Site Engineer

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) invites all qualified candidates to apply for the following position. SCA actively promotes and encourages Women and People with Disabilities to apply

Title of Position:

 Site Engineer

Job Number:

HRM/WRMO 28/019

Duty Station:

Maidan Wardak and Bamyan Provinces   ( Sayed Abad,Jaghato,Jalriz and Yakawlang Districts )

Number of Positions:

6 (Male)  


The position is Project Field


Salary and benefits according to internal SCA rules                                                                      

Non-monetary Benefits for Females:

Transportation close to residence and work, child nursery at workplace, safe travel facilities and companion to field trips, female association membership, trainings and capacity building

Announcement Date:


Closing Date:



SCA Background

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has been working in Afghanistan since 1982, presently managing development programmes concerning Health, Education, Rural Livelihoods and Community Governance, with a total annual budget of roughly USD 40 million. The total number of staff is around 5,500. During 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. SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment based on their skills, abilities and experience without regard to age (18-65 years), ethnicity, religion, marital status, gender, or physical disability.

Scope of work:

The Site Engineer is responsible for overall quality and quantity control quality assurance of work/materials. He will work as a project-based engineer in the Rural Development Unite of Wardak Regional Management Office WRMO. S/he will assist field engineer or guide the assist engineer in ensuring quality, timely completion and the daily site management of Projects construction. The site Engineer would report to RD construction senior officer in WRMO

Qualifications & Requirements:

Graduated from engineering faculty, BSc in civil engineering.
Documented experience in construction projects, supervision and implementation.
At least 4  years’ experiences in field of engineering (site/filed engineer) with NGOs or UN agencies.
Experience in supervising engineering projects in field
Previously experience with SCA construction projects will be preferred
Experience in supervising engineering project activities in the field.
Fluency in Dari and Pashtu, written and spoken and English language is plus  point
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Honest, active and well mannered.
Ready to work, live and travel in an intricate and strenuous environment.
To be familiar with the cultural, socio-economic and political environment of site is an advantage.
Be able to visit the project site regularly on daily basis.
To be able to work in following districts of Maidan Wardak and Bamyan Provinces ( Sayed Abad,Jaghato,Jalriz and Yakawlang)
Being an Afghan citizen.

Main Responsibilities:

To supervise and monitor the daily activities of construction projects in sites.
To watch over fulfilment of tasks given to skilled and unskilled labors to expedite construction works.
To keep track of the incidence of work day to day and to plan for the task to be completed on time.
To properly allocate skilled and unskilled labors according to plan for task.
To guide people under his responsibility about the way to fulfil their assignments.
To verify presence on the work-site personnel, inventory and keep other records updated and regularly report to the RD field engineer/RD senior engineer.
To prepare a list and make sure provision of all construction materials needed for the job to avoid work delays.
To ensure quality control of work and choose the suitable construction materials in the field in line to SCA policies.
To keep close contact with the community and local authorities regarding community participation.
Special attention to local accepted means of communication.
To do on job training for people under his responsibility.
To give assistance and share information with other SCA field workers.
Maintain good cooperative relation with the local authorities, other stakeholders. 
To participate actively in ensuring broad understanding and acceptance by local communities of the RD construction project and SCA in general.
To actively contribute to the successful development and good reputation of SCA.
To do any other official tasks within the field of competency assigned by line manager.

Application Procedures:

Please specify one of the following duty station (District) in your subject line of e-mail and application (Sayed Abad, Jaghato, Jalriz and  Yakawlang )

Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum four pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience;
To apply online please send your application / CV to   and clearly write the vacancy number and job title in the subject line (Site Engineer. HRM/WRMO 28/019). Otherwise your application will not be considered.
Candidates may also submit applications by letter (hard copy) directly to the SCA HRM Unit in either Kabul, Ghazni, Kunduz, Wardak, Taloqan, Mazar-e-Sharif, Laghman or Jalalabad;
Academic certificates or references need not to be submitted at this time. These will be requested if called for interview.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and interview.

Application and CV receive after closing date of vacancy announcement will not be considered

Job number:

HRM/WRMO 28/019

Duty station:

Wardak and Bamian

Application deadline:

15 March 2019