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UNCDC is a non-governmental and non-political Afghan-owned company working to provide consulting, engineering and construction services nationwide.

UNCDC is mainly working with UN-HABITAT, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNDP, UNOPS, UNWFP, UNFAO and previously worked with USAID and USDOS.

UNCDC is engaged in the exploration, development, and processing of the most effective projects in Afghanistan.

UNCDC’s core strategy focuses on below key areas:

  • Developing high-potential construction projects in Afghanistan.
  • Building partnership with global investors and expanding construction works internationally.
  • Ensuring construction development improves the social and economic well-being of Afghan people.
  • Creating jobs and contributing to the Afghan economy.

Job Summary

UNCDC is seeking an individual for the position of Project Manager (PM). The incumbent will be part of the Project Support Team (PST). He/she will be responsible to ensure the project is managed efficiently and achieves its operational objectives and deliverables. The incumbent will report directly to UNCDC Managing Director and plays a lead role in developing UNCDC projects in designated infrastructure disciplines, including water, energy, roads, WASH and vertical structures, and monitors work progress, prepares reports and other key documents for the UNCDC Senior Management and Managing Director. The incumbent plays an important technical role in the design, analysis; project development and management and data collection for UNCDC designated infrastructure activities. The PM’s tasks will be as follows:

Duties & Responsibilities

1.    Develop an in-depth working knowledge of the general contractual and detailed requirements of the construction contract for each project.

2.    Observe the execution of construction to assure adherence to approved drawings and specifications, inspect construction workmanship, materials, methods of

equipment, and report as to the conformity and non-conformity to the approved drawings and specifications.

3.    The Project Manager is responsible for the overall project activities on site.

4.    Supervise the on-site monitoring and evaluation of UNCDC construction projects, ensuring that they are being implemented according to designs, schedules,

and budgets; advise and supervise the implementation of remedial measures, when necessary.

5.    Make recommendations on how to correct deficiencies and resolve problems during construction.

Responsible for all operational aspects of the projects.

6.    Overseeing the daily operations of the projects to ensure accurate and correct progress of the projects.

7.     Ensuring procurement procedures and financial requirements are being met.

8.    Keep the main office updated on the work progress and other issues on site.

9.    Review and Edit of design documents and project specifications.

10. Review all the submittal and tests at all stages of the inspection.

11. Ensuring all the materials used and work performed are as per the project requirements and specifications.

12. Day-to-day management of the site, including supervising and monitoring the project labor force and the sub-contractors’ works.

13. Work independently and maintain daily construction surveillance logs ensuring contractor’s compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract between

the construction contractor and the UNCDC.

14. Review and analyze contractor’s change order proposals for cost and compliance with the change. Prepare cost of alternatives to design and specifications

when requested.

15. Update and monitor contractor construction schedule with regard to ongoing construction, review any proposals for change in construction methods for time


16. Submit recommendations, including recommending the amount of time for extensions that are justified by the change.

17. Review and provide comments for contractor monthly pay applications including issues such as percentage of completion, accounting accuracy, and materials

stored onsite.

18. Prepare daily, weekly, monthly, and other reports of the progress of construction as required. Provide digital photographic records to support reports.

19. Review and analyze material samples, catalogs and brochures, shop drawings, installation manuals, and other technical documents submitted by the construction contractor for conformity with construction contract requirements. Prepare written reports of the analysis, incorporating the comments, and provide

recommendations and alternatives for appropriate action.

20. Participate in meetings and conduct discussions with local/municipal & security authorities, as appropriate, on matters pertaining to construction site activities

when requested.

21. Oversee all the engineering and project management activities of UNCDC (project identification and definition, technical feasibility assessment, engineering design, environmental compliance, construction supervision, operation and maintenance, planning and implementation, and handover of completed projects), including the preparation of the necessary project documentations for client approval and post-implementation audit.

22. Assessment of potential developments and production of detailed technical reports, including site visits with the appropriate members of the management team to ensure the best cost engineered solution is produced for UNCDC projects.

23. Lead, motivate, communicate with, appraise and performance, develop and manage the project personnel to ensure all the personnel are fully motivated to

achieve best performance to meet the UNCDC needs.

24. Plan, coordinate and/or supervise activities of projects and sub-contractors from initial contraction stages to completion of punch list and provide drawings to

site on a weekly basis & as appropriate.

25. Co-ordinate production information to a written program to ensure company targets are met for a controlled and cost effective finish to the sites.

26. Production of engineering site feasibilities as instructed by the clients to ensure complies with the required standards and business needs; and implement new

ideas and methods and continue to seek ways of both improving contribution to the UNCDC goals and enhancing the reputation of the company.

27. Participate in internal meetings and discussions as required by UNCDC senior management and comply, and assist in enforcing compliance, with project code

of ethics, policies, rules, and procedures.

28. Assist in the tendering and sub-contracting of UNCDC construction projects and disseminate standards, procedures, and guidelines for construction

supervision, including project progress monitoring and evaluation, certification of interim completion, quality control and assurance, environmental-impact

mitigation, and health and safety.

29. Develops technical and financial proposals for UNCDC different projects by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables,

implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation; writing, revising, and editing drafts including executive summaries,

conclusions, and organization credentials as required.

30. Perform other engineering support duties that may be requested. Liaison with UNCDC main office, coordinate services as required.

Job Requirements


1.    Well-versed in all construction methodologies and procedures and able to coordinate a team of professionals of different disciplines to achieve the best results.

2.    Good command on national languages (Dari/Pashto). Have good command of English language both written and spoken. Candidates who do not have sufficient English language knowledge will be disqualified.

3.    Ability to work independently, to prioritize work assignments, to meet deadlines, and to exercise professional judgment.

4.    Sufficient knowledge of construction quality management, safety, construction codes and etc.

5.    Proficiency in computer skills required, MS Office; along with publishing and presentation software preferred.

6.    Excellent skills of CAD and modeling software(s) (Auto CAD, Civil 3D, 3D Max & REVIT).

7.    Excellent skills of structural design and interior design software’s (SAP, SAFE, ETABS, Staad Pro V8i, etc).

8.    Excellent skills of scheduling software(s) P6.

9.    Using range of software packages for developing detailed designs.

10. Proposal writing skills.

11. Excellent communication and reporting skills.

12. Highly self-motivated individual with a demonstrable ability to work under high pressure.

13. Accept responsibility and show initiative.

14. Must be flexible and willing to work for long hours in order to meet the deadline.

15. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities.

16. Reliable, honest, transparent; commitment for hard work and exceptional work ethics.


1.    Master degree in construction management/civil engineering with 5 years of relevant experience in handling UN-funded projects or overall experience of not less than 10 years in the field of vertical structure and WASH projects. Prior UN experience is highly preferred.

2.    Knowledge and ability to interpret engineering drawings and implement the field works.

3.    Adequate knowledge of UN rules, regulations, and procedures is highly desired.

Submission Guideline

Qualified candidates should submit their CV along with a one page cover letter explaining their interest and suitability for the position and a clear photo to uncdc.af@gmail.com and copy engineeringaec1@gmail.com  by no later than Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 1630 hours local time. When sending your application via email, the subject line should be:

(Project Manager, UNCDC-2024-01). If it does not comply with above format, your application will NOT be considered.

  1. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.
  2. Applications with insufficient information to make a determination will not be considered.
  3. No in-person appointments or telephone calls will be entertained.
  4. Both male and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  5. The employment offer will be issued on a conditional basis.

Functional Area

Engineering /Construction Management/WASH/Shelter





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