Water Management Specialist in Kabul

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Consultant
Salary: Based on Specialist Experience
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: Koh-e Baba Consultancy Services
Experience: M.Sc 2 years/ B.Sc 4 years relevant experience
Contract Duration: 2 upto 4 months
Gender: Male/Female
Education: M.Sc/B.Sc in Water Management/Water Resources/Irrigation or similar field
Closing Date: 2020-10-10

About Koh-e Baba Consultancy Services :

Koh-e baba Consultancy Services (KCS), an Afghanistan-based subsidiary of the Prime Group of companies, is a privately-owned firm specialising in the delivery of development projects on behalf of international clients. KCS has core expertise in agribusiness, agricultural extension, apiculture, horticulture, irrigation, livestock husbandry and veterinary support, and technical and vocational education and training.

Job Description:

Project Summary

The Asian Development Bank awarded Prime Nimmo Bell (PNB) the contract to prepare the Water Resources Development Sector Project (also known as the Community Driven Irrigation Management project). This project will support the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in strengthening water resources management in rural areas of the country with emphasis on community implemented interventions. The project is comprised of three outputs: (i) community based irrigation scheme modernization, (II) climate resilient water management approaches demonstrated, and (iii) livelihood development, market linkages, and nutrition strengthened.

Key responsibilities

The Water Management Specialist will participate in the selection of the 18 case studies subprojects sites in seven provinces of Kabul, Ghazni, Paktika, Khost, Farah, Nangarhar, and Kunar, and in conducting the field surveys of the project sites in which candidate will be responsible for the water management related data collection and analysis of the surveys.  Candidate will report directly to the Deputy Team Leader (DTL).

 Candidate responsibilities will include but are not limited to;

Lead and assume overall responsibility for water resource related aspects of the case studies sub-projects selection, data collection, analysis, and verification


Coordinate all data collection activities among the surveyors e.g water resources baseline, socio-economic survey, gender, climate change and agronomic surveys


Draft sketches of irrigation schemes, describe and assess existing water resources, supply and demand, and management for prospective subprojects.


Conduct simple water balance analysis of existing and future subproject demand, including cumulative and downstream impacts with adjacent planned development and potential impacts of climate change on water quality and availability.


Assess the irrigation performance of the selected sites.


Assess the water distribution system among the farmers, and outline existence of any water conflict or future possible conflicts


Conduct discharge measurements using current meters or any other acceptable method of measurement
Estimation of conveyance and water use efficiency; Water losses measurement for the selected irrigation schemes, and at the farm level.
Identification of constraints, organizational as well as related to physical infrastructure at the subproject site


Propose recommendations for improving water management practices.


Propose applicable on-farm interventions for command areas.


Report assessment and recommendations as part of the survey reports.


Prepare a plan of operations for water management improvements.


Assess local capacity for community led subproject implementation.


Job Requirements:

M.Sc in Water Management/Water Resources/Irrigation or similar field with 2 years relevant experience

B.Sc in Water Management/Water Resources/Irrigation or similar field with 4 year’s relevant experience

Familiarity with industry standard current measurement equipment

Documented proficiency in spoken and written English, Pashto, and Dari.

Travel Requirements

Knowledge of and the ability to travel throughout the subproject location areas is vital to accomplishing the duties for the position. Candidates must be able to travel to all proposed subproject areas.

Submission Guideline:

Applicants meeting the above criteria are requested to submit their CV along with a cover letter to Jobs@kohebaba.net no later than Oct 10, 2020.

-Please quote the Job title as the subject of the e-mail when applying

-No supporting documents (e.g. diplomas, recommendation letters, identification card(s), etc.) are required at this stage.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment.

-Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

-Your CV should have at list three references from a former employer to make able us to contact for further information, please provide the below information for your references.    

-Name, Designation, Organization, Contact Information – Address; Phone; Email; etc.

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