Project/PIU Director

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1173
Date Posted:Sep 11, 2018
Reference:MPW/AARP/97 - 001
Closing Date:Sep 23, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Engineering and Construction
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:0

About Ministry of Transport (MoT):

Founded: 1930

Governmental office The Ministry of Transport (MoT) is responsible for the planning, monitoring, maintenance and development of the various transport infrastructure projects such as Roads, Bridges, Culverts, Railway and Airport in the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Therefore to enhance the capacity to strengthen its ability to deliver effective, efficient and transparent services in MPW the Human Resource Directorate wishes to recruit the following staff on contract basis from development Budget for the Ministry of Transport (MoT)

Job Summary:

As a Project/PIU Director, he will be responsible for the management, quality control and delivery of feasibility study, detailed design and construction supervision projects. His management role is to ensure that deliverables are produced with quality and on time by monitoring progress and providing advice and support. He must be proficient in the identification, analyses, and resolution of problems and effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring of project activities.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:


Excellent Computer skills in operating MS Windows and MS Office programs.

Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and MS project.

Proficiency in English, Dari and Pashto (Reading, Writing and Speaking)

Self-discipline, integrity and ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

Excellent Computer skills in operating MS Windows and MS Office programs.

Demonstrated ability to training and build capacity of department staff.

Proven organizational, negotiation and problem solving skills.

Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).

Self-discipline, integrity and ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

Ability to coordinate with senior officials (who are members of bids evaluation committees, and consultant selection committees)

Ability to multi-task and work under pressure;

Willingness and ability to travel inside Afghanistan.

Motivation/Self Reliance

Team Work Ability

Job Requirements:

NTA (7) years’ overall experience and 3 Years Road construction experience including 5 years’ project management experience and bachelor’s degree in relevant Field (Civil Engineering, Construction Management). Master degree is preferred

Planning & Organizing - Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities;

Communications - Good communication (spoken and written) skills, including ability to prepare written documents/communications;

Technology Awareness – Good computer skills using MS Word, Excel, AutoCAD, Civil3d, Primavera, Ms Project and the Internet,

Teamwork - Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people;

Proven background in similar positions.

Must have relevant technical knowledge.

Motivation/Self Reliance

Required Documents:

Copy of verified Bachelor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education

Copy of verified Master degree by Ministry of Higher Education

Copy of verified Afghan ID Card (Tazkera)

Copy of verified last Posting Contract

Certificate’s and Appreciation Letter’s

Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsible for the overall and timely delivery of MPW contracts in the region;

Undertaking a technical review of the submitted designs by Consultants/Contractors to ensure consistency and a high standard of output.

Review progress reports submitted by the Consultants to assess project implementation and assist the technical deputy minister office in communicating important decisions of the Employer (MPW) to the Consultants to avoid potential delays.

Coordinate/liaise with Consultants, Contractors, other Ministries and other relevant departments concerning technical matters of the project.

Ensure that the works are implemented in accordance with the technical specifications specified in the contract and interim road standards of MPW.

Interact with the Consultants on a day-to-day basis concerning implementation and take corrective measures.

Ensuring that the Supervision Consultants perform in accordance with the contract.

Processing of various contractual matters including approval of variations, grant of extension of time etc.,

Periodical visits to the site to assess implementation of the project and resolve any issue relating to the Contractors/Consultants. Review the recommendations of the ‘Engineer’ on designs prepared by the civil works contractors, a method of implementation, final testing, commissioning of the project, etc., and accord Employer’s approval.

Review the IPCs/invoices submitted by the Consultants/Contractors and recommend for payment. Ensuring compliance with loan/grant covenants.

Assisting in the analysis of field data, reports, drawings, blueprints, tests, and aerial photographs to plan and design projects.

Coordinate the development of individual road and bridge projects work plans and develop and maintain an up-to-date consolidated work plan for the project/ region;

In coordination with the MPW QA/QC Coordinator ensure the implementation of a quality assurance plan throughout the project/region;

Monitor and coordinate the activities of field Engineers to facilitate the achievement of sub-projects. This in viewing, and analyzing work plans, progress reports and other relevant documents.

Ensure the timely submission of reporting and input to the Construction Manager and Head and facilitate the collection of inputs for monitoring and evaluation systems.

Provide technical advice and assistance in the institutional strengthening of MPW staff.

In cooperation with the contract Management unite. Ensure the timely and complete administration of all works contracts in the region.

Establish and ensure adherence to regular communication protocols between project engineers, Consultant engineers and contractors

Facilitate in the establishment and improvement of operational procedures that assist MPW in the development of planning and contract administration with contractors and local community.

Ensure the provision of training and technology transfer to MPW and contractor staff in bridge and road design and construction techniques including good practices and troubleshooting methods.

Ensure that all MPW projects in the region are implemented in full compliance with the Environmental and social Management Framework.

Provide advice and direction good environmental practices and control during construction and mitigate environmental impacts of the works.

Timely and accurate submission of monthly quantitative and qualitative progress report on regional portfolio.

Timely submission of contract works schedules for all contracts implemented in the region.

Timely submission of payment requests and regional portfolio delivery.

Responsible for other general office duties as may be assigned.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Bachelor’s degree in relevant Field (Civil Engineering, Construction Management).

Master degree is preferred.

Job Keywords:

Project/PIU Director
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