Watershed/Irrigation/Agriculture Engineer (Samangan, Afghanistan) 140 views

Job Description

Job Description:

  • Design and implementation of any type of irrigation engineering structure according to need and experiences in NRM (natural resource management) and watershed area.  Technical Survey, Cost estimation, Design, implementation of all disaster mitigation, water management and irrigation structures. Fully expert in design of irrigation engineering structure (culvert, supper passage, Intake, siphon, Aqueduct, canal), Technical Survey, Cost estimation and it implementation in site. Checking and comprehensively understanding of the hydraulic and irrigation structural calculation. Checking and comprehensively understanding of the Civil design drawings and calculation. Identification of the area for construction of necessary irrigation structures. Good verbal and written communication in Dari/Pashtu and English are required Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills, report writing skills are required. Good computer knowledge, Civil 3D, knowing Windows programs (e.g. Word and Excel), AutoCAD (3D, 2D) Related field experience in program implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation are essential. Preparing of action plan for implementation of infrastructure projects Develop through stakeholders’ consultative process criteria for selecting watershed area for rehabilitation, community work plans and monitoring mechanisms Organize/ facilitate participatory process through community mobilization and arrive at consensual decisions regarding selection of watershed 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 watershed user to protect and maintain the constructed watershed masonry structure. Work in a team to develop/ update guidelines for establishing watershed management committee. Regularly monitor watershed masonry structures, collect data, document, case studies update and report achievements.  To perform any other related duties as required by the line manager.


About Afghanaid:Afghanaid is a British international NGO (www.afghanaid.org.uk) that has been working in Afghanistan since 1983. Headquartered in Kabul, Afghanaid implements projects directly in 8 provinces and through partners in a further number of 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 7 years or more experience in irrigation engineering and community watershed development field.  Professional Skills, Competencies, Values and Attitudes  Proficiency in computer software MS Office etc.
Good computer knowledge, civil 3D, knowing Windows programs, AutoCAD (3D, 2D).
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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Years of Experience

7 years


36 months



Submission Guideline

Submission Guideline:Please email a covering letter of application and your CV to vacancies@afghanaid.org.uk including the job title and your name in the subject line by 10 April, 2021. Your covering letter should be no more than 2 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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