Board Member (Natural Gas)

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Part Time 1300
Date Posted:Dec 24, 2018
Closing Date:Feb 23, 2019
Work Type:Part Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Government
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Afghanistan Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority :

Founded: 2014

The Independent Administration Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) was established in 1382 to manage and lead the government’s efforts to reform and improve public administration in Afghanistan so as to meet the development needs of the country. Capacity Building for Results Facility “CBR” is an Afghan led reform and capacity building program, funded through Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) under the Afghan National Budget. CBR program is managed by the Ministry of Finance and IARCSC and is supervised by a Steering Committee which is composed from the Minister of Finance and the Chairman of IARCSC. The CBR aims to assist the government in improving the capacity and performance of select line ministries in carrying out their mandates and delivering services to the Afghan people. To help reduce the reliance on externally financed staff, CBR supports the creation of a specialized and highly qualified cadre of civil servants, with the capacity to manage critical government reforms, and ensure that critical services are sustained. Specific capacity and institution building programs will be implemented with systematic monitoring of and reporting on results. All line ministries can participate in CBR, while the level of support is based on results.

Job Summary:

1. Position summary

a. As a board member (Natural Gas) you are:

i. To deliver significant impact by leveraging your industry experience and natural gas E&P and transportation expertise to provide advice and guidance to AOGRA’s top management.

ii. You are primarily responsible for providing guidance - in the way that is considered in good faith - to AOGRA’s top management on regulatory activities of natural gas exploration, extraction, transportation, and commercialization activities. It will also include providing guidance on CNG and NGL (LPG, Ethane, etc.) markets and contract terms.

iii. You will advise AOGRA and be an important source of specialized insight and guidance on natural gas regulatory activities.

iv. Additionally, you shall bring deep functional knowledge, expertise and proprietary tools to natural gas extraction, transportation and distribution activities. You’ll be a part of development of strategic vision for AOGRA and building relationships.

v. In board meetings, you will work closely with other board member but also autonomously with little direction. Your superior analytical and conceptual thinking skills and strong interpersonal and communication skills will ensure successful stewardship of AOGRA, its operations and performance.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

3. Responsibilities:

a. Strategic Direction, and Capital and Financial Plans:
i. In collaboration with the High Board and the Chief Executive Officer, periodically engage in a longer-term (5-10 years+) strategic planning process that culminates in establishing or confirming AOGRA’s long term strategic direction and goals
ii. Review AOGRA's progress towards the achievement of the goals established in the strategic, operating and capital plans and, if necessary, revise and alter such plans in light of changing circumstances
iii. Approve acquisitions and dispositions in excess of expenditure limits established by the Board
iv. Assessment of environmental, socioeconomic and non-monetary impacts
v. Monitor capital structure, and review the financial and accounting performance of AOGRA
vi. Approve the procurement of external independent annual financial and operational audits of AOGRA, review and approve said audits.
vii. Approve all matters relating to take-overs and transfer of assets related to AOGRA or may belong in the upcoming years
viii. To monitor the implementation and consistent enforcement of Quality, Health, Safety & Environment ("QHSE") policies across the natural gas sector
ix. Monitor and assess the process of awarding contracts and licenses, and present a report to the cabinet

b. Human Resources:
i. Develop and monitor overall human resources policies and procedures, including compensation and succession planning
ii. Develop a system under which succession to senior management positions will occur in a timely manner; approve all retirement plans for officers and employees of AOGRA; and review annually the adequacy and form of the compensation of directors
iii. Propose significant change in the management organization structure of AOGRA

c. General
i. The board, upon referral of the CEO, has the authority to review any corporate report or material, and to investigate any activity of AOGRA
ii. Facilitate the continuity, effectiveness and independence of the Board
iii. To produce short analytical memos from an expert point of view over upstream operational or regulatory issues, submitted by top management for consultation to the Board

4. Meetings and other Administrative Tasks:
The Board must meet a minimum of four times per year, and has authority to convene additional meetings as required (in person or through other means of communication). Board Members are expected to attend all meetings in person in Kabul. The Board Chair and CEO set the agenda and works with other members to ensure agendas and appropriate materials are circulated one week in advance of a meeting. The CEO attends all regular board meetings, ensuring minutes are taken and procedural matters are addressed. The board member shall receive remuneration for their participation in the board meeting, which will be specified by the cabinet.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


2. Requirements:

a. Professional and Academic Qualifications:

i. University graduate from top-tier university in Petroleum Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Process) or other fields, relevant to practical oil and gas operations
ii. Advanced professional degree such as a Master's/ PhD in relevant field would be extremely advantageous
iii. Strong technical competence with minimum 10 years of demonstrated experience in supervisor or higher positions in the field of natural gas exploration, extraction, and transportation with a distinctive record of professional achievements and impact
iv. Exposure to joint ventures with IOCs /NOCs in natural gas projects is highly desirable
v. Experience with gas pricing and economic evaluation, gas infrastructure planning and global experience with techno-economic analysis of gas sector
vi. Familiarity with natural gas industry practices (reservoir engineering, operations, production optimization), control standards, and accounting policies
vii. Experience with regional natural gas projects and interstate pipelines e.g. TAPI, is highly desirable
viii. Familiarity with natural gas contracts and retail businesses
ix. Knowledge of site closure/ rehabilitation, Quality, Health, Safety & Environment ("QHSE") policies across the natural gas sector
x. Excellent understanding of and experience with industry-typical contracts
xi. Commercial and business development acumen
xii. Experience with complex risk management
xiii. Excellent written and verbal English language skills are required (For Afghan nationals, fluency in both national languages is mandatory).

b. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

i. Demonstrates leadership ability
ii. Demonstrates broad business and technical knowledge in resolving problems and defining new opportunities
iii. Excellent communication skills
iv. Strong attention to detail and planning skills
v. Strong commitment to service and the ability to professionally interact with a multitude of internal and external stakeholders/ beneficiaries
vi. Ability to work well under tight deadlines
vii. Ability to travel as needed

c. Profile:

Seniority Level:
Supervisor / Top Management Industry:

Oil and Gas

Natural Gas, Natural Gas Pipeline Job Functions:

Board Member (Natural Gas)
Employment Type:
National/ International Experience required:
10 years of professional experience in upper- management
Above 30 years old Gender:
Male/ Female Contract Duration:
2 years-competitive salary with international rates

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