The World Bank has a significant assistance program for Afghanistan’s power sector, including supervision of one ongoing operation, preparation of two new operations, and a program on policy support and technical assistance. Most of the program in Afghanistan involves power transmission and distribution system development and rehabilitation. Each investment project involves a series of sub-projects, focusing on the upgrading or new development of substations, transmission and distribution lines, and low-voltage connections. The new investment projects under consideration include further support for the rehabilitation of Naghlu and technical assistance to build the capacity of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) particularly in the field of operational planning and project implementation.

The Energy Team in the World Bank’s Kabul Office leads the preparation and supervision of these projects, reviewing design, technical specifications, procurement arrangements, procurement processing, construction, commissioning, and contract administration.

The World Bank seeks to recruit a junior power engineer to work as part of the energy team in its Kabul Office, primarily on review of planning, contracting, and execution of power transmission and distribution subprojects.  An essential part of the assignment would be to review the arrangements, documentation and implementation of procurement of equipment, works and services by the project beneficiaries, to ensure that procurement fully conforms with World Bank guidelines.  The power engineer will work within the energy team as a core team member, on the implementation of the Bank’s work on the power sector in Afghanistan, including project appraisal and supervision.