I. General Information

Name of host institution

Kabul Polytechnic University

Address of host institution

Kart-e-Mamorin,5TH District, Kabul- Afghanistan

Name and email address of focal point in host institution

  1. Qais Amarkhail, Faculty Member at the Department of Building Construction Management Email: qaisamarkhil@yahoo.com
  2. Khalilullah Mayar, Head of the University International Relation and Partnership Office Email: kmayar@kpu.edu.af

Background information about host institution

Kabul Polytechnic University (KPU) is an Afghan public engineering higher education and research institution which was established on 13th of October 1963 in the 5th district area of Kabul city. The university aims to boost the national economic development and to serve the society through conducting academic research and providing quality engineering training on national and international levels. Currently the university has eight faculties comprising of twenty-three degree departments and eleven general education departments. The programs offered by KPU are in the field of civil engineering, construction management and urban planning, hydraulics and water resources engineering, transportation engineering, chemical engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering, geology and mining engineering, geomatics and cadastres, and computer engineering.



II. Position Information

Organizational unit/ Department

School of Construction

Duration of assignment

To be determined

Name and email address of supervisor

  • Qais Amarkhil


  • Mohammadullah Ebrahimi


III. Objectives of Assignment

Assisting the School of Construction in establishing and furnishing Standard Classrooms and Laboratories.

IV. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Main tasks include:

  • Assisting School of Construction in finding and getting sponsors to establish and furnish classrooms and laboratories
  • Training Faculty and Staff on operating and maintenance Laboratories and classrooms

V. Competencies

The resource person is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

A person who has academic knowledge with a degree in higher education preferably in Engineering Management, Business and by necessity in other engineering disciplines and also has the ability to carry out the above mentioned tasks within the specified period of time.

Behavioural: Accountability

  • Accepts and gives constructive criticism
  • Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies
  • Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs
  • Monitors own work to correct errors
  • Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings

Client Orientation

  • Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients
  • Identifies and monitors changes in the needs of clients, including donors, governments, and project beneficiaries

Continuous Learning

  • Contributes to colleagues' learning
  • Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills
  • Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other functional areas
  • Keeps abreast of developments in own professional area


  • Actively shares relevant information
  • Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and procedures
  • Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience
  • Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

Creativity and Initiative

  • Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems

Leadership and Negotiation

  • Convinces others to share resources
  • Presents goals as shared interests

Performance Management

  • Provides constructive feedback to colleagues

Planning and Organizing

  • Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments for self and others
  • Organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned
  • handovers
  • Identifies risks and makes contingency plans


  • Masters subject matter related to responsibilities
  • Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities
  • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation
  • Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress
  • Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity


  • Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment
  • Contributes to, and follows team objectives
  • Gives credit where credit is due
  • Seeks input and feedback from others
  • Delegates tasks and responsibilities as appropriate
  • Actively supports and implements final group decisions
  • Takes joint responsibility for team's work

Technological Awareness

  • Learns about developments in available technology
  • Proactively identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions


Technical Competency in Construction Management, Business and Information Technology :

  • Demonstrate strong background with technology
  • Managed multiple simultaneous project

VI. Education and Experience

A Graduate Degree holder with at least 5 years of work experience in implementing simultaneous projects

VII. Language requirements

English, Pashto and Dari        Proficiency in all three.


Country of Opportunity: 
Closing Date: 
Mar 13, 2018