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National Hydrogeology Specialist, (C-931)

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About Ministery of Energy and Water

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ministry of Energy & Water has received a grant from the International Development Association toward the cost of Irrigation Restoration and Development Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this “grant” to payments for hiring the services of following qualified national individual consultants.

Job Summary

The Project Coordination Unit (PCU) of Project: Irrigation Restoration and Development Project (IRDP) under Ministry of Energy and water now invites National eligible consultants to indicate their interest. Interested eligible candidates must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services and are invited to submit their CV (Curriculum Vitae), including employment records, description of similar assignments carried out, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills etc.

Job Details

Date Posted: 12 Feb 2018 Reference: MEW/PCU/REOI/593
Closing Date: 07 Mar 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Education 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: Yes
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

Government of Afghanistan has been implementing the Irrigation Rehabilitation and Development Project UTF/AFG/070/AFG (IRDP) with the financial assistance from the World Bank. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO) is providing the technical assistance to this project.
The support to groundwater management of Afghanistan has been added as a sub-component, in additional financing stage.
Afghanistan is appreciably rich in groundwater. The yield potential of the unconsolidated aquifer systems in the country is expected to be significantly higher than the crystalline and carbonate rocks.

The project has planned to carry out groundwater investigations in Kabul, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Farah and Zaranj.
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1. Undertake a well census of existing wells and data collection;
2. Review existing data and plan for field work;
3. Supervise test drilling, pumping test and water quality analysis;
4. Maintain harmony with Focal Point, Geophysicist and GIS Specialist;
5. Work together with government counterpart;
6. Interpret GW data and related information such as reports and maps to build up a picture of the groundwater regime design and commission boreholes Analyse collected information on groundwater quality and resource availability
7. Liaise with other professionals in the related fields
8. Any other duties required by the Hydrogeology Department/PCU Management, and conveyed and coordinated by the Focal Point.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Skills

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Qualifications

2 Position: National Hydrogeology Specialist, (C-931)
No. of Post: one
Duty Station: KABUL with frequent travel to provinces
Nationality: Afghan
Duration: one year (likely to be extended) Government of Afghanistan has been implementing the Irrigation Rehabilitation and Development Project UTF/AFG/070/AFG (IRDP) with the financial assistance from the World Bank. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO) is providing the technical assistance to this project.
The support to groundwater management of Afghanistan has been added as a sub-component under Component C1, in additional financing stage.
Afghanistan is appreciably rich in groundwater. The yield potential of the unconsolidated aquifer systems in the country is expected to be significantly higher than the crystalline and carbonate rocks.

The project has planned to carry out groundwater investigations in Kabul, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Farah and Zaranj.
.

1. Undertake a well census of existing wells and data collection;
2. Review existing data and plan for field work;
3. Supervise test drilling, pumping test and water quality analysis;
4. Maintain harmony with Focal Point, Geophysicist and GIS Specialist;
5. Work together with government counterpart;
6. Interpret GW data and related information such as reports and maps to build up a picture of the groundwater regime design and commission boreholes Analyse collected information on groundwater quality and resource availability
7. Liaise with other professionals in the related fields
8. Any other duties required by the Hydrogeology Department/PCU Management, and conveyed and coordinated by the Focal Point.
 The National Hydrogeology Specialist should have minimum Bachelor Degree of Hydrogeology, Civil or Geology (preferable Master Degree of Hydrogeology) with total experience of 5 years, and 3 years’ experience in the field of Hydrology, Groundwater and Water Resources.
 Knowledge of English and computer literacy are essential.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul

Education:

Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

The covering application letter should indicate that he/she meets all the required qualifications and experience (as mentioned above) quoting references to various paragraphs of CV to demonstrate this.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with Section V Selection of Individual Consultants procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (May 2004 as revised in October 2006 and May 2010).

Interested eligible consultants may obtain further information from the address below during the office hours 08:00 am to 16:30 pm from Saturday to Wednesday or by e-mail.
Expressions of interest must be delivered or sent by e-mail to the address below no later than
07-March-2018.

Eng. Nasir Ahmad “Ahadi”
Acting Director of Project Coordination Unit PCU
Ministry of Energy and Water
Mobile: 0700686110

Submission Email

ahadi.nasir@eirp-afg.org, saeed.azizullah@eirp-afg.org, Rohullah.amiri@eirp-afg.org

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