Senior Water Supply Design Specialist

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Kabul, Afghanistan 🇦🇫

Vacancy idVAC-8903
Job titleVAC-8903 Senior Water Supply Design Specialist.
LocationKabul
Apply by26-Dec-2022
Start date01-Jan-2023
Duration1 year (renewable)
Number of vacancies1
QualificationBachelor Degree or equivalent in in water supply engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering and/or another relevant field. (essential).
Sector experienceMinimum of o Planning and designing of water supply systems in urban and rural areas, including intakes (sources), solar powered systems, transmission, and distribution systems, pumping systems, water treatment plants, reservoirs, pipes, and fittings infiltration galleries etc. Should have experiences in large scale water supply systems with complex nature. o Preparation of technical specifications, cost estimates, tender documents, etc. o Preparation of detailed design reports. o Hands on experience of water supply systems and strategies in comparable situations, including water demand management. year/s of demonstrable relevant Engineering – Civil experience (essential).
Geographical experienceMinimum of o Planning and designing of water supply systems in urban and rural areas, including intakes (sources), solar powered systems, transmission, and distribution systems, pumping systems, water treatment plants, reservoirs, pipes, and fittings infiltration galleries etc. Should have experiences in large scale water supply systems with complex nature. o Preparation of technical specifications, cost estimates, tender documents, etc. o Preparation of detailed design reports. o Hands on experience of water supply systems and strategies in comparable situations, including water demand management. year/s of experience in afghanistan (desirable).
LanguagesFluent in English (essential).

Job description

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Overview of position

RWP reference to which the extender contributes: 1. Relevant government ministries at national and sub-national levels have increased capacity and commitment to manage equitable and sustainable WASH programmes

Need Statement
Access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene is the basic human rights. Unfortunately, Afghans still have a long way to go and get access to this right. Over 25% people do not have access to at least basic water (IE&LF 2020). Under 5 child mortality stands at 50/1,000 live birth (NHS 2017). Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) along with its sector partners has put all its efforts to attain the SDGs for WASH specifically for SDG 6.1 (By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all). Kabul city with an estimated population of 5 million is in critical need of safe water due to the depletion of groundwater and contamination of the aquifer.

UNICEF as one of the main technical and financial partners for the WASH sector has remained the core partner to MEW, MRRD, UWASS, MoPH, MoE and other sector stakeholders. UNICEF has been backing up the water supply and Sanitation programme of the sector to continue service delivery under any circumstances in Afghanistan.

Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) has the overall responsibility for water resource sector planning and management. The planning of water resource is continuous process where based on the need and budget availability these plan could be prepared. Currently, MEW has 5 major river basins that independently working and send their projects to the main office of MEW where the water program coordination department is responsible for planning. WPCD is responsible the short term and long-term water resource plans on the bases of the national development goal and budget availability. In order to prepare proper plan for water resources, MEW needs human resource capacity and expertise to prepare such plans.

The Water sector Planning & Management Specialist, under the direct supervision of the Director of WPCD and close cooperation with the WPCD’s Planning & Program Staff, will be responsible for overall support to WPMD/MEW in the preparation of water resource plan and also to prepare strategic planning for water resource management. The specialist will support the WPCD in the preparation of plans for future of the water resources development.
The specialist will help to develop the overall water resources management plans on the basis of the proposed water related projects. He/she will be reporting to the director of Water Programs Coordination Department of the MEW.
Reasons why the assignment cannot be done by a UNICEF staff member
The Specialist is responsible to support MEW in developing water resource management plans and policy. The incumbent is also responsible to support MEW in long-term and short-term water resource sector planning for funding and resource mobilization purposes together with sector financing strategy. Key part of the assignment is to support water resource systems’ planning and management for larger population around the country mainly in urban and densely populated areas. The specialist will also be supporting on daily basis the Kabul-Panjshir water supply project planning and management.
UNCEF does not have internal capacity for complicated water resource systems’ planning and management and is a crucial area for the country considering climate change and water scarcity. The incumbent will be responsible for overall management and planning of water resource within MEW. The Incumbent is responsible to work closely with line departments for coordination and collaboration which are key for project buy-in and sustainability.

Role objectives

Task to be Performed

 Prepare designs of water supply projects for which the ministry is tasked by the authorities, including intake/source development, transmission and distribution systems, pumping stations, reservoirs and other parts of water supply systems,

 Key areas of work will include but not be limited to:

o Feasibility study for Kabul-Panjshir water supply projects prepared.

o Identify suitable water sources and design of intakes/source structures.

o Advise on the technologies most appropriate for the local needs, institutional capacity, environment, sustainability, and operation and maintenance.

o Design water transmission lines and required hydraulic equipment such as air valves, break-pressure systems, pumping systems, power supply, hammer system and related.

o Design and determine pump specifications, including solar panel and electrical power requirements.

o Hydraulic analysis of water supply piping systems.

o Design of distribution network including civil, and electro-mechanical components for pumping booster stations whenever required.

o Design of chlorine injection systems, including control panels.

 Develop detailed BoQs and Bills of Materials for designed projects and their components.

 Prepare and develop contract documents for bidding and tendering.

 Prepare the required technical specifications and cost estimates.

 Undertake the assessment of water needs, available resources and the capacity of existing systems and advise on any improvements necessary to achieve and sustain the agreed design and service standards. This may include system upgrades, extensions etc.

 Conduct field visits to support survey teams during the assessments, be available for technical support during assessment and implementation if required.

 Support and provide guidance to the contractors during project implementation. Working closely with engineers of implementing institutes to make sure the projects are implemented and completed in a timely manner, ensuring quality and requirements as per the approved designs (BoQs and Drawings).

 Prepare implementation plan for designed projects.

 Prepare technical specifications for designed projects.

Deliverable
Monthly deliverables:
• Progress update on design of water systems shared.

Quarterly deliverables:
• Feasibility study drafted for Kabul-Panjshir water project.

Other Deliverables for the assignment (mainly for Kabul-Panjshir water supply system):
• Designs of water supply systems prepared with Water CAD, Water GEMS or any other relevant software.
• Water sources development designs prepared.
• Piped network hydraulic designs prepared for Kabul-Panjshir project.
• BoQs and BoM, and drawings are prepared.
• Technical guidance and support provided to the contractors during project implementation.
• Implementation plans prepared for designed projects.
• Technical specifications prepared.
• Initial design drafted for one lot of the Kabul-Panjshir projects

Note: After the recruitment, a detailed workplan will be developed by UNICEF and MEW for the position with clear activities and deliverables based on the curtail needs enhancing water resource management and planning.

Project reporting: N/A

Key competencies

Required qualifications, skills, and experience:
• A bachelor or higher-level degree in water supply engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering and/or another relevant field.
• A minimum of 10 years’ experience in:
o Planning and designing of water supply systems in urban and rural areas, including intakes (sources), solar powered systems, transmission, and distribution systems, pumping systems, water treatment plants, reservoirs, pipes, and fittings infiltration galleries etc. Should have experiences in large scale water supply systems with complex nature.
o Preparation of technical specifications, cost estimates, tender documents, etc.
o Preparation of detailed design reports.
o Hands on experience of water supply systems and strategies in comparable situations, including water demand management.
• Expert level skills in below software:
o AutoCAD
o Water CAD or Water GEMS, or similar hydraulic design software.
o Auto CAD Civil 3D
o Microsoft office
• Strong English speaking and writing skills.
• Experience in leading, managing and guiding of technical and engineering teams.
• Knowledge of national and international standards and codes of water supply and sanitation systems.
• Basic knowledge of technical survey and assessment, hydrogeological assessments, groundwater, and related areas.
• Knowledge of climate change impacts and resilience strategies
• Experienced in assessment and calculate of rainfall runoff, flood runoff analysis and flood forecasting.

Team management: N/A

Further information: N/A


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