ToRs for Consultant/Resource Person for Capacity Building of Farmers on Climate Smart Agriculture | PAK-NGOs
Background & Description

Project:  Building Disaster Resilience in Pakistan (BDRP) – Livelihood component

Job Type:        Contract (for 18 months with probation period of 03 months - extendable)

Job Location:  District Rajanpur & Ali Pur-District Muzaffargarh

Gender:  Male/Female

Job Description:

Under the overall supervision of the Project Coordinator/Livelihood Officer, and guidance of Livelihood Focal Person from Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (DWHH), the CSA consultant/facilitator/ resource person will be responsible to perform the following tasks and duties:

 

  • With support of Livelihood focal person and consultation of DWHH technical person (FSL), review and prepare guidelines for the selection of lead farmers as CSA groups participants/trainees.
  • Visit villages and meeting with lead farmers/participants, selected by Social organisers for capacity building sessions on climate smart agriculture (CSA) and Conservation Agriculture (CA) based technologies and practices.
  • Identify themes for farmers’ capacity building and prepare session plans and all other relevant reference/reading material for capacity building sessions with the consultation of relevant line departments (Agriculture & Livestock), Doaba Foundation &DWHH Technical (FSL) experts.
  • Identify women lead farmers for trainings and capacity building sessions on livestock management feed and fodder preservation technologies and practices as per defined criteria by Livelihood officer and Project Coordinator.
  • Conduct/facilitate capacity building sessions as per session plans and support project team in attendance of beneficiaries, transport and food payments to beneficiaries and preparing a brief report of session.
  • Conduct practical demonstration of lead farmers/participants on the demonstration plots of Rabi and Kharif season crops e.g. Wheat, vegetables, fodders, high value crops etc. Also keep close coordination with relevant experts from line departments, private sector and invite them to facilitate the sessions/demonstrations.
  • Compile and keep record of all crops/demonstration plots agronomic data in soft and hard (starting from land preparation, seed sowing, till harvesting).
  • Ensure the submission of capacity building sessions weekly, monthly work plan, seasonal (Rabi/Kharif) and final progress reports to the project coordinator.
  • Perform any other associated duties as required by Project Coordinator or Livelihood Officer.
Requirements and Skills

Career Level: Entry Level to experienced professional

Required Experience: 1 Year - 2 Years (Relevant Farmer Field School (FFS), farmer’s trainings, animal husbandry or livestock management practices and farm management Experience will be preferred.

Fresh Graduates and Women are encouraged to apply.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality achievement of project activities and results related to his/her responsibility.
  • Establishment and functioning of lead farmers groups up to the required standard
  • Assistance to the development of new lead farmers groups and their curriculum
  • Required Competencies
  • Training and facilitation farmer groups on climate smart agriculture principles
  • Good understanding of Climate Smart Agriculture and Conservation Agriculture based technologies and practices
  • Technical Competencies on crops management and practical knowledge of Social Mobilization process & Community organization skills.
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Proficient in basic computer skills with good drafting, data analysis and report writing skills.
  • Analytical, communication and presentation skills.
  • Good networking and advocacy skills.
  • Ability of working in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment and rural communities.
Education

Minimum Education: Bachelors/ Masters

Degree Title: M.Sc (Hons.) or B.Sc (Hons.) in Agriculture (Preferably in Agronomy), Doctor of Veterinary Medicines (DVM), Animal Husbandry or relevant fields.

 

How to Apply

Interested Candidates send their CV till 13 March, 2019 on following e-mail address. hrmdf2012@gmail.com

About Organization

“Doaba” literally means the land between two waters and symbolizes the Doaba's work with flood-prone communities. The Doaba Foundation (DF), working since 1997, is a not-for-profit-organization, registered under the Trusts Act 1882, as a Public Welfare Trust at Islamabad. Members of the Board of Trustee of Doaba Foundation, both women and men, belonging to flood-prone districts, have personal experience of flood ravages. In 1988 some of them developed an Interest in flood disaster when approached by flood effects of Tehsil Muzaffargarh to help them obtain flood relief. Over the period, more like-minded persons gathered together and decided to establish an organization (eventually registered as Doaba Foundation) to facilitate flood prone communities to cope with flood disasters in a collective and organized manner, with enhancement of livelihood and food & nutrition security options. Doaba established small pilot projects on self-help basis (contribution from trustees and local philanthropists). This experience contributed to building a model of flood preparedness and mitigation which was systematically applied in implementing a pilot demonstration project on livelihood options incorporating disaster risk reduction in a flood prone community in District Jhang, Southern Pakistan. Over the years the model has been considerably refined, particularly with reference to gender mainstreaming and issues of rescue during flood disaster.

Doaba Foundation over the years has flourished and expanded its grass root community interventions in the eight (7) riverine districts of South Punjab & 1 District of Upper Punjab in Pakistan. It is facilitating the community by working on community based disaster risk reduction and development activities in the riverine belt of Chenab located in Jhang, Muzaffargarh, Multan & Khanewal Districts and the riverine areas of Indus located in Layyah, Bhakkar, and DG Khan Districts. It has started its work in Northern side Punjab, District Sheikhupura as well. Doaba Foundation is now nationally and globally recognized as one of the lead Non-Governmental Organizations in terms of establishing and demonstrating community based floods preparedness and management models at wider scale and fostering grass root integrated development process in the remote and poverty stricken disaster prone riverine areas in various parts of the Southern Punjab Region. At present, Doaba Foundation is directly working with more than 565 communities’ organizations located in and around the river Chenab, river Indus and drought prone in 8 districts of Punjab, established vibrant collaborative working mechanism with district governments, national/ international civil society institutions, and donor agencies, and advocating for the equal development rights of disaster prone poor and vulnerable communities living in the riverine areas of Punjab.

 

Vision:

Disaster prone communities becoming self-reliant in the pursuit of their interests.

 

Mission:

Doaba Foundation works to improve the quality of life among disaster-prone communities through optimal utilization of resources. Using a rights-based approach, Doaba Foundation seeks to build capacity of communities, focusing on vulnerable groups, for community-led disaster risk management, incorporating the same in programs of sustainable development intervention. Doaba Foundation expands its influence through strategic partnerships and policy interventions.