Agriculture and Food Security Officer (AFS Officer)

Job Description

Programme for Improved Nutrition in Sindh (PINS)


Job Title:                     Agriculture and Food Security Officer (AFS Officer)

Working Station:        District Jamshoro/Dadu

Reporting line:           Project Manager


Position Requirements

1. Mandatory (Qualification and Experience)

  1. M.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture with major in agronomy or horticulture.
  2. Minimum 2 years relevant experience in the field of handling similar projects and programmes.   


2. Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plan and implement activities for training of staff and VO level entrepreneurs related to agriculture, livestock and fisheries.
  2. Regular on job capacity building of community nutrition officers (CNOs) for implementation of AFS related activities
  3. Take lead for implementation of farmer field school related activities with focus on improving capacity of communities for household and community level kitchen gardening.
  4. Ensure that poor families receive training and inputs to practice kitchen gardening as per approved process.
  5. Work with agriculture department for agriculture extension services and training of small farmers on improved crop production and crop diversification technologies.
  6. Ensure that small farmers receive agriculture inputs as per criteria described in approved project document
  7. Engage livestock department for delivery of livestock extension service in target areas.
  8. Work closely with fisheries department for training of fish farmers and implementation of community fish ponds.
  9. Work with government departments for introduction of improved varieties of vegetables, crops, livestock and poultry.
  10. Close coordination with concerned Accelerated Action Plan Department of   Government (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries) to link them with LSOs for implementation of their activities.
  11. Maintain data of all activities implemented in districts under AFS component and provide support to Project Manager for preparation of progress reports.
  12. Any other tasks assigned by Project Manager.


3. Knowledge, skills & behavior

  1. Willingness to travel frequently.
  2. Strong communication skills
  3. Experience working within complex matrix based organizational structures