Legal Officer

  Afghanistan Unspecified 270
Date Posted:Dec 20, 2010
Reference:MBAW-043 (Re-advertised)
Closing Date:Dec 30, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:General
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About MBAW/MoF:


The Budget Department within the Ministry of Finance (MoF) is responsible for the preparation of the national budget and for monitoring and reporting on its implementation. The national budget activities, at present, are largely donor/aid co-ordination function with considerable liaison and involvement of international partners. The budget is used as a major co-ordination mechanism of the Government through which it consults, agrees and articulates to all national and international stakeholders the expenditure programmes and priorities of the Government for the year ahead. The National Budget is also the primary instrument for the Government to allocate and manage its financial resources (both internal and external revenues) in a balanced, transparent and accountable manner within a short to medium term framework. The Budget Team is composed of Directorate General Budget, Budget Execution Sectors, Budget Policy, Coordination & Reporting Unit, Provincial Budgeting Unit and Program Budgeting Unit. In addition, the Project Management, Office Management and IT Units provide administrative support to the Budget Department including plan development trainings and office and logistics management. The Project Management, Office Management and IT Unit also coordinate and implement a public information strategy on the National Budget and develop mechanisms to measure and monitor the effectiveness of the delivery of Budget Department’s products and services to key stakeholders and clients.

Job Summary:

See Below

Duties & Responsibilities:

Summary of Key Functions:

• Studying and assessing financing agreements/ development cooperation agreements that are to be signed between the government of Afghanistan and donors;
• Getting legal opinions of the Ministry of Justice in terms of loans/grants of the ADB
• Brief minister/deputy ministers on financing/development cooperation agreements
• Taking part in the meetings about signing financing agreements/development cooperation agreements which are to be signed between Afghanistan and donors;
• Holding short-term training programs and liaise with the donor representatives about design and funding of training programs for the staff of AMD inside and outside of country;
• Liaise with Revenues and Customs Directorates about the issue of tax exemption of external organizations and companies who want to operate in Afghanistan and liaise with law and justice organizations in particular with the Ministry of Justice.

Other Tasks:
• Any other tasks and responsibilities as required for the implementation of the project and requested by Aid Management Director

Reporting Relationship:
Direct Reports to Aid Coordination Manager, Aid Management Director and MBAW Project Manager.

Job Requirement:

Education and Experience:
• Master’s or Bachelor Degree in law, International rights or its equivalent.
• With Master Degree Up to 3 years and with Bachelor Degree 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level.
• Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members is required.
Language Requirements:
• High knowledge of National Languages and full knowledge of English language.

Job Location:

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