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Job Announcement

DACAAR invites applications from suitable candidates for the following position:

Job Title:

Hydro Geologist

Vacancy Number:





Programme / Operation sub Department

Duty station:

Kabul - Programme (With frequent trips to the field)

Required number:

Two (2)




Fixed Term (till end of December 2018)


PS-B1, USD (495) including Government Tax

Opening Date:


Closing Date:


Organization Background:

DACAAR is a non governmental, humanitarian organization that supports sustainable development in Afghanistan through promoting the ability of local communities to decide upon and manage their own development process. The organisation employs around 900 staff of whom 5 are expatriates. Core thematic areas are: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Natural Resource Management; Small Scale Enterprise Development; Women’s Empowerment.

Position Description:

Hydro-geologists work on mapping and monitoring projects involving development and management of water related initiatives under various projects of DACAAR, specifically UNICEF & MRRD RuWatSIP programme. These can vary from comprehensive assessments of surface water and groundwater resources to practical geo-physical investigation and contour mapping. The major role to be played by the position holder is ensuring developing reports on GWMs (Ground Water Monitoring), Water Quality Control, Water Quality Assurance and preparing of specialized hydro geological & Geo-physical maps

Education/ Qualification and Employment Benefits 


·  To assist senior hydro geologist, in achieving the mandates of the projects.

·  Provide monthly report and manage filing system 

·  Take care of hardware and software

·  Clearance of  all available water quantity data

·  Data Quality and cleaning, inform the senior hydro geologist of any usual or wrong data

·  Prepare  water quantative and qualitative data table, graph and charts map using arc GIS tools

·  Prepare water quality parameters maps using GIS data management tools

·  Clearance of  all available water quantity data

·  Provide time series water level and salinity graphs

·  Find elevation according to the available water point GPS location from Google earth

·  Digitalize map and create water level contour by provinse using GIS management tools

·  Digitalize map and create salinity contour line maps using GIS management tools

·  Geo-referencing of water related historical maps.

·  Provide well log by HydroGeo Analyst

·  Clip maps by district and province for any requirement

·  Developing contour maps from various data available.

·  Prepare Geological map using GIS management tool - specifically ArcGIS

·  Any other instruction given by supervisor

Education:Bachelor degree in Geology/ Hydrogeology, (Masters’ degree preferred).

Experience: Three (3) years of experience in related Field.

Other qualifications’ an advantage:

Team work skill, sound knowledge of hydro geological parameters, plan organize and work under pressure, written and oral communication skills.

Languages:Pashto/Dari & English

Employment benefits:

·  Good training opportunities to enhance employees’ skills

·  Severance pay: one month salary per year of service

·  24 days of paid annual leave per year

·  10 days of paid sick leave per year

·  2 days weekend

·  30 days of paid Hajj leave (after the completion of one year service)

·  90 days of paid maternity leave for female employees(after the completion of three months service)

·  5 days of paid paternity leave for male employees(after the completion of three months service)

·  15 days of public holidays per year

·  Transportation allowance AFN 1500/ month.

·  Free Lunch

Procedure for submission of applications: 

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a DACAAR Job Application Form along with introduction letter and CV online to jobs@dacaar.org or a Hard copy to HR Department in DACAAR main office Kabul.

Important Note:

·  Applications without DACAAR Job Application Form will not be considered.

·  DACAAR job application form can be obtained from; DACAAR website www.dacaar.org/, acbar website www.acbar.org/; jobs.af website www.jobs.af / and DACAAR Main Office kabul.

·  Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted and called for the written test/ interview.

·  The salary would be paid in AFN according to the actual exchange rate.

DACAAR is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the society. While all applicants will be strictly assessed on their individual merit, qualified women, people with disabilities and members of minority communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Kabul Office Address:
DACAAR, Main Office, Paikob-e-Naswar, Wazirabad, Kabul, Afghanistan

Postal address: Central P.O. Box 208, Kabul, Afghanistan
Phone: (+93) 0202230752/ (+93) 0202230753
E-mail: jobs@dacaar.org
Web site: www.dacaar.org