Short Term Consultancy-Design Engineers (3)

Short Term Consultancy-Design Engineers (3)
Terms of Reference
Organizational Background:
Afghanaid an international NGO registered in the UK and operating in Afghanistan for last 30
years, has a mandate to facilitate and support Afghan women, men and children in their fight
against poverty, inequality and vulnerability. Using the integrated rural development approach,
we focus on food security, sustainable natural resource-based rural livelihoods, rural savings
and market-driven enterprise development, local governance, and physical community infrastructure with cross-cutting themes of children and youth rights, gender equality, community
development and disaster risk reduction. We are a knowledge-based learning organization that
works with both right bearers and duty holders through grassroots programming as well as
advocacy and policy initiatives.
NSP Project:
Afghanaid has short-term consultancy opportunities within the National Solidarity Programme.
The National Solidarity Program (NSP) was created by the Government of Afghanistan to
develop the ability of Afghan communities to identify, plan, manage and monitor their own
development projects. NSP promotes a development parading whereby communities are
empowered to make decisions and manage resources during all stages of the project cycle. The
program lays the foundation for a sustainable form of inclusive local governance, rural
reconstruction and poverty alleviation. NSP is the largest community development program in
the history of Afghanistan. known in Dari as “Hambastagi Milli” and in Pashto as “Milli
Paiwastoon”, it is based on the Afghan traditions of “Ashar” )e.e community members working
together on a volunteer basis to improve community infrastructure) and “Jirga”- councils
comprised of respected members of the community, Islamic values of unity, equity and justice
are also encourages. The following principles guide “how” the program is implemented:
participatory and inclusive decisions-making process; gender equity; transparency and
accountability in the use of program fund; and sustainability (including but not limited to
requiring community contributions for operations and maintenance).
Scope and Focus of the Work:
This is a Design Engineering Consultancy. The Consultants will be expected to undertake
community surveys and based on identified community needs to design and submit proposals
for community based projects (roads, culverts, bridges, micro hydro power, water pipe scheme,
wells, water reservoirs, schools, clinics, sanitary latrine, community centre, retaining wall,
irrigation system, intake, dams etc). The proposal and designs should be according to the NSPPMU design standards and guidelines.
Location of the project:
Ghor Province / Cheghcheran and Lal wa Sarjanle Districts
Candidate’s Qualifications:
Should have BSc in Civil Engineering
Having 2 years experience (al least one experience working on the National Solidarity
Computer skill specially required for designing of the projects.
Good communication with Dari and English
Application Deadline:
Interested applicants should submit their resume along with cover letter outlining their relevant
practical experience not latter Dec 12th, 2010 to the following address:
House # 94, Main Road, Hesa-Do
Karte Parwan, Kabul, Afghanistan
This consultancy is open to Afghan Nationals only.