Senior WUA Officer

Vacancy Number:C_PMO 008 Senior WUA Officer
Title: Senior WUA Officer
Category:Agriculture Engineering
Duration:One year (Extendable)
Exp.: 2020-02-26-(1 Month Ago)
Jobs no:1
Salary:NTA Grade C


Organization: C_PMO/MEW | About C_PMO/MEW
City: Kunduz
Country: AF


Education:University Degree in Engineering Hydraulic Engineering and any related field
Work Experience:At Least 5 of Experience in Related Position Years

  1. Bachelor Degree of social science civil engineering or water related engineering degree is preferable;

  2. At least 5 years’ experience in community-based institutional development. Preference is given to previous work in setting-up and building the capacity of water management institutions such as WUAs and IAs;

  3. Experience with working on a donor-funded project is preferable but not mandatory;

  4. Experience of working on projects located in the Panj-Amu Basin is preferable but not mandatory;

  5. Fluent in English and Dari (spoken reading and written)

Note that this position is open to Afghan nationals only. 

Duties & Responsibilities

Support will be provided to the MEW CPMO principally to implement Output 1 sub-component 2: WUAs established and strengthened which includes the following activities:

Activity 1: Continued support capacity building and mentoring of existing WUAs set-up under the previous phase of P-ARBP;

Activity 2: Establishment of new WUAs in the 21 schemes supported under the Project.

Support will be provided to the WUAs to operate and maintain (O&M) conveyance infrastructure in these schemes. In undertaking the work the Officer will have to work closely with staff from the MAIL PMO and PIOs who are tasked with establishing and strengthening IAs under the WUAs.

Specific tasks are detailed below – for capacity building and long-term sustainability government staff (permanent employees of the RBA and SBAs on taskheel) should be involved in the work. Many of these staff have had prior experience of supporting the establishment and strengthening of WUAs through their involvement as counterparts on the previous phase of P-ARBP. Assistance and advice in implementing the tasks will also be provided by the international On-Farm Water Management Specialist (intermittent time based in MAIL) hired separately by an Implementation Support Consultancy (ISC) firm. The Officer will also have the support of five Junior WUA Officers who will report directly to him/her.

  • Identify tasks on the critical path for output 1 sub-component 2 (as detailed in project design reports) and ensure that implementation schedules follow an integrated approach;

  • Ensure close coordination with other component teams (especially with the MAIL team and DAILs supporting IAs) so that an integrated approach is realized;

  • Build capacity of staff in SBAs (and the RBA) to undertake the work through training events and on-the-job training;

  • Help SBAs in the registration of WUAs in the basin;

  • In coordination with the DAILs undertake awareness campaigns in the 21 new irrigation schemes to explain the new 2009 Water Law and the advantages of forming WUAs along the main canals.

  • Support SBA staff in forming the WUAs for the main canals following the methodology established under the previous phase of P-ARBP;

  • With SBAs organise training events (on-the-job and formal training) for existing and new WUAs. This could be done in co-ordination with training for IAs conducted by DAILs;

  • Help SBAs to undertake maturity assessments of WUAs following the methodology prepared by Mercy Corps under the previous phase of P-ARBP;

  • Organise the construction of small offices for WUAs for mature WUAs which have the financial sustainability to maintain them;

  • Manage a team of Junior WUA officers;

  • Project monitoring and reporting;

  • Assist in the implementation of gender development activities

  • Any other task assigned by the PIO Director

Submission Guideline

The interested candidates should submit their resume along with cover letter to the below Email.

[email protected] & cc [email protected] not later than 26-02-2020. Please indicate the position title and reference no. in the e-mail subject line.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Email: [email protected]