International Governance and Policy Advisor - Energy, Oil and Gas to the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (GDP)

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 696
Date Posted:Aug 1, 2018
Reference:MoMP/AEITI/PPG-006-International Governance and Policy Advisor - Energy, Oil and Gas to the (GDP)
Closing Date:Aug 13, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Government Advisory
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration: 6 Months
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:90

About Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP):

Founded: 1923

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 International Governance and Policy Advisor - Energy, Oil and Gas is responsible to the coordination of engaging technical experts and also in taking decisions in a timely manner for operational continuity. The advisor will help MOMP on the existing Amu Darya Exploration and Production Sharing Contract (EPSC) and getting the midstream specialist onboard to support the IPP project. Both these activities are crucial and have tight deadlines therefore; we need to go for sole-source procurement to meet the requirements as well as the deadline.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

English Language proficiency

Time management skills

Good communication skills

Research skills

Office administrative and computing skills

Flexibility and enthusiasm

Ability to participate in discussion and operate as part of a multinational team

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Consultant shall work with the Office of the Minister, GDP and international consultants to support the development of the upstream and midstream sector and will be responsible for providing advice to the Director of GDP on the development of the oil and gas sector, as required. Associated tasks would encompass a broad suite of services, as needed, to include:

● Assisting the MOMP in developing appropriate Terms of References for technical consultants assigned to activities related to the World Bank AE4D project as required
● Assisting GDP and MoMP leadership in the coordination of technical assistance to develop the upstream and midstream sectors
● Assisting MOMP leadership and staff on developing policy related to TAPI activities and business and financial planning models for pipeline access on a commercial basis and the integration of TAPI into other midstream projects being developed in Afghanistan
● Advising GDP leadership on the development of OGRA including structuring, staffing, training and strengthening the regulator, including the design of a prioritized capacity building program to enhance the OGRA’s ability to discharge its regulatory and contractual compliance and contract management roles
● Advising MoMP leadership and GDP on the oversight and administration of AE4D, as needed.
The Governance and Policy Advisor will be responsible for:

1. Providing recommendations and advice on regulation, policy matters and contract negotiations to the Director of GDP on an as needed basis.
2. Working with the Director of GDP and the Minister to coordinate the work being undertaken with respect to regulatory reform of the oil and gas sector.
3. Supporting the Director of GDP and the Office of the Minister in coordinating the technical advice being provided to ensure that it is integrated into overall policy development for the Ministry and the Minister.

On a preliminary basis, the activities that will be the focus of the coordination work will include, but not be limited to assisting the GDP and their technical advisors in the following areas, namely:
a. Yatimtaq Gas Field Development – transaction advisory services procurement, Uzbekneftegaz initiative operationalization/execution, drafting agreements, investment plan, fiscal terms and financial modeling of contract;
b. Existing EPSC Resolution – Amu Darya/Afghan Tajik;
c. Support to the Development of the Legal/Regulatory Framework (hydrocarbons law, regulatory development, defining the institutional structure draft and approve Chapter II of the Hydrocarbons Law, operationalize the MoMP institutional structure and OGRA;
d. Support to the development of the PSC contractual framework – design internationally benchmarked fiscal regime, develop E&P contract template, develop transparent licensing criteria for contract award and bid rounds

Performing any other tasks assigned by the MoMP authority.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering, Law (or comparable engineering degree) from an internationally accredited university or any other related subjects and Mster degree is preferred in these fields.

At least 5-10 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, preferably as a petroleum engineer, with extensive hands on experience in gas pipeline, gas processing facilities, drilling, reservoir engineering, and petroleum production.

Detailed knowledge of international oil industry standards.

Detailed understanding of health, safety and environmental standards in oil sector.

Work experience developing, reviewing, analyzing, and approving midstream projects and production of oil and gas.

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 Keywords:

Governance and Policy
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