Domestic Water Allocation Officer (Kabul, Afghanistan) 118 views

Job Description

Job Description:

General Information:

  • The General Directorate of Water Management Affairs (GDWMA) is one of the key pillars of the National Water Affairs Regulation Authority (NWARA) where the General Directorate is mandated to apply and implement the principles of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) across all river basins in the country. The directorate is divided into four departments such as Irrigation and Water Supply Management Directorate, Water Allocation Directorate, Water Rights Department, and Transboundary Water Department. All these departments work together to build one of the four pillars of the NWARA within IWRM framework.



Objectives of the Assignment:

The main objectives of the assignment are:

  • Prepare a detailed roadmap and an action plan for domestic water allocation activities in all five River Basins (RBs) and cities.
  • Assist Water Allocation Directorate to build capacity of existing and newly hired staff in the area of Water Allocation principles, methods and mechanisms, specifically in domestic water allocation field.
  • To conduct a situational analysis of demand and supply of water for domestic consumption.
  • To establishment of data bank (database) for supply and demand of domestic water.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • ·Responsible for the overall planning, designing, preparation and analysis of domestic water allocation activities.
  • Identify key principles, rules, and procedures for allocation of water in domestic activities in order implement them in all RBs and cities.
  • Prepare domestic water allocation plans for RBs.
  • Collection of data regarding surface and groundwater abstractions for domestic consumption and uses in all RBs.
  • Perform survey and conduct studies on social and economical aspects of residence in rural areas and cities in order to calculate the exact amount of water consumptions for different domestic purposes.
  • Collection of data regarding annual potential of surface and groundwater resources in al RBs.
  • ·Perform studies related to water requirement in domestic activities and uses in different RBs and cities.
  • ·Perform surveys and collect necessary data for water requirement in domestic uses taking existing and future population growth and developments into account.
  • ·Propose domestic water allocation models that best fit for Afghanistan.
  • ·Provide capacity building for newly hired staff in water allocation methods, models, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Monitor domestic water allocation activities in all river basins and cities.
  • Prepare rules, guidelines, procedures, principles and policies regarding domestic water pricing and water tariffs in the country.
  • Perform any other task assigned by the Water Allocation Director.


About National Water Affairs Regulation Authority :

In accordance with the Decree 36 of the presidential office of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in view of national politics and strategy of the country during 1398, the National Water Affairs Regulation Authority (NWARA) has been established from one existing ministry: Ministry of Energy and Water.

The Government of Afghanistan has identified the rehabilitation and expansion of the country’s physical infrastructure as one of its highest priorities for the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan. As part of the basic economic infrastructure of the country, the water sector occupies special prominence in the Government’s development plans. Several major Water sector projects, funded by the National Development Budget and by international financial institutions and donors, are presently under implementation and planning under the general oversight of the National Water Affairs Regulation Authority (NWARA).

Given the technical complexity of the Water sector and the particular demands posed by the coordination of the projects that are being funded by various sources, the NWARA assists its administration that will be based in Kabul and will reinforce NWARA in its internal and external activities and projects smoothness and speediness in fulfilling its obligations for water sector development.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

Qualification and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Water Resources Engineering, Irrigation Engineering, Water Supply Engineering, Water Resources Management, IWRM, Civil Engineering, Hydrology, Hydraulics or related fields, a Master or PhD degree is preferred.
  • Experience in Water Allocation practices, Water Supply, Water Distribution Networks, Water Tariff/Pricing, Water Rights, Irrigation, Hydrology, IWRM, and Water Resources projects, 4 years of experience for Bachelor, 3 years for Master, 2 Years for PhD is required.
  • Knowledge of GIS and WEAP computer programs is essential.

Language Requirement:

Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

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Submission Guideline

Submission Guideline:

Interested and qualified Individuals who want to apply for the position are required to follow the below instructions:

Write Application Letter explaining your suitability for the position.
Fill NWARA/MSU Job Application Form.
Send your Letter and Application Form, Education certificate and experience document  in one single document (PDF). CV is not acceptable only fill the Application letter, Otherwise Cv will be ignored without any consideration.
Indicate Position Title and Vacancy No. on the subject line of the Email.
Only short listed candidates whose education and experiences correspond to the job requirements will be contacted for further steps.
Incomplete and wrong applications will be ignored without any consideration.
National Water Affairs Regulation Authority is an equal opportunity employer.
Download the Application format and Job Application Form from below links: Page number #2 /Application Number #15

The candidates who send their Application Form without any supporting document will be omitted  from the process

Applicants can submit their applications hard copies to the following address:

Human Resources Section of National Water Affairs Regulation Authority Support Unit
National Water Affairs Regulation Authority
District #7 Dar-Ul-Aman Road,:

Mohebullah Majrooh +93(0)789777778/775666111

Mohammad Naser Moradi +93(0)744252320

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