Irrigation Design Engineer - (Re announced)

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Job Location:

Kandahar City:  
Nationality: Afghan Organization: RPCO/MRRD
Category: Engineering Years of Experience: 5 of experiences in related filed.
Employment Type: Full Time Contract Duration: 1 year, (Extendable)
Salary: As per NTA Salary Scale Gender: Male/Female
Vacancy Number: 1329/019/HRCSD/RPCO/MRRD Education: Bachelor degree in Engineering, specialized in irrigation construction projects
No. Of Jobs: 3 Close date: 02, November, 2019



The Regional Programs (RP) 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. The demand for rural development motivated the program management to operate in several sectors that created a stage for diversified activities, whereas all other national programs of the ministry are engaged in their specific sectors. In addition, the Program responds to expressed needs of the rural people, who require various basic services (community based infrastructures) which no other single rural development program has addressed so far. The program development efforts are focused on helping the poor in dealing with many of the risks they face in their lives  – such as unemployment, low house hold income, low agriculture production, poor irrigation systems, lack of accessibility to market, lack of education and health facilities, lack community based disaster risk reduction infrastructures and insufficient potable water.

Under the portfolio of the Regional Programs the Arghandab Integrated Water Resources Development Project (AIWDP) funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) will improve the availability and use of water resources for irrigated agriculture in the Arghandab River Basin and the Kandahar region. The project comprises 5 outputs: (i) Dahla dam capacity increased; (ii) reliability of irrigation water supply increased; (iii) climate resilient and productive irrigation technologies and practices introduced; (iv) post-farm value chains developed; and (v) capacity in water resource management and use strengthened. AIWDP is a joint project between Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAIL) and Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW). MRRD will contribute to outputs 1 and 2.

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.
Design of Irrigation Structure.
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:

Qualifications/ Experience, Skills & Abilities Required:

Bachelor degree in Engineering, specialized in irrigation construction projects with     years  5 of experiences in related filed. (Preference will be given to Masters)
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 GIS, MS Office and Auto CAD, water CAD etc. and ability to use modern survey instruments.
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 PIU head/Director of Program


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 (1329/019/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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