Research and Developement Manager(Funded by JICA)(Re-advertisement)

  Capital Region Independent Development Authority (CRIDA)
  Afghanistan Unspecified 245
Date Posted:Feb 8, 2011
Reference:DCDA111
Closing Date:Feb 19, 2011
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:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Capital Region Independent Development Authority (CRIDA):

 

The capital region of Afghanistan comprises the Kabul, Wardak, Logar, Kapisa and Parwan Provinces. The total area of the capital region is more than 7735 km2. In order to make safe urban environment and tackle the problems caused by ever increasing population growth in the capital of Afghanistan considering the concentrated economic activities and services provision, Dehsabz City Development Authority (DCDA) has been promoted to Capital Region Independent Development Authority (CRIDA) (As per the Presidential Decree No. 44 dated 23rd June 2016 based on Cabinet Resolution no 3 dated 30 April 2016 of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan). CRIDA is an Independent Budgetary Unit and Governmental profitable entity within the organizational structure of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Capital Region Independent Development Authority (CRIDA), not only develop Kabul New City project but also pave the ways for the development of Capital Region with broader visions which are briefly narrated as follows: 1. Transforming the Capital Region by turning it into a mega city that is clean, environmentally friendly, cultured with booming industries and commerce, sports and tourism and ultimately a metropolitan city that is self-reliant and sustainable, a city that has infrastructure and facilities of high standards with healthy physical environment. 2. Building a diverse community that is free of ethnic, linguistic, racial and religious prejudices. 3. Promoting urban culture and enhancing the standard of life through development of the Capital Region. 4. Development of cities (through decentralization for balanced development) within the Capital Region by protecting the originality, historical value and organic linkages with the existing Kabul city to transform the entire capital zone into a symbol of national unity.

Job Summary:

The DCDA is now looking for a Research and Development Specialist to develop the Dehsabz (New Kabul City) project.

Reporting Line:

The Research and Development Specialist will report directly to the Planning and Design Manager of DCDA and through him/her to the Managing Director of Dehsabz.


Duties & Responsibilities:

Specific and key accountabilities and responsibilities are outlined as under:

The specialist will perform and accomplish the stated duties to the highest quality and standards, including the following:
• Establish and lead the research and data collection process.
• Manage record and file all research and knowledge data.
• Gather necessary maps, weather information, relevant city development projects around the world and any other data and information related to the urban development.
• Organize the data to support the Planning and Design team.
• Further develop data analysis and provide support to the engineering and economic development teams.
• Develop knowledge hub that will organize the collected data and make it available through an online library.
• Make recommendations and offer analysis and advice on establishing a sound framework for collecting, dissemination and use of the research data.
• Perform any other duties as required by the Manager of Planning and Design and Managing Director of Dehsabz and through them to the CEO of DCDA.
• Establish and lead the research and data collection process;
• Manage all research and knowledge data including the Building Codes and Urban Development Guidelines related activities;
• Collect related research and analysis from different relevant agencies and sources within Afghanistan that will be needed and used for developing the New City, and to fill-in the gaps using codes from other countries;
• Gather necessary maps, weathering information, relevant city development projects around the world and any other data and information related to the urban development.
• Organize the data and further develop analytical papers to support the Planning and Design team.
• Further develop data analysis and provide scientific support to the engineering and economic development teams.
• Develop knowledge hub that will organize the collected data and make it available through an online library.
• Provide overall review and analysis for utilization of building codes in the implementation of the phases of projects and contractual agreements.
• Make recommendations and offer analysis and advice on establishing a sound framework for collecting, dissemination and use of the research data. ;
• Be able to contribute on procedures and processes regarding building permits national and international construction standards, local laws and regulations regarding disabilities guidelines for buildings and facilities;
• Knowledge of what other agencies must apply building regulations and requirements for new construction and facilities. Prepare and deliver regular monthly progress report to the Manager of Planning and managing Director of Dehsabz;
• The incumbent be able to also consider related factors such as environmental, social and community considerations into the design and operation of buildings;
• Perform any other duties as required by the Manager of Planning and Design and Managing Director of Dehsabz and through them to the CEO of DCDA.

Job Requirement:

• At least Bachelors degree in natural science or engineering such as geology, agriculture, environment, civil engineering etc. or equivalent;
• Must have a certain level of knowledge and insight in social issues such as migration of people including involuntary resettlement, local economy; land use, social institutions; social services, vulnerable social groups, gender; children’s rights; cultural heritage and others;
• At least 5 years of working experience in the environmental, research and testing sector;
• Must understand the significance of qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis.
• Must understand the significance of stakeholders’ participation in the research process
• Good knowledge of Ms office ;
• Good knowledge of qualitative and quantitative surveys and assessments.
• Proven abilities to produce technical reports and guidelines;

Other experience:

Minimum 5 years of experience is preferred in the relevant field in addition to the following:

• Demonstrated experience in the development of business plans and the operational strategies for commercial opportunities.
• Demonstrated leadership in the management and development of the organization and staff under his/her supervision.
• Proven experience in the design and production of management and teams for the achievement of organizational goals.
• Ability to manage data and develop adequate assessments




Job Location:

Afghanistan
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