Irrigation Design Engineer

Mon, Nov 18 2019 11:29 AM

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Job Location:

Kabul City:  
Nationality: Afghan Organization: RPCO/MRRD
Category: Engineering Years of Experience: 4 years of experiences in related filed.
Employment Type: Full Time Contract Duration: 3 Month probationary period with possibility of extension
Salary: As per NTA Salary Scale Gender: Male/Female
Vacancy Number: 1353/019/HRCSD/RPCO/MRRD Education: Bachelor degree in civil engineering, water resources engineering, hydraulic, irrigation engineering
No. Of Jobs: 1 Close date: 27, November, 2019


The Mission of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) is to ensure the social, economic, and political welfare of rural society, especially poor and vulnerable people, through the provision of basic services, strengthening local governance, and promoting sustainable livelihoods.  MRRD accomplishes this mission through donor funded national programs in the areas of governance, infrastructure and economic growth.

The Regional Programs Coordination Office (RPCO) was established in the MRRD compound in 2007 as one of the largest rural support program in terms of scope and coverage area, working across the county. RPCO created a platform for sustainable community - based participatory irrigation infrastructure rehabilitation and development to increase farmers’ access to irrigation systems. The Goal of RPCO is to reduce poverty through implementation of productive infrastructures in rural communities. The purpose is poverty alleviation - enabling people to break the cycle of poverty, which begins with lack of opportunity, low income, extends to the well-known miseries of economic and nutritional poverty and leads new generations to endure the same conditions.

Job Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Prepare /review construction irrigation sub projects design. Ensure Standards/Norms of quality
Safety and review specialized sub project design.
Participate /assist and lead engineering team including draftsmen and preliminary Assessment, planning, surveying, formulation, and Irrigation design of irrigation project.
Familiar with flow measurement technics and instruments.
Familiar with estimation of crop water requirement and water use efficiency technics.
Providing drawings for all structures of the irrigation designed projects.
Preparing of specifications for Irrigation Project.
Revision of design for Irrigation projects.
Prepare Civil engineering designs based on the recognized standards, relating to new/upgrades Irrigation RCC structures.
Review extra work or variations order requests and provide recommendation to the programme and department.
Willing to travel and be on the site on need basis.
Prepare Bill of Quantity to reflect the items of work necessary for contracting the work to Bidders.
Produce work plan using Bar Chart to include it in the bid documents
Execute survey, design, drawing, estimate and other necessary works for civil and Irrigation engineering infrastructure development like culverts, Intake .......etc
Any other works assigned by supervisor.

Job Requirements:

Required Education degree/ Experience:

Bachelor degree in civil engineering, water resources engineering, hydraulic, irrigation engineering with 4 years of experiences in related filed.
Experience in development, data collection and assessment of Irrigation projects required.
A background in the preparation of mapping for engineering Irrigation project’s needs.
Fluency in the English language is preferred.
Ability to use computers and have the knowledge of Google earth, GIS, MS Office and Auto CAD, Civil 3D, water CAD etc. and ability to use modern survey instruments.
Familiar with remote sensing.
Familiar with the project management cycle, supervision and monitoring of the works.
Experience working with international organizations and NGO at least 3 years.
Ability to work independently and with minimal guidance and lead and guide others
Ability to supervise other national professional and administrative staff.
Fluent in Dari and Pashto.



The Irrigation Design Engineer will report to Head of Engineering / Deputy Director.


Submission Guideline:

Interested Afghans with the required qualifications and experience should submit their applications electronically through
While submitting your applications please mention the Title of the position plus Vacancy Number in the subject of the e-mail; please do NOT submit any other supporting documentation or educational certificates with your application. If you are short listed you will be asked to submit electronic copies of your educational certificates and if you are invited to written test you will be required to present the original certificates. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date of the position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test Note: In the interests of open and fair competition and a merit based selection process applicants are advised that lobbying for a position , whether by the applicant or by any person acting on his or her behalf, shall result in the immediate disqualification of the candidate from further consideration. Applicants are strongly advised to inform potential supporters of this restriction which shall be strictly enforced.

Please don’t forget to type the Vacancy Announcement Number (1353/019/HRCSD/RPCO/MRRD) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted. 

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is highly committed to increase women’s participation in government sector therefore women are highly encouraged to apply.


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