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Senior Soil Scientist (NIM Service Contract)

Job Category:
Poverty Reduction
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Biosaline-II Project of UNDP
Posted On:
28 June, 2010
Last Date to apply:
11 July, 2010
Experience in years
2 to 4

Eight years of experience in the field of soil salinity and management of salt affected soils/brackish water. Well versed with farming community problems regarding soil salinity and possess capacity to tackle them.



Bio Saline II (October 2006 – September 2010) aims at developing community driven sustainable farming systems for the rehabilitation of waterlogged and salt affected lands to improve livelihoods in three districts of Punjab namely Hafizabad, Jhang and Sargodha.

The Senior Soil Scientist will work under the overall supervision of Project Director and Project Manager and will be directly reporting to the District Manager and will get guidance from the NRM Specialist.  


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provide support to the NRM Specialist in developing community based participatory NRM packages for the rehabilitation of waterlogged and saline lands
  • In consultation with other sector specialists, develop an Action Plan to implement NRM packages at communities lands
  • Provide technical inputs in analyzing the extend of waterlogging and salinity in the target areas and guide the project staff in implementing appropriate interventions
  • Support the NRM Specialist in developing a training plan for farmers to apply NRM interventions on theirs affected lands
  • Support NRM specialist in developing reporting and monitoring tools (e.g. monthly, quarterly, six monthly and annual reports) for NRM packages.
  • Develop linkages of the rural communities with the Line agencies and research institutions.
  • Consult with the district forest, wildlife agriculture offices to collect information on the natural resource base of the area, and use the information while planning for the activities proposed under the project.
  • Any other task assigned by the Project Management


“Equally Qualified women will be given preference”.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMaster DegreeMasters DegreeM.Sc (Hons.) Soil Science with specialization in Soil Salinity Management will be an added advantage.