Kabul, Afghanistan
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
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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

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager and reporting directly to the Deputy Project Manager, the Surveyor for the 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 Surveyor, who is expected to be working in the Project Site Office, will assist the QA/QC Engineer and Monitoring Engineers to oversee implementation of contract works in confirming to the technical specifications and approved design drawings.

Specifically, the Surveyor 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 specification and scope of work of contractor that has been assigned to him by the Project Manager (or Deputy Project on behalf of Project Manager)
  • Planning and conducting engineering surveys for the project roads, structures and civil works, including topographic surveys and recording all site related details;
  • Preparing a contour map of project sites;
  • Conducting preliminary survey for selected roads as per programme plan, this includes visual survey, photos, map checking and site visits;
  • Assist the Project team in revising the design documents as per the proposed changes
  • Checking the design, pre-post section and calculating for quantities of works.
  • Formulate a topographic survey for project sites using TOTAL STATIONS equipment, and monitoring related aspects after construction.
  • Co-ordinate with Bridge Engineer, Sr. Road Engineer, and other units as applicable, to ensure dissemination of surveying data.
  • Checking the layout of the road alignments and structures, e.g. centre line, culverts, bridges, etc.
  • Organize, conduct and supervise implementation of detailed topographic surveys of project roads at the pre-design, design and construction stages
  • Conduct pre- and post-construction surveys and ensure the construction is in accordance with the approved design drawings and BoQ Perform other functions as may be assigned by the supervisor;
  • Work closely with the project designers to ensure proper collection, dissemination and use of survey data
  • Ensure surveying equipment is well maintained and in good working condition.
  • Report regularly to the Project Manager and keep the record of all survey related documents
  • Mentoring and building the capacity of counterpart surveyors
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Education/Experience/Language requirements


Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering/Geodesy or a relevant field from a recognized university;

Work Experience

  • Minimum 4 years of work experience as surveyor in road construction projects required
  • Proven experience of project implementation in close collaboration with the Government authorities and community organizations;
  • Previous work experience with the United Nations or any of its agencies, partners and affiliate is desirable but not a requirement;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office programs, MS Project, AutoCAD Civil 3D and other Road Design software;
  • Knowledge of UN/UNOPS rules and regulations is an advantage;


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

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