Civil Engineer

Bachelor's Degree   Multi Location Full Time 835
Date Posted:Jun 22, 2022
Closing Date:Jun 28, 2022
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:8
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:9 month(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension: Maybe
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Afghanaid:


Afghanaid is a British-registered international NGO, which has worked in Afghanistan for over 30 years. We assist community-driven processes that address the rights and fundamental needs of people in some of the most remote areas of Afghanistan, providing basic services, supporting development of rural livelihoods and responding to humanitarian emergencies. We are headquartered in Kabul, and operate 20 provincial and district offices across Badakhshan (north-eastern region), Samangan (northern region) and Ghor (western region), as well as a Marketing and Fundraising office in London. We employ around 160 personnel, 97% of whom are Afghans.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the civil engineer will implement the project at the community level. She/he will closely work with field staff and project beneficiaries in 5 districts of Ghor & Samangan province. Impart regular visits to beneficiaries in the field, conduct physical survey, designing and implementation of the construction projects.

Duties & Responsibilities:


(To be added by Hiring Manager, a template is highlighted below for Managerial level position)

  • Providing adequate technical oversight to all subprojects, including ensuring adequate surveying for infrastructure subprojects, terraces & trenches, and informing the community of critical aspects of proposed subprojects related to construction, operation and maintenance
  • Facilitating discussion/selection of WFP priority subprojects up to the amount of the block grant allocation for each CDC and ensure women’s participation in the decision making sessions for proposal development. 
  • Ensuring that the proposals for the sub-projects funded by the community’s block grant are developed and submitted to PMUs as per the timelines given in the WFP Operational Manual.
  • Facilitating a process for women and men CDC members to learn how to plan subprojects and complete the required WFP forms
  • Submitting subproject proposals in a timely manner and not in lump at the end of contract period.
  • Helping communities assess technical assistance needs to ensure that the conditions are in place for successful completion of subproject
  • Ensuring that the budgeted costs for goods, works, and services are reasonable (reflect market rates) Facilitating CDC management of community subprojects, including the conducting by CDC of the procurement activities in accordance with the OM guidelines, controlling finances in accordance with the subproject budget,
  • Ensuring technical quality in accordance with proposed design specifications, and ensuring progress in accordance with the CDC work plan.
  • Ensuring providing adequate helped for testing and quality control in accordance with appropriate engineering standards (as per the WFP Technical Manuals).
  • Ensuring timely completion and proper functioning of all WFP subprojects implemented during the AAD tenure in the community. In case of subproject failure, help the CDC in providing a detailed explanation of causes in the Final Status Report.
  • Ensuring that communities understand and implement the safeguard measures required for the relevant subprojects.
  • Report the natural disaster cases caused damage to sub-projects.
  • Ensuring that the CDC installs a public notice board which provides information on subproject progress and the use of funds, either in a place where both men and women can see it, or ensure that a second notice board is installed in a place that is accessible to women.
  • Ensure the on time reporting of sub-project implementation progress and submission of CDCs second instalments as described in the WFP from # 8 & 10.

Job Requirement:


Education & Professional Qualification

(To be added by Hiring Manager, a template is highlighted below)

Civil engineering BSc Degree-Level, ability to learn the WFP engineering Technical Manual

Work Experience

(To be added by Hiring Manager, a template is highlighted below)

2-3 year experience of working in INGO development programme

Professional Skills, Competencies, Values and Attitudes

(To be added by Hiring Manager, a template is highlighted below)

Afghanaid seeks a responsible and dependable engineer with strong initiative, judgment and adaptability as well as excellent skills in communication, organisational, interpersonal relations, decision-making, and reporting.

Specifically, the holder of this position should also demonstrate the following:

Key Skills and Competencies


  • A suitable qualification in any engineering discipline is the necessary educational background. Experience could substitute for a formal qualification, but not vice versa.
  • Adequate experience in National solidarity Programme or WFP and one or more other relevant areas (e.g. infrastructure, community development, natural resource management and renewable energy)..
  • Experience and or good understanding of link between hardware and software, activities
  • Adequate communication skills with fluency in written and verbal English and at least one major Afghan language (Dari, Pashtu)
  • Physical fitness for travel to difficult terrain and a willingness for sustained fieldwork.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action and to Organization's equal opportunity and gender policies. Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into water and sanitation programmes.
  • Compliance with Code of Conduct and Protocols
  • To be familiar with and abide by the NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, the People in Aid Code, Organization International procedures and other regulatory codes (e.g. Interaction Field Co-operation Protocols
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action and to Organization's equal opportunity and gender policies. Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into water and sanitation programmes
  • Sign up and strictly abide by Organization’s policies such as sexual exploitation and Policy on Management of Financial Irregularities including fraud and corruption.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Samangan, Ghor

Submission Guideline:

Please email a covering letter and your CV, by no later than Tuesday 28 June 2022 to (for NH position) (for IH positions), including your name and the job title in the subject line. Your covering letter should be no more than 1 standard A4 page in length and explain how you meet the essential and desirable position requirements and why you feel you would be a suitable candidate for this role. Your CV should be no more than 4 pages and include 3 professional references including your current employer. The precision and style with which you present yourself in your covering letter and CV will be given significant weight in short listing candidates. Application with no proper subject (requested above) will not be considered.