Irrigation Engineer (Badakhshan, Samangan, Afghanistan) 179 views

Job Description

Job Description:

  • He will reviewing and checking technical Survey, Cost estimation, Design, implementation of all ponds and small water retaining structures, protection walls, gabion walls and irrigation canal cleaning structure in all four districts He will checking and reviewing of 3 others engineers technical work, supervising and monitoring of irrigation structures) in all 4 targeted districts. Consultative with stakeholders’ and implement project criteria for selecting construction ponds and small water retaining structures, protection walls, gabion walls and irrigation canal cleaning. Organize/ facilitate participatory process through community mobilization and arrive at consensual decisions regarding selection of rehabilitation. Conflict Resolution of likely disagreements which may emerge because of miscommunication or conflicting interests of interest groups, and timely address them.  Document and disseminates decisions to relevant individuals and organizations in timely manner. Provide regular technical advice to the ponds and small water retaining structures, protection walls, gabion walls and irrigation canal cleaning to protect and maintain the constructed masonry structure. Rehabilitate water infrastructures for livestock and small-scale irrigation such as reservoirs, protection wall, gabion walls, canal cleaning, based on community priorities, which will be identified through participatory approaches. Irrigation engineer with support social organizers will select beneficiaries in collaboration with local authorities, DAIL and the local community according to the criteria set by FAO for cash for work. Irrigation engineer will communicate with the target community about key project information including; project objective, duration, meeting dates, activities and conditionality of assistance, beneficiary’s selection criteria for cash for work activity. Irrigation engineer will identify cash for work infrastructures to be undertaken in the communities will be done through a locally established beneficiary committee with the support of the Community Development Councils (CDC). Irrigation engineer will establish Cash for work committees to bringing together all households sharing the same community assets targeted for cash for work activity. The aim of the committees would be to agree and improve the shared community assets and infrastructure while mobilizing community resources in contributing and taking responsibility (ownership) of operation and maintenance. Irrigation engineer will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the community. This agreement is necessary first to avoid any misunderstanding on the duty of each stakeholder but as well to underline the responsibility of the community and then their commitment. For the selected infrastructure, the irrigation engineer must develop plans for the CFW activities to be shared with (and approved by) donor prior to the commencement of works. The plans will include for each assigned location, the quantity and type of material needed over the course of the project as well the number of beneficiaries, work schedules (timelines) and expected cash transfer plan for the various phases of the project. The irrigation engineer should maintain community involvement at all phases of the project (identification, design, implementation, and monitoring) to ensure the development of community ownership for the projects. Irrigation engineer discuss with each community should agree on the hours they wish to work, but it should not be less than 8 hours a day. The distance the community must walk to the project needs to be considered, as do the needs of vulnerable beneficiaries. The irrigation engineer will need to take health and safety considerations into account in order to protect beneficiaries from injuries and health-related consequences associated with the work schemes. The irrigation engineer with support of operation will procure and distribute working tools and protective equipment to the cash for work beneficiaries. The materials such as shovel, pickaxe, crowbar, wheelbarrow, big hammer, iron bar and self-protection equipment provided for cash for work activities will be handed over to the committees at the end of the activity. After completion of the works, the engineer will provide the scanned attendance sheets of all pre-approved beneficiaries as well as a report of the activities completed (rehabilitation of the infrastructures) with prior, during and after pictures to show the progress. The irrigation engineer ensure that each beneficiary will receive a total amount of USD 50 for 10 days of work. This amount is in line with the FSAC standards and aims to cover the 50% of the food expenditure basket costs. The irrigation engineer, in close coordination with the target counties will identify cash distribution sites in the district centers. The decision on the point of payment depends on logistical considerations, such as distance of beneficiaries from the location, as well as safety and risk of theft. The irrigation engineer will ensure that beneficiary names are correct and avoid distributing to proxy (to representatives). Regularly monitor construction projects masonry structures, collect data, document, case studies update and report achievements.  Actually conduct the feasibility/ technical/ site surveys, prepare the bill of quantities, technical designs etc. Ensuring that the budgeted costs for goods, works, and services are reasonable (reflect market rates) and that all costs have been accounted for. Before finalizing sub projects, facilitating preparation of a realistic operations, maintenance and cost recovery plan. Ensuring adequate technical oversight, including assessing the impact of engineering interventions on habitats, is provided in site selection, survey and feasibility of the proposed sub projects/construction activities before finalization of the proposals. Providing technical assistance to skilled labour, and community people. Monitoring from each stage of subproject during its implementation period. This includes support and oversight for the procurement and financial issues in all four districts. Ensuring that the implementation schedule, the quality of the procured materials in the site and other details of the subprojects in all four districts. Ensuring timely completion and proper functioning of all Projects/construction activities. Deal with community people to encourage them for better implementation of sub project/construction activities, and preparation of sub project O&M plans for project sustainability. Travel to in month to each district and project coverage area, to ensure all planned activities are on track. Capacity building, of skill labour and community people trough on job trainings, technical advice and practical instruction.     Handling paperwork and keeping administrative records. Preparation of weekly monthly and quarterly reports. Check projects progress against daily work plan in all four districts. Undertake any other duties as and when required by the line manager and/or overview manager.


About Afghanaid:Afghanaid is a British international NGO ( that has been working in Afghanistan since 1983. Headquartered in Kabul, Afghanaid implements projects in 6 provinces and through partners in a further 9 provinces and maintains a marketing and fundraising office in London. Afghanaid works in some of the most remote areas of the country and through a range of programme interventions supports development of basic services, such as water and sanitation, access roads, education facilities and other community infrastructure; strengthens livelihoods through improved natural resource management, agricultural and small enterprise development, and improved access to markets; and provides humanitarian assistance in times of emergencies. Gender mainstreaming, local governance and community development are integrated into all of Afghanaid’s work. The results achieved have earned Afghanaid the respect and recognition of stakeholders as an effective and collaborative charity.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:Education/ Training Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Work Experience More than 3 years or more experience in civil engineering and community development field. Professional Skills, Competencies, Values and Attitudes

  • Proficiency in computer software MS Office etc. Reporting writing skills Ability to deal with difficult, often challenging work situations. Behavioural role model for peers and fellow team members. Competent to work with significant levels of autonomy and able to meet tight deadlines. A results-oriented approach to delivering work priorities in personal workload, Creative and innovative in conceptual and analytical thinking Sensitivity to gender issues. Fluent in Dari, Pashto and English (written and oral). Personal integrity, sense of humour, intuitive and self-motivation Knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses, active listener

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Submission Guideline:Please email a covering letter of application and your CV to  including the job title and your name in the subject line by 28th Feb, 2021. Your covering letter should be no more than one standard A4 pages in length and explain how you meet the position requirements and why you feel you would be a suitable candidate for this role. Your CV should be no more than 4 pages and include 3 professional references including your current employer. The precision and style with which you present yourself in your covering letter and CV will be given significant weight in short listing candidates.
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