About Mercy Corps:
About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.
Mercy Corps works in places of transition, where conflict, disaster, political upheaval, or economic collapse present opportunities to build a more secure, productive, and just communities. Providing emergency relief in times of crisis, we move quickly to help communities recover and build resilience to future shocks, and promote sustainable change by supporting community-led and market-driven initiatives. Recognizing both the great potential and the complex challenges faced by Afghanistan, since 1986 Mercy Corps has been implementing a range of humanitarian assistance and development programs tailored to the specific needs of the country and of those communities where we work.
Mercy Corps has been working in Afghanistan continuously since 1986 with a large portfolio of programs addressing the promotion of sustainable licit livelihoods, agriculture development, youth vocational training, Renewable Energy and natural resource management; it has helped more than 2.5 million Afghans through these wide-range of community–based agriculture and economic development programs. Mercy Corps is working in Kabul, Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan, Herat, Takhar, Badakhshan, Parwan, Baghlan,,Samangan, Balkh and Nangarha
Safeguarding & Ethics
Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today
Equal Employment Opportunity
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, colour, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work
The KfW funded Economic Infrastructure Development for Afghanistan (EIDA) is part of the NRM Sector of the Mercy Corps Afghanistan Country Program.
The Project concerns the rehabilitation of rural access roads, smaller bridges, the rehabilitation and construction of market, storage and wheat fortification facilities as well as seed banks in the Northern provinces of Afghanistan in order to improve market access opportunities, household income and employment opportunities.
The purpose of the Project is geared towards (i) better access to market infrastructure, storage and processing facilities; (ii) improved transport infrastructure and reduced transport costs; (iii) an increase in household income; (iv) increase in market volume of wheat and other agricultural products (metric tons); (v) safeguarding and increasing temporary and seasonal recurrent employment opportunities.
The Project thus contributes to a sustainable economic development by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the wheat value chain and other agricultural products and thus raising incomes and creating jobs in rural areas of Northern Afghanistan. The Project is assumed to be complementary to the Activities of EIDA I and II as well as to the Technical Cooperation (TC) project Sustainable Economic Development and Employment Promotion (SEDEP).
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The Road and bridge design Engineer will be the Mercy Corps-EIDA project’s technical person, and work under the supervision of program manager. This position is responsible for providing engineering assistance with plans, designs, costs estimation for designs and cost estimates for construction, Coordinates with various design disciplines and policies for the irrigation, road and bridge projects of the Mercy Corps EIDA III program. He/she will report to the program manager, and work under the overall supervision of the program manager in close collaboration with the survey engineer, quality control engineer, filed engineer, design engineer, agriculture specialist and community mobilization officers. He/she will be the responsible person for Conducting road, bridge, retaining wall, and other structural designs and performs reviews of plans. Assists Senior Engineer and Program Manager with project management duties,
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Conducting feasibility study for the identified roads, bridges, and culverts.
- Providing design and drafting services for roads and bridge design for the conceptual and final design phases of a project;
- Preparing design drawings using AutoCAD, Civil 3D or similar type software.
- Proficient in operating Total station, Level machine and other surveying tools.
- Interpreting survey results into technical drawings.
- Promoting and improving professional standards for road engineering design
- Review and approve the detailed engineering design, including all drawings, specifications and supporting calculations and documentation for the Project.
- Experience in design and construction of vertical structures.
- Experience on various structural designs and documentations including design of all required earthworks, retaining walls, drainage and any other required structures.
- Responsible for completion of discipline engineering project elements such as reports, designs, specifications and plans.
- Responsible for coordination and productivity of subordinates. Provides technical guidance to less experienced engineers.
- Coordination of design review and construction supervision of all project structural elements, including temporary works, earthworks, bridges, retaining walls, drainage culverts and any other structures including the management of the structural/bridge engineering team in coordination with the Senior Engineer and Program Manager.
- Establish the schedule, methods and procedures for the construction supervision of all earthworks and structural elements.
- Monitor construction and rehabilitation works, including environmental mitigation and safety plans in accordance with contractual agreements.
- Ensuring/conducting various type of tests such as earth-works and Concrete tests (soil compaction, concrete compressive strength test, soil bearing capacity, tests on concrete ingredients etc…).
- Be familiar with AASHTO or relevant standards for road and bridge designs.
- Ensuring that all the supplied materials, equipment, etc. are in accordance with the approved specifications.
- Provide clear written and verbal instructions to the contractor or contractor’s representatives on site, and effectively and quickly resolve any project-related problems or issues causing delay.
- Assist in the preparation of tender documents.
- Self-discipline, integrity and ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
- Be able and willing to travel to all targeted districts and provinces, including insecure and volatile
- The road and bridge engineer provides technical assistance to QC Engineer and other related staff.
- Be able to produce road profile, cross section and calculate the quantity of cut and fill.
- Perform any other related duties as may be directed by senior irrigation design engineer, program manager or program director.