Senior Irrigation Survey and Design Engineer

Wed, Oct 07 2020 10:04 AM

Publish Date

Closing Date



Job Location:



Based in Laghman with travel to Zone Provinces







Years of Experience:

5 years’ experience in the related field.

Employment Type:

Full Time

Contract Duration:

Till end the year with possibilities of extension.


As per NTA Salary Scale



Vacancy Number:



Bachelor degree in Engineering specialized in survey and design.

No. Of Jobs:


Close date:

21, October, 2020

About Ru-WatSIP/MRRD:

The National Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Department Ru-WatSIP is one of the six closely interlinked National Development Programmes of Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) in Afghanistan. In line with Afghanistan National Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Policy, the responsibilities of this programme includes policy and strategy formulation, planning, coordination and implementation of rural water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion activities undertaken by private sectors, NGOs and the rural communities namely Community Development Councils (CDCs) and District Development Assemblies (DDAs). 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 program many donors such as USAID, UNICEF, and MoF are providing financial assistance to MRRD for capacity building and implementation of water supply projects.

The Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has given high priority into water sector now and currently proving financial support to MRRD for provision of Water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH ) services  in rural areas. Based on field evidence, low capacities specifically at the sub national level is a major gap in provision of sustainable WASH services.

For ensuring the objectives set in the project document are being achieved through the planned activities in provinces, there is need for hiring Senior Irrigation Survey and Design Engineer. The incumbent will be employed for rural WASH project in Laghman and will be overseeing the Zone WASH projects.

Job Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:


In close coordination with Ru- WATSIP, assist the technical staff of provincial RRDs undertaking technical assessment, survey and design of Irrigation and water supply projects.
Based on need, planning of training program in different aspects of the designs and survey of Irrigation and water supply and sanitation both for contracted staff and civil servants.
Provide orientation and guides to the community members for sustainability of the services.
Mapping out of the water supply technology options in the targeted areas of responsibility


Specific Responsibilities  

Designing of Irrigation services:

Prepare design and technical specifications for Irrigation and Water supply projects and supervise activities of contractors on construction sites ( Canal , Intake , Irrigation structure gravity and pressure line, distribution network, solar fed-water supply networks, wells, pumping station, Irrigation water reservoirs and other hydro-technical structures (Karez , protection Wall , River training structure )
Prepare Civil engineering designs based on the recognized standards, relating to new/upgrades Irrigation and water supply RCC structures.
Produce engineering studies and cost estimates for option analysis.
Prepare detailed designs, calculations, and scope of works, specifications, bills of quantities and drawings for contract work packages.
Reply to technical bid inquiries and prepare technical bid evaluations.
Supervise the contractors to ensure all work is performed in accordance with the plans, specifications and agreement.
Maintain, through RRD staff, coordination of IPs with community to ensure participation (Process).
Chair and lead meetings related to technical issues and project implementation, prepare minutes and update schedules.
Assists the Community Development Councils (CDCs), Implementing Partners (IPs) in resolving the technical issues.
Record measurements and tests in accordance with project quality control and implementation manual of Ru-WATSIP.
Monitor construction activities for safe work practices.
Review extra work or variations order requests and provide recommendation to the programme and department.
Ensure that all designs and technical specifications are shared with WSG technical working groups and their comments and agreements are obtained.
Willing to travel and be on the site 2-3weeks per month.
Monitoring ongoing water supply and irrigation projects in the fields.
Perform any other duties assigned by direct supervisor or the Management.

Survey, assessment and feasibility of Irrigation and water supply and sanitation services:

Provide feasibility study for Irrigation & water supply, sanitation and irrigation projects.
Provide preliminary and technical survey for Irrigation and water supply projects.
Prepare project design and detail scope of the project in urgent cases.
Provide survey plan and projects mapping.
Guide and supervise junior monitors and prepare monthly survey plans.
Distinguish and analyze of suitable water supply & irrigation sources.
Provide data collection by GPS and telescopically instruments.
Provide data collection irrigation projects and population density for each project.
Conduct social and economic assessment of the services and provide recommendation to PRRDs and RuWATSIP. Specify quarries of local material close to project sites.
Report on technical progress.
Develop relationships with local authorities.
Monitoring ongoing water supply and irrigation projects in the fields.
Perform any other duties requested by provincial Rural Rehabilitation Department and RuWATSIP.

Job Requirements:

Qualifications/ Experience, Skills & Abilities Required:

Bachelor degree in Engineering specialized in survey and design with 5 years’ experience in the related field, preference will be given for Master’s degree.
Experience in development, data collection and assessment of Irrigation and water supply projects required.
A background in the preparation of mapping for engineering projects needs and experience in the field of survey and design of Irrigation and water supply Projects.
 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 Seven years.
Ability to work independently and with minimal guidance and lead and guide others
Ability to supervise other national professional and administrative staff.
Speaking and writing ability in English is must.
Fluent in Dari and Pashto.
Familiarity with WASH policy and implementation manual will be an asset

Reporting to:

The Irrigation Survey and Design senior Engineer will report to Head of Engineering, Project Management and Ru-WatSIP 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 (1622/020/HRCSD/Ru-WatSIP/MRRD) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.


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