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Senior Legal Advisor to MoMP/Legal Services Directorate


About Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP)

Ministry of Mines and Petroleum is an enabler of the sector’s development and steward of all mineral and hydrocarbon resources through the implementation of international best practice, policies, regulations and procedures to encourage environmentally and socially acceptable private investment.
It is the responsibility of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum to ensure progress in research, exploration, development, and exploitation of both minerals and hydrocarbons. The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum approach is to create the highest level of ministerial competence, promote clear and transparent investment opportunities through modern laws, regulation and policies; and develop a progressive and inviting fiscal regime.

Job Summary

The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum is seeking an Afghan national for the post of Senior Legal Adviser to the Legal Services Directorate. The Senior Legal Advisor will be responsible to the Legal Services Directorate and will work closely with other advisers in the Legal Services Directorate and colleagues in the Ministry.

Job Details

Date Posted: 02 Jan 2019 Reference: MoMP/APA/Senior Legal Advisor to Legal Services Directorate
Closing Date: 15 Jan 2019 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Legal Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy10000.0
Contract Type: Short Term Years of Experience: 7 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Develop an action plan on Legal Advisory based on job description.
2. Provide advice and support in all matters related to legal issues affecting the extractive industries in Afghanistan.
3. Active contribution in the drafting and revision of laws, regulations and other legal documents.
4. Legal analysis of the mining and hydrocarbons projects, processes and contracts, and provide recommendations.
5. Review all documents, applications and issues bearing legal aspects.
6. Represent the Legal Services Directorate in dispute resolution processes, negotiations and other relevant day to day tasks.
7. Undertake assigned research relating to the mining and hydrocarbons legal framework.
8. Undertake collaborative work with other advisers and Ministry directorates on a variety of mining and hydrocarbon projects.
9. Perform any other tasks assigned by the Director on the basis of laws, regulations and objectives of the Ministry.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
• Organizational and planning skills.
• Communication skills.
• Information gathering and monitoring skills.
• Problem analysis and problem solving skills.
• Judgment and decision-making ability.
• Initiative.
• Confidentiality.
• Team member.
• Attention to detail and accuracy.
• Adaptability.


• At least Bachelor Degree in Law. Masters in Law particularly commercial law, business law, international trade law, international investment law would be a plus and preferred.
• Work experience in or outside Afghanistan.
• At least 5 years’ experience in the application of law in the public or private sector for Master and 7 years for bachelor.
• S/he should possess excellent writing, editing, and speaking skills in Dari, Pashto and English.
• Priority will be given to candidates who demonstrate a high level of motivation and good communication, hardworking and interpersonal skills.
• S/he must be well versed in MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint and etc.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree, Law

Submission Guideline

Expressions of interest (including CV and three references in word file) should be sent to the email address below by no later than 15/Jan/ 2019 at 16:00 hrs. Reference MOMP/APA/Senior Legal Advisor to Legal Services Directorate must be quoted on all correspondence and the Expression of interest.
Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Project Support Unit (PSU)
Attention: Development Projects HR Unit, 4th floor, Main Building, Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP), at Abdul Haq Square.

only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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