Project Engineer

  Afghanistan Unspecified 554
Date Posted:Mar 16, 2010
Reference:0
Closing Date:Mar 22, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Architecture
Nationality:International
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:50 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About DAI/LGCD/CENTRAL:

Job Summary:

Background:
Through the Local Governance and Community Development Project for Eastern and Southern Afghanistan (LGCD SE), USAID intends to assist the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) to extend its reach into unstable areas and engage at-risk populations; create an environment which encourages local communities to take an active role in their own development; and address the underlying causes of violence and support for the insurgency. The ultimate goal is to create a stable environment for long term political, economic, and social development. This goal will be achieved by increasing citizen support for GIRoA in insecure areas and separating the population from the insurgency bringing about greater stability.
Purpose:
The project engineers report to the Regional Engineering Supervisors either for the HOLD or BUILD portfolios and work with the RSE’s to ensure overall excellence in the regional infrastructure portfolio. Project Engineers will be required to travel to underserved and unstable regions, work with Provincial Reconstruction Teams, travel to Forward Operating Bases and Fire Bases and with military forces.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Develop SOWs, BOQs, work plans, timelines, concepts and proposals for all infrastructure related sub projects;
• Develop of the design process for all infrastructure related projects;
• Evaluate sub project designs put forth by provincial and regional engineering teams;
• Conduct site visits for monitoring, evaluation, QA/QC purposes and assist with the development of QA/QC schedules for provincial and assistant provincial engineers;
• Assist with the tracking of FMRs, invoices and disbursements;
• Ensure that TAMIS is updated with accurate information in a timely manner;
• Build the capacity of provincial, assistant provincial and site engineers through on the job training and mentorship activities;
• Contribute to the reporting process as it pertains to projects in BUILD/HOLD portfolio.
• Greater community participation in the selection and implementation of small-scale development activities.
• Improved provincial and district governance capacities to deliver services that address citizens’ needs.
• Immediate employment generation through cash for work
• Significant improvements in rural infrastructure (small roads, pedestrian bridges, irrigation systems, and small-scale power sources).
• Expanded economic opportunities through training opportunities.
• Increase access to public services by linking communities to GIRoA officials.

Job Location:

Afghanistan

Qualifications:

• Degree in Civil Engineering.
• 5-7 years experience in program management, design and planning with an international organization.
• Capacity to communicate in English verbally and written.
• Flexibility in working hours and ability to work under pressure
• Experience with infrastructure in rural and underserved areas
• Be able to operate and travel in an international military environment.
• Have experience writing and presenting reports formal reports.
• Capacity to use a computer programs such as AutoCad, Adobe, word and Excel.
• Willingness to work closely, as needed, with national and international military forces.

Job Keywords:

Work with Community
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