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The Power Systems Specialist/Deputy Team Leader


About SMEC

SMEC International is an Australian consultancy firm working in different social and physical infrastructure projects in Afghanistan. Overall, SMEC International is having more than 40 years of experience in International developments. In these 40 years, SMEC has delivered thousands of projects in over 100 countries in the areas of transport, hydropower and energy, water and environment, urban and social development and mining, and gas. SMEC’s success is largely attributed to the company’s ability to address the needs of its clients and people in diverse locations.

Job Summary


Job Details

Date Posted: 05 Sep 2017 Reference: 0011
Closing Date: 25 Sep 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Electrical Engineering Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

(i) Assisting the Power Systems Specialist/Team International in overall responsibility of supervising the team especially the national consultants, coordinating with the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (the Government) and the Client, development partners, and ADB on optimal development of power infrastructure in the country. As various donors are active in the energy/power sector in Afghanistan, it is critical to maintain close communication with all stakeholders to avoid gaps and overlaps in the selection of projects. DTL would also liaise with ADB financed consultants preparing various projects to be financed under the Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program, and formulating other planning documents
(ii) Support in the preparation of feasibility / pre-design technical studies for the identified projects. The studies should include technical planning and design, analyses, sequencing, strategy, and action plan for energy sector development in Afghanistan.
(iii) Assist in delivering presentations to the government on energy related issues and progress related to work assignment, and at the Inter-Ministerial Commission for Energy (ICE) meetings and other meetings with or on behalf of ADB.
(iv) Assist in the preparation of inception, interim progress, preliminary draft, revised draft final and other reports as requested by the Government.
(v) Assist in developing detailed work plan and implementation schedule, and ensure quality and timely output delivery.
(vi) Coordinate the activities of team and lead discussions and consultations with stakeholders.
(vii) Prepare global budget estimates with reference to international and domestic price trends for projects of similar scale and quality;
(viii) Assist in the conduct of capacity building needs assessment for solar and lead the conduct of workshops for the EA and other relevant agencies on solar technologies related to the assignment: technology, site selection criteria, due diligence process, operation and maintenance, design, implementation, and, management.
(ix) Any other related activity as may be reasonably requested by Team Leader or ADB.




The Power Systems Specialist/Deputy Team Leader will be an energy economist or electrical engineer with a bachelor’s degree in the electrical engineering and preferably at least 5 years of relevant experience covering studies, planning, programming, and managing energy sector projects in Afghanistan. It is preferred that applicant has the experience of utility management and renewable energy development. Preferably at least 05 years of experience will be in relevant projects in Afghanistan

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

The email subject line must include vacancy # and the position title. Failure to do so will result in rejected applications. Due to the large volume of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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