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Ministry of Energy and Water

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Request for Expressions of Interest for National Individual


Consultants
Organization: Project Coordination Unit (PCU)
Project: Irrigation Restoration and Development Project (IRDP)
Reference No.: MEW/PCU/REOI/314
Announcement Date: 17-Nov-2015 Closing Date: 04-Dec-2015
Nationality: Afghanistan Duration: one year (Likely to be extended)
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ministry of Energy & Water has applied
for a grant from the International Development Association toward the cost
of Irrigation Restoration and Development Project, and it intends to apply part
of the proceeds of this grant to payments for hiring the services of following
qualified national individual consultants.

Sr Brief
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details of
the
consultants
position
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Position: Quality
Control
Laboratory
Technician
(Regional)
Vacancy No: C646
No. of
one(1)

Post:

Duty
Station:
,Herat
Objectives:
I.
Ensure
implementation
of high standards
quality assurance
testing of civil
works contract.
II. Develop and

Job Description/Duties and


responsibilities

Below is a detailed description of duties and


responsibilities which include following:
1. cable of using all the quality control testing
equipments required as per the project
requirements,
likewise;
los-Angeles
abrasion test, gravel shape test, gravel
crushing test, impact value test, gradation,
gradation and silt test for sand, sieve
analysis, slump test, concrete compressive
strength test, steel yield strength test,
proctor test, field density test, different soil
tests and similar
2. ensure and maintain availability of required
quality control testing equipments, in
working conditions, in the laboratory
3. plan and ensure timely calibration of the
quality control testing equipments from the
recognized institutions and maintain a
record of all such calibration
4. ensure
proper
use
of
testing
tools/equipment in the construction sites to
meet the quality standards as per technical
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Required
Qualification
and
Experience
Possess
Technician
laboratory diploma or
equivalent.
Well conversant with the
standard quality control
field testing procedures
and use of quality control
testing equipments for
civil works contracts.
Possess relevant working
experience of 2 years.
Fluency in English is
necessary Dari or Pashtu
Native.
Full computer literacy
and
knowledge
of
professional programs on
the
subject
is
a
prerequisite.

implement
specifications
5.
guiding the contractors for using proper
effective
methods for testing and use of suitable
recording and
construction materials and equipments in
reporting
the field
system
to 6. conduct and report on the quality control
improve
testing in the field as per the technical
quality control
specifications with proper conclusion and
recommendation
procedures of
civil
works 7. Maintain records of all testing work,
including cross referencing to items of work
contracts.
to which each test refers and location from
which any samples were obtained for
testing;
8. prepare and participate in training courses
and on-the-job training for the site
implementing staff/companies, contractors
supervisors and communities in the quality
control testing measures and use of testing
tools/equipment;
9. Explain/Demonstrate quality control testing
procedures at different levels such as
community, site supervisor engineers,
companies with the help of Training
Coordinator; and
10. Perform any other duties as required by the
PCU Director.
Position: Design
Engineer
(Regional)

1. Perform survey and other data collection


(maps, benchmark levels, etc.) for the
design of irrigation projects.
2. Carry out engineering designs and
Vacancy No: Cdrawings, prepare bills of quantities and
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supervise construction of irrigation works.
3. Coordinate with relevant Departments of
No. of Post:
MEW and other agencies and institutions in
one(1)
Kabul.
Duty
Station: 4. Collaborate with international staff and
consultants.
,Herat
5. Monitor the compliance of design in the
sub-project implementation
6. Liaise with the Regional Offices.
7. Prepare and participate in training courses
and on-the-job training.
8. Promote the exchange of information
between the Regional Offices and visit them
as required.
9. Report on progress of work in Regional
Offices, especially concerning the Irrigation
Teams and signal in advance problems that
may hamper such progress.
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Minimum
qualification of
B.Sc. in
irrigation/civil
engineering with
at least five
years of
relevant
national
experience.
Working
knowledge of
English and good
command of
national
languages
(Dari/Pashtu)
required.

10. Help prepare quarterly progress reports and


intermediate reports covering special topics
as needed.
11. Perform any other duties as required by the
NRTL.
Position:
Regional Quality
Control Officer

1. Develop and implement an effective


construction management system and improve
capacity of regional project staff in the
management and use of up-to-date quality
Vacancy No:
assurance and supervision procedures.
C-673
2. Implement comprehensive supervision of
construction activities carried out by the
No. of Post: Contractor(s) to ensure complete compliance
one(1)
with the drawings, technical specifications and
various stipulations contained in the Contract
Duty
Station: Documents.
,Herat
3. Ensure that the construction methods as
proposed by the Contractors are satisfactory,
and meet the World Bank social and
environmental safeguards and relevant GoA
laws and regulations.
4. Conduct ad hoc and regular meetings with
contractors to discuss issues and problems
affecting progress and take corrective measures
in consultation with PCU Regional 5.
Department Directors (DDs) and with approval
of the PCU Director to ensure completion of
works on time.
6. Carry out joint measurements with the
contractor to verify the Interim Payment
Certificates (IPC) and the final payment
certificates(FPC) submitted by the contractor
and recommend to the Director for payment.
7. Review all Claims/Variation Orders
submitted by the Contractor and provide advice
to the PCU Director on the validity of the
Claim/Variation Orders and their effect on the
construction schedule and the cost of the
project.
8. Inspect the works and guide the counterpart
staff to ensure quality of the sub projects'
activities implemented in the field including the
material used for construction of sub projects
within the region.
9. Guiding and leading the counterparts for
using proper methods for testing and proper use
of construction materials and equipment in the
field.
10. Participate in training courses and conduct
on-the-job training for the site implementing
staff/companies, site supervisors and
communities in quality control measures and
use of testing tools/equipment.
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B.Sc.
(Civil/Irrigation/),
with at least five
years of
relevant
construction
supervision
experience for
irrigation
schemes. Working
knowledge of
English and good
command of
national
languages
(Dari/Pashtu)
required.

11. Act actively as a member of the Quality


Assurance Group under the overall guidance of
the Construction Management and Quality
Control Officer in the project management.
Inspect and report on the performance of the
outsourced Construction Supervision and
Quality Control in the region conducted by
consulting firms.
12. Monitor the bid evaluations with guidance
and recommendations to the regional team on
the proper procedures to select local
contractors.
13. Monitor the adherence of the contractors in
the field to the quality control requirements by
having a qualified engineer on the site, concrete
mixers, sieving set, vibrator, etc. as applicable.
Submit suitable recommendations on
controversial cases.
14. Monitor the use of OK Cards, construction
manual and specifications on the site with
continuous tracking and guidance on the use of
the site logbook.
15. Monitor the use of testing tools/equipment
on the construction sites to meet quality
standards.
16.Guide on the proper use of manuals related
to quality control at different levels such as
community, site supervisor engineers and
companies with the help of the NPC/Training
Coordinator.
17. Promote the exchange of information on
quality control with the Management Office.
Perform any other duties as required by the
NRTL.
The Project Coordination Unit (PCU) of Project: Irrigation Restoration and Development Project
(IRDP) under Ministry of Energy and water now invites National eligible consultants to indicate
their interest. Interested eligible candidates must provide information indicating
that they are qualified to perform the services and are invited to submit their
CV (Curriculum Vitae), including employment records, description of similar
assignments carried out, experience in similar conditions, availability of
appropriate skills etc.
The covering application letter should indicate that he meets all the required qualifications and
experience (as mentioned above) quoting references to various paragraphs of CV to
demonstrate this.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with Section V Selection of Individual Consultants
procedures set out in the World Banks Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by
World Bank Borrowers (May 2004 as revised in October 2006 and May 2010).
Interested eligible consultants may obtain further information from the address below during the
office hours 08:00 am to 16:30 pm from Saturday to Wednesday or by e-mail.
Expressions of interest must be delivered or sent by e-mail to the address below no later than

04-Dec-2015
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Eng. Mohammad Gul "Hamidi"


Acting Director of Project Coordination Unit PCU
Ministry of Energy and Water
Mobile : 0093 (0) 796002020 / 0700686110

Emil address: mhamidi@eirp-afg.org


Copy to nasir.ahadi@eirp-afg.org and saeed.azizullah@eirp-afg.org

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