Senior Policy Advisor to MoMP/Policy and Programs Deputy Minister

  Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP)
Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1165
Date Posted:Apr 9, 2017
Reference:MoMP/PSU/Senior Policy Advisor to Policy and Programs Deputy Minister
Closing Date:Apr 22, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Adviser
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

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 Ministry of Mines and Petroleum is seeking an Afghan national for the post of Senior Policy Adviser in the office of the Deputy Minister, Policy and Programs. The Senior Policy Advisor will be responsible to the Deputy Minister, policy and Programs and will work closely with other advisers and colleagues in the Ministry on a range of programs and activities to address the challenges and opportunities for the sustainable development and governance of Afghanistan’s mineral and hydrocarbon resources and extractive industries in line with international best practice.

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

organizational and planning skills

communication skills

information gathering and monitoring skills

problem analysis and problem solving skills

judgment and decision-making ability



team member

attention to detail and accuracy


Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Develop an action plan on Policy Advisory based on job description.
2. Provide advice and support in all matters related to policy formulation and implementation affecting the extractive industries in Afghanistan
3. Assist in the drafting and revision of policies and other technical documentation
4. Undertake assigned research relating to policy in the extractive industries
5. Undertake collaborative work with other advisers and Ministry colleagues on a variety of projects
6. Performing any other tasks assigned by the Policy and Programs Deputy Minister on the basis of laws, regulations and objectives of organization.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Master’s degree in public policy, political economy, government, or a related field

Work experience in Afghanistan

At least 5 years’ experience in policy development in the public sector

Experience of project-based work

Ability to draft policies and other technical documentation

Research skills

English language skills

Time management skills

Good communication skills

Office administrative and computing skills

Flexibility and enthusiasm

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

S/he should possess excellent writing, editing, and speaking skills in Dari, Pashto and English.

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.

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