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Water Supply Solar System Officer

DACAAR invites applications from suitable candidates for the following position:

Job Title:Water Supply Solar System Officer
Vacancy Number:PS-012/2023
Department:Programme / Technical Unit
Duty station:Main Office / Kabul-Programm with frequent travels to Regional Officer and Field Offices.  
Required number:One (1)
Gender:Male / Female 
Contract:Fixed term till end of June 2024 (Extendable)   
Salary:According to DACAAR PS Category Salary Scale including Government Tax.
Opening Date:28/11/2023
Closing Date:10/12/2023


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 05 are expatriates. Core thematic areas are: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Natural Resource Management; Small Scale Enterprise Development; Women’s Empowerment.


Position Description:
The Water Supply Solar System Officer is responsible for collecting data for system design and obtaining quality confirmation from MRRD in close consultation with the line manager. The Officer should follow the solar water supply system installation process and ensure it provides the required discharges and he/she is responsible for supervising the process/work closely and guiding the Solar Technicians to check the combination of the main part (adjusting the inverter with the solar power, submersible pump, wiring size and determining solar access with the sun chart and proper tilting angle). The Water Supply Solar System Officer should have proper knowledge of photovoltaic principles, characteristics of the module, and module performances


  • Make the collected data for the solar water supply system design is correct and compiled for the solar water supply system designing, preparation of the BoQ, and cost estimation.
  • Prepare required requests for the solar water supply systems and announce them.
  • Participate in solar water system-related Preliminary Technical Evaluation (PTE) and Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI), following the process actively. 
  • Ensure proper installation of the solar system in close coordination with the Solar System Technicians, design, and field colleagues.
  • Manage the work of technicians and ensure proper wiring of the system, and over current projection sizing.
  • Make sure proper working of the solar water supply systems, know the importance of the inverter and its relation with the pumps and power, the operation principle, types and features. 
  • Train the technician, solar-powered water supply system operator, and other relevant technical staff in the field.
  • Supervise the solar water supply systems in critical junctures. 
  • Analyze the electrical load and load estimation in the solar water supply system. 
  • In close coordination with the other relevant staff prepare Purchase Request Forms (PRFs) of the solar-related items, and ensure all the required specifications of the items needed for a system are included in the PRFs. 
  • Support field colleagues in response to the quarries of local government/ donors concerning the solar water supply system and provide proper justifications to resolve issues at local and national levels.
  • Make sure that all planned solar systems are technically designed and implemented based on the approved design. 
  • Provide required technical support to the field staff. 
  • Make sure proper functionality of implemented solar projects,
  • Perform timely QA of the solar systems and other related parts (panels, inverter, pumps, and other accessories).
  • In close coordination with the Logistics team ensure the products are original and if necessary obtain required confirmations from the production companies, etc.
  • The holder of this position must strictly follow the organization's existing security policies, procedures, and daily instructions of the safety personnel.
  • Any other task given by the Supervisor. 


Education/ Qualification and Employment Benefits                                                 
Education:University degree, BSc in civil/Electrical Engineering Renewable Energy.
Experience: At least Five (5) years of relevant experience in Water Supply Solar System designing, installation and repairing projects (Renewable Energy). 

Other qualifications’ an advantage: 

  • Good communication, good community work, honesty and  hard worker,

Languages:Oral and written fluency in(English, Dari, Pashto)


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
  • Eid bonus on both Eids (after the completion of three months service)
  • 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)
  • 10 days of public holidays per year
  • Pick and drop Allowance AFN (2000)/month 
Procedure for submission of applications:                                                                                       


Interested and qualified candidates should submit a DACAAR Job Application Form along with introduction letter and CV online to or a Hard copy to HR Department in DACAAR main office Kabul.
Important Note:
  • Applications without DACAAR Job Application Form will not be considered.
  • Application without Vacancy Number will not be considered. 
  • DACAAR job application form can be obtained from; DACAAR website, acbar website; website / and DACAAR Main Office Kabul.
  • Applications submitted as .RAR file or the size exceeds 2MB, will not be accepted by the system
  • 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
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