Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Fieldwork Afghanistan

Year: 2019 & 2020

Project: Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) Project

Job title:  International expert gender and FLR

Client: GFA Consulting group GmbH & GIZ

Location: Khost, Paktia, Takhar, Badakshan & Samangan provinces, Afghanistan

Skills: Research, organisational strengthening, capacity building.

Thematic areas: Gender, NRM, forest Landscape Restoration, agriculture, water management, climate change

Brief description of responsibilities:

Gender expert for the Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) project in five provinces (Takhar, Badakhshan, Samangan, Khost and Paktia) of Afghanistan. The project is commissioned by The German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and managed by the The German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in collaboration with GFA Consulting Group.
My responsibility is to conduct a detailed gender analysis assessing the roles of men and women in forest landscape use and access and control over natural resources. Furthermore my role is to oversee and ensure equal participation and decision making over project activities and a fair distribution of benefits.  

Year: 2019

Project:  ‘Support to National Priority Program’ (SNaPP2)

Job title: International consultant mid-term review

Client: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock (MAIL)

Location: Kabul,  Balkh, Herat & Ningahar provinces, Afghanistan

Skills: Monitoring & Evaluation, research, organisational strengthening, capacity building

Thematic areas: Irrigation, horticulture, dairy development, poultry production, agricultural value chains, NRM, gender

Brief description of responsibilities:

International consultant for the mid-term evaluation of the Support to National Priority Program’ (SNaPP2). The overall goal of SNaPP2 is to contribute to improving food security and economic status of poor rural households in Balkh, Herat & Ningahar provinces. The project is implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock (MAIL) and funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Specifically:

  • Desktop review of relevant project documents
  • Using qualitative participatory methods for data collection on site in Herat province.
  • Using SPSS for statistical analysis of survey data and qualitative content analysis of qualitative interview data from 900 households
  • Writing final mid-term evaluation report
  • Present findings during a stakeholder meeting at the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock (MAIL) in Kabul

Year: 2019

Project: Socio-economic impact  evaluation of the Irrigation component of the ‘Community Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock Project (CLAP)

Job title: International consultant socio-economic impact evaluation

Client: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock (MAIL)

Location: Kabul, Parwan & Logar provinces, Afghanistan

Skills: Monitoring & Evaluation, research, organisational strengthening, capacity building

Thematic areas: Agriculture, water management, irrigation, crop production, NRM, gender

Brief description of responsibilities:

International consultant for the socio-economic impact evaluation of the Irrigation component of the ‘Community, Agriculture & Livestock Project’ (CLAP) in Kabul, Logar and Parwan provinces of Afghanistan. The project is implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock (MAIL) and funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Specifically:

  • Desk top review of relevant project documents
  • Development of sampling methods and survey questionnaire
  • Using qualitative participatory methods for data collection on site in the provinces of Kabul and Parwan 
  • Using SPSS for statistical analysis of survey data and qualitative content analysis of qualitative interview data from 928 households
  • Writing final socio-economic impact evaluation report
  • Present findings during a stakeholder meeting at the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock (MAIL) in Kabul.

Year: 2019 (ongoing)

Project: Development of a program level Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system

Job title: Consultant MEAL 

Client: Dutch Committee for Afghanistan/Brooke

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Skills: Monitoring & Evaluation, program management, organisational strengthening, capacity building

Thematic areas: Animal health, animal production, poverty reduction, value chain development, animal welfare

  • Brief description of responsibilities:

    The overall objectives of this consultancy are a) to initiate, develop and guide the development of a program level MEAL system, b) in line with Brooke mission and vision, giving animal welfare more prominence within DCA work. 

Specifically:

  • Define program level key performance indicators (KPIs), which reflect DCA’s mission and vision
  • Assess requirements in terms of: staff, training  software and hardware, and budget for setting up such a program level M&E system
  • Define one or more KPIs that reflect Animal Welfare
  • Assess how equine welfare related messages can be disseminated through other DCA projects

Interactive map VFU coverage

Year: 2017

Project: CLAP-Kuchi

Job title: Consultant annual progress review

Client: Dutch Committee for Afghanistan

Location: Kabul,  Parwan & Logar provinces, Afghanistan

Skills: M & E, data analysis, report writing

Thematic areas: Animal health, animal production, poverty reduction, value chain development

Brief description of responsibilities:

  • Analysis of baseline survey data
  • Writing of baseline report
  • Review of project M&E logframe and revision of project indicators

Year: 2017

Project: Community Livestock and Agriculture Project (CLAP)

Job title: Team leader mid-term review

Client: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL)

Location: Kabul, Parwan & Logar, Afghanistan

Skills: M&E, mid-term review, data analysis, report writing

Thematic areas: Agriculture, irrigation, seed production, dairy production, poultry production, animal health, value chain development, income generation, gender

Brief description of responsibilities:

  • Act as team-leader for the mid-term review of the IFAD-funded ‘Community Livestock and Agriculture Project’
  • Desk top review of relevant project documents
  • Analysis of survey data
  • Using quantitative and qualitative participatory methods for data collection in the field
  • Using SPSS for statistical analysis of survey data and qualitative content analysis of qualitative interview data
  • Present findings during a stakeholder meeting at the Ministry of Agriculture in Kabul.

Year: 2017

Project: Green Initiative for Afghanistan’s Agriculture (GIAA)

Job title: Gender and Natural Resource Management expert

Client: GFA Consulting group GmbH

Location: Kabul, Parwan & Bamyan, Afghanistan

Skills: Capacity building, project management

Thematic areas: Gender & Natural Resource Management

Brief description of responsibilities:

  • Gender and NRM expert for the ‘Green Initiative for Afghanistan’s Agriculture (GIAA)’ project in Afghanistan funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by GFA
  • Stakeholder mapping of organisations involved in gender and NRM
  • Explore opportunities for collaboration
  • Train project staff on gender and NRM issues 
  • Developing a gender-sensitive project strategy and work plan

Year: 2016

Project: CLAP-Kuchi

Job title: Consultant mid-term evaluation

Client: Dutch Committee for Afghanistan

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Skills: M & E, data analysis, report writing

Thematic areas: Animal health, animal production, poverty reduction, value chain development

Brief description of responsibilities:

  • Desk top review of relevant project documents
  • Analysis of survey data
  • Using quantitative and qualitative participatory methods for data collection in the field
  • Using SPSS for statistical analysis of survey data and qualitative content analysis for qualitative interview data
ID card GGDO

Year: 2013

Project: Baghlan Agriculture Project (BAP)

Job title: Livestock expert

Client: GFA Consulting group GmbH

Location: Baghlan & Badakshan, Afghanistan

Skills: Capacity building, research, M&E

Thematic areas: Sheep production, goat production, cashmere production, cashmere value chain, fodder quality

Brief description of responsibilities:

  • Developing and managing an livestock extension training program for district government agricultural extension staff,
  • Developing and implementing a cashmere goat production feasibility study,
  • Analyzing possibilities of improving fodder quality and fodder management for sheep project beneficiaries
Fieldwork Afghanistan

In pictures: Afghan nomads - changing lives

A photo essay on the Kuchi nomads in Afghanistan by Ellen Geerlings in the New Agriculturist, WRENmedia May 2013

Year: 2013

Project: Baghlan Agriculture Project (BAP)

Job title: Gender and livestock expert

Client: GFA Consulting group GmbH

Location: Baghlan & Badakshan, Afghanistan

Skills: Capacity building, project management, M&E

Thematic areas: Gender, sheep production, poultry production, animal health, gender

Brief description of responsibilities:

  • Development of a concise gender approach within all BAP activities, but especially in the animal husbandry component,
  • Development of monitoring and evaluation methods and tools for BAP livestock activities,
  • Assessment of possibilities for improving animal health within the project area,
  • Liaising with Government extension services and identify training needs in the area of livestock production and health

Year: 2012

Project: Baghlan Agriculture Project (BAP)

Job title: Livestock expert

Client: GFA Consulting group GmbH

Location: Baghlan & Badakshan, Afghanistan

Skills: Capacity building, research, project management, M&E

Thematic areas: Gender, sheep production, poultry production, animal health, livestock value chains, gender

Brief description of responsibilities:

  • Review of sheep and poultry value chains in the BAP project area,
  • Critical analyses of BAP livestock project activities and their relevance for improving household income,
  • Building the BAP-livestock’s team capacity in conducting situational and problem analyses through PRA training sessions,
  • Assisting the BAP livestock team in managing monitoring data,
  • Identification of bottlenecks and issues within the poultry and sheep husbandry system and value chains through secondary data analysis and on-site research,
  • Give recommendations for realistic improvements/adaptations