Senior WRI Capacity Building and Training Specialist

Master's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1129
Date Posted:Aug 18, 2022
Closing Date:Aug 31, 2022
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Agriculture,Social Science ,Programme,Project Management
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:5 - 7 Years
Contract Duration:6 month(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Service Contract
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:


Organizational Setting

FAO Afghanistan is investing, across all 34 provinces, in resilience reinforcing actions that focus on protecting agriculture livelihoods and local ecosystems, boosting local production of nutritious foods and cash-incomes, and safeguarding critical agriculture sectoral development gains achieved over the past couple of decades through revitalizing rural markets and economy. In 2022-2023, FAO will, under the life-saving assistance Outcome (1) of the UN Transitional Engagement Framework (TEF), focus on the following four priority actions: (i) Safeguarding Wheat Seed Security, (ii) Enhancing Local Production of Nutritious Food, (iii) Livestock Protection and Dairy Sector Support, and (iv) Restoring Irrigation Structures to Boost Cash Incomes. Additionally, FAO will contribute towards resilience building activities under Outcome 2 of the TEF. 

Job Summary:

Reporting Lines

The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, the direct and technical supervision of the Head of Water Resource and Irrigation Unit, and the International Chief Technical Advisor (CTA).


Technical Focus 

The Specialist will provide relevant technical assistance and support for efficient implementation of component 2: Provision of Water and Resilience Services of the project.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Tasks and responsibilities

•   Review and identify priority areas for training of NGO, universities, private sector and other staff, select and adapt training modules to achieve strengthened capacity to design, supervise and monitor the implementation of EFSP.

•   Conduct need assessment for conducting training.

•   Preparing of a comprehensive capacity building plan;

•   Prepare ToRs for capacity building for any specific types of training in the training plan.

•   Coordinate with relevant departments of agencies and institutions and establish regular working relationships.

•   Conduct Training of Trainers (TOT) with the classroom session and that on the field.

•   Conduct training to the relevant NGO personnel, community representatives, university students, etc.

•   Synthesize lessons learned and best practices gained during the project implementation in collaboration with the WRI team and feed those into the discussions with other stakeholders.

•   Coordinate in the preparation of the technical materials and technical notes for conducting training.

•   Plan and organize in-country and overseas observation tour, exchange visits, Water Day Celebration, National Water Conferences, etc.

•   Help prepare progress reports, and intermediate reports covering special topics as needed.

Job Requirement:



Minimum Requirements

•   Master’s degree or university degree in agriculture, social sciences, management, or related field. 

•   Minimum of Seven (7) years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree, or a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience with a Master’s degree.

•   Experience with the World Bank project will be desirable

•   Working knowledge (level C) of English and the local languages (Pashto and/or Dari); 

•   National of Afghanistan. 


FAO Core Competencies

•   Results Focus

•   Teamwork

•   Communication

•   Building Effective Relationships

•   Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


Technical/Functional Skills 

•   Excellent Knowledge and skill in the Training and capacity-building activities

•   Strong computer skills, especially all MS Office applications and basic internet search engines or other relevant online tools.

•   Excellent knowledge and skill in the management, computer, and networking

•   Excellent interpersonal communication and coordination skills, and a proven ability to work constructively with a variety of stakeholders to achieve common goals.

•   Ability to work with minimum supervision in a multicultural environment.

•   Excellent report writing skills




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  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at ; 
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  •  Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. 


FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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