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Energy Legal Specialist


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: 003
Closing Date: 25 Sep 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Law 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 legal 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 renewable energy sector development of Afghanistan;
(ii) Supporting in carrying out an analysis of the overarching laws and regulations relating to hydrocarbon, power, coal, and mining sectors in Afghanistan;
(iii) Assist in contribution towards the draft Information Memorandum. Mining Lease, Transaction Principles, Policy Document etc.
(iv) Prepare Terms of Reference for additional consulting assignments and technical studies related to the legal and regulatory reform to be executed under the project.
Draft legal contracts and transaction document reflecting the spirit of the Government Policy.
(v) Show support in review/vet various internal legal documents/material contracts and provide opinion/advice to user department to ensure that interests of MOMP/ Government of Afghanistan are adequately safeguarded against legal risks. Negotiate on behalf of the government the formal contract terms with the guidelines provided.
(vi) Support MOMP management in legal matters related to hydrocarbon development.




The specialist must hold a bachelors’ level degree in law and possess solid 5 years of experience in energy sector (hydrocarbon, mining and power) regulatory and development issues

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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