Mechanical Engineer

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1518
Date Posted:Sep 7, 2019
Closing Date:Sep 27, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Engineering
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About UNOPS:

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Job Summary:

The Project for Development of Water Supply Facilities in Dehsabz South Area - Parcel 2.2 (JICA V), funded by the Government of Japan (GoJ) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) involves the design review, construction and installation of water supply facilities which are intended to support the planned new Kabul City. The water supply facilities include the following specific project scope components for design review, procurement of construction works, construction supervision, financial management and reporting. Planned construction works outputs include the construction and installation of boreholes (testing and production wells), water pumping station, water transmission main, water pressure regulating reservoir and principle water distribution main system. 

Skills Required:


Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

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Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the overall guidance and direction of the Project Manager (PM), and in close coordination with the Deputy Project Manager, Water Supply Engineer, Electrical Engineer and other project staff, the Mechanical Engineer will provide mechanical engineering expertise to the project by contributing to ensure the water supply facilities mechanical systems are designed and constructed in accordance with local and international policies, guidelines, standards and specifications applicable, for the new water supply facilities to be constructed under the project. The Mechanical Engineer will carry out mechanical designs and supervise the construction works in accordance with industry acceptable and applicable energy efficiency principles, policies and standards. Specific responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Determine, review and establish the local and international policies, standards and specifications required for mechanical engineering work related to building construction and refurbishment for the project in Afghanistan.
  • Carry out inspections of the water supply facilities to be constructed, assess the current situation with the mechanical systems, and design suitable upgrades/replacement of existing mechanical systems to meet the local and international standards and specifications applicable, and in consultation with all stakeholders.
  • Prepare and/or review detailed mechanical engineering design documentation including drawings, specifications and scope of work reports to be included in water supply facilities construction tender documents.
  • Prepare quality control and quality assurance documentation related to mechanical engineering work for new water supply facilities.
  • Assist the PM, Deputy PM, Water Supply Engineer and the QA/QC Engineer in the preparation of bidding documents for the new water supply facilities.
  • Supervise on-site works carried out by contractors closely on a day to day basis to ensure quality of the works is monitored and controlled as per specification requirements.
  • Prepare and submit professional progress reports to the Project Manager/Deputy PM at intervals agreed upon.
  • Ensure safety and health of everyone involved in the project and general public by identifying risks and threats, planning, implementing and maintaining internationally acceptable safety standards in all aspects, at all stages of the project.
  • Ensure all design and construction of water supply facilities mechanical works is carried out in accordance with and in compliance with industry standards and international best practice energy efficiency principles, standards, guidelines and specification.
  • Assist the PM/Deputy PM in the preparation of various project reports where necessary.
  • Provide expert advice to all stakeholders including contractors, PM/Deputy PM, project staff, clients and donor agencies on Mechanical engineering related water supply facilities works where required.

Perform any other tasks as may be assigned.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Professional Certificate in a relevant field and/or a Master’s Degree will be an advantage;

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