Bachelor's Degree   Multi Location Full Time 1654
Date Posted:Aug 18, 2022
Closing Date:Aug 31, 2022
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:8
Functional Area:Engineering
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:7 - 10 Years
Contract Duration:6 month(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Service Contract
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:


Organizational Setting

FAO Afghanistan is investing, across all 34 provinces, in resilience reinforcing actions that focus on protecting agriculture livelihoods and local ecosystems, boosting local production of nutritious foods and cash-incomes, and safeguarding critical agriculture sectoral development gains achieved over the past couple of decades through revitalizing rural markets and economy. In 2022-2023, FAO will, under the life-saving assistance Outcome (1) of the UN Transitional Engagement Framework (TEF), focus on the following four priority actions: (i) Safeguarding Wheat Seed Security, (ii) Enhancing Local Production of Nutritious Food, (iii) Livestock Protection and Dairy Sector Support, and (iv) Restoring Irrigation Structures to Boost Cash Incomes. Additionally, FAO will contribute towards resilience building activities under Outcome 2 of the TEF. 

There are a total of eight (8) positions, one position in each duty station: Bamyan, Gardez, Herat, Jalalabad, Kabul, Kandahar, Kunduz, and Mazar-e-Sharif. 

Job Summary:

Organizational Unit: FAAFG

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Afghanistan

Duration: 6 months (with extension subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability)

Post Number: N/A

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The Survey, Design and Supervision Assistant Engineer will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, the direct and technical supervision of the Head of Water Resource and Irrigation Team and Team leader/Regional Senior Survey and Design Specialist and in close collaboration with the Regional Coordinator.


Technical Focus 

The Draftsman/Technical Specialist will provide relevant technical assistance and support for efficient implementation of component 2: Provision of Water and Resilience Services of the project.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Tasks and responsibilities

•   Perform survey and other data collection (maps, benchmark levels, etc.) for the design of irrigation Schemes.

•   Prepare full engineering drawings with AutoCAD, including materials list and full dimensioning, plus prepare a full bill of quantities for tendering from the drawing,

•   Produce engineering drawings of the important and complex irrigation rehabilitation works.

•   Ascertain the adequacy and quality of the work performed by his/her colleagues in Regional Offices.

•   Have a full understanding of civil engineering materials and standards, especially for concrete and steel works. 

•   Prepare technical drawings and topographical maps as requested by the Design Engineer using AutoCAD and GIS.

•   Train relevant staff in the preparation of technical drawings.

•   Maintain a filing system for all technical drawings and topographical maps. 

•   Prepare and participate in training courses and on-the-job training. 

•   Collaborate with international staff and national consultants in the preparation of layout maps and technical drawings for irrigation schemes. Liaise with and assist the Regional Offices in filling any gaps related to the preparation of drawings when required. 

•   Train project staff in AutoCAD and supervise/validate all project drawings, including all FAO regional offices. 

•   Perform any other duties as required.

Job Requirement:



Minimum Requirements

•   High School Certificate

•   AutoCAD 2D & 3D Certificate

•   At least seven (07) years of relevant experience with prominent firms or organizations in preparing engineering drawings, detailed scheme layouts with the use of Auto CAD software, and engineering draftsman in related disciplines with UN Organizations, and international NGOs in a multi-cultural office environment is required.

•   Working knowledge (level C) of English and the local languages (Pashto and/or Dari); 

•   National of Afghanistan. 


FAO Core Competencies

•   Results Focus

•   Teamwork

•   Communication

•   Building Effective Relationships

•   Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


Technical/Functional Skills 

•   Full knowledge of AutoCAD and GIS programmes

•   Strong GIS skills, and computer skills, especially all MS Office applications and basic internet search engines or other relevant online tools.

•   Understanding of engineering, particularly irrigation schemes concepts and technologies.

•   Excellent interpersonal communication and coordination skills, and a proven ability to work constructively with a variety of stakeholders to achieve common goals.

•   Ability to work with minimum supervision in a multicultural environment.

•   Excellent report writing skills



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  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at ; 
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  •  Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. 


FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul, Nangarhar, Bamyan, Paktya, Kunduz, Balkh, Kandahar, Herat
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