with and support the Horticulture Master Training Specialist both on technical as well as practical trainings in the field.  

  • Review training manuals, extension bulletins, and Farm to Market Guides used in trainings which are given to beneficiaries by the Provincial Sourcing Officers and Training Specialist before implementation in the area. 

  • Assess farmer training and development needs as well as practical field activities of Provincial Sourcing officers and Master trainers in the targeted provinces and provide appropriate orientation, training, supervision, and support as required. 

  • Supervise the field activities of all Sourcing Officers based on the visiting schedule and field activities, field days, and demonstrations (methods and result demonstration) plan of the Provincial Sourcing Officers.  

  • Assist the provincial Master Trainer in developing his/her training Work Plans; designing their schedule for visiting farmers based on a regular visiting pattern, and in training the farmers and the members of the farmers groups following the Crop Calendars and Training Calendar. 

  • Keep the Production Director and Sr. Marketing Specialist updated with current information regarding all major field activities, including all training activities and practical demonstration methods used to improve farmer retention capacity.  

  • Assist field staff in preparing technical reports, weekly and monthly CBARD reports which are disseminated to UNDP and INL and coordinating production activities with the Marketing Team. An example is inviting marketing staff to participate in Quality Improvement Training of Orchard Crops to satisfy export standards.  

Background

Roots of Peace is a humanitarian organization that has worked in war-torn countries around the world with our partners to remove the remnants of war, landmines and unexploded ordinance, and restore the land in order to rebuild peaceful communities for generations to come. For the past twenty years, the Roots of Peace award-winning “Mines to Vines” approach has impacted one million farmers and families, enabling the exports worth over $150 million to international markets. Since beginning our work in Afghanistan in 2003, Roots of Peace has worked with agricultural value chains in every province of the country resulting in 100,000 tons of exports, creating over 9,000 full-time agribusiness jobs that benefited more than 38,000 families from these value chain approaches. From farmers to exporters, Roots of Peace develops entire agricultural value chains by implementing the ROP Development Model which is designed to serve as a catalyst to generate much broader impact industry-wide – improving incomes for smallholder farmers, bringing peace to rural communities, transforming national industries.  

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor University degree in Agriculture or related field (horticulture). M.Sc degree in Agriculture or related field is desired. 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of production strategies to increase both quality and yields of high-value fruit, vegetable, and nut crops.  

  • Understanding of traditional production practices and their impediments to improved farm output. Substantial working knowledge of improved farming practices such high-density cropping patterns for orchard crops, optimal timing and use of fertilizer, pest control measures, including IPM, and irrigation applications based on crop needs.   

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible working experience in the field of production management, Research & Extension methodologies, Training of Trainers (TOT), Farmer Field Schools (FFS), and Farmer training. 

  • Both spoken and written fluency in the English language. 

  • Excellent written and oral communication, leadership and interpersonal skills. Experience developing and conducting formal PowerPoint presentations to donors or other institutions.  

  • Experience conducting informal verbal presentations to local businesses such as traders, food processors, agri-input dealers, and farmer groups.  

Vacancy Number

AFN-1206

No. Of Jobs

1

Nationality

National

Gender

Any

Years of Experience

Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible working experience in the field of production management, Research & Extension methodologies, Training of Trainers (TOT), Farmer Field Schools (FFS), and Farmer training.

Duration

One Year-Extendable

Salary

As per RoP salary scale

Submission Guideline

Roots of Peace organization welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity.  Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably and qualified women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.  

You are kindly requested to send your CV to our office through the following email address:

CBARD-HR@rootsofpeace.org

The subject line of your email must contain the (vacancy number and job title) this is a must; otherwise, your application will not be considered.

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Submission Email
CBARD-HR@rootsofpeace.org

Submission Email

CBARD-HR@rootsofpeace.org



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