Senior Survey and Supervision Specialist

Master's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 463
Date Posted:Jun 30, 2022
Closing Date:Jul 20, 2022
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Civil Engineering,Agriculture Engeenring,Environmental Management
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:7 - 10 Years
Contract Duration:6 month(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Service Contract
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:


Organizational Setting

FAO Afghanistan is investing, across all 34 provinces, in resilience reinforcing actions that focus on protecting agriculture livelihoods and local ecosystems, boosting local production of nutritious foods and cash-incomes, and safeguarding critical agriculture sectoral development gains achieved over the past couple of decades through revitalizing rural markets and economy. In 2022-2023, FAO will, under the life-saving assistance Outcome (1) of the UN Transitional Engagement Framework (TEF), focus on the following four priority actions: (i) Safeguarding Wheat Seed Security, (ii) Enhancing Local Production of Nutritious Food, (iii) Livestock Protection and Dairy Sector Support, and (iv) Restoring Irrigation Structures to Boost Cash Incomes. Additionally, FAO will contribute towards resilience building activities under Outcome 2 of the TEF.

Job Summary:

Reporting Lines

The Senior Survey and Supervision Specialist will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative and the direct and technical supervision of the Head of Water Resource and Irrigation Team.


Technical Focus

The Senior Survey and Supervision Specialist will provide relevant technical assistance for efficient implementation of Water and Resilience Services for all the Regional Offices.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Perform survey and other data collection (maps, benchmark levels, etc.) for the design of irrigation works.
  • Visit regional and provincial offices and provide assistance to the regional/provincial offices in the matters related to survey and construction supervision.
  • Coordinate with relevant agencies and institutions in Kabul.
  • Promote the exchange of information between the Regional Offices.
  • Train regional and provincial engineers on survey and construction supervision as and when required.
  • Prepare and participate in training courses and on-the-job training.
  • Report on progress of work in Regional Offices, especially concerning the Irrigation Teams and signal in advance problems that may hamper such progress.
  • Liaise with the Team Leader - Regional Senior Survey & Design Specialist and perform any tasks as required on the matters related to survey and construction management.
  • Performs any other duties as required.

Job Requirement:



Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced degree (Masters) or University degree (Bachelor) in Civil Engineering, Water Resources engineering, Irrigation engineering or agricultural engineering or other related areas;
  • For advanced degree a minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in water resource and irrigation engineering;
  • For university degree minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience in water resource and irrigation engineering;
  • Working knowledge (level C) of English and the local languages (Pashto and/or Dari); 
  • National of Afghanistan.


FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


Technical/Functional Skills

  • Proven skill of proficient handling Auto level and total station to carry out technical survey and other data collection (maps, benchmark levels, etc.) for the design and preparation of drawings of irrigation works, river bank protection works, drainage, watershed areas and Karezes.
  • Have experience of construction management in the civil works for time and cost control;
  • Proven skill to coordinate with the implementing partner NGO on the matters related to survey and construction management.
  • Proven skill to coordinate with the relevant institutions and the communities;
  • Good knowledge of the AutoCAD, MS Office package, Internet etc.




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  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at ; 
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  •  Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. 
  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality


FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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