Sr. Contract Compliance Adviser

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 406
Date Posted:May 9, 2019
Reference:MoMP/PSU/GDP/Sr. Contract Compliance Adviser
Closing Date:May 23, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Adviser
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 - 10 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):

Founded: 1923

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 objective of the Senior Contract Compliance Adviser shall be to advise the GDP in commercial, technical, operational and strategic matters regarding the regulation and development of the oil and gas sector in Afghanistan, to include future tender activities. In particular the adviser shall give priority to providing recommendations on the administration of existing Exploration and Production Sharing Contracts (EPSCs), other hydrocarbon projects and to the organizational structure and procedures of the GDP. In addition to recommendations, the adviser shall be responsible for mentoring and training GDP staff with a priority placed on the transfer practical skills required for contract administration.

Skills Required:

Contract Management

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

  • Identify and define technical and administrative problems, identify and evaluate alternative solutions, and select and implement the best alternative
  • Prepare plan correction reports
  • Review proposed projects to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Contractor Communications. The Senior Contract Compliance Adviser assists GDP in all official communications with contractors and shall draft/review, send, receive, and archive all official GDP correspondence with contractors. The adviser shall assist other directorates responsible to coordinate with other government agencies as needed to ensure timely correspondence.
  2. Contractor Assistance. The Senior Contract Compliance Adviser shall facilitate the contractual obligations of the Afghan government by coordination with other ministries and agencies. Tasks include the issuance of visas, customs clearances, import licenses, permits and approvals, provision of security forces, and assistance in the approval of environmental reports.
  3. Community Engagement. The Adviser shall act as a liaison between local populations and contractors for the purposes of hiring labor and compensation for land use and damages, and act as a liaison between local businesses and contractors for procurement.
  4. Contractor Reporting. The Adviser shall track deadlines for submission of contractor reports and communicate with contractor regarding upcoming submission deadlines to ensure reports are submitted in a timely manner. The adviser shall coordinate with other directorates to review quality and content of contractor reports for compliance with GDP requirements and request additional information if needed.
  5. General Contractor Compliance.

·      Ensure that the contractor is in compliance with non-technical and non-financial components of the EPSC, including ensuring that the GDP receives and archives copies of all contractors’ subcontracts, ensuring contractor complies with EPSC training requirements, ensuring GDP receives copies of contractor insurance, ensuring contractor interests in EPSC are not transferred without MoMP approval. 

·      Coordinate with the Technical Directorate to ensure contractor complies with good oil field practices and other technical and operational requirements, including minimum exploration program and minimum production requirements. 

·      Coordinate with the Contract Finance department to ensure contractor makes all required payments, including bonuses, royalty payments, and production sharing payments, surface rental fees, and income taxes. 

·      Assist and Ensure Contract Finance department to review and analyze the Work Program and Work Program Budgets, Assess the Calculation of Accumulated Expenditures and Accumulated Revenue for calculating R-Factor, Analyzing contractor’s External Audit Report and communicates with External Auditors of Ministry’s highly concerned issues, Assess the Calculation of Accumulated Expenditures and Accumulated Revenue for calculating R-Factor

·      The adviser shall coordinate with NEPA to ensure contractor complies with all relevant requirements under Afghanistan’s environmental laws and regulations.

·      Record instances of noncompliance and report them to GDP.

  1. Operations and Human Capital Development Services

The contractor shall be responsible for providing qualified personnel to advise and assist the GDP Director General, Directors and HR Officers in recruiting and developing Afghan staff. Associated tasks would encompass a broad suite of services to include;

·      Assist in the assessment of GDP capabilities, prioritization of GDP needs, identification of promising GDP employees, and the development of short-term and strategic training plans

·      Coordinate activities with other advisers and donor agencies to facilitate the strategic training plan

·      Develop and implement metrics to track the progress of GDP capability to fulfill mission unilaterally

·      Assist to develop and implement metrics to track the development of GDP personnel

·      Assist to develop and implement an orientation program for new recruits that convey the authorities and responsibilities of the GDP directorates, current activities and objectives of the GDP, and the expected contributions of new recruits.

·      Advise GDP personnel on the execution of daily GDP operations and the delineation of responsibilities and authorities among the directorates

·      Advise GDP leadership on organizational design, training, and budgetary issues in order for GDP to best execute its mission

7.    Perform any other tasks assigned by the GDP based on the laws, regulations, and objectives of the organization. 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Project Management, Oil and Gas Management or related studies and Master degree is highly preferred in these fields.

Minimum 10 years of work experience in project implementation, operations, administration, or related functions for Bachelor and 5 years for Master.

Extensive working experience in dealing with various reports and information analysis a distinct advantage

Experience in monitoring, control and evaluation of projects or any other project in Afghanistan or similar developing countries highly desirable

Past experience coordinating impact evaluation activities and familiarity with social-scientific research methods is an advantage

Excellent command of both oral and written English

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