Monitoring Engineer, Multiple Positions

Kabul, Afghanistan
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
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Monitoring Engineer, Multiple Positions

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Application closing date: 20 November 2018

Background Information – Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager and reporting directly to the Deputy Project Manager, the Monitoring Engineer for the JICA VI Project is expected to support the implementation of the project activities through the provision of technical expertise and the application of best practices in the project implementation. The Monitoring Engineer, who is expected to be working in the Project Site office, will assist the Deputy Project Manager/Sr. Road Engineer to oversee implementation of contracted works in conforming to the technical specifications of UNOPS. Any situation that may require decision making which will involve changes in the designs and plan will be brought to the notice of Project Manager with details of issues encountered at site and appropriate recommendations.

Specifically, the Monitoring Engineer will be responsible for multiple construction sites and shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Project Manager to ensure the overall and timely delivery of UNOPS-JICA VI Project in Kabul Province;
  • Understanding the technical specifications and scope of work of the Contractor that has been assigned to him by the Project Manager (or Senior Engineer on his behalf);
  • Ensure that all construction materials (steel, cement, sand, and gravel) are sourced by the Contractor from the approved quarry sites or suppliers;
  • Check contractor’s compliance to material specification for steel, cement, aggregates, etc., and provide regular reports to the Senior Road Engineer and Project Manager;
  • Assist the Project Manager / Deputy Project Manager in the implementation of Quality Plans to ensure specified quality of the work is achieved;
  • Develop basic bills of quantities and cost estimates, whenever asked by the Project Manager and Deputy Project Manager;
  • Monitor and supervise construction work to ensure the work complies with the design and specifications;
  • Collect and document site information in relation to contractor’s work including information on the contractor’s work force, weather, progress of work and any other related information;
  • Check contractor’s claims and submittal for accuracy, and make recommendations to the Project Manager/Deputy Project Manager;
  • Ensure the strict implementation of quality control standards and procedures on the sites and report regularly to the Project Manager/Deputy Project Manager;
  • Take necessary steps to ensure timely completion of contractors’ work and control of project budget;
  • Prepare project progress reports and project briefs to the Project Manager/Deputy Project Manager, and assist him in compilation of data for reporting and briefings;
  • Prepare and manage project documentation systematically, especially assuring the tidiness of the contractors’ site registers;
  • Assist the Project Manager in the hand-over and closing of the project;
  • Hold ownership to UNOPS Asset at construction site;
  • Perform other functions as may be assigned by the supervisor

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a relevant field from a recognized university;
  • Professional Certificate in a relevant field and/ or a Master’s Degree will be an advantage;

Work Experience

  • Minimum 4 years of field work experience in the field of construction preferably in the road construction with proven experience in the supervision of multiple construction sites;
  • Proven experience of project implementation in close collaboration with the Government authorities and community organizations;
  • Previous work experience with the United Nations/UNOPS is desirable but not a requirement;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office programs, MS Project, AutoCAD and telecommunications equipment and systems;
  • Knowledge of UN/UNOPS rules and regulations is an advantage;
  • Fluency in both written and oral English is required;


Excellent knowledge of both written and oral English and Dari is required;

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