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Activation Date: 20 May, 2021   Announced Date: 20 May, 2021   Expire Date: 28 May, 2021

Job Location: Ghowr, Herat
Nationality: Afghan
Category: Engineering
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per the NTA Policy
Vacancy Number: IDLG/HR/ EZ-KAR 78
No. Of Jobs: 14
City: Checheran, Herat
Organization: IDLG
Years of Experience: 05 Years
Contract Duration: One years with possible extension
Gender: Male/Female
Education: BA/ Master preferred
Close date: 28 May, 2021

About IDLG:

IDLG was established on 30 August 2007 by Presidential decree, transferring the responsibilities of the Civil Administration division of the Ministry of the Interior to a new independent directorate. The Presidential decree also transferred the responsibility for supporting Provincial Councils to IDLG, creating a single structure responsible for sub‐national governance in Afghanistan.

 IDLG therefore has direct management responsibility of Tashkeel staff working in sub‐national governance institutions such as Provincial and District Governors’ Offices, Provincial and District Municipalities, and Provincial Councils (PCs).

IDLG’s vision is to make a difference in the lives of Afghan citizens by providing them good governance.

IDLG’s mission is consolidating peace and stability, achieving development and equitable economic growth and achieving improvements in service delivery through just, democratic processes and institutions of good governance at sub‐national level.

Establishing and strengthening government institutions at sub‐national level
Ensuring public participation in decision making

IDLG’s Mandate:

Improving sub‐national governance in order to achieve stability, security and development
Providing good governance at sub‐national level

IDLG has four functions, as follows:

Policy Development: Development of sub‐national governance policy and revision of laws, regulations and rules of procedure in line with this policy
Institutional Development: Provision of organizational strengthening, capacity building and support to sub‐national governance institutions
Broader Governance: Support for the participation of stakeholders and citizens in subnational governance processes
Support: Facilitating the delivery of national programs and initiatives through subnational governance institutions

Programs scope

The Deputy Ministry of Municipalities (DMM) within the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) serves as the Implementing Agency (IA) for:

the urban Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Project (CCAP);
the Cities Investment Project (CIP), which has a separate PIU for its management and oversight;
the Component Two of the Eshteghal Zaiee – Karmondena Project (EZ-Kar CII, sharing a PIU with the urban CCAP);
the Component Three of the Eshteghal Zaiee – Karmondena Project (EZ-Kar CIII, sharing a PIU with the CIP) ;
Covid-19 relief support for the four cities, PEACE Pilot and CCAP expansion as sub-components of CCAP; and
REACH program in urban areas.

About EZ-KAR:

The CCAP/EZ-KAR PIU is currently responsible for the management and oversight of:

    Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Project (CCAP), with the duration of 2017-2022, the total funding for the CCAP is USD 910.23 million and USD 190.3 million funding for urban including the covid-19 emergency relief and CCAP expansion to other cities.

The project Development Objective for the Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Project is to improve the delivery of core infrastructure, emergency support, and social services to participating communities through strengthened Community Development Councils (CDCs).

The Peace pilot, emergency relief for Covid-19 response and urban expansion are sub-components of the CCAP. The CCAP cover 14 cities during the first phase of its implementation.

Eshteghalzai-Karmondana (EZ-KAR) project, with duration from 2018-2023 and total budget of USD 200 million and the funding for the component 2 which this PIU will be responsible for management and oversight is USD 121.8 million.

EZ-KAR is covering 12 cities in its implementation period of the program.

Covid-19 Relief Effort for Afghan Communities and Households (REACH)- Dastarkhan Milli, with duration of 2020-2021, having a total funding of 300 Million dollars, and the funding for urban component is USD 56 million.

The development objective of this project is to provide emergency support to selected households through communities in project areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

This project also covers that part of the provincial capitals of the 14 cities that has not been covered by CCAP Emergency Relief for Covid-19 project.

These projects are closely inter-related given shared operational modalities, one dependent on the other for its funding tranche releases, shared Project Implementation Units (PIUs) etc. The Consultant will be required to focus on the urban CCAP and its sub-programs, REACH and the EZ-Kar CII that share a common Project Implementation Unit (PIU).

Any other projects or programs that are added to the PIU’s portfolio during the contract duration of the incumbent it will automatically fall under the incumbent mandate for the same TOR too.

Job Description:

  • Prepare technical designs, cost estimates and infrastructural maps for proposed projects and any other projects requiring rehabilitation and upgrading.
  • Conduct detailed feasibility studies and detailed engineering design (DED) for selected projects.
  • Prepare proposals and engineering designs, plans for the construction, service delivery and related projects.
  • Conduct project progress and impact monitoring, evaluation, and reporting and facilitates liaison with stakeholders (donors and contractors) involved in the execution of the construction and other related projects.
  • Formulate the portion of the municipal budget pertaining to infrastructure upgrading/development.
  • Prepare and implement infrastructure operation, maintenance, upgrading and rehabilitation plan.
  • Review the municipality’s available master plan and recommend areas for improvement.
  • Introduce the municipality to advanced engineering software.
  • Assist in developing training material and guidelines for capacity development and training of municipal and urban authorities, to enable them to comprehend, participate and support activities and to undertake participatory Municipal Strategic Action Planning.
  • Equip and furnish municipal administrations with furniture and utensils, IT hardware and software, and any other equipment, including vehicles, trucks for trash collection and tools.
  • Build the capacity of municipal staff on in modern management and administration procedures, concepts of transparency and accountability, public participation, PPPs, basic IT skills etc. on the job in the context of infrastructure projects;  to build the capacity of municipalities to develop SMAPs in particular, and to introduce advanced engineering software
  • Produce training guidelines for infrastructure development, bid preparations, for road, culvert, drainage, public latrines, waste collection, water and sanitation.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of selected SMAP projects in the target municipalities.
  • Support infrastructure upgrading projects.
  • Prepare and implement infrastructure operation, maintenance, and upgrading and rehabilitation plan.
  • To assist in the preparation and management of project budget.
  • To assist in the design and implementation of a Strategic Results Framework, M&E performance indicators and the delineation of indicative project activities.
  • Establish Geotechnical norms & standard manual for infrastructural development of the city.
  • Develop a quality control action plan manual for the municipality. 
  • Will develop a quality control/quality assurance plan with close cooperation of municipal technical team and physically implement the plan on the municipal ongoing projects
  • Develop a safety engineering plan for municipality engineering projects.
  • Recording all engineering As-Built drawings, and designs of municipalities
  • Engineering knowledge building and information / experience sharing in Municipalities.
  • Develop and streamline administrative procedures for service delivery and infrastructure development in Municipalities.
  • Develop manual on municipal service standards and provide trainings/ orientation on setting service standards and streamlining procedures
  • Will support efforts to ensure a strong focus is continuously maintained in all aspects of the program design and implementation to achieve the purpose of sustainable urban poverty reduction and to establish effective mechanisms for sustainable and effective urbanization.
  • Perform additional tasks as required.
  • Total positions 14 (Herat 10 and Ghor 04).

Job Requirements:

Education:

At least a Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline, for example, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Urban Planning,

Experience:

Urban Planner with at least 5 years experiences urban planning, urban upgrading, and development work experience in Afghanistan. The selected candidate will be selected from a comparison of CVs, if possible from an organization that can provide technical and institutional backstopping for this assignment.  

Computer:  

Excellent understanding and usage of Engineering related software, MS Office.

Language Requirements: 

Fluency in Written and Spoken English, Dari / Pashto. 

Other Skills:

Communication Skills
Teamwork
Good writing skills
Time Management
Adaptability
Strong analytical and logical skills
A well organized and proactive approach to work
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
Highly motivated for his/her professional and academic improvement
Ability to take constructive feedback
Problem-solving skills
Professional work ethics

Submission Guideline:

Qualified Afghan applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes with a detailed application letter including a contact number or address. Please submit your applications electronically to: https://jobs.ccap-mis.com/vacancies/92/civil-engineers/apply

The HR Department will not entertain telephone inquiries.

Please specify the vacancy number along with the title of the position and location in the subject line of your email or else your application will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test.

The Citizens’ Charter/EZ-Kar/REACH is committed to ensuring a fully transparent and meritocratic recruitment process for all program and Tashkeel positions in its purview. CVs, written tests, and interviews are reviewed by a multi-ministerial committee, including IDLG, MRRD, and the Ministry of Finance. The World Bank has final signing authority on all appointments. Checks and balances have been put in place to prevent any potential for nepotism, discrimination, or favoritism. Any attempts to influence the requirement process will result in the immediate disqualification of the candidate

The IDLG DMM CCAP/EZ-KAR PIU strongly encourages woman candidates to apply. It applies a pro-active and positive discrimination policy towards woman

candidates as follows:

(a) Women candidates with slightly lower than the stated required educational qualifications will also be considered.

(b) If the difference in the written test and/or interview scores between the male and female highest-scoring candidates is less than or up to 5 out of 100 total

points (or a difference of up to 10%), the woman candidate will be offered the position (even where she scored the lesser points).

(c) If offered this position, the woman position holder will be allowed an adult male or female relative as a maharram for official travel, if/when required.

(d) The IDLG and it’s CCAP/EZ-Kar PIU will promote a women-friendly environment with clear anti-harassment policies enforced.

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