Forestry and Natural Resources Officer

  • International Medical Corps
  • Jalalabad, Afghanistan
  • Oct 09, 2017
  • Oct 19, 2017
Full time

Job Description

Job Description:


The Forestry and Natural Resources Officer (FNR) will be responsible for implementation of all disaster mitigation activities particularly forestry, natural resources, sustainable land-use and environmental protection activities in eastern provinces of Afghanistan. The role will be based either in Kunar or Nangarhar province, but will be involved in regular travel to all four provinces to supervise, review and document progress in the field, with occasional travel to regional office. The FNR Officer will also be responsible for providing technical support and capacity building to project staff and maintain close relationship with other stakeholders such as community, district and provincial authorities including UN agencies, INGOs and NGOs. Develop monthly and quarterly activity plan and progress  reports and manage assigned activities in the field.


The FNR Officer will be responsible for carrying the following and not limit to:
• In consultation with communities, district and provincial authorities (such as DAIL, ANDMA etc.) introduce forestry and natural resources management activities (slope management, terracing, plantation, irrigation and other NRM and mitigation measures.
• Conduct assessment, plan and implement disaster mitigation activities in the field.
• Develop community based natural resources management committee (in line with national NRM policy/strategy), conduct training and capacity building activities for sustainability.
• Assist Program Manager and Project Manager in all aspects of NRM and disaster mitigation interventions including implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting.
• Arranging training, workshops and setting up meetings as requested at the regional,
• Assist with Program and Project Managers in project planning, execution, implementation, closure, data collection, upcoming project designing and developing of project proposals.
• Assist Project Managers providing the project activities evidences e.g. pictures, video and voice interview, beneficiaries registration sheet, reports, etc… anytime required.
• Ensure involvement of communities in planning, implementing and monitoring activities
• Maintain good and regular Coordination with all stakeholders including relevant government department, NGO’s, INGO’s and UN Agencies.
• Share immediately with management team the gaps or findings considered during the project implementation.

Human resources management:
•  In close collaboration with project manager, identify relevant training needs and facilitate training for project staff, DAIL, ANDMA (where applicable) on sustainable land-use, NRM and disaster mitigation measures.
• Maintain fruitful communication among project staff.
• Manage the leave and attendance and take care of technical, psychological and social issues of the project staff based on the IMC policy
Monitoring of field activities:
• In collaboration with Project Manager and M&E officer , develop an roll-out a functional M&E system of documentation and monitoring of all disaster mitigation activities.
• Ensure accurate and timely collection of information and M&E data from the community and other fields as required.
• Conduct regular field visits; identify challenges and issues and device way of solving those.
• Report all type of general progress updates, shortfalls, challenges, issues, conflicts among staff and with stakeholders to program manager.

• Develop monthly and quarterly action plans, develop monthly activity report and submit it to Project Manager on a regular basis
• Contribute in development of donor reports i.e. facilitating information and or any other requirements.
• Arrange filing system and make sure all files are up-to-date in the field and regional offices.
• Providing technical support during the implementation of processes and,
• Capacity building of local staff and provision of feedback to compile lessons learned.
Leadership: Has the ability to engage in leadership and coordination.
Problem solving: Identifies problems and provides solutions to problems.
Research: Researches, analyzes and seeks information to respond better to his/her work and projects.
Relationships: Has good interpersonal relationships with (community, peers, supervisors, employees, colleagues in mission and other development actors etc.).
Adaptability: Easily adapts to the work routine. Has the adaptability to live and interact with project staff in mission province. Has the capacity and ability to live and / or work in environments where projects are implementing.
Professionalism: Has the knowledge and understanding of project execution and project monitoring systems. Also has the ability to think critically, work under pressure, meet commitments, and show persistence in facing challenges.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others and shows real commitment to maintaining open communication with the client and other team members.
Teamwork: Committed to working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve project tasks for the team. Willing to learn from others and open to giving and receiving feedback.
Focus on the Client: Seeks to understand problems from the clients’ point of view, identifies clients’ needs and finds appropriate solutions.
Flexibility/adaptability: This requires the candidate to have the sufficient capacity to adapt to the IMC work methodology as well as to different work environments (office and field) that the candidate might have later during a mission.
Proactively: It requires the capacity to take initiative in the development of technical and creative actions which improves results.



About (IMC) International Medical Corps:

International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief programs. IMC is carrying out medical relief services in several provinces of Afghanistan.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

• Bachelor degree in international development, political studies, humanitarian aid, social science or related subject from any reputed university.
• At least 3 years of experience in forestry, natural resources management, DRR and Emergency response, disaster mitigation field in governmental, INGOs and NGIs in the similar context.
• Experience in community mobilization, community based approaches, tools and techniques.
• Expertise in MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint Excel and internet is required.
• Good communication skills and strong local language correspondence skill.
• Fluently English, Pashtu and Dari speaking /writing skills are required.
• Ability to write logical, clear and concise reports.

Important Point: You will be asked to travel or can be deployed in anywhere within the program area to perform services. There may be some insecure areas where you may need to travel and perform the activity without any argument. Delays due to insecurity will not be accepted.

Vacancy Number

0057/2017 IMC

No. Of Jobs




Years of Experience

3 years





Submission Guideline

Submission Guideline:

You are kindly requested to submit a complete written Application and Resume   through email or in sealed envelope (marked "Confidential") and indicate the vacancy Announcement Name and Number with Contact Address or Telephone Number to HR/Administration on the following Addresses:

Jalalabad Office: Angoor Bagh square, 1st Street (Rahim Ghamzada street)  beside Alokozai Store Sector#2, Jalalabad city, Nangarhar/ Afghanistan..

      Mobil #  0786 83 00 83-

    Email: mtanha@InternationalMedicalCorps.Org

Only those candidates will be called for interview who meets the qualification and requirements for the mentioned position.

Kindly indicate VA number and Title in subject of your e –mail and please note that applications with a different subject will be ignored.

Important Point: To ensure an open, transparent staff selection process pleases Certify in your application form that I have no relative or personal relationship with International Medical Corps employees if yes, please disclose the Name, Position and Relation, otherwise your CV will be not considered for shortlist

Submission Email

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