|Date Posted:||Oct 18, 2020|
|Closing Date:||Oct 24, 2020|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||2|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableAF|
|Years of Experience:||7 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
MAIL-CBARD (Community Agriculture & Rural Development Project)
Agriculture is the foundational basis of Afghan society. Approximately 80% of the population is engaged in agriculture directly or in secondary or tertiary activities.. While some of Afghanistan’s former agricultural infrastructure have been restored, considerably more, remains to be done. Lack of agriculture technology, infrastructure, and difficulty in accessing markets by farmers still remain as challenges in the sector. This is in spite of the enormous potential of agriculture as the sector that can drive economic growth.
These challenges and dependence of rural households on low-value crops on scarce arable land and their vulnerability to increasingly severe droughts and floods due to climate change adversely contribute to viability of opium poppy cultivation as an easily marketable and drought-resistant option. Having said this, it also presents an opportunity as farmers, producers, and processors and traders are demanding increased support from the government, realizing the potential of agriculture as a viable economic option if provided with the requisite technologies and infrastructure.
The Community Based Agriculture and Rural Development (CBARD) project funded by the US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) aims at supporting improved household income reducing dependency on illicit cultivation / production in 163 selected communities in Nangarhar, Farah and Badghis provinces. The project objective is to prove the viability of high-value agricultural-based interventions in improving local economies of Nangarhar, Badghis and Farah as a sustainable alternative to illicit crop cultivation. The project has two outputs; (i) local production of, and market for, high-value crops improved; (ii) community-based agro-business infrastructure are built, developed, and/or strengthened; (iii) potential national and international markets for CBARD products. The project will be implemented by MAIL.
As per the need assessments conducted for development and improvement of irrigation infrastructures, in the CBARD treatment communities in Badghis, Farah and Nangarhar, for irrigating orchards and other agricultural interventions of CBARD, we found that there is a huge need for construction and rehabilitation of Irrigation structures. Based on these findings we are considering a major part of the budget for construction and rehabilitation irrigation infrastructures.
The proposed structures need professional engineering analyses and design for the designed purpose and long-lasting utilization.
For the implementation of the project in Farah, Badghis and Nangarhar province, CBARD is seeking services of qualified and experienced Engineering Survey and Design Consultants (hereinafter called as “Consultants”) in order to carry out:
(I) Detail Engineering Field Surveys and plotting of Drawings, Maps, Cross sections and Profiles.
(ii) Irrigation Schemes design and plotting of Drawings, Maps and Profiles (using the Software and procedure compatible with ones adopted by CBARD. For Irrigation Schemes’ Design (Maps, Long Sections, cross sections, Estimation, BOQ, etc.) software like Auto CAD, Civil 3D, Excel, Google Earth, GIS etc. are to be used.
Duties & Responsibilities:
For more details on job description and other requirements please refer to the attachment.
Masters degree with five years of relevant working experience and bachelors degree with seven years’ of relevant working experience in engineering and design of irrigation infrastructures.