Human Appeal
Livestock FFS Facilitators
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Posted date 21st June, 2024 Last date to apply 28th June, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations Shaheed Benazirabad
Category Development Sector
Salary 68,150/- PKR
Type Full Time Positions 8
Status Closed

Introduction:

Human Appeal is an incorporated UK charity and a global humanitarian and development organisation. We save lives, alleviate poverty, transform and empower local communities whilst championing humanity, impartiality, neutrality, and independence and establishment of self-sustaining development programmes. Our vision is ‘’ to become the global agent of change for a just, caring, and sustainable world’’.

Position Summary:

The main purpose of the position involves facilitating the establishment and operation of Farmer Field Schools (FFS) and Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) as well as Climate Smart Livestock (CSL) sites. The position shall also include participating in capacity-building events, providing support for CSA and CSL initiatives, and facilitating training for Farmer Facilitators. The candidate will work closely with district teams and specialists, conduct regular field visits, and be responsible for project activities such as social mobilization, field assessments, beneficiary organization, and input distribution. This role requires travel to field locations.

  • Facilitate field level interventions for establishment of Farmer Field Schools and Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) as well as Climate smart livestock (CSL) sites.      
  • Facilitate and participate in capacity building events/ trainings on FFS, facilitation skills, farmer training curricula, monitoring methods, and others
  • Provide support in introduction and establishment of CSA and CSL initiatives.
  • Facilitate the Training of Farmer Facilitators (ToFF) and provide continuous backstopping to the Farmer Facilitator.
  • Provide support to run the FFS/LFFS/CSA/CSL practices and facilitate ongoing project related activities in the selected district.
  • Document, report and develop database, based on the progress of trained beneficiaries’ information.
  • Identify and develop case studies and success stories for periodic reports.
  • Responsible for project activities in the targeted area (social mobilization, field assessments, identification and organizing selected beneficiaries, promote CSA & CSL, distribution of various agriculture inputs in the selected villages, etc.).
  • Enter FFS Facilitators and learner's data in Kobo database regularly to support Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Team to undertake pre and post monitoring of the FFS sites, learners and trainings offered.
  • Closely work with district team lead/ supervisor and sectoral specialist for collection and compilation of all the information related to FFS/LFFS/CSA/CSL;
  • Facilitate field level activities related to mobilization, formation and facilitation of FFS/CRAL in the target villages.
  • Conduct regular field visits of the project area and provide guidance and recommendations for appropriate crops management and livestock area specific interventions for establishment of FFS/LFFS.
  • Perform any other associated task as assigned by supervisor.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture/Livestock or Master’s Degree in Agribusiness/ Natural Sciences or related education background.
  • At least 4 years of Farmer Field School (FFS) /Farmer Field Schools for Women (FFS-W) relevant experience.
  • 1-2 years’ Agribusiness and Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)/ Climate Smart Livestock (CSL) relevant experience will be an asset.
  • Good level of spoken and written Sindhi and local languages.
  • Excellent skills in organizing workflow, capacity to follow protocols and take own initiative.
  • Excellent ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work in an environment where there are physical discomforts associated with change in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust or dirt.

  Skills and Proficiencies:

  • Ability and willingness to autonomously travel to duty site and villages when required.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to work/distribution sites.
  • Excellent spoken and written local language /Urdu and English language skills.
  • Good computer skills – ability to write weekly and monthly reports and data analysis.

 Note: As, we are looking for immediate hires, we will be reviewing candidates on rolling basis.

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