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About MUDL:

About MUDL

Based on 107 decree dated 1397/9/10 of President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Afghanistan Land Authority was merged with Ministry of Urban Development and Housing under the name of “Ministry of Urban Development and Land” (MUDL) wherein deputy ministry of land was established under ministry.


The Project is designed within a programmatic framework, considering the land administration challenges faced by the country.These challenges create the need to build over time a clearer and comprehensive policy and legal enabling framework, institutional and technical capacity, professional knowledge and experience, technology and systems, as well as adequate Cadastre and property registry information. Drawing on the overall framework of the IDPL, the project will focus on critical building blocks required to develop a modern land administration system in the country, while allowing MUDL and other relevant stakeholders, including municipalities and local communities, to gain experience in implementing land survey, registration and other land-market-related activities in two of the IDPL’s selected cities, namely Kabul and Herat. Moreover, building upon the work led by UN Habitat, the project will support the issuance of land Occupancy Certificates (OCs) to informal urban population ensuring a systematic approach to land tenure rights.Emphasizing modern technological approaches and global good practices suitable to the Afghan context, subsequent phases would help expand systematic land survey and registration to other urban, and eventually rural areas, as MUDL capacity is strengthened at the provincial level and new land policies and laws are made operational. This would further help decentralize land administration services and build citizens’ trust at the local level. In addition, the transition from deed to title registration will continue as well as the development of national capacity for land survey and valuation. Subsequently, the Land Information System (LIS) would be made fully interoperable with other relevant information systems in the country, leading in time to the eventual establishment of a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibility

The candidate will undertake the following responsibilities under the direct supervision of Cadastral Director.  The survey manager will provide professional, technical, and administrative support for The Cadastral Survey Engineer that work with land clearance team to survey and clean the land where infrastructure projects are implemented.


  • Establish a modern, fit-for-purpose cadastre in selected urban formal areas of Kabul and Herat, and a digital set of tenure rights records through systematic surveying and registration.
  • Managing parcel delineation and field survey work, including tenure information; public dissemination of survey results; finalization of cadastral maps and tenure/ownership data files;
  • Integration of data into the land register under the LIS; and subsequent maintenance of data.
  • Establishes accuracy requirements for performing Cadastral Survey Engineers and sets applicable procedures and standards to meet project requirements.
  • Researches and compiles necessary control data, existing map data, and field notes, and other pertinent data to supply field parties with necessary control data, existing map data and field notes, and other pertinent data to supply field parties with necessary records of previous surveys, computations, equipment, and materials.
  • Management of team, to ensure the effectiveness, encourage and discipline in their work and do their job to the appropriate standard
  • Managing the team to link the Cadastre graphical and attribute database to the Land Register database by a unique land/property identifier to be managed by the LIS.
  • Reporting monthly, quarterly and annual activities and achievement of cadastral survey.
  • Carry out other duties given by the authorities in accordance with law, regulation and objectives of organization.
  • Any other related task assigned by supervisor consistent with the objectives and activities of ALASP”.

Job Requirements:


  • A Master degree or at least bachelors’ degree in land surveying from an accredited four- year university.
  • Skill in supervising, training, and evaluating assigned staff.
  • Ability to interact and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Familiar with survey equipment such as Trimble GNSS Receivers, Total Stations or equivalents and Handheld GPS
  • Able to use technical software such as Trimble Business Center, Garmin Map Source or equivalents and GIS software’s.
  • At least 7 years of work experience in the field survey
  • Excellent written and verbal communications in English and organizational skills.

Submission Guideline:

Submission Guideline:

Qualified and interested Afghan nationals are requested to send their application, including a LETTER OF INTEREST plus PROFISSIONAL CV to .


Please mention the POSITION AND VACANCY NUMBER in your email subject and in your cover letter, OTHERWISE the application will not be accepted.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Only short-listed candidates who meet the above criteria will be contacted for the written test or interview.

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