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Focal Point / National Hydrogeology

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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 Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ministry of Energy & Water has applied for 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 Details

Date Posted: 07 Aug 2018 Reference: (C-930-18)
Closing Date: 26 Aug 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: 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: 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 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. Coordinate with national groundwater related offices, staff and consultants between Hydrogeology Department and IRDP PCU, various national bodies and Ministries as well as Consultants;
2. Supervise National Hydro-geologist, Geophysicist and GIS Specialist;
3. Help/assist International Groundwater Specialist in additional data collection, groundwater investigation, hydro-geological mapping and groundwater development strategy formulation;
4. Review, compile required technical and progress reports and work plans, both in English and National language/s;
5. Coordinate website development and production of required documents;
6. Pre-plan field visits -
7. Undertake field work and site visits for investigative and monitoring purposes
8. Undertake environment impact assessments of groundwater abstraction and management activities
9. Manage GW sub-component activities and contractors
10. Any other duties required by the Hydrogeology Department/PCU Management.

Qualifications

 The National Hydrogeology Specialist/Focal point should have minimum Bachelor Degree with 5 years of relevant experience or in the field of Hydrogeology, Civil or Geology (preferable Master Degree of Hydrogeology).

 Knowledge of English and computer literacy are essential.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12

Education:

Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

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.
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
26-Aug-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 and Rohullah.amiri@eirp-afg.org

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