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Dam Design Specialist

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Activation Date: 22 May, 2021   Announced Date: 22 May, 2021   Expire Date: 31 May, 2021

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: Afghan
Category: Engineering
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As Per NTA Salary Scale (Grade C)
Vacancy Number: NWARA/MSU-23-1400
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: National Water Affairs Regulation Authority
Years of Experience: 3 Years
Contract Duration: Extendable
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Master
Close date: 31 May, 2021

About National Water Affairs Regulation Authority :

In accordance with the Decree 36 of the presidential office of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in view of national politics and strategy of the country during 1398, the National Water Affairs Regulation Authority (NWARA) has been established from one existing ministry: Ministry of Energy and Water.

The Government of Afghanistan has identified the rehabilitation and expansion of the country’s physical infrastructure as one of its highest priorities for the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan. As part of the basic economic infrastructure of the country, the water sector occupies special prominence in the Government’s development plans. Several major Water sector projects, funded by the National Development Budget and by international financial institutions and donors, are presently under implementation and planning under the general oversight of the National Water Affairs Regulation Authority (NWARA).

Given the technical complexity of the Water sector and the particular demands posed by the coordination of the projects that are being funded by various sources, the NWARA assists its administration that will be based in Kabul and will reinforce NWARA in its internal and external activities and projects smoothness and speediness in fulfilling its obligations for water sector development.

Job Description:

General Scope of the job

National Water Affairs Regulation Authority (NWARA) will have a numerous Dams feasibility studies projects and several detailed design and construction of dam’s project in the Years (1399-1404). The above-mentioned projects will be awarded to national and international competent companies.

The companies will submit the studies reports, design packages and construction submittals to National Water Affairs Regulation Authority for review; to conduct the review on a professional manner the NWARA is seeking for employments of competent professionals.

Job description, Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Review the Project’s Study Report and propose amendatory/ corrective and productive recommendation.
  • Review the project’s Study report and issue No Objection on behalf of Client if the document meets the applicable Code and Standards or when the document revised based on his/her recommendations.
  • Design and provide technical assistance in design process of the project for the relevant departments.
  • Any other task assigned by the related supervisor.
  • Review the feasibility study reports with in the specified time frame and issue comments if any.
  • Review the technical specification of the project.
  • Review of the detailed design packages of Dams, appurtenant structures and hydraulic structure.
  • Review the structure design drawings and calculation of dams, water intake structures, headrace channel, fore bay, penstocks, power house, and tailrace canal.
  • Review the hydraulic and structural calculation of canals, tunnels, siphons, aqueducts, supper passages and retaining walls.
  • Attending the technical boards meetings, meetings with NWARA and meetings with contractors, consultant and others.
  • Design the concrete gravity Dams, earth Dams, rock fill Dams and any other type of hydraulic structures.
  • Attend the procurement committee for the purpose of contractors’/ consultants’ technical and financial proposal evaluation and negotiations
  • Preparation of the TORs for Dam projects.
  • Preparation of the technical specification for dam projects.
  • Preparation of the monthly activity reports.
  • Will need travel to provinces.
  • Any other task assigned by the related supervisor.

Job Requirements:

Qualification and experience

  • The candidate shall be at least Master degree in Dam Design/ Hydraulic Structures/ Water resources Engineering/ Structure Engineering with a minimum of three years related experience in dame design and having the following qualifications and skills:
  • Experience in design of concrete dams, earth dams, rock fill dams, arch Dams and any other type of dams.
  • Experience in design of all kind of hydraulic structures which includes but not limited to canals, Siphons aqueducts, supper passages, water and power tunnels, spillways, stilling basins, head works.
  • Familiar with USBR, ASCE 7-10, ASTM, ACI, and USACE international Codes.
  • Familiar in Software of Geo studio, Dams finite element analysis, CADAM, SAP2000, Civil 3D.
  • Speaking fluently in English.

Submission Guideline:

Interested and qualified Individuals who want to apply for the position are required to follow the below instructions:

Write Application Letter explaining your suitability for the position.
Fill NWARA/MSU Job Application Form.
Send your Letter and Application Form, Education certificate and experience document  in one single document (PDF). CV is not acceptable only fill the Application letter, Otherwise Cv will be ignored without any consideration.
Indicate Position Title and Vacancy No. on the subject line of the Email.
Only short listed candidates whose education and experiences correspond to the job requirements will be contacted for further steps.
Incomplete and wrong applications will be ignored without any consideration.
National Water Affairs Regulation Authority is an equal opportunity employer.
Download the Application format and Job Application Form from below links: Page number #1 /Application Number #14


The candidates who send their Application Form without any supporting document will be omitted  from the process

Applicants can submit their applications hard copies to the following address:

Human Resources Section of National Water Affairs Regulation Authority Support Unit
National Water Affairs Regulation Authority
District #7 Dar-Ul-Aman Road,:

Mohebullah Majrooh +93(0)789777778/775666111

Mohammad Naser Moradi +93(0)744252320

Submission Email:

[email protected]

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