Water Management Assistant
2 weeks ago
As per company Scale
3 Years
Job Description

Job Details:

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


Reporting Lines:

The selected candidate will operate under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative (FAOR) in Afghanistan. They will directly report to the Head of the Regional Office for day-to-day supervision and receive technical guidance from the Team Leader of the Water Resource and Irrigation Team. Performance evaluations will be conducted by the Team Leader of the Water Resource and Irrigation Team.


Technical Focus:

The Regional On-farm Water Management Assistant will offer pertinent technical assistance to ensure the efficient implementation of Water and Resilience Services.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

Conduct walk-through surveys with relevant WRI team members to collect necessary data for designing and proposing sub-projects for selected OFWM schemes.

Collaborate with the survey team to gather technical inputs for topographical surveys of selected OFWM irrigation schemes.

Coordinate closely with other team members to determine the location, type, and length of irrigation schemes for improvement, coordinating with the survey unit before technical surveys.

Develop economically and technically feasible designs of OFWM schemes according to FAO standards and design manuals.

Prepare Bills of Quantities to facilitate the smooth implementation of proposed irrigation schemes, adhering to rate analysis norms and prevailing local market rates.

Provide a detailed list of required machinery, equipment, and personnel for timely sub-project implementation.

Create detailed and realistic implementation plans for designed sub-projects, considering climatic conditions, remoteness, and project technicalities, utilizing available resources for implementation.

Design and draft sub-project proposals for On-farm Water Management schemes.

Conduct training sessions for stakeholders and local communities on on-farm irrigation water management and canal maintenance.

Deliver training on canal operation and structural calibration of regulating structures.

Undertake any other project-related activities assigned by the head of the WRI team and the FAOR.


Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Irrigation Engineering, Agriculture Engineering, or related fields.

At least three (3) years of professional experience in water resource and irrigation engineering with UN and NGOs.

Proficiency (level C) in English and local languages (Pashto and/or Dari).

Afghanistan national.


FAO Core Competencies:

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


Technical/Functional Skills:

Thorough knowledge of technical, agricultural, and social data collection for On-farm Water Management.

Ability to review additional work or variations order requests and provide recommendations to the line supervisor.

Proficient in using standard processes and tracking regional OFWM activities.

Skilled in crop water requirement calculation and analysis.

Effective team player.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Experience working in challenging environments.

UN experience is advantageous.

Proficient in standard office applications and productivity engineering tools.