WASH Officer - (Re-announced)

Thu, Jan 30 2020 10:01 AM

Publish Date

Closing Date



Job Location:










Years of Experience:

Four (4) years progressively responsible professional work experience

Employment Type:

Full Time

Contract Duration:

1 year


As per NTA Salary Scale



Vacancy Number:



Must be a bachelor’s level qualification in civil engineering, mechanical engineering,

No. Of Jobs:


Close date:

08, February, 2020

About Ru-WatSIP/MRRD:

Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Department (Ru-WatSIP) is working in the structure of Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development MRRD. The main responsibility of this department is provision of safe potable water and sanitation facilities as a basic need for all over rural inhabitants in the country.

In this programme many donors such as UNICEF, MOF and SAARC are providing financial assistance to MRRD/Ru-WATSIP for capacity building and implementation of WASH Projects.

Among the others UNICEF, is one of the main donors for MRRD provided support for implementation of Water Supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH) Programme alongside with assistance in capacity building within MRRD and for the sector.

For ensuring the objectives set in the project document are being achieved through the planned activities in provinces, there is need for hiring WASH Officer. The incumbent will be employed for urban WASH project in Kandahar and will be overseeing the implementation of urban WASH projects including sewerage improvement in Kandahar province. The project is emergency funded and is meant to stop movement of environmental polio virus in the area. 

Job Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

WASH officer must have knowledge of survey (technical and economic) and design of WASH (water supply, sanitation including sewerage improvement, hygiene) projects in urban and pre-urban settings.
Must have ability to use Auto CAD, Water CAD, Water GEMs and other drawing and water supply software’s for design and drafting.
Being as a lead for the emergency WASH/polio integrated project (infrastructures part). Direct supervision of the field and office work related to this specific project and assure to have appropriate monitoring and supervision system is in place.
Visit the selected urban, pre-urban and rural communities, schools, HCFs for quality control and technical spot checks to assure the construction and the field works are in line with the design and specifications, WASH policy, guideline. Assess project sites to ensure tasks were completed as directed and provide feedback to implementation partners and field staff on their performance.
Ensure quality implementation of activities through frequent field visits and close supervision and monitoring to the work site in urban and rural areas to make sure the construction of WASH facilities is in line with the BoQ and design/specifications of the contract signed between MRRD and contractor (private company or CDC/DDA).
Provide technical support to the PRRDs, contractor, CDCs and DDAs on the documentation and monitoring of WASH projects such as water supply system for urban and rural people (which could be solar-powered, generator-powered, gravity-fed and other), sanitation projects including sewerage improvement and other construction related activities.
Oversee the payments and transactions to the implementing partner to make sure the payments are done as per the actual work and on time.
Prepare Monthly monitoring reports/mission reports of the visited project sites.  Through frequent interaction with counterparts, discuss appropriate and practical issues in regard to improvement of water and sanitation technology infrastructure as part capacity building of counterparts.
Facilitate monthly and quarterly meetings with other WASH stakeholders at the province/reginal level.
Participate and if needed support WASH cluster and other technical working groups meetings on monthly.
Facilitate and support to timely technical assessment & monitoring and project implementation and functionality of WASH facilities and review of technical assessment done by provincial RRDs.
Any other duty requested by MRRD and UNICEF relevant to the mentioned position.

Job Requirements:

Required Education/Degrees/Skills:                    

Must be a bachelor’s level qualification in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, architectural engineering and another relevant field.
Related field experience in design, program implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of WASH projects are essential.
Four (4) years progressively responsible professional work experience in WASH related works including urban WASH.

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, knowing Windows programs (e.g. Word and Excel) beside the technical software knowledge.


Reporting to:                                 

The WASH Officer will report to the WASH Project Manager.


Submission Guideline:

Interested Afghans with the required qualifications and experience should submit their applications electronically through vacancies.hrcsd@mrrd.gov.af
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 (1424/020/HRCSD/Ru-WatSIP/MRRD) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.


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