Re- advertised Sr. Legal Specialist (Corporate Lawyer)

  Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP)
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 317
Date Posted:Aug 6, 2019
Reference:MoMP/TAPI/Sr. Legal Specialist (Corporate Lawyer)
Closing Date:Aug 12, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Legal
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 - 7 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

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 Senior Legal Specialist (Corporate Lawyer) will be responsible for the legal issues related to corporations working with TAPI Gas Pipeline Project, especially in territory of Afghanistan. The corporate lawyer will be writing memos on corporate affairs and proposing solutions, in case of standstill situation. The said lawyer will be communicating corporate issues with TPCL and stakeholders of TAPI.

Skills Required:

Efficiency and organisation

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:


High command in written and spoken Dari/Pashto and English languages.

Computer Skills:

Competency with Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Sr. Legal Specialist (Corporate Lawyer) will be responsible for assisting TAPI Project Director and Afghanistan’s team of TAPI mainly for the following issues:

 Ensuring the legality of commercial transactions.

 Communication with corporations working on TAPI Project in Afghanistan on issues of corporate affairs.

 Communication with local and law enforcing bodies regarding legal matters.

 Legal assistance and cooperation with project consultant(s).

 Getting/collecting and presenting all the necessary documentation to the related departments of Afghanistan during the resettlement and compensation related lawsuits.

 Helping the clients to achieve their business goals while meeting the legalities bound by agreements of TAPI and Afghanistan Law.

 Liaising with relevant organizations to discuss any vague points of related issue.

 Providing legal advice and technical feedback on legal documents of the TAPI Gas Pipeline Project

 Preparing/drafting legal documents/memorandums;

 Preparing reports to keep the office and stakeholders up-to-date on the legal issues of the project

 Recording and keeping confidential all the documents, information and issues of the TAPI Project Office.

 Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


At least Bachelor’s Degree in Law or equivalent. The holder of higher degree will be having the priority for selection. The knowledge of aspects of contract law, tax law, law on securities, bankruptcy, intellectual property rights, licensing, accounting and the laws specific to the business of Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, knowledge on execution of legal documents and strong knowledge of Afghanistan’s law are essential for this position.

7 years of relevant experience. Preference will be given to candidates with additional years of experience or Master’s degree.

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