Parks Surveying Specialist

  Kabul Municipality
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 835
Date Posted:Jul 15, 2020
Closing Date:Jul 29, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Engineering
Salary Range:NTA, Grade C
Years of Experience:5 - 7 Years
Contract Duration:1 year(s)
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Kabul Municipality:


About KMDP

The Kabul Municipality (KM) has received a grant from the World Bank toward the cost of the proposed Kabul Municipal Development Project (KMDP). That builds upon the now closed Kabul Urban Reconstruction Project (KURP) which financed upgrading similar to the works envisaged under the proposed project.

The Kabul Municipality is responsible for implementing Kabul Municipal Development program (KMDP) and Eshteghal Zaiee Karmondena (EZ-KAR) Project on behalf of the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The primary focus of the KMDP is to increase access to basic municipal services in selected residential areas of Kabul City and strengthen municipal finance management of Kabul Municipality and the project development objective of EZ-KAR is to strengthen the enabling environment for economic opportunities in cities (including Kabul Municipality) where there is a high influx of displaced people.

The KMDP Development Objectives are to: (i) Increase access to basic municipal services through investments in critical infrastructure in selected residential areas of Kabul; (ii) redesign KM’s Financial Management system to support better service delivery when reforms are implemented. In the event of an eligible emergency or crisis, this operation will also enable early emergency response through the provision of a quick access to funding. During the project restructuring for the Immediate Response Mechanism (IRM), the results framework will be adjusted to capture the results from the use of the funds for the IRM and reflects any significant changes expected in the original PDO.

The EZ-KAR Development Objectives are to (i) Support for Afghan Refugees in Pakistan, (ii) Short the term employment opportunities and market enabling infrastructure under IDLG, (iii) Prioritized urban investments in four provincial capital cities, (iv) Market enabling infrastructure and reforms for Kabul Municipality and (v) Project Management, Implementation support and national regulatory reforms.

Background of Kabul Greenery Department:

The Kabul Greenery Department (KGD) functioning under Kabul Municipality owns more 112 parks within and in the outskirts of the city covering a total area of 6.6 km . Majority of these parks are not in good condition requiring improved irrigation system and facilities required for a typical park management. Roadside and medians are the other major source of urban greenery in the city. Kabul City Urban Design Framework views urban forests and greenery as integral part of city landscape. In line with KUDF strategic views, there is need for robust investment in reforestation of hilltops and city greenery. The KGD is responsible for urban greenery development and maintenance. The KGD facilitates all activities with the collaboration of 22 districts within the city. Major activities include parks establishment, roadside and median greenery, hills and slopes plantations, maintenance, and nursery stock production. The current efforts have a visible and qualitative effect on aesthetics of neighborhoods, enhanced soil, water and air quality, urban health improvement, wildlife habitat, and possibly climate change mitigation.

Job Summary:

The parks surveying specialist will perform landscape survey of parks, medians, nurseries etc and will work under direct supervision of Engineering Manager and will perform the following duties.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and maintain sketches, maps, reports, and legal descriptions of surveys to describe, certify, and assume liability for work performed.
  • Verify the accuracy of survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites.
  • Direct or conduct surveys to establish legal boundaries for properties, based on legal deeds and titles.
  • Record the results of surveys, including the shape, contour, location, elevation, and dimensions of land or land features.
  • Calculate heights, depths, relative positions, property lines, and other characteristics of terrain.
  • Prepare or supervise preparation of all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys.
  • Write descriptions of property boundary surveys for use in deeds, leases, or other legal documents.
  • Plan and conduct ground surveys designed to establish baselines, elevations, and other geodetic measurements.
  • Search legal records, survey records, and land titles to obtain information about property boundaries in areas to be surveyed.
  • Coordinate findings and adjust surveying instruments to maintain their accuracy.
  • Determine longitudes and latitudes of important features and boundaries in survey areas, using theodolites, transits, levels, and satellite-based global positioning systems (GPS).
  • Make use of total station and GIS to analyze and interpret site features
  • Keep up to date with new and emerging technology
  • On-site observation experience of work during construction
  • Experience with National Building Code and Accessibility Requirements related to landscape architecture
  • Use AutoCAD and other related software of surveying.
  • Participating in project supervision, including day to day monitoring and follow-up, field supervision.
  • Troubleshoot any problems that may arise with system
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and bi-annual and annual reports
  • Perform any other duties as required by the department

Job Requirement:

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture
  • Master’s degree with (3) years of relevant experience and Bachelor’s with (5) years of demonstrated experience in Surveying, master planning and project management of landscape-oriented projects.
  • At least ten (5) years of relevant experience in Surveying, master planning and project management of landscape-oriented projects.

Required Technical Skills:

  • Experience in project design, results-based management and implementation;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and coordination skills and a proven ability to work constructively with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent knowledge of English, Dari and Pashto, both spoken and written skills

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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