|Date Posted:||Jun 20, 2019|
|Closing Date:||Jul 15, 2019|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||2|
|Functional Area:||Civil Engineering,Electrical Engineering|
|Salary Range:||As per company salary scaleAF|
|Years of Experience:||1 - 3 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Open Ended|
|Contract Type:||Short Term|
About Integrity Watch Afghanistan:
Integrity Watch is an Afghan civil society organization committed to increase transparency, accountability, and integrity in Afghanistan. The mission of Integrity Watch is to put corruption under the spotlight through community monitoring, research, and advocacy. We mobilize and train communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries. We develop community monitoring tools, provide policy-oriented research, facilitate policy dialogue, and advocate for integrity, transparency, and accountability in Afghanistan.
Integrity Watch was created in October 2005 and established itself as an independent civil society organization in 2006. It has approximately 100 staff members and about 500 active volunteers. The head office of Integrity Watch is in Kabul with provincial offices in Balkh, Bamyan, Herat, Kabul, Kapisa, Jawzjan, Nangarhar, Parwan, and Kuner provinces and programmatic outreach in many other provinces.
Integrity Watch’s work has three major components: (1) Community Monitoring, (2) Research, and (3) Advocacy. Integrity Watch tries to encourage active citizenship and community mobilization through its programs. Our community monitoring work includes development of community monitoring tools, mobilizing and training communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries.
Our research work is focused on policy-oriented research measuring trends, perceptions and experiences of corruption and covering wide range of corruption related issues including security and justice sectors, extractive industries, budget and public finance management, and aid effectiveness. The objective is to develop new, ground-breaking empirical research in order to set the agenda, influence decision-makers, bring to the public attention non-documented and non-explored issues.
The aim of our advocacy work is to enhance Integrity Watch’s pioneering role in advocating for knowledgeable decision-making and informed public debate on corruption and integrity. Our advocacy work includes facilitation of policy dialogue on issues related to integrity, transparency, and accountability. We advocate for access to information; budget transparency, accountability, and participation; aid transparency and effectiveness; social accountability; and other issues related to anti-corruption.
Reconstruction Assessment Program (ReCAP) focuses on review of infrastructure and development funds. ReCAP performs independent engineering evaluations and inspection of on-going and completed infrastructure projects, operation and maintenance inspection of public facilities and impact assessment of national development projects.
ReCAP works closely with an U.S. government oversight agency in Afghanistan, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), to provide independent and objective audits, inspections and reviews of US-funded reconstruction efforts. In addition to this, ReCAP also administers the national secretariat of Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) in Afghanistan. CoST Afghanistan aims to improve the value for money spent on public infrastructure by increasing transparency in the delivery of public sector construction projects
Provinces to travel:
· Proficiency in English and national languages (Pashto and Dari)
· Skilled in using computer programs; i.e. MS Office
· Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and deliver on agreed timelines
· Integrity, punctuality, intellectual curiosity, willingness to take initiative, multi-tasking, and willingness to work under pressure to meet deadlines
Duties & Responsibilities:
The primary role of Civil, Electrical and mechanical Inspection Engineers is to perform inspection of constructed and ongoing projects which was funded by the U.S. government across Afghanistan within the scope of SIGAR project of ReCAP. He must travel to each project sites in the provinces with/without a team member. The responsibilities of consultants Inspection Engineer include but are not limited to the followings:
- Conducting physical site-visit to the facility
· Evaluating different components and utilities of the facility’s building using provided checklists and guidelines
· Assessing safety, efficiency, sustainability and needs of the facility
· Conducting interviews with beneficiaries and personnel of the facility
· Taking overall photographs of the facility as well as its identified defects and challenges
· Preparing an overall judgment report of the facility
· Filling and correcting the designated questionnaire for each facility
· Assisting Inspection Coordinator in reviewing questionnaires and preparing reports
· Supporting Inspection Coordinator in making site-visit schedules and preparations
· Carrying out any other RECAP tasks as deem necessary by the Inspection Engineer.
Job Location:Afghanistan, Kabul
· At least bachelor’s degree in Civil, Electric and Mechanical Engineering.
· A minimum of one year’s proven working experience in relative filled; experience with U.S. funded public infrastructure projects is desirable