Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1050
Date Posted:Feb 10, 2019
Closing Date:Feb 24, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Engineering
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Service Contract
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and livestock (MAIL):

Founded: 1997

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock is a key ministry of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan that aims to develop the agriculture, irrigation and livestock of the rural and urban communities. The Ministry is expected to lay the foundations for a long-term strengthening of local agriculture, to promote governance, to rebuild social capital and leadership within villages and neighborhoods, and to provide assistance for rehabilitation and development to communities

Job Summary:

The chief engineer is responsible for the entire engineering projects from approving designs and assigning engineers and technicians to ensure that all safety and structural standards are met throughout the completion of each project And also to lead the technical board, with responsibility for the planning and deployment of the design of components and their integration into systems. Provide technical liaison to supplier, Contractors and MAIL Technical Engineers. Produce high quality solutions for projects, and be able to apply engineering knowledge and principles to devise innovative solutions to unique design problems. Responsible for the overall design content from concept through to detailed component drawings. Work and act independently, being self-supervising within the expectations of Senior Management with outcomes reviewed at senior level. Work on multiple major projects requiring innovative solutions at the cutting edge of the technical field providing expertise.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Writing skills and demonstrated ability to develop written reports and action plans in both English and Pashto/Dari

Ability to express ideas concisely and clearly preferably in both English and Dari/Pashtu

Ability to use personal computers and related engineering software’s

Expert speaking, writing and consulting skills

Considerable interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Ability to work independently to meet critical and competing deadlines to produce high quality work in short timeframes

Ability to work productively with others as part of a team

Has an engaging personality

Can inspire confidence and can communicate effectively

Is discreet and diplomatic, upholding values and ethics that are required of such a post

Familiarity with governmental functioning especially at the sub-national level and with field conditions would be an advantage

Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide technical lead in all developing Projects

Define technical resource requirements for successful project execution

Maximize team performance using standard processes

Work closely with tight deadline to ensure that engineering standards are maintained

Conduct survey, design and feasibility studies of the selected large and small irrigation schemes;

Provide guidance on construction supervision and quality control;

Prepare and submit monthly progress report to irrigation Director

Works with the design team to develop safe, efficient, and effective projects that will fall within the budget.

Evaluates all costs associated with each project including materials, costs of labor, and time expended.

Coordinates the engineering team, assigning short and long term goals for successful completion of the project’s plans.

Ensures safety of the worksite during the course of development.

Reviews safety standards for the finished product.

Manages the engineering team and oversees training of new employees.

Allocates resources effectively including personnel, materials, and time.

Final check and verification of all site plans, profiles, designs and cost estimation of the complete irrigation schemes including all irrigation infrastructures e.g. field turnouts, drop structures, culverts, weirs, dams and community access points coming from the design sections of all Irrigation Directorate donor funded projects

Prepare detail design reports

Review and approve BOQ (bill of quantity) and CAD drawings of all civil works

Strictly follow on the project implementation plan,

Checking of specifications and quality of the structures

Preparation of work plan for each civil work contract

Spot checking and certification of ongoing rehabilitation and Development works

Work independently, and with consultation of irrigation Directorate and donor funded projects through subordinate engineers the construction of canals, water courses according to the type of soil, and specific climate

Training of the project field supervisors to properly supervise the civil works at the sites

Prepare work plan for all technical staff activities both in the office and on the sites

Investigate proposed locations of structures (flow control gates, turnout, flow measurement weirs, dams, etc.) and prepare initial designs in coordination with technical team.

Work closely with consultant design engineers

Store soft copies of all designs/drawings and site plans at safe place

Identifying and proposing proper construction materials as per the required standards and site locations

Facilitate the identification and preparation of investment projects and programme and provide implementation support

Perform any other project relevant activity assigned by the irrigation Director

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


The candidate must have achieved Engineering degree in Hydro technic structures/ Civil Engineering or related discipline; training and a minimum of 5 to 10 years directly relevant experience;

Experience meeting, consulting and corresponding with government officials, including regulatory and program partners, including explanation of technical details on complex issues;

Experience in managing and designing large, medium and small hydrotechnic structures;

The candidate should demonstrate high level of project management, leadership, planning, problem solving, analytical and team building skills;

Experience working in large scale irrigation Projects

Experience meeting, consulting and corresponding with government officials, including regulatory and program partners, and stakeholder groups on policy proposals and existing government policies, including explanation of technical details on complex issues

Must have experience leading teams of individuals in irrigation field

The candidate should demonstrate high level of project management, leadership, planning, problem solving, analytical and team building skills

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