Young Professional Consultant

Bachelor's Degree   Multi City Full Time 2375
Date Posted:Jul 9, 2019
Reference:022/MAIL/SNaPP-2
Closing Date:Jul 22, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:5
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Civil Engineering
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About SNaPP2-MAIL:

Support to National Priority Program2 (SNaPP2) is a development project of MAIL funded IFAD with the goal to improve food security and economic status of poor rural households in three provinces; Balkh, Herat and Nangarhar. The project will reach at least 57,000 households consisting of 427,500 people in these provinces. The project has two specific objectives: (i) institutional development and capacity building of community organizations, public extension services and relevant private sector entities in the provinces; and (ii) sustained increased incomes of small farmers and herders fostered by improvements in productivity and output, infrastructure and market linkages. These objectives will be addressed through supporting institutions and services, fostering increased productivity and production, and where feasible, upgrading profitable agriculture/livestock value chains. General Directorate of extension is the main stakeholders of the program and will lead the implementation of tow sub components 1. Extension services and 2. Small-holder Institutional development and Capacity Building. G.D of extension will establish program management unit under overall supervision of G.D general director who will be responsible for the implementation of the relate activities in three provinces. Extension sub components will strengthen the extension directorate by: (i) establishing a women’s extension department in Kabul and a cadre of 12 female extension workers specializing in agriculture and livestock, in line with the Taksheel, across the six pilot districts; (ii) strengthening the male extension worker cadre at district level in agriculture and livestock; (iii) targeting young graduates from local agricultural faculties to be recruited as extension assistants, under the Taksheel, funded by the project in years 1-3 and by MAIL thereafter; and, (iv) adapting the curriculum, in collaboration with relevant MAIL directorates, using updated techniques. Small-holder Institutional development and Capacity Building will strengthen the female CDCs through an orientation and training program guaranteeing female CDCs’ direct control over financial resources, over some elements of project implementation and over female beneficiary selection.

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the (SNaPP2/CLAP) irrigation project coordinator and guidance of the director of the irrigation directorate and in close coordination with the provincial technical engineering staff, the YPC Engineer will be based in Balkh, Heart and Kabul Provinces and will assist the field engineer in controlling the engineering affairs of the irrigation projects. He/she will assist the field engineer in their following responsibilities 

Skills Required:

Technical knowledge

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

·        Have Knowledge Command of Auto CAD, MS Project and other Engineering Softwares.

·        Any level work experience in site engineering /quality control/ field supervisor is required;

·        Must be efficient in completion of the assigned tasks on time on the office/sits;

·        Good capability to read write and speak English, organization skills, desire to learn, and basic computer literacy; and

·        Have good report writing skills.


Duties & Responsibilities:

·        Assist the field engineer, in conducting the regular project visits in Kabul to ensure that the work quality and progress is satisfactory and as per the irrigation department's standard, technical specifications and schedule of the sub project respectively;

·        He/She should be fully aware of MAIL and IFAD contractual procedures

·        Spot checking and guiding contractors on the requirements of the contract and on technical specifications to make sure the civil works are completed according the engineering standards;

·        Reviews material submitted by contractors for compliance with the BOQ and specifications.

·        Assist the field engineer in Checks compliance of QC requirements as per approved QC plan of the sub-project;

·        Ensures that all tests are performed at the site for the various water course lining technology of schemes and the test results are well documented on daily basis;

·        Responsible for quality of used materials in the construction work, and the workmanship;

·        Ensure timely completion of projects as scheduled originally (as per the work plan);

·        Responsible for controlling of quantity of the work completed according to the agreed-upon schedule

·        To make sure the contractors have made enough provisions for allowing flow of canal  water for irrigation, and build temporary pedestrian path or establish alternate road;

·        Assist the field engineer in Submitting the weekly, monthly and project completion report of work progress to project Manager also keep the sub-project issues log updated;

·        Ensure that the contractor provide labors the required safety equipment at the construction site as well as the contractor strictly following the prepared Environmental and Social Safeguard Management Plan;

·        Responsible for solving technical problems during construction, in close coordination with Field Engineer;

·        Facilitates site-meetings when necessary;

·        Should have a close communication with IA, community, CDCs and contractor;

·        Responsible of coordination and communication with DAIL offices.

  • Maintains all documentation, work schedules and correspondence between PIU and Contractor;
  • Ensures that Variation Order (VO) and/or Change Orders are issued in a timely manner;
  • Ensures that construction schedules are regularly monitored;
  • Ensure that time extension are issued before the contractual completion dates
  • Keeps separate file for each contract from issuance of NIB to final payment;
  • Maintains all quality control reports for each contract including OK cards;
  • Maintains physical and financial progress of each contract;
  • Prepares an inventory of Contractor;
  • Assists in preparing and submitting in a timely manner all required performance reports to CLAP and ID
  • Processes documents for travel and per diem by experts monitoring irrigation systems
  • Performs all other relevant project activities assigned by the Irrigation Project Coordinator    

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul, Balkh, Herat

Qualifications:

·        knowledge of QC tools, techniques, practices and procedures;

·        knowledge of building materials and construction process;

·        Have good analytical, writing, and communication skills

·        Discretion and sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve day-to-day technical and QC issues;

·        Know computer software, particularly in spreadsheet, database and Internet applications;

·        Must always be willing to go and stay on the construction sites

·        Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Job Keywords:

YPC
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