|Date Posted:||May 6, 2010|
|Closing Date:||May 8, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableUSD|
|Years of Experience:||Fresh|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Probation Period:||1 month|
Through the Local Governance and Community Development Project for Eastern and Southern Afghanistan (LGCD SE), USAID intends to assist the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) to extend its reach into unstable areas and engage at-risk populations; create an environment which encourages local communities to take an active role in their own development; and address the underlying causes of violence and support for the insurgency. The ultimate goal is to create a stable environment for long term political, economic, and social development. This goal will be achieved by increasing citizen support for GIRoA in insecure areas and separating the population from the insurgency bringing about greater stability. Expected outcomes of LGCD include the following
Duties & Responsibilities:
â€¢ Assist the PE with all local infrastructure and training projects at the provincial level. Infrastructure projects will range from simple, labor-intense projects in rural areas (road rehabilitation, irrigation improvement, boundary walls) to more complex structures in urban areas (district government buildings, schools, MHP, and rehabilitation of offices).
â€¢ Assist the PE with the production of construction design documents (drawings, quantities, work plans).
â€¢ Assist the PE with the implementation of infrastructure projects at the provincial level, including technical and administrative aspects of program management.
â€¢ Coordinates with Provincial Government, District Government, village shuras or councils, and other development efforts.
â€¢ Reports on implementation of the projects at the provincial level.
â€¢ Cooperates as necessary with the project staff responsible for financial aspects of project implementation, including payments in the field.
â€¢ Cooperates with the monitoring and evaluation staff of the project, providing required information.
â€¢ Cooperates with other project professionals responsible for resolving local conflicts and strengthening local, district, and provincial governments.
â€¢ Undertakes other tasks as required.
â€¢ Degree in Engineering
â€¢ 2-5 years of experience as engineer on infrastructure projects
â€¢ Experience in rural areas outside of Kabul.
â€¢ Capacity to communicate in English verbally and written.
â€¢ Capacity to use a computer programs such as AutoCad, Adobe, word and Excel.
â€¢ Willingness to work closely, as needed, with national and international military forces.