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Agriculture Production Specialist (APS)

Job Category:
Sustainable Livilihood
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
ADPB- UNDP
City/Location:
Quetta
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
13 June, 2005
Last Date to apply:
25 June, 2005
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

The Agricultural Production Specialist should be a renowned scientist. He/She will closely work with local communities, line departments and NGOs and will spend some 50% of the time in the field. Special requirements of the position are as follows:

Have at least 10-12 years practical experience in agricultural production and marketing in arid areas.

At least 5 years of experience with any international agency or project of national significance.

Description:
 

Duties and responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the National Project Director and direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator, the Agriculture Production Specialist will:

Work with the local communities and identify areas of interventions for agriculture productivity in the programme villages/valleys.

Introduce high yielding varieties of crops, fruits and vegetables suitable for different program villages and valleys.

Develop high quality “seed villages” for multiplication/promotion of quality seeds in the programme areas by establishing seed multiplication plots on scientific lines.

Plan appropriate interventions to attain sustainable livelihoods, specifically related to horticulture production and post-harvest management including marketing.

Support and train, men/women in the community and counterpart staff of the GoB in improved agriculture production & value added processing of Agriculture produce.

Pay special attention to the management and utilisation of water supplies, in close coordination with the water sector specialist, to ensure that supplies of potable water remain available for communities and that effective agricultural production is achieved without a negative impact on the community or the environment.

Train local communities in proper storage of agriculture produce to minimize post harvest losses.

Carry out any other relevant task as may be assigned by the Programme Coordinator or the National Project Director.


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMScMasters DegreeBe a suitably qualified agricultural scientist (PhD or MSc)