Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Fieldwork Afghanistan

Year: 2019

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

Job title: International consultant

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

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

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

Thematic areas: Agriculture, water management, 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
  • 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
  • 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

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, 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
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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