Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 633
Date Posted:Feb 6, 2019
Reference:VA – AFG/THRCP/MOPW053/2019
Closing Date:Feb 22, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Legal
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Ministry of Transport (MoT) Trans Hindukush Road Connectivity Project (THRCP):

Founded: 1930

Governmental office The Ministry of Transport (MoT)) is responsible for the planning, monitoring, maintenance and development of the various transport infrastructure projects such as Roads, Bridges, Culverts, Railway and Airport in the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Therefore to enhance the capacity to strengthen its ability to deliver effective, efficient and transparent services in MPW the Human Resource Directorate wishes to recruit the following staff on contract basis from development Budget for the Ministry of Transport (MoT)

Job Summary:

The Legal Advisor works under the overall guidance of the Executive Director of the THRCP.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Qualifications and Experience

a. Education

Master’s Degree in Law, Contract Management or another relevant topic is required

Bachelor’s Degree in Law or Contract Management with 7 years of relevant work experience in large infrastructure projects may be considered.

b. Knowledge and Work Experience

At least 7 years’ relevant experience required for Bachelor degree and 5 years for Master degree in large construction works

Experience in Serving as Dispute Board chief, member or as an arbitrator for resolution of construction disputes

Experience in use Word, Excel, Primavera P6 & MS Project are required

Experience in working with the WB Projects will be a distinct advantage

c. Key Competencies

Experience in contracts, roads and bridge construction, inspection, testing and contract administration

Supervisory skills

Fluent in both oral and written English, Dari and Pashto are required

Highly analytical with good communication and presentation skills.

Ability to work in a team environment

Proven organisational, negotiation and problem-solving skills

Demonstrated ability to training and build capacity of counterparts.

Ability to overcome challenges and work in difficult work environments/conditions.

Be able and willing to travel to project sites including insecure and volatile areas for the field verification of progress of construction works.

D. Required Documents

Copy of verified Bachelor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education

Copy of verified Master degree by Ministry of Higher Education

Copy of verified Afghan ID Card (Tazkera)

Copy of verified last Posting Contract

Certificate’s and Appreciation Letter’s

Duties & Responsibilities:

Full understanding the scope of work, project requirements, construction drawings and contract documents.

Trans-Hindukush Road Connectivity Project, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (MPW) requires legal advice and legal representation in relation to contracts for the rehabilitation and construction (including roads, bridges and other miscellaneous works) Projects in Afghanistan (the “Works”).

Provide Legal consultation to THRCP/MPW during As part of the dispute resolution process stated in the Contract, the Parties are to refer disputes to the Dispute Board. If either party is dissatisfied with the Dispute Board’s decision it can issue a notice of dissatisfaction and intention to commence Arbitration. Prior to the commencement of the Arbitration the Parties shall attempt to amicably resolve the dispute.

The Legal advisor appointed by THRCP will be required to coordinate directly with MPW, the Chief Engineer, Dispute Management Team, World Bank and any other party so designated by MPW in relation to the services hereunder.

The "Legal Advisor" is expected to support THRCP on a broad range of issues, including but not limited to taking the day to day legal responsibilities and providing legal advice that includes all the aspects of the analysis, investigation and drafting process. He/she is responsible for providing support in discrete legal issues by advising the organization, drafting undertakings and structuring remedies for the relevant issues. This professional may also be engaged in helping to analyze and collect evidence and schedule staff hearings. Some of the responsibilities that need to be handled by him/her:

Conduct legal analysis and research on various legal matters/ Act as primary interface between external lawyers and internal project management team.

Provide legal advice for drafting and negotiating construction contracts, warranties/third party rights, subcontractor guarantees, and other construction documentations.

Provide advice on different legal issues and assist in drafting legal opinions, memoranda and other legal documents.

Be actively involved in preparing different acts and legal submissions and draft the authoritative legal opinions as well.

Conduct legal research by utilizing various resources and selecting the relevant material to analyze the legal information.

Assist in reviewing the legal material and any other relevant documents and to identify the most important issues that need to be sorted out on a priority basis.

Draw up formalities regarding the settlement of disputes/claims and monitor the implementation of the legal clauses.

Strategic advice relating to the disputes/claims arising out of the Contract.
Assist the management in reviewing the contracts, mediate dispute or advise about corporate management.

On-going contractual advice and legal knowledge creation and sharing with Project team

Advice relating to Dispute Board Referrals including representation and attendance in hearings when Referrals are made.

Advice relating to mediation and attendance of mediation meetings if requested.

Advice relating to recovery/protection of the advance payment guarantees.

Advice relating to Arbitration, including filing for arbitration, nomination of arbitrators and initiating the proceedings.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

Legal Advisor is responsible to support THRCP Executive Director for Legal issues of the project especially in Contracts

Final Product

Ensure strategic solutions are advised to all disputes/claims arising

Successful achievement of overall strategic program goals of THRCP.

Effective support to the MPW to ensure achievement of overall program goals.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Master’s Degree in Law, Contract Management or another relevant topic is required

Bachelor’s Degree in Law or Contract Management with 7 years of relevant work experience in large infrastructure projects may be considered.

Job Keywords:

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