Cultural and Heritage Consultant

Vacancy Number:814/018/HRCSD/NRAP/MRRD
Title: Cultural and Heritage Consultant
Duration:One Month with possible extension up to 3 months
Exp.: 2018-09-30-(6 Months Ago)
Jobs no:1
Salary:As per NTA Salary Scale


Organization: NRAP/MRRD | About NRAP/MRRD
City: Bamyan, Kabul
Country: AF


Education:Advance University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the area of Culture Heritage
Work Experience:At least five (5) of professional experience Years

Required qualifications (language education professional experience and core skills)

Advance University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the area of Culture Heritage and Archeology or closely related field. Training courses in any relevant field of culture such as cultural management will be an advantage.

At least five (5) years of professional experience in culture heritage archaeological research or management. Work experience in the field of cultural and/or natural heritage conservation intangible heritage and cultural industries such as policies development or policies management. At least two (2) years of experience at international level would be an asset. Experience at United Nations agencies or Donors will be a plus.

Knowledge and experience in the development of national and international culture heritage and Archeology. Communicate with national culture officials NGOs civil society and bilateral partners.

The incumbent should have a great ability to work in team with high standards and principles in professional and personal behavior.

Knowledge and experience in the region in which the project impact area lies within- central Asian countries culture heritage plan development and familiarity with Afghanistan’s relative legislations.


Excellent command of English language (reading speaking drafting).



Individual consultants interested must send their CV with three verifiable references to the following emai

Duties & Responsibilities

Description of Duties

Under the overall supervision of the NRAP PIU and Environment and Social Safeguard Manager and close supervision of the Sr. regional Engineer and in close co-operation with the NRAP Regional Engineers the Culture Heritage Consult will support the program for the implementation of ESMF with below specific duties Ensure that the Programme’s Update Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) are well understood by the key counterparts responsible for sub-project implementation. The key tasks will include but not limited to;

Culture Heritage Consult is responsible on the Dissemination of Project Information at various stages.

Ensure effective consultation and collaboration with partners and stakeholders in particular: Ministry of Culture Information; Bamyan Delegate to UNESCO; local and regional authorities; bilateral donors; civil society and the private sector etc. to implement the Project Bamyan Buddha Road World Heritage Registration location of Bamyan Afghanistan. This implementation should be articulated with MoIC and UNESCO joint initiatives and periodic assessments in Culture.

Providing advice to a range of clients internal teams on a diverse range of projects;

Preparation of and contribution to environmental statements heritage statements desk based assessments written schemes of investigation and consent applications;

Conduct cultural heritage surveys and make sure that project’s activities will not put potential adverse impacts on heritage archeological human health and environment.

Prepare Cultural Heritage Management Plan and Ensure implementation of Cultural Heritage Management Measures and CHMP.

Prepare Cultural Heritage Monitoring Plan as per CHMP and ensure implementation Cultural Heritage Monitoring Plan

Review and endorse all Project Preparation documents to ensure the incorporation of Cultural and Heritage issues.

The important archaeological resources known or discovered to be located near the site should be noted for possible future research by other parties such as the Ministry of Information and Cultural the Proposed survey itself must be limited to a clearly defined area.


Facilitate the coordination among NRAP-MRRD Ministry of Information and Culture MoIC Deportment of Urban Development Deportment of Culture Heritage in Bamyan UNESCO Kabul Office UNESCO Bamyan Office implementation of the ESMF in accordance with the NRAP Safeguard procedures.  Where possible promote and facilitate the culture heritage force for private-sector implemented contracts

Support the Programme’s team to implement the cultural heritage surveys according to the ESMF requirements and the WB OP 4.11 on physical cultural resources and how to monitor the incorporation of Ministry of Information and culture Ministry of Urban Development Bamyan Municipality UNESCO Bamyan Office and DRRD inputs into sub-project CHMP;

Assist the Regional team in Charge to ensure coordination with other development programs in the region including the DRRD Deportment of Urban Development UNECO Regional Office Bamyan and others in the region to incorporate complementary heritage agrological Environment and social development activities into their programme activities as relevant;

Gather data to compile beneficiary heritage profiles and assess improvements to Buddha access attributed to the Programme’s activities;

Management of small to medium scale projects to ensure they are delivered on time and budget;

Contribution of key technical expertise and knowledge to the team in order to maintain and improve the quality of our work and the expertise of our people;

Working alongside and managing sub-consultants and archaeological contractors;

Liaison with client teams;

Sourcing new opportunities and providing technical contribution to tenders.

Assist the regional team to identify and address implementation challenges (current and potential to the culture heritage) of project in the region and advise on appropriate solutions and/or preventive mitigation measures;

Prepare any ad hoc progress reports briefs periodical reports and statistical data as required;

Identify training needs of the key counterparts and coordinate with the ESM Manager to develop and deliver relevant trainings to target beneficiaries;


Perform other tasks as requested by the supervisor.


Required output:

The Cultural and Heritage Consultant will prepare the Culture Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) and site-specific environmental and social management plan (ESMP) for Bamyan Buddha road project according to the applicable national laws and the WB’s safeguards policies.


The study (preparation of CHMP) will comprise both validated secondary data [1]as well as primary data collected through sample-based representative field-based socio-economic survey FGD discussions key informant interviews and stakeholder consultation to be arranged on draft CHMP.

Stakeholder Workshop on Cultural Heritage Plan

The consultant will arrange a consultation workshop with stakeholder agencies including communities to seek their input on draft CHMP report and site specific ESMP. Draft report (English and local versions) needs to be shared with all stakeholders at least two weeks prior to stakeholder workshop.

The proposed consultation with stakeholder agencies aims to receive input from stakeholder agencies on their views of important cultural and historical issues. It will also help clarify values and the trade-offs associated with different alternatives for managing cultural heritage.


CHMP report structures and Contents

The following are contents of the proposed Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP)

Introduction & background

Purpose of the CHMP

The policy legal and institutional framework

Baseline data

Description of the location of the sub-project

Map of the sub project area identifying significant features (building roads drainage systems etc).

A detailed but concise description (written with accompanying photographs) of the cultural and heritage structures contained within and adjacent to the subproject area.

Brief socio-economic baseline data. 

Assessment of significance and current condition

Impact of the proposed sub project activities on the cultural and heritage structures and values

Analysis of alternatives and mitigation measures considered

Recommendations for project design and implementation

Management of identified places and values

Environmental and social Management Plan (ESMP)- the consultant will have to develop a stand-alone site-specific ESMP for this sub-project).

Monitoring and review of CHMP plan

Appendices and maps

Conclusions and Recommendations



The consultant will deliver the following:

Inception report outlining incl. overview of methodology and work plan which should include a stakeholder engagement plan

Preliminary CHMP Report which describes any relevant issues on archaeological remains based on analysis of existing bibliographical and imagery data under (i-ii) above and implications for detailed plan of field work;

Conduct stakeholder workshop to discuss draft CHMP;

Final CHMP and ESMP Reports comprising a detailed description and interpretation of results obtained from the archeological survey and indicating any further requirements to ensure archaeological sites e.g. under future Environmental and Social Assessment


There have also been a number of cultural heritage studies conducted within the world heritage site in Bamiyan Valley which will serve as the basis to develop the CHMP.


Submission Guideline

Interested Afghans with the required qualifications and experience should submit their applications electronically through [email protected]
While submitting your applications please mention the Title of the position plus Vacancy Number in the subject of the e-mail; please do NOT submit any other supporting documentation or educational certificates with your application. If you are short listed you will be asked to submit electronic copies of your educational certificates and if you are invited to written test you will be required to present the original certificates. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date of the position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test Note: In the interests of open and fair competition and a merit based selection process applicants are advised that lobbying for a position whether by the applicant or by any person acting on his or her behalf shall result in the immediate disqualification of the candidate from further consideration. Applicants are strongly advised to inform potential supporters of this restriction which shall be strictly enforced.

Please don’t forget to type the Vacancy Announcement Number (814/018/HRCSD/NRAP/MRRD) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.


The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is highly committed to increase women’s participation in government sector therefore women are highly encouraged to apply.

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