Structural Engineer - Aga Khan Foundation, Kabul

Closing date:  07 Dec 2011

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Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private international, nonprofit, and non-denominational development agency. It seeks sustainable solutions to long term problems of poverty, with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous, coastal and other resource poor areas across the world. Concentrating its efforts in health, education, rural development and strengthening civil society sectors, AKF’s approach is based on long-term commitment that is maintained through political and social uncertainty.

Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan is part of a dynamic network of development agencies currently operating in over 30 countries across Central and South Asia and East and West Africa. AKF,A currently manages and implements the largest, multi-sectoral development programme within the network and has built a strong reputation with the Government of Afghanistan, donors and local partners in a number of technical fields. At present, it is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of Structural Engineer at its National Program Office Kabul – Afghanistan

Job Summary: Keep a high level of competence in technical survey, design and planning of different infrastructure projects in AKF Afg’s working areas.

Main Duties and Responsibilities: • Lead independently all structural design related activities of various infrastructure projects (mainly buildings and bridges). • Assist on project planning and technical survey. • Prepare detail estimation of various infrastructure projects. • Guide draft-persons for preparing proper structural design drawings. • Monitor different infrastructure projects in AKF’s working areas • Other related tasks given by the National Engineering Manager.

Required Qualifications and Experience: • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with Structural Design specialization; • Minimum three years experience in designing of R.C.C. structures (building and bridges), Steel trusses and Retaining structures; • Excellent knowledge of surveying; • Excellent knowledge of Ms Office especially Excel functions, SAP 2000. • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD. • Fair knowledge about civil engineering aspects, like estimations and contracting procedures; • Excellent spoken and written English skills; knowledge of Dari and/or Pashto will be an advantage; • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines; • Good team player with ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues; • Experience working in a multicultural environment, preferably in a post-conflict one; • Willingness to live and work in a post-conflict zone

Application: Applicants meeting the above requirements are requested to submit a cover letter along with their CV and the names of three references electronically to Jobs.afghanistan@akdn.org. No later than December 7th 2011 or submit hard copy to AKF, National Programme Office House No 43 Main Road Wazir Akbar Khan Kabul Afghanistan.
 
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Application: Applicants meeting the above requirements are requested to submit a cover letter along with their CV and the names of three references electronically to Jobs.afghanistan@akdn.org. No later than December 7th 2011 or submit hard copy to AKF, National Programme Office House No 43 Main Road Wazir Akbar Khan Kabul Afghanistan.
 

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