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Internship program in the field of architecture and engineering Organized by UNESCO Kabul Office, under the responsibility of Khaliq Kabir Construction Company


About UNESCO Kabul

In 2014, UNESCO organized an international competition for the Design of a Cultural Centre in Bamiyan
with the support of the Government of Afghanistan and the Government of Korea.
The site reserved by the Ministry of Information and Culture of the Afghan Government for the
construction of the Centre consists of 5 hectares of ground located on Chawni Hill, near the Police
Station. The slope of the site faces the cliff of the Buddhas to the North-west.
The program for the Centre, as detailed in the competition brief, comprised Exhibition Halls, an
Auditorium, a Tea-room and Shop open to the public, a series of Workshops and Classrooms destined for
community use and an Administrative Section
The winning design organized this Program into 3 separate buildings; one for public events (Exhibition
Halls and Auditorium), one for community use (Workshops and Classrooms) and one for administration
(Offices and Meeting Room).
The construction of 2 of these three buildings is currently underway; the Public Building with the
exhibitions halls and the auditorium, and the Educational Building consisting of workshops.

Job Summary

The United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hereby invites qualified
female architecture and engineering students in Afghanistan to submit their candidacy for a 3-month long,
onsite internship training at the construction site of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre.
Based on the agreement with the donor of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre project, the internship will be
carried out under the responsibility of Khaliq Kabir Construction Company, the contractor of the
construction project, organized by UNESCO, and funded by the Government of Korea. The internship is
offered only to Afghan women.
There will be two training periods, one between April to June 2018, the other between August to October
2018. Applicants must choose and mention in their application one of the two sessions. The selected
interns cannot attend both.
Interested Afghan female applicants are invited to an internship program that will blend theoretical
training on architecture and construction management, with practical, hands-on exercises relating to tasks
the development of a real-life project: project design and engineering, worksite organization, works
supervision, quality control, safety, surveying and technical report writing.
Periodically trainees will be given written assignments that will be evaluated and discussed with the
project’s technical staff.

UNESCO will select up to 6 interns for each session of the internship.
Interns will receive a stipend of $200 per month.

Job Details

Date Posted: 05 Feb 2018 Reference: KAB/18/02/CLT/VA/01
Closing Date: 24 Feb 2018 Work Type: Part Time
Number of Vacancies: 6 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Internships Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Internship Years of Experience: 0 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 3 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities





Female trainees must meet the following requirements:
1. Be at least in possession of a technical degree equivalent to class 14 of a technical school
graduate. A Bachelor’s degree in architecture or civil engineering is preferred;
2. Possess good written and spoken Dari. A good written and spoken English is preferred;
3. Ability to understand and interpreted construction drawings;
4. Reside in Bamiyan for the length of the internship program (Trainees will be requested to work 5
days a week during the length of the program);
5. Follow instructions given by the UNESCO technical team in Bamiyan

Job Location

Afghanistan - Bamian
AF AF 12



Submission Guideline

The candidate should submit the following documents to , below email with
subject KAB/18/02/CLT/VA/01, before the 11:59PM 24th of February to be considered.
Applications received after the deadline will be rejected.
- a concise CV (in English is preferred, not more than 2 pages), indicating clearly their contact in
- a letter of motivation (in English is preferred, not more than 1 page),
- a short narrative, in which they indicate how they meet the first 3 requirements listed above (in
English is preferred, not more than 1 page)
- a letter or certificate from their school or university indicating their level and specialty (or copy of
their Bachelor’s degree. if applicable).

Submission Email

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