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Field Engineer – Solar Energy Engineer


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Job Description

  • Location: Afghanistan
  • Organization: Moore
  • Category: Energy
  • Salary: $2400 – $2500 monthly
  • Vacancy No: 0607
  • No of Jobs: 64
  • Experience: 3 – 7 Years
  • Gender: Both
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Deadline: 21 November 2023

About Moore Afghanistan

At Moore, our purpose is to help people thrive – our clients, our people and the communities they live and work in. We’re a global accounting and advisory family of over 30,000 people across more than 260 independent firms and 110 countries, connecting and collaborating to take care of your needs – local, national and international. When you work with Moore firms, you’ll work with people who care deeply about your success and who have the drive and dedication to deliver results for you and your business. You’ll have greater access to senior expertise than with many firms. We’ll be here for you whenever you need us – to help you see through the maze of information, to guide you in your decisions and to make sure you take advantage of every opportunity. To help you thrive in a changing world.

Job Summary

Job Summary: 

The overall objective of this assignment is to hire solar energy engineers for SESEHA project to support the implementation of different renewable energy activities including the energy need assessments, site visits, system designing, developing technical specs, drawings, and BOQs and monitoring of installation work. The engineers would support the implementation in various targeted locations in 8 regions of Afghanistan.

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The consultants will work closely with the project officer and line manager to support the activities implementation and perform the following tasks:

• Carry out site visits to the nominated facilities to collect required information related to energy need, energy Systems, applications and use descriptions, energy future needs, energy consumption and cost, and the building drawings.

• Conduct in-depth energy need assessment for locations planned for expansion including energy requirement, load, detailed bills of quantities (BOQ), drawings, and specifications.

• Assume responsibility for the implementation of the established UNDP practices on Social and Environmental Screening (SES) and GRM.

• Conduct site visit for the verification, validation and analysis of data collected and propose the appropriate energy solution to meet the energy need of the community for the identified sites.

• Work with rural communities and local councils and health and education offices at the province and district level on addressing institutional arrangements related to the solarization of the targeted public service facilities.

• Verify institutional arrangement with the beneficiaries and related executive offices of the solar systems to ensure proper use, management, and control of any misuse or other risks.

• Undertake inspection of the goods and coordinate with the suppliers for effective O&M of the systems.

• Conduct site visits along with the contractor to collect required data and monitor the pre-installation arrangements and installation work by the contractor.

• Supervise the installation of the solar system, ensuring completion within timelines, contract schedules, specifications and according to approved Purchase Order.

• Assist and provide technical support for implementation of large-scale solar PV, institutional PV and mini grid development.

• Develop project time schedules for implementation of project including list of main deliverables/ milestones.

• Identify and seek corrective measures if needed.

• Provide assistance to develop the operation and maintenance modalities of the projects implemented.

• Provide support and guidance to the contractors/supplier and assist in resolving site problems.

• Record issues, risks and lessons learnt before, during and after projects completion.

• Monitoring and Evaluation of above tasks and provide progress, and monthly reports.

• Develop appropriate documentation and communication materials before, and after interventions in close coordination with the project team including donor requirements, and document all processes, lessons learned, success stories, direct impact, and recommendations.

• Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the Direct Supervisor

Job Requirements



• Excellent written and oral English skills a necessary requirement.

• Excellent spoken and verbal skills of Pashto and Dari languages required.

Corporate Competencies:

• Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards.

• Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

• Treats all people fairly without favouritism.

Functional Competencies: 

• Knowledge Management and Learning.

• In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues.

• Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside of UNDP.

Management and Leadership:

• Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.

• Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

• Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.

• Ability to lead effectively, mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills.

• Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.

• Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure.

• Proven networking, team building, organizational and communication skills.


Years of experience:

• At least 3-7 years of relevant field experience in energy need assessments, system designing, supervision and monitoring of system installations.

• Proven experience in the implementation of solar energy projects or other renewable energy projects.

• Experience in providing technical support renewable energy-related projects with accountability for project performance.

• Strong knowledge of photovoltaic system design (renewable energy) and optimizing system components for energy production in Off-grid and rooftop Solar energy systems.

• Experience in energy consumption and data collection is required.

• Practical use of AutoCAD will be an added advantage.

• Experience with government, UN and donor agencies in Afghanistan is an advantage.

• Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.

Job Location: 

• Balkh, Faryab, Jawzjan, Sar-e-Pul, Wardak, Kabul, Kapisa, Panjshir, Bamyan, Ghor, Daykundi, Badghis, Farah, Herat, Kunduz, Takhar, Baghlan, Badakhshan, Khost, Paktika, Paktya, Ghazni, Hilmand, Laghman, Samangan, Nimroz, Urozgan, Zabul, Nooristan, and Kunar.

• Possible Travel to other different districts (The consultant is required to pay the travel expenses from the salary paid to them)

• Below is list of region and number of engineers required

Name of Region No. of Engineer

North Region 8

South Region 8

West Region 8

East Region 8

Central Region 8

Central Highland Region  8

Southeast 8

Northeast 8

Total 64

Office Facility: 

UNDP will not provide office facilities during this assignment.

The consultant is expected to bring his/her laptop with him/her.

Consultant is expected to come well-equipped with his/her own technological solutions (i.e. roaming mobile, personal email address).

Office Supplies and Printing Facilities: UNDP will not provide office supplies or printing facilities during this assignment.

Communication Facilities: UNDP will not provide access to internet during this assignment and missions, except when the consultants is presented inside the UNDP office premises.


• University degree in the area of renewable energy, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or other relevant fields.

UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Submission Guideline

Qualified candidates should submit a Cover Letter and Resume based on the provincial region list available in TOR through link below:


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