Monitoring Engineer

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 2262
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:

Please see main announcement for more details

Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager and reporting directly to the Deputy Project Manager, the Monitoring Engineer for the JICA V Project is expected to support the implementation of the project activities through the provision of technical expertise and the application of best practices in the project implementation. The Monitoring Engineer will assist the Deputy Project Manager, Water Supply Engineer and QA/QC Engineer to oversee implementation of contracted water supply facilities works in conformance with the design technical specifications. Any situation that may require decision making which will involve changes in the designs and/or plans will be brought to the notice of Project Manager with details of issues encountered at site and appropriate recommendations.

Specifically, the Monitoring Engineer will be responsible for multiple construction sites and shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Project Manager to ensure the overall and timely delivery of the UNOPS JICA V Project in Kabul Province;
  • Understanding the technical specifications and scope of works for the Contractors that have been assigned to him/her by the Project Manager (or Water Supply Engineer on his/her behalf);
  • Ensure that all construction materials (e.g. steel, cement, pipes) are sourced by the Contractor from the approved quarry sites or suppliers;
  • Check contractor’s compliance to material specification for steel, cement, pipes etc., and provide regular reports to the Water Supply Engineer and Project Manager;
  • Assist the PM/Deputy PM in the implementation of Quality Plans to ensure specified quality of the water supply facilities works is achieved;
  • Develop basic bills of quantities and cost estimates, whenever asked by the Project Manager and Deputy Project Manager;
  • Monitor the water supply facilities construction works to ensure the work complies with the design and specifications;
  • Collect and document site information in relation to contractor’s work including information on the contractor’s work force, weather, progress of work and any other related information;
  • Check contractor’s claims and submittal for accuracy, and make recommendations to the Project Manager/Deputy Project Manager;
  • Ensure the strict implementation of quality control standards and procedures on the sites and report regularly to the PM/Deputy PM, Water Supply Engineer and/or QA/QC Engineer;
  • Take necessary steps to ensure timely completion of contractors’ work;
  • Prepare project progress reports and project briefs to the PM/Deputy Project MM, and assist him/her in compilation of data for reporting and briefings;
  • Prepare and manage project documentation systematically, especially assuring the organization and tidiness of the contractors’ site registers;
  • Assist the PM/Deputy PM in the hand-over and closing of the project;
  • Support the overall ownership and management of UNOPS assets at construction sites;

Perform other functions as may be assigned by the supervisor

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a relevant field from a recognized university;
  • Professional Certificate in a relevant field and/or a Master’s Degree will be an advantage

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