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Turquoise Mountain is a non-profit, non-governmental organization specializing in urban regeneration, business development, and traditional arts and architecture education. We provide training, jobs, and sustainable skills to Afghan men and women. Since 2006 Turquoise Mountain has cleared 36,000 cubic meters of rubbish from the streets, restored 150 historic and community buildings, created a primary school and a clinic, and installed water, electricity, and sanitation through the historic traditional craft neighborhood of Murad Khani in the old city of Kabul. It has created the internationally accredited Institute for Afghan Arts & Architecture, training the next generation of craftsmen and women in woodwork, jewelry and gem cutting, calligraphy and miniature painting, and ceramics. Finally, it has sold over US$ 15,000,000 of Afghan artisan products internationally.




Turquoise Mountain is embarking on restoration of several historically significant buildings in Murad Khani, Kabul, with the support of ALIPH (the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Zones). This project will involve documenting the heritage buildings, undertaking restoration works, and conducting on-the-job trainings to skilled and unskilled labourers.

Job Summary:

The Architect will be responsible for the following tasks mentioned below:

Duties & Responsibilities:

·      Carry out initial surveys, assessment and documentation of heritage and other building projects

·      Produce restoration drawings and 3d models for all stages of the project, from initial concepts to final detail drawings

·      Carry out architectural research related to relevant projects

·      Assist with writing and illustrating a variety of documents for presenting building projects

·      Review and provide input to drawings produced by the engineering team

·      Develop and maintain drawing and documentation systems including for AutoCAD drawings, building standards, and other standards

·      Photograph and catalogue building work during all stages of projects

·      Assist with community engagement and meetings with stakeholders as needed

·      Support with overseeing on-site work and assist with any other tasks as directed by the supervisor

Job Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture/engineering; masters preferred
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with master’s degree; minimum 5 years’ experience with bachelor’s degree
  • Understanding of practical and technical aspects of design, construction, and restoration
  • Experience in traditional construction techniques and/or heritage conservation strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in architectural design, drafting and software (AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe/Photoshop)

·      Fluent in English and Dari

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

Candidates should submit their CV with Cover Letter and portfolio of previous architecture work (max. 10MB) to: vacancy.af@turquoisemountain.org by no later than 21 May 2022. In the subject line of the e-mail, please mention 0522-01 only.


Kindly ensure the portfolio is PDF format and not larger than 10MB and combine CV and Cover Letter as one pdf document and avoid sending us certificates and other heavy sized documents.

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