Design, Estimation and QA, QC Engineer – IP (WERP)

February 13, 2024
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Job Description

About Aga Khan Foundation:

Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan (AKF (Afg)), an integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), collaborates with international, private, non-denominational development agencies. These organizations collectively strive to improve living conditions and opportunities for individuals in some of the most deprived regions globally. With a focus on health, education, architecture, rural development, and private-sector enterprise, AKF empowers communities and individuals in disadvantaged circumstances.

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan, operates as a non-denominational international development agency. It has branches and independent affiliates in 19 countries, working primarily in Asia and East Africa. In Afghanistan, AKF engages with rural communities in mountainous, remote, or resource-poor areas, addressing challenges in natural resource management, market development, governance, education, and health.

Job Description:

Position Objective:

The Design, Estimation and QA/QC Engineer will play a crucial role in the survey, design, and overall QA & QC aspects of construction works. Responsibilities include data collection, surveying, designing, estimating, and submission of comprehensive packages for project approval. Working under the direct supervision of the provincial coordinator, the Engineer will contribute to project progress reporting and recommendations for quality assurance.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of project plans, timelines, and estimations.
  • Prepare data for design, technical drawings, and specifications, ensuring compliance with codes and standards.
  • Collaborate with the engineering team to select appropriate construction materials based on design requirements, durability, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Analyze project requirements and specifications, estimating costs associated with materials, labor, equipment, and other factors.
  • Develop and implement quality control plans, conduct regular inspections of construction activities, and maintain detailed records of quality control inspections and corrective measures.
  • Oversee material testing, provide training to engineers and contractors, and apply best practices to enhance overall project quality.
  • Provide necessary training to contractors’ staff on reporting formats and skills related to construction works.
  • Support district engineers to ensure contractors adhere to design, specification, and contract documents.
  • Develop and implement a detailed site-specific safety plan, providing safety training for project staff if required.
  • Calculate and measure progress of activities, endorsing site measurement and invoices prepared by the contractor for final processing.
  • Assist in preparing ESM requirements for the project, including measures and mitigation associated with project characteristics and standard requirements.
  • Compile regular progress reports and submit them to the provincial coordinator following standard reporting formats and schedules.
  • Uphold AKF (Afg)’s commitment to safeguarding staff and beneficiaries, reporting any violations of safeguarding policies.

Occasional Significant Duties and Responsibilities:

May require attending meetings held by the AKF team and PIU at a provincial level on various occasions.

Decision-Making & Authority:

Recommendation on design issues if any during implementation, in consultation with the regional manager.

Job Requirements:

Job Specification:

  • University degree in civil engineering or a related field.
  • Proven experience of at least 4 years in rural infrastructure projects, including survey, design, construction, and supervision. Preference for experience in rural water and sanitation, specifically solar-powered water project development, and community-driven project implementation.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with rural development standards, procedures, and regulations.
  • Proficiency in English and fluency in local languages.
  • Excellent technical survey and engineering design review skills, with knowledge of water supply design software.

Required Core Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Very good knowledge and experience in conflict resolution and problem-solving in community-driven development contexts.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Familiarity with communities, CDCs, DDAs, and CSOs will be preferred.
Submission Guideline:

Interested applicants should submit their CV along with a cover letter to no later than 19th February 2024.

Important Notes:

  • Please quote the Vacancy Number as the Subject of the email when applying.
  • No supporting documents (e.g., diplomas, recommendation letters, identification card(s) etc.) are required at this stage.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further assessment.
  • Salary scale: Grade D based on NTA Salary scale.
  • Aga Khan Foundation Afghanistan follows equal opportunity and safeguarding policies.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Your details and information shared in this advertisement shall remain confidential.

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