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Re - Technical Expert Pool Head

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About DABS

The Government of Afghanistan has identified the rehabilitation and expansion of the country's physical infrastructure as one of its highest priorities for the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan. As part of the basic economic infrastructure of the country, the energy sector occupies special prominence in the Government's development plans. Several major power sector projects, funded by the National Development Budget and by international financial institutions and donors, are presently under implementation and planning under the general oversight of De Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS).
Given the technical complexity of the Energy and Water sector and the particular demands posed by the coordination of the projects that are being funded by various sources, DABS assists its administration that will be based in Kabul and will reinforce its internal and external activities and projects smoothness and speediness in fulfilling its obligations for energy sector development.
In this context, DABS is aiming to centralize the projects management activities into a single entity and to establish a General Project Management Office. This new PMO will handle, manage, review, comment, approve and coordinate its Projects related Designs and Specifications trough an new established Technical Expert Team.
For that purpose DABS intending to hire a highly experienced and well-qualified Person as Head for the Technical Expert Team of the new established Project Management Office PMO.

Job Summary

The Head of Technical Expert Team will assist the Director in the leding and new establishing of the Technical Expert Team under the overall guidance and supervision of the PMO Director.

Job Details

Date Posted: 02 Dec 2018 Reference: VA-DABS-HQs/97-0141
Closing Date: 16 Dec 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: Permanent Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

• Establishment and lead of Technical Expert Team
• Review, comment, approve all the technical design drawings and specifications of the design build
contractors
• Review projects drawings and specification to be compliance with the standards and codes.
• Review of the projects contracts for better resolving all technical issues with the design build contractors.
• Advise on resolving priorities on construction activities with the contractors.
• Establish strong coordination mechanism with the sub-contractors to solve technical issues during projects
design and implementation.
• Advise on all technical matters related to the following activities: preparation, review, execution and
management of technical affairs engineering projects;
• To advise and provide time to time reports to the Director regarding the technical issues, quality control,
timeline, implementation schedules, concept designs and detail plans of projects;
• To provide technical and expert advice on all aspects of Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
systems. This position has responsibility for assisting in the development, design and coordination of a
broad range of engineering activities and recommend changes to contract designs;
• To coordinate safety measures between live components in operation and components under construction
and give advice and when required training to the project implementers on safety planning and safety
measures;
• To provide expert advice on all areas of facilities design and construction drawings, calculations,
specifications, estimating, scheduling, safety measures and adopted standards with an emphasis on
electrical systems;
• To be fully familiar with and have experience in using British (BS), European (EN), IEEE, IEC, DIN and other
standards;
• To have skillful use of computer and be able to work with latest electrical software programs specially
DIgSILENT, EMTP, PSCAD, AutoCAD Electrical, ETAP and MATLAB;
• To support the relevant departments of DABS to carry out capacity building needs of the organization for
strengthening planning, implementation and monitoring. The capacity building needs will reflect both
technical and non-technical/managerial needs;
• To provide feedback about the technical terms and conditions of RFPs and supervise the activities
performed by contractors and provide timely reports and advise about the schedule, quality and progress of
the projects;
• To assist in negotiating with the contractors on the implementation of activities as per the contractual
requirement;
• To participate in the meetings related to technical and management matters of on-going projects and also
technical preparation and development of new projects;
• Supervises related PMO staff and local or international short-term consultants working for the project;
• Extensive Travel within and outside Afghanistan maybe required.
• Establishing scope of authority, clear lines of communication and reporting and specific individuals who will
interact directly with the stakeholders
• Identifying potential problems and solutions
• To carry out other tasks as entrusted by the PMO Director.

Skills

• Excellent computer skills for Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and Internet use;
• Abilities to represent the organization in national and international levels;
• Fluency in English is a must, with excellent written and oral communication skills;
• High-level interpersonal and relationship-building skills;
• Ability to communicate and work effectively with persons of various cultures;
• Ability to Maintain effective collaboration and partnerships with organs of Government and Government Agencies, Provincial Governments, International Organizations, the Private Sector and other Stakeholders;
• Ability to Liaison with Donor agencies;
• Ability and willingness to work in a high-pressure environment;
• Ability and willingness to multi-task and work under pressure;
• Professional in appearance and demeanor;

Qualifications

• Master’s Degree or equivalent such as BSC/Honors in Engineering, Project Management, Business Administration or in related field with minimum 2-3 years’ experience
• Bachelor degree in the above field with min. seven years of work experience will be acceptable.
• Experience preferably with Government, international donors, NGOs or other organizations.
• Able to do research on new issues regarding electrical engineering field and perform presentation and
information sessions for ministry staffs and other stakeholders;
• Be familiar with Afghanistan power sector master plan and energy sector policy;
• Work experience with international organizations such as, WB, JICA, USAID or other is desirable.
• Direct experience in capacity development programs and/or government setting is desirable.
• Languages: Fluency in local languages (Dari/Pashto) and English is required.
• Good understanding of the relevant standards and norms relevant to the works.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12

Education:

Masters Degree, Engineering

Submission Guideline

It is your responsibility to verify that information entered in your Resume / CV that are uploaded are received and are accurate. Documents must be uploaded as the correct document type Word Format) or they will not be considered. Example: Resume must be submitted as a Resume. Recruitment Team will not modify, change or contact you regarding the completeness or accuracy of your application. If a document is not legible, you will not be able to attend the interview and you must again upload it by the close date.
NOTE: DO NOT upload performance appraisals, letters of recommendations, miscellaneous certificates, training plans or position descriptions. These documents will not be used qualify you.
Resume / CV: A Resume / CV in English is required. It must contain your full legal name, address, phone number, a detailed description of your law enforcement duties and the dates you performed those duties (DD/MM/YY). Upload as 'Resume' / ‘CV

Submission Email

hr@dabs.af

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