Survey and Irrigation Design Coordinator

  • Aga Khan Foundation
  • 1,Great Massoud Avenue,Khwaja Rawash,Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Oct 09, 2017
  • Oct 19, 2017
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Job Description:

Objective of the Position:

To lead and support to survey and design of Irrigation projects.

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

  • To conduct independently detailed topographical & hydrological survey of irrigation projects.
  • To lead independently to calculate crop water requirement
  • To lead independently for designing any kind of hydraulic structures (for-up to 5m3/sec flow rate) such as Headwork, Intake, Desilting Basin, Syphon, Superpassage, Acquiduct, HDPE Pipe Crossing, RCC & Masonry Retaining Wall, Falls, Spillway, Canal Section, Canal crossing Culverts & Bridges etc.
  • To produce design calculation report of all above mentioned hydraulic structures by excel sheet or by other soft wares.
  • To prepare any kind of hydraulic structural design drawings;
  • To monitor different infrastructure projects in AKF’s working areas whenever required;
  • Other related tasks given by the National Engineering Manager;
  • To carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects AKF’s commitment to protecting children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Occasional Significant Duties:

  • To assist and prepare estimation of the Irrigation/Infrastructure projects
  • Monitoring and Supervision of Irrigation structures in the regions.


About Aga Khan Foundation:

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a non-denominational international development agency established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan. Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development, primarily in Asia and East Africa. Created as a private, non-profit foundation under Swiss law, it has branches and independent affiliates in 19 countries.

The Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan (AKF (Afg)) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of international, private, non-denominational development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people in some of the poorest parts of the developing world. The Network’s organizations have individual mandates that range from the fields of health and education to architecture, rural development and promotion of private-sector enterprise and institutions that seek to empower communities and individuals, usually in disadvantaged circumstances, to improve living conditions and opportunities. 

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor/master degree in civil engineering with structural design as main subject.
  • Excellent knowledge on engineering estimation
  • Minimum 5 years experience on designing all kind of hydraulic structures independently
  • Through knowledge on topographical (using total station) & hydrological surveying
  • Minimum 5 years experience on designing all kind of hydraulic structures mentioned above
  • Excellent knowledge of Ms Office specially on excel functions

Required Core Competencies:

  • Communications skills, in verbal and written
  • Flexible, Tolerance, Culture sensitive, Excellent interpersonal skills, Team works
  • Positive approaches to workload and constructive attitude
  • Sensitivity to organizational information
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Willing to travel to regions for survey and monitoring

Vacancy Number


No. Of Jobs






Years of Experience

Minimum of 5 Years


One Year


According to Organization Salary Scale

Submission Guideline

Submission Guideline:


Applicants meeting the above requirements are requested to submit a cover letter along with their CV and the names of three references electronically to no later than Oct 19 2017 or submit hard copy to AKF, National Programme Office House No 41 Street No. 2, Qala-e-Fatiullah, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Important Notes:

  • Please quote the Vacancy Number as the Subject of the e-mail when sending your application.
  • Supporting documents, e.g. diplomas, recommendation letters, identification card(s) etc., are not required at this stage, therefore not to be sent along with the application.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted for further assessment.

Aga Khan Foundation – Afghanistan is an equal opportunities employer. Women are encouraged to apply.

Aga Khan Foundation – Afghanistan recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safeguarding of children from abuse.

Submission Email

Submission Email