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Energy Economist


About SMEC

SMEC International is an Australian consultancy firm working in different social and physical infrastructure projects in Afghanistan. Overall, SMEC International is having more than 40 years of experience in International developments. In these 40 years, SMEC has delivered thousands of projects in over 100 countries in the areas of transport, hydropower and energy, water and environment, urban and social development and mining, and gas. SMEC’s success is largely attributed to the company’s ability to address the needs of its clients and people in diverse locations.

Job Summary


Job Details

Date Posted: 05 Sep 2017 Reference: 002
Closing Date: 25 Sep 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Account/Finance Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

(i) Assist in providing input and lead in preparation of energy sector masterplan by consolidating and updating power and gas development masterplans for Afghanistan; tariff model and framework, DABS’ business plan, national grid expansion study, power synchronization study and energy sector development of Afghanistan;
(ii) Support in analyzing the evolution of institutions and regulatory regimes for collective action across energy subsectors;
(iii) Help to prepare input for the assessment and forecast of the medium- to longterm energy and gas supply demand balance based. Develop an economic demand scenario based on market-based pricing including recommendations for price adjustment while responding to market realities, for implementation over a reasonable time period, and a determination of the most optimum gas allocation and share of gas in the primary sources of energy.
(iv) Assist in Identification of short, medium, and long term projects in exploration, production, transmission, and distribution so as to have an integrated investment program.
(v) Support in identifying project packages that are technically and financially feasible and ranking them economically, taking domestic policy priorities into account, prioritzation of development projects under the gas development framework and recommendation of a least-cost investment plan.
(vi) Assist in proposing financing plan for economically feasible capital investment projects including investment timeline through 2035 with critical path of projects that need to be financed.
(vii) Assist in economic and financial analysis of the future identified projects including identification of the least cost and most optimal gas-based solutions for Afghanistan.
(viii) Assist in cost-benefit analysis of the key economic sectors and future investment projects within these sectors including a comparative analysis with substituted fuels.
(ix) Assess economic and sustainability issues and carry sensitivity and risk analyses.




The expert should preferably have bachelors’ level degree in accounting, economics, finance or related fields, possessing a minimum to 5 years’ experience. The Energy Economist will be expected to deliver economic output to stimulate energy sector development in Afghanistan.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

The email subject line must include vacancy # and the position title. Failure to do so will result in rejected applications. Due to the large volume of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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