International Consultant Engineer/Quantity Surveyor

  DAARTT ( Danish Assistance to Afghan Rehabilitation and Technical Training )
Master's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1049
Date Posted:Jul 23, 2017
Closing Date:Jul 27, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Consulting
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About DAARTT ( Danish Assistance to Afghan Rehabilitation and Technical Training ):


DAARTT - Danish Assistance to Afghan Rehabilitation and Technical Training was established in 2003 as a non-political, non-profit humanitarian organization, registered and approved by Government of Afghanistan on 14th January 2004. Previously, DAARTT was the construction section for another big Danish organisation in Afghanistan – DACAAR (Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees) for nearly 20 years. Parent organization to DAARTT is Danish People’s Aid (DPA). DAARTT has been working in Afghanistan since 2004 primarily with construction of schools in various number of provinces in Afghanistan The objective of DAARTT is to support the need for reconstruction and development in Afghanistan, with special focus on the Educational Sector. DAARTT main partner in Afghanistan is Ministry of Education. So far, DAARTT constructed and reconstructed over 130 schools in Afghanistan. Technical Assistance to Afghan Department of Construction is also within our mandate and we provide new designs for schools in Afghanistan and with DoC we improve some of their present school standards.

Job Summary:


Duties & Responsibilities:

DAARTT would like to retain the services of an international consultant engineer/ quantity surveyor to:

Review the existing MOE cost estimation system and suggest amendments to it,

Prepare technical specifications for 20 typical school designs,

Prepare BOQ documents corresponding to the items in the cost estimation system,

Establish a computer-based system to calculate quantities for all items,

Establish a computer-based cost-estimation system,

Guide and support MOE’s technical team in finalizing cost estimation for the 20 typical school designs,

Prepare cost estimates for the low-cost design options.

In consultation with ISD, develop formats for site register, daily reporting, material tests and documentation of test results, monthly progress reports, interim bills, final bill and format for school handover,

Contribute to the development of a construction manual.

In addition to the quantity surveyor, the work will be carried out by a consultant architect and a structural engineer. All three will be working together under the overall guidance of DAARTT.

The Consultant Quantity Surveyor will report to the Director or his designated staff.

Job Requirement:

Advanced university degree in quantity surveying. At least 20 years’ experience with development of technical specifications and computer based cost-estimation systems for construction of buildings, preferably including school buildings. Experience with technical assistance in the field of construction and with training, facilitation of workshops and report writing in English. Familiarity with Afghanistan or the region a distinct advantage. Excellent computer skills and solid knowledge of software opions for cost estimation systems. Complete command of written and oral English. Fluency in Dari and Pashto an added advantage.
DAARTT is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified women are therefore encouraged to apply.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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