|Duration:||1 Year (Extendable)|
|Exp.:||2017-02-28-(6 Hours From now)|
|Organization:||USAID/Afghanistan |About Santa Rosa do Sul|
|Work Experience:||6 Years|
Education: Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering.(Education requirement must be met at the time of application for the subject position).
Work Experience: A minimum of six years of demonstrated technical experience in high-voltage electrical infrastructure involving transmission lines and substations. At least three of the six years of experience must have been spent in design or planning of transmission and distribution systems; the balance must have been spent in constructing or operating transmission lines and substations/distribution systems. Experience working within, or as a consultant to, a major electrical utility is required. Experience in transmission and distribution system planning is required. (Work experience requirement must be met at the time of application for the subject position).
Language: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading English language and Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading of Dari and/or Pashtu.
Knowledge: The incumbent must be able to demonstrate expertise and mastery in design of high voltage transmission lines and substations. Expertise in high voltage protection and control systems and in High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) systems is required. The incumbent must have working knowledge of design guidelines and international standards prevailing within the specialty area in providing USAID/Afghanistan with advice on technical plans. Such guidelines and standards will include, but not be limited to: International Electro-technical Commission (IEC); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) Design Guidelines; DABS Design Standards; Afghanistan Power Sector Master Plan.
Skills and Abilities: The incumbent must have the ability to plan, organize, manage, and evaluate assigned activities. The incumbent must have excellent verbal communication skills, tact and diplomacy in order to establish and develop sustainable working relations and a high level of trust with senior and mid-level GoA and DABS officials and with other donor groups. Incumbent must have, good computer skills, excellent presentation, analytical and writing skills, specifically, experience in the independent analysis, interpretation, and presentation of complex data orally and in precise, accurate, clear and complete written formats before multiple international stakeholders. Incumbent must have the ability to work effectively in a team environment, and to achieve consensus on policy, program, project, activity and administrative matters.
|Duties & Responsibilities|
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
The basic function and purpose of this position is to enhance USAID Afghanistans "in-house" Subject Matter Expert (SME) capability for oversight of planning, designing, and constructing high-voltage (HV) electrical transmission and distribution systems. USAID/Afghanistans Power Transmission and Electrical Connectivity (PTEC) program has an operational budget of budget of $725M with several high voltage and electrical transmission and distribution projects. These are currently in various phases of planning and implementation. PTEC centers on constructing much of the backbone of Afghanistans domestic grid, expanding electricity access to the population, and improving commercial practices within the national utility, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). In addition to PTEC, USAID is also engaged with other donors in regional power programs, such as the Central Asia South Asia (CASA) 1000 and Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Tajikistan Afghanistan and Pakistan (TUTAP) transmission lines. These programs are also in various phases of planning and implementation for which USAID/Afghanistan’s "in-house" SME technical capacity is needed.
The incumbent works with established Agency policies and guidance, and exercise a high and constant degree of personal initiative to provide expert technical advice to OI management. The individual must be able to set and meet deadlines in a complex organizational structure. The individual must also be able to work with a variety of actors and cultural backgrounds as well as be flexible in the face of changing circumstances.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants are requested to submit a complete application package which must include all required documents with a Subject line: Engineer (Electrical) (OI 1721).
ANY/ALL application submissions after the closing date of February 28, 2017 will not be considered.
Cover memo/email text that outlines how your qualifications and experience meet the selection criteria.
Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff (DS-174)
IN ORDER TO HAVE YOUR APPLICATION CONSIDERED, YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL THREE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS. IF YOU OMIT ANY OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS, COVER PAGE, CV or DS-174 FORM, YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
This vacancy is open only to Afghan Nationals.
USAID IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ALL ETHNIC GROUPS AND ALL GENDERS ARE URGED TO APPLY