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

February 26, 2024
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Job Description

About Aga Khan Foundation:

Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan (AKF (Afg)), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is committed to improving living conditions and opportunities in some of the poorest parts of the developing world. AKF(Afg)’s individual mandates encompass health, education, architecture, rural development, and the promotion of private-sector enterprises. Established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan, AKF seeks sustainable solutions to long-term issues of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and ill health. In Afghanistan, AKF collaborates with rural communities to enhance the quality of life through natural resource management, market development, governance, education, and health.

Job Description:


The Design, Estimation, and QA/QC Engineer will oversee survey and design projects and manage overall QA & QC aspects of construction works. Responsibilities include data collection, surveying, designing, estimating, and submitting comprehensive packages for approval. The role involves close coordination with stakeholders, ensuring compliance with codes and standards.


  • Contribute to project plan development, including timelines and estimation.
  • 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 related factors.
  • Develop and implement quality control plans, conduct regular inspections of construction activities, and maintain detailed records of inspections and corrective measures.
  • Oversee material testing, improve the quality control process, and provide training to engineers and contractors.
  • Provide necessary training to contractors’ staff on reporting formats and required skills.
  • Support district engineers to ensure contractors adhere to design, specification, and contract documents.
  • Develop and implement site-specific safety plans, providing safety training for project staff if required.
  • Calculate and measure progress, endorsing site measurements and invoices prepared by the contractor for final processing.
  • Assist the project team in preparing environmental and social management requirements.
  • Compile regular progress reports and submit them to the provincial coordinator.
  • Ensure implementation of safeguarding policies and report any violations or suspicions.
  • May require attending meetings held by the AKF team and PIU at the provincial level.


Provide recommendations on design issues during implementation in consultation with the regional manager.

Job Requirements:


  • University degree in civil engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in rural infrastructure projects, including survey, design, construction, and supervision. Experience in rural water and sanitation projects, especially solar-powered water projects, and community-driven project implementation is preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with rural development standards, procedures, and regulations.
  • Proficient in English and fluent in local languages.
  • Excellent technical survey and engineering design skills, knowledge of water supply design software.


  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Experience in conflict resolution and problem-solving in community-driven development contexts.
  • Familiarity with communities, CDCs, DDAs, and CSOs is preferred.
Submission Guideline:


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to no later than February 26, 2024. Alternatively, submit hard copies to AKF Afghanistan, Takhar Regional Office, PD-1, Sarak-e-Maktab Tajerbawy Sayed Abdurrahman Shaheed, Close to Haji Wazir Hafiz Baik House, Taloqan City, Takhar Province, Afghanistan.

Important Notes:

Quote the Vacancy Number as the Subject of the email.

No supporting documents 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’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect a commitment to equal opportunity and safeguarding.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Your details and information shared in this advertisement shall remain confidential.

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