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WaSH Engineer/ Supervisor (Local Recruitment)

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Activation Date: 24 May, 2021   Announced Date: 23 May, 2021   Expire Date: 05 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Badakhshan
Nationality: National
Category: Engineering
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per company salary scale
Vacancy Number: AAH/AFG-2021-042
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Wakhan District
Organization: Action against Hunger
Years of Experience: 3 Years
Contract Duration: 10 Months with possibility of extension
Gender: Male/Female
Education: University degree at Civil engineering, Hydraulic, construction, and any other related fields
Close date: 05 Jun, 2021

About Action against Hunger :

Action Against Hunger (AAH) is a Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) that was create in France in 1979. Action Against Hunger has been active in Afghanistan in the medical, nutrition, food security, and water and sanitation fields since 1995.

Job Description:

Objective 1: Organize and manage the hard component of the program;

Work with target communities to identify sites for water system construction, ensuring the inclusion of women and people with disabilities in the siting of water points
To determine and assess the intervention for “cash for work” component
Preparation of drawings (AutoCAD) BOQ/Cost Estimates and Tender documents for all WASH infrastructures and cash for work activities
Help design and revise the construction/rehabilitation work-plan and monitoring plan
Ensure the hardware activities’ technical and financial follow-up
Develop the project’s construction planning, reporting and sustainability
Plan the activities on a weekly basis and organize the workers accordingly
Ensure the supervision of the programme hard component objectives and organize with other WASH team members
Regular technical follow-ups and evaluations in the field
Identify and anticipate problems or constraints during the project implementation and propose solutions or improvements for better performance
Coordinate with relevant Technical departments to ensure project activities are in line with AAH technical guidelines
Communicate with Program Manager on the implementation of activities to highlight challenges and ways forward
Plan the activities in order to respect the planning of the proposal and ensure that the program will not face delays and/or challenges
Design and ensure the maintenance and implementation of reporting and monitoring tools to keep track of Programme activities and ensure that all relevant documentation is produced and made available upon request
Develop design and drawing package for hard component activities with support of the Program manager and WASH DHoD/HoD
Coordinate activities with the other teams and sensitize communities in the field
Identify the beneficiaries’ technical training needs
Organize information meetings with community members to develop their knowledge
Ensure all data from the field are provided on weekly and on monthly basis
Respect Action Against Hunger (AAH) charter and perform any other related duties as required



Objective 2: Implement the project’s construction and rehabilitation activities;

Conducting technical assessment for water infrastructures in project targeted communities with close coordination of the Program manager
Conducting technical assessment for “cash for work” component in project targeted communities with close coordination of the Program manager
Construction of water infrastructure specially water supply networks (solar-powered and gravity-fed)
Conduct water quality testing for each water source identified for construction (before and after construction)
Prepare quality specifications for the construction materials for different types of WASH infrastructure
Prepare precise implementation plan for construction works
Ensure all required resources for every single construction project at community level are well estimated and planned for procurement
Ensure quality control within construction/rehabilitation work by providing necessary on the job training for foremen and skilled labor
Provide technical training and support to the Water Sanitation User Committee “WSUC) that function as the operation and maintenance (O&M) groups within communities
Ensure quality implementation of construction works with respect of specifications and timeline of implementation
Review and revise technical aspect for per designed water supply infrastructure before implementation
Check the quality of the materials provided by the construction company and make sure all materials are new and free of defects and in good condition and the final product, materials and construction meet the minimum standards as described in the subcontract documents and technical specification
Review and confirm the payment claims made by the construction company and assess the work executed for the release of contractor’s payment
Ensuring all sub-ordinate well informed about COVID19 status and its spread in target community on daily basis



Objective 3: Ensure regular communication with stakeholders

Develop contacts and explain to stakeholders and to populations about the activities and the objectives of the programs
Represent the organization to the beneficiaries with the agreement of the supervisor
Inform local authorities about all aspects of the programs
Involve and inform the communities in the implementation of the program
Work in collaboration with the stakeholders
Verify the work done at site and recommend for the payments to contractors cooperatives and casual labors
Ensure the appropriation of the different activities by the communities
Support the organization’s overall technical knowledge through collecting and promoting good practices and lessons learned




Objective 4: Ensure and respect security rules

Share the movement plan with security focal points on weekly basis
Make sure that the principles of work safety are followed by the workers as well as by the team
Respect security movement plan
Ensure that security procedures and guidelines and followed
Inform project supervisors and project staff about any security incident happened in the targeted area
Inform his/her line manager about any security incident in a timely manner
Follow up with the HAS department, Flying Field Manager regarding security in the area of implementation and safety movement of the team



Objective 5: MEAL:

Support program manager on Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessment and Learning (MEAL) department to develop and finalize project construction monitoring plan
Develop all necessary monitoring and supervision tools used for construction projects.
Conduct regular monitoring visit to the construction sites
Conduct regular monitoring visit to the “cash for work” construction site
Follow the project indicators and monitor the construction facilities (execution delays, quality of the facilities…) with AAH tools
Ensure beneficiaries are aware of AAH’s complaints and response mechanisms and that these are accessible to targeted beneficiaries and communities
Participate in conducting KAP survey (baseline and end-line survey) with close coordination of WASH program manager and MEAL teams
Integrate MEAL recommendations into project implementation
Coordinate with the MEAL department and the feedback mechanism


Undertake any other task assigned by the supervisor

Job Requirements:


University Graduate (University degree at Civil engineering, Hydraulic, construction, and any other related fields)


Minimum 3 years of experience in national and/or international NGOs including at least 2 years in WASH programs

Background/skill required 

Good knowledge of geology, hydrogeology, civil engineering, water supply and water quality analysis
Construction skills in the field of water and sanitation
Excellent knowledge of project estimations and water supply systems design.
Understanding of solar-powered and gravity-fed water supply networks
Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage and prioritize tasks.
Good understanding of WASH standards and national guideline for construction work in rural areas
Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and detail orientation
Good organization, planning and reporting skills
Good team interaction and positive attitude
Proficient in Auto CAD
Familiar with Word, Excel, and Skype
Ability to communication English languages
Fluent in local language  (both  written and spoken)
Familiar with the area of Badakhshan province especially with Wakhan district.

Submission Guideline:

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV (with three Referees) indicating the vacancy announcement reference to the address: Human Resources Department office or can also be emailed to:

[email protected] no later 5 of June-2021.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum four pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience.

In the e-mail subject line, please put job title & vacancy number of the position you are applying for, otherwise your applications will not be screened.

Do not submit academic certificates with the application. These can be requested if the candidate is selected.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the written test/interview.

Action Against Hunger is an equal opportunity employer.


Action against Hunger is committed to the prevention of risks related to abuse, sexual exploitation and the promotion of gender equality and its diversity. The mission Afghanistan encourages the application of the women / men / disabled workers / Senior / others>. Action against Hunger’s recruitment process is free of charge, no compensation of any form shall be requested from a candidate. It reflects the major policies and its charter through its professionalism and impartiality. If you observe behavior in opposition to these values during this process, please report it to the appropriate teams.

Submission Email:

[email protected]

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