Afghanistan

Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

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Responsibilities are divided into two main categories: Directly responsible and Indirectly responsible. Direct responsibility include activities where the CRSA specialist is directly responsible for delivering. Indirect responsibility includes activities where a partner level staff is responsible for delivering, but the CRSA specialist is responsible for ensuring implementation by providing technical support and/or monitoring implementation.

Output 1: National and international policy makers and sub-national government have improved knowledge of eco-DRR and CRSA.

· Build awareness among national and global policy makers and practitioners through participation in meetings, workshops and other fora at the national global levels (Directly responsible)

· Develop factsheets, articles, policy briefs, presentations and films based on data, analysis, lessons learned, and best practice (Directly responsible)

· Film screening/presentations to raise awareness of Eco-DRR and CRSA among provincial government staff (Directly responsible)

· Training workshops and exposure visits for district ANDMA, DAIL and NEPA staff to build capacity in Eco-DRR and CRSA service delivery (Indirectly responsible)

· Provincial and district government staff accompany ARC staff for activity implementation as 'on the job training (Indirectly responsible)

Output 2: Communities repair/maintain watershed management and disaster mitigation interventions implemented under CBED I, and replicate selected eco-DRR interventions.

· Awareness raising of eco-DRR among non-nucleus communities using existing IEC materials (Indirectly responsible)

· Exposure visits for non-nucleus communities to nucleus communities to see Eco-DRR interventions (Indirectly responsible)

· Technical training for interested CBDMCs on soil and water conservation measures (Indirectly responsible)

· Social and technical survey and assessments of the watershed sites (Indirectly responsible)

· Develop watershed master plan for non-nucleus communities (Indirectly responsible)

· Non-nucleus communities mobilise own labour and resources to implement selected Eco-DRR interventions, as per their watershed master plans (Indirectly responsible)

· Technical support to non-nucleus communities in implementation of Eco-DRR interventions (Indirectly responsible)

· Completion of plantation and vegetation in nucleus communities (Indirectly responsible)

· CBDMC/WMC monitoring of watershed and disaster mitigation interventions (structures and plants) after floods and in summer (Indirectly responsible)

· Analysis and lesson-learning with CBDMCs/WMCs if/when watershed and/or disaster mitigation structures are damaged (Indirectly responsible)

· CBDMCs/WMCs trained to manage the repairs/replacements with technical and financial support from ARC (Indirectly responsible)

Output 3: School children gain knowledge and skills in disaster response, eco-DRR and climate resilient sustainable agriculture.

· First aid training and distribution of first aid kits to schools (Indirectly responsible)

· DRR and Eco-DRR education messages for schools (distribution of education posters and ToT for teachers) (Directly responsible)

· Provision of water supply in schools without an existing water supply (Indirectly responsible)

· Establishment of schools gardens/plantations to teach school children about climate resilient sustainable agriculture and biodiversity (Indirectly responsible)

Output 4: Men and women gain improved skills, resources, access to irrigation, and access to services for climate resilient sustainable agriculture and livestock.

· Assessment and selection of sites for irrigation infrastructure (Indirectly responsible)

· Construction of small-scale irrigation infrastructure (Indirectly responsible)

· Improvement of irrigation efficiency (Directly responsible)

· Training for men and women farmers in efficient irrigation/water use methods and technologies (Directly responsible)

· Assessment to select main climate resilient crops (Directly responsible)

· Community dialogue sessions to promote community acceptance of women's participation in economic life (Indirectly responsible)

· Participatory appraisals to identify political and technical challenges relating to agriculture based livelihoods (Directly responsible)

· Development of manuals and training materials (Directly responsible)

· Training of trainers for project team (Directly responsible)

· Identifying local knowledge, local alternative practices, and local innovation (Directly responsible)

· Support men and women to form producer groups (Indirectly responsible)

· Training for women's producer groups in women’s rights, empowerment and leadership (Indirectly responsible)

· Distribution of agricultural/livestock inputs to men and women (Indirectly responsible)

· Training for men and women in climate resilient sustainable agriculture and livestock production, followed by continuous support (Indirectly responsible)

· Capacity building for agricultural extension service providers (DAIL and private sector)

· Agricultural extension service providers and ARC jointly deliver agriculture trainings in target communities (Directly responsible)

· Establishment of community grain and fodder banks (Indirectly responsible)

· Construction of improved storage infrastructure (Indirectly responsible)

How to apply

Please email a covering letter of application and your CV to jobs@afghanaid.org.uk including the job title and your name in the subject line by 3**0th June 2021**. Your covering letter should be no more than 4 standard A4 pages in length and explain how you meet capacity required for the key responsibilities and why you feel you would be a suitable candidate for this role. Your CV should be no more than 4 pages and include 3 professional references including your current employer. The precision and style with which you present yourself in your covering letter and CV will be given significant weight in short listing candidates.