Field Engineer

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Balkh Full Time 2369
Date Posted:Jul 5, 2017
Reference:F.Eng 54321/MAIL/SNaPP2
Closing Date:Jul 17, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Engineering
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About SNaPP2-MAIL:


Support to National Priority Program2 (SNaPP2) is a development project of MAIL funded IFAD with the goal to improve food security and economic status of poor rural households in three provinces; Balkh, Herat and Nangarhar. The project will reach at least 57,000 households consisting of 427,500 people in these provinces. The project has two specific objectives: (i) institutional development and capacity building of community organizations, public extension services and relevant private sector entities in the provinces; and (ii) sustained increased incomes of small farmers and herders fostered by improvements in productivity and output, infrastructure and market linkages. These objectives will be addressed through supporting institutions and services, fostering increased productivity and production, and where feasible, upgrading profitable agriculture/livestock value chains. General Directorate of extension is the main stakeholders of the program and will lead the implementation of tow sub components 1. Extension services and 2. Small-holder Institutional development and Capacity Building. G.D of extension will establish program management unit under overall supervision of G.D general director who will be responsible for the implementation of the relate activities in three provinces. Extension sub components will strengthen the extension directorate by: (i) establishing a women’s extension department in Kabul and a cadre of 12 female extension workers specializing in agriculture and livestock, in line with the Taksheel, across the six pilot districts; (ii) strengthening the male extension worker cadre at district level in agriculture and livestock; (iii) targeting young graduates from local agricultural faculties to be recruited as extension assistants, under the Taksheel, funded by the project in years 1-3 and by MAIL thereafter; and, (iv) adapting the curriculum, in collaboration with relevant MAIL directorates, using updated techniques. Small-holder Institutional development and Capacity Building will strengthen the female CDCs through an orientation and training program guaranteeing female CDCs’ direct control over financial resources, over some elements of project implementation and over female beneficiary selection.

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the irrigation project coordinator and guidance of the director of the irrigation directorate and in close coordination with the SNaPP-2 infrastructure specialist, the Field Engineer will be based in one of the target provinc (Balkh) and will be focal point between contactors/service providers and irrigation directorate during construction phase.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Conducts regular project visits in Balkh province to ensure that the work quality and progress is satisfactory and as per the irrigation department’s standard, technical specifications and schedule of the sub project respectively;

Assist the Consultancy Contractor during technical survey Design steps of Irrigation scheme, and take part in project infrastructure selection walkthrough.

He/She should be fully aware of MAIL and IFAD contractual procedures.

Spot checking and guiding contractors on the requirements of the contract and on technical specifications to make sure the civil works are completed according the engineering standards;

Reviews material submitted by contractors for compliance with the BOQ and specifications

Checks compliance of QC requirements as per approved QC plan of the sub-project;

Ensures that all tests are performed at the site for the various water course lining technology of schemes and the test results are well documented on daily basis;

Responsible for quality of used materials in the construction work, and the workmanship;

Ensure timely completion of projects as scheduled originally (as per the work plan);

Responsible for controlling of quantity of the work completed according to the agreed-upon schedule

To make sure the contractors have made enough provisions for allowing flow of canal water for irrigation, and build temporary pedestrian path or establish alternate road;

Submits weekly, monthly and project completion report of work progress to project Manager also keep the sub-project issues log updated;

Ensure that the contractor provide labors the required safety equipment at the construction site as well as the contractor strictly following the prepared Environmental and Social Safeguard Management Plan;

Responsible for validation and certification of payments to contractors.

Responsible for solving technical problems during construction, in close coordination with regional manager;

Facilitates site-meetings when necessary;

Should have a close communication with IA, community, CDCs and contractor;

Responsible of coordination and communication with DAIL offices.

Maintains all documentation, work schedules and correspondence between PIU and Contractor;

Ensures that Variation Order (VO) and/or Change Orders are issued in a timely manner;

Ensures that construction schedules are regularly monitored;

Ensure that time extension are issued before the contractual completion dates

Keeps separate file for each contract from issuance of NIB to final payment;

Maintains a database of geo-referenced photographs of work progress from start to completion;

Maintains all quality control reports for each contract including OK cards;

Maintains physical and financial progress of each contract;

Prepares an inventory of Contractor;

Assists in preparing and submitting in a timely manner all required performance reports to SNaPP -2 and ID

Consults and reviews technical proposals according to the donor’s requests

Processes documents for travel and per diem by experts monitoring irrigation systems

Performs all other relevant project activities assigned by the Irrigation Project Coordinator .

Job Requirement:

The candidate must have at least BSc in civil engineering or irrigation engineering or construction engineering from a recognized university and should have general understanding of (construction of canals, lining technologies, water control gates, flow measurement structures, siphons, culverts, construction of flood control levees etc.), quality control and safety.

Good Command of Auto CAD, MS Project and other Engineering Softwares.

Minimum 4 years of work experience in site engineering /quality control/ field supervisor is required;

Must be efficient in completion of the assigned tasks on time on the office/sits;

Good capability to read write and speak English, organization skills, desire to learn, and basic computer literacy; and

Must have good report writing skills

Good communication skill in Dari and Pashto .

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Balkh
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