Engineer Consultant (Water Supply Design Engineer)

Bachelor's Degree   Multi Location Full Time 318
Date Posted:Jan 13, 2021
Closing Date:Jan 28, 2021
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Engineering
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Afghanistan Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Corporation (AUWSSC):


Brief History of AUWSSC The first water supply distribution network was built for Kabul city in 1880 at Amir Abdulrahman khan period by using water springs (fountains) located behind Ibn-e-Sina hospital. Afterwards water supply services developed in Kabul at Amir Habibullah khan period in (1915-1920) by using water canals located in Paghman district, after that in 1970 water supply services began in other cities like Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalal Abad and Kandahar. In order for better coherence and management Afghanistan Water Supply Utility stablished according to the decree No of 1224 under the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing in 20/Feb/1975 and it’s published in official journal No. 301 dated 05/Jun/1975, subsequently Afghanistan Water Supply Utility converted from central authority for water supply and sewerage to Afghanistan Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Corporation as a governmental joint corporation in 2009 and its main objective is to provide productive sustainable water and wastewater services for urban and semi-urban

areas of the country.

I.             BACKGROUND

Afghanistan has received funding from the International Development (IDA) and Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) to finance Afghanistan Water, sanitation , Hygiene and Institutional Support (A-WASH) [the Project]. The A-WASH project will consist of five components: Component 1 will support implementation of AUWSSC’s COVID-19 emergency relief measures in the three largest cities of Afghanistan - Kabul, Kandahar and Herat; Component 2 will finance measures to restructure, reform and improve the urban water utility’s operational and financial performance; Component 3 will fund technically robust, more sustainable infrastructure, including measures to build resilience to climate change, with a strategic focus on Kandahar. Component 4 will support project management and monitoring; and Component 5 is a Contingent Emergency Response Component.


The Project will be implemented under general supervision of Afghanistan Urban Water supply, Sewerage Corporation (AUWSSC). AUWSSC created Project Coordination Team (PCT) based in headquarter (HQ) of AUWSSC in Kabul, and Project Implementation Units (PIU)s based in Kandahar, Herat and Kabul. PCT is created for the overall management and coordination for the A-WASH Project and the PIUs will be responsible for the day-to-day management and coordination of the A-WASH sub-components and activities in these selected cities as well as provision of assistance to the related AUWSSC’s Strategic Business Units (SBU) including, reporting, technical assistance and other necessary supports on the Project-related activities. 

Job Summary:

I.             OBJECTIVE

The engineer consultant (Water Supply Design Engineer) will be responsible for ensuring engineering and technical support is provided on timely basis; S/he shall be also responsible for monitoring the technical part of contracts performance progress and conduct required technical assessment of progress made in contracts. S/he will be responsible for reporting on any wrong decision or designs to the PIU Head immediately to ensure achievement of project indicators on time and required quality.

Duties & Responsibilities:

I.             SCOPE OF WORK

Engineer consultant (Water Supply Design Engineer) will perform the following tasks:

a)            provision of technical support to the Project in terms of engineering design, and other issues related to project implementation in accordance with the WB’s rules and procedures;

b)           review of technical specifications, operational requirements, terms of references, technical evaluation reports, variation orders, request for contract modifications (changes to their scope, timing and initial price) and other engineering documents provided by project design, identification of shortcomings and, if required, provision of corrective recommendations in cooperation with Head of PIU and procurement specialists;

c)            keep database and records about technical aspects of the contracts signed and implemented under the Project, including drawings, photos, sketches, designs and explanatory notes as and if needed;

d)           technical assessment of contracts progress performance;

e)           technical monitoring of progress and report on achievement of indicators identified in the project Agreements as well as other technical performance indicators showing progress of Project and grants implementation;

f)             technical support during the preparation and review of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Documentation;

g)            review payment documents for completed works and delivered goods, change orders, and monitor fulfillment of designs requirements, state standards, construction norms and rules, including works completed and equipment delivered under the contracts;

h)           statements of acceptance verification for compliance with the terms of contracts, amendments and guarantees/securities;

i)             performance of other assignments as required under the Project.


·        The contract will be a time-based contract and include a period of one year on a full-time basis and may be renewed subject to satisfactory performance.

·        The engineer consultant (Water Supply Design Engineer) will report directly to the Head of Kandahar PIU in AUWSSC Kandahar SBU and to the Head of AUWSSC Herat PIU at Herat SBU. He/She is required to complete monthly timesheets to identify the time spent. The PIU Head may request submission of supporting draft documents, other documents, which the Consultant prepares and works on during the assignment.

·        The services shall be provided in the city of Kandahar for the PIU KnSBU position, and in the city of Herat for the HSBU position.


The client shall provide the following facilities to the consultant during the working days in the office

·           Workplace equipped with PC and telephone;

·           Access to Internet, photocopier, printer and scanner;

·           Project related documentation;

·           Relevant Bank documentation;

·           Transport to Provinces and other possible costs including accommodation and per-diem.

Job Requirement:


•           University degree in civil engineering, Water Supply and Environmental Engineering or any other relevant

•           Minimum 10 years of experience in Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) sector; i.e. from planning and engineering design, to management of WSS infrastructure investments and supervision of civil works)  

•           Experience in design review and review of change orders and technical support and assessment during implementation, at least 5 years practices will provide an advantage

•           Experience in contracts management and implementation Works, Small Works, Goods and other types of contracts at least 5 years practices will provide an advantage;

•           Knowledge of IBRD rules and procedures relating to financial management and procurement practices is preferable practices will provide an advantage

•           Excellent command of English language, including knowledge of engineering and technical terminology.

•           Advanced level of PC skills, knowledge and practical skills of using standard MS packages (MS Word, Excel, Project, Power Point), databases, and water supply design and simulation software such as ArcGIS, EPANET, Water GEMS, Info Works, and etc. for design review.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul, Herat

Submission Guideline:

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Please send your CV a long with a cover later to the given email address below before expiry date of vacancy. please mention vacancy number in the subject line of your email or your application will not be accepted.

Note: No resume will be considered of received after the closing date.

Only shortlisted candidates whose application respond to the above criteria will be contacted for written test and interview:

In case of any inquiry please contact this number: 0745273632

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