Quality Control Engineer (Kandahar Zabul, Afghanistan) 29 views


Job Description

Job Summary: The quality control engineer will work under the overall supervision of the Senior Water Management Specialist.  He/She will work for checking, controlling, and assuring of the quality of physical works for all ongoing sub-projects under AMP in all targeted areas. He/she will also be responsible to directly report to the Senior Water Management Specialist and will provide technical support to all sub- projects under the AMP. Furthermore, he will supervise and support site engineers and will provide guidance and directions on quality control of irrigation systems, Karezes and soil and water conservation measures.

STRATEGIC ROLES:

The quality control will work in close synergy with the senior water management specialist for the for assuring the quality of physical works for all on going sub-projects, small-scale irrigation projects and low-cost irrigation schemes in his/her respective province. Being familiar with the climatic and geographical condition of the target province for the better assessment of the schemes is must Duties & Responsibilities: QC Engineer will work for community works smooth implementation. Followings are the required tasks; the incumbent is responsible but not limited to:

  • Conduct site visits, to ensure the work quality and progress is satisfactory and as per the AMP standard technical specifications and schedule of the sub project respectively. Spot checking and guiding provincial staff and labors on the requirements of the proposed works and on technical specifications to make sure that the civil works are completed in accordance with the engineering standards. Review material submitted by contractor/community for compliance with the BoQ and technical specifications Get daily QC Reports from the field, suggest corrective actions and document it on daily basis. Also prepare monthly and quarterly reports. Prepare close-out documents.  Check compliance of QC requirements as per approved QC plan of the sub-project. Ensure that all tests specified in the BoQ are performed at the site for the various water course lining technology of schemes and the test results are well documented. Ensure timely completion of sub-projects as scheduled originally (as per the work plan).  Control quantity of the work completed according to the agreed-upon schedule  Make sure that the contractors have made enough provisions for allowing flow of canal water for irrigation, and build temporary pedestrian path or establish alternate road  Ensure that the community provide labors the required safety equipment at the construction site as well as the skill labors strictly following the prepared Environmental and Social Safeguard Management Checklist  Validation and certification of advance and other payments in accordance with the physical work progress to community labors   Solve technical problems during construction, in close coordination with community elders, regional team, other representatives and provincial extension coordinators.  Inspecting and controlling each sub-project not less than once a week.  Identifying variations in design at site, sharing them with the design team and managing them during sub-project implementation and identifying, estimating, and managing additional work at site by the community request.  Facilitate site-meetings, when necessary, with the local elders and community.  Should have a close communication with IA, community,  Conduct required trainings to the project subordinates (skills laors) and PDAIL technical staff in irrigation supervision fields (If necessary); and  Should do proper coordination and communication with DAIL offices.  Any other duties assigned by supervisor.  Based on the emergency status of the project the candidate my transfer on temporary bases to adjacent region for the execution of project field activities

Background

Roots of Peace is a humanitarian organization whose mission is to rid the world of landmines and other remnants of war by transforming toxic minefields into thriving farmland and communities, through a focus on sustainable, organic farming practices. Roots of Peace is implementing the 3-year, USAID-funded Agriculture Marketing Program.

 

AMP Project Description:

The Agriculture Marketing Program (AMP) is a three-year USAID-funded program that follows on the successes of the ten-year USAID Commercial Horticulture and Agricultural Marketing Program (CHAMP). The program works in 12 provinces of Afghanistan, focusing on increasing farm production and domestic sales through interventions aimed at farmers and agribusinesses. During the first two years of the program, AMP worked with leading Afghan processing and export firms to increase export volumes and values, introduce new agricultural products to the market, diversify export markets and increase value-added processing. The program’s market-based, demand-driven approach focused on supporting private sector growth and sustainability, thereby creating demand for agricultural products that drive job growth in rural areas. Women are incorporated into all areas of program implementation.

In its final fiscal year of implementation, AMP has pivoted to an approach that addresses food security challenges precipitated by the emerging economic and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. This approach comprises three key strategies:

Connecting Farmers to Domestic Markets Increasing Value-Add of Agriculture Products, Extending Shelf Life of Products Support for Remote Rural Areas

Activities include:

  • Increasing farm productivity and food security through Farmer Field Schools and other activities aimed at building farm capacity.
  • Expanding the number of agricultural products through value addition and product diversification, such as processed jams and sulfur dried apricots.
  • Linking farmers with traders, and traders with buyers in domestic markets, such as through domestic food expos and B2B meetings.
  • Building the capacity of agribusinesses to maximize output and quality for domestic markets.
  • Supporting initiatives such as improved post-harvest handling infrastructure for traders, including packing houses, cold storage, and improved packaging.
  • Addressing important supply chain and trade impediments that restrict the sale of high value agriculture products.

AMP works primarily with private sector agribusinesses, farm producers and other USAID-funded agricultural programs. Specific attention is given to support the participation of women and youth in AMP activities.

Job Requirements

Job Requirement:

  • At least Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or any other related field. Candidate with higher degree is preferred. Good communication/presentation skills in English and National Languages (Dari/Pashtu). At least 5 years of work experience in related fields Having experience in estimation of irrigation schemes structures, watershed management structures and vertical structures such as; buildings etc. Practical experience in the quality controlling of irrigation system and watershed management, particularly in monitoring the same projects and analysis of hydrological data. Sound organizational skills and ability to prioritize and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under severe time pressures. Demonstrated initiative in developing practical approaches that improve efficiency and effectiveness of the project. Strong inter-personnel skills and commitment to work in a team-oriented, multi-cultural environment. Willing to travel to all provinces of Afghanistan. Have proven and professional experiences in irrigation sub projects Having strong management, conflict resolution and communication skills. Having experience of working with the community implemented irrigation schemes

Job Location: Kandahar/Zabul with frequent travelling to other provinces.

Vacancy Number

142

No. Of Jobs

1

Nationality

National

Gender

Any

Years of Experience

At least 5 years of work experience in related fields

Duration

January 2023 (with possible extension extension

Salary

As per Organization Salary Scale (Grade C)

Submission Guideline

Qualified applicants are encouraged to send their applications with clearly mentioning the job title and duty station of the vacancy in the subject line. 

Submission Email
ROPHR@rootsofpeace.org

Submission Email

ROPHR@rootsofpeace.org



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