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About SCA:

SCA Background

SCA has been working in Afghanistan since 1982 and is presently managing development programmes linked to Strategic Objectives concerning Health, Education and Community Driven Development. With a total annual, budget of roughly USD 40 million. The total number of staff is around 5,700 of whom 15 are non-Afghans. The SCA presence in Afghanistan consists of the Kabul Management Office (KMO), five Regional Management Offices and two Liaison Offices. In Sweden SCA has 20 staff working at the Stockholm Management Office (SMO) and around 3,500 members organized in local chapters all over the country. In the last 10 years, SCA has undertaken a change process moving from a primarily humanitarian service delivery approach towards more of a developmental role, putting increasing emphasis on capacity development, rights-based programming and outcome orientation. The mission of SCA is to empower individuals, communities, and local organizations, primarily in rural areas and with particular focus on women, girls, boys and vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, so that they may participate fully in society and influence their own development.

Job Description:

ope of work:

SCA’s ABADEI project aims to improve the livelihoods of women engaged in natural resource-based livelihoods and home-based farm and non-farm sectors in Afghanistan while also climate-proofing critical infrastructure for human security, and enhanced resilience for multidimensionally poor households.

SCA is seeking for Field Engineer for an anticipated Area-Based Approach for Development Emergency Initiatives (ABADEI) project funded by UNDP.

The Field Engineer will report to provincial manager and will work closely with Provincial Engineer will be responsible for overall quality control and Monitoring of all Construction, Irrigation, and CfW Projects within the Province, who will be responsible for Feasibility, Technical Assessments, Develop project technical documents, Monitor and Implement the projects to achieve the goal of the project within the set duration and specification.

As the Engineer is to ensure the quality and timely completion of the projects and must have a visit from the project site during the working days.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsible for technical survey, estimation, drafting, implementation, monitoring, supervision, quality control, and quality assurance of infrastructural projects in the province.
  • Ensure overall procedures during the project implementation are applied as per Engineering and Community Driven Operational Manual and donor requirements.
  • Read, understand, and apply Technical Manual.
  • Responsible for recording and reporting the work progress reports on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • To establish good communication between different councils, representatives from sectorial line departments, other governmental agencies, NGOs, and contractors working involved in the project-relevant activities.
  • Conduct participatory field assessment and joint monitoring with other key stakeholders.
  • In general, responsible for project selection, survey, design, and implementation, working closely with the donor to take into consideration the donor and relevant stakeholder requirements.
  • Ensuring that the project’s activities conform to standards of safety and QC/QA practices.
  • Ensure that the selected land for construction is suitable for project implementation and meets the project requirements.
  • Ensure the project will not negatively affect the environment and assure social and environmental safeguards in the implementation of projects.
  • Conflict resolution of Communities in terms of project implementation at any stage
  • Prepare and provide a project progress report to the immediate supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Ensure projects are technically sound and that progress is made as per the scheduled timeframe in accordance with the technical proposal.
  • Regular supervision of projects and project materials, labors/contractors to ensure good quality of work.
  • Regularly monitor the project supervisor and their record and provide them with the necessary training for capacity improvements.
  • Conduct technical and capacity-building training for CfW Committee and project supervisors.
  • Appraise Community Development Council small-scale infrastructure projects.
  • Provide technical advice, support, and oversight to community projects throughout the province in close coordination with all association and local community committees.
  • To watch over the fulfillment of tasks given to skilled and unskilled Labors to expedite construction works.
  • To properly allocate skilled and unskilled laborers according to the plan for the task to be completed.
  • Ensure quality of work and especially materials brought into the field.
  • To verify the presence on the work site of all personnel under him and report to the immediate supervisor.
  • Make sure that implemented tasks are well supervised, and certified and payments are made as per actual work done.
  • Regular Reporting of Projects Progress technically to Senior Engineer and Generally to the provincial Manager.
  • Any other tasks assigned by line supervisor.

Job Requirements:

Qualifications & Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree in the field of Civil Engineering, rural development, or other related fields. Master’s degree preferred.


A minimum of 3-4 years of professional experience in the field of design, construction, and project implementation.

Other requirements:

  • Computer skills including MS Office package and basic engineering software.
  • A good understanding of rural development and rural communities in Afghanistan.
  • Previous experience working with I/NGO or UN agencies.
  • Will be familiar with using survey equipment such as GPS, level machine & total station.
  • Good communication skills in English and fluency in Dari and Pashto
  • Commitment to the mission and the core values of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan
  • Willing to stay in field locations and travel in all SCA coverage areas.
  • Honest, proactive, and well-mannered.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to the project sites within Afghanistan and adjust to the SCA environment.
  • Ready to work, live and travel in an intricate and strenuous environment.
  • Local candidates will be preferred
  • To be an Afghan citizen.

Submission Guideline:

Application Procedures:

Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience and send your application / CV to the below link:


Academic certificates or references need not to be submitted at this time. These will be requested if called for an interview.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for a written test and/or interview.

Applications after announcement closing date or Application in hard copy will not be accepted.

SCA is committed to ethical standards, a safe and inclusive work environment. Our work is based on our values: Responsiveness, Equality, Impartiality, Social Justice, and Integrity.

Background and reference checks are part of the recruitment process and will be conducted for the successful candidate.

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