PALESTINIAN AGRICULTURAL RELIEF COMMITTEES (PARC)

Vacancy Announcement

West Bank

 

The Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC) was founded in 1983 by a group of Palestinian agronomists responding voluntarily to the deterioration in agricultural extension programs in the Jordan Valley area of the West Bank as a result of the Israeli occupation by offering expert advice to marginalized, poor farmers in the area. This voluntary effort gained momentum and recognition over a short period of time, and, transformed into a non governmental organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development in rural areas in Palestine.

The Arab Agronomists Association (AAA) is one of PARC’s natural expansions, aims at contributing towards achieving an integrated rural development. Since its registration in 1992 AAA is considered PARC’s vocational wing, which provides technical training and extension. As a specialized technical vocational association, PALESTINIAN AGRICULTURAL RELIEF COMMITTEES (PARC) and Arab Agronomist Association seek the following positions.

 

 

First : Project coordinator 

Number of positions: (2)

 Main Responsibilities

 Project coordinator will perform the following duties

·        Preparation of required reporting about farms needs

·         Supervise the Design and prepare all required forms for all project implementation stages

·        Carry out the required farmer training about standards and requirements and other different related issues; train the farmers how to fill required forms needed for certification

·         Follow up field work and extension officers through continuous organized field visits

·         Carry out practical demonstrations and field days in targeted areas.

·         Follow up the results of different lab analysis (soil, water, plant .etc)

·        To coordinate the activities with different project partners and other related organizations

·        Submit periodical reports about the activities progress

·        Performs other tasks as may be assigned by the project manager related to the day-to-day operations of the Projects.

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Requirements

  • Related academic background (a minimum of BA in agriculture or related fields with strong and proven technical and practical experience in capacity building.
  • At least 6 years experience in good practical work with rural community sectors (individual farmers and community-based organizations).
  •  Having a good knowledge with environmental friendly agricultural techniques and sustainable agriculture (Organic farming and IPM).
  •  Having the ability to travel within the project area.
  •  Having Good computer skills (MS Office software , Internet and e-mail)
  • Having the ability to provide good-quality written and oral reports in English and Arabic.

 

·        Having the ability to provide good-quality written and oral reports in English and Arabic to be submitted to the donors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second : Project Assistants

Number of positions: (2)

 Main Responsibilities

 Project Assistant will perform the following duties

·        To establish and maintain co-ordination and communication within all AAA technical staff in West Bank and Gaza strip involved in the above-mentioned felids.

·        To prepare and establish  a  mode of communication for Information flow ,feed back ,reports MIS for the projects implemented  (e.g. face-to-face periodical  meetings, teleconference calls, field visits ,presentations for delegations ,monitoring of AAA applied  demonstrations stations etc.) information to AAA regional staff members.       

·        To help the major members in the AAA staff meetings; with the main purpose to facilitate the flow of information from the field to the management and fund ores and vice versa.

·        To prepare the agenda & minutes of AAA meetings (following a standard format), to distribute promptly to all members and to forward them to the Management.

·        To establish a data base for all correspondence related to the organization of AAA meetings and field activities.

·        To follow up as appropriate on all decisions taken by the management of AAA.

·         Provide translation services (Arabic – English – Arabic) to the projects documents, meetings and events.

·        Assist the Projects Coordinators and the administrative office in Ramallah with all day to day administrative, secretarial, bookkeeping, personnel and office management tasks

·        Drafts, types and sends correspondences, including memoranda and emails.

·        Receives messages and processes correspondence, and sets appointments for meetings.

·        Receives visitors and provides timely information to queries.

·         Maintains general office files in an orderly manner, and keeps information and reference materials that are easily accessed and retrieved.

 

Requirements

·        University degree preferably with special training on office management

·        At least three years experience in working in similar position in an NGO/private sector company

·        Proven proficiency in English, Knowledge of French and Italian is an advantage

·         Proven skills in office management including computer skills with e-mail use and Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel spreadsheets)

·        Personal characteristics: Hardworking and takes initiative, open and willing to learn new things, efficient and systematic, honest, personable and has a good sense of humor. Knowledge of conditions, resources and contacts in Palestine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third :Extension Officers

 Number of positions: (4)

 Main Responsibilities

Extension officers will perform the following duties

·        Supervise the process of beneficiaries' selection and evaluation

·        Carry out the need assessment for selected farms throughout field visits 

·        Preparation of required reporting about farms needs

·        Design and prepare all required forms for all project implementation stages

·        Carry out the required farmer training about standards and requirements and other different related issues; train the farmers how to fill required forms needed for certification

·        Follow up field work and extension services through continuous organized field visits

·        Carry out practical demonstrations and field days in targeted areas.

·         Supervising farmers and agronomists in terms of providing phone information’s

·        Submit periodical reports about the activities progress

Requirements

  • Related academic background (a minimum of BA in agriculture –specifically in plant production or plant protection) with strong and proven technical and practical experience in Organic and Global standards.
  • Good practical work experience with rural community sectors (individual farmers and community-based organizations).
  •  Having a good knowledge with environmental friendly agricultural techniques and sustainable agriculture (Organic farming and IPM).
  •  Having the ability to travel within the project area.
  •  Having Good computer skills (MS Office software , Internet and e-mail)
  • Having the ability to provide good-quality written and oral reports in English and Arabic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth: Quality Control officer

Number of positions :( 2)

 Main Responsibilities

 Quality Control Officer will perform the following duties

 

·        The Project will be implemented at Jenin, Qalqilya, Tulkarem, Jericho and Jordan Valley districts.

·        Follow up project activities at project locations.

·        Apply internal auditing on the individual farmers and the quality management system at targeted cooperatives.

·        Document all activities and ensure information correctness

·        prepare all required reports to be submitted to the project manager

·        Follow up baking and marketing process by verifying gathered information quality.

·        Follow the field agronomist work by phone calls or field visits.

·        Coordinate with exporting companies to facilitate marketing process.

·        Knowledge of all marketing programs.

·        High knowledge of applying GLOBALGAP system.

·        other responsibilities      

 

 

      

Requirements

·        University degree in Agricultural Engineering or food Science and Technology

·        At least  two years experience in the required field

·        Food basic hygiene, tractability, and Auditing training certificate holder

 

 

 


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