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Archaeologist for Mes Aynak Archaeological Project


About Ministry of Mines and Petroleum

The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum has received a grant from the World Bank toward the cost of achieving Sustainable Development of Natural Resources in Afghanistan. The Project is being implemented through a Program Management Unit (PMU) within the Ministry of Mines & Petroleum. The PMU is now seeking well qualified individual consultant for the position of Archaeologist for Mes Aynak Archaeological Project.

Job Summary

Under the Mes Aynak Archaeological Project a large archaeological site dating between the 2nd and 6th century needs to be surveyed, excavated and recorded within a determined period of time. For this reason, the project is looking for local (Afghan) archaeologists that have had previous experience in field excavations, preferably from the Kushan and/or Sassanid Empire periods. They are expected to record their findings following the established methodology already in place at the MAAP which will be provided and explained prior to any excavation.

Job Details

Date Posted: 09 Oct 2016 Reference: MoMP/PMU/CT-II- 124 - 56
Closing Date: 22 Oct 2016 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 2 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Technical Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Short Term Years of Experience: 2 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 5 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

• The Archaeologist will be required to supervise a team of workmen and carry out the excavation of the area assigned to him.
• The Archaeologist will keep an updated record on a daily basis of his archaeological work, while additional recording of the material analysis will take place on the camp area.
• Experience and ability to work in teams on the particular technical area.
• Ability to work without close supervision and take initiative in his own area of responsibility.
• To prepare a working plan for the completion of the tasks commanded, expressed in timetables and including all materials required for its completion.
• Capacity to prepare regular reports in English language (written and with photographic records) on the work being carried out.
• The Archaeologist will need to reside within the premises of the excavation project.

Reporting obligation:
• The Archaeologist will report to Mes Ayank Archaeology Team Leader and PMU Executive Director.


• A bachelor degree in the fields of archaeology or similar related field.
• 2 years work experience in field excavation, preferably on sites from the Kushan and Sassanid Empire periods.
• Preferably knowledgeable in the use of topographic level machine, photographic equipment, computer systems, and recording methodology.
• Capacity to work in teams and administrate a workforce of 20 workmen.
• Capacity to prepare regular reports in English language of the work being carried out and of future working plans.
• Basic computer skills relevant to the position.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Logar


Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

Expressions of interest (including CV and three referees) should be sent to the email address below by no later than 22 October 2016, at 15:00 hrs. Reference MoMP/PMU/CT-II-124-56 must be quoted on all correspondence and the Expression of interest.

Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Program Management Unit (PMU)
Attention: Mr. Abdul Waheed Khalili,
Afghanistan Geological Survey Building (AGS), 2nd floor, Annex,
Close to Abdul Haq roundabout, 3rd Macrorayan, Kabul, Afghanistan.
Cell phone: +93 (0) 789 22 14 42

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