Bachelor's Degree   Multi Location Full Time 2590
Date Posted:Jul 18, 2021
Closing Date:Jul 31, 2021
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:5
Functional Area:Engineering
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:4 month(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Internship
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English


Founded: 2020

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.

Job Summary:

Two of the interns will be in Kabul base under the engineering unit, one of them will be in Nangarhar province, one of them will be in Farah province and one of them will in Badghis province.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Connect interns to professional and personal future direction through exploration, experience, and reflection. Help them identify and articulate professional and personal values, strengths, and interests.
  • Support interns to develop an increased level of self-efficacy and competency in a specific carrier field. 
  • Help the intern learn and implement effective professional attitudes and behaviors, engage in a professional workplace expectation including, but not limited to, organizational culture, time management, appropriate dress, and professional relationship boundaries.
  • General orientation and information on the public sector, the Government of Afghanistan, the relevant mandates of CCNPP/ and the development/relief/aid/humanitarian sectors in the country.
  • On-the-job mentoring and coaching in their assigned area of work through the interactions with the regular staff and supervisors in the unit assigned to. Both supervisors and colleagues to serve as resource personnel for this.
  • Internship assignments that are intellectually challenging and suitable for their academic backgrounds (to the extent feasible) and also such that they are better equipped with skill set development for future, regular employment.
  • Inclusion and capacity building in technical section ( Assessments, visual Survey, Technical Survey, Design, Drawings, providing of BoQs), general administrative support and office management in large programs, including financial, procurement, and administrative management.
  • Opportunities to understand the purpose, process and value of developing professional networks, recognize potential contacts that could positively enhance one’s professional growth, and cultivate relationships with such professionals through timely communication, professional demeanor and meaningful reciprocity. 
  • A reference or recommendation letter to potential employers, at the end of the internship period, if the final assessments show satisfactory performance.

Perform any other tasks assigned by the project manager.

Core Competencies required

·      Good interpersonal and communication skills;

·      Strong skills and experience of using Engineering software’s;

·      Strong skills in Drawings, Estimation, and providing of Technical BoQs;

·      Ability to speak, read and write technical and conversational English;

·      Skill in achieving results through persuading, influencing and working with others;

·      Good team player, self-starter, has ability to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships.

Job Requirement:

Bachelor degree or university student in engineering subject. Preference will be given to females’ graduates.  

Experience not required

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul, Nangarhar, Badghis, Farah
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