Request for “Expressions of Interest” for National Individual Consultants

 

Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW)

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/...

Announcement Date: 24- April -2018       Closing Date: 13- May -2018

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.

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Brief details of the consultant’s position

Job Description/Duties and responsibilities

Required Qualification and Experience

1

Position:

Senior Dam  Design  Specialist as Team leader

 

Vacancy #:

(C-001-18)

 

No. of Post:

One

 

Duty Station:

KABUL

 

Salary:

Based on NTA Salary Scale

 

Grade:

(B)

 

Nationality:

Afghan

  1. Lead National Experts and co-ordinate with Core Management team.
  2. Management of the Dam Safety Inspectors, Engineers and support specialists
  3. Liaison with counterparts within other MEW Units
  4. Organize allocation of resources for review of dams
  5. Organize for additional support as required to the Division of Dam Safety (Legal, Social, Environmental)
  6. Organize resources and logistics for dam safety inspections
  7. Review of all reports produced by Division of Dam Safety
  8. Identify and organize training for Division of Dam Safety Respond and report on dam safety incidents
  9. Provide project administration function in conjunction with the supporting staff and in co-ordination with Core Management team.
  10. Track key indicators (input, output and outcome) of implementation schedule
  11. Manage and closely liaise with the Core management team, and Key experts to ensure that all parties are updated on design/study progress and aware of any issues arising that could affect ongoing activities
  12. Make Project site visits to discuss and resolve design issues
  13. Provide reports to management
  • Having at least Master’s or its equivalent degree in Water Resources Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydropower – Civil or Hydraulic Engineering with 5 years working experience in Civil Engineering preferably on hydro projects or having Bachelor’s degree with 7 years relevant experience.
  • Previous experience in either dam safety, dam design, Hydraulic Structures, dam operation or dam inspection (Desirable)
  • Have experience on one or more Feasibility Study of Reservoir/storage project, Must have experience in detail design/ Tender Design for a reservoir/Storage project.
  • Experts in hydraulic design of Spillway, Dam, Energy dissipater, Tunnel, Surge shaft/tank
  • Understanding of the legal, social, environmental and hydrological issues associated with dam development
  • Experience in leading technical teams
  • Good communication skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Able to work with a team (promote team approach and accept team ideas)
  • Good writing and oral knowledge of English and National Languages 
  •  Good Knowledge in Auto CAD and other Engineering Software.

2

Position:

Senior  Geotechnical  Specialist

 

No. of Post:

One

 

Vacancy #:

(C-002-18)

 

Duty Station:

KABUL

 

Salary:

Based on NTA Salary Scale

 

Grade:

(B)

 

Nationality:

Afghan

  1. Undertake review of dams (concept, detail,  construction, operation & maintenance)
  2. Plan and undertake Dam Safety inspections (annual & comprehensive inspections)
  3. Compile Dam Safety Inspection Reports
  4. Undertake “special” dam safety inspections as required
  5. Review and analyses results of dam surveillance & monitoring
  6. Review Dam Documentation (O&M Manuals, SOPs, EPPs, Dam Data Books)
  7. Training of local operators, technicians and engineers
  8. Develop Emergency Preparedness Planes and provide training to dam owners
  9. Liaise and consult with additional specialist support (Legal, Social, Environmental)
  10. Planning and providing oversight of geotechnical site investigations
  11. Interpretation of geotechnical engineering reports and site investigation data.
  12. Ability to present the results of the investigations and reports to members of the project team in an organized, professional and understandable format.
  13. Performing geotechnical analyses and use of associated software for determination of soil bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations, lateral earth pressures, and etc.
  14. Plan, schedule, conduct or coordinate field and laboratory services for a wide range of the project.
  15. Perform geotechnical engineering analyses and evaluations for dam, reservoir and tunneling.
  16. Check subcontractor’s borehole location map and data for compliance with specifications.
  17. Plan and conduct geotechnical exploration effectively.
  18. Development proposals and determine cost and schedule for investigations.
  19. Perform other duties as required by Office management.
  • Having at least Master’s or its equivalent degree in Geotechnical & Engineering with 5 years working experience in material testing and geotechnical investigation or having Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with 7 years relevant experience.
  • Previous dam safety inspection experience (preferred)
  • Understanding of the legal, social, environmental and hydrological issues associated with dam development
  • Experience working knowledge of “MS Word & Excel”
  • Familiar with ASTM, AASHTOO, UBC, IBC standards and codes.
  • Good knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Good writing and oral knowledge of English and National Languages 

3

Position:

Senior Dam Electro- Mechanical Specialist                                  

No. of Post:

One

 

Vacancy #:

(C-003-18)

 

 

Duty Station:

KABUL

 

Salary:

Based on NTA Salary Scale

 

Grade:

(B)

 

Nationality:

Afghan

  1. Undertake review of dams (concept, detail,  construction, operation & maintenance)
  2. Plan and undertake Dam Safety inspections (annual & comprehensive inspections)
  3. Compile Dan Safety Inspection Reports
  4. Undertake “special” dam safety inspections as required
  5. Review and analyses results of dam surveillance & monitoring
  6. Review Dam Documentation (O&M Manuals, SOPs, EPPs, Dam Data Books)
  7. Training of local operators, technicians and engineers
  8. Develop Emergency Preparedness Planes and provide training to dam owners
  9. • Liaise and consult with additional specialist support (Legal, Social, Environmental)      • Good knowledge of AutoCAD and GIS
  • Having at least Master’s or its equivalent degree in Electro-Mechanical with 5 years working experience or having Bachelor’s degree in Electro-Mechanical with 7 years relevant experience.
  • Previous dam safety inspection experience (preferred)
  • Understanding of the legal, social, environmental issues associated with dam development
  • Experience working knowledge of “MS Word & Excel”
  • Familiar with operation of Electronical and Mechanical of gates and other Electro- mechanical dam devices.
  • Good knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Good writing and oral knowledge of English and National Languages 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

Position:

Dam Design Specialist

 

No. of Post:

One

 

Vacancy #:

(C-004-18)

 

Duty Station:

KABUL

 

Salary:

Based on NTA Salary Scale

 

Grade:

(C)

 

Nationality:

Afghan                             

 

  1. Undertake review of dams (concept, detail,  construction, operation & maintenance)
  2. Plan and undertake Dam Safety inspections (annual & comprehensive inspections)
  3. Compile Dan Safety Inspection Reports
  4. Undertake “special” dam safety inspections as required
  5. Review and analyses results of dam surveillance & monitoring
  6. Review Dam Documentation (O&M Manuals, SOPs, EPPs, Dam Data Books)
  7. Training of local operators, technicians and engineers
  8. Develop Emergency Preparedness Planes and provide training to dam owners
  9. • Liaise and consult with additional specialist support (Legal, Social, Environmental)      • Good knowledge of AutoCAD and GIS
  10. Preparation of design b
  11. Extensive exercise for the optimization of dam height and reservoir regulation and reservoir simulations
  12. Review and design of dam stability for different loading conditions
  13. Work as mentor for the team member
  14. Help team leader for the preparation of reports
  15. Must have demonstrable skill in the evaluation of technical performance, identifying potential improvements
  16. Work together with hydrologist and reservoir simulation expert for floods and routing effects
  17. Understanding of international dam regulations
  • Having at least Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering with 5 years working experience in relevant field in Engineering projects. (Master’s Degree is desirable)
  • Preference for the involvement in current large project running inside the country with International Consulting/Contractor firms
  • Working experience in Design of Hydraulic Structures such as dam/weir design
  • Good knowledge of HEC-RAS (Dam break Analysis)
  • Previous dam safety inspection experience (preferred)
  • Understanding of the legal, social, environmental and hydrological issues associated with dam development
  • Experience working knowledge of “MS Word & Excel” Auto CAD and other Engineering Software
  • Good writing and oral knowledge of English and National Languages 

 

 

5

 

Position:

Dam Safety Inspection Specialist for Civil Works

 

No. of Post:

One

 

Vacancy #:

(C-005-18)

 

Duty Station:

KABUL

 

Salary:

Based on NTA Salary Scale

 

Grade:

(C)

 

Nationality:

Afghan                             

 

  1. Undertake review of dams (concept, detail, construction, operation & maintenance)
  2. Plan and undertake Dam Safety inspections (annual & comprehensive inspections)
  3. Compile Dan Safety Inspection Reports
  4. Undertake “special” dam safety inspections as required
  5. Review and analyses results of dam surveillance & monitoring
  6. Review Dam Documentation (O&M Manuals, SOPs, EPPs, Dam Data Books)
  7. Training of local operators, technicians and engineers
  8. Develop Emergency Preparedness Planes and provide training to dam owners
  9. • Liaise and consult with additional specialist support (Legal, Social, Environmental)

 

  • Having at least Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering with 5 years working experience in relevant field in engineering projects. (Master’s Degree is desirable)
  • Preference for the involvement in current large project running inside the country with International Consulting/Contractor firms
  • Working experience in Implementation of  Hydraulic Structures such as dam/weir and other structures ( Earth type and concrete type of structures
  • Previous dam safety inspection experience (preferred)
  • Understanding of the legal, social, environmental and hydrological issues associated with dam development
  • Experience working knowledge of “MS Word & Excel” Auto CAD and other Engineering Software
  • Good writing and oral knowledge of English and National Languages 

 

 

 

 

6

Position:

Dam Safety Inspection Specialist for Electro Mechanical works

 

No. of Post:

One

Vacancy #:

(C-006-18)

 

Duty Station:

KABUL

 

Salary:

Based on NTA Salary Scale

 

Grade:

(C)

 

Nationality:

Afghan                             

  1. Undertake review of dams (concept, detail, construction, operation & maintenance)
  2. Plan and undertake Dam Safety inspections (annual & comprehensive inspections)
  3. Compile Dan Safety Inspection Reports
  4. Undertake “special” dam safety inpsections as required
  5. Review and analyses results of dam surveillance & monitoring
  6. Review Dam Documentation (O&M Manuals, SOPs, EPPs, Dam Data Books)
  7. Training of local operators, technicians and engineers
  8. Develop Emergency Preparedness Planes and provide training to dam owners
  9. Liaise and consult with additional specialist support (Legal, Social, Environmental)
  10. Examine methods of electric equipment installation works, considering the site conditions.
  11. Review the technical section for the electrical equipment in the tender documents.
  12. Review the hydropower planning engineers prepare a schedule for design, transportation, and installation works for the electrical equipment. Review cost estimates for electrical equipment based on the construction schedule.
  13. Review all the tender documents for electrical equipment’s.
  • Having at least Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with 5 years working experience in relevant field in hydro power projects. (Master’s Degree is desirable)
  • Having worked as an Electrical Engineer expert in various Hydropower Projects
  • Experience in Electro-mechanical design and analysis for hydropower projects.
  • Preference for the involvement in current large project running inside the country.
  • Previous dam safety inspection experience (preferred)
  • Understanding of the legal, social, environmental and hydrological issues associated with dam development
  • Experience working knowledge of “MS Word & Excel” and Auto CAD
  • Good writing and oral knowledge of English and National Languages 

 

 

 

7

Position:

AutoCAD Officer

 

No. of Post:

One

Vacancy #:

(C-007-18)

 

Duty Station:

KABUL

 

Salary:

Based on NTA Salary Scale

 

Grade:

(D)

 

Nationality:

Afghan                             

  1. Produce engineering drawings of the important and complex irrigation rehabilitation works.
  2. Ascertain that the product of the other draftsmen adheres to national standards and is suitable for the bidding procedure.
  3. Ascertain the adequacy and quality of the work performed by his/her colleagues in Regional Offices.
  4. Liaise with the Regional Offices.
  5. Collaborate with international staff and consultants.
  6. Prepare for and participates in training courses and on-the-job training.
  7. Promote the exchange of information between the Regional Offices and visits them as required.
  8. Report on progress of work in the Regional Offices and signal in advance problems that may hamper such progress.
  9. Assist in quarterly progress reports preparation and intermediate special reports as needed.
  10. •     Perform any other duties as required by the Team Leader.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering or other relevant field with 4 year experience in related field.
  • Certified AutoCAD
  • Good writing and oral knowledge of English and National Languages 
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure.

 

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/she 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 Bank’s 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

13-May-2017

 

Eng. Nasir Ahmad “Ahadi”

Acting Director of Project Coordination Unit PCU

Ministry of Energy and Water

Mobile:  0700686110

 Emil address: ahadi.nasir@eirp-afg.org

 

Copy to: saeed.azizullah@eirp-afg.org and Rohullah.amiri@eirp-afg.org