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Topographer / Survey Engineer


About Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Doctors Without Borders) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters to populations in danger in more than 70 countries.

Job Summary

In this context, MSF is recruiting Topographer / Survey Engineer

Job Details

Date Posted: 11 Aug 2018 Reference: MSF-275
Closing Date: 19 Aug 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Engineering Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 32850 to 0 AFG
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 2 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure the marking and placement of all structures (buildings, networking and all types of needed structures), for the construction teams to start their works. The activities include all land surveys and mapping
Coordinate, implement and supervise, ensuring all technical aspects (structures properly placed, records are kept, maps are updated) for the construction works to according to schedule under the supervision of the Logistics Team Leader.


- Locating and siting the structure/ building/infrastructures on the basis of land registry documents and surveying the characteristic points of the terrain
- Drawing up of layout plans, then setting out the buildings and structures in their setting
- Prepare and maintain sketches, maps and reports of surveys in order to describe, certify and assume liability for work performed
- Verify the accuracy of survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites
- Develop as-built drawings of all changes made to the Masterplan and layouts of buildings and networking structures
- Ensure the physical organization of equipment and tools used in land survey activities (Stock inventories; receiving, processing and quality control of orders; Check that the amounts received are recorded)
- Give regular feedback to the line manager and report directly any issue or incident
- In order to ensure the coverage of the human resources needs and maintain high standards of quality, organize and coordinate the activities of team supervised (week’s schedule, absences, etc.), communicate with the HR Admin department all relevant information in due time, evaluate performance, define and ensure the needs for training
- Perform hands-on tasks as part of the team whenever required or needed in order to optimize the resources and to contribute with his/her knowledge and experience
- Participate in monthly reports according to guidelines


- University degree in Geodesy Engineering
- Proficient user of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) essential
- Proficient user of AutoCAD drawing program essential

- Other experience in a similar position for a period of at least 2 years (marking and placement of construction structures) essential
- MSF experience desirable

- Dari/Pashtu: oral and written essential
- English: oral and written essential

WORKING HOURS AND SALARY Full Time 40 hours a week: 5 days a week
Salary: The gross salary for this position is 32,850 AFN (non-negotiable)

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kunduz
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree, Engineering

Submission Guideline

APPLICATION: The interested candidates should submit their applications before the 19 August 2018 at 5 pm with the CV, motivation letter, including references details and with supporting documents (certificates, diplomas etc.) to Médecins Sans Frontières, Administration department Kunduz Project via:
- In a sealed envelope at: Médecins sans Frontières Radio Television Street, District 1, Kunduz City

The reference “Topographer” must be stated in the application to be valid. If you do not clearly state the position for which you are applying & attach the required diploma & other supporting documents, your application may not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
MSF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. All applications are free for all candidates and no one should require any payment or compensation during the recruitment process. May the candidate be asked for any fee, he/she must report to the MSF Administration through the recruitment contact.

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